New Arrivals, 2012 - 2016

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Southern Pacific
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SP 150, Sunset Plans
E.O. a 'Bo? Oh No!
Southern Pacific Snow Service
SP 4-6-0 #2361 at Bayshore Shops, 1951
Train Order Primer: added missing links
Jawbone Dispatching...Tucumcari / Train Order Directory
Roseville Yard & RH, 1910 photo
San Jose Engineer & Firemen Assignments, 11/14/1979
Proposed Cahill 1965 Revisions

Palo Alto, Sunnyvale Depots
Southern Pacific Snow Service
How to Get By A Red Automatic Interlocking Signal Using Rule 663bs
Final Peninsula Commute Fleet Roster - 1980
Shasta Route Public Timetable, Oct. 31, 1926
Shasta Route Public Timetable, May 21, 1927
Shasta & System Public Timetable, Aug. 1940
Revised and expanded SPINS Books page
My Initiation into the Breakfast Club of Bluxome Alley
Cahill Depot East and West End Pages Fixed
"Whaddaya mean that I don't own the right-of-way?"
Company blueprint maps of San Jose - Santa Clara area


SP Freight Jobs Explained:
resdesigned SP index page
Central Santa Clara Valley, 1898
Shasta Route Public Timetable, Sept. 15, 1929
Southern Pacific 1915(?) SoCal, AZ, NM Local Timetables
Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties, 1915 map
Shasta Route Public Timetable, July 5, 1938
A Circular of the Times, II
WHAT CAUSES RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
A Puzzling Day at Bayshore
Peninsula Depot Photos
Train Master Photos
Another Cahill Depot Photo: East End
Revamped Cahill Depot East End Page
Lettuce Make the Best of It!
SP FP7 6462, a system unique
Lettuce Make the Best of It!
Take a Ride on Southern Pacific's OALAC! [Oak-SJ,1980]
Coast / Western Divisions Engineering Drawings
Agnew's [CA] Mystery Industry - Legacy of Lick's Paper Mill?A Switchman's Swansong
The Winds of Change Close Bayshore's Loco Backshop
1922 "American Canyon Route" Public Timetables PDF
The Leaning Tower of Newhall - Revised
SP 2-6-0 #1714 at Willows, CA, c1910-11; Revised 11-29
The "Beets" Beat the Fog at Hamilton City
Colusa & Lake RR 1907 Map
The Last Steam-Powered Peninsula Commute
May, 1938 Commute, Public
June 1899 Public: Coast Division
"N.W.P. Farewell Excursion!!"
NWP 1940 Public Timetable
NWP 1940 Employee TT
Last SP Steam Freight & Following Excursions, 1957-58
SP's Early Remote Control Locomotive Tests
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROADERS' PAGES
One Cool Conductor!
SP Engineer / Caltrain Trainmaster Bob "911" Bongiorno
A Close Call on the Hayward Turn
Last Xmas Party at San Jose's Newhall Yard Office, 2003
The Wreck of the New Almaden Mixed
Earlier times at San Jose's Cahill depot
52 Years in the Shops [Bayshore, 1928-80]
SP Coast Engineers' 1980-82 Garden Club Banquet Photos
Donner's Unsung Heroes
Sept. 24, 1961 SP & SF Calif. Public Timetables
Fred Boland, Bayshore Shops Machinist
SP 1904 San Francisco Peninsula Suburban Timetables
SP 1912 System Timetables - 43 pages!
SP April, 1915 Northern California, W. Nevada Local TT's
Jack Keroac on 3rd & Townsend; Bluxome Alley
SP Police Academy Class of 1972
SP Coast Switchmen Roster, 1972
SP Employee Rosters Page, 1925-1978
SP Steam Blueprints rescued by Machinist Fred Boland
SP Employee Rosters Page, 1925-1978
Five more SP employee rosters
"A Swing and a Miss"
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 1
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 2
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 3
SP 2-6-0 #1714 at Willows, CA, c1910-11; additions
c1902-03 "Uncle John's Stables" timetable
Braking in a Topsy-Turvey World
Tickets... Please!
Large 1883 map of SP/CP in California
SP mountain 4315 takes a nosedive
1919-07-23 Portland-Tualatin Interurban Public TT
1950-04-30 SF to Stockton, Sac. Local Public TT
1939 W. A. Wagner, Coast Division fireman timebook
Commute engines used in frt. & pass. service, 9/1963
Miscellaneous SP photos
1903-08-10 System public TT
1939 W. A. Wagner, Coast Division fireman timebook
Western Div. Trainman Sam A. Bennett's 1948 time book
Evening "Fleet" @ 3rd & Townsend, 1969
Evening "Fleet" @ Visitation, near Bayshore Yard, 1969
1963 San Joaquin Division seniority rosters
1964 Los Angles Division seniority rosters
Trackside Eugene - Cascades, Donner & Beyond
SP Steam locomotive rosters for 1935 and 1942
A Puzzling Day at Bayshore, revised w/ additional photo
Photo: Woodland, CA's SP & Cal-P depots
Bayshore Boiler Shop Group Photo, Circa 1936
Hamilton City Mixed Train # 308 at Willows, ca.1910-11
Wx4 RR Rule Books page
motor car madness
Brooklyn Roundhouse turntable Replacement, 1925
Oregon Short Line 4-6-0 #800 at, Roseburg, Oregon
Southern Pacific right-of-way & structure drawings
1900 CP San Jose Branch bridge redo near Wayne
"Depot and sheds at Holy Cross Cemetery"
Instructions...Gas-Electric Rail Motor Cars
Alco RS-32 operator's manual
1949 EMD On the Road Trouble-Shooting
Miscellaneous Documents page
The Toughest Railroad Job That I Ever Had
Motor Car Madness
Misc. Docs; Rules & Regs; Time books & seniority rosters
Portland OR area seniority rosters: SP & others
c1990 Retirement Party at Newhall Yard Office, San Jose
photo of Maurice O" Connor SP Bayshore Shops Foreman
Engineer Gary Ellison Retirement Party group photo

