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When I was very young, in the early 50's, my Dad bought me a wind-up yellow train that looked like the UP train in the fourth photo. That's all I remember about it. As I said I was very young and never knew or cared if it was based on an actual train but after all these years your photo provides an answer. Can you give me some more information about the prototype?
 

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When I was very young, in the early 50's, my Dad bought me a wind-up yellow train that looked like the UP train in the fourth photo. That's all I remember about it. As I said I was very young and never knew or cared if it was based on an actual train but after all these years your photo provides an answer. Can you give me some more information about the prototype?
It's the Union Pacific M-10000, circa 1934, designed by Pullman, with a Winton prime mover.
Not very successful, but it ran for a full decade.
Colors were "Canary Yellow" and "Golden Brown".
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From a week-long trip to New England in July 2006.

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Clark's Bridge was originally built in Barre, Vermont as a part of the Barre Railroad, a short line railroad which ran between Montpelier and Barre, Vermont. The bridge was built to span the Winooski River. In 1960 both the railroad line and the covered bridge were abandoned. Ed Clark and his brother Murray dismantled the bridge in East Montpelier and brought it piece by piece to its present site. The abutments at the site were constructed using granite blocks from an abandoned Maine Central Railroad bridge that crossed the Connecticut River in Coos County, New Hampshire. The bridge was reassembled on dry land next to the Pemigewasset River. Falsework was created by setting railroad tracks in the river bed, placing two flatcars on the tracks and building a crib on these cars up to the bridge level. The bridge was then pulled across the river using a half-track trailer. It was positioned over the river in 1965 and is still used as a part of Clark's Short Steam Railroad. It appears to be the only Howe railroad bridge left in the world. Clark's Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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String Trimmer?

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Looking behind it there's a lot more than weeds got whacked!! It's movin' dirt!
 

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A great photo on so many levels
No location given, but it might be near a hub.

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