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Blast from the Past — Union Pacific 844

Pulling into Walsenburg, CO.

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Back to the Colorado Railroad Museum: my wife, brother, and I checked out the old roundhouse they have on the site. They’ve turned it mainly into a machine shop, but still let people check it out. Along the west side of the building, though, we came across a steam engine and I took a couple of close up photos as well.

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And that bell looked pretty cool in color, too:

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It’s pretty fascinating how steam powered so much advancement in our civilization. It still does, really. We don’t often think that steam is typically what we use to drive turbines in ships and power stations, but it is.