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   Ole buzzard  For this rail adventure, we'll head north to the White Pass & Yukon, a tourist line that travels between Skagway AK and the US/Canada border in British Columbia.

The White Pass & Yukon's "rotary fleet" consisting of vintage snowplow #3 (Cooke - 1899 ) is marching upgrade trailed by twin steam locomotives #73 (Baldwin 2-8-2 blt. 5-47 ) and #69 (Baldwin 2-8-0 blt. 4-07 ) and coach 211 as it heads for White Pass summit and the Canadian border to do battle with the snow drifts in the time honored tradition. This is the task for which she was built 111 years ago. The train is traversing the high line and is just shy of 16 miles from Skagway and tidewater but has already climbed over 2000 feet. Here the train is curling over the curved wooden trestle of bridge 15C and into one of two tunnels on the line (250 ft long tunnel 15 ). This shot was taken from the platform of the following passenger train as we sat near MP 12.2 looking across the canyon of the Skaguay River which is some 1000 ft below the train clinging to the mountain side of the White Pass' "high line."
   
   January 23 at 14:50 EST .

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   Gram77  What a photo!! Absolutely gorgeous.
January 27 at 13:16 EST .




   Balogreene  Buzz and all the train lovers - We have cable channel Destination America. They are starting a new series "Alaskan Railroads", I think this weekend. If you don't have that channel, look around the net, you might find it.
   
December 18 at 16:49 EST .

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   Balogreene  I saw the add again, the name of the show is Railroad Alaska.
December 18 at 19:36 EST .

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   Gram77  We watch this quite a bit. Rather interesting, especially when tracks have to be cleared for larger trains.
December 23 at 12:16 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Unfortunately, we don't have cable out where we live, and satellite is just too darned expensive. I'll look for it on Netflix and Amazon Prime
February 2 at 16:38 EST .




   Ole buzzard  HopeandGlory mentioned that they like trains, but not heights. Yotty doesn't like heights, either.

A Durango & Silverton train with a K-36 pulling, rounds the curves along the cliffs edge, and above the Animas River near Rockwood, Colorado. Unfortunately, the Animas has an unsavory orange hue to it because of a botched EPA excavating job up near Silverton at the abandoned Gold King Mine. Excavating at the mine caused a "blowout" of wastewater, and released extremely high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium and mercury into Cement Creek, and eventually into the Animas.
   
   November 30 at 21:03 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Yowser! that's spectacular Buzz . . . it's good to see you back, you were missed . . . Smile!
December 1 at 21:43 EST .

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   Gram77  Gorgeous picture! I wouldn't mind a ride on that train.
December 4 at 07:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Buzz - I miss Yotty's posts.
December 4 at 15:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Fascinating photos of glacial caves: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/vatnajokull-glacier
   
November 27 at 14:48 EST .

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   MaxWedge  Here's a better one from a few years back. An east bounder coming out of Winnemucca, Nevada.
   
   October 19 at 21:59 EST .

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   MaxWedge  Winnemucca Mountain in the background.
October 19 at 22:00 EST .

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   Gram77  Nice surprise......a train!!
November 19 at 08:26 EST .

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   MaxWedge  Not the best train pic, but I felt we needed one here. Westbound, east of Golconda Nevada.
   
   October 17 at 21:57 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Thank you Max . . . I love this train pic . . . it reminds me so much of the terrain between Texas and Arizona, when we go to Tucson to visit my son and his family.
October 17 at 22:31 EST .

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   Gram77  What a great surprise! Everyone knows I love trains. THANKS!
October 18 at 10:47 EST .

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