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CWRailman Visits the Grand Canyon

Discussion in 'General' started by CWRailman, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. CWRailman

    CWRailman Premium Member

    Jun 20, 2015
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    Scottsdale, Arizona USA

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    This past weekend I took a motorcycle trip up to the Grand Canyon
    Fuji X-T1, ISO 200, 18-55mm lens
    This is the original log depot completed in 1910.
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    Grand Canyon RR, Mikado class (2-8-2) locomotive #4960 was built as a coal burner by the Baldwin Locomotive company of Pennsylvania in 1923 for the Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroad and has now been converted to Please login or register to view links
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    Engineer doing his pre trip walk around to make sure all parts are still intact. Grand Canyon 2017 349.jpg

    With a diesel in tow #4960 leaves the depot on a windy fall day. Does anybody else smell French fries??
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    On display is this ALCO built FA type diesel locomotive. These are quite rare as most have been dismantled by scrappers. As typical for ALCO diesels these have an unusual throaty sound.
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    By the way, I heard that someplace around this station there is a big hole in the ground but who wants to look at deep holes when there's a railroad to check out. :)
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  2. Richard_R

    Richard_R Eclectic eccentric Staff Member

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    Melbourne, Australia

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    They are useful if you want to see how far you can jump your motorcycle.
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  3. Earley Man

    Earley Man Premium Member

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    I agree :)
  4. Charlie Spaghetti

    Charlie Spaghetti Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2017
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    Wow! Fantastic shots. Love the steam, but I particularly love the FPA-4. That's an old MLW (Montreal Locomotive Works) beast that hauled itself all over Canada for decades, before retiring to AZ.
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