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Big Yeller

The Day the Music Died, dubbed by Don McLean's song "American Pie", was an aviation accident that occurred on February 3, 1959, near Clear Lake, Iowa, where rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson, perished.

The Day the Music Died (dubbed by Don McLean's song 'American Pie') was an aviation accident on in Iowa, where rock & roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.

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Former 2227 ~ Built in 1963 for the BO, Later Converted to a Road Slug on CSX. September 2013 finds it tied to a Ballast Train at Handley, West Virginia

September, 1952:  "The oil lantern at the feet of the guy on the left and the Kromer cap on the guy on the right tell us that these are working railroaders waiting for something--the arrival of a train, the time for them to report for duty, something. They're in the vast complex of yard tracks that, in the 1950s, supported the huge Cincinnati Union Terminal. But the station, most of the yards, and probably these two railroaders aren't there any more."

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RailPictures.Net Photo: CN 5656 Canadian National Railway EMD SD75I at Columbus, Georgia by Casey Thomason

Net Photo: CN 5656 Canadian National Railway EMD at Columbus, Georgia by Casey Thomason

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California Western Railroad (Skunk Train) - eastbound crossing the Noyo River on Bridge near Alpine

The train with the steam engine

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Boone, Iowa - Highest Train Bridge in the US

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Net Photo: CBQ Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad EMD at Spencer, North Carolina by Jan Kohl