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Trains of Ross E. Rowland Jr.
Trains of steam excursion promoter Ross E. Rowland Jr.
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Photo ID: 333465

The train was headed back eastward into the Portage tunnel after running the balloon track. These trips originated in Harrisburg and turned here.

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 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: 323321

With Doyle McCormick at the throttle, the American Freedom Train has arrived in southern California! Engine 4449, an ex-Southern Pacific GS-4 class 4-8-4, has been restored to operatiing conditio... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Glendale, California, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 22, 1975


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By: Craig Walker

Added: May 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 321358

Reading 2101, disguised as American Freedom Train 1, works northward on the old Illinois Central Chicago - St. Louis mainline bound for Chicago and a engine swap with SP 4449. An old humpbacked f... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Farmer City, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 1
Train ID: Freedom Train
Photo Date: June 27, 1975


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By: Don Crimmin

Added: Apr 18, 2010

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Photo ID: 320196

The Chessie Steam Special has just left home rails at Walbridge Interlocking and is now on the Toledo Terminal Railroad approaching Wales Road and Vickers Interlocking. It will slowly work its way... (more)

Railroad: Reading Company
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 2101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1977


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By: Jim Sinclair

Added: Apr 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 318993

A profile of the famous 759 steaming on the N&W. She's slowing for a meet with a manifest. For more classic rail views, click here.

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Cloverdale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: High Iron special
Photo Date: November 03, 1968


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 29, 2010

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Photo ID: 294646

Westbound Chessie System Safety Excursion

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Frederick, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CS 2101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1978


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By: Rich Hafer

Added: Aug 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 292231

C&O 614 charges through the New River Gorge during a March snow storm in 1985.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Cotton Hill, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 614
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1985


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jul 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 233657

The High Iron Railfan Trips were a high point of the early 70's. This is one bright summer day excursion between Hoboken, NJ and Binghampton, NY on the old Erie. There were so many cars chasing th... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Narrowsburg, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 759
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Apr 30, 2008

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Photo ID: 230713

The Reading T-1 presents itself for inspection.

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 2101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 1978


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By: Janusz Mrozek

Added: Apr 08, 2008

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Photo ID: 229967

One of the Chessie steam runs out of Chicago returns westward, having just left Garrett and nearing Avilla on the B&O.

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Avilla, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CO 2101
Train ID: Chessie Steam Special
Photo Date: June, 1978


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By: John Dziobko

Added: Apr 02, 2008

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Photo ID: 223326

After arriving in San Francisco for its display date, the Freedom Train was moved to Crissy Field. The 4449 itself only went as far as Aquatic Park do to clearence issues in the Fort Mason tunnel.... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Freedom Train
Photo Date: November 19, 1975


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Feb 16, 2008

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Photo ID: 223150

For the first time since 1958, a standard gauge Southern Pacific steam locomotive was hot and pulling a train in California as 4449 arrive in Mt. Shasta City on its way East to join with the rest ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Mt. Shasta City, California, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 4449
Train ID: Freedom Train
Photo Date: June 21, 1975


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Feb 15, 2008

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Photo ID: 217077

Reading T1 Northern #2101 is temprorarily transformed into American Freedom Train #1 to handle the tight clearances in the east. From July 23 to July 25 of 1976, she made her Morristown visit at t... (more)

Railroad: American Freedom Train
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: AFT 1
Train ID: American Freedom Train
Photo Date: July 24, 1976


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By: Charles Knox Freericks (estate)

Added: Dec 30, 2007

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Photo ID: 215015

On a bitterly cold early spring day Strasburg 90 (newly acquired from the Great Western) and High Iron Company 127 (ex-CPR 1278, later of Gettysburg Railroad boiler explosion infamy...thanks for c... (more)

Railroad: Strasburg Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SRC 90
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1968


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By: John West

Added: Dec 09, 2007

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