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Guess the Railroad #1

Cardinal

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Since this is the transportation forum, instead of guessing the city, why not guess the railroad? I don't expect people to be able to recognize trains, but there are enough clues in the surrounding landscapes to let you guess. The question is, since most of the railroads consolidated or went under in the 1970's how well do you remember the major lines of the previous century?

This is an old and storied railroad.

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Is there a clue here?

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Definitely a big clue.

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Is the train really supposed to be able to go over that track?

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Interesting landscape.

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The streamlined trains of the 30's are my favourite.

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Does that depot say "Davenport?"

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That sign will definitely give it away.

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Chet

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UP is my guess also. If I am remembering right, think they were the only ones to operate the Big Boy (pictured in one of those I think...).
 

JNA

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?Southern Pacific?

last photo had locomotive number that could be searched by.
 
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Dan

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If that's Lemay Avenue in Fort Collins, it's the UP.

Trains srtill run down the middle of that street today.
 

el Guapo

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Chet said:
UP is my guess also. If I am remembering right, think they were the only ones to operate the Big Boy (pictured in one of those I think...).

Chet, I thought operating the "Big Boy" was your forte? ;)

My guess, because I know bubkus (sp?) about cho-chos is the AT&SF.
 

JNA

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Chet said:
the Big Boy (pictured in one of those I think...).

Sorry,
I did not see a photo with enough drive wheels -
Big Boy had 4-8-8-4 design
 

Tranplanner

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jordanb said:
UP gobbled Southern Pacific up, didn't it?

Yep.

Excellent post Cardinal, I'm sorry I missed it before the answer was given. I got it on the streamlined loco - definitely SP.
 

Richmond Jake

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The 4th picture looks like the trestle over the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz CA with the Beach Boardwalk in the background.
 
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