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   StormCnter  I posted this on the Suggested Viewing wall, but since it's made up of photos and drawings, this might be a good place, too. This is a 17 year old high schooler's history project. Our history in 2 minutes. It moves very fast. I can' only imagine how long it took him to compile all those photos.
April 13 at 10:49 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  More of my favorite locomotive: N&W #611. Here we see her powering through Elliston, VA, eastbound under stormy and rainy skies.
   March 25 at 12:55 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Wow! look at that power . . . I love it.

It's nice to see you Buzz.
March 25 at 20:53 EST .

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   Bettijo  Oh! WOW! A Class J N&W. My very favorite steam locomotive. Isn't she a beauty!
April 10 at 19:09 EST .

   HopeandGlory  Spring has sprung in Texas.
   March 20 at 14:42 EST .

   6 people like this.

   MeiDei  How long do the flowers last?
April 2 at 06:51 EST .

   HopeandGlory  Hello Mei . . . these started blooming in early March and could continue until the end of April, it depends on heat and getting enough rainfall.
April 2 at 09:50 EST .

   MeiDei  It must be lovely to look at first thing in the morning. Our daffodils are under 4" of today's snowfall, we may lose them as we did the crocus after a warm spell followed by really cold weather.
April 4 at 22:25 EST .

   Ole buzzard  Are those bluebonnets?
April 9 at 15:09 EST .

   HopeandGlory  Hello Buzz . . . Yes they are and they are still blooming, they will bloom a little longer as we had a nice shower today and more promised Mon. and Wed., so hopefully they'll last thru' April.
April 9 at 18:21 EST .

   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 .

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   HopeandGlory  I'll echo Gram . . . it's beautiful.
February 10 at 19:05 EST .

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   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 .

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   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 .

  4 people like this.

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

  8 people like this.

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

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