Planes, Trains and Automobiles! (photo dump)

I got off work yesterday and decided to go for a little drive. Along my journey, I stumbled upon one of St. Louis' hidden treasures: The St. Louis Museum of Transportation. I hadn't been since I was a little kid so I decided to stop in. The museum actually houses one of 55 (?) Chrysler Turbine cars! Enough of me… » 1/19/15 4:42pm 1/19/15 4:42pm

​What it means to be movin' like a freight train.

There's fast trains. There's big trains. To be pretty big AND fast is a defining position. Movin' like a freight train is to be an unstoppable force, taking all the bumps, be a perfectly oiled machine that won't ever quit. This is the UP-844. It weighs 500,000 pounds by itself. It's doing 75mph. (on 80 inch wheels… » 12/31/14 1:56pm 12/31/14 1:56pm

How many of use would give a good bit of our anatomy...

to be one of the guys sitting in the cab of 844 on this run? Built by American Locomotive Company in 1944 it was built as a dual service engine to pull both passengers and freight across the Great Plains. It rides on 80 inch diameter drivers, burns #5 fuel oil in its boiler to produce steam at 300 psi, and weighs… » 6/30/14 11:47am 6/30/14 11:47am