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illustration of Oliver 550 tractor... actually, the chickens don't keep all that still.
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illustration of Lackawanna Railroad F3A #664, F3B #664B & F3A #663 at Spencer, North Carolina... afternoon of May 30, 2014
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illustration of Pennsylvania Railroad Streamliner Locomotive PRR #5711 at Spencer... afternoon of May 31, 2014.
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illustration of Norfolk And Western J Class #611 at Spencer, North Carolina... May 30, 2014
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illustration of Reading Railroad EMD FP7 #902... stopped southbound at the Perkasie Train Station. Woodrow Wilson Benner held the Railroad Express Agency contract in Perkasie and the contract to carry mail between the Post Office and the train station, from about 1938, until 1958.
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illustration of Tennessee Valley Railroad, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation 2-8-0 #610 emerging from the 980 foot long, hand dug, 1858 Missionary Ridge, Horseshoe Tunnel.
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illustration of ALCO Century Series C628 locomotive was produced from 1963 until 1968 and the Lehigh Valley Railroad had 17. The white ones were nicknamed
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illustration of Five of these Class EP-2 type Bipolar electric locomotives were built by General Electric in 1919, exclusively for the Milwaukee Road passenger division and were hugely successful at their task,
before being retired in 1961.
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illustration of EPRY #3153 (former CONRAIL #1933) is a GE B23-7, diesel electric locomotive, owned by the East Penn Railroad and operating between Quakertown and Telford on partial trackage of the former Reading Railroad's Bethlehem - Philadelphia branch line.
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illustration of The Bass Point Creek High Bridge is 156 feet high and 754 feet long. It is a deck girder steel bridge built by the Fort Dodge,
Des Moines & Southern Railway in 1913. It is located in Boone County, Iowa and is currently a part of the excursion route of the
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum.
James Mann
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illustration of Locomotive 7554 is a former CONRAIL EMD GP10 upgrade, owned by the East Penn Railroad and operating on the Perkiomen Shortline,
previously owned and operated by the Reading Railroad between Pennsburg and the current Norfolk and Southern interchange at Emmaus.
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illustration of Reading Railroad GM EMD FP7's, 902 and 903, in a push-pull configuration, northbound on a late afternoon run from Philadelphia to Bethlehem,
cross the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek entering Sellersville, Pennsylvania.
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illustration of The John Deere Sidehill 9500 Combine has a hydraulically controlled, articulated chassis, that maintains a vertical orientation for the grain bin and operator, while the grain head and running gear tilt and follow field contours. In the rolling hills of the eastern United States, this is a big deal.
James Mann
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illustration of The Horseshoe Curve, outside of Altoona, Pennsylvania was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a time savings route over the
Alleghany Mountains and completed in 1854 . The curve, with a diameter close to 1,300 feet, is part of a 12 mile, 1.8% grade climb to the top
of the northeastern side of the mountains.
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illustration of A pair of Reading Railroad, ALCO RS-3 diesel electric locomotives haul empty coal cars northbound through Perkasie.
James Mann
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illustration of Farm Life: Harvesting corn in the fall... a little train consisting of the Oliver 550 tractor, the New Idea 323 one row corn picker and an old wagon with some board sides to contain the corn.
It isn't fancy, but it gets the job done.
James Mann
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illustration of Farm work: Oliver 1655 tractor pulling a sub-soiler plow... early Spring. Although no-till cultivation is now the norm almost everywhere... every few years it's necessary to run through the fields with a long shank harrow and break up the deeper hard pack, prior to planting.
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illustration of Farm work: Hot, sticky, sweaty, dirty, hard work... Throwing bales onto a hay wagon... and after you get one wagon loaded, you go back and get another... until all your hay is stored for the winter.
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illustration of Farm animals: In this instance, Larry's Ox was content to relax and enjoy his retirement... and it was a good life.
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illustration of Farm work: Making hay, mowing hay... a Oliver 550 tractor and New Holland 461 Haybine... with swallow and bluebird escort.
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