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    A Week in Alaska

    [/I][/SIZE] cool - looking forward to more pics
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    cp kansas city terminal questions

    I just drove by there a few days ago when I was visiting from out of state: - The sign said it was a joint CP/KCS yard. Equipment appeared to be 75% KCS/25%CP - I think the CP portion was inherited from I.C.E, and before that MILW.
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    Krauss Maffei SP 9010 Runby at Brightside Crossing 06/09/2013

    Nice video! (unique engine looks like the love-child of a Baldwin Shark and an SD60)
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    Would a Laramie, WY railroad vacation rental work?

    Come to Wyoming - It Blows!! :D or Laramie WY - home of 3 things: Trains, Wind and the Coyboys (I was born in Cheyenne, so I get a pass to make fun of the place) ok - actual question - Train watching rental house. No clue what the demand is for such things - but have seen at the back of...
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    D&RGW book suggestion?

    ...yeah - that seems to happen at times... next up - thry this place - they may have more helpfull people http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/contact-us/ or http://www.drgw.net/ ND Holmes site has msc info on it...
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    D&RGW book suggestion?

    Call over to the guys at: http://www.caboosehobbies.com/ always seem to have a pretty diverse library w/ local knowledge
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    Restore Full Service on Amtrak's Sunset Limited

    wasn't that the route where Amtrak told UP they wanted to go back to full-week service, and UP told them to pay $XXXX million in infastructure upgrades for additional sidings and such - which pretty much shot the discussion down?
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    New from Alaska

    http://www.alaskarails.org/ just start reading - and don't stop till you get to the end... it's all in there...
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    New from Alaska

    Welcome aboard!
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    NS Heritage on BNSF

    Pictures here: http://ra.nilenet.com/~wlg/Rocky/news.htm
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    Monte Holm locomotive movement

    http://www.alaskarails.org/pix/former-loco/557/restore/tender/index.html Tender Information
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    Railfanning in Alaska

    To cold for trains here - they all fly south in the winter... (here - read this entire webiste - It will answer questions you didnt even know you had...) http://www.alaskarails.org/ Cheers! Matt
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    Noob research questions about train lines

    Google Image search "rail wheel section interface" Pretty much everything is 'slanty' and on straight track runs, it's more or less self aligning http://www.railway-technical.com/whlbog.shtml This seems interesting enough... except it's "Tire" and not "Tyre" bahh... >>it's essentially...
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    No advertising allowed on railcars?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35437908@N04/4426216398/ But you can apparently go nuts when it comes to locomotives Cash + Shrink wrap + anything goes (unless that's actually the new Spriderman and Western Railroad then nevermind)




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