May 8, 2017
The little smoke stack.
Even CN had a few switchers with the little oil-fired stove just ahead of the cab on the engineer's side.
That CP S4 has a rather large cabinet for it. And it's missing the little cone on top.
The playful side of railfanning with Kenton Forrest, La Junta, CO, early 1970s (Beyer Patton)
A short caboose excursion on the Santa Fe, somewhere in the Southwest, early 1970s (Beyer Patton)
In this life, never pass up a good swing!
A rainy/snowy pause at Bond, CO during an Intermountain NRHS outing, late 1960s (Beyer Patton)
A UP special roars along to the east of Dale Junction, WY, early 1970s (Beyer Patton)
WMATA Coach 1108 at the DOT Test Center, Pueblo, CO, 1977 (Beyer Patton)
In the roundhouse at Cheyenne, April 1971 (Beyer Patton)
UP 8444, Denver, CO, June 1973 (Beyer Patton)
An excursion rolling over the South Platte north of Denver, June 1973 (Beyer Patton)
The only never-retired steam locomotive!
8444 meets the Portland Rose, 1970 (Beyer Patton)
Cameras are at the ready, June 1973 (Beyer Patton)
Well at least pole lines are something we don't have to contend with these days.
At Hermosa Tank on the Silverton Branch, September 1974 (Beyer Patton)
Shuffling the cars at Durango, September 1974 (Beyer Patton)
That was the era when I discovered the Silverton Branch. The Rio Grande had outfitted their locomotives with fake "diamond" smoke stacks to play into what the tourist thought an old time steamer should look like. Fortunately that did not last all that long.
Topping off at Needleton Tank, June 1974 (Beyer Patton)
At the ledge at Rockwood, June 1974 (Beyer Patton)
About to head north to Silverton, June 1974 (Beyer Patton)
Cleveland RTA Coach 203, Cleveland, OH, July 1982 (Beyer Patton)
Burton & Ashby Light Railways double-deck Tram 14 in Detroit, July 1982 (Beyer Patton)
That's a cute little bugger.
And mind your head if you're sitting on top - keep an eye on that trolley pole!
B&ALR 14 at the end of the line near the Detroit-Windsor tunnel, July 1982 (Beyer Patton)
CTA Coach 30 on the Skokie Swift line, July 1982 (Beyer Patton)
Neat shot of the Skokie Swift, which operated on former North Shore right of way under wire. This was one of the last CTA lines with catenary. It's since been removed in favor of third rail.
Does this still exist? I have never heard or seen it mentioned.
It was repatriated back to England in 2014.