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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
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, May, 2017.
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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)
 
"Erie K-5 #2929
 
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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......
 
"Erie K-5 #2929"
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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.........
 
"Erie K-5 #2929
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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.......
 
"Erie K-5 #2929"
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 11   Varnish / Amtrak / Amtrak MOW cabooses  Posted Jun 25th, 2017, 11:51pm 
NEW Post By Erie K-5 #2929
All:
 
Just curious whether AMTRAK still uses cabooses on work trains.....it has been years since I have been even near the rails, and so am curious as to caboose status on AMTRAK today.........appreciate any input.......thanks in advance.....
 
"Erie K-5 #2929"
 
(also, in the past, how many cabooses did AMTRAK roster, and what types? I do know that #14032, a 1970-vintage PC car (based at the old NH Cedar Hill Yard) was still in active service as late as 2011)
 
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 12   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry.    Posted Jun 25th, 2017, 5:50pm 
Response #341 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with 06-20-17_At_Phelps.jpg - 120779 Bytes
Getting ready to head out, changing ties.  A never ending job on the SR&RL Ry.
 
Tom C.
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 13   Fallen Flags / DH / Re: The Gravity & the Honesdale branch    Posted Jun 25th, 2017, 8:06am 
Response #53 By mike_nepa       Thread Started By NEFAN       View Thread with 0423171707_Medium.jpg - 229408 Bytes
I walked along plane 10 one day with a metal detector and I found all this within 2 hours.  
I actually found more spikes, but did not keep them, there are still artifacts to find.
 
Mike

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 14   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Mauch Chunk PA  Posted Jun 24th, 2017, 4:03pm 
Response #2 By toptrain       Thread Started By rdobidston
* I'll be up there on Sat. July 1 2017. Gonna get a shuttle ride up to White Haven and bicycle ride back to Jim Thorpe. Going to meet my Steve and do the ride together. Most likely I'll pick him up at his house along the way. It should be a good day out.  We both will have cameras.  
frank
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 15   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Maryland and Delaware RR  Posted Jun 24th, 2017, 12:58pm 
Response #1191 By rockgp40       Thread Started By BC_and_A_railway
One Train 6/26 - Federalsburg
 
One Train 6/27 - Massey (Centreville Run)
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 16   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Locomotive Service areas    Posted Jun 22nd, 2017, 4:46pm 
Response #186 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_9102_big.jpg - 145591 Bytes
*** Here my 2 Gilbert B&O 0-6-0- switcher's are seen at the Frankford roundhouse at Bergen Point. The are doubles of ones I have already.  
 frank
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 17   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout  Posted Jun 22nd, 2017, 2:39pm 
Response #66 By Henry       Thread Started By moocow
Very nice!
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 18   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Jun 22nd, 2017, 1:42pm 
Response #65 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with IMG_0376_2_938x638.jpg - 85260 Bytes
working on the roof  
obviously it is based on the John Allen enginehouse
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 19   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Jun 22nd, 2017, 1:39pm 
Response #64 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with enginehouse_under_construction_IMG_0374_2_923x546.jpg - 85721 Bytes
i need a single stall enginehouse and a place to turn locos around
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 20   Tourist Railroads and Museums / Steamtown / Re: Engine Discussion:  Diesels at Steamtown    Posted Jun 21st, 2017, 8:40am 
Response #49 By 565fan       Thread Started By 565fan       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Yet another little gas-guzzler has entered the Steamtown fray.  In January, 2017, the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society made arrangements to re-locate NYO&W 44-tonner no. 105 from Winslow Junction, NJ to Scranton.  Here she sat in the D-L south side yard.  
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Real%20Trains/DSC_4577_zpsmi8w2dul.jpg
 
Later on the day I took this photo, she was brought to Steamtown.  
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Real%20Trains/DSC_4592_zpsyih1mxfy.jpg
 
Little by little, members of the O&W society have been cleaning up the graffiti or painting over the unit.  Arrangements are being made to bring her into the shop, possibly in 2018 for restoration of the prime movers, traction motors or anything else that might need work.  Not exactly sure what she needs, since she has not operated in several years.  
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Real%20Trains/DSC_4739_zps9vvfrhcn.jpg
 
