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White Mountain Scenic Railway 2-8-2 Locomotive No. 36, August 1970.

White Mountain Scenic Railway, September 1970 The White Mountain Scenic Railway was based in McNary, Arizona.

White Mountain Scenic Railway, 1970 White Mountain Scenic Railway engine No. 36 was a 2-8-2.

White Mountain Scenic Railway, September 1970 The White Mountain Scenic Railway owned another 2-8-2 locomotive, the old Samta Maria Valley No. 100. It was later moved to Heber, Utah.

White Mountain Scenic Railway engine No. 36, September 1971.

White Mountain Scenic Railway, September 1971 It snowed heavily during the 1971 fall color run of the White Mountain Scenic Railway.

White Mountain Scenic Railway, September 1971 This ride on the White Mountain Scenic Railway gave a good impression of what riding the trans-siberian railway must have been like.

White Mountain Scenic Railway, September 1971 A short while later engine No. 36 was sold to a new McCulloch housing development in northern Arizona. For a short while it was used to take prospective property buyers on tours of the development.

Eureka Skunk Train Baldwin 2-8-2 Locomotive No. 45, August 1975.

Eureka Skunk Train #45, August 1975 The California Western Railroad operates the Skunk Trains between Fort Bragg and Willits, California. Engine No. 45 is a 2-8-2 Baldwin. It was built in 1924. It is seen here at the Fort Bragg Station.

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Eureka Skunk Train Motorcar M-300, August 1975 Eureka Skunk Train Motorcar M-300.

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Eureka Skunk Train #45, August 1975 Engine No. 45 at the Willits terminus.

California Western RailroadVisit the California Western Railroad web site.

Durango & Silverton K-28 class 2-8-2 Locomotive No. 478, August 1982.

Durango - Silverton #478, K-28 class, narrow-gauge 2-8-2, August 1982 Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad engine No. 478 is part of a fleet of 2-8-2 steam engines operated between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. It is a K-28 class narrow gauge engine.

Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadVisit the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad web site. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad provides year round train service operating a historical train with rolling stock indigenous to the line. The locomotives used to pull today’s train remain 100% coal-fired, steam-operated. The locomotives are 1923-25 vintage and are maintained in original condition.

Santa Fe Baldwin Northern 4-8-4 Locomotve No. 3751, December 28, 1991.

Santa Fe engine No. 3751 is a Northern class 4-8-4 Baldwin. It was built in 1927 for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. She was retired from revenue service in 1953.

Engine No. 3751 pulled the California Limited excursion train from Los Angeles to Bakersfield on December 28, 1991 and returned to LA on December 30.

California Limited, North Edwards, December 28, 1991 California Limited at North Edwards, December 28, 1991

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California Limited, Bakersfield, December 28, 1991 California Limited outside Bakersfield, December 28, 1991

California Limited, Bakersfield, December 28, 1991 California Limited outside Bakersfield, December 28, 1991

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This video follows the California Limited excursion train from North Edwards through Mojave and the Tehachapi Pass to Bakersfield on December 28, 1991.

This video follows Santa Fe steam locomotive 3751 pulling the California Limited excursion train from Helendale through Victorville, Summit, and the Cajon Pass on December 30, 1991.

This video shows the many vintage rail cars that comprised the California Limited.

Silver Solarium of the California Zephyr next to Highway 58 east of Bakersfield, December 28, 1991 Silver Solarium of the California Zephyr next to Highway 58 east of Bakersfield, December 28, 1991.

Silver Solarium of the California Zephyr next to Highway 58 east of Bakersfield, December 28, 1991 Silver Solarium of the California Zephyr next to Highway 58 east of Bakersfield, December 28, 1991.

Silver Solarium of the California Zephyr in the Bakersfield Station, December 28, 1991 Silver Solarium of the California Zephyr in the Bakersfield Station, December 28, 1991.

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Santa Fe 3751 is now in the collection of the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society. San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society

Sierra Railroad Lima Locomotive Works Shay No. 2, May 28, 1994

Jamestown Shay #2, May 28, 1994 Shay No. 2 is operated by the Sierra Railroad of the Railtown 1897 Historic Park in Jamestown, California. Three steam cylinders are mounted vertically just forward of the cab. The power is transmitted to four-wheeled drive trucks at both the front and rear through a series of gears.

This Shay was built for Hutchinson Lumber Co. in Oroville, California in 1922. It carried Lima Locomotive Works shop number 3177. It was last operated by Georgia-Pacific Corporation of Feather Falls, California.

