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    What kind of horn is this? (on BNSF #2083)

    I hear a variety of horns throughout the day, some more melodious than others. This morning BNSF 2083 went by in Seattle and I thought, "wow, that's a nice sounding horn!" Can anyone tell me what kind of horn is on the #2083? Here's the best pic I could find online...
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    Has technology really made the hobby (and your life) better?

    Ok, this is not a new or very profound topic. But as I was sitting here looking at old photos in the "nostalgia" section on trainorders, I got to thinking that the railfan hobby was just as fun, and maybe more fun, back before digital technology invaded our lives. Digital cameras are fine, but...
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    N.P. Railway University?

    Northern Pacific (Railway) University? I was riding my bike past the U of Washington (Seattle) campus last friday evening on the popular Burke-Gilman trail. As the locals know, it was built on a former Northern Pacific branch. To my annoyance, a film crew had part of the trail blocked...
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    Camp 6 Logging Museum (WA) -- video from the 80's

    After work some nights I don't have much energy left for anything, so I find an interesting YouTube video to watch. Tonight I found this old one (from the 80's) showing an operating Shay locomotive (#7), at the Camp 6 Logging Museum in Tacoma, WA. My understanding is that the Shay is currently...
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    Polson #70 at Mt Rainier -- When is first expected excursion?

    Noticed on another forum that Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad (Elbe, WA) has about completed restoration of Polson Logging #70. Question: Does anyone know when the first scheduled, public operation of the engine will be? I noticed there is a "triple-header" scheduled for May 21 of this year that...
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    C.M.St.P.&P. -- The Everett Line (WA)

    In another thread on the Milwaukee in western Washington, I was asked: "Just out of curiosity, you wouldn't happen to have train order No. 208, dated April 5, 1935 addressed to Extra 7201 West and copied at Duvall, Wash. in your little cigar box would you?" Since it's a new topic, thought I...




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