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Date: 06/28/20 05:54
Into the land of OZ
Author: Bob3985

Here we see UP 8444 eastbound in the land of OZ. 
I don't recall the date or location and my book is at the office so I will relent to your assistance.
But here is the ole gal seen with a wig wag no less. 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY




Date: 06/28/20 08:11
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: RailRat

Super!

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 06/28/20 11:11
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: patd3985

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Here we see UP 8444 eastbound in the land of
> OZ. 
> I don't recall the date or location and my book is
> at the office so I will relent to your
> assistance.
> But here is the ole gal seen with a wig wag no
> less. 

Hi Bob! Great shot! I was just wondering how you know it's eastbound if you don't know the location?



Date: 06/28/20 12:56
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: JimBaker

Look at how the sun angle appears.
I'll go with eastbound.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 06/28/20 12:57
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: Copy19

That looks like the Kansas Special running from Denver to Topeka on August 26-29. 1986.  The trip celebrated the 125th anniversary of Kansas statehood.

JB - Omaha
 



Date: 06/28/20 14:36
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: Bob3985

Copy19 Wrote:
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> That looks like the Kansas Special running from
> Denver to Topeka on August 26-29. 1986.  The trip
> celebrated the 125th anniversary of Kansas
> statehood.
>
> JB - Omaha
That's it John Thanks. 
I knew you would come thru.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 06/28/20 19:09
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for the very interesting shot!

Larry



Date: 06/30/20 06:30
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: switchlock

I'm guessing Solomon as the location.
or not.  I think the grain elevator is on the wrong side of the tracks.  Granted, a lot has changed since then.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/20 07:25 by switchlock.



Date: 06/30/20 07:51
Re: Into the land of OZ
Author: Cumbres

Solomon did have those type of wig wags.  Don't remember when they were taken out. 



Date: 06/30/20 19:14
Strasburg, CO, passed wig-wag Eb UP 8444
Author: cozephyr

Strasburg, Colorado, on UP's Limon Subdivision.  A wig-wag signal is preserved in the Strasburg Town Museum after their railroad career.

Images taken 26 December 2017 at Strasburg, CO.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/20 19:19 by cozephyr.






Date: 07/01/20 09:56
Re: Strasburg, CO, passed wig-wag Eb UP 8444
Author: switchlock

The Abilene & Smoky Valley railroad in Abilene, KS has a wig-wag from Solomon in their museum.  Chasing 8444 through Solomon on that trip in 1986, I saw a wig-wag on the east side of town.  I wish I would have stopped for a picture.



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