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To the day last year, 6.02.11, UP844 Northern accelerates out of Hermann, MO destine for St Louis.
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Steam wins!

Norfolk Southerns first Pittsburgh division employee passenger run stomps up the OC bridge ramp as a stack train follows behind.
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ATSF 3751, the oldest surviving 4-8-4, the first to be built by Baldwin Locomotive Works and the first to be built for the Santa Fe passes one of EMDs newest locomotive. A spotless Union Pacific SD70ACe at Lenwood, CA, outside of Barstow, CA.
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NKP 765 rest in the very first light on August 22, 2012 at Bellevue, Ohio. This days deadhead move was the only run without a diesel trailing.

Bellevue was home for most of Nickle Plate Roads Berks so she is right at home where she was 50 years before.
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Southern Pacific #2472 roars through Niles Cayon, California (September 3rd, 2011)

Note: I had my video camera set on a tripod as I took this shot. [link]
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Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger storms across a crossing as steam escapes from the cyliders. This is one sweet piece of machinery.

Check out those side rods! Nice and shiny and polished...oh...and orginial! Its nice to know something nearly 70 years old can look that good. I even got to touch them and I didnt have any dirt on my finger at all.

This was taken a few minutes prior.
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The Illinois zephyr posed for a couple photo run by's including one with the team of Santa Fe FP45 92 and Wisconsin Central SD45 7525. Engineer Ray Weart gives a tug of the classic Leslie RS3l for the group of railfans gathered for the photo shoot.

Union, IL
July 17, 2010
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Not really a race. The Union Pacific freight slows to stop as a BNSF intermodal charges up Cajon pass. Activity on this piece of railroad almost always seems heavy.
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My 600th deviation!

Grand Canyon 4960, ATSF 3751, and Amtrak heritage loco 66 travel north towards the Grand Canyon just North of Wiliams, AZ.

There was two very large steam events in the USA this year, this and NSs steam operations, of which I shot both!

Oh, and note the sign...Bearizona has wolves and I went and visit them after chasing this train.
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For perhaps a split second, it seemed as if the world transformed itself 60 years earlier...to a time the ATSF existed and steam ruled.

The 2012 Grand Canyon Limited at Ash Fork, Arizona, May 18th.
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