London, Midland and Scottish Railway and The Transcontinental Railroad: It’s all the same!

Well, that is if one leaves it to the United States Postal Service. If my readers will remember, this May was the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first US transcontinental railroad. Brad and I went out to Utah to participate in the festivities. You can read my blog about it here. Historically, the […]

Rail Pictures from Utah

Just a few of the rail related photographs we took in Utah which didn’t quite fit into the previous blog entries. Union Pacific Railroad’s 4014 and 844 at Ogden, Utah. The next morning both locomotives were double heading the UP train back to Cheyenne through the Echo Canyon.   UPRR’s 833 at the railroads museum […]

Some final thoughts about the trip to the “Golden Spike” events in Utah

It’s a big country! Frankly it is easy to forget just how big the US really is. Our trip west brought that point home for me again. Driving from Salt Lake City to Ely, Nevada to visit the Nevada Northern Railway, took close to four hours with nary a settlement in between the two. Here […]

More on the Golden Spike events in Utah. Let’s call this Part 2.

My last blog entry has been a while ago. I have just not been able to find time to do a “Part 2” to the original blog post regarding the Golden Spike events. (In case anybody needs a refresher regarding Part 1, here is a link) Anyway, it has been hectic around these parts: with […]