Category Archives: ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHS

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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OUT BACK AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM

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

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RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM

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 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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NEW OIL CUPS FOR THE “EMMA NEVADA”

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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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RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM

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These photographs are mere teasers. You must visit OERM for the details!

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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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