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70ace in the Badlands

FoamersNW

Here is an essay about my first BNSF ace sighting in North Dakota. (more)

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Plains, Trestles and a Tunnel. The P&W harbor turn in Daylight!

pmpete

Due to a change in operating plan of the Portland and Western the Harbor Turn Job now runs in Daylight instead of in the middle of the night. I was able to chase it from Reedville where I live to the tunnel under Cornelius Pass…  (more)

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Just Another Sunrise in Idaho

QHKRV

The sun slowly rises on another summer’s day in the small town of Weiser, Idaho. It’s going to be another hot one; there’s not a cloud in the sky. It’s not much of a problem for the hardy residents of this wrinkled country outpost, a wizened mix of farmers, ranchers and fisherman (more)

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C&O Independence

lothes19

I didn’t spent as much time in my native West Virgina last year as I have in years past, but the visits I made were very enjoyable. I spent the 4th of July weekend visiting family in my old hometown of St. Albans, along the Chesapeake & Ohio mainline that holds my earliest railroad memories. (more)

 

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Martin Burwash

The toughest thing for me to do is slam that car door and head on foot into the dark of a cold, dreary Cascade morning. Leaving the warmth of the heater, camera back pack weighing down my back, I know before I even step out, the results of a day in the wet will probably not come close to the effort put forth. (more)

 

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westbnsf

Eastern Washington is home to some of the best agricultural areas in the United States. The area south of Spokane, known as the Palouse, abounds in fields of wheat, barley, oats and several other commodities. Because of this prime farmland, the area was settled over a century ago with many towns rising out of the ground in the 1870’s and 1880’s. It was during this time that the railroads realized the importance of the region and started laying their iron rails through it. (more)

 

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In The Shadows

In The Shadows

Jonathan.Glanville

The sun set on another warm summer Cascades day. The bright light drained away and the shadows crept onto the tree shrouded mainline east of Sky. (more)

 

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Pride of the Fleet

Pride of the Fleet

steveeshom

A story about some unusual visitors to a branch line in 1989…(more)

 

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Wet & late

TomNanos

Driving into Manchester, CT on a rainy July afternoon, just struggling to see in front of the truck as the remnants of Hurricane Cindy soaked Southern New England with bucket after bucket of rain – rail photography was the last thing on my mind. Well, maybe not the last, but it wasn’t at the forefront. Not yet, anyways. (more)
 

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About a mile

About a mile

Crook

The line itself is an anachronism, lightly ballasted and weed-grown, with jointed rail, serving a single customer. The branch is a forgotten corner of the vast CSX system now, reached only on trackage rights on the shortline Ohio Central. (more)

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