Rails Across America

John Manter, Webmaster of Stockton Tower Website and Myself have completed our trip to Maine, we left on May 7th, 1999, and arrived back in California May 23, 1999. This page was created for the purposes of posting the railroad photos that we took along the way. All of the photos on this page were taken with a Sony Mavica Digital Camera. the photos were posted here on our nightly stops. On the return trip we stopped at Scranton for a visit to Steamtown. as time permits, I will be putting up a separate page for the three eastern museums that we stopped at. enjoy the pictures

John and I decided to put up a off-shoot of this page for those who may be interested in the non- RR photos we have taken so far. to access this page click Here

May 19, 1999
Steamtown/Scranton, PA

CNJ hook and IC Steam locomotive in front of Steamtown
90' Turntable is the centerpiece to Steamtown
Maine Central #519 sits in the yard immediately adjacent to the Steamtown Roundhouse
Daily Steam excursion, runs from the yard to just beyond the old Lackawanna Station in Scranton

May 16-17, 1999
Portland, ME - Brunswick ME

Brunswick Local heading back to Portland
Maine Central Snow Plow at Rigby Yard
Rigby Yard as seen from Coastal Route 1
Rigby Tower

May 16, 1999
Portland, ME

These 4 views are from the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum in Portland

May 15, 1999
Brunswick, ME - Kennebunkport, ME

These 4 views are from the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport

May 14, 1999
Bangor, ME - Brunswick, ME

Guilford on the ground in Bangor, the last 7 cars derailed when a bridge shifted, most have been already cleaned up
Boston & Maine 332 is the point unit on the derailed train
Maine Central 303 is the trailing unit on the derailed train
Northern Maine Junction had a Guilford Train awaiting clearance to depart

May 13, 1999
Brunswick, ME - Bangor, ME

Bangor & Aroostook BL2 on display at the Cole Land Museum in Bangor
Even before Operation Lifesaver, RR's tried to stop grade crossing collisions, this flyer is c.1930
Maine Central Bridge over one of the Atlantic Inlets
We were told by a MEC engineer that the Silver Budd Car, is the very first Budd Car Santa Fe had.

May 13, 1999
Brunswick, ME - Bangor, ME

This former Lackawanna Trailer car is being restored for service with the Maine Coast
Maine Coast 2002 sits at Rockland
Tucked in the weeds at Rockland was this Alco RS1 unit, it was unmarked.
Maine Coast Caboose sits in the yard at Rockland

May 7, 1999
Stockton, CA - Wells, NV

UP 3652 passes through Lovelock Nevada
The Lovelock Depot still stands
UP Westbound, nearest location we could come up with was Cosgrave Nev.
UP Westbound, near Cosgrave Nev.

May 8, 1999
Wells, NV - Evanston, WY

UP Eastbound trailers passes the Bonneville Salt Flats Rest area
UP Eastbound trailers heads east into the sunrise
BNSF Trackage rights train eastbound at Magna on the Los Angeles & Salt Lake line
UP Eastbound empty Autos with a Conrail unit

May 8, 1999
Evanston, WY - Cheyenne, WY

Chicago & NorthWestern leads a Eastbound Manifest near Evanston Wyoming
UP Westbound Manifest with a Illinois Central Operation lifesaver unit
Everyone probably knew this UP ten wheeler was in Lions Park, but we found it accidentally
Everyone knows abut this Big Boy on display in Cheyenne City Park

May 9, 1999
Cheyenne, WY - Omaha, NE

This is not RR related, but we couldn't resist this sunrise photo
The visitor center at Bailey Yard in North Platte has this sign
Bailey Yard, East Hump in action, can be viewed from the visitor center
UP Eastbound Ballast Train east of Kearney NE, the lead CNW unit has the Operation Lifesaver logo

May 10, 1999
Omaha, NE - South Bend IN

Railfanning Iowa and Illinois was not very successful, the only shot worth posting, is this IC yard just after coming on to the tri-state toll way. we should have more photos tomorrow

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