A Turntable and Its Turn-Back Trains
Coast Division picture gallery
early SP block signals
SP #21 at Castroville, circa 1875
Permanente Local San Jose Diridon (ex SP Cahill)
Engine Crew Callers last Day at 7th St., San Francisco
Part of a dying breed: Conductor Bobby Reeves
A Puzzling Day at Bayshore
Wx4 Maps & Timetables, Page 1 and Miscellaneous Documents Page
Oregon Short Line #800 on train #20, Roseburg, ca. 1910-1913
Wx4 Whatzit? Contest (scroll to bottom of linked page)
SP Cahill Depot, San Jose
Trackside from Eugene Through the Cascades to Donner and Beyond

Southern Pacific Snow Service
Post-Flood on Southern Pacific at Bay Point, California, 1911

c.1954 photo: East end of San Jose Cahill depot w/Coast Daylight
A Triple Meet at Hornbrook
incredible detail for the modeler
a nostalgic, but uncomfortable, last trip to Ashland
page revised, expanded
photo
Now you can actually get to Part II!
Directory now has links to Train Order forms and operating rules pages


A look at SP San Jose traffic routes & proposed 1965 Cahill track revisions; incl. maps
Postcards from Greg Welker
two more photos (at page bottom)
informal interlocking

locos and cars
Siskiyou Route is still the only main line; large, printable PDF
Siskiyou now secondary to the Cascade Route; large, printable PDF
Large, printable PDF
PDF's for San Francisco, SF Peninsula and San Jose
Story re ex-SP engineers who who worked for Caltrain: many names; eventual punchline
Ongoing project to fix links, clean up language and update Wx4's most-elderly pages
Uncle Frank turns a profit selling SPC Almaden Branch right-of-way back to its 'owners'
large, detailed right-of-way maps, including Newhall St., College Park, Bassett St. yards; Cahill St. Depot; pre-1959 Lenzen Ave. roundhouse; track capacity charts
Pool vs. Local vs. Road Switcher
hit your browser's refresh button if the same, tired, old page appears
Hse. of Reps., 55th Congress
Pullmans on the Modoc, what-the? large,
printable PDF; long-winded commentary
A fascinating 31 page document in a large,
printable 16 page, 4.6 MB PDF
large (1400 pixels) map
another Depression-era TT; medium-size PDF
Roseville Herder Jobs Abolished
I.C.R.R. "Executive Office" anti-union claptrap from 1905; PDF in SP Employees section
featuring totally unreliable info from a switchman
Finally, some new ones: San Antonio Road, Castro, Mountain View
two photos c1973 at the west end of Cahill Street Depot, San Jose
a general scene that constantly repeated itself
with new ALCO, F-M & GM diesel photos, including several Wx4 HumongOfotos®
GP40X's and Farm-Fresh Produce Delivery - War Story
Alerted that the page was a mess, we fixed it & associated broken photo links.
Fixed link to larger photo of GP40X #7200 at Bay Street, West Oakland.
Look out the window while I'm blathering in your ear! More GP40Xs!
Many, many drawings - mostly maps of SF, SJ, Oak., elsewhere; printable PDFs
1973 photos of Rube Goldberg-like industry promt revival of Wx4 Whatzit Contest

