In the 1880s the CB&Q constructed a line form Midland, NE to Cheyenne, WY through the prairies of northeastern Colorado. While the land was advertised as somewhat of an agricultural paradise, the ... (more)
A new addition to the abundance steam engines represented on RP isn't exactly what it appears to be. Fort Worth & Denver 'Mikado' #401 on display at the National Ranching Heritage Center is actual... (more)
I think this is the westbound combined Empire Builder and North Coast Ltd west of Chicago on the Triple Track. Kodachrome II film.
The brakeman seems to be acting out his impression of
The Thinker by Rodin.
Chicago Burlington & Quincy O-5-A 4-8-4 5632 is seen at Kansas City, Missouri, on May 29, 1960. (Frank "Woody" Woodburn photo, Craig Walker collection)
CB&Q 970 rests at Denver along with some real interesting power. Photo has been in my collection, no photographer listed on slide.
My 100th photo! The Nebraska Zephyr gets some TLC between runs during IRM's Diesel Days.
Three generations of power perfectly lined up... Whats funny is, this is the way the equipment was left from earlier in the day so technically it wasn't "set up"
After a successful trip in the rain, The Nebraska Zephyr arrives back to a massive crowd and sunshine at the TrainFest grounds. The guys at IRM did a great job of polishing the train before its jo... (more)
After turning at Bureau, the Nebraska Zephyr crosses the West Bureau Creek (just west of Tiskilwa) in the pouring rain on its way back to Trainfest in Rock Island.
CB&Q 9911A East passes the Bureau switcher, which is tied up for the day. Here, the Zephyr will run around the wye and head back to the Quad Cities.
Even on a dreary morning, the Nebraska Zephyr looks sharp as a tac as it rolls East Moline.
The Nebraska Zephyr rolls through downtown Moline on a rainy Sunday morning.
The Nebraska Zephyr crosses the Mississippi River into Davenport on its return trip from Train Festival 2011 to the Illinois Railway Museum.