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  • Invalid date - posted by TrainLife Staff - 3,478 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    On Dec. 22, 1998, a Southern Pacific flanger blasts through the fresh snow at Soda Springs, Calif. Note the icicle breakers and revolving window, both telltale signs of a SP locomotive assigned to snow fighting duty. ...
  • Invalid date - posted by TrainLife Staff - 3,009 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Text and Photography by Bruce Kelly The Pineapple Express Sheltered by the Cascade Range to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the northeast, the Inland Empire region of Spokane, Wash., and neighboring northern Idaho is usually spared...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,577 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Carl M. Lehman SP GP40-2 No. 7672 leads a westbound freight past Tower 17 in Rosenberg in September 1992. If you don't like railfanning in congested urban areas, but you do like nonstop and varied action, you will probably want to vis...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 6,130 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
      LEFT: At twilight an eastbound freight, with C&NW S040-2 G8Gl leading, slides by MW crossovers at Meredith, III., on Aug. 17, 1994. RIGHT: In 1981, semaphores still protected the Milwaukee Road's Moline to Savanna line crossing at East Clin...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,437 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Text and Photography by R.C. Farewell Tennessee Pass. The name induces a vision of the wild west, of monstrous coal-fired 2-8-8-2s darkening the skies with their ever-so-slow climb up a 3 percent mountain mainline, of point helpers...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 10,923 views - 0 comments - 4 likes
    By Steve Orth Prototype photos by Bill Metzger The Union Pacific acquired its first all-steel caboose from Mt.Vernon Car Manufacturing in 1942. These 100 cabooses were designated as class CA-3. These cabooses were designed to UP specifications and...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,502 views - 3 comments - 1 like
    By Bill Buchanan The Salt Lake City Southern Railroad runs day and night now. But come 2000 it'll be strictly a nocturnal business, thanks to the bud­ding passenger service it's helping to build along the right-of-way it leases from the Utah Transi...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,852 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Larry Warriner's basement layout has grown to a point where it has even forced the relocation of the laundry room to the main level. Several unusual features, including a town under glass, make this layout unique. By Chuck Stevens Photos by Bruce Nail ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Mark Preussler - 4,749 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By: Mark Preussler, MMR The Chicago and North Western (CNW) railroad was a proud line. They were the only major employee owned railroad of recent memory and although CNW employees eventually lost their status as majority owners, the railroad continued ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,419 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Don Heimburger Let's talk about trains, and especially train travel. It's a fun topic for everyone, both for dyed-in-the-wool dedicated railfans, and for those who just like to “get out and about” and see what America's railroads and rai...