Additional material to story written in 2005 about my "switch" to braking
Reminiscences of 52 year SP Machinest Fred Boland and his son, Walter
Through & local, from East Bay to Utah, incl. branches, SP N.G. & connecting shortlines
Added: "The Buddha's" harrowing experience told by Yardmaster Bill Chrisman w / photos
On train #308 Hamilton Passenger and Freight (mixed) - an investigation of a photo
SP beet train in the fog at Hamilton City, 1991; Holly Sugar Alco S6; companion to SP 1714
2400 pixel wide, colorful map of this narrow gauge RR from USDA Bureau of Soils
So, you think that the last Peninsula Commute ran with steam in 1957? Wrong!
2 page printable PDF
incl. SPC n.g, stage connections, fares, special itineraries, lg. map; 11 pgs. 7.1mb PDF
1941 Farewell to Marin Electric Lines
"steam" lines, San Rafael-Eureka;
300 dpi, 850kb PDF download
Interurban Trains TT #61;
300 dpi, 5.1mb PDF download
4-6-2 #2475 runs - TO's, map, photos - yet more corrected facts
29 page PDF of Company documents from 1961, 1965, 1973
The people are the best part of railroading! revised employee pages w/new items (below)
SP / Caltrain Conductor D.L. "Don" Brown
Fifty years of service! RIP, Bob
Booze & railroading don't mix, especially when both the engineer & fireman pass out
photos of SP / UP / Caltrain people attending the affair
1902 SP/SPC head-on collision at Moulton ("where" you say?); in depth & well-illustrated
Photos of 4-10-2 on "Daylight"; 4-4-2 on "Lark"; bonus 4-4-2 at roundhouse - page bottom
Machinist Fred Boland's life; many of his photos and stories, some dating to the 1920's
Tip top seniority & pensioners of BLE Div. 161, courtesy of long time Sec/Treas Greg Welker
SR Bush photos of his early-1980's motor car ride with the Colfax section crew
It's not what it sounds like; printable PDF
Additional RR stories
Remember those little white Commute timetables? They once were pink.
This is a biggie - 14.8 megs-worth
Includes shortline connections
Addition to My Initiation into the Breakfast Club of Bluxome Alley
Photo & roster in SP Railroaders' Pages
Images of roster that once hung at Mission Bay Yard, from Chis Hart, sanfranciscotrains.org
Many new PDF rosters, mostly Coast Div., but some L.A., S. Joaquin, West., plus shortlines
About 120 drawings rescued by Fred from the Bayshore Shops dumpster in 1958
fixed bad links to this page
Portland District/Division 1947,59, 68, 77 courtesy Bob Melbo, & Sacramento Division 1985
"musings about Caltrain's 1982 paint scheme, Governor Medfly & B.F. Biaggini"; SP #3187 photos
SP reportedly retired all of its gas-electrics by 1945. So WHAT was Motor 03, active in 1946?
SP McKeen Motor Car goes sailing on a scow in open water - WHY?
The Elusive San Bruno "Loop" Motors - 1916-18 - obscure McKeen Cars operation never photo'd
∆Another photo of 1714 surfaces, at SF at about the same time + TT's & Mckeen Car ops info
Promotional folder listing Palo Alto suburban train times with a history of Stanford U.
Old war story about meeting Governor Medfly - revised for increased jocularity (and literacy)
Another old war story re-edited for better comprehension
includes stage routes and tourist resorts; 2348x3580 px.
The "roundhouse corollary" of the third law of thermodynamics
Red Cars; PDF
Same style as foldable Commute public TT's; PDF
San Jose - San Francisco fireman timebook for July-Nov.; no rosters
SP PUC testimony: Train Masters stayed close to home; the GP9's on thru pass.& Permanente local
they don't fit anywhere else
a whopper: 56 TT pages in PDF form!
time entries for a San Jose / Bayshore fireman - no roster
PDF that includes trainmen rosters for Western Division's Western & Stockton Districts
color photos from a friend of Wx4
color photos from a friend of Wx4; also includes photos of Train #139 at San Carlos, early 1970's
train, engine & yard service, courtesy of Charlie Wherry