Here is a photo from earlier in the spring.
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 21   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: 428, 433 & 425 spent the night in Avon  Posted Jun 21st, 2017, 8:21am 
Response #1 By railwatcher       Thread Started By railwatcher
Sorry about the pic, someday I'll figure it out.   They spent another night in Avon last night.   The spring street bridge is being replaced, so they can't go south to Lakeville.  They parked on the Spur to Kraft/Heinz last night.  The activity here in Avon is really good.
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 22   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / 428, 433 & 425 spent the night in Avon    Posted Jun 20th, 2017, 9:12am 
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The trio were in town overnight.  I managed to catch them firing the Locomotives up this morning in Avon yard.  First was 428.
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 23   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Jun 19th, 2017, 8:16pm 
Response #13 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2981.jpg
 
Amtrak 281 Empire Service westbound on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN3033.jpg
 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight, led by a YN2 widecab on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN3053.jpg
 
The same MOW truck seen earlier, heading down the West Shore Sub on heat patrol:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN3093.jpg
 
Westbound CSX mixed freight on Track 2, heading nit othe late day sun:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN3106.jpg
 
For all full look at the afternoon/early evening action, please visit this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 6/17/2017 at Chili Junction aka Attridge Road in Riga, NY.  
 
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 24   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Jun 19th, 2017, 8:10pm 
Response #12 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
The 3rd weekend of June was interesting.
 
Running slightly late, Amtrak 63 Maple Leaf westbound on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2728.jpg
 
CSX Q211 westbound in Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2753.jpg
 
Q211 nrmally handles salt only, but this trip had some coal hoppers on the ned of the train:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2781.jpg
 
CSX Q710 passing the signals west of Attridge Road on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2796.jpg
 
Q710 is usually just garbage empties, but I noticed a lone gondola in the consist as the train headed down the West Shore Sub:
 
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Westbound CSX intermodal Q161 on Track 1:
 
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Eastbound CSX auto rack freight with NS power on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2859.jpg
 
This train walso diverted to the West Shore Sub:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2863.jpg
 
Westbound CSX tank train Q637 with 2 UP and 2 CP units:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2921.jpg
 
Westbound CSX hi-rail MOW truck crossing Attridge ROad on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2965.jpg
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 6/17/2017 in Riga, NY.
 
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 25   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jun 19th, 2017, 5:10pm 
Response #69 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Engines returned light.
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 26   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Jun 18th, 2017, 1:27pm 
Response #63 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with kingston_IMG_0347_3_772x579.jpg - 71752 Bytes
testing the unfinished Kingston interchange and yard
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 27   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Old wooden passenger car kits    Posted Jun 18th, 2017, 12:53pm 
Response #99 By toptrain       Thread Started By photoman475       View Thread with Capture_2.jpg - 63251 Bytes
Pardon me borrowing your Photo, BUT when I see this car I see a roofline used by Pullman for about 5 years. This car was built as a coach and not a chair car as it should have been. The oval window on the far left side and the seven eyebrow-shaped Clearstory roof side lights say this was a special car. The eight roof vents were more than ample for this Maybe should have been made as a half compartment car and half Chair car.  
 frank
 

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 28   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Old wooden passenger car kits    Posted Jun 17th, 2017, 4:03pm 
Response #98 By moocow       Thread Started By photoman475       View Thread with IMG_0358_3_979x478.jpg - 72887 Bytes
i thought this was an Ambroid until i looked at the roof.  wood sides.
maybe a kitbash
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 29   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Old wooden passenger car kits    Posted Jun 17th, 2017, 4:02pm 
Response #97 By moocow       Thread Started By photoman475       View Thread with IMG_0361_3_774x332.jpg - 47420 Bytes
I got this at a NMRA swap meet.  wondering if anyone can clue me on the kit maker.
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 30   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Mauch Chunk PA  Posted Jun 17th, 2017, 7:34am 
Response #1 By toptrain       Thread Started By rdobidston
**I love what these British train modelers have done, Creating the old riverside town of Mauch Chunk Pennsylvania. I have followed it through the years, enjoying their skill. I hope to get there (Jim Thorpe) early this Summer and either take the train or shuttle up to White Haven and ride my bicycle down River back to Jim Thorpe. I am hoping for a lot of coasting and very little hard peddling. People who have done it say it is downhill all the way. I should get a lot of photos.  
 frank
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 31   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / Juice / Re: Woo-hoo... TWO new websites!!!  Posted Jun 16th, 2017, 7:09pm 
Response #1 By ClydeDET       Thread Started By jmlaboda
All right, sir. Recall riding PCC cars in Dallas, and the old Texas Electric Interurban from Big D to Waco.
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 32   The Mainline / Preservation / Re: Clifton, Texas restores ATSF depot and opens museum  Posted Jun 16th, 2017, 7:06pm 
Response #1 By ClydeDET       Thread Started By CliftonRailMuseum
Sounds like good news. Clifton is a neat, small, town. Been through it a few times (both driving and on the train).
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 33   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Jun 15th, 2017, 8:10pm 
Response #11 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
My stay at MP 382 was a little shorter the following week, but it was interesting.
 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2:
 
