Boxcar Tourist

A blog of railroads: Where they were. Where they are.

White Pass & Yukon Route Alco’s #107 & #106 hauling a container train. Appears to be on the Canadian side of the line. 1977. View high resolution

White Pass & Yukon Route Alco’s #107 & #106 hauling a container train. Appears to be on the Canadian side of the line. 1977.

The Kettle Valley steam train coming down the tracks in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. View high resolution

The Kettle Valley steam train coming down the tracks in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada.

The High Line of the New York Central Railroad. The High Line runs 30 ft. in the air, through the center of buildings and warehouses. This allowed for transportation of goods without increased street traffic. The last train ran along the High Line in 1980. View high resolution

The High Line of the New York Central Railroad. The High Line runs 30 ft. in the air, through the center of buildings and warehouses. This allowed for transportation of goods without increased street traffic. The last train ran along the High Line in 1980.

Sorry todays post is coming in late… here is a quick one from another blog:
The Union Pacific Railroad’s “City of Denver”. #CD-05 was one of four identical 2400 hp diesel-electric streamliner trains with 2-car power sets that were delivered in May through July 1936 by the Pullman Standard Co. Engines and internal locomotive equipment were produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. View high resolution

Sorry todays post is coming in late… here is a quick one from another blog:

The Union Pacific Railroad’s “City of Denver”. #CD-05 was one of four identical 2400 hp diesel-electric streamliner trains with 2-car power sets that were delivered in May through July 1936 by the Pullman Standard Co. Engines and internal locomotive equipment were produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division.

Baldwin 2-8-2 - “Moose Gooser”
Alaska Railroad #16 - Anchorage, AK. June 1967.
The locomotive was acquired by the West Coast Railway Association in 1964. In 1967 No. 16 was leased to the Alaska Railroad who were in need of a steam locomotive with which to celebrate Alaska’s centennial. The Alaska Railroad ignominiously named their acquisition the “Moose Gooser”. Returned from Alaska Railroad, it was sent to Vancouver Island in 1970
No.16 was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for C. R. McCormick , a large Washington state logging company the year the Great Depression began. Typical of thousands of powerful “Rod” engines, No. 16 was the standard Baldwin logging locomotive design. With a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement this “Mikado” type locomotive has relatively small drivers, only 45” in diameter giving power rather than speed. The centre 2 drivers are “blind” which means they do not have flanges. This enables No. 16 to negotiate the very sharp curves which were found on logging railways. No. 16 was built as a Saddle Tank engine. The water tanks were carried over the boiler like a saddle.
Credit: Paul O’Garra  View high resolution

Baldwin 2-8-2 - “Moose Gooser”

Alaska Railroad #16 - Anchorage, AK. June 1967.

The locomotive was acquired by the West Coast Railway Association in 1964. In 1967 No. 16 was leased to the Alaska Railroad who were in need of a steam locomotive with which to celebrate Alaska’s centennial. The Alaska Railroad ignominiously named their acquisition the “Moose Gooser”. Returned from Alaska Railroad, it was sent to Vancouver Island in 1970

No.16 was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for C. R. McCormick , a large Washington state logging company the year the Great Depression began. Typical of thousands of powerful “Rod” engines, No. 16 was the standard Baldwin logging locomotive design. With a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement this “Mikado” type locomotive has relatively small drivers, only 45” in diameter giving power rather than speed. The centre 2 drivers are “blind” which means they do not have flanges. This enables No. 16 to negotiate the very sharp curves which were found on logging railways. No. 16 was built as a Saddle Tank engine. The water tanks were carried over the boiler like a saddle.

Credit: Paul O’Garra 

Rock Island #663 at Joliet, IL. May 1975.

Rock Island #663 at Joliet, IL. May 1975.

White Pass & Yukon Route postcard showing two GE Class 90s hauling a passenger train. Blue paint scheme. Circa 1970’s.
Credit: Benjamin Schlechter

White Pass & Yukon Route postcard showing two GE Class 90s hauling a passenger train. Blue paint scheme. Circa 1970’s.

Credit: Benjamin Schlechter