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Steam on the High Iron
Steam locomotives on the mainline.
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Photo ID: 346996

The October 30, 1982 Southern Steam Special ran from Atlanta to Chattanooga, a distance of approximately 115 miles each way. The power for this trip was NKP S2 class 2-8-4 765, built by Lima Locom... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Dalton, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 1982


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By: Juice Junkie

Added: Nov 29, 2010

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Photo ID: 346768

Ringling Bros Blue Unit is getting close to Denver.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Powars, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: SCYDV
Photo Date: September 28, 2010


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Nov 27, 2010

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Photo ID: 346700

The Spring Steam Special III excursion ran from Atlanta to Toccoa, Georgia, a distance of about 100 miles each way. Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4 611 was the power this day, still looking like s... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: near Ayersville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 1983


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By: Juice Junkie

Added: Nov 27, 2010

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Photo ID: 340034

The UP 3985 Challenger with the Circus Train on there way to Denver.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Speer, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: UP SCYDV
Photo Date: September 28, 2010


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By: RailfanTerry

Added: Oct 04, 2010

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Photo ID: 339688

3985, leading the Missouri River Eagle tour to Sedalia, MO's Sesquicentennial on 10/10/10, pulls from their pit stop in Lodgepole.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Lodgepole, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: SCYNP
Photo Date: September 30, 2010


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Oct 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 338838

The last High Iron trip for the season is crossing the highly unique Cutoff Viaduct. After this trip the Berkshire returned to Steamtown , VT.

Railroad: Nickle Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Sep 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 337897

The 844 is eastbound approaching the summit of Altamont Pass on the former Western Pacific during its visit to California last year.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Altamont, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SOAST 22
Photo Date: April 22, 2009


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By: John West

Added: Sep 14, 2010

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Photo ID: 337473

A Hagerstown-Roanoke High Iron special crosses from Maryland into West Virginia, above hallowed ground visible through winter foliage near some of the bloodiest Civil War battle sites. General Le... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: High Iron special
Photo Date: February 21, 1971


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 333948

Cheyenne Frontier Days Special, sponsored by Denver Post, is just a few minutes into its trip north, spooking a few pigeons flying overhead. Ominous storm clouds kept us under darkness until abou... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SDVCY
Photo Date: July 24, 2010


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Aug 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 333545

UP Challenger 3895, the King of Steam has arrived at Oakland after hauling several hundred railfans up from Milpitas. It arrived at 10 am but the light is already unfavorable. Thanks to the Nation... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1992


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Aug 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 333478

Note even sure if this was 1981 so let's say circa. I do remember our amazement that this was fantrip and we couldn't keep up. Man, that thing could run! It was a trip from Charlotte to Columbia... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2716
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1981


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By: TC Caughman

Added: Aug 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 333324

A High Iron special leaves a carbon footprint as it exits the tunnel. She'll turn on the balloon track and head through the Portage tunnel eastward back to Harrisburg.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: High Iron Special
Photo Date: September 13, 1970


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 01, 2010

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Photo ID: 333180

Emerging from the tunnel at Bridge Bay on Lake Shasta, 4449 will duck into one more tunnel then head out onto the double deck Pit River Bridge which carries both highway traffic on the upper deck,... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Shasta Lake, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4449
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 1977


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Jul 31, 2010

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Photo ID: 332649

On the way home to Portland, SP 4449 is crossing the large bridge over the Sacramento River in Redding, CA with the Amtrak/4449 cross country excursion. It is Friday, April 29, 1977 and on Sunday,... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Redding, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 4449
Train ID: Amtrak Excursion
Photo Date: April 29, 1977


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Jul 26, 2010

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Photo ID: 331964

SP 4449 heads north from San Luis Obispo with a helper to Santa Margarita, looking very much like the original Train 99 Coast Daylight except with an SD40 for a helper rather than a 2-10-2. This ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40R
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7342
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: John West

Added: Jul 19, 2010

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