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Westbound CSX work train on Track 2, powered by a slug (leading) and a GP40-2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2331.jpg
 
Amtrak 281 Empire Service westbound on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2364.jpg
 
Westbound CSX intermodal  on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2388.jpg
 
Eastbound CSX intermodal on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2435.jpg
 
A westbound CSX mixed freight stops at west end of the West Shore Sub:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2484.jpg
 
It was waiting for both of these CSX freights to pass!
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2507.jpg
 
After those trains passed, the westbound CSX mixed freight came off the West Shore Sub and entered Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY/DSCN2539.jpg  
 
For a complete look at all 8 trains (including the going away shots), please visit this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 6/10/2017 in Owego, NY.
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 34   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / DieselTypes / Re: SD40-2s in 2017    Posted Jun 15th, 2017, 7:52pm 
Response #9 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By CHESSIEMIKE       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
I keep hoping Steve may will repaint all of his power into Cornell red, but I won't hold my breath!
 
NS H17 was powered by a solo SD40-2 last week:
 
 
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Both photos in this post were taken by me Friday 6/9/2017 in Owego, NY.  
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 35   Regional Area Operations / CNY / Trackside in Owego    Posted Jun 15th, 2017, 7:48pm 
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I spent a nice afternoon in Owego 6 days ago, with plenty of action.
 
NS H17 arrives with a short string of gondolas for the O&H:
 
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As H17 shoved on the interchange track, NS 309 arrived:
 
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Note the OLS unit on NS 309:
 
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Speaking the Owego & Harford, they had their own shove move, as seen at Route 96:
 
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U23B #2302 passing the O&H office (a former LV depot) at West Street on the return trip:
 
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NS 28N arrived right before i departed:
 
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For an in-depth look at the NS and O&H action (including the going away shots), please visit my slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0609%20Owego%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 6/9/2017 in Owego, NY.  
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 36   North American Railroads / NS / Re: NS photos 2017  Posted Jun 15th, 2017, 5:18pm 
Response #18 By towny72       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Thanks for the pics Matt.  
 
Glad to see PTC equipment on-top of the old ex Con C40-8W. Hopefully they stick around a few more years.
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 37   North American Railroads / NS / Re: NS photos 2017    Posted Jun 14th, 2017, 8:27pm 
Response #17 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
MS local H77 working the Gang Mills Yard:
 
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A few hours later:
 
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All photos in this post were taken by me at the State Route 417 overpass in Gang Mills, NY.
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 38   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Alco/MLW 3 pack on the B&H    Posted Jun 14th, 2017, 8:22pm 
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I took a vacation day to railfan at the end of last week. Of course, I had to include the B&H.  
 
I stated off by checking out the yard in Cohocton. S1 #4 is in storage behind the engine house:
 
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Please note that both of the above photos were taken from the shoulder of Route 415, which is public property  
 
i caught up with the B&H local further east.  3 pack of Alco/MLW power was needed for a very long train.
 
Approaching Mill Street in Coopers Plains:
 
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Crossing the Cohocton River in Coopers Plains:
 
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Grove Street crossing in Savona:
 
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A private crossing next to Grove Street in Savona:
 
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Pulling into the LPG dealer in Blessing/Savona:
 
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Of coruse, there is a lot more to see... so please visit my slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0609%20BHNS
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 6/9/2017 in Steuben County, NY. As always, a big thanks goes out to the crew of the B&H for their friendliness and professionalism.  
 
