Posted by PaulJW on May 15, 2009 
Your collection of N&W photos are spectacular! I've enjoyed each one and added each to my Favorites List. I only wish I could have witnessed these remarkable locomotives operating at full capacity. Keep the photos coming. I hope you have many more to post on
Posted by partneylr777 on May 15, 2009 
I too! With much appreciation I thank you for these steam pics. As a boy we lived next to the tracks in eastern Oregon and the sounds are ingrained in me. A fine picture! Keep 'em comin' Bob!
Posted by Rangachari Anand on May 15, 2009 
Love the brute power on display gets my vote for the peoples choice for this week. How I wish I could travel back in time to see this live!
Posted by Jeff Sell on May 15, 2009 
Bob - Thanks for sharing this gem of a photo. Even though the lead locomotive has a steam leak, all it does is add to the scene! Love the N&W steam photo series you have shared. It must have been something to see - huge steam locomotives working their guts out pulling and pushing heavy coal trains through the mountains in the 1950's. It doesn't get any better than that! Good job.
Posted by Dan on May 15, 2009 
I wish I could have lived back in the days these N&W pictures were taken, but thank you for sharing with those who are to young to have witnessed it.
Posted by Charlie O on August 11, 2010 
O. Winston Link in daylight and color. Calendar shot. Favorite for me, and I'll so indicate below. You are very lucky to have been around to photograph these huge locomotives on the last main line steam railroad in America. I too witnessed the end of steam, but at a young age. When I was a child I spent time in the summers in Santa Cruz, CA with my grandparents and I'd run down to the tracks to see the Southern Pacific steam trains when I heard their whistles, including freights and also the weekend Suntan Special to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk from San Francisco's 3rd and Townsend Station via Watsonville, but I did not have a camera then. Great series of N&W steam photos; thanks for sharing.
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