engineers, firemen & hostlers, courtesy of Charlie Wherry ( fireman #165, page 5)
photos from a friend of Wx4's April 1969 road trip; see also his "Evening Fleet" listings above
Rosters by individual locomotive created for "Safety Valve Application" charts.
Revised text with new photo of the infamous puzzle switch with #99 whizzing by.
1980 photo showing the t
own's 1877-78 and 1911 depots in one frame: see page bottom
identifications needed
Additional graphics & intelligence
includes several SP books and an essay: Wx4's take on The History of American Operating Rule Books
a collection of material related to gas-electric motor cars, mostly SP, mostly Mckeen
photos of the Portland, Oregon event
Photo plus essay speculating about why it was on the Portland Passenger, train #20, so far away from home
We've combined links to all of engineering drawings, and such, into one place to promote ease of access.
PDF of company produced plans and photos of the wood-to-steel conversion
pencil and ink elevations and floor plans for this Ocean View Line structure, circa 1890?
SP operator's manual giving particulars of 1930 Pullman / Electromotive cars #SP3 - #SP6; PDF
an institution in Central CA for more than a decade; includes diagram for non produced RSD-33: PDF
generic EMD manual for those pesky early 1st Generation units
Catch-basin for docs that do not fall into our other document pages categories - loco manuals, ads, etc.; much SP
tamping ballst with a jackhammer: Try it! You'll hate it!
3 page additions re: Mckeen Cars
Many additions throughout 2019, early 2020
from 1937 commercial timebook - operating & clerical crafts
photos of party for Ed Smith & Phil ___?, contributed by Burl Danley, son of the Buddha; help with ID's, please
standing next to 4-6-2 #2487; Maurice was a contemporary of Fred Boland (52 Years in the Shops)
Gary was the last ex-SP engineer on Caltrain when he retired in 2018
~ Palo Alto, CA at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
1870's - 1990's
not for the visually or reading impared employe
parlor card photo from Wx4 collection:
At what date would you place it?
a year 2000 version of several semi-aerial photos of the east end by Charles Lamphere
photos of two crew callers from Greg Welker;
positive ID's wanted
Circa 1982 newspaper article about Commute Conductor Bobby and his duties - from George Faithorn
now included: Rock Island's "Deadly Puzzle Switch"
more than 400 combined additions, dozens upon dozens of SP
added large semi-aerial view of Roseburg town, depot & yard, c.1930
IT'S BACK after 6 or 8 years!! We'll bet that even you SP diehards can't identify this location, unless you cheat.
new photo on the West End page
a Wx4 friend's photo essay of his April, 1969 trip: originally appeared in 2018, but indadvertantly was not listed in the SP Index until now
two additional photos
Bay Point (now Port Chicago) apparently was the victim of an atmospheric river 110 years ago - includes photo
of the 1st Port Chicago depot on its last day, c1910; fallout from a Wx4 Whatzit? Contest
includes the mail/express tracks that disappeared in the late 1960's
Solving the clues presented in a ca.1912 event at Hornbrook, CA
Union Pacific
2-2012
2-2012
Yellowstone, Victor ID Branches
2-8-8-0 & 4-8-2 on passenger train; LA, 1939
Yellowstone, Victor ID Branches: additions, incl. YouTube video of Driggs to Victor
Wx4 HumongOphoto
Other Railroads
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Santa Fe 2-10-10-2 demonstration train photo
Paducah Shops, 1906 Sanborn
3 WP West San Jose Branch & F-unit photos
AT&SF Pre-War 0-6-0's: China Basin, San Francisco
SW1500 1502 at San Francisco, July 26, 1980, photo
Rock Island
System Public Timetable, 6-3-1971
Quincy RR timetable (broadside), 11-12-1932
Los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos, New Section!

