An overdue visit to a special railroad tunnel that never saw the first train

Here in the UK we have many disused tunnels and infrastructure but have we got any tunnels that were built for the railways but never used ? Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities (tourist railroads, fan trips), … Continue reading An overdue visit to a special railroad tunnel that never saw the first train

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Railfan 1995 pt.2

So what else was on the railway? You have already seen EMD (1952) MRS-1 (#1809) in part 1. Next up is another EMD MRS-1 (#1820). U.S. Air Force #2104 This is a turbocharged, variable-gauge road switcher. Built by American Locomotive Co., Schenectady, NY; April 27, 1953. ALCo/GE built 83 MRS-1 units, and EMD(GM) 13 units. … Continue reading Railfan 1995 pt.2

Railfan 1995 pt.1

Way back in 1995 the wife and I were on holiday in California and our friends that live there suggested, as I was a railwayman, that we might like to visit the San Diego and Arizona State Railroad at Campo (now called The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association). Giving me a break from driving Karolina … Continue reading Railfan 1995 pt.1

Santa Fe to San Diego Old Town.

It was a blooming hot sunny day in San Diego (well it most always is) and we (family) decided that we'd try to get go on the train in the USA. Armed with our 'BR Green Ticket', I approached the ticket office at Santa Fe Depot. The ticket hall is very cavernous and ostentatious with … Continue reading Santa Fe to San Diego Old Town.