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Railroad Glory Days is a free, on-line magazine which may be found here: http://RailroadGloryDays.com/. This Google+ page is a portal to the web-pages. Updates are announced here and comments are welcome.
Railroad Glory Days is a free, on-line magazine which may be found here: http://RailroadGloryDays.com/. This Google+ page is a portal to the web-pages. Updates are announced here and comments are welcome.

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D&RGW C-19 class consolidation No. 346 arriving, with a passenger extra, at No Agua. A little history of the Colorado Railroad Museum here: http://RailroadGloryDays.com/CRRM/index2.html

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Central Pacific No. 1

"This forty-ton wood-burning steam locomotive was the pioneer engine of the Central Pacific Railroad. The Gov. Stanford was built in 1862 in Philadelphia, then shipped disassembled in crates around Cape Horn from Boston to San Francisco on board the sailing vessel Herald of the Morning. It arrived in Sacramento on October 6, 1863, by the river schooner Artful Dodger, and was unloaded the next day and reassembled at “K” and Front Streets. It began its long career in Sacramento on November 6, 1863, when the boiler was successfully fired.

"The Gov. Stanford had the distinction of pulling the Central Pacific’s first excursion train, first revenue freight train (March 25, 1864), and first scheduled passenger train (April 15, 1864). The locomotive also hauled materials for the construction of the Central Pacific over the Sierra Nevada. It was later downgraded from mainline service. From 1873 until its retirement in 1895, the locomotive served as a switcher and fire engine (outfitted with a water pump and hose to extinguish small fires along the track) in the Sacramento area." (from California State Railroad Museum)

More Central Pacific and Union Pacific history: http://railroadglorydays.net/the-great-national-experiment/

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Virginia & Truckee No. 12, "Genoa", was built by Baldwin in 1873. Now at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

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Sacramento Northern interurban cat No. 1005, built by the Holman Car Company of San Francisco in 1912 for the Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railroad. Photographed in a car barn of the Western Railroad Museum.

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Nevada Short Line No. 1 is a three foot gauge Mogul built by Baldwin in 1879. Now at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

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D&RGW C-19 class 2-8-0 No. 346 was built by Baldwin in 1881. She and two sisters at Knott's Berry Farm are still going strong. At the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado: http://RailroadGloryDays.com/CRRM/index2.html

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The comely little "Sonoma" is one of three locomotives built in 1876 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia for the narrow-gauge North Pacific Coast Railroad. Now on display at the California State Railroad Museum.

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Virginia & Truckee's No. 21, the "J.W.Bowker" is a 2-4-0 built by Baldwin in 1875. Its main duty was as a switcher in Virginia City. Seen here in the Central Pacific station in Old Sacramento, California.

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"C. P. Huntington was originally purchased by Central Pacific Railroad (CP) in 1863 as that railroad's number 3, along with its sister engine T. D. Judah (CP no. 4). It was CP's third locomotive after Gov. Stanford (number 1, built by Norris Locomotive Works) and Pacific (number 2, built by Mason Machine Works). CP used the locomotive beginning on April 15, 1864, during construction of the western portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in North America." -- Wikipedia

Now at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

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