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Date: 01/14/20 02:22
Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: LoggerHogger

Back in 1940 when Southern Pacific #2465 was running down the streets of Oakland, California, no one gave it a second thought.  This was simply the daily ritual played out on many railroads around the country at a time when steam power still dominated.

Today, however, we stop and take notice when we see a photo like to to remind us how things were back then.

Martin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 02:25 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 01/14/20 04:58
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: robj

Great view, thanks.

Bob



Date: 01/14/20 07:23
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: tomstp

It was a hell of lot more fun too.



Date: 01/14/20 07:36
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: jcaestecker

Great pic, thanks.  Is that a deadheading diner behind the tender?

-John



Date: 01/14/20 08:21
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: ts1457

I wonder what rules the road traffic operated by and how the lanes were striped off?



Date: 01/14/20 08:25
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: Valleyman

Looks like a railfan hanging out on the 3rd story fire escape. Someone took notice. Great shot. Looks like an eastbound at Jack London Square.

Valleyman



Date: 01/14/20 09:48
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: TonyJ

=15.6pxA railfan today can still watch trains trundle down the same street.



Date: 01/14/20 11:00
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: HT6

#255 is westbound on its way to the Oakland Pier.



Date: 01/14/20 15:16
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: Ardenwood

Not so authentic, but it doea happen
1. SP449 in 92
2.  SP2472
3. UP844
 








Date: 01/14/20 16:25
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: nycman

SP&S 700  in Salem, 2005




Date: 01/14/20 18:27
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: Ardenwood

Wow SP7S700!  Thank you for sharing nycman.



Date: 01/15/20 06:01
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: goduckies

Sure would love to see 4449 down here again or running mainline anywhere now for that matter!

Posted from Android



Date: 01/15/20 16:07
Re: Street Running With Steam Was All Part Of The Steam Era!
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



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