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Museum of the American Railroad

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by bluzman, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:24 PM.

  1. I visited this museum (Museum of the American Railroad > Home) earlier this week so I thought I'd share some images of some of what I saw. I'm not a train enthusiast per se but I do enjoy historical exhibits of many types. My only disappointment regarding the exhibits was due to the way the rail cars and locomotives were displayed. Things are arranged mostly "nose-to-tail" so it was difficult to get stand alone images of individual exhibits. However, as a photojournalist friend always reminds me when I whine about such things, "shoot what ya' got" so here's what I got. All images are straight out of the camera which was handheld.

    Santa Fe "Doodlebug" M.160
    Build Date: 1931
    Current Status: Restored and Operational
    Road: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
    01 Doodlebug M160.JPG
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    Santa Fe Waycar 999113
    Build Date: 1949, Rebuilt: 1968
    Builder: Topeka Shops, AT&SF
    Road: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
    Configuration: CE-1
    02 Waycar 999113.JPG
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    Santa Fe 49 (originally Canadian National 9167)
    Build Date: 1952
    Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
    Current Status: Static
    Road: Canadian National
    Configuration: EMD F7
    03 Santa Fe 49.jpg
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    Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 4903
    Build Date: 1943
    Builder: Pennsylvania Railroad
    Current Status: Static
    Road: Pennsylvania Railroad
    Configuration: GG1
    04 Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 4903.jpg
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    Union Pacific "Centennial" 6913
    Build Date: October, 1969
    Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
    Current Status: Static
    Road: Union Pacific Railroad
    Configuration EMD DDA40X
    05 Union Pacific Centennial 6913.jpg
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    Santa Fe 97
    Build Date: 1967
    Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
    Current Status: Static
    Road: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
    Configuration: EMD FP45
    06 Santa Fe 97 FP45.jpg
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    St. Louis - San Francisco Railway Company ("Frisco") 4501
    Build Date: 1942
    Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
    Current Status: Static
    Road: St. Louis - San Francisco Railway Company ("Frisco")
    Configuration: 4-8-4
    07 Frisco Steam Locomotve 4501.jpg
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    Union Pacific Steam Locomotive "Big Boy" 4018
    Build Date: December, 1941
    Builder: ALCO, Schenectady, NY
    Current Status: Static
    Road: Union Pacific
    Configuration: 4-8-8-4
    08 Union Pacific Steam Locomotive Big Boy 4018.jpg
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    Oh, and to provide a reference point as to why the Big Boy has that name, there's this.
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  2. Love this series and all are very well done. Brings back some memories - I guess I'm sort of a "closet" rail fan!! When I was a kid my family used to take me on trips to visit Grandma via the Union Pacific passenger service. Loved those trips!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Ken
     
  3. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Oh boy, these pictures are bringing back some fond memories...
    An uncle of mine was engineer on steam engines here in Germany and I was able to accompany him to the depot several times.

    And, hey! Welcome to the Café
    Klaus
     
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  4. That GG1 sure looks out of place

    Cabin
     
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