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 39   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 14th, 2017, 6:14pm 
Response #32 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with IMG_8811.jpg - 201910 Bytes
**Here is one of my Aristocraft Cast locomotives made in Japan by New One. It is the small 2-6-0 Mogul Switcher of the Philadelphia and Reading.  
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 40   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jun 14th, 2017, 5:23pm 
Response #68 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
Light engines northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 3 cars.
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 41   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!  Posted Jun 14th, 2017, 6:24am 
Response #813 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765
An Interesting little locomotive. It seems a step back to simplicity. Some of the first locomotives of the 1830's and early 40's were very much in that design.
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 42   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CANFOR/WFP(Englewood railway) Logging Pics.  Posted Jun 13th, 2017, 9:47am 
Response #476 By thehighwayman       Thread Started By SRY 110
Has the Englewood (CANFOR) railway resumed operations after the fatal crash?
 
Will MacKenzie
Flamborough, ON
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 43   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: Building period correct 1860s freight cars  Posted Jun 13th, 2017, 3:21am 
Response #18 By George_Harris       Thread Started By moocow
on Mar 2nd, 2012, 5:53pm, TAB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
.....you know, as I look at these, they are very reminiscent of European freight cars, especially the ones with the curved roofs. I wouldn't be surprised if American car builders borrowed the design features from their European brethren....Tom

Yes, I know this is 5 years old, but this happens to be the first time I read through it.
 
Four wheel freight cars could be found in Europe as late as the 1990's and maybe still so far as I know.
 
Track gauge, within a fairly wide range, can have surprisingly little effect on vehicle width.  Within the usual 4'-8 1/2" to 6'-0" this is particularly true.  To give a couple of current day examples:  The currenly used coach width on the Japanese and Taiwan Railroads that have 3'-6" guage, is just about the same as that used in Western Europe on 4'-8 1/2" guage railroads.  (Calling it in metric:  that is 1067 mm and 1435 mm).  
 
The main reason you see wider vehicles on wider gauge railroads is that the builders that originally chose the wider guage also chose to build their structures with larger clearances, that is larger distances track centers to tunnel walls and bridge inside of structure, higher overhead and larger track centers.  To go the other way:  The British Railroads, even though standard gauge, have smaller clearances than most of the 3'-6" gauge systems.  Those lines built by Brunel have larger clearances, but the small clearances on the rest of the system keep equipment from being built that would take advantage of them.  
 
Brunel spoke disparagingly about the "coal waggon gauge" being used by most of the other British railroad builders, but obviously on one else listened.
 
To give a far more recent example:  In the 1960's when Southern went on a tunnel enlargement and general clearance improvement binge in order to be able to haul piggyback the dimensions chosen were 20 feet wide and to 30 feet above the top of rail.  Brosnan's statement was, we don't want to ever have to do this again.  That 20 feet wide was offset, 8 to one side and 12 on the other.  I would say the offset was to give a safe clearance area and to givve room to place things in the tunnel such as new ties, and the large overhead to give room for electrification if it were ever done.  When we look at the tunnel enlargement being done more recently in order to pass double stacks you see mostly "just barely" clearance improvements.
 
The whole little old wives tale about track gauge and clearances being based on wagon width which was based on the width of a horse's butt is nonsense.  As said above, track gauge and clearances are only generally related anyway.  
 
The Japanese Shinkansen coaches have a 11'-1" wide body with 3 and 2 seating with seat widths about the same as the 2 and 2 seating in the 10'-0" wide body used here and in Europe.  This means you haul a lot less metal per passenger.  And yes, you can run an 11'-1" wide body car on virtually all the US system outside the northeast corridor as clearances on the entire system are based on the standard 10'-8" wide freight car with certain required minimums beyond that to any fixed facility.  The passenger platforms in the northeast are too close, but they do not meet ADA for existing equipment, anyway.
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 44   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jun 12th, 2017, 8:43pm 
Response #44 By torch       Thread Started By torch
on Jun 6th, 2017, 12:59am, hillbank wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I am wondering about outbound loads from the Victoria sub during this time, i know Vic ply was still shipping cars but did anyone notice other outbound loads?

  The only outbound loads from victoria that were obvious was vic ply during this period. A few year prior there was still the odd flatcar of lumber sent from CN before the Saanich spur was kaput.
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 45   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / DieselTypes / Re: SD40-2s in 2017  Posted Jun 12th, 2017, 2:54pm 
Response #8 By towny72       Thread Started By CHESSIEMIKE
The 5700 would look nice with a coat of Cornell Red. Already enough black and white locomotives running around PA, especially in ex Valley country!
 
