Category Archives: RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES

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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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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MAY, 1969 AND THE SURVIVER POSES AT OGDEN

I found this image as I was browsing my files and I could not resist sharing it with you. The title refers to the amazing fact this locomotive is the only steam locomotive never “set aside” by a Class I railroad in … Continue reading

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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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