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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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    Whowned the Glenwood Springs to Aspen, Colorado track?

    head over to the Colo railroad museum in Golden they sell (or at least they used to) a "Historic RR's of Colo" wall poster that has everything that ever was in Colorado: https://shop.coloradorailroadmuseum.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=2706 (and only $5.95...)
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    Whowned the Glenwood Springs to Aspen, Colorado track?

    Denver and Rio Grande was the one that was most recently there - Colorado Midland is the one the highway is built on. http://www.drgw.net/info/uploads/Main/rgmap.gif http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Colorado_Midland_Railway_map.jpg >>What was its original purpose? both - serve the...
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    Comment by 'MJLriak' in media 'Alaska Coal'

    >>>Actually that is a Rock train if its going to Seward. They come from the Rock Quarries in Palmer and wasilla. Rail it to Seward by boat where it will go by boat to Korea,Japan,and China. That photo looks like they were taken along the seward highway.
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    Alaska Coal

    Seward bound export coal train. 6/11/05, 8:50PM




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