Matt SD40-2s no more Lego Cabs!  I joke, I joke...
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 46   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jun 12th, 2017, 1:35pm 
Response #812 By moocow       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with 1386-Copy_446x331.jpg - 47692 Bytes
a cute little upright boiler climax from NWSL
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 47   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's  Posted Jun 11th, 2017, 3:49pm 
Response #31 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name
yes, but they didn't weigh enough to stay on the track
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 48   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Morristown & Erie  Posted Jun 11th, 2017, 3:14pm 
Response #44 By towny72       Thread Started By CHESSIEMIKE
Any reason for the addition of the EMD power?
 
Increased business, or lower operating cost?
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 49   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's  Posted Jun 11th, 2017, 12:01pm 
Response #30 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name
Nice old style trains you've shown. Did you ever do any house cars with just 2 axels like the very first that were made?
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 50   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jun 11th, 2017, 10:12am 
Response #811 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_8991_-_S.jpg - 207497 Bytes
** Another locomotive of mine is an Erie PA1 made by Athearn and custom painted and with details added. Erie #861.
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 51   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: Building period correct 1860s freight cars    Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 1:09pm 
Response #17 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with IMG_0203_772x579.jpg - 84341 Bytes
some coal jennies
 
the body is a block of wood i ran through the table saw.  the running gear is a modified Athearn car truck.
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 52   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 1:06pm 
Response #62 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with IMG_0338_4-detail_724x398.jpg - 67946 Bytes
long time coming.  had to rip out everything and start over AGAIN after the building inspector came through.  starting over much smaller and with a lot less $.  
 

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 53   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 12:57pm 
Response #29 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with IMG_0338_4-detail_724x398.jpg - 67946 Bytes
a shot on my not finished layout.
the General leads the way followed by two grain cars, a couple boxcars, some empty coal jennies and a radial roof coach on the tail end.

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 54   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 12:54pm 
Response #28 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with IMG_0203_772x579.jpg - 84341 Bytes
building coal jennies
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 55   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 12:51pm 
Response #27 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with 2230-Copy_860x572.jpg - 97143 Bytes
not your typical 1860s-70s locomotive the CP Huntington CP 3 later SP 1.  this loco was modeled twice.  this is the later Key imports version.  
 
and yes it really does run.  will pull three boxcars
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 56   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Musical evening, tonight Saturday June 10, at the Hopewell Depot! (rshsdepot)  Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 12:16pm 
Response #318 By Henry       Thread Started By Henry
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:42:48 -0700
From: stationmaster DOT list AT hopewelldepot DOT org
Subject: Musical evening, tonight Saturday June 10, at the Hopewell Depot! (rshsdepot)
 
 
Come to t he Depot Saturday, June 10 at 7p m and enjoy a free concert
from Beercaps & Quar ters, an excellent local Folk, C ountry and
Americana band. They are an excellent group and we are sure you will
enjoy the show with plenty of opportunities to sing along . Bring your
own chairs or blankets. There will be a silent auction with lots of
great local gift certificates to Stewarts, Adams Fairacre Farms , Home
Depot and Foam and Wash and others along with more excellent items. No
charge, but donations to help run the Hopewell Depot will be gladly
accepted.
 
 
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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 57   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Hopewell Depot weekly e-mails - a message from Pres. Joe Sullivan (rshsdepot)  Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 12:15pm 
Response #317 By Henry       Thread Started By Henry
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:40:58 -0700
From: stationmaster DOT list AT hopewelldepot DOT org
Subject: Hopewell Depot weekly e-mails - a message from Pres. Joe Sullivan (rshsdepot)
 
 
To all of Bernie Rudburg's e-mail fans. If you are not aware, and
are wondering why you have not seen any e-mails from Bernie this year,
we lost our Conductor and Historian emeritus last December. Bernie was
the heart and soul of the Depot and he is sourly missed. We have
dedicated the station masters office to Bernie and plan to build a 20
foot by 40 foot picnic pavilion just south of the Interlocking Tower
later this year and dedicate it to Bernie's memory as well . If you
are interested in supporting this project, please send your
contributions to the Depot or donate at the "Give" page on our
website (hopewelldepot.org) . We are now working on providing Depot
update e-mails one or two times per month during the summer and fall
seasons , so stay tuned . Joe Sullivan President, Hopewell Depot
Restoration Corp. PO Box 1044, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
www.hopewelldepot.org [1]
 
