Category Archives: THE WAY IT WAS

UPRR 6900’s

  These are photographs I made of 6900’s at East Yard in Los Angeles, Ogden and Sacramento many years ago.

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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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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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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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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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