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.
Sparks: A Town of Two Times
by Wendell Huffman
For a while after 1904 Sparks ran on “Fast Time” and Reno ran on “Slow Time”, Here’s why — 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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