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Those Remarkable Trains 2013
Those Remarkable Trains Calendar
This exceptional collection of classic train images offers thundering power and great style through more than 50 years of railroading. Those Remarkable Trains range from Southern Pacific 6005 leading the "Shasta Daylight" northbound in California, to a Norfolk and Western action scene at the top of the grade at Blue Ridge, Virginia, to Canadian Pacific 4036 leading the "Dominion" through snowy British Columbia. Steam's up; don't miss the call.
14 x 22 inches, open
Engines and trains featured include:
Illinois Central 3511, a 0-8-0 switcher "blowing out the cobwebs" at Centralia, Illinois, before starting a day of switching in 1957.
Canadian Pacific 4036 is leading the "Dominion" through snowy Revelstoke, British Columbia in 1961.
Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1601 (FP7 and an E7A) is at Dearborn Station, Chicago, on the "Humming Bird" in summer 1956. Departure time is only a few minutes away.
Norfolk Southern 1241 with a string of loaded coal hoppers approaches the top of the grade at Blue Ridge, Virginia. 2119 with a load of westbound empty hopper cars is on the way back to the mines.
Southern Pacific 6005 leads Train #10, the northbound "Shasta Daylight" past the depot at Martinez, California, on April 22, 1950.
Grand Trunk Western, a 4-8-4 Northern, is running westbound with Train #77 at Pontiac, Michigan, in May 1959.
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range 228 hauls a northbound ore train across Cloquet Creek near Saginaw, Minnesota, on May 29, 1959.
Baltimore and Ohio 5581, a 4-8-2 Mountain, is eastbound with Train #30 at Altamont, Maryland, in September 1953.
Buffalo Creek and Gauley 34, a 2-8-0, is on a coal train, switching near Cresmont, West Virginia, on October 10, 1960.
Canadian National 6228, a 4-8-4 Northern, is eastbound with Train #94, rolling through spectacular fall colors near Bay View, Ontario, Canada, on October 19, 1958.
Colorado and Southern 806 is rolling a southbound sugar beet train past a sugar beet dump at Wellington, Colorado, north of Fort Collins on November 23, 1957.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 221, a steam boiler equipped GP7, is making a station stop with Train #48 at the Farmington, Illinois, depot on a bitterly cold December 24, 1960.
Those Remarkable Trains Background
The tracks, the trains and the history live on in the just-released Remarkable Trains Calendar 2012 calendar published by Tide-mark Press. Railroads started to connect American cities and towns starting in the 1820s. Nearly 200 years later, they're still on the job. Those 2012 Remarkable Trains calendar recalls the last great era of steam locomotives and the transition to diesel power in color photographs taken between the 1940s and the 1960s.
Those Remarkable Trains Calendar Photographs
Each picture is accompanied by a description of the action and the equipment. This beautifully designed publication is attractive and useful, with calendar grids that have large blocks for every day of the week. The monthly calendar also includes grids for the previous and forthcoming months, to make planning more convenient. Those Remarkable Trains calendar opens to a generous 14 by 22 inches, nearly 10 percent larger than most other brands and includes major holidays and phases of the moon.