May 8th, 2010 - National Train Day !!! --- Today marks the third annual celebration of National Train Day, we celebrate this occasion with great train pictures from some of the many contributors to the Viewliner Blog ----- ENJOY and RIDE THE TRAIN !!! (See more pictures on the PTA Transit Authority Blog)
The National Train Day celebration, sponsored by AMTRAK and others, will have large-scale, family-friendly events that provide opportunities to explore interactive, educational exhibits that bring to life the rich narrative of how trains have transformed America and will continue to do so in the future.
Long Island Railroad - Fairbanks Morse CPA20-5 - LI shoefly track - Hicksville, New York, July, 1964 - Here's a suburban train negotiating a shoefly to get around construction of the elevated right of way. (Photo credit: John Dziobko at GodfatherRails.com)
Union Pacific - EMD SD70ACe - UP Adams sub MP 276 - Clyman Junction, Wisconsin, May 05, 2010 - Today's UP special is running a bit behind schedule as it passes under an old CNW mainline fueling "pad" at Clyman. (Photo credit: Ray Peacock at HeartlandRails.com)
New York Central - Electric T-Motor - Southbound platform - North White Plains, New York, June 20, 1968 - Hauling P-Motor (and coaches) to the yard that had brought the RDCs in the background out from Grand Central. (Photo credit: George W. Hamlin Transporation Consulting)
Southern Pacific Railroad - EMD F9(A) - LAUPT - Los Angeles, California, July, 1956 - The Argonaut arrives at LAUPT in the summer of 1956. The Argonaut was a "mail & milk" train between Houston and Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Jim Hinkhouse on Railpictures.Net)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe - BNSF Ravenna Subdivision - Phillips, Nebraska, March 18, 2010 - BNSF 800103 is a flat car modified to carry Boeing aircraft fuselages. The heavy steel collar protects the expensive aircraft body from sideswipe damage. (Photo credit: Kevin Piper on Railpictures.Net)
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) - EMD FP45 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February, 1990 - A true rarity...a lash-up of three FP45's in silver/red warbonnets in 1990. ATSF 106 leads, followed by sisters 103 and 102. Only 14 FP45's were produced from 1967-1968. I believe 9 were sold to ATSF and the other 5 to the Milwaukee Road. (Photo credit: Tom Pearson on Railpictures.Net)