Links:
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[1] http://www.hopewelldepot.org/
 
 
 
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http://hopewelldepot.org * info AT hopewelldepot DOT org * 845-202-0990
https://www.facebook.com/hopewelldepot
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Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp is a NYS registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and restore the last railroad building in Hopewell Junction, NY.
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 58   Model Railroading / HOScale / Mauch Chunk PA    Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 11:12am 
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Hi,
 
Hope you enjoy a quick tour through our group's HO layout, Mauch Chunk PA, which has joined the British exhibition circuit following extensive remodelling.
 
https://youtu.be/AEPbtDKxjx4
 

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 59   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Morristown & Erie  Posted Jun 10th, 2017, 9:09am 
Response #43 By rockgp40       Thread Started By CHESSIEMIKE
What power works the three branches in Morris County, NJ? I heard that the ME lost the contract to work those lines come 6/30/17.
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 60   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 5:21pm 
Response #67 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
5 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 4 cars.
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 61   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's  Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 3:22pm 
Response #26 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name
i had one i put a can motor in the cab, but after conversion it didn't have enough weight on the drivers afterwards to pull more than 3 cars.  
 
i ended up trading it  
 
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 62   Model Railroading / OScale / Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:20pm 
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 7th View.
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 63   Model Railroading / OScale / Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:19pm 
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6th View  
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 64   Model Railroading / OScale / Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:18pm 
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5th View  
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 65   Model Railroading / OScale / Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:17pm 
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4th View
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 66   Model Railroading / OScale / Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:16pm 
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third view.
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 67   Model Railroading / OScale / Re: Long Island, Pennsylvania railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:15pm 
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Second view.
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 68   Model Railroading / OScale / Long Island, and Pennsylvania Railroad DD-1    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 2:14pm 
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** I think this is a Sunset Model. 1st view. There are 7.
frank
 
V-9
 

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 69   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: 433 is Middle Locomotive on the LA&L road Train 6/9/17  Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 1:18pm 
Response #1 By alsorailfan       Thread Started By railwatcher
Nice!!
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 70   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / 433 is Middle Locomotive on the LA&L road Train 6/9/17    Posted Jun 9th, 2017, 11:00am 
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#433 has made the trip into Avon as the Middle positioned unit on the train for today.   It's sporting new paint and LA&L markings.  
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 71   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's  Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 8:37pm 
Response #25 By NEFAN       Thread Started By Man with no Name
moocow - thanks for posting the photos of the Arkane 4-4-0's. I find old steam engines very interesting and the older brass models are classics. - even if it is a roundhouse queen  
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 72   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's  Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 8:34pm 
Response #24 By NEFAN       Thread Started By Man with no Name
on Jun 7th, 2017, 10:22pm, toptrain wrote:       (Click here for original message)
***   Here is my "Bell of the Eighties". A Mantua 4-4-0 of 1950's.  
** I replaced the cab with a larger one. Also some Kemtron details. The tender is an Olympic brass model. The same tender came of their Reading 2-8-0. There is still more to do with this model before it is complete.
 frank

I really like this one Frank. Good color choices and detail.
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 73   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 3:41pm 
Response #23 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with 1401_-_Copy.jpg - 509142 Bytes
not 1870s but a 4-6-0 from 1905
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 74   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 3:38pm 
Response #22 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with 1374_704x528.jpg - 60495 Bytes
this one doesn't run, but it has the original box
 
i'm planning to make this a roundhouse queen, paint it up nice and park it outside the roundhouse doors
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 75   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 3:36pm 
Response #21 By moocow       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with 1373_704x528.jpg - 73974 Bytes
this is the one that runs.  Not really well, but it runs.  Original motor, new drive coupling and i had to replace the pick ups
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 76   Tourist Railroads and Museums / Steamtown / Re: Steamtown 2016 Excursions    Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 9:57am 
Response #16 By 565fan       Thread Started By 565fan       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
As an end to the season, right after Thanksgiving, Steamtown and the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society offered a Holiday Excursion to Santa's Station.  It looks a lot like Moscow.  
 
