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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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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jul 30, 2013

Views: 6,919
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: 10,034
Comments: 14

Favorited: 99
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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: 8,320
Comments: 4

Favorited: 29
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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: 9,465
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: 3,897
Comments: 1

Favorited: 40


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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: 7,319
Comments: 8

Favorited: 62

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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: 3,259
Comments: 4

Favorited: 31
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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: 5,066
Comments: 2

Favorited: 32

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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: 8,604
Comments: 5

Favorited: 57
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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: 21,566
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: 5,117
Comments: 1

Favorited: 34
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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: 15,599
Comments: 9

Favorited: 78
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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: 21,238
Comments: 8

Favorited: 113
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Photo ID: 261406

The first "official" 2-10-4 texas type built for the ATSF. "madame queen" as she became affectionately known, often hauled trains here in Texas, as well as assisting in helper service on the famo... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-4
Location: Amarillo, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2006


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By: Bill Hemb

Added: Nov 25, 2008

Views: 11,261
Comments: 2

Favorited: 34
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Photo ID: 239092

The big surprise for a Brit visiting Canada was to discover the 'Royal Hudson' 4-6-4 in steam running between Vancouver and Squamish. I was very impressed with her smooth, uncluttered lines and ch... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 2860
Train ID: Class H1e
Photo Date: August, 1995


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jun 12, 2008

Views: 6,967
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23
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