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
Posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, NARROW GAUGE RAILROADS, NEVER AGAIN TO BE SEEN, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, STEEP GRADES, THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, THE WAY IT WAS
Tagged A HISTORY LESSON, A VERY OLD S.P. ENGINEHOUSE, COMPETENCE IS A MUST HERE!, HOW DID THEY DO THAT?, NARROW GAUGE CARS, RARE APPEARANCE, STEAM-UP BEGINS
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
Posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, RESTORED RAILROAD EQUIPMENT, STANDARD GAUGE RAILROADS, STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, THE WAY IT WAS, VC-2 STEAM ENGINE PICTURES
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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
Posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, FREIGHT CAR HISTORY, HISTORICAL PICTURES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, MODERN RAILROADS, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, THE WAY IT WAS, THEN AND NOW IN PICTURES, UPRR LOCOMOTIVE 844
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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
Posted in HISTORICAL PICTURES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHS, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, RESTORED RAILROAD EQUIPMENT, STANDARD GAUGE RAILROADS, THE WAY IT WAS
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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