Steve Rolle maintains an unofficial web sote devoted to the Sierra Railroad.

Shay Locomotives Find out more about Shay locomotives.

Fillmore and Western 2-8-0 Locomotive No. 51, April 23, 1995

Fillmore & Western #51 at Santa Paula on April 23, 1995 Fillmore & Western 2-8-0 steam engine 51 at Santa Paula on April 23, 1995.

Fillmore & Western #51 at Santa Paula on April 23, 1995

Visit the Fillmore & Western Railroad web site.

Union Pacific Challenger 4-6-6-4 Locomotive No. 3985, August 20, 2000

Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985 Page Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985 paid a visit to Southern California in August 2000. I chased it from Pomona to Yermo on August 20. Link to a page of pictures of Union Pacific Challenger 3985.

Chase the Union Pacific Challenger class 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive 3985 from Pomona through Cajon Pass and Victorville to Yermo on August 20, 2000.

Santa Fe 3751 run from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, June 12, 2004

Santa Fe 3751 run from Los Angeles to 
San Bernardino, June 12, 2004 Santa Fe steam locomotive 3751 made an unassisted run from Union Station to San Bernardino to be displayed at the rededication of the depot.

Fillmore Railfest, March 29, 2009

Fillmore, California Fillmore hosted Railfest 2009 over the weekend of March 28 - 29. The Fillmore & Western Sespe #1 0-4-0 steam engine was running on live steam for the first time in years. A pair of EMG F7 diesels pulled an excursion train on runs to Santa Paula. A Metrolink train pulled by a MotivePower MPXpress locomotive was on display. They demonstrated the operation of the Canadian turntable. A miniature live steam 2-4-0 locomotive made runs along a short stretch of scale track.

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 Locomotive #4960, May 8, 2010

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive, May 8, 2010 The Grand Canyon Railway at Williams, Arizona commemorated National Train Day with a series of short Cataract Creek Rambler excursions pulled by their Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 #4960 steam locomotive on May 8 and 9, 2010.

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 Locomotive #4960, May 7, 2011

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive, May 8, 2010 The Grand Canyon Railway at Williams, Arizona commemorated National Train Day with a series of short Cataract Creek Rambler excursions pulled by their Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 #4960 steam locomotive on May 7 and 8, 2011. The price of a ticket was just $15. The excursions ran hourly from 10:00 AM.

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 and the Grand Canyon State Steam Special, November 12, 2011

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844, November 12, 2011 Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 pulled the Grand Canyon State Steam Special excursion train from Tucson to Phoenix on Saturday, November 12. Union Pacific 844 was the last steam locomotive delivered to Union Pacific. It is the only steam locomotive in the U.S. that was never retired. After ending freight operations, Union Pacific has kept it operational for excursions.

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, I caught the train near Recker Road in Gilbert. I waited for it to depart the Gilbert Station at the Guadalupe Road Crossing. I raced ahead of it to photograph it on the bridge across the Salt River.

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 and the Grand Canyon State Steam Special, November 15, 2011

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844, November 15, 2011 On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, I waited for the train at the bridge across the Salt River. I caught it again near Recker Road and at the Florence Avenue crossing in Coolidge. I photographed the crew servicing it in Coolidge, and then headed down to Picacho to catch it crossing Milligan Road. I waited on the Highway 87 overpass for the train to depart from Picacho, then skipped the Casa Grande stop. I drove west on Interstate 8 to Gila Bend and backtracked on Highway 238 to the Maricopa Mountains.




More Vintage Locomotives and Rail Cars

More Vintage Locomotives and Rail Cars More of my Vintage Locomotive and Rail Car photographs.




Links:

Link to Don Winslow's collection of steam locomotive photos.

Steam Incorporated, New Zealand Visit the Steam Incorporated site, which features New Zealand steam train information.




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Steam locomotives photographed in Arizona, California, and Colorado include:

Eureka Skunk Train Baldwin 2-8-2 #45,
Fillmore & Western Sespe 0-4-0 #1,
Fillmore & Western 2-8-0 #51,
Durango-Silverton Narrow-gauge K-28 2-8-2 #478,
Sierra Lima Shay No 2,
Santa Fe Baldwin Northern 4-8-4 #3751,
Union Pacific American Challenger 4-6-6-4 #3985,
Grand Canyon Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 #4960,
Union Pacific American FEF-3 4-8-4 #844.

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Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 in Arizona

2015 Calendar

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 in Arizona

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A dozen pictures of Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 in Gilbert, Tempe, Coolidge, Picacho, and the Maricopa Mountains.

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