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Typical Winter day in the Gorge

PMPete

I finally have been able to get away for a day of shooting. I have been busier than usual with OT at work and College. Seeing a forecast for a sunny day and high 50s in the Columbia River Gorge I decided to go for it…. (more)

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Doubling Heavies

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Doubling Heavies

Martin Burwash

This past summer, with the advent of longer, heavier DPU powered coal and grain trains, the Montana Rail Link opted to split these trains into two sections for the trip over Mullan Pass. Trains were broken apart in Helena, with Rail Link power fore and aft on the first and longer section. That movement was closely followed by the smaller section section, handled by the road power and rear DPU’s… (more)

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CR Gorge with SD14

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CR Gorge with SD14

PMPete

As some of you know I have been playing with a new type of camera this summer. I had yet to get out into my favorite backyard playground when the weather was nice. Friday 29 August proved to be exceptionally good… (more)

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Cane Creek Sub – Potash Branch

Timothy Tonge

The ex DRGW now UP Cane Creek Subdivision (Potash Branch) runs through exceptional scenary in Utahs Moab canyon area. The branch leaves the Green River Subdivision at Brendal, UT (mp 533.8) and runs some 35.8 miles to the potash mine at Potash, UT, passing within several 100 yards of the entrance to Arch’s National Park. …. (more)

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Onions, Scum, and the Dumping Ground

Alexander Craghead

A photo essay on the railroad landscape of Walla Walla, Washington…. (more)

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Riding with a Fisheye

Ton Nanos

I guess I’m fortunate to have contacts with the railroads that, from time to time, call me and ask if I’d like to ride with them for a day. The most recent time was late June 2007 when a friend called and asked if I’d like to tag along with Connecticut Southern Railroad train CSO-4 on a Saturday run from East Hartford, CT to West Springfield, MA and return. After getting approval from my wife – the keeper of the calendar – I met the guys in East Hartford, preparing to ride north on a beautiful summer day… (more)

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Ahead of Its Time

Ahead of Its Time

Eric Miller

My reflections on one of the most unusual locomotives of the last 30 years, and how it foreshadowed the “wide cabs” that rule the rails today. (more)

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If at first you don’t succeed…

Jon Bentz

This one is about the trials and tribulations of one BNSF crew, a trainmaster, road foreman, and an ailing GP38-2. (more)

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Riding the Helpers

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Riding the Helpers 

Martin Burwash

Over 36 years have passed, but it is as strong a memory as I have. My newly acquired hand me down Yashica and Weston light meter around my neck, three rolls of Tri-X 120 for me to shoot, it was the annual week-end Dad and I spent in Skykomish. (more)

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Stampede Hell! Tamed

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Stampede Hell! Tamed

steveeshom

I visited a place this summer that was once a more challenging feature than it is today. (more)

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