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  1. Amtrak - Texas Eagle

    Amtrak - Texas Eagle

    Amtrak's Texas Eagle races through Missouri farmlands.
  2. Amtrak - Adirondack

    Amtrak - Adirondack

    Amtrak's Adirondack skirts the edge of Lake Champlain.
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    Comment by 'John Ryan' in media 'Amtrak - Coast Starlight'

    Bryon, This was drawn freehand in Adobe Illustrator. Given that this is the third illustration I've completed, it only too five or six hours. That includes recycling the Superliners from a prior illustration.
  4. Amtrak - Coast Starlight

    Amtrak - Coast Starlight

    Amtrak's Coast Starlight winds its way through the mountains after a fresh snowfall.
  5. Twice Monthly

    Twice Monthly

    Little 102 of Kentucky and Tennessee comes out only several times a month to move freight for her owners.
  6. West of Little Rock

    West of Little Rock

    Little Rock & Western's weatherbeaten Geep heads up a small westbound on the line to Danville.
  7. Fort Smith Railroad

    Fort Smith Railroad

    One of Fort Smith Railroad's two GP20's awaits the day's activities. The ornate green building behind the locomotive is a brothel.
  8. Jewelry, Guns, Knives, and Alcos

    Jewelry, Guns, Knives, and Alcos

    Arkansas and Missouri's southbound Monett Turn passes signs for a dubious establishment.
  9. Power for the Grade

    Power for the Grade

    Six Alco C420's fight upgrade with a train on the outskirts of Monett, MO.
  10. Rolling


    Alco C420 60 has an easy time of things on the Arkansas and Missouri's welded rail.
  11. Still Smoking

    Still Smoking

    Two ex-Belt Railway of Chicago Alco Centuries charge around Springdale, Akansas, with
  12. Loading Up

    Loading Up

    A Kansas City Southern crew boards a ballast train in preparation for dumping ballast south towards Pittsburg, Kansas
  13. Wide Nose Wings

    Wide Nose Wings

    A westbound Union Pacific train has trackage rights over joint BNSF - NS trackage in Missouri
  14. Orange and Blue

    Orange and Blue

    A westbound BNSF train streaks through Norborne, MO.
  15. Flatlands


    A westbound NS manifest freight passes the old station sign in Norborne, MO. 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 - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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