A most ridiculous locomotive

In 1897, a unique, most interesting, and above all ridiculous, locomotive emerged from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The locomotive was a fairly standard 4-4-0, with its drivers riding on a set of “trucks” composed of two sets of counter rotating smaller wheels. The lead truck had wheels of a diameter …

The last Atchison & Nebraska caboose

  The Atchison & Nebraska was a short line railroad that ran north from Atchison, Kansas to a junction with the Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad in Rulo, Nebraska. Originally built between 1869 and 1872, the road ran from Atchison to Lincoln, Nebraska. Following a flood on the Missouri River …

Santa Fe 999952 Interior

Though covered with 30+ years of grime and filth, 999952’s interior was in remarkably good condition and mostly complete. All of the windows were long gone. The sheets of plywood in their place made the interior pretty dark and gloomy. Vandalism had taken its toll, and a portion of the …