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Former Chicago & North Western drawbridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the spring of 1997.
Rural railroad crossing near Sandy Hook, Mississippi, on the Illinois Central Railroad in the summer of 1988. The county road is protected only by "crossbucks" and lacks any electronic warning systems. The farm in the background is typical of private farms in the south; note the hay bales stacked along the track at right. The development of the cumulus clouds in the distance suggests an afternoon...
Out-of-service tracks of Nevada Northern Railway as seen in the spring of 1990 from the I-80 overpass at milepost 380 in Elko County, Nevada. The Nevada Northern was constructed in 1905-06 to connect the copper mines and smelters near Ely with the Southern Pacific mainline at Cobre, 140 miles. When the smelter closed in 1983, the railroad ceased operations. Portions of the line around Ely now...
Loaded coal train passing through rural Saline County, Missouri, on the Union Pacific railroad in the spring of 1998. Two horses graze on the hillside at right. Coal traveling across Missouri comes all the way from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, en route to power plants in the Southeast.
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad track along the Roaring Fork River near Aspen, Colorado, in 1984. The line was originally built as a narrow gauge route in 1886-1887 and widened to standard gauge in 1890, and it served silver mines and other industries in the Aspen Valley. Business diminished slowly throughout the latter half of the 20th century, and the track was removed in 2006, despite...
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