Tag Archives: MODERN RAILROADS

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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ECHO CANYON SCENES AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Several years ago, I slowly worked my way up Echo Canyon road, all the while synchronizing my thoughts to the vibrations of history which permeate the canyon. The frantic race with the Central Pacific for maximum miles of construction, that … Continue reading

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A FEW MINUTES AT EGBERT, NEBRASKA

A few years ago, as I was heading east to North Platte on US 30, I pulled off the highway at egbert. For me, it was just a name on maps of the Union Pacific Railroad and I wanted to … Continue reading

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METRO’S BLUE LINE WILLOW St. STATION IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

My wife has breast cancer and is receiving chemotherapy at the Todd Cancer center in Long Beach. The Metro blue line runs nearby and I walked over to the Willow St. station to check it out. I spent a little … Continue reading

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