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Those Remarkable Trains 2019 Calendar

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This remarkable collection of classic train pictures offers thundering power and great style through more than 50 years of railroading. Those Remarkable Trains 2019 range from a New York Central Lightening Stripe EMD E8A and a Norfolk and Western Mastadon (4-8-0), to a giant Northern Pacific Class Z-7 Challenger (4-6-6-4), and an ancient Burlington H-4 (4-6-0) built in 1911. Don't miss the call!

Engines and locations featured in the 2019 calendar include:

January

The temperature is hovering around minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit as the Colorado and Southern Class B-4R Consolidation (2-8-0) 641 slowly backs out of the enginehouse at Leadville, Colorado, on January 30, 1959. It will be making a fourteen-mile run up to the Climax Molybdenum Mine.

February

Here is a study of contrasts. On February 10, 1951, an excursion special arrived at Owenyo, California, powered by Southern Pacific 3203, a standard-gauge Class MK-2 Mikado. Sitting next to it is Southern Pacific 18, a narrow-gauge ten-wheeler (4-6-0). This is a good way to see the physical difference in scale between standard- and narrow-gauge engines.

March

Erie Railroad Ten Wheeler 769 is westbound with four-car commuter Train #711 crossing the long Newark Bay Bridge between Newark and Bayonne, New Jersey, on March 19, 1953. The bridge was built in 1864 by Central Railroad of New Jersey to connect its Jersey City terminal. The last trains crossed the bridge in 1978, and the bridge<?> was demolished in the 1980’s. The terminal was built in 1889 and abandoned in 1967. Restored and now part of Liberty State Park, the terminal was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. How is this for a picture you know no one else has?

April

Shay #5 of the Twin Seam Mining Company is undergoing some “last minute repairs” in Kellerman, Alabama, on April 18, 1961. Train #5 was constructed in 1911 by the Lima Locomotive Works for the Winchester and Western and then sold to the Meadow River, which operated it from 1926 until 1958. It was then sold to Twin Seam, which squeezed out its last few miles. The engine was scrapped at Fox, Alabama, in March 1963.

May

New York Central 4037, “Lightning Stripe” EMD E8A’s, leaves Chicago, Illinois, with an eastbound mail train while Engine 8764 (EMD NW-2) switches a cut of cars on the right. A Rock Island switcher is working off to the left. This photograph was taken on May 26, 1958.

June

Northern Pacific 5124 is a Class Z-7 Challenger (4-6-6-4) built by the American Locomotive Company in

1941. Northern Pacific had forty-seven Challengers in three separate classes. All were built just before or during World War II. These locomotives were liked by crews and management. They served well until the end of steam in 1958. The 5124 is seen here at Livingston, Montana, on June 24, 1956.

July

Rock Island 600 (TA) is taking on fuel while 625 (E3A) is also being serviced. Both of these passenger trains are making a combined station and servicing stop at El Reno, Oklahoma, in July 1952.

August

Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy 919, a Class H-4 ten-wheeler (4-6-0) built in 1903 by the Burlington’s Havelock, Nebraska, Shops, has stopped to take water at Willard, Colorado, on August 2, 1956. This train is on Burlington’s 109-mile-long line from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Sterling, Colorado. Today, the railroad is gone, and the 919 is on display in a park in Alliance, Nebraska, and now wears its original 719 designation.

September

Canadian Pacific 3101, one of only two Northerns on its roster, is leading a passenger train, making a station stop at Montreal West, Quebec, on September 6, 1954.

October

Norfolk and Western 382, a fifty-one-year-old A Class M 4-8-0 Mastadon, is leading Train #201, the “Virginia Creeper,” on the Abington Branch near Damascus, Virginia, on October 2, 1957. The five cars of this train constitute almost maximum tonnage. If more cars were put in the consist, a second A Class M (sometimes referred to as a Mollie) was added because of the stiff grade through the last several miles of the approach to White Top, Virginia.

November

Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, better known as the Soo Line, 705, a Class H-1 Pacific, is the power for Train #1 at Glenwood, Minnesota, on November 7, 1953. The engineer is checking his locomotive, and LCL freight is being loaded onto the baggage car. The cab curtains are neatly folded and in place. Since it is November and this is Minnesota, a safe bet is that the crew will be needing them soon.

December

Delaware and Hudson’s northbound Train #35, “The Laurentian,” is passing through Saratoga Springs, New York, at about 4:10 p.m., running about three and a half hours late. The power consist is two Alco PA’s, Numbers 19 and 18, heading away from the photographer. Meeting them is Train #34, the southbound Laurentian, running on time. The power for that train is also a pair of Alco PA’s, Numbers 16 and 17. These four engines constituted the entire fleet of Delaware and Hudson PA’s. Timing is everything, even if it is sheer luck!

 

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