Author Archives: THE OLD MACHINIST
These are photographs taken at RAILFAIR 91 during a demonstration of a SPRR wrecking crane. It does not appear to be a very heavy lift for the very large piece of machinery. The stack fire did not last very long … Continue reading
These are photographs I made of 6900’s at East Yard in Los Angeles, Ogden and Sacramento many years ago.
These are images of the preparations of the locomotives used for a snow plowing train at Chama, New Mexico. I do not recall the exact date, but I believe they were taken in the 1980’s. The C&TS RR opened … Continue reading
These photographs were made during a visit to Durango, Colorado in 1965. Enjoy! The Old Machinist
These are images scanned from my 1969 Salt Lake City slides. This is a standard PFE ice dock. It is long gone. Click to enlarge images.
The AT&SF depot building, formerly located at the Santa Fe Springs station, is long gone. However, a replica depot was built for display in a park within the City of Santa Fe Springs, California as part of a railroad exhibit. It … Continue reading
I took a series of photographs of this “park” locomotive operating near Whittier Narrows, in an amusement park, in 1964. I think it is a relic of the Venice, California canal railroad, ca 1915. I believe someone out there may … Continue reading
I have been using these images of a CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD snow clearance train, that I obtained while I was a paying paying rider of the charter train that followed, as my computer screen saver file. They deserve … Continue reading