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PFE ICE DOCK

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.  

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MORE CT&S SNOWPLOW 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

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THE UNDERSIDE OF A UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD FLAT CAR

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

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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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EVERY ONE WANTS A SAFE LOCOMOTIVE!

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

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COUPLERS

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

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RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM

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 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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BUILDING RAILROAD BRIDGES

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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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