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NEW OIL CUPS FOR THE “EMMA NEVADA”

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Very little is simple and without complications when you are making replacement parts for an 1881, Baldwin built, 2-6-2 Prairie type steam locomotive and I would not have it any other way. The fabrication of four new brass oil cups … Continue reading

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SOMEHOW THIS DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT

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I have driven by this spot many times, but recently I stopped to take a closer look at this misaligned section of track hoping to find a clue to the reason for the misalignment. No luck in this, instead, I … Continue reading

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WHOOPS! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

This photo has a little bit of history attached to it. The Santa Fe Railroad Historical & Modeling Society, Western Archive, donated materials related to the Union Pacific Railroad to the Union Pacific Historical Society and these materials came into … Continue reading

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BIG CHANGE IN CAJON PASS

THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD EXERCISED THEIR RIGHT TO A ROUTE THROUGH THE CAJON PASS BY CONSTRUCTING A NEW LINE FROM COLTON TO PALMDALE. THE NEW LINE SAW ITS FIRST REVENUE FREIGHT TRAIN IN 1967. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, I MADE TRIPS TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE … Continue reading

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SPEEDER TURN-AROUND

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My wife and I visited Silverton, Colorado on our trip home  after attending the 2012 Union Pacific Historical Society convention held at North Platte, Nebraska. While at the Silverton Depot of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad we watched … Continue reading

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THE OLD MACHINIST’S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR NOW

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THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FROM MY COLLECTION OF COLOR SLIDES. THE SELECTION WAS BASED ON NOTHING MORE THAN I LIKE THEM. I SCANNED THE SLIDES USING A plustek 7600i SCANNER WITH VueScan SOFTWARE. THE ONLY IMAGE CORRECTION DURING SCANNING WAS WHITE … Continue reading

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ADDED ATTRACTION IN STOCKTON – UPRR DERAILMENT!

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The Union Pacific Railroad Historical Society held the 1993 annual Convention in Stockton, California. The attendees were looking forward to learning more about the recently absorbed Western Pacific Railroad and the interesting history of its construction and operation. One of … Continue reading

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SOMETHING DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT; BETTER CHECK IT OUT.

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It was 1968 and my Wife’s brother was home on leave. We had decided to show Joe a little bit of the high desert in the Antelope Valley area and we were headed home in the late afternoon when I … Continue reading

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE CAJON PASS SUMMIT AREA

If you are a Southern California railfan, you know of the railroad route that goes from San Bernardino to Victorville via Cajon Pass. To the railfan-photographer it is known as an area of many locales for very dramatic pictures. To … Continue reading

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EARLY DAYS AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM

I was not yet a member of the museum during the time these photographs were taken as I was busy with my new career and family. However, I managed to get some time set aside to visit interesting places on … Continue reading

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