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Railroad Photos140 of 147Train going to Vermillion, Dakota.TRAINS
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Posted 7 years ago


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I am obviously not a farm boy. I could use some help in identifying these.

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  1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 7 years ago
    I don't think it's farming -- I think they are building the Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Railroad -- see this google books entry about the Republic Construction Company --
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    WOW! Thanks for the info !
  3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    Based on my favorite research assistant's info, I have moved this to railroadiana category. :)
  4. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    I was going to say they are both steam engines, both are doing earthwork in different manners. Nice photos.
  5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    Thanks, Pop_abides...interesting name!
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Well I'm not 'the dude abides' but I am the 'pop'..............
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    The photo on right is a steam shovel, the photo on the left appears to be a trencher, there appears to be buckets on the conveyor that extends out the back that dumps on a cross conveyor.

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