Category Archives: HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE

THE CLICKETY-CLACK SOUND IS LONG GONE

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The romantic lore of the history of the railroads has within it the “clickety-clack” sound produced as the steel wheels of railroad cars roll over the rail joints and this sound is widely associated by people to railroads. Except, today … Continue reading

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BUILDING RAILROAD BRIDGES

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We were driving East on the Riverside Freeway and we reduced our speed to a crawl because of freeway construction. At slower speeds, one can look at the scenery without much concern as long as you do not overdo it. … Continue reading

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SOMEHOW THIS DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT

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I have driven by this spot many times, but recently I stopped to take a closer look at this misaligned section of track hoping to find a clue to the reason for the misalignment. No luck in this, instead, I … Continue reading

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BIG CHANGE IN CAJON PASS

THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD EXERCISED THEIR RIGHT TO A ROUTE THROUGH THE CAJON PASS BY CONSTRUCTING A NEW LINE FROM COLTON TO PALMDALE. THE NEW LINE SAW ITS FIRST REVENUE FREIGHT TRAIN IN 1967. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, I MADE TRIPS TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE … Continue reading

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EARLY DAYS AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM

I was not yet a member of the museum during the time these photographs were taken as I was busy with my new career and family. However, I managed to get some time set aside to visit interesting places on … Continue reading

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