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These are images scanned from my 1969 Salt Lake City slides. This is a standard PFE ice dock. It is long gone. Click to enlarge 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
It is not common behavior of visitors to the ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM (OERM) to stoop over and observe the undersides of freight cars. This is unfortunate as there is a lot of important things to be seen. I have … Continue reading
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
The Federal regulations that govern the operation of steam locomotives in the United States requires that periodic inspections be performed. These inspections are performed to ensure potential safety issues are revealed in a timely manner and any issues found are … Continue reading
It is almost banal to state the obvious, couplers are an essential part of railroad technology. They must withstand the pulling force of the locomotive as well as the buffing forces imparted by the operation of the train over a … Continue reading
A steam locomotive whistle collector loaned a six chime whistle to the Steam Crew at the ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM (OERM) this weekend and it was promptly installed on our 2-6-2 Prairie locomotive, the VC 2. I worked in the … Continue reading