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  1. Here's a black & white picture of a Union Pacific Railroad train in Cima, California. The train is traversing through the open Mojave Desert in the midst of Joshua trees. Cima is near the Nevada border; about 220 road-miles(352 road-kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles and about 75 miles(120 kilometers) south of Las Vegas, Nevada(both via the Interstate 15 freeway). https://www.railpictures.net/photo/183593/ Wendell Idaho, USA
  2. Here's a pair of examples of a small 2-rail O scale layout built here in The States(Chicagoland): https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/15624 https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/31878 Wendell Idaho, USA
  3. In my opinion, the top four former railroads that sell locomotives really well in HO scale is the Southern Pacific Railroad, Santa Fe Railway, Burlington Northern Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Number five would be either the Chicago & North Western Railway, Consolidated Rail Corporation(Conrail), or the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Think about it. All of these aforementioned former railroads had nice and timeless paint schemes on their locomotives. Wendell Idaho, USA
  4. Here's a couple of beautiful pictures of the Canadian Pacific Railway train in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. The train is rounding Morant's Curve in both pictures. Lake Louise is near the British Columbia border; about 110 miles(176 kilometers) west of Calgary on Trans-Canada Highway 1(TCH-1). https://www.railpictures.net/photo/281564/ https://www.railpictures.net/photo/682942/ Wendell Idaho, USA
  5. Most of the locomotives in the Trona Railway are former Southern Pacific and Union Pacific locomotives. Wendell Idaho, USA
  6. I had thought that Trains magazine had mentioned the part about the different railroads' comparison of their lines to the Milwaukee Road's. Thank you for the information. Wendell Idaho, USA
  7. The main reason why the Soo Line was allowed to purchase the Milwaukee Road was because the Soo had less overlapping or duplicate lines compared to the Milwaukee. If the Chicago & North Western had bought the Milwaukee Road, railroad competition would have been decreased. The reason why the SPSF merger was denied was because the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Santa Fe Railway had way too many miles of mainline track in the American Southwest(California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) combined. Wendell Idaho, USA
  8. I had used the word "streetcar" as an adjective in the first sentence. I was describing what type of train it is. Wendell Idaho, USA
  9. Here's a picture of a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar train in Toronto. The train is running down Dundas Street at the intersection with Church Street. The TTC uses broad gauge for their streetcar system. The rails are 58.875 inches(149.5425 centimeters) apart instead of 56.5 inches(143.51 centimeters) for standard gauge. https://www.railpictures.net/photo/278310/ Wendell Idaho, USA
  10. The Santa Fe "Bluebonnet" locomotive looks really nice in the pictures. Keep up the good work with your layout. Wendell Idaho, USA
  11. Here's a 1958 picture of a Pacific Electric Railway train in Long Beach, California. The train is running down Long Beach Boulevard between Anaheim Street and the world-renowned Pacific Coast Highway(PCH; California State Route 1). Today, the L.A. Metro A Line(formerly Blue Line) light-rail trains traverse this boulevard between Downtown Long Beach and Downtown Los Angeles(about a 25-mile/40-kilometer route). https://www.railpictures.net/photo/388493/ Wendell Idaho, USA
  12. Here's another beautiful picture of a British Columbia Railway train in Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. The train is traversing the Fraser River Canyon. https://www.railpictures.net/photo/302737/ Wendell Idaho, USA
  13. Here's another picture of the Trona Railway near Trona, California. This is a "close-up" picture of the Trona Pinnacles. https://www.railpictures.net/photo/566193/ Wendell Idaho, USA
  14. Good question, Keith. According to the Rail Pictures website, there had been some railroads that used two or more locomotives on local trains in the 1980's. Wendell Idaho, USA
  15. Here's a couple of pictures of the Trona Railway near Trona, California. The train is passing by the Trona Pinnacles in the northern part of the Mojave Desert. The Trona Railway is a 30.5 mile(48.8 kilometer) shortline railroad that serves primarily the mining industry and interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad(formerly Southern Pacific Railroad) in Searles, California. Trona(town) is near the southwestern border of Death Valley National Park and is about 170 road-miles(272 road-kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles. https://www.railpictures.net/photo/341259/ https://www.railpic
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