Category Archives: MODERN RAILROADS

MORE CT&S SNOWPLOW IMAGES

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

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ECHO CANYON SCENES AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Several years ago, I slowly worked my way up Echo Canyon road, all the while synchronizing my thoughts to the vibrations of history which permeate the canyon. The frantic race with the Central Pacific for maximum miles of construction, that … Continue reading

Posted in CONTEMPORARY RAILROADING, DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, MODERN RAILROADS, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, STANDARD GAUGE RAILROADS, STEEP GRADES, THE WAY IT WAS | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

METRO’S BLUE LINE WILLOW St. STATION IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

My wife has breast cancer and is receiving chemotherapy at the Todd Cancer center in Long Beach. The Metro blue line runs nearby and I walked over to the Willow St. station to check it out. I spent a little … Continue reading

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COUPLERS

It is almost banal to state the obvious, couplers are an essential part of railroad technology. They must withstand the pulling force of the locomotive as well as the buffing forces imparted by the operation of the train over a … Continue reading

Posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, FREIGHT CAR HISTORY, HISTORICAL PICTURES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, MODERN RAILROADS, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, THE WAY IT WAS, THEN AND NOW IN PICTURES, UPRR LOCOMOTIVE 844 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment