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Trains Magazine accepting proposals for annual preservation award

Posted by Brian Schmidt
on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Will we ever see a steam turbine engines again?

Posted by zkr123
on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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Is there any talk of restoring Southern Pacific's 4-8-8-2 reverse...

Posted by zkr123
on Thursday, August 07, 2014
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Trying to ID a locomotive

Posted by cheater2
on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Any News from Cheyenne on the 4014 Big Boy?

Posted by Big Boy Forever
on Sunday, June 22, 2014
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RE: What steam we haven't seen ?

Posted by carnej1
on Saturday, December 29, 2012
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C&O 2-8-4 Kanawah Berkshire Steam Engine

Posted by quizshow904
on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Big Boy 4006's Tender is Not Her Own

Posted by S. Connor
on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Cab Forward 4294

Posted by SPer
on Thursday, August 14, 2014
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PRR T-1

Posted by daveklepper
on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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NKP 765 Detroit 2014

Posted by Northernmichiganrailfan
on Monday, May 26, 2014
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Lahaina, Kaanapali & Pacific R.I.P.

Posted by nycmodel
on Friday, August 01, 2014
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Steam in the 21st century - what are the perspectives for running...

Posted by Juniatha
on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Budd RDC business car?

Posted by Leo_Ames
on Friday, April 25, 2014
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High drivers, narrow steam locomotive operating range, and cylinder...

Posted by Paul Milenkovic
on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Big European steamers

Posted by Mario_v
on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Why are steam locomotives less efficient at low speeds?

Posted by Ulrich
on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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C&O 2-6-6-2 1309 Status

Posted by ACY
on Friday, July 18, 2014
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A Yank in Britain

Posted by Sir Madog
on Monday, July 07, 2014
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Mt. Washington Cog Railway Surviving Steam

Posted by W. Dancey
on Monday, September 16, 2013
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