Nacionales de Mexico Fall-Winter 1947-48 Public TT
AT&SF Pre-War 0-6-0's: China Basin, San Francisco
SW1500 1502 at San Francisco, July 26, 1980, photo
Rock Island
System Public Timetable, 6-3-1971
Quincy RR timetable (broadside), 11-12-1932
Los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos, New Section!

Nacionales de Mexico Fall-Winter 1947-48 Public TT
Northern Pacific 4-3-1921 Public Timetable
Maine Central 10-23-1932 Public TT
MKT 3-12-39 Public TT
Rutland 1-19-1941 Public TT
Union Pacific Victor, ID depot history & photo update
Fernwood Idaho Depot, Milwaukee Road/SMR RR, in 2012
Stewartstown Railroad Company
More Union Pacific at Victor, Idaho
MILW Tacoma Tideflats & Milwaukee Gulch
Amador Central Interlude
Amador Central Interlude
Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Ry (Crandic)
Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine RY
Florida East Coast Ry
Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ry
Mahoning Valley Electric Ry
Marion [Indiana] Railways
Port Angeles & Western RR
San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley RR
Waltham, Mass., E.E. Butman Druggist
Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern RR
Dardanelle & Russelville RR
6 interurban & shortline public timetables

Phila. & Reading, Lebanon Div./Gettysburg & Harrisburg
Camas Prarie 1969 ETT & SP&S 1936 Astoria Br. PTT
Belfast & Mooshead Lake1944 bus & train PTT
CRI&P 1914 sytem public timetable
Six public interurban timetables
WP #94 4-6-0 at West San Jose for 1956 NMRA meet
Santa Fe SoCal seniority rosters; new photos
Wx4 RR Rule Books page
∆∆∆ California & Oregon Coast RR page re-do ∆∆∆
Baltimore & Ohio Brill motor car #6033
additions to UP Yellowstone Park section
Ann Arbor McKeen Cars at Clare (MI) Union Depot
additions to CR&P Manly, Iowa page
∆∆∆ California & Oregon Coast RR page additions ∆∆∆
1947 AAR 450 questions quiz
Manly, Iowa Rock Island yards, 1913
Misc. Docs; Rules & Regs; Time books & seniority rosters
Chicago Great Western documents, blank forms
Portland OR area seniority rosters: most railroads
Maps & Timetables Page 7 - Collection of David Moore
Maps & Timetables Page 8 - Collection of "seabass
A Leviathan Roadblock on Spokane, Portland & Seattle
A Hell of a Way to Run a Timetable
∆∆∆ Calif. & Oregon Coast / Hobbs, Wall & Co. Railroads ∆∆∆
As idyllic as they come
aerial photo of Richmond Yard, c1965
Ocean Shore Railroad's proposed mallets
Hawaii Book of Information for Visitors
C&O in Michigan
Pacific Lumber Company roster additions, now with photos
Sorting out the veracity of a 19th Century Mt. Diablo coal RR's map
fixed links to the last two listings, above
Warren Buffet wishes BNSF could draw a crowd like this.
courtesy University of Kentucky




