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Date: 01/06/21 19:31
Steam at night
Author: zoohogger

Every now and then I find a resting, hot steam locomotive at night.
3 of my favorite photos from the 2000s.
1. C&TS 488 and 453 at Chama, NM.  Oct 4th, 2018
2. OCSR McCloud 25 at Tillmook, OR.  July 4th 2011
3. UP 3985 at Council Bluffs, Iowa October 8th 2008 at 1:30 AM. getting ready for a 4AM westbound departure.

Rick Z

Date: 01/06/21 21:11
Re: Steam at night
Author: MojaveBill

Nice night shots!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA

Date: 01/07/21 01:43
Re: Steam at night
Author: Jim700

It's hot inside the boiler, but sure not on the outside!  Rowdy Pierce is thawing pipes on the Hillcrest Lumber Company Climax #10 at about 11 PM on Friday, 12/19/2008.  With the temperature at 19°, we had put fires back in #10 and Hammond Lumber Company 2-8-2T #17 around 10 PM because there wouldn't be enough steam left the following morning to fire them up without shop air, which just doesn't work well at these temperatures.  You can see some steam escaping near the front of the locomotive.

The temperature continued to drop and by dawn on Saturday it stood at a chilly 8°.  The assigned engineer on #10 for the day, the late SP&S 700 hogger Greg Kamholz, found (while doing his brake test before leaving the enginehouse to go to the train) that only one of the three trucks had any effective braking effort due to the weather conditions.  It took more applied heat and many applications/releases of the independent brake while carefully moving on the enginehouse track before he dared tip over the hill to get the train in the yard.

I've also had the pleasure of working #25, that Rick presented above, at night.

Date: 01/07/21 03:19
Re: Steam at night
Author: LoggerHogger

Early morning departure out of Prineville.


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Date: 01/07/21 04:18
Re: Steam at night
Author: cozephyr

October 3, 2009 UP 844 Northern was at Denver Union Station, Denver, Colorado, for the International Police Chiefs conference.

Date: 01/07/21 07:36
Re: Steam at night
Author: Bob3985

Great night photos.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY

Date: 01/09/21 14:57
Re: Steam at night
Author: ns1000

Very nice...!!

Date: 01/10/21 13:15
Re: Steam at night
Author: MaryMcPherson

Allow me to jump on the bandwagon...

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions

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