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Excursions/DSC_4360_zpsygkqfcp4.jpg
 
CNJ 1554 and Lackawanna 664 ran this train.  For heated cars, the 3 DL&W MU coaches were used, with their propane heaters employed.  Good thing the weather was mild.  The heaters are not very good in cold weather.
 
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Excursions/DSC_4362_zps0rv9uxct.jpg
No matter.  People were having a good time, and getting in the Holiday spirit.
 
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Excursions/DSC_4363_zps7743riyb.jpg
 
Hot chocolate was selling well.  
 
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Excursions/DSC_4364_zps3btfsta1.jpg
 
My!  How Festive!
 
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Excursions/DSC_4367_zps6kdckwe5.jpg
 
L&WV chapter president Vee Pauli and her grand daughter Kayleigh Janesko get some of the decorations together for distribution to the kids.
 
Linked Image:  http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp266/timom615/Excursions/DSC_4368_zps8a5phc13.jpg
 
And Santa Claus came to say hello to the good people.  
 
All in all, it was a happy end to a year of excursions.
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 77   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Falconer Meet: April 27, 2017  Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 8:27am 
Response #21 By EMTRailfan       Thread Started By thebigham
on Jun 4th, 2017, 2:37pm, Lfire83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great shots, glad to see the ol' hometown railroad is still taking care of business. Interesting Seaboard throwback on the side of #430, anyone know the story on the slogan beneath the cab number? Did any other WNYP units get it?

 
Just taking a stab at it, but considering that 430 is decorated with the Thin Blue Line, it may be a play on words using the heritage slogan to state that WNYP is "pulling for our nation's law enforcement."  NS has all of their heritage units, but with having a brother being a LEO serving a portion of WNYP's area, I REALLY NEED to get out and see this loco.  Thank you to WNYP for supporting.
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 78   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re:  A 1843 station at London Bridge.  Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 8:17am 
Response #18 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain
** Great memories Henry. Thanks for sharing. Frank
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 79   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.    Posted Jun 8th, 2017, 7:51am 
Response #376 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_8933.jpg - 112437 Bytes
Here is a good car find from the Hamburg PA. train show last weekend. It was with mixed up with cars of Manny manufactures. It is a Lionel Rocket fuel car. The first one I have gotten. It can run with the Marx ones I have. It is in very good condition for a late 1950's car.
** Lionel 0815, Rocket Fuet tank car.
 frank
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 80   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!  Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 10:33pm 
Response #810 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765
*** Steve, Very nice old 4-4-0 type models. That is the same one. frank
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 81   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 10:22pm 
Response #20 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with IMG_8909_-_Copy.jpg - 173261 Bytes
***   Here is my "Bell of the Eighties". A Mantua 4-4-0 of 1950's.  
** I replaced the cab with a larger one. Also some Kemtron details. The tender is an Olympic brass model. The same tender came of their Reading 2-8-0. There is still more to do with this model before it is complete.
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 82   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / Juice / Woo-hoo... TWO new websites!!!  Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 9:51pm 
NEW Post By jmlaboda
Well, I'm two days late but NOT a dollar short...
 
As most of you know I am the owner and maintainer of the well-known website, the Passenger Car Photo Index.  I am pleased to announce two new websites that are companions to the Index that I hope modelers of a certain kind will find of value...
 
Interurban Passenger Car Photo Index
 
Presidents' Conference Car Photo Index
 
Like the Index you will find a wide collection of photographic links that highlight what is some of the best photos of these types of these cars with the advantage of all of these links being in one place.  I hope that if you are interested in either type of car that you will not only come to use these two sites but that you will also pass this news on to the folks you know so that they might enjoy it as well.  Like the Index there are many, many hours that have been invested in these two sites and, as it is possible to do, I hope to be able to update them from time to time as even more photos are found.  Do please email me with any corrections, comments or suggestions.  I hope that you all will come to value these two sites as much as you value the Index.
 
