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  1. BRG 237

    BRG 237

    Switching at the new Port of Brownsville Yard.
  2. Pueblo Nights

    Pueblo Nights

    Union Pacific train MPBDV (Pueblo to Denver)rolls through a rural Grade Crossing north of Pueblo, Colorado on the former Rio Grande's "Joint Line".
  3. Santa Cruz Local

    Santa Cruz Local

    Dwindling traffic on the UP's Santa Cruz branch has reduced the frequency of this local to only once a week. There is only a handful of customers remaining on the line.
  4. Cruzing down Beach Street

    Cruzing down Beach Street

    Union Pacific 1347 takes an abbreviated "Santa Cruz Local" down Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. It will only be a few more weeks before Beach Street and the municipal wharf are congested with summer tourists.
  5. Country Lane

    Country Lane

    The thrice-weekly Santa Cruz Local rolls across an idyllic country lane on the way up to Davenport. This is on the portion of the line between Watsonville and Aptos.
  6. The City Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

    The City Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

  7. Rio Grande Along the Banks

    Rio Grande Along the Banks

    Rio Grande GP40 #3086 leads this TOFC train along the East Bank of the Los Angeles River under a familiar SP landmark signal bridge approaching Taylor Yard in 1984.
  8. The Galloping Goose

    The Galloping Goose

    Rio Grand Southern Railroad Motor #7 at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Summer 1996. According to their website it was built in 10/27/36 and started out with a 1936 Ford V-8 and a 1926 Pierce-Arrow "33" body, followed by a large enclosed box for freight, packages, and mail. Later, when...
  9. Back Alley Railroading

    Back Alley Railroading

    In a scene almost reminiscent of the third world, the South City Switcher gingerly picks its way down an alley lined with junkyards and scrap dealers. The tracks are barely visible amid the dirt. Just two minutes prior, you wouldn't even know a train could ever pass through here, as there were...
  10. Rio Grande/SP Tunnel Motors on the Cutoff

    Rio Grande/SP Tunnel Motors on the Cutoff

    Two Rio Grande and one Southern Pacific SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors hold in the Hiland Siding on UP's Palmdale Colton Cutoff in Cajon Pass in 1997 on this southbound train.
  11. Black & White Statement

    Black & White Statement

    This was a fact in the day! And is still true today.Both of these lines still run passenger trains on them Today.
  12. UP 1351

    UP 1351

    UP 1351 on the South City Switch job in San Francisco, running down Quint St. heading back to the mainline with 2 loads of contaminated dirt.
  13. Tight Clearance

    Tight Clearance

    The South City Switcher negotiates the serpentine street running on Quint St. as it heads back to its home yard in South San Francisco. The clearances on Quint St. are very tight, and the power cleared the red car on the left by less than a foot.
  14. D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762

    D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762

    D&RGW F9A #5771 & F9B #5762 sit under some partly cloudy skies at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden. LOCATION: Golden, Co RAILROAD: Denver & Rio Grande Western LOCOMOTIVE/TRAIN: EMD F9A & F9B DATE: August 2007
  15. F9A #5771

    F9A #5771

    D&RGW F9A #5771 sits under sunny skies at the Colorado Rail Museum.
  16. Inside the cab of #683

    Inside the cab of #683

    1st off, sorry about the glare coming in from the windows. 2nd off, this is a pic. of the boiler & engineer's controls inside the cab of D&RGW #683
  17. Hanging out the window

    Hanging out the window

    This is the view hanging out the side window on the engineer's side of #683.
  18. Engineer's view

    Engineer's view

    This is the view out the front window from the engineer's "seat" of D&RGW #683
  19. Scenic Line of the World

    Scenic Line of the World

    #683's tender sports Rio Grande's "Scenic Line of the World" logo above the Denver & Rio Grande western lettering.
  20. D&RGW 2-8-0 #683

    D&RGW 2-8-0 #683

    D&RGW 2-8-0 # 683 sits on dispaly at the Colorado Rail Museum in Golden, Co. Built in October 1890 by Baldwin Locomotive Works as D&RG #583, it was renumbered to D&GRW #683 in 1924, she had a long & successful career before being retired in 1955. #683 is the only surving example... 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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