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  1. Bill Anderson

    Trains of Edmonds, Washington

    Thanks for clarifying that.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

    Quite a lineup. I have not seen a War(p) Bonnet pass through town in some time.
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    Trains of Edmonds, Washington

    Health issues have kept me from leaving the house this spring and for much of the summer. Wednesday afternoon (7-17-19) my son and I finally made it down to the marsh to photograph birds and passing trains. Chicago bound Empire Builder (Amtrak #8). Southbound (tt/west) local. Note the...
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    Where is the Omaha Posse?

    Which one would you rather be riding behind? ;)
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    UP 4014 BIG BOY.

    Maybe a private group associated with a museum will restore #9000 in the future.
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    New Passenger Trains in Cuba

    Cuba is rebuilding/upgrading its rail passenger service with equipment from China and Russia. The photos of the Chinese diesels are interesting. China made a large purchase of GE diesels from the US in the mid-late 1980's. I assume that is why these home grown Chinese units look very much...
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    Kalama to get a locomotive

    Looked up the loco: it is a class O3 2-8-2 (Mikado).
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    Rail served lumber yards/saw mills.

    Back in the 50's and 60's my grandfather collected a number of books about lumber and saw mills in the Pacific Northwest region of the US. Some of these books (or reprints) look like they might be available on Amazon.
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    UP 4014 BIG BOY.

    Good shots. Just a pipe dream, but I wish the UP or a private group would restore 4-12-2 #9000, the sole survivor of its class, to service. That would compete the set of iconic UP steam locomotives in operation. Bowing to reality, I'm sure...
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    For 40 Years, Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes

    Not all staged train wrecks stopped in the 1930's.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

    Itsed65 invented the compression obsession.
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    IAIS 6988 Menlo, IA 6-29-2019

    Good photos. Is the 6988 a Chinese engine manufactured in DaTong?
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    New member.

    Welcome aboard. I have run into rail enthusiasts from the UK touring the US. With the miracle of the intern, they know as much about US railroads as I do.
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    Sri Lanka Railways

    Sounds good. Keep posting photos. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to