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 1   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: B&P/G&W/R&S/D&MM In NY/PA    Posted Today at 9:56am 
Response #139 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with 2017062623105523495.jpg - 197130 Bytes
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Arcade Jct., NY
 
FRA train
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, May, 2017.
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 2   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: B&P/G&W/R&S/D&MM In NY/PA    Posted Today at 9:55am 
Response #138 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with 2017062623114123582.jpg - 204166 Bytes
^Thanks!
 
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Arcade Jct., NY
 
FRA train w/ BPRR #2100
 
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 3   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / SteamGeneral / Re: ERIE K-1 #2524 in Korea  Posted Today at 12:43am 
Response #5 By Erie K-5 #2929       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
Sidenote on postwar ERIE steam:
 
Post-WW2, the ERIE's extensive commuter services utilized the oldest and most antiquated equipment on the roster.  
 
The ERIE assigned ancient 4-6-2's (K-1's) to commuter service, augmented until the very late 1940's by some G-15 Class Ten Wheelers, two Atlantics, as well as some K-2's and K-4's.
 
When the early diesels began displacing the handsome K-5's on the through trains, they, too, entered the commuter pool, allowing smaller power to be retired.......
 
(Source: "ERIE RAILROAD TRACKSIDE", by Larry De Young)
 
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 4   Fallen Flags / DH / Re: The Gravity & the Honesdale branch  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 8:07pm 
Response #54 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By NEFAN
Excellent find!
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 5   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / SteamGeneral / Re: ERIE K-1 #2524 in Korea  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 6:51pm 
Response #4 By Erie K-5 #2929       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
George:
 
I have "VON RYAN'S EXPRESS" on dvd.....also, "THE TRAIN" (1964), starring Burt Lancaster................LOADED with vintage steamers and SPECTACULAR derailment/bombing scenes!
 
Both excellent WW2/rail movies I'd recommend to anyone!
 
Getting back to ERIE steamers, it truly is sad that these majestic old machines were all scrapped, with not a one being saved.
 
The ERIE hoggers, back in the steam era, truly knew how to pamper and shine up their iron steeds....a certain Harvey Springstead (and his proud iron steed #970) now comes to mind!
 
These engines were especially handsome when pulling a lengthy commuter run (Stillwells!) or a long-haul through train.........I tip my hat to the rail photographers who were around back then, to document these massive iron monsters with their camera........indeed, they were, without a doubt, documenting railroad history......
 
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 6   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / SteamGeneral / Re: ERIE K-1 #2524 in Korea  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 6:26pm 
Response #3 By George_Harris       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
on Jun 26th, 2017, 2:18pm, Erie K-5 #2929 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

George:
 
Appreciate your input......thank you!
 
I am now recalling scenes in the early 1930's movie "SHANGHAI EXPRESS"; the engine that "co stars" here easily could have been carrying "ERIE" or "LACKAWANNA" on its tender! (some great steam scenes in this vintage piece!)

However, that did not necessarily have anything to do with the locomotive actually used in the real thing.  Movie trains could be from anywhere.  Remember the movie White Christmas?  In the plot they are on a train from Florida to New England (what happened to the change of trains in New York?)  The two trains seen in the flash of a long fast train running say Southern Pacific and Santa Fe.  What happened to ACL and SAL?  Last I heard if you wanted to go northeast from Florida by rail it had to be one of them unless you wanted to take a long detour on the Southern.
 
If you want to see a movie involving rail that has realistic stuff on the rail side, see Von Ryan's Express.  It was made with the cooperation of the Italian Stsate Railway, so the various train handling sequences are very real, and I won't even use realistic, but real.  
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 7   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / SteamGeneral / Re: ERIE K-1 #2524 in Korea  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 2:18pm 
Response #2 By Erie K-5 #2929       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
on Jun 26th, 2017, 2:07pm, George_Harris wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Sorry, nothing specific to the engine.
I visited the Korean Railroad Museum is Soeul about 10 years ago, and can say most of thte equipment on display it looked really American.  Presumably after WW2 ended most of their equipment came from the US.  

 
 
George:
 
Appreciate your input......thank you!
 
I am now recalling scenes in the early 1930's movie "SHANGHAI EXPRESS"; the engine that "co stars" here easily could have been carrying "ERIE" or "LACKAWANNA" on its tender! (some great steam scenes in this vintage piece!)
 
I have also read about another ERIE steamer (a K-5, number unknown) that the railroad contributed it to the Korean War scrap drive; ironically, this engine was to have been set aside to be preserved.
 
Alas, this was not to be.........
 
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 8   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / SteamGeneral / Re: ERIE K-1 #2524 in Korea  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 2:07pm 
Response #1 By George_Harris       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
Sorry, nothing specific to the engine.
I visited the Korean Railroad Museum is Soeul about 10 years ago, and can say most of thte equipment on display it looked really American.  Presumably after WW2 ended most of their equipment came from the US.
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 9   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Mauch Chunk PA  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 7:04am 
Response #3 By rdobidston       Thread Started By rdobidston
Hi Frank,
 
First of all , my apologies for not having replied sooner to your first posting. I have been travelling away from home and only returned yesterday.
 
I am one of the recent converts to Steve Hales' long-term dream of recreating Mauch Chunk in model form. Since becoming a member of our group Steve has been able to call on more resources and we are taking the opportunity to extend and upgrade the original concept so that it can survive the rigours of the British exhibition circuit.
 
In particular, given the extra space at our clubroom, we are able to model a little further upriver from the station towards the road bridge over the Lehigh river (and where the roundhouse used to be).
 
We will be remodelling the roadway leading to the bridge including the walling/rock/infill between the roadway and the railway. Also we will be able to include a small part of the bank/shore between the railway and the river.
 
I note that you are taking a trip to Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) in the near future. If you happen to have a bit of time spare and could take some images of the areas described above then it would certainly help to get these details correct on the model.
 
I have done some searching on the internet and can see the area is now fairly covered in vegetation but hopefully we can pick out the proper walling from rock face and/or infill.
 
Thank you for your interest.
 
Regards,
 
Richard
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 10   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / SteamGeneral / ERIE K-1 #2524 in Korea  Posted Jun 26th, 2017, 12:03am 
NEW Post By Erie K-5 #2929
All:
 
I have read that K-1 #2524 was shipped to Korea in 1953; this engine was still running several years later.
 
Sightings were made as late as 1969.
 
Does anyone know what this engine's duties were in Korea (and where it ran)
 
I would guess that the engine is more than likely long gone, unless a stripped, rusting carcass still remains somewhere (which I very much doubt).......
 
Thanks in advance or any input on this engine.......
 
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