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    May 2020 Photo Contest - Show us your best photo!

    I call this one "Midnight Fire Up". Featuring the Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad's Porter #5. It was a dark night, no other lights at the shop. Once I got enough steam to run the dynamo, I set up my camera on a tripod, opened the shutter, and walked alongside of the engine with a hand held flash. My...
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    Baldwin locomotive mechanical drawings

    Folks this is my first post. Several years ago one of the publications, (I think either Live Steam or Locomotive and Railway Preservation) advertised for sale a set of three ring binders that had the mechanical drawings and specifications for Baldwin built steam locomotives. Does anyone out...
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    Need info about some coupling pins

    I work for the water department herevin Tacoma Washington. A few months ago one of our crews was working on the water mains down on St. Paul Ave. Which is located in the industrial part of town. During the excavation they found these two coupling pins that appear to possably be from thev old...




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