Category Archives: HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE

MORNING STEAM-UP AT CHAMA

  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

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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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EVERY ONE WANTS A SAFE LOCOMOTIVE!

The Federal regulations that govern the operation of steam locomotives in the United States requires that periodic inspections be performed. These inspections are performed to ensure potential safety issues are revealed in a timely manner and any issues found are … Continue reading

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A NICE CALIFORNIA SATURDAY and MY PENTAX K 20D

Sometimes I takes a break from the shop, venture out into the sunlight, and see what is going on at OERM. Saturday was no different. I had spent an hour in the machine shop making a drill guide for Phil. … Continue reading

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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

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