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Union Pacific Railroad Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014 Plans to Restore One of the Largest Steam Locomotives Ever Built Omaha, Neb.

Except for the passengers high-tech cameras and modern garb, a time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding on the Skunk Train today. The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged. The first few miles are along the Pudding Creek estuary where common sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle. After passing through a dark 1,122-foot tunnel, the Skunk Train makes its way along Noyo River and zigzags through the…

Except for the passengers high-tech cameras and modern garb, a time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding on the Skunk Train today. The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged. The first few miles are along the Pudding Creek estuary where common sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle. After passing through a dark 1,122-foot tunnel, the Skunk Train makes its way along Noyo River and zigzags through the…

Savannah & Atlanta 750 on the New Georgia Railroad - http://www.legacystation.com/blog/savannah-atlanta-750-on-the-new-georgia-railroad/ -  Under the state-funded New Georgia railroad, steam still plied the rails around Atlanta into the early 1990s, with scheduled excursions departing downtown Atlanta for Stone Mountain. Savannah & Atlanta (ex-FEC) light pacific #750, an ALCO product of 1910, provided the power for a number of...  - Legacy Station Whistles

Savannah & Atlanta 750 on the New Georgia Railroad

RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 4449 Southern Pacific Railroad Steam 4-8-4 at Los Angeles, California by John Sistrunk

Net Photo: SP 4449 Southern Pacific Railroad Steam at Los Angeles, California by John Sistrunk

CN U4a 6400

CN 6400 Confederation Displayed at National Museum of Science Industry, Ottawa

Raw Power...

~ I was a "stationary engineer" in large factory power plants when I was a young man in my early I love trains especially those powered by boilers!

Železniční přejezd – Wikipedie

Železniční přejezd – Wikipedie

Portage Flyer power. A crewman looks out of the generous cab of tiny 0-4-0T No. 2 in the early 1940s. H&LB locomotives had whistles and bells.

A crewman looks out of the generous cab of tiny No. 2 in the early HLB locomotives had whistles and bells.

Playing On The Job

Net Photo: NW 611 Norfolk & Western Steam at Roanoke, Virginia by Norfolk Southern Corp

RailPictures.Net Photo: 602 Southern Pacific Railroad Steam 4-6-2 at Austin, Texas by Bruce Wilson

42 is eastbound for Houston powered by a Pacific which whistles for the Webberville Road crossing several miles out of Austin.

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