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Fans of the Rails

  Full scale steam engines to Z scale models any and all rail folks welcome here. Pull up a chair by the depot stove and get comfortable.

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Favorite Steam Engine ....( Come on, ya knew this was gonna be the first one. )

Started by Captain Lachlan Bellraven. Last reply by Captain Lachlan Bellraven Jun 10, 2017. 7 Replies

    For the 19th century I would have to say the Iconic 4-4-0 American. It had variations and worked from mainlines to short runs. The steam engine dearest to me though is the ALCO 3000 series better…Continue

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Comment by Captain on June 9, 2018 at 8:05pm
Comment by Captain on May 14, 2018 at 7:19pm

Or maybe combine the trip with:  https://www.seattle-steamposium.com/ 

Comment by Captain on May 13, 2018 at 11:50pm
Comment by Captain on May 13, 2018 at 11:14pm

My lovely wife has an interest in taking an overnight train trip.  We are considering Amtrak's Coast Starlight https://boingboing.net/2014/06/15/36-hours-to-seattle-taking-th.html  Does anyone have any experience with this route or have another route that you recommend? 

Comment by Captain on September 24, 2017 at 9:48pm
Comment by Captain on September 20, 2017 at 1:41am

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Texas and Pacific Railway's 'Gouldsboro', a steam powered ferry boat, transports a passenger train across the Mississippi River at New Orleans, c. 1938.

Comment by Captain on May 2, 2017 at 6:08pm
Comment by Dusten "The Reaper" on April 14, 2017 at 1:37am

Nice find. Looks like a Canadian Pacific 2-6-0 that was lost.

Comment by Captain on April 14, 2017 at 1:32am
Comment by Captain on April 7, 2017 at 11:05pm
 

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