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Steam Locomotive Information

Age of Steam Roundhouse. Denver Rails Database of Railroad Attractions. Rail Museums - North American Railroad Museums. California State Railroad Museum. ATSF 2-10-4 5021. The 5011-class 2-10-4's were the last steam locomotives purchased new by the Santa Fe.

ATSF 2-10-4 5021

They were war babies, built in 1944 at a time when freight dieselization on the Santa Fe was well underway. Due to wartime materials shortages, the War Production Board imposed strict controls on new locomotive purchases, particularly diesels. Santa Fe was awarded the lion's share of road freight diesel production in the form of EMD's FT, but it still wasn't enough to meet the railroad's needs. Pacing Santa Fe 2-10-4 5021. Sac Southern RR Signal Dept. Best Railroad Photos. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies.

Best Railroad Photos

All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer).

Flickr Hive Mind is a data mining tool for the Flickr photography database, allowing search by: tags(keywords); Flickr photography groups; Flickr users, their contacts, and favorites; free text; the Flickr Explore algorithm for interestingness. Railroad Picture Archives.NET. Train Simulator Downloads & Add Ons. My Blog - Railroad Musings. Coalition for Sustainable Rail. Amtrak. History: Central Pacific Railroad. Southern Pacific Transportation Company. The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad.

Southern Pacific Transportation Company

It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad was founded as a land holding company in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific Railroad by lease. By 1900 the Southern Pacific Company was a major railroad system incorporating many smaller companies, such as the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. It extended from New Orleans through Texas to El Paso, across New Mexico and through Tucson, to Los Angeles, through most of California, including San Francisco and Sacramento. Central Pacific lines extended east across Nevada to Ogden, Utah, and reached north through Oregon to Portland. RIDING THE CAB FORWARDS. Progressive Railroading - Industry Journal.

Railway Age. April 22, 2014 “The winter of a lifetime,” as described by CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, bumped up CN’s first-quarter 2014 operating expenses and ratio compared to the year-ago quarter, but despite these challenges, the railroad posted gains in revenues, operating income,...

Railway Age

Ronald L. Int'l Railway Journal - Locomotive Channel. PESA, Poland, has awarded a contract to MTU for 10 series 4000 R84 engines to power Gama 111Db locomotives being built for Polish long-distance passenger operator PKP Intercity.

Int'l Railway Journal - Locomotive Channel

The engines feature exhaust gas recycling, common... WESTPORT Innovations, Canada, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National (CN) to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), United States, which is developing a pilot low-pressure LNG:diesel dual-fuel locomotive for... KYRGYZ Railways (KTZ) signed a contract with JSC Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ), Kazakhstan, on March 31 for a second batch of TE33A Evolution Series locomotives. American Steam Locos. BigBoy. UP Heritage Steam. During World War II Union Pacific operated some of the most modern and powerful steam locomotives ever built.

UP Heritage Steam

Valve Gear Info. How Steam Engines Work. Loco Locomotives. 4-12-2 "Union Pacific" Type Locomotives. In the mid 1920s many western railroads were using the 2-10-2 and 2-8-8-0 type locomotives for mainline freight trains.

4-12-2 "Union Pacific" Type Locomotives

These locomotives were getting the job done but were limited to about 20 mph. The Union Pacific Railroad experimented with a three-cylinder 4-10-2 in 1925 and actually bought ten of them. These 4-10-2 locomotives were capable of slightly greater speed while being capable of pulling about 20% more tonnage. The UP wanted more and approached the American Locomotive Company with a design for a 4-12-2 and received the first of this new design in 1926. The locomotive had more power and rode very well at higher speeds. Age of Steam Roundhouse. The American Railroads. British Heritage Railway Association. Planning a day trip, short break or family holiday?

British Heritage Railway Association

Just about anything's possible in the British Isles with a world of experiences waiting for you. From the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in Cornwall to the Strathspey Railway at the far north of Scotland and from the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways in the heart of Snowdonia to the Bure Valley Railway running through rural Norfolk, there is a railway for everyone. Whether you’re after a relaxing trip through scenic unspoilt countryside or after a fact finding journey of discovery, there’s a railway for you. Railways across the UK offer fantastic views in beautiful settings. RAIL Forums. Railroad Center. Railroad.Net.

West Coast Rail Forums. The Railfan Network. SoundTraxx. Welcome to the SoundTraxx Tsunami Preview!


We know you can't wait so here are just a few small samples of what you can expect from a Tsunami Digital Sound Decoder! Keep in mind that the reproduction of the sound will not have the fidelity of the sounds you will hear from your SoundTraxx sound systems. The files have been compressed and kept deliberately small for quick downloading. You may also notice slight overall volume differences depending on your computers sound card and the speaker being used. Railroad Links Directory: Rail Travel, Hobby & Industry. Rails USA - trains, Model Trains, Train Travel - Train Sites. Links Pages. Niles Canyon Railway. Napa Valley Wine Train.