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Steam on the High Iron
Steam locomotives on the mainline.
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Photo ID: 363538

The steam special puts on quite the show as it blasts off from a quick stop at the Kirkwood Station, located just out of frame, behind the train.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Kirkwood, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: Missouri River Eagle
Photo Date: October 06, 2010


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By: Rick W.

Added: May 16, 2011

Views: 4,530
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 363365

Old meets new in Tacoma. Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad's newly restored Polson Logging Co. #70 passes a Sound Transit commuter train at Freighthouse Square in Tacoma. The MRSR train was in Tacoma f... (more)

Railroad: Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Polson 70
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2011


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By: Bob Harbison

Added: May 14, 2011

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Photo ID: 362728

SLSTA ran Frisco #1522 on an excursion from St. Louis to Hannibal, MO in September of 2000. The St. Louis Steam Train Association Board of Directors made the decision to retire this beloved engin... (more)

Railroad: St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Louisiana, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: SLSF 1522
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 30, 2000


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: May 08, 2011

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Photo ID: 362507

An NRHS special gives ATSF #3751 a good excuse to head east to Williams, Arizona. This trip was more chase then it was capture, trust me...

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Williams, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3751
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2002


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: May 05, 2011

Views: 4,810
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Photo ID: 360102

C&O Kanawha Berkshire taking a year's turn in the Southern Steam Program.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2716
Train ID: excursion
Photo Date: July 18, 1982


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By: Don Oltmann

Added: Apr 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 360064

St. Louis Southwestern 4-8-4 819 was built in 1943 as the last member of class L1. She was the final locomotive constructed by the Cotton Belt in the company shops at Pine Bluff and the last locom... (more)

Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Chester, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: 819
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1990


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By: Juice Junkie

Added: Apr 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 358823

CP Hudson 2816, The Empress, heads a westward train across the Saskatchewan Alberta border east of Medicine Hat. The train was used for double head excursions with MILW 261 along the Mississippi s... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Walsh, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 2816
Train ID: WB Special
Photo Date: September 21, 2007


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By: Bill Hooper

Added: Mar 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 358573

George Hart's ten wheeler and FEC 4-6-2 #148 doublehead excursion train through the rain and mist.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CP 972
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 25, 1975


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By: Don Oltmann

Added: Mar 29, 2011

Views: 6,574
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Photo ID: 356904

The February 21, 1981 Family Lines Rail System Safety Express ran round trip from Tampa, Fl to Dunellon via Plant City, Fl. Chesapeake & Ohio 614 was the power for this trip. Chesapeake & Ohio Cla... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Florida, USA
Locomotive #: 614
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 1981


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By: Juice Junkie

Added: Mar 14, 2011

Views: 7,068
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Photo ID: 356577

Ex Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson 2860 is heading east on the Mountain Sub at Ottertail, BC. Notice the two camoflaged GM B units in the consist remotely controlled by the steam locomotive. The t... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Ottertail, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 2860
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 1978


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By: Doug Wingfield

Added: Mar 10, 2011

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Photo ID: 354222

Running east on the Milwaukee Road, the ex-SP GS-4 class 4-8-4 pulls the American Freedom Train on its leg between Sioux City, IA and Des Moines, IA. The train is about 40 miles from the Milwauke... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Dedham, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: AFTX extra east
Photo Date: September 15, 1975


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By: Larry R. Kirstein

Added: Feb 11, 2011

Views: 9,116
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Favorited: 40
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Photo ID: 352843

The eastbound Chessie Steam Special was exiting Graham Tunnel and crossing the Potomac River at Magnolia, WV on Sept. 17, 1979 with former Reading T-1 No. 2101. I did a lot of camping on the Cut ... (more)

Railroad: Reading Company
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Magnolia, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 2101
Train ID: Chessie Special
Photo Date: September 17, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 350226

UP 3985 is seen here pulling the Ringling Bros Circus Train from Cheyenne to Denver.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Nunn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: UP SCYDV
Photo Date: September 28, 2010


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Jan 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 349038

On its second to last run, 1522 crests the apex of a hill at the east siding switch at Cuba. This beautiful locomotive had its excursion career shortened prematurely, mostly due to teh high cost ... (more)

Railroad: St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Cuba, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: SLSF 1522
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2002


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By: Rick Newton

Added: Dec 20, 2010

Views: 5,064
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 348311

Action at CNJ's JU interlocking includes the NKP 759 blasting by with a High Iron Special. There appears to be a trainload of fans in commuter coaches and admirers of the train on the road over a... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: High Iron Special
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 12, 2010

Views: 5,298
Comments: 0

Favorited: 31
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