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Steam Locomotives And the Environment

We all love to see a steam locomotive darken the skies, but some of us may have wondered how much pollution it creates. This blog explains why that is difficult to measure, and describes what some railroads are doing to try to lessen their engines' footprints.
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Today I'm up in the Denver area chasing steam, big and small. First the 844, then over the Colorado Railroad Museum running steam for the NRHS national convention.  It'll be a busy weekend with much more steam photography in the next few days!
The Friends of the Flange
The Friends of the Flange
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A Brief History of Pointing Cameras At Trains
Three rail fans pose during a 1930s photo charter. The name of the man who first take a picture of a locomotive or train has been lost to history, and it is unknown whether he took the picture for personal pleasure or for commercial reasons. Whoever he was ...
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Guest Post: Do What you Can, While You're Able
Today the center of the universe is Spencer, NC. as the 611 begins its first excursions of the season.This guest post gets into just how much work goes into steam excursions, and why they're worth doing despite the difficulty.
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Can a locomotive be haunted? Old-time steam crews certainly though they could. Read more in this latest F-O-F post!  

http://www.friendsoftheflange.com/2016/01/when-good-locomotives-go-bad-exploring.html
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A Conversation with Steve Lee
Steve Lee, former director of the Union Pacific Heritage Program,  is one of those people who needs no introduction. During his tenure, he managed excursion trips headed by the Union Pacific’s two steam locomotives, the 844 and the 3985, as well as several ...
A Conversation with Steve Lee
A Conversation with Steve Lee
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F-O-F has a big announcement--now selling Photo Prints!
Time for some self-promotion. Over the past few years, I've captured up quite a number of good photographs in the process of covering events for this site and for Trains Magazine. Today I've established a web site to sell prints of those photos. Images lik...
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2015 was a year of excursions, of technological standoffs between the railroads and the government,  and of the dreaded "M word" rearing its head again. The stage is set to see significant change in the industry through 2016 and beyond. 

http://www.friendsoftheflange.com/2016/01/the-threat-of-stillness.html
The Threat of Stillness
The Threat of Stillness
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Here's a pedantic but fun examination of the trains in Back To The Future III. 
http://www.friendsoftheflange.com/2015/10/ive-wanted-to-write-this-all-my-life.html
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