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  1. MLW's at Squamish

    MLW's at Squamish

    CPR #6503 type S-3 and PGE #561 type RSC-3m built in 1951 and 1948 are in working condition at the West Coast Heritage Park in Squamish, BC. Both are now sued for switching around the heritage park adn 561 sometimes lends a hand at Day Out With Thomas Events.
  2. NN 109

    NN 109

    Nevada Northern RS3 109 sits next to the R.I.P building at Ely.
  3. SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S ALCO RS3 #71 rests at Eugene, Oregon on the Oregon Electric in July 1961.Photo by James Estes, Brian R. Sopke Collection.
  4. Alco at Tobyhanna

    Alco at Tobyhanna

    Delaware-Lackawanna RS3 #4103 helps out with the July 4th Steamtown excursion after problems arose with the steam power.
  5. Alco Control Stand

    Alco Control Stand

    Control stand on Alberni Pacific RS3.
  6. Cab of RS3 8427

    Cab of RS3 8427

    looking into the cab of ex-CP RS3 8427. When CP chopped the nose on 8427, they left the controls set up for long hood forward operation.
  7. Firing up the ol' 8427

    Firing up the ol' 8427

    Ex-CP RS3 8427 is fired up before being run back to the shops for the night. CP is currently leasing the RS3,(ex-CP RS3 8427) to haul logs down from the summit of the Port Alberni Sub. It's the last operational former Canadian Pacific RS3.
  8. Alberni Pacific 8427

    Alberni Pacific 8427

    RS3 8427(ex-CP)Seen here at E&N Day 2004. At the E&N Railway depot in Port Albenri.
  9. Pastoral Scene

    Pastoral Scene

    G&J RS3 4116 heads through White Creek, NY.
  10. BCR Slug ex RS3

    BCR Slug ex RS3

    Taken at the same time with the other BCR unit.
  11. Switching at the Junction

    Switching at the Junction

    BattenKill RS3 4116 switches the Agway facility in Greenwich Junction. 03MAY03
  12. Naturally New Haven

    Naturally New Haven

    New Haven RS3 No.529 poses on the Jericho Bridge during the Naugatuck Railroad's photographers' day on September 8, 2002. Photo by Steve Barry. 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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