Category Archives: TRACK MAINTENANCE

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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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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THE CLICKETY-CLACK SOUND IS LONG GONE

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The romantic lore of the history of the railroads has within it the “clickety-clack” sound produced as the steel wheels of railroad cars roll over the rail joints and this sound is widely associated by people to railroads. Except, today … Continue reading

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