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    SOU #630 to Oneida, TN

    As part of Norfolk Southern Railway's 21st Century Steam program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Southern #630 hauled a steam excursion train from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN and back on a sunny November Sunday. The stout little Consolidation was used by the Southern in regular freight...
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    NKP #765 on the Wabash

    The Ft. Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Lima 2-8-4 Berkshire #765 recently pulled a "Wabash Cannonball" excursion...a steam-only (no diesel protection loco!) run from Ft. Wayne to Lafayette and back--twice--once Saturday 10/26 and again Sunday 10/27. The excursion ran over the old Wabash...
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    Old Smokey Rides Again

    RJ Corman recently fired up their Chinese-built 2-10-2 QJ steam locomotive for a run out on the Old Road. Preparations for the trip began on Thursday 7/25/13 with a run out the Belt Line in Lexington, KY to turn the locomotive on the wye near Louden Avenue. 1) RJC #2008 heads out of Rupp Yard...
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    Kentucky Derby 2013 - VIP Trains

    It's that time of year again...the first Saturday in May and the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. And that means Derby Special trains. This year's train count was down by one...RJ Corman opted not to run a special train to Churchill Downs, instead offering a KY Derby Brunch train...
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    Save the Duchess

    The "Flying Duchess" has landed in La Grange, KY as part of the nascent LaGrange Railroad Museum. The 0-6-0T "Duchess" was built in North East England in 1951 by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd. as their number 7745. The large tank engine became Meaford #2 at the Meaford Power Station at...
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    Joel Jensen, "Steam: An Enduring Legacy"

    Folks, this is a MUST ADD book for any railfan's library! Gorgeous photos well printed on heavy paper, with informative captions and some interesting commentary from John Gruber, Scott Lothes and Jeff Brouws. I bought my copy the first day I saw it in my local bookstore...awesome book...
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    Hoosier Valley/NKP #765 Railfan Photo Day

    The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum hosted Nickel Plate #765 and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society at their wonderful facility in North Judson, IN. The two organizations combined for a photo charter featuring the big Berk and a train consist of vintage freight rolling stock. The...
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    Memorial Day Weekend 2011 - Steam

    A couple of steam trips for Memorial Day Weekend 2011. First up was the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, IN. HVRM hosted Nickel Plate #765 again with excursion runs to La Crosse, IN and back. With runby's in La Crosse and plenty of room for the Big Berk to stretch her legs...
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    KY Derby 2011 - Special Trains

    After historic amounts of rainfall in April and early May, the last thing railfans in Central Kentucky expected on Derby Day was sunshine...but there it was. For a couple of hours anyway. As with the last couple of years, CSX ran a Derby Special which boarded passengers in historic Midway...
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    Snow Along the Old Road

    RJ Corman's ALCAN aluminum ingot train (empty) rolled timetable south on the former L&N "Old Road" today as the Bluegrass got yet another coating of snow. 1) RJC #3944 powers through historic Midway, KY. [Eagle-eyed railfans and Corman watchers will note the freshly painted, bright red ballast...
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    A Day Out on the TTI

    Caught a TTI coal drag today with three of the units on the point wearing the new blue and white paint scheme. With the sun playing hide-and-seek behind high clouds, light conditions were challenging but here is what I came home with. [Eagle-eyed railfans might recognize #5911 as the TTI...
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    RJ Corman Office Car Special

    I happened to stumble onto an RJ Corman OCS train in Midway, KY. Almost as soon as I spotted it, the train departed Midway; headed east (timetable south) to Lexington, so the chase was on. Rick Corman was on board the train with at least one guest...Mr. Corman and his guest both gave big...
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    Steamtown Ice Train 2011

    The Tobyhanna Ice Harvest steam train excursion returned to Steamtown in 2011 and plenty of hardy souls were out to ride and chase as CN #3254 made the run from Scranton to Tobyhanna in the Pocono Mountains. Many thanks to the crew, the Park Rangers and the volunteers at Steamtown and to the...




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