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What Made YOU Fall In Love???

What made you fall in love? When was that special moment when you knew? How old were you? Was it love at first sight, or was it a slow build? Did you ever stray? What made you come back? What really turns you on? Oh wait.....sorry.....no.....not talking about...

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Birthday Bash For Little River 110!

If you enjoy steam locomotives, head for Coldwater, Michigan! The Little River Railroad will be celebrating the 100th birthday for Little River 110, one of their two steam engines on July 15, 16, and 17, 2011. About Little River 110 Little River 110 is a handsome...

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The Cumbres & Toltec – A Friend In Need

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is going through some very tough times and needs a hand to get back on its feet. The main cause of its current difficulty was the disastrous fire that hit Lobato Trestle in late June, 2010. The trestle is currently out of...

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Soo Line 1003

Soo Line 1003 is a 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotive, built in 1913 by the American Locomotive Company. It was one the last steam engines to work on the Soo Line when it was retired from active service in 1954. The Soo kept it in standby service until 1959, and donated...

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Something For Everyone at a Model Train Show

A model train show is a great way for me to meet and greet potential customers. I regularly participate as a vendor at model train shows, and, chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably been to a model train show or two yourself. You probably also know...

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They Need Our Help

Railroad Preservation Railroad preservation can take many forms - museums and historical displays, groups working to save and restore locomotives, cars and other railroad equipment, specific railroad interest groups like the Great Northern, Soo Line, Milwaukee...

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A Long But Good Ride With UP 3985

UP 3985 made its way through Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and back again to Nebraska, and I had the pleasure of accompanying it on its journey through the Heartland. Due to other commitments I chose to start on September 30, 2010 at North Platte, although...

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