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The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited book by William R Kuebler Domeliner railroad

Nice rare book on Norther Pacific Railways famous Domeliner. The Vistadome by William R. Kuebler Jr. Mint condition! Now a commercial airline pilot, Kuebler first formed an interest in transportation during his boyhood in Fargo, North Dakota, headquarters of the Northern Pacific’s (NP) Fargo Division, where he spent his free time around the NP depot getting to know the trains and their crews. | eBay!

Source: The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited book by William R Kuebler Domeliner railroad

Updated: November 11, 2017 — 1:55 pm

Across the USA by Train for Just $213

Turns out, you don’t need a car to see America.

Some wonderful pictures here and Derek’s memories of a wonderful trip.

Derek also offers excursion packages if you’re interested.

Source: Across the USA by Train for Just $213

Updated: March 11, 2017 — 2:06 pm

Rail fans make tracks to Midwest Railroad Preservation Society open house (photos, video)

Rail fans make tracks to Midwest Railroad Preservation Society open house (photos, video)

Midwest Railway Preservation Society open house draws hundreds of rail fans. …read more

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Updated: October 16, 2016 — 1:42 pm

Hot Spots Guidebook: Great Places to Watch Trains

Share the thrill of more than 100 of the best train-watching locations in North America. Maps of the area, site descriptions, photographs, and …read more

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Updated: October 16, 2016 — 1:26 pm

Photo - NW skunks lead a passenger special into Roanoke , Va in the early 80`s RE Alison photo.

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NW skunks lead a passenger special into Roanoke , Va in the early 80`s RE Alison photo. My collection. …read more

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Updated: March 14, 2017 — 12:23 pm

Photo - Modeling Tip Monday

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A surge in summer traffic

 

For many railroads, summer was the busiest time of year for passenger service, as riders began their vacations down at the depot.

Before air conditioning and automobiles, life in a big city during hot weather wasn’t much fun, and the best way get out of town was by train. This put an extra load on popular scheduled trains, requiring additional cars, or additional sections to handle the overflow of long-distance vacation travelers.

The very wealthy might charter a private car, or simply arrange to use their own, which would transport them to the station nearest their summer home. Since these folks were usually owners, investors or important customers of the railroad, these movements were given the utmost care and attention.

Many railroads ran “fisherman’s specials” only during the summer season, taking vacationers to and from resort areas, some of which were owned and operated by the railroads themselves. Weekend getaways were also possible on trains to nearby lakes, beaches or amusement parks.

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Check out www.walthers.com or your Reference Book for cars, locos, figures, luggage and more to handle the surge in summer business along your railroad!

Updated: March 12, 2017 — 12:18 pm

Photo - Eastern Maine Railway HLCX 6304 West, with 103 cars, makes a smoke show as she struggles out of the sag at Forest Station, Maine on June 21.

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Eastern Maine Railway HLCX 6304 West, with 103 cars, makes a smoke show as she struggles out of the sag at Forest Station, Maine on June 21. CRO Eastern Regional …read more

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Updated: March 14, 2017 — 12:07 pm

Photo - On June 3rd, 2016, CP H-19's motive power showed a very modern Canadian Pacific Railway with CP SD30C-ECO 5045, and CP GP20C-ECO 2219 at La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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On June 3rd, 2016, CP H-19’s motive power showed a very modern Canadian Pacific Railway with CP SD30C-ECO 5045, and CP GP20C-ECO 2219 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. (Dennis Weber photo) …read more

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Updated: March 14, 2017 — 12:10 pm

Photo - COMING in our AUGUST CRO: The VIA RAIL's VMC (VANCOUER MAINTENANCE FACILITY) inside and out Andy Cassidy shot VIA F40PH-2d 6448 At Vancouver Maintenance Centre (on the CN Yale Sub) in July 2012.

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COMING in our AUGUST CRO: The VIA RAIL’s VMC (VANCOUER MAINTENANCE FACILITY) inside and out Andy Cassidy shot VIA F40PH-2d 6448 At Vancouver Maintenance Centre (on the CN Yale …read more

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Updated: March 14, 2017 — 12:10 pm

Photo - In support of International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), BNSF partnered with Operation Lifesaver Inc.

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In support of International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), BNSF partnered with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) in June to spread the word about rail crossing safety. This year’s ILCAD took …read more

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Updated: March 14, 2017 — 12:05 pm

Photo - WATER FOR A THIRSTY HORSE October 19, 2012, a Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 brings her freight to a halt at Cresco Tank, approximately 4 miles and 900 vertical feet below Cumbres Pass. In days of old, the smaller D&RGW Locomotives virtually always stopped here on the climb to the 10,000 ft. high pass, because they just couldn't carry enough water to make the 14-mile journey. These days, the K-36s that haul the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad's tourist trains have very large tenders, with 5000 gallon tanks, and they can make it all the way to the top with no trouble at all. About the only trains that still stop here are the photo charters, like the one you see here, which typically eat up a lot of water doing run-bys. For them, the Cresco Tank is a real convenience, enabling them to do a lot of shooting, on the vaunted 4%!

