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by SOO2719
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Steamtown’s Grand Opening 25 Years Later"
Replies: 1
Views: 50

"Steamtown’s Grand Opening 25 Years Later"

From Railfan & Railroad : http://railfan.com/steamtowns-grand-opening-25-years-later/ The article has a couple pictures of good old Milwaukee Road 261, including this one of her emerging from Nay Aug Tunnel with an excursion: http://railfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/1995-07-0379.jpg Those w...
by SOO2719
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rio Grande Southern 20 Is Ready To Roll
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Rio Grande Southern 20 Is Ready To Roll

Via Railfan & Railroad (article is free to read): http://railfan.com/colorado-museum-finishes-restoration-of-rio-grande-southern-20/ Photo from the article: http://railfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200627_173709-002.jpg That is one snappy-looking steam engine. :D
by SOO2719
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MNNR Local Rolling Through Roseville (MN)
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: MNNR Local Rolling Through Roseville (MN)

Here are the last two. These were taken on a picturesque stretch of the old NP down by the grade crossing on Lake Owasso Boulevard South. MNNR Hugo Job rounding curve west of South Owasso Blvd crossing Roseville 6 7 2020.JPG MNNR Hugo Job approaching South Owasso Blvd crossing Roseville 6 7 2020.JPG
by SOO2719
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MNNR Local Rolling Through Roseville (MN)
Replies: 1
Views: 195

MNNR Local Rolling Through Roseville (MN)

A stretch of ex-Northern Pacific track is now operated by the Minnesota Commercial Railroad. Three times a week, they send a local out along this line bound for customers in Little Canada, White Bear Lake, and Hugo, MN. I caught this local today. Here are the pictures. MNNR Hugo Job Roseville 6 7 20...
by SOO2719
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now There's A Steam Doubleheader
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Now There's A Steam Doubleheader

Reading 2102 and Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern 425 on a steam doubleheader on the RBMN, 1988.
by SOO2719
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now There's A Steam Doubleheader
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Now There's A Steam Doubleheader

From the camera of Robert Farkas, 1988:

Image
by SOO2719
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

F.E.C. is standard gauge, so yes, she is that. :D
by SOO2719
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 317

U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

U.S. Sugar has a steam engine, an ex-Florida East Coast 4-6-2, and she is now back in steam and recently hauled a freight! :D

http://railfan.com/u-s-sugar-puts-newly-restored-4-6-2-in-freight-service/

Article is free to read.
by SOO2719
Sun May 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illinois Railway Museum Has Painted Their 2-10-2
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Illinois Railway Museum Has Painted Their 2-10-2

Illinois Railway Museum recently painter their Texas & New Orleans 2-10-2:

http://www2.irm.org/blogs/archives/2123-Paint-restoration-of-the-975.html

This baby looks dazzling now. Wow.
by SOO2719
Mon May 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020

Looks like all mainline steam will be quiet this year:

http://railfan.com/as-pandemic-upends-normal-life-a-quiet-year-ahead-for-main-line-steam/

(Sigh) That rotten virus...
by SOO2719
Sun May 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days

I caught this long general freight early this evening in Long Lake: Eastbound BNSF freight Long Lake 5 3 2020.JPG Eastbound BNSF freight headed for Luce Line Long Lake 5 3 2020.JPG End of BNSF eastbound freight Long Lake 5 3 2020.JPG They may be having to run fewer trains these days, but this baby s...
by SOO2719
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 891

No Union Pacific Steam in 2020

The word just came out:

http://railfan.com/union-pacific-big-boy-will-not-run-in-2020/

Curse this rotten disease! :-(
by SOO2719
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: 261 newsletter

I do hope the North Pole Express isn't the only steam trips this year, though. I hope there is a run over the T.C. & W. too.
by SOO2719
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Paul Union Depot Is 100 Years Old
Replies: 2
Views: 987

St. Paul Union Depot Is 100 Years Old

St. Paul Union Depot turned 100 years old today:

https://www.kstp.com/news/flashback-friday-st-paul-union-depot-opened-to-public-100-years-ago/5689497/?cat=1

Happy birthday, Union Depot! :D

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