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  1. Tacoma Point Defiance Line High Speed Tests 2/25 & 2/26

    Tacoma Point Defiance Line High Speed Tests 2/25 & 2/26

    High-speed signal testing continues Feb. 25-26Between Feb. 25 and Feb. 26, Sound Transit will continue the high-speed signal-testing portion...
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    We may have some folks here that can help, I'm...

    We may have some folks here that can help, I'm not certain.

    The most authoritative website I know of for this stuff is "Key, Lock and Lantern" http://klnl.org/

    I can't really tell the year of...
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    Video Released from 2013 BNSF Wreck

    This video was just released by the NTSB, and includes forward looking cab cameras from both locomotives. You get a first hand view of the collision and derailment, as seen by the engineer of both...
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    I'm trying to figure out exactly how this will...

    I'm trying to figure out exactly how this will look at the station. Will there be a "wiggle" at the end of the bridge to make things line up? Or is there a third track planned in that area?
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    However... CSX 4544 is also a possibility. Given...

    However... CSX 4544 is also a possibility. Given the location, BNSF is more likely, but CSX does show up in run through power.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopicture.aspx?id=90082
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    I get some BNSF hits on those. ...

    I get some BNSF hits on those.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=BNSF&mid=139..&Page=39
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    You will find this link directory page useful. It...

    You will find this link directory page useful. It contains links to quite a few pages that list railroad rosters.

    http://www.railroaddata.com/rrlinks/Locomotives_and_Rolling_Stock/Rosters/
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    Found it... What you saw as a former Santa Fe...

    Found it... What you saw as a former Santa Fe Spreader.

    Sort of a bulldozer/road grader for trains, they can be used for plowing either snow, dirt or ballast. The wings can extend out, making a...
  9. Tacoma, WA S Curve Trestle final day of service 2/17/17

    Last Call for the wooden S curve trestle in Tacoma, WA.




    The new trestle will be cut in during an outage from 2/17 through 2/22.
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    Copper Basin is an Arizona Shortline. From...

    Copper Basin is an Arizona Shortline. From Wikipedia:

    The Copper Basin Railway is an Arizona short-line railroad that operates from a connection with the Union Pacific Railroad at Magma to...
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    I'd suggest starting by researching New York...

    I'd suggest starting by researching New York Central timetables of the era and see if you find a match. New York to Buffalo sounds like New York Central. However... They changed trains in Buffalo, so...
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    It's not severe at all. Nowhere near sharp enough...

    It's not severe at all. Nowhere near sharp enough to be the limiting factor for speed on the line. Now the curve near Brown and Hailey is a different matter, but the one on the bridge was never a...
  13. Iowa Pacific Press Release January 30, 2017 ...

    Iowa Pacific Press Release

    January 30, 2017 Announcement

    Iowa Pacific Holdings announced today that its enhanced services on the Hoosier State® train between Chicago and Indianapolis will end...
  14. Last Call for Iowa Pacific Hoosier State Trains

    If you want to ride and/or photograph the Iowa Pacific version of the Hoosier State, which includes dome cars and at least occasionally is powered by E units, then you'll need to do it in the next...
  15. Hunter Harrison announces sudden retirement from CPR

    CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific CEO E. Hunter Harrison may not be retired for long.

    The operations wizard and turnaround specialist could be headed for a senior position at CSX Transportation...
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    No, I don't know of any way to fix it. It's over...

    No, I don't know of any way to fix it. It's over 10 years old, and apparently something has happened to the attachments/links.
  17. NEW YORK -- A packed Long Island Rail Road...

    NEW YORK -- A packed Long Island Rail Road rush-hour train crashed at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major Brooklyn transportation hub on Wednesday, hurling passengers onto the floor and...
  18. More Than 100 Injured in Long Island RR Crash at Atlantic Terminal

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) --
    A Far Rockaway-based Long Island Rail Road train crashed Wednesday morning at Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn, leaving more than 100 people injured.
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  19. Glad somebody is having good luck at the...

    Glad somebody is having good luck at the Swinomish, as a rule the casinoes usually come out on top. (Always amazed how folks drop $100, win $20 on a slot machine and say "I won!")

    As for trains,...
  20. Nice video, like that it's in 4K too, those look...

    Nice video, like that it's in 4K too, those look really good.

    I like the shot of the bald eagles at the beginning. I really enjoy photographing Bald Eagles and there are lots of them up there. I...
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    Check out the street level view....

    Check out the street level view....
  22. Thread: A "Could've Been"

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    It looks like it was done by Charles Biel for an...

    It looks like it was done by Charles Biel for an April Fool's Joke.

    http://www.trainpix.com/bnsf/EMDORIG/SD70MAC/BNSG9980.HTM
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    Found it. Pretty sure anyway. Check out this...

    Found it. Pretty sure anyway. Check out this Bachmann model of the B&O's Lafayette. The B&O was very well known, and it is quite likely that the prototype of this train served as the inspiration for...
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    I recalled that Bachmann made a couple models of...

    I recalled that Bachmann made a couple models of early trains. What I didn't recall is just how close one of them was to what you're looking for! Check out the "Pegasus", it's nearly an exact match...
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    I'll agree that they're a simplified/stylized...

    I'll agree that they're a simplified/stylized drawing, and not completely accurate. However, I wouldn't go so far as to say "totally imaginary". Compare this illustration of the London & Birmingham...
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