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BNSF2012051804 - BNSF, Abo Canyon, NM, 5/2012

BNSF2012051804 - BNSF, Abo Canyon, NM, 5/2012

BNSF intermodal east Q-LACLPC1-24 (LA to Logisitcs Park) 124 wells/cars led by ES44DC 7918 + C44-9W 5150, dpus C44-9W 5125 + ES44C4 6636 exits the east end of Abo Canyon on Main #1. The new main line through the canyon is to the left. East Abo Canyon, NM, 5/26/2012, 7:21 AM, MP 870.4.

NW2016041121 - Norfolk & Western 611, Spencer Shops, NC, 4/2016

NW2016041121 - Norfolk & Western 611, Spencer Shops, NC, 4/2016

611 photo shoot, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer Shops, NC, 4/11/2016.

611 history
Norfolk & Western’s Roanoke Shops built No. 611 in May 1950, finishing the job on May 29. The locomotive was one of 14 Class J 4-8-4s, Nos. 600-613, that were homemade and employed on the railroad’s crack passenger trains between Norfolk and Cincinnati and on other lines, such as the route to Bristol, Va. The Tuscan red, gold, and locomotives were powerful, developing more than 5,100 hp, and they could sprint at speeds up to 110 mph. The coming of diesel locomotives in the late 1950s meant the end for N&W steam and the Class J locomotives. The railroad retired No. 611 in 1959 and donated it to a city park in 1963. In 1981, N&W management decided to restore No. 611 and it operated on excursions under the new Norfolk Southern Corp. banner from 1982-1994.

611 restoration
In 2013, the Virginia Museum of Transportation organized the Fire Up 611! Committee to restore No. 611, to build a permanent home for the locomotive at the museum, and to create an endowment for its perpetual maintenance. Thanks to generous donors and the Norfolk Southern Corp., the committee raised more than $3 million to begin the work. The locomotive was moved to Spencer, N.C., where work took place in the roundhouse at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

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5/25/2019

-   Foreign Railroads Folder, Japanese Railways Gallery = 12 new images.

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CT2008104908 - Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM, 10/2008

CT2008104908 - Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM, 10/2008

Cumbres & Toltec train #1 arrives Chama led by narrow gauge Baldwin 2-8-2 484. 10/6/2008.

CR1992030024 - ConRail, Bear Mountain, NY, 3/1992

CR1992030024 - ConRail, Bear Mountain, NY, 3/1992

ConRail eastbound manifest led by C30-7A 6553 + B40-8 5077 at Bear Mountain, NY. 3/18/1992.

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