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    Union Pacific Railroad Unveils Experimental Locomotive to Test Emissions-Reduction Te

    Newspaper article and photos at: http://granitebaypt.com/detail/216378.html
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    Swafford’s imagination at work........to you think GE ever make the ES55AC?

    A few months ago Trains magazine had a pretty good article on why super high horsepower engines do not fit into the future needs of railroads. Basically it boils down to that if you have a train with three conventional locomotives and one fails, they can still get over the road to the next...
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    Caterpillar - Owner of EMD Locomotives

    Prime movers are still being assembled at McCook IL.
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    Trains Magazine Complete Collection 1940-2010

    I have access to the hard copies and quite frankly I prefer the digital! A lot easier to search thru even with Trains rather clunky search function. Right now the hard copies are boxed up as I figure out what to do with them.
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    What state is this?
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    New Cascades Talgo

    Looks just like the set recently built for Wisconsin that they've decided to put into storage. Maybe they can get them cheap!
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    Best City or State to live in for rail fanning?

    I quickly discovered that it was far faster to drive across town using the side roads than use the expressways. I could get from the suburb of Watauga where I lived to downtown Ft Worth in 15-20 minutes, plus I could check out the railroads along the way
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    Best City or State to live in for rail fanning?

    Since I live near Chicago you'd think that I'd nominate the area (too costly, too hard to get around), but instead I'd recommend Ft Worth TX. I lived there for 4 years in the late 90's and what I really loved about it was accessibility, I could get from one end of the city to another in about...




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