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SHIP1990030042 - Ship, New Orleans, LA, 3-1990

SHIP1990030042 - Ship, New Orleans, LA, 3-1990

US Navy crane ships, New Orleans, LA, 3-24-1990.
US Navy Crane ship Equality State :
SS Equality State (T-ACS-8) is a crane ship of the United States Navy. The ship is named for the state of Wyoming, which is also known as the Equality State.
Class and type: Keystone State-class crane ship
Name: SS Equality State (T-ACS-8)
Notes: Launched as SS Washington Mail

US Navy Crane ship Diamond State:
SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) is a crane ship in the NDRF for the United States Navy. The ship was named for the state of Delaware, which is also known as the Diamond State.

NW2016041001 - Norfolk & Western 611, Spencer Shops, NC, 4/2016

NW2016041001 - Norfolk & Western 611, Spencer Shops, NC, 4/2016

611 & Ford Edsel.

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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UP1992060024 - Union Pacific, Baker's Junction, ID, 6/1992

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An eastbound Union Pacific manifest, led by SD40-2 3381 + SD60 3905 + C40-8 9225, crosses the Snake River at Baker's Junction, ID. 6/7/1992, MP 535.5

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INRD2012100003 - Indiana RR, Bloomfield, IN, 10/2012

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