Category Archives: NARROW GAUGE RAILROADS

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

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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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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

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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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SPEEDER TURN-AROUND

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My wife and I visited Silverton, Colorado on our trip home  after attending the 2012 Union Pacific Historical Society convention held at North Platte, Nebraska. While at the Silverton Depot of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad we watched … Continue reading

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THE OLD MACHINIST’S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR NOW

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THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FROM MY COLLECTION OF COLOR SLIDES. THE SELECTION WAS BASED ON NOTHING MORE THAN I LIKE THEM. I SCANNED THE SLIDES USING A plustek 7600i SCANNER WITH VueScan SOFTWARE. THE ONLY IMAGE CORRECTION DURING SCANNING WAS WHITE … Continue reading

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AN EXAMPLE OF USEFUL LONGEVITY

My wife and I recently rode the C&TS R.R. from Chama to Osier and back. Our train’s locomotive was the 484. On more a hope than a hunch, I looked at my 1965 slides of the then D&RGW R.R.. Sure … Continue reading

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A RECENT TRIP ON THE CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD

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My wife and I recently attended the annual convention of the UNION PACIFIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY held in North Platte, Nebraska. On our return trip, we rode a train operated by the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad located in Chama, New … Continue reading

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