Saturday, September 28, 2013

Steam Favorites

Hi, I have scanned some of my favorite slides. Here are the steam images.

In February 1977 I participated in an early trip on the Cass Scenic Railroad.  The photos above and below were taken at a spot called Bum Field.

In July 1978 I followed the British Columbia Rwy's Royal Hudson excursion along Howe Sound from North Vancouver to Squamish.

In September 1980 ex C&O #614 hauled a Chessie Safety Express excursion up Sand Patch Grade at Foley, PA.

A group of British railfans had a series of charters on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic on October 4 1983.  Here the train is at Coxco, CO.

The SP #4449 was at Lang, CA in Soledad Canyon with a matched set on its way from Portland, OR to the Worlds Fair in New Orleans in May 1984.

Yes there was a time when former PRR K-4s #1361 did operate.  Here at Bellefonte, PA in October 1987 on a trip from Altoona, PA.

Former Reading 4-8-4 #2101 was used to power the American Freedom Train through the northeastern US because the main engine, former SP #4449, was too big.  It passed through Potomac Yard in Alexandria, VA on its way to display at the Pentagon in August 1976.

Thanks for looking.

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