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   Ole buzzard  Zabriskie Point is one of the best places to watch the sunrise and sunset at Death Valley National Park. Surrounded by a maze of wildly eroded and vibrantly colored badlands, this spectacular view is one of the park’s most famous. Sunset photo by Mahendiran Mohan (www.sharetheexperience.org ).
   
   January 26 at 07:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest  It looks like an oil painting, so beautiful.
January 26 at 09:20 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Wow Bird! I was just going to say . . . "I'd love to paint this." . . . it's stunning!
January 26 at 17:05 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Someone SHOULD paint this then share a photo on the crafts wall.
January 28 at 08:20 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Sunrise at Canyon Diablo, Arizona, November 20, 2014. Photo credit shown.
   
   January 17 at 14:38 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh boy! A new train!
January 20 at 08:06 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Count on Buzz to entertain us with a new train photo.
January 22 at 08:09 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  The Steam Into History group operated special “A Very Victorian Christmas Celebration” excursions on December 6, 13, and 20, 2013, over their former Northern Central Railway line between New Freedom and Hanover Junction and Glen Rock, Penn. Local historians were aboard each trip and talked about how Christmas was celebrated during the Victoria era while the trains were underway. The two-car trains were powered by their oil-burning 1860’s replica 4-4-0 which was constructed in 2012 by the Kloke Locomotive Works in Elgin, Ill. The engine is numbered 17, and was initially named “York,” but was recently renamed “William H. Simpson” to honor Mr. Simpson who conceived the idea for this operation and was a major benefactor. Unfortunately, Mr. Simpson passed away in May 2012 before this operation began. This photo was taken as the steam special pulled forward to board passengers for the first run of the day.
   
   December 28 at 13:56 EST .

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   Gram77  Absolutely beautiful!!
December 30 at 06:17 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Steam engines are unforgettable.
December 31 at 10:43 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Despite being an avid railfan, I was completely unaware that there were any steam locomotive builders in existence, especially one in my old stomping grounds of northern Illinois!
January 2 at 23:41 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Gram, you were asking about coffee table books on one of my posts. I just came across this one, and just based on the description of the book, it is one that I would add to my library. The Norfolk and Western was the very last railroad to dieselize in 1959. It was primarily a coal hauling railroad, and management did not want to "poke a thumb in the eye" of their biggest customers by dieselizing.
   
December 18 at 19:35 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Ooooops! Forgot to add the link.

http://www.nwhs.org/commissary/NW_Giant_
of_Steam.html
December 18 at 19:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Super! Thanks a bunch.
December 19 at 06:52 EST .

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   Bettijo  My husband was President of the National Association of Railroad Passengers for many years. He was a big steam locomotive fan and probably more knowledgeable about trains that anyone who ever lived. Once (in late 50s early 60s ) the N&W was running the last Class J through Virginia. We went to watch it. I was leaning out the passenger window taking movies while he was driving. The track ran alongside the highway. I kept saying "he is getting away, he is getting away" and hubby kept driving faster. A highway patrol going the other way, did a U turn and pulled us over. We spent the night in the local lockup on "reckless driving" charges. Wonder how fast that J was traveling. Oh, I almost forgot, a trainman was leaning out the cab taking OUR picture of getting arrested. Bet he got a laugh out of that.
December 22 at 09:12 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Bettijo, you should be pleased to know that the Virginia Museum of Transport is currently restoring the last Class J, #611, for service. It in the old Spencer Shops and the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and they anticipate having it fired up this spring.

As an aside, the Class J is considered by many to be the most well-designed 4-8-4 locomotive EVER built. Quite an accomplishment for a locomotive that was designed and built by N&W's own engineers and shop crews.
January 2 at 23:24 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  After a heavy snowfall, an empty coal train travels along Nason Creek near Merritt, Washington.
   
   December 16 at 20:39 EST .

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   Gram77  It seems, to me, that trains and snow just go together.
December 17 at 09:13 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  A BNSF freight heads into Stockton, California, at sunset.
   
   December 8 at 23:09 EST .

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   Gram77  GREAT shot!!
December 10 at 08:47 EST .

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