I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad
Originally powered by steam, this rotary snow plow was built in 1937.
Converted to diesel 20 years later, it’s too huge to use after most snowstorms and it’s only brought out after monster blizzards like those of this almost-past winter. So it’s rare that a photographer has the opportunity for a photo like this one by John Gaffney. The video below shows the big machine in action.
Last ride for the West’s iconic trains?
by Forrest Whitman
If you see a train, better get on it. The California Zephyr, the Coast Starlight, the Empire Builder, the Texas Eagle and my favorite, the Southwest Chief, may soon be heading West for one last ride. Read More
Sing Along with the Hobos
Engineers, firemen, brakemen — who else rode those freights? HOBOS!
And while we might not care to emulate them, it’s a treat to hear their music — here are some samples of two albums produced in support of the Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture.
Check them out here.
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