Category Archives: HISTORICAL PICTURES

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

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A DISTANT MEMORY OF A PARK LOCOMOTIVE

I took a series of photographs of this “park” locomotive operating near Whittier Narrows, in an amusement park, in 1964. I think it is a relic of the Venice, California canal railroad, ca 1915. I believe someone out there may … Continue reading

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BEFORE THERE WERE SPRAYCANS ,THERE WERE POCKET KNIVES

It is a shame most visitors to Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) do not notice this small building near the Museum entrance. A visit to the building reveals many examples of old graffiti carved into the exterior siding boards. The … 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

Posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, FREIGHT CAR HISTORY, HISTORICAL PICTURES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, MODERN RAILROADS, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, THE WAY IT WAS, THEN AND NOW IN PICTURES, UPRR LOCOMOTIVE 844 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment