Category Archives: RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES

UNION PACIFIC TRACK MAINTENANCE AT ROCK RIVER, WYOMING

The safety and efficiency of a railroad depends heavily upon the standards of  track maintenance established and kept by the railroad management. The appearance of the right-of-way is a clue to a railroad’s philosophy of track maintenance. The general appearance … Continue reading

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A GREAT FIND AT A UNION PACIFIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY SWAP MEET

It is with great anticipation and the hope of a “great find”, that I enter the room where the UNION PACIFIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY’s annual swap meet is being held. I had barely entered the room and I was immediately  sure … 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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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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ECHO CANYON SCENES AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Several years ago, I slowly worked my way up Echo Canyon road, all the while synchronizing my thoughts to the vibrations of history which permeate the canyon. The frantic race with the Central Pacific for maximum miles of construction, that … Continue reading

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ANOTHER HOT WORKDAY AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM

The weather report the night before assured me the temperature on the morrow in Perris would be low enough for me to work in the machine shop. They were wrong, but I wanted to complete the job I had left … 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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A FEW MINUTES AT EGBERT, NEBRASKA

A few years ago, as I was heading east to North Platte on US 30, I pulled off the highway at egbert. For me, it was just a name on maps of the Union Pacific Railroad and I wanted to … Continue reading

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