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  1. Daylight in Nightlight

    Daylight in Nightlight

    The SP 4449 rests at the Intermodel Station in Milwaukee before continuing it's journey west the following day.
  2. Foggy departure

    Foggy departure

    UP 844 departs North Platte in a heavy fog with the Shiloh Limited.
  3. SP 4449

    SP 4449

    4449 passes under the new generic signals at Porter Junction. These recently replaced all the old NYC signals here.
  4. SP 4449

    SP 4449

    SP 4449 makes its way through downtown Chicago after cutting off its train.
  5. SP 4449

    SP 4449

    SP 4449 passes the historic water tower at Riverside, IL.
  6. 4449 Through the Gorge

    4449 Through the Gorge

    Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 leads an excurtion train on it's way to Michigan.
  7. SP 4449 at Mocassin Creek

    SP 4449 at Mocassin Creek

    Southern Pacific 4449 crosses the creek at Mocassin, California in June of 1999. The Daylight 4-8-4 is heading home to Portland via the BNSF Gateway Sub.
  8. SP&S 700 Santa Train

    SP&S 700 Santa Train

    The SP&S 700 (4-8-4) pulling up to the BNSF Christmas Party in Vancouver, WA today. Lots of happy children and families were present, as were a lot of happy (and very cold) railfans! I was so choked up by the 700's impressive approach (the crew really put on a GREAT show) that words...
  9. 2100 on the ground

    2100 on the ground

    While preparing to ship 2100 off to eastern Washington for its uncertain future it went for a little run around the Port of Tacoma. They derailed on this curve near Tote down on the tideflats. After spending hours rerailing the loco they derailed it about 500 yards later on another sharp curve
  10. CP 3101 (4-8-4)

    CP 3101 (4-8-4)

    IPSCO doesn't scrap everything they receive - this steamer for instance was put on display, while its cousins became beer cans. The English Magazine "Steam Railway" is reporting that the Canadian Pacific Railroad is to restore the 1928 Canadian built 4-8-4 3101 with a budget of 1M...
  11. Chesapeake and Ohio Greenbrier 614

    Chesapeake and Ohio Greenbrier 614

    Chesapeake and Ohio J-3a class 4-8-4 #614. The last Greenbrier 4-8-4 built by Lima rest during an excursion at the B&O Railroad Museum at Baltimore, Md in Feb, 1992. I bought this at a train show 10 years later. It was renumbered 611 before retirement in 1956. It was reactivated during the...
  12. Kiddieland Steam Power

    Kiddieland Steam Power

    They had the steam power out today on the railroad at Kiddieland. I didn't even know they had a steam engine, a coal burning streamlined 4-8-4. The train has just pulled out of the station is is crossing the parking lot to loop around the park.
  13. I want to live in this house....

    I want to live in this house....

    Milwaukee Road 261 running down the street in Oshkosh WI September 1993.
  14. Steam Loco Meet

    Steam Loco Meet

    Cotton Belt 819 meets St Louis Iron Mountain and Southern 5 (2-4-2, 1946 H. K. Porter) at Delta MO. The 819 is on the way to St Louis for the 1990 NRHS Convention
  15. Chessie Steam Special

    Chessie Steam Special

  16. Chessie Steam Special

    Chessie Steam Special

  17. Chessie Steam Special

    Chessie Steam Special

    Riverdale IL 07/09/78
  18. Chessie Steam Special

    Chessie Steam Special

  19. Chessie Steam Special

    Chessie Steam Special

    07/30/77 Runby at Willow Creek IN

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