Nothing More American  Contributor's Pick!       
Amber waves of grain and Americas oldest Class 1 RR with the American Flag depicted on the flanks of the engines
Date: 6/30/2011 Location: Mullinville, KS   Map Show Mullinville on a rail map Views: 991 Collection Of:   J d
Locomotives: UP 4248(SD70M) UP 8571(SD70ACe) UP 8576(SD70ACe)    Author:  J d
Nothing More American
Picture Categories: Action This picture is part of album:  Trip 2011 Kansas
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Tom Beckett General Nice shot-it is a quintessentially American granger scene. I love this part of the country-wide open spaces and grand vistas. The claim to America's oldest Class 1 railroad is probably arguable, though I think you are correct in that UP is the only Class 1 still operating under its original charter and on its original routes. The Delaware & Hudson, incorporated in 1823, still exists on paper if I recall correctly, even though the railroad operates now under NS or CP, depending where you are. Even this line is not strictly UP-it was SP prior to 1997 when UP merged it, and even there, SP was a successor to the Rock Island, having bought this line from them shortly prior to the Rock quitting in 1980. 8/29/2015 1:14:36 AM
Daniel Hanna General Great shot! Seen on homepage! 10/16/2015 9:53:32 AM

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