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Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
June 24, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

The Laramie, Hahns Peak, and Pacific Railway locomotive at the Laramie, Wyoming depot in 1911.

I know that I’m not the only person who, from childhood, developed a lasting love of all things ‘railroad.’ At the top of that list comes the old steam locomotives that make my pulse pound a little harder and a bit faster when I watch the sleek black beauties belch smoke and cinders.

I grew up next to the tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe near the town of Nortonville, Kansas. The tracks cut through the southeast corner o...

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