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In late 2011 UP 844 traveled the southwest celebrating Arizona and New Mexico centennials. November 11 finds 844 on Cajon's east side en route to Yermo, CA, where it will stay the night before continuing to Nevada, Utah and Cheyenne, WY in a little over week.
While China is known for modern railroading, it also features some steam train and I was able to visit one on a May 2019 trip. The location is 3 hours outside of the Sichuan Province capital Chengdu and the railroad is called Jiayang Coal Railway.
The railroad was once built to haul coal and...
Nestled deep in China's southwest interior lies the Jiayang Coal Railway. About a good 3 hour drive from the capital of Sichuan Province Chengdu, this 762mm (2.5 ft) is one of the last narrow gauge railroads to still operate in China. Powering the line are Class C2 ex-PKP 0-8-0 steam engines...
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train 216 doubleheaded by locomotives #488 and #487 on a snowy October 8th 2018 as they pass Coxo crossing and round Windy Point on the run from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO.
On July 12, 2018, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad resumed operations with its first steam powered train since the devastating 416 fire broke out on June 1 about 10 AM, ten miles north of Durango.
After 481 departed Durango with the 8 o’clock train, the 8:45 and 9:30 trains were...
The title pretty much says it all. - After many years of line side filming the first efforts with a drone. Gosh, Cumbres & Toltec country is spectacular. Make sure you watch all the way to the end - It's only 5 minutes long - for a clip that didn't go so well.
On the last day of June 2017, we stopped in Durango, Colorado on our long journey home from Seattle. We caught the evening arrival of 486 and the next morning departure of 481, both Baldwin K36's built in 1925.
Summer 2011 - Here is a UP Coal Train passing the UP 844 Steam Locomotive as it was parked near Downtown St. Louis on its cross-country tour that year.
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UP Coal with UP 844
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