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    Arlington, WA NP Depot

    Hello all, it's been awhile since I've posted. I was wondering if anyone knows where the old Northern Pacific Railway Depot from Arlington, WA is located. I recall reading that it had been moved offsite to private property a number of years ago (2005, perhaps?). I live in the Arlington area...
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    Everett's Bumblebee Special May Roll Again...

    Latest development in the ongoing saga of the miniature Previous threads on this operation...
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    Diamond that is a little higher than other is??? I don't know if this link will work, but if it does, here's a photo of that flange bearing frog.
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    Diamond that is a little higher than other is???

    If I remember correctly, at Disney California Adventure theme park, the frogs for the passing tracks on the Red Car Trolley use this same flange - bearing technology. Might be worth a look if you happen to visit.
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    Northwest Spokane: street industrial tracks history/photos?

    There is an article on the railroads of Spokane in a 1950's issue of Railroad Magazine (there is a picture of a red Inland Empire Electric car on the cover of the issue). IIRC, it was the July 1956 issue. I have that issue in my collection at home. Perhaps there's some photos of what you're...
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    Coast Guard sends 6 ALCo's to rescue Antarctic ships There's a couple videos on Youtube of this very ship in action.
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    Park Train Grade Crossing Incident

    Just in case this hasn't been posted here already: Try explaining this to the insurance company. :eek: (Mods, if this has already been posted, feel free to remove).
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    Comment by 'weekendrailroader' in media 'Spirit of St. Louis'

    And how I miss her up here in the Seattle area.
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    Comment by 'weekendrailroader' in media 'Spirit of St. Louis'

    This locomotive actually used to pull the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train in WA State. If I recall, the "Spirit of St. Louis" was an airplane. :)
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    Oh gosh, new meaning for "ski train" Better hope that you don't hit a switch!
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    Paid graffiti

    WOW! A double decker cable car?! :D
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    "Oregon on Wheels" exhibition car ca. 1891

    Sadly, I saw Mr. Wing's memorial wreath at a model train show in February. :(
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    Shay #7 leaves Camp 6 - Tacoma, WA

    Apparently, a few of the artifacts at Camp 6 are still looking for new homes. Two of the logging bunk houses showed up in the free section of craigslist the other day:
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    Empire Builder Heritage Heads Up!

    Yep, that's the consist alright! Good catch Ragnar! :)
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    Empire Builder Heritage Heads Up!

    I just saw the train from work. I had a pair of binoculars, but no camera. I'm just hoping someone else does manage to snap a photo. :) 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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