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WATER FOR A THIRSTY HORSE
October 19, 2012, a Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 brings her freight to a halt at Cresco Tank, approximately 4 miles and 900 vertical …read more

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Updated: March 12, 2017 — 12:05 pm

Photo - D&RGW EMD GP40 #3144 in Kansas City West Bottoms, Missouri, April 6, 1984, freshly repainted and renumbered. Photo by S.L. Dixon This locomotive was built as Penn Central #3156 in September of 1968, then went to ConRail #3156, became D&RGW #3156 in November of 1983, renumbered to D&RGW #3144 in April of 1984. Retired by Southern Pacific in December of 1993. Sold to Eastern Idaho RR in November of 1994. later to Florida East Coast RR as #448.http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?

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D&RGW EMD GP40 #3144 in Kansas City West Bottoms, Missouri, April 6, 1984, freshly repainted and renumbered. Photo by S.L. Dixon
This locomotive was built as Penn Central …read more

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Updated: March 12, 2017 — 12:02 pm

Photo - CP AC4400CW TRACE (CP 8500-series) as of July 6 2016

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Photo by Wilco von Schoonoven

 

 

CP 8500 Arrived Toronto Yard,ON May 12

CP 8501 A Toronto Yard,ON January 22

CP 8502 A Montreal,Qc April 29

CP 8503 A Moose Jaw,SK April 19

CP 8504 A Calumet Yard,Il July 5

CP 8505 A Winnipeg,MB October 14

CP 8506 A North Vancouver,BC February 22

CP 8507 A Toronto Yard,ON February 16

CP 8508 A Montreal,Qc November 4

CP 8509 A Eastport,ID July 4

CP 8510 A Montreal,Qc August 31

CP 8511 A Montreal,Qc March 12

CP 8512 A Toronto Yard,ON June 2, 2015

CP 8513 A Calgary,AB April 14

CP 8514 A St-Paul,Mn May 19

CP 8515 A Alyth,AB June 29

CP 8516 A Alyth,AB April 23

CP 8517 A Toronto Yard,ON July 2

CP 8518 A Lasalle,Qc January 19

CP 8519 A West Toronto,ON July 5

CP 8520 A Montreal,Qc December 10

CP 8521 A Moose Jaw,SK June 3

CP 8522 A Alyth,AB July 1

CP 8523 A Montreal,Qc November 25

CP 8524 A Toronto Yard,ON June 17

CP 8525 A Kansas City,Mo June 4

CP 8526 A Toronto Yard,ON October 27

CP 8527/8619 Departed Oshawa,ON 20:49pm (Expressway)

CP 8528 A Moose Jaw,SK May 13

CP 8529 D Portage,MB 17:00pm

CP 8530 A Moose Jaw,SK 17:39pm

CP 8531 A Montreal,Qc May 1

CP 8532 A Alyth,AB April 22

CP 8533 A St-Paul,Mn April 27

CP 8534 A St-Paul,Mn May 24

CP 8535 A St-Paul,Mn May 10

CP 8536 A Toronto Yard,ON June 14

CP 8537 D Smiths Falls,ON 20:49pm(expressway)

CP 8538 A Montreal,Qc October 11

CP 8539 A St-Paul,Mn February 12

CP 8540 A Vancouver,BC June 30

CP 8541 A Toronto Yard,ON April 17

CP 8542 A Montreal,Qc November 5

CP 8543 A Montreal,Qc January 27

CP 8544 A Eastport,ID July 4

CP 8545 A Montreal,Qc April 1

CP 8546 A Toronto Yard,ON March 3

CP 8547 A Toronto Yard,ON April 13

CP 8548 A Montreal,Qc November 8

CP 8549 A Toronto Yard,ON October 30

CP 8550 A Glenwood,Mn 16:08pm

CP 8551 A Toronto Yard,ON December 30

CP 8552 A St-Paul,Mn July 5

CP 8553 A Montreal,Qc January 8

CP 8554 A Montreal,Qc November 17

CP 8555 A Toronto Yard,ON May 15

CP 8556 A Winnipeg,MB November 2

CP 8557 A Montreal,Qc November 4

CP 8558 A Alyth,AB 01:29am

CP 8559 A Winnipeg,MB October 16

CP 8560 A Calgary,AB May 1

CP 8561 A St-Paul,Mn July 1

CP 8562 A Toronto Yard,ON June 5

CP 8563 A St-Paul,Mn April 25

CP 8564 A Alyth,AB November 2

CP 8565 D Revelstoke,BC 19:08pm

CP 8566 A Montreal,Qc January 21

CP 8567 A Montreal,Qc April 14

CP 8568 A Toronto Yard,ON November 11

CP 8569 A Montana,AB August 18

CP 8570 A Alyth,AB June 2

CP 8571 A Alyth,AB May 1

CP 8572 A Alyth,AB November 4

CP 8573 A Montreal,Qc January 5

CP 8574 A Montreal,Qc March 9

CP 8575 A Montreal,Qc February 29

CP 8576 A Winnipeg,MB June 6

CP 8577 A Alyth,AB June 2, 2015

CP 8578 A Montreal,Qc November 1

CP 8579 D Fort Steele,BC 14:42pm

CP 8580 A Montreal,Qc October 20  …read more

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Updated: November 5, 2016 — 1:04 pm
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