||Updated December 16, 2012
||NEW! A look back at this northern California shortline in 2000 and before with this reincarnation of a Northwest Rails article from 2001.
Siskiyou and Coos Bay lines with sections on the early months, signals
including semaphores and wig wags, signal maintainence, and a couple of
cab rides with friends who have become become engineers.
80's until the takeover by CORP including coverage of the "Rainbow Era"
of diversely painted locomotives, the 4449's Spirit of the West tour in
1988 and a last look the combined power of the SP and D&RGW in the
gem in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, the narrow gauge Sumpter Valley
Railway features a wood burning Heisler and an elegantly rebuilt Alco
from the past including: the New York Central in Rochester and
the Lehigh Valley, Baltimore & Ohio and Erie Lackawanna in upstate
New York; the Illinois Central, Southern and Gulf Mobile & Ohio in
south Louisiana; and the Seaboard Coast Line in North Carolina. December, 2012 Update: St. Tammany Rails Parts 1 and 2 -- Rail adventures in the 1960's in Louisiana.
of a Baldwin switcher, building of an excursion railroad near Medford,
Oregon and rebuilding of a Willamette steam locomotive.
||My HO model
loosely on the Rogue Valley in 1966.
couplola, wide vision, or bay window; in service or off track; standard
and narrow gauge: a tribute to what many of us remember most
||Some pages of
railroad experiences including a ride on the Portland & Western's
Hauler, a Featured Picture, Operation Lifesaver presenter Jim Armstrong
and the OLI Special on the Union Pacific.
links which relate to Alpha Rail Net as well as some other interesting
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