Category Archives: RAILROADS AT WORK

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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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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METRO’S BLUE LINE WILLOW St. STATION IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

My wife has breast cancer and is receiving chemotherapy at the Todd Cancer center in Long Beach. The Metro blue line runs nearby and I walked over to the Willow St. station to check it out. I spent a little … Continue reading

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OLD IMAGES OF THE UPRR YARD AT LOS NIETOS, CALIFORNIA

  I photographed this SPRR switching yard, located in the small town of Los Nietos, California, fifty years ago. I still live nearby and recently, as I scanned the B&W negatives from that time in my life, I became curious … Continue reading

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