Monday, September 26, 2011
I found this classic early 1900's era photo from the Union Pacific Railroad at My Link page Yesteryear Depot.com, located to the right of Your computer screen at www.yesteryeardepot.com
Early American railroad locomotives from the 1800's, were good machines all in all, but soon found themselves inadequete for the job, as freight and passenger trains were rapidly becoming longer and heavier.
Many times over, these now antiquidated machines from America's Victorian era, would be reassigned to branchline dutties with shorter and lighter trains or bridge weight restrictions, or even be demoted to the railroad's own maintenance of way department, and used in support operations.
Unon Pacific 4-4-0 steam locomotive #712 wich is typical of American locomotives with small proportions from the 1870's and 1880's era, is viewed plowing snow at Ellisworth Kansas way back in March of 1915.