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Not one but two big steamers
Story and Photos by Glen Brewer

The flyer I received in the mail was simply too much to ignore. Sunday, September 6, 1959, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy would operate a steam excursion using not one, but two big steam locomotives, and one of them was to be a 2-10-4, Texas type. By late 1959, these wonderful machines were becoming increasingly hard to find. I simply couldn’t resist. Full Story

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Steam in the Piney Woods

Texas State Railroad

Bradley Linda

A Saturday in mid-November 2006 began like many fall days in Texas- beautifully sunny, crisp and cool in the middle 40’s. Milling around the Rusk, Texas depot of the Texas State Railroad, the quiet stillness of the East Texas pine forests was broken by the unmistakable sound of a steam locomotive whistle nearby. We watched as 2-8-0 #300 showed herself as she came around the wye to pull into the station, the cool air and slow motion allowed the steam to swirl around the locomotive…  (more)

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Passenger Trains in the Emerald City

TrainPohll

King Street Station in Seattle is the heart of the passenger service in the Emerald City. This is where the journey begins for all passenger trains… (more)

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Alcos to White Pass

Glen Brewer

Skagway, Alaska -The White Pass & Yukon Route was built to take miners and supplies to the newly discovered Klondike gold fields. That was over a century ago, but now the gold rush of Alaska cruise ships is bringing far more business to this narrow gauge railroad than the original gold rush ever did. (more)

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TomNanos

Well, since we were under a blizzard warning for most of Connecticut, I decided to be a complete moron and not heed Governor M. Jodi Rell’s advice to stay home, and ventured out at the height of the storm. Since it was Sunday, I couldn’t stay in the area around Lebanon if I wanted to catch any rail action – NECR typically doesn’t run south of Palmer, MA on Sundays. So it was off to the Amtrak station in Old Saybrook, CT – at least I could catch a few trains there. Plus, track speed through the station for the Acelas is 90 MPH. Oh, yeah…. (more)

 

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Day & Night / Between Old Times and a New Era

Jon Bentz

Day & Night, snapshots of Columbus Union Station. (more)

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ahockley
Moose Pass, located on the Kenai Peninsula north of Seward, Alaska was the first major natural barrier faced during the construction of the Alaska Railroad. Today, the railroad routing southward from Anchorage to Portage is mostly water-level along Turnagain Arm, with grades quickly increasing after departing Portage on the climb towards Grandview and ultimately to Moose Pass. (more)

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70 miles per hour

70 miles per hour

misko

70 miles per hour… may not be breathtaking speed for a passenger train, if it ain’t running down the old second-class mainline…  (more)

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Meeting Mura* at sunrise

misko

* Short for Mura Express, named after Mura River…  (more)

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