Steam!


While I am not all that much of a steam fan as such, I certainly do enjoy chasing and/or riding steam powered trains. Here are some slides of steamers from the past few decades!

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Here is the BCR's Royal Hudson Southbound at Porteau BC on a nice early fall day in 1995. No. 18 southbound at Willaha Oct. 4, 1997 during the Railfan Weekend. The next photo to the right is the 18 in the scrap line. Here is the #18 parked in the scrap line in Marquette MI in November of 1969. One would not have thought she'd ever run again. Here is a rare doubleheaded train on the GCR north of Williams AZ Aug 25, 1990. The Grand Canyon Ry's #29 is northbound north of Williams AZ July 29, 1990. See the photo to the right of the 29 taken years ago! Here is the LS&I #29 (now on the Grand Canyon Ry) given up for scrap in November 1969 in Marquette, MI. The unique narrow gauge rotary snowplow on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR is well known. Here it works hard on a brilliant May 4, 1997.  
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The Nevada Northern really does a fine job for the Railfan Weekends. This was taken Oct. 1995. Early on a Sunday morning the NN crews are doing some runbys in the Ely yard. Nov. 1997. Here is Engine #40 doing a runby as the fog begins to burn off. Nov. 1997. A freight train is headed up the hill from Ely - note the old car pacing the train! Nov. 1997. This is the Durango & Silverton running north from Durango in July of 1987. The Grand Canyon Ry also does a fine job for their Railfan weekend. Here 4960 smokes it up just south of the Grand Canyon. Oct. 1997. The regular passenger train is almost back to Williams on a great Oct 1997 evening.

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