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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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SOMEHOW THIS DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT

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I have driven by this spot many times, but recently I stopped to take a closer look at this misaligned section of track hoping to find a clue to the reason for the misalignment. No luck in this, instead, I … Continue reading

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WHOOPS! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

This photo has a little bit of history attached to it. The Santa Fe Railroad Historical & Modeling Society, Western Archive, donated materials related to the Union Pacific Railroad to the Union Pacific Historical Society and these materials came into … 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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SOMETHING DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT; BETTER CHECK IT OUT.

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It was 1968 and my Wife’s brother was home on leave. We had decided to show Joe a little bit of the high desert in the Antelope Valley area and we were headed home in the late afternoon when I … Continue reading

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FIRE ON SHERMAN GRADE

IN 1967 WE WERE ON A VACATION TRIP TO RIDGEFARM, ILLINOIS AND STAYING THE NIGHT IN CHEYENNE AT A MOTEL ACROSS THE STREET FROM TOWER A (A FOAMERS DREAM SPOT). WE DECIDED TO GO ON AN EVENING DRIVE WEST ON … Continue reading

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