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Month: December 2016

Caption with photo -- "The Prospector, near Springville, Utah" no date given, looks like circa 1955 http://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Dave-England-Photos/DRGW/i-2k8tdjD/A

D&RGW – Don Strack

The Prospector, near Springville, Utah. …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 9:33 pm

End of the month and the end of 2016. A Perfect Christmas Transfer Caboose C&IM #35. 8/15/65. Photo by Marty Bernard. Happy New Year everyone.

RailPictures.Net Photo: Chicago & Illinois Midland n/a at Springfield, Illinois by Marty Bernard

High quality photograph of Chicago & Illinois Midland n/a # at Springfield, Illinois, USA. …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 6:53 pm

The people, the train, the days gone by… Romance abounds in this nighttime image by famed rail photographer O. Winston Link. On December 31, 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Pope watch Train #42, The Pelican, one of the last steam-powered passenger trains, passes in front of their home moving eastward to Roanoke. -O. Winston Link

Max Meadows, Virginia 1957

The people, the train, the days gone by… Romance abounds in this nighttime image by famed rail photographer O. Winston Link. On December 31, 1957, Mr. and …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 5:13 pm

Today I delivered a completed custom diorama to a representative of AgriSmart Inc. AgriSmart Inc. commissioned me to build a diorama depicting their current and planned operations in Cote d'Ivoire. See link below for more info. http://usmrr.blogspot.com/2016/12/african-farming-diorama.html

African Farming Diorama

This image shows forest clearing operations at the upper left and corn farming in the foreground. In the background are palm oil plantatio… …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 4:06 pm

I happened to be on Soldier Summit the morning of New Year's Eve 1990 when Rio Grande 5366 and four six-axle siblings lead SP's BNSZT (Burlington Northern to Oakland, Sea-Land) container train down the 2%!t(MISSING)hrough Gilluly on a bitter cold but crystal clear day in the Wasatch. Photo by James Belmont. 12/31/90

RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 5366 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Gilluly, Utah by James Belmont

High quality photograph of Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad EMD SD40T-2 # …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 2:48 pm

Locomotive number 119, makes a shove east, on the Union Pacific Spur at the Golden Spike National Historic Site http://tinyurl.com/sre-GSNHS. Photo by Aaron Pedersen. 12/30/16

RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 119 Union Pacific Steam 4-4-0 at Promontory Summit, Utah by Aaron Pedersen

High quality photograph of Union Pacific Steam 4-4-0 # UP 119 at Promontory Summit, Utah, USA. …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 2:18 pm

BNSF's West Colton Yard to Barstow Yard manifest breaks into the morning sunlight at Cajon Summit after a fresh 2-4" dusting of snowfall blanketed the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains in the overnight hours. Photo by Robert Forsstrom. 12/31/14

RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 7721 BNSF Railway GE ES44DC at Cajon Pass, California by Robert Forsstrom

High quality photograph of BNSF Railway GE ES44DC # BNSF 7721 at Cajon Pass, California, USA. …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 1:16 pm

2016 marked the end of an era for the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey circus and its elephants-by-rail. The elephants were removed from the circus and the company's stock cars were repositioned to Florida after the company's Red Show made a visit to Charleston, WV in 2016. Photo by Chase Gunnoe. 4/19/16

RailPictures.Net Photo: Unknown Norfolk Southern Heisler at Charleston, West Virginia by Chase Gunnoe

High quality photograph of Norfolk Southern Heisler # Unknown at Charleston, West Virginia, USA. …read more

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Updated: December 31, 2016 — 12:18 pm
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