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VARIATIONS OF ENGINE TRAIN NUMBER INDICATORS

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The placement of the train number indicator on the top of the smokebox by the stack is an iconoclastic signature of UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD locomotives. It may come as a surprise to learn that this was only one of several … 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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A RECENT DAY AT CAJON PASS SUMMIT

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I have been photographing trains in the Cajon Pass since about 1960. I have observed many changes to the right-of-way over the years and recently I returned to Summit Station area for an update. While there, I photographed a BNSF … Continue reading

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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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RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM

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These photographs are mere teasers. You must visit OERM for the details!

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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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