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Category Archives: DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
THE LITTLE LOCOMOTIVE AND THE BIG LIFT
These are photographs taken at RAILFAIR 91 during a demonstration of a SPRR wrecking crane. It does not appear to be a very heavy lift for the very large piece of machinery. The stack fire did not last very long … Continue reading
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UNION PACIFIC PHOTOGRAPHS
These are photographs I made of 6900’s at East Yard in Los Angeles, Ogden and Sacramento many years ago.
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
PFE ICE DOCK
These are images scanned from my 1969 Salt Lake City slides. This is a standard PFE ice dock. It is long gone. Click to enlarge images.
THE AT&SF DEPOT AT SANTA FE SPRINGS
The AT&SF depot building, formerly located at the Santa Fe Springs station, is long gone. However, a replica depot was built for display in a park within the City of Santa Fe Springs, California as part of a railroad exhibit. It … Continue reading
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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THE UNION PACIFIC “JUICE JACK” IS ALIVE AND WELL AT THE ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM
I have used the term “juice jack” as a reference to electric locomotives for as long as I can recall ( a period time becoming perilously short), but I had no idea of the roots of the term. So, I … Continue reading
ATTENTION ALL MODELERS OF NARROW GAUGE EQUIPMENT!
I have been scratch building HO scale models since about 1961. That is a long time to commit precious “spare” time to a personal interest, i.e., a hobby. Since, most of the time, I am of sound mind, there must … Continue reading
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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