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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Today, the new THOMAS F. GROSE ARCHIVAL FACILITY was dedicated with a ceremony held at the ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM, located in Perris, California. I made it a priority to attend and I did. While there, I photographed the scene as the ceremony … Continue reading
It was a sunny day at OERM, I felt like goofing-off, and my camera was in the car. I walked “out back” and randomly photographed what I encountered. Here is some of what resulted from my trip into the past. … Continue reading
A steam locomotive whistle collector loaned a six chime whistle to the Steam Crew at the ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM (OERM) this weekend and it was promptly installed on our 2-6-2 Prairie locomotive, the VC 2. I worked in the … Continue reading
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Today, (Saturday, eleven, september) the UNION PACIFIC RR Family Day picnic was held at OERM. These were two of the restored locomotives operated for the event. I think we are looking good! Visit OERM and see for yourself. We are … Continue reading
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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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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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Very little is simple and without complications when you are making replacement parts for an 1881, Baldwin built, 2-6-2 Prairie type steam locomotive and I would not have it any other way. The fabrication of four new brass oil cups … Continue reading
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These photographs are mere teasers. You must visit OERM for the details!
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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