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  1. Resting at EVP

    Resting at EVP

    Vale mining BB40-9W's 1254 and 1176 resting at track #4 while waiting to form the daily limestone train prefix 04 at EVP yard. Date: November 25, 2018
  2. Northshore Mining SD28

    Northshore Mining SD28

    Northshore Miining SD28 #1236 parked on the east end of Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois. Only 12 SD28 locomotives were manufactured by EMD back in the mid 60's, 4 went to Reserve Mining, now part of Northshore Mining.
  3. Steve's down-under train shots

    Steve's down-under train shots

    Preserved F7 5450 at the Pilbara Railway Historic Society museum at 6 mile siding near Dampier WA. Originally WP, obtained by Mount Newman Mining for iron ore railway construction in 1968, now preserved by the PRHS.
  4. NSM 1235

    NSM 1235

    Northshore Mining SD38-3 (rebuilt from a SD28) 1235 sits at Homewood Yard. This engine was fresh from the NRE shop at Dixmoor.
  5. HLCX 6206

    HLCX 6206

    TXU rail yard Panola County, Texas
  6. Socoimex iron ore mine

    Socoimex iron ore mine

    The huge digging of Socoimex iron ore mine. The photo was taken from the EFVM passenger train that crosses the big hole.
  7. The Copper King Express

    The Copper King Express

    Rarus Railway's Copper King Express stopped in Butte for the turn around to head back to Anaconda. The 2 cars are named "Butte The Mining City" & "Anaconda The Smelting City"
  8. Inside the Copper King Express

    Inside the Copper King Express

    This is a picture inside the car "Anaconda The Smelting City" on the Copper King Express, a passenger train run by Rarus Railway that runs from Anaconda to Butte & back on former BA&P (Butte, Anaconda, & Pacific) trackage.
  9. Ore Train - The Way God Intended

    Ore Train - The Way God Intended

    Erie Mining 4213 leads an A-B-B-B set as a loaded ore train heads toward Taconite Harbor.
  10. Nose-to-nose


    FWWR 2248 and GVRR No. 2 sit next to each other in the Grapevine Roundhouse
  11. Sisters


    The 2248 sits next to the latest addition to the roster, Stine Coal Mining No. 2
  12. Stine Coal Mining No. 2

    Stine Coal Mining No. 2

    Ex-Stine Coal Mining No. 2 2-4-0 sits in the shed, waiting for track to be built for her. The steamer, also known as Rachel, was donated to the GVRR by Mr. Gaylord, who owns the Opryland Railroad, and the Gaylord Texan Resort out here. He wants the GVRR to run a train from downtown Grapevine to...
  13. Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust

    Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust

    An abandoned Whitcomb sits near the Beaver Brook Mine in McAdoo, PA/ 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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