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A photo essay on big steam in North America
Photo Album By: Hiawatha Pete
 
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Photo ID: 445318

Canadian National K5a Hudson #5700 on display at the former Michigan Central Shops at St. Thomas, ON. Built by MLW in 1930, with 43,279 lbs of tractive effort and 80 inch drivers, these 4-6-4's we... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 5700
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 19, 2010


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Added: Jul 30, 2013

Views: 8,687
Comments: 2

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 444141

On this mild yet humid evening, UP #844 and UP #6936 race out of Brighton, CO at track speed as they bring back people to Denver from the Daddy of Em' All Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Brighton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SDVDV-20
Photo Date: July 20, 2013


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jul 21, 2013

People's Choice 3

Views: 11,103
Comments: 14

Favorited: 101
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Photo ID: 439417

C&O 614 is displayed at the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, VA. It wears the logos of the Greenbrier Hotel, located nearby in White Sulphur Springs, and was painted and lettered for... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Clifton Forge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 614
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2013


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Jun 10, 2013

Views: 11,159
Comments: 4

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 429767

If not my favorite image of N&W 611, this is one of my best memories of witnessing this grand machine in action. And, it was pure serendipity. A group of us had decided to railfan the “Pokey” arou... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Ingleside, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1992


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 26, 2013

People's Choice 3

Views: 10,833
Comments: 13

Favorited: 110

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Photo ID: 422475

Looming over Canadian Pacific 2816 with the International Heavy Haul AssociationTechnical Tour are the Three Sisters.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 2816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 23, 2011


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jan 24, 2013

Views: 4,732
Comments: 1

Favorited: 41


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Photo ID: 418862

A veteran Southern Pacific GS-4 backs down the Bataan Memorial Trainway which permits passage under the streets of El Paso.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: El Paso, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4447
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1950


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Dec 26, 2012

Views: 9,195
Comments: 1

Favorited: 60
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Photo ID: 411087

Espee Cab Forward! Thoroughly dominating the main hall of the California State Railroad Museum is one of the most impressive steam locomotives that I have ever seen displayed indoors. Weig... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-8-2
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4294
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 04, 2012


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Oct 04, 2012

Views: 8,175
Comments: 8

Favorited: 63

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Photo ID: 398043

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3751
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2012


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 16, 2012

Views: 3,927
Comments: 4

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 395980

To celebrate the American Bicentennial, a rolling museum of American artifacts was assembled to tour the country by rail in 1975 and 1976. The American Freedom Train was pulled by three different... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Northbound
Photo Date: August, 1976


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By: Douglas G. Walker

Added: Apr 24, 2012

Views: 6,070
Comments: 2

Favorited: 34

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Photo ID: 386264

Cold and rain don't deter those who want to get a better look at No.1218 before it leads its excursion train back to Roanoke.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 1987


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jan 08, 2012

Views: 9,367
Comments: 5

Favorited: 58


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Photo ID: 379192

A properly lit Big Boy.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-8-4
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2011


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Oct 27, 2011

People's Choice 2

Views: 23,752
Comments: 17

Favorited: 134
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Photo ID: 340148

Nickel Plate Road 765 is waiting to leave the Chattanooga Choo-Choo with the return trip of the Autumn Leaves Special from Chattanooga to Atlanta. NKP 765 is substituting for C&O 2716, down for ma... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 1982


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By: Juice Junkie

Added: Oct 05, 2010

Views: 5,597
Comments: 1

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 337775

The 2002 eastbound Montana by Steam excursion, shown here a few miles east of Garrison, MT, is on leg 2 (Missoula-Bozeman) of a three day trip across western Montana. Former SP&S 700 and MRL F45 ... (more)

Railroad: Spokane, Portland & Seattle
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Garrison, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: SPS 700
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 13, 2002


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By: Al Crossley

Added: Sep 13, 2010

Screener's Choice

Views: 16,662
Comments: 9

Favorited: 80
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Photo ID: 327570

Reading T-1 4-8-4s 2124 and 2100 perform a photo run along the Schuylkill River with an Iron Horse Ramble. These Rambles may have been the finest railfan excursions ever as the Reading went all ou... (more)

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 2124, 2100
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 1961


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jun 09, 2010

Screener's Choice

Views: 22,732
Comments: 8

Favorited: 116
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Photo ID: 313913

On the way to Railfair 1981 at Sacramento and the dedication of the California State Railroad Museum. SP SDP45 #3208 is cut in behind 4449's tender as they climb thru Bray.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Macdoel, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4449
Train ID: Railfair 81 Special
Photo Date: April 26, 1981


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Feb 12, 2010

Views: 8,148
Comments: 5

Favorited: 55
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