two intercity passenger trains remain
12-15-12 Addition: Now available as printable PDF!
1st page: Sonora-Baja Calif. F-Units, FT's in the 1990's & FP-7 switchers; YouTube videos
24 printable PDF pages (3.6 MB) of entire english language TT, incl. cover & turista info

two intercity passenger trains remain
12-15-12 Addition: Now available as printable PDF!
1st page: Sonora-Baja Calif. F-Units, FT's in the 1990's & FP-7 switchers; YouTube videos
24 printable PDF pages (3.6 MB) of entire english language TT, incl. cover & turista info
printable 32 pgs, 6 maps; 6.3MB - latest in the Printable PDF's Project & our largest TT repro yet!
16 PDF pages, sysem map
24 PDF pages; sys. map; frt. schedules: Katy Komet, Katy Klipper - oy!
10 PDF pages; system map
addn. to Yellowstone Special pgs: depot history by Dan Buchan: PDF / present day photos
The Wonderful World of Black & White
New photo & info on STB decision to abandon
2nd Dan Buchan depot history / Karen Reinhart on connecting busses - articles in PDF form
Nostalgic look back at my first solo railfanning... at age 4. F's, slugs, electrics & mallets.
1969 photos and a discussion of why AC would buy a 44-Tonner
photo of Baldwin #9 (near page bottom)
public TT 2-17-1950
public TT, 5-10-1933
Mayport Branch public TT, 5-6-1914
public TT, 5-6-1914
public TT, 12-26-1898
public TT, c1933
ETT, 7-21-1935
public TT, 8-22-1907
steam & electric TT, 1-10-1911
public rail & bus TT, 3-10-1951
Updates and additions
JPEGs
public timetable PDF
and Portland Electric 1935 ETT & 1956 public TT; and Northern Pacific 1940 Tacoma Div. ETT; PDF's
PDF
35 pgs., inclu. maps of Chicago depots & RI system (latter also available as a 4600 pixel-wide JPEG)
C&LE, OPS, International Ry, JW&W, Potomic Ed., C, S Ry. & Lt.
color photo of loco along with ex Beebe/Clegg private car "Gold Coast"
T&E& switchmen rosters courtesy Charlie Wherry; several new California area photos, including pre-WW1
a modest beginning; includes essay: Wx4's take on The History of American Operating Rule Books
redone with much additional material about Del Norte County, CA's 5 shortline/logging railroads-ROSTERS!
article inspired by a gorgeous Brill Co. lantern slide (was on Wx4 front page); part of motor car madness
(mid page) 1954 UP Yellowstone Park tours brochure PDF & a delightful photo of Teddy McKean & Inez Noble
part of our C&O in Michigan series
Union Depot, ca. 1910; Alf Landon campaign call, 1936: pair of 2-8-2's, 1938
more & revised info plus photos from Western shortline guru / author Jeff Moore
, 84 pages - a gold mine of RR data of the era & previous; PDF ; located on our new Miscellaneous Documents page
Yet another addition to crowd favorite Manly, Iowa page!
Many additions throughout 2019, early 2020
Courtesy of Wx4 friend Ryan Heath - these docs were typical for large railroaders; adaptable for model RR use
from 1937 commercial timebook - operating & clerical crafts
AT&SF + other RR industry splocation maps (CLIC & etc.) + some Class 1/shortline ETTs; Plains, TX, LA
an eclectic assortment of timetables, rule books and miscellany spanning back to the 19th Century
~Have you ever heard of Flavel, Oregon? We thought not. A whale of a tale + GN/NP steamships.
Dave Sprau tells how Tonopah & Tidewater managed to schedule a shifty exit from the business
hugely expanded update courtesy of the help from several fellows
wonderful photo of Fisher, NY on a New York Central secondary main line
likely a PR photo
an odd essay about an odd discovery at SMU Library's website
Planning on vacationing in Hawaii...in 1917? 112 pages of vital info, including railroad and steamer schedules
more Lake Michigan car ferry brochures and Reed City, Michigan photos
Jeff Moore's TPL roster originally appeared iin 2003. Now he has provided an update with photos.
Evan Josa tests our vintage map's veracity with his Google Earth overlay; plus, Theodoro Gusano III"s fraud
Miscellaneous Claptrap
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The Wx4 Standard Railroad Joke
Railroading Without Merit(s)
BART Simulator Training Overview
Compelling Historical Evidence That I Was Not an Ideal Union Officer

