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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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
I have used the term “juice jack” as a reference to electric locomotives for as long as I can recall ( a period time becoming perilously short), but I had no idea of the roots of the term. So, I … Continue reading
I stopped at Medicine Bow, Wyoming to give George a look at the depot. We were on our way to Omaha and the Union Pacific Historical society convention. As a certified foamer and photographer, I checked for headlights and was … Continue reading
Posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, MODERN RAILROADS, RAILROADS AT WORK, THE WAY IT WAS, THIS IS A MODEL WAITING FOR A BUILDER, THIS IS NOT GOOD!
Tagged A BAD THING MAY HAPPEN AT WORK, A MIRACLE? NO - JUST HARD WORK!, COMPETENCE IS A MUST HERE!, LIKE SPITOONS - THIS WAY WILL LIVE FOREVER., MODERN RAILROADS, YOU WILL LIKE THESE
Sometimes I takes a break from the shop, venture out into the sunlight, and see what is going on at OERM. Saturday was no different. I had spent an hour in the machine shop making a drill guide for Phil. … Continue reading
Today, the new THOMAS F. GROSE ARCHIVAL FACILITY was dedicated with a ceremony held at the ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM, located in Perris, California. I made it a priority to attend and I did. While there, I photographed the scene as the ceremony … Continue reading
Today, (Saturday, eleven, september) the UNION PACIFIC RR Family Day picnic was held at OERM. These were two of the restored locomotives operated for the event. I think we are looking good! Visit OERM and see for yourself. We are … Continue reading
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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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We were driving East on the Riverside Freeway and we reduced our speed to a crawl because of freeway construction. At slower speeds, one can look at the scenery without much concern as long as you do not overdo it. … Continue reading
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I have been photographing trains in the Cajon Pass since about 1960. I have observed many changes to the right-of-way over the years and recently I returned to Summit Station area for an update. While there, I photographed a BNSF … Continue reading