May 8, 2017
As Cousin Eddie would say, "Bingo!"
The first time I ever saw a live steam engine was the 8444 at Boise, ID for the '89 Centennial celebration. Even though the extra 4 was just a temporary thing, it is how I remember her....... ...... but she still a beauty in any number!
The San Francisco Zephyr at Green River, WY, February 1974 (Beyer Patton)
Oh yeah, the wonders of steam heat!
The SFZ at Green River, WY, February 1974 (Beyer Patton)
Intermountain Chapter NRHS's "Navajo" on the rear of Santa Fe Train 190 at Palmer Lake, CO, late 1960s (Beyer Patton)
Great Western SW-1s 63 and 62 at Loveland, late 1960s (Beyer Patton)
The NCL at Billings, MT, late 1960s (Beyer Patton)
Wow, what s neat scene with the NCL and a car that seems way far from home rails.
Appears to be the same trip up from Colorado as in post 1866.
Cool set of SW1s! Those things are the real "little engines that could" - they could, they did, and kept right on going.
Puts the battery bunny to shame.
Love that paint scheme on those SW1's!
Another weird "out of place" for passenger cars was regularly seeing Pennsylvania RR passenger cars in Livingston, MT for East Coast passengers going to Yellowstone NP
A excursion on the Great Western, late 1960s (Beyer Patton)
M&PP Railcar 14 near the summit of Pikes Peak, early 1970s (Beyer Patton)
All those Great Western SW1's are really cool!
Cooler still, or should I say hot, I just noticed that they seem to be equipped with Watchman heaters.
D&RGW Coach 1120 "Silver Aspen", Grand Junction, CO, June 1974 (Beyer Patton)
C&S E5A 9951A with a special Texas Zephyr at Denver, November 1966 (Beyer Patton)
I had not noticed that feature. Interesting!
An Intermountain Chapter NRHS excursion prepared to head off into the night, 1960s (Beyer Patton)
C&S Parlor-Lounge-Obs. 640 "Silver Flash", Northern Colorado, November 1966 (Beyer Patton)
...wearing actual neon tubes on the drumhead!
Did not know about that one.
Interesting that it looks like it's in the middle of nowhere, after a photo run-by maybe?
What should I look for? I don't know what the spotting features are for this heater.