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Posted 08/27/2017   02:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Laurie, that Pike's Peak postcard is of great interest to me! I was in Colorado just a few weeks ago and stopped to visit the railroad museum in Golden. Here is one of the "pusher" locomotives that probably appears billowing smoke on that card. The cog rail gear and track was needed to get the train up the very steep incline.



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Posted 09/17/2017   06:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aha!, that could explain the cancel for me...the cogs!
Thanks Greg!, you could make me an offer!
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Posted 11/14/2017   2:58 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
State Line Tunnel - Actually west of the NY/MA state line, used today by CSX
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Posted 11/14/2017   3:37 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Ware River Bridge" seems to actually refer to the Boston & Albany's Ware River Branch, as the river this bridge went over is the Otter River in Baldwinville MA (no "S").



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Posted 11/14/2017   3:39 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Only one of the three bridges in these cards exist today, but you can see some of the other abutments still.



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Posted 11/14/2017   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Which bridge survived?
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Posted 11/14/2017   8:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
While not technically a post card (I suppose) this certainly is Railroad related.

Unused, but precanceled Post Office Dept Registry Dispatch Receipt Card post marked on September 17 1948 for the New York & Chicago RR 20th Century Ltd.


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CORRECTION: the bridge that littleriverphil shared is NOT the same location as in my postcard.



The railroad bridge is still there and in use by Pan Am (ex-Boston & Maine) and Amtrak. The abutments of the trolley and road bridges can still be seen. A little searching around will confirm whether or not those 2 were washed away during one of the 3 large storms of the late 1930s. I am pretty sure at least one was.
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Posted 11/17/2017   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Cumberland Valley RR depot in my old hometown of Waynesboro, PA. This was gone by the time I came along.
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Posted 05/13/2018   1:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Recently acquired this postcard at an antique mall.
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A novel use for obsolete rolling stock:


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I found this at an antique mall in Sturbridge Mass last December.
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I posted a card showing the Lookout Mountain Incline Rwy not too far back. Here's one I found with a close-up of the car. I believe they "helped" steepen the incline by at least 30 degrees.

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I thought the picture looked odd. On their website, they advertise a 72.7 % grade.
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