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Spirit of the Union Pacific

Railfans east of Chicago were treated to an unprecedented appearance of the Union Pacific Office Car Special. The special passenger train was headed by two new EMD SD70AH's the lead unit being the new Spirit of the Union Pacific #1943... Continue Reading →

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MTH Western Maryland 734

Western Maryland 734 holds a special place in my collection as it was the first steam locomotive I have any good memories of when I was three years old at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The WMSR operates on ex-Western... Continue Reading →

Norfolk Southern in Amherst, OH

I took advantage of the 40-degree weather to shoot some Norfolk Southern action at the Crosse Road railroad crossing. You will see two westbound trains, an intermodal and a hotshot freight. Two diesel locomotives a Dash-9 and Dash-8 then emerged... Continue Reading →

MTH Premier Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0

A new steam locomotive has arrived on the railroad in the form of Nickel Plate Road #272. In real life, NKP 272 began life in 1918 at the ALCO Pittsburgh Works as Wheeling & Lake Erie 5102 in a brand... Continue Reading →

Nickel Plate Road 765 Deadhead to CVSR

Steam will grace the rails of Lorain County today as Nickel Plate Road 765 makes its way to the annual Steam in the Valley excursions at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The historic 1944 Lima-built 2-8-4 Berkshire type steam locomotive... Continue Reading →

The Hat That Lived & 100th Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwNPsj1CM3w I rode the Joliet Rocket with Nickel Plate Road 765 on June 17, 2017. We left a little behind schedule but once the train started moving I went to the open vestibule in our car to experience the sound... Continue Reading →

NKP 765 Wheelslip in Chicago

I rode morning Joliet Rocket behind Nickel Plate Road 765. Due to a late start, the photo run by was cancelled so the crew arranged a mini run by at La Salle Street Station in Chicago. Not wanting to be... Continue Reading →

Nickel Plate Road Steel Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxClUpdwZPs After many, many years I finally have a true steel mill train. Nickel Plate Road 365 was the first MTH Premier Line steam locomotive in my collection. It is based on a standard USRA 0-6-0 switch engine. The Wheeling... Continue Reading →

NS Central of Georgia Heritage Unit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvNdNSp-cUk On Wednesday April 9th I was lucky enough to receive a confidential tip-off that the Norfolk Southern Central of Georgia Heritage Unit was about to head east on the old Nickel Plate Road out of Bellevue, OH to Conneaut,... Continue Reading →

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