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Category Archives: Railroad Preservation

Atlantic Coast Line Steam Locomotive 1504

In 1906, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was empowered by congress to set maximum shipping rates, in an effort to curb what the public (or rather, the shippers) considered price gouging. The reality is this was a period of economic inflation, and, hamstrung,¬†railroads had a tough time meeting rising costs. By late 1915, 1/6th of […]

Three Barrels of Steam

All photos courtesy Robert Simpson, hosted here with his permission James E. Boynton wrote a book by the same title about 3-cylinder steam locomotives. Although many were presented, he concentrated on the Southern Pacific’s 50 4-10-2s in three classes. The Southern Pacific was the first railroad to order locomotives with this wheel arrangement, and so […]