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My very most favorite railroad shot. This is at MG, halfway down the mountain between Gallitzin and Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is a couple of miles before the train starts around the world famous Horseshoe Curve. This is a highly desired location for rail photographers visiting the Horseshoe Curve.

Bill Linson’s Favorite Railfanning Photos, Part 3

Starting with several thousand images, here is an additional set of my favorite photos from my many railfan trips....
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Between Cresson and Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.

Bill Linson’s Favorite Railfanning Photos, Part 2

Starting with several thousand images, here are some more of my favorite photos from my many railfan trips....
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Beautiful Spring Day Railfanning Pacific Missouri

Beautiful Spring Day Railfanning Pacific Missouri

Friday was such a beautiful day here - 71 degrees and not a cloud in the sky - so I ran down to Pacific, Missouri (about 6 or 7 miles west of home in Ballwin, and calls itself “Train Town USA”) and caught four trains in the span of fifty minutes....
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Denver’s Union Station, opened in 1914 and following a $54 million two-year renovation in 2012-14, retained its iconic front.

Powder River Coal Basin, Colorado and Wyoming Railfan Trip

A dozen of us, from Ohio, Kentucky, and Canada as well as Missouri, spent the last week on a rail fan trip to Colorado and Wyoming. We all met in Chicago, took Amtrak’s California Zephyr to Denver, and then rented cars to get around including the Powder River Coal Basin and Cheyenne S...
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Union Pacific eastbound mixed freight. This the old Missouri Pacific line, and the same rails I've been shooting the past couple of weeks, just three or four miles east. This is at MP 28.

Railfanning Eureka in The Snow

Went to Eureka looking for snow pictures. Not much snow, and what there was, was dirty snow. Here are four shots from the trip. A good afternoon at Eureka. Enjoy....
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Bob Boedges’ Fussin & Fumin N Scale Model Railroad

Bob Boedges’ Fussin & Fumin N Scale Model Railroad

Bob has created a beautiful fully-sceniced modern-era BNSF N scale model railroad empire in the two-car garage and lower level of his split-level home. The layout features a single-track mainline with hidden staging and an industrial branchline that leads to a highly detailed, very im...
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Not to be outdone, just minutes later the BNSF local came by, west bound. Here, the two tracks run parallel, about 50 feet apart. They split in downtown Pacific (about two miles in front of this train), with BNSF (the old Frisco) going on to Springfield, and the UP (the old MoPac) proceeding to Kansas City.

Missouri Railfanning with Bill Linson

Railroad friend Hank Kraichely and I went looking for trains. Found some. The first two shots are at Dozier Crossing, about two miles east of downtown Pacific, plus two more shots in Pacific. Rounding out this collection are three more local trains I have shot the last couple of weeks...
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Rick Pfarr's Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick Pfarr’s Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick's 24'x13' HO scale double track folded dog-bone track plan supports two continuously running trains. Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Frisco power from 1935-1965 travel through five towns, over the prairie, and into the Rocky Mountains....
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Summer 2013 RPO, Vol 21, No 2

The Summer 2013 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2013 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Kenneth Kroschwtz's Amazing K-10 Model Trains Layout

Kenneth Kroschwtz’s Amazing K-10 Model Trains Layout

Ken Kroschwtz has a huge HO layout filling a 60×81 foot railroad room. The layout includes three major railroads (ATSF, UP & SP) that all interchange with each other, two short lines, and five major industries. The ATSF includes a 255' double track main line and a 19 track yard. The U...
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This is UP SD 80 MAC #8066, on the point of an empty coal train westbound at the historic Kirkwood Station and headed back to the Wyoming coal fields.

Bill Linson’s St. Louis Railroading

Great photos of iconic St. Louis railroad scenes by Bill Linson. Kirkwood Station, UP Challenger 3895, Eureka, Geyer Road....
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