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Le 240-P du Midi-S.N.C.F.

posté par Engineman Wook

SNCF 4-8-0 5-240P with larger-bogie tenders -- 083113

[Midi-SNCF 4-8-0 5-240-P avec des offres à plus grande bogies – 083113

Ce lien est typiquement français dans sa rigueur.

Il s’agit d’une page pour les amateurs de trains miniatures et il donne l’histoire technique complète du jouet montré à vendre!

http://www.bzt87.com/240P/index.htm

Ces Français 4-8-0 ont été conçus par André Chapelon et sont considérés (more…)

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My 1979 B&N (“Booze & Narcotics”) RR Tie Gang # 978 Summer Tour in the NE Panhandle

by Engineman Wook

Railroad yard, Alliance, NE -- 082813

[the aerial view is of the Alliance RR yards of today]

WE actually had teeshirts that read ” — The Rest, We’re The BEST”.  Wearing THIS garment with the actual gang number & RR logo on it would get you fired if you didn’t have your ninety days in & dues paid — and, even so, you STILL couldn’t have it on at work.  Fortunately, all of the Division officials were these wormy (more…)

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by Engineman Wook

Shown is the wreck of UP “Big Boy” 4005, on 27 April 1953, and the most comprehensive write-up I’ve seen thus far is here:

http://www.forneymuseum.org/News_BigBoyWreck.html

This next link is the website of a German “Big Boy” and articulated steam fan:

http://www.zuckerfabrik24.de/eisenbahn/bigboy_1.htm

[Engineman Wook

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[3 July 2010]

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by Engineman Wook

There are numerous steam railroading technical, design engineering and management titles now available off-copyright through the Way Back Machine online archive, dating from the heyday of late-modern steam railroading in (more…)

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Johnny’s Pages

posted by Engineman Preserved Wook

These are some handson memories of a lifelong South Australian Railwayman, and it’s odd how much it all looks like the BN mainline down out of Wyomng and East of Alliance, NE, in Summer of 1979:

http://www.johnnyspages.com/

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by Engineman Wook

Doug Self has a comprehensive category devoted to steam locomotive oddities:

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/locoloco.htm

There is a lot more, too, at the Self site:

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/

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by Engineman Wook

The 1904 Strategy Of Great Railroads, by Frank H Spearman (Frank Hamilton), 1859-1937, is an instructive primary document of banking- and market-driven business-planning on the eve of the 1907 recession:

http://www.archive.org/details/strategyofgreatr00spearich

Other RR-related historical texts may also be accessed online at:

www.archive.org

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