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Virginia & Truckee Railroad's No. 11, The Reno prepares to leave Virginia City, about 1885. (Note the smoke stack difference which usually means it is burning wood. A straight stack burns coal.)

Virginia Truckee Railroad's No. The Reno prepares to leave Virginia City, about (Note the smoke stack difference which usually means it is burning wood. A straight stack burns coal.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad by chrisnyc, via Flickr

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad by chrisnyc, via Flickr

This car was purchased by Alfred Rose when the Hetch Hetchy Railroad ceased operations. He loaned it to the National Park Service for display at El Portal at the Yosemite Museum of Transportation.  The car is now preserved at Rail Town 1897, a branch of the California State Railroad Museum at Jamestown, California.

This car was purchased by Alfred Rose when the Hetch Hetchy Railroad ceased operations. He loaned it to the National Park Service for display at El Portal at the Yosemite Museum of Transportation. The car is now preserved at Rail Town 1897, a branch of the California State Railroad Museum at Jamestown, California.

. Aerial view of bridge showing ramp down to Landing Street in the Bronx (East) and railroad yard in Manhattan (West). (New York State Department of Transportation; Photographer unknown; View taken in approximately 1986) - University Heights Bridge, Spanning Harlem River at 207th Street & West Harlem Road, New York County, NY

. Aerial view of bridge showing ramp down to Landing Street in the Bronx (East) and railroad yard in Manhattan (West). (New York State Department of Transportation; Photographer unknown; View taken in approximately 1986) - University Heights Bridge, Spanning Harlem River at 207th Street & West Harlem Road, New York County, NY

Coal train makes its way through the middle of Osage, WV, 1938.the year I was born!i am old!

liquidnight: Marion Post Wolcott Train pulling coal through the center of town, Osage, West Virginia, September 1938 From Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott

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on the side of the train is "Ejercito Mexicano Tren Militar," which translates to "Mexican Military Army Train." This train has stopped at the Juarez train depot in Ciudad Juarez. The train car is protected by a wall of thick steal on all sides. There are 23 rifle holes along this side of the car and a turret like housing unit in the center of the car.

on the side of the train is "Ejercito Mexicano Tren Militar," which translates to "Mexican Military Army Train." This train has stopped at the Juarez train depot in Ciudad Juarez. The train car is protected by a wall of thick steal on all sides. There are 23 rifle holes along this side of the car and a turret like housing unit in the center of the car.

(Restored)  The Hetch Hetchy Railroad was a 68-mile, standard gauge railroad constructed by the City of San Francisco to support the construction of the O’Shaughnessy Dam across Hetch Hetchy Valley.

(Restored) The Hetch Hetchy Railroad was a standard gauge railroad constructed by the City of San Francisco to support the construction of the O’Shaughnessy Dam across Hetch Hetchy Valley.

Erie Railroad Yards, Jersey City by Al Aumuller

Locomotive and a watertower at the Erie Railroad yards, Jersey City, N.

Refrigerator cars waiting to be iced at the icing station of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. The little carts on the platform are used for carrying the crushed ice up and down the platform and dumping it down the chutes into the cans

Refrigerator cars waiting to be iced at the icing station of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. The little carts on the platform are used for carrying the crushed ice up and down the platform and dumping it down the chutes into the cans

Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago, Illinois and Hammond, Indiana. The train leaves the yard heading for the Erie railroad yard at Hammond, Indiana

Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago, Illinois and Hammond, Indiana. The train leaves the yard heading for the Erie railroad yard at Hammond, Indiana

BASIC (grade Read this article from the History Channel to find out about the obstacles associated with building the transcontinental railroad.

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