Lance Ludlow, Caltrain Engineeer, Parts 1-7
Wx4 Maps & Timetables page
I Hope That the Ad Men Didn't Choak on Their Cigars
He ate a hole into the train, but he's still hungry?
Totally pirated photo in Harmonic Converegnce
Proof that Wx4 Lives in 2012!
an epiphany in Leadership Training Class
Silly Johnny Is Dead is now two pages!
Santa Fe, an Agent of Climatic Change
Speed Signals, an Engineer's Graphic Lament
WHAT CAUSES RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
(Rail)Roadside America - addition
it's da BOMB!
That's one big Pontiac!
Would you like fries with that [train] order?
The Romance of the Rails
(Rail)Roadside America - addition (at page bottom)
This page
Miscellaneous Documents page
Helixtram - tomorrow's transportation yesterday
Professional RR Terms Disambiguated by a "Seasoned Pro"
WIlliam J. Holman & His Improbable Locomotive∆∆∆ ∆∆∆
Professional RR Terms Disambiguated by a Seasoned "Pro"
[Rail] Roadside America

It's better than our sucky The Willys Joke
Another Warstory
Course study at BART U.
A look at the traditional railroad disciplinary system

A mediocre hero, or less...
Listings for dozens of maps and timetables not otherwise contained in Wx4 pages
New effrontery entry in Silly Johnny Is Dead!
More Silly Johnny Is Dead!
Pirated from vernco.com. Bonus: The (brief) origins of Wx4, as if anyone cares.
Evidence in Harmonic Convergence
how personal revelation eased the drama and heartburn of the Costco Food Court
Federal laws governing page size force split; BONUS: we finally spel-cheked both pages!
Another odd advertisement graces Silly Johnny Is Dead!
Why rant at the moon, when you can produce a brochure instead?
I.C.R.R. "Executive Office" anti-union claptrap from 1905; PDF in SP Employees section
The Liberty Bell Diner, the UP M-10000 in stucco
"I just don't see the art in RR design anymore…" - an old codger's lament
Why would a Ponticac dealer use UP's M-10004 as a promotional backdrop?
Had SP been a kinder & gentler railroad, we might have seen this.
Romance on the rails ain't what it used to be.
James' Java Train, Junction City, OR: A study in minimalist decoration

A catch-basin for docs that do not fall into our other document pages categories - loco manuals, ads, etc., etc.
Now, a full PDF of this transformative document!
we illuminate your confusion; moved from front page

~ 30,000 word story of the 19th Century con artist / screwball inventor's amazing antics
Well, WE think it's darn funny.
1950's postcard of the Super Chief Diner, Carson City, utilizing V&T's motor car body
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