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  1. Ogden Roadswitcher

    Ogden Roadswitcher

  2. Getting Ready To Shove

    Getting Ready To Shove

    This extreme zoom shows NS 74G on the P-Line in Bon Air getting ready to shove down the NS P-Line/N-Line connector track. This load of coal is heading over to Wilsonville to the Alabama Power Steam Plant.
  3. Compressed Air Locomotive

    Compressed Air Locomotive

    Used in many mines, compressed air locomotives provided a viable option to the use of horses or mules for moving ore cars. Per info on the description sheet, these operated off the nominal 100 psig air supply headers within the mines. Some mines had dedicated headers with pressures up...
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  6. The Lonely Engine

    The Lonely Engine

  7. Westinghouse Castle

    Westinghouse Castle

    The former headquarters of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (W.A.B.Co now WABTEC) in Wilmerding Pennsylvania.
  8. Sutherland roundhouse

    Sutherland roundhouse

    Today at the shops we have the West yard belt-pack (GP9u x 2) and a GP38-2 where the turntable used to be. Note the caboose & snowplow in the yard.
  9. Framed!


    The cab & air conditioner on BNSF Dash 9 #4595 is framed by a walk-through passage at the Helena depot
  10. Canadian Air Conditioning

    Canadian Air Conditioning

    It was one of the hottest days of the year so far, and everyone was noticing. The goal here is to get air pressure flowing within the cab in attempt to cool things down. Just an excuse to post this shot of matching SD75Is!
  11. Rarus GP7 #301

    Rarus GP7 #301

    GP9 #302 (in front, not visible in this pic.) & GP7 #301 get ready to head back to Anaconda with the Copper King Express. Notice how #301 has the top-mounted "torpedo tubes". 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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