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20th Century Steam in the 21st Century
This album features present day steam locomotive operations in scenes right out of the 20th century.
Photo Album By: Mike Armstrong
 
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Photo ID: 668208

On a humid spring evening, Southern Railway 401 leads a mixed extra into Nelson Crossing as the tower operator looks on. This was a staged scene as part of a photo charter put on by Southern Rail ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 401
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: May 17, 2018


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Added: Aug 23, 2018

Views: 1,159
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 611013

GCRY 29 and 4960 lead a passenger train south over the bridge at mile post 35.5 at sunset as part of a Pete Lerro photo charter.

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCRY 29
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: February 08, 2017


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Added: Mar 24, 2017

Views: 1,455
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Photo ID: 610901

GCRY 4960 leads a passenger train south over the bridge at mile post 35.5 as part of a Pete Lerro photo charter.

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCRY 4960
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: February 08, 2017


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Added: Mar 23, 2017

Views: 1,557
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 560347

Lettered for the "Polar Express", engine 481 charges up the grade at Hermosa with an extra long 12 car train full of happy holiday travelers.

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DSNG 481
Train ID: Cascade Canyon
Photo Date: December 29, 2015


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Added: Dec 31, 2015

Views: 2,054
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 558382

The newest Veterans Unit skirts the Pacific Ocean through San Clemente.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 463
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 11, 2015


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Added: Dec 14, 2015

Views: 2,917
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Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 556011

At the end of a long day, locomotive 93 brings its short freight train back into the East Ely Yard. This staged scene was part of the 2015 Winter Photo Weekend at the Nevada Northern.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 93
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: February 14, 2015


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Added: Nov 25, 2015

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Photo ID: 556010

At the end of a long day, locomotive 93 brings its short freight train back into the East Ely Yard. This staged scene was part of the 2015 Winter Photo Weekend at the Nevada Northern.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 93
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: February 14, 2015


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Added: Nov 25, 2015

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Photo ID: 555641

Locomotive 40 moves about the East Ely Yard in preparation for the day's work. This staged scene was part of the 2015 Winter Photo Weekend at the Nevada Northern.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 40
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: February 14, 2015


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Added: Nov 23, 2015

Views: 1,782
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Photo ID: 555617

Two steam locomotives simmer in the cool night air in mid February. One is about to depart with the railroad's passenger train, the Steptoe Flyer. The other, engine 93, is waiting for the passenge... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 40
Train ID: Steptoe Flyer
Photo Date: February 13, 2015


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Added: Nov 22, 2015

Views: 2,080
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Photo ID: 555615

Engine number 40 brings the Steptoe Flyer past the water column and up to the East Ely Depot for boarding. This staged scene was part of the 2015 Winter Photo Weekend at the Nevada Northern.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 40
Train ID: Steptoe Flyer
Photo Date: February 14, 2015


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Added: Nov 22, 2015

Views: 2,064
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Photo ID: 555474

Nevada Northern 93 brings a train of empties into the yard at East Ely to await their next assignment. This staged scene was part of the 2015 Winter Photo Weekend at the Nevada Northern.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 93
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: February 13, 2015


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Added: Nov 22, 2015

Views: 1,674
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 555091

Southern Railway 154 is all dressed up to play the part of a sister locomotive that was scrapped many years ago, Tallulah Falls number 78. This recreation was made possible by Dynamo Productions. ... (more)

Railroad: Tallulah Falls Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TF 78
Train ID: Mixed Extra
Photo Date: August 16, 2015


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Added: Nov 19, 2015

Views: 1,627
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 554951

Since 1988, a 16 mile long segment of the old Western Maryland mainline has been used as a tourist railroad, known as the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. In this scene, a re-created "extra&... (more)

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Mount Savage, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: WM 734
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: January 11, 2015


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Added: Nov 18, 2015

Views: 1,806
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Photo ID: 549239

Engine 463 leads an eastbound extra freight down Tanglefoot Curve as it heads for Antonito, CO.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 463
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 10, 2015


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Added: Oct 06, 2015

Views: 2,210
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 515454

A short Western Maryland freight train heads up the grade toward Connellsville, PA.

Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: WMSR 734
Train ID: Special
Photo Date: January 11, 2015


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Jan 21, 2015

Views: 7,533
Comments: 7

Favorited: 28
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