As for the Index itself I hope to have a new Update for it finished by the end of this month with many more new links... still working on pages so a count isn't available as of yet but it will be as good as the many Updates of the past with many new links being added and even more cars now being covered by what can be found on the web.  Hopefully soon I will finally be able to start working on some of the projects that I have in the works for quite some time... will be good to be able to finally take it easy.
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 83   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / DieselTypes / Re: SD40-2s in 2017    Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 8:04pm 
Response #7 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By CHESSIEMIKE       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Square cab SD40-3 leading a CSX mixed freight recently:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1141.jpg
 
This photo was taken by me Saturday 6/3/2017 at Chili Junction/Attridge Road in Riga, NY.
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 84   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 7:58pm 
Response #10 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Amtrak 281 Empire Service westbound on Track 2:
 
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Eastbound CSX intermoda lon Track 1:
 
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Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 2, led by just 1 of 3 active AC6600CWs left on the roster:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1385.jpg
 
Eastbound CSX mixed freight on Track 1:
 
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As the eastbound mixed freight cleared on Track 1, a surprise westbound appeared on Track 2:
 
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Westbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1465.jpg
 
Westbound Amtrak 283 Empire Service on Track 2 shortly beofre sunset:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1496.jpg
 
A complete slide show of 11 trains:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 6/3/2017 at Chili Junction/Attridge Road/MP 382 in Riga, NY.
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 85   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Chili Junction in 2017    Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 7:48pm 
Response #9 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
This month start off well. I stayed until sunset, which was a first this year.  
 
Eastbound CSX mixed freight on Track 1, led by a square cab SD40-3:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1138.jpg
 
Eastbound auto rack freight on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1190.jpg
 
The SD70MAC leading CSX eastward had a distinctive, high pitched horn:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1223.jpg
 
A westbound CSX intermodal came off the West Shore Sub, as Q710 passed:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1237.jpg
 
A pair of UP units led this CSX tank train eastbound on Track 1:
 
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Rsinig moon over the eastbound tank train:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY/DSCN1296.jpg
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 6/3/0217 at Chili Junction/Attridge Road/MP 382 in Riga, NY.
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 86   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 5:24pm 
Response #66 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 2 cars.
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 87   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Centerville & Southwestern RR equipment (2017)  Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 10:23am 
Response #2 By Erie K-5 #2929       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
on Jun 7th, 2017, 8:20am, LVRR2095 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The 4-8-4 was donated to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. That museum later sold the locomotive to a private collector. The balance of the Centerville and Southwestern now operates in a park in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  
 
Keith

 
 
Keith:
 
Appreciate this input..........thanks!
 
Hard to believe that I last rode this great little railroad over 45 years ago; it sure was a hoot while it lasted.
 
I sure hope that 4-8-4 is well revered (and deservedly so) by her current owner.......sure hope she at least runs on occasion!
 
"E8M"
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 88   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Centerville & Southwestern RR equipment (2017)  Posted Jun 7th, 2017, 8:20am 
Response #1 By LVRR2095       Thread Started By Erie K-5 #2929
The 4-8-4 was donated to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. That museum later sold the locomotive to a private collector. The balance of the Centerville and Southwestern now operates in a park in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  
 
Keith
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 89   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Centerville & Southwestern RR equipment (2017)  Posted Jun 6th, 2017, 10:27pm 
NEW Post By Erie K-5 #2929
Gentlemen:
 
I grew up riding the old C&S back in the 60's, and still happily recall many happy memories, both riding the trains or simply watching them in action.
 
Seems that I really get nothing all that "concrete" about what survives today (motive power and rolling stock) and what doesn't.
 
I clearly recall the handsome 4-8-4, a sharp-looking double-ended diesel, and a diminutive switcher.
 
Awhile ago, I had heard someone say that the double-ended diesel survives, but has been rebuilt, changing its original design.
 
I do appreciate any and all help on this, via those who are much more knowledgeable than I am on the subject......my thanks in advance........
 
"Erie K-5 #2929"
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 90   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jun 6th, 2017, 4:42pm 
Response #809 By moocow       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with 2228-detail_984x645.jpg - 146997 Bytes
and on my current layout 45 years later
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 91   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jun 6th, 2017, 4:38pm 
Response #808 By moocow       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with PICT0008_-_detail.jpg - 490503 Bytes
one of my favorites, photo taken back in the 1970s
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 92   North American Railroads / CSX / Re: CSX Sightings / Discussion 2017    Posted Jun 6th, 2017, 12:37pm 
Response #27 By co_riff       Thread Started By YeOldeEnjine       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
CSX shops in Huntington,WV has repainted this CSX4617, a SD40.
 
Linked Image:  http://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?media/dpp_0117.130262/full&d=1496766017
 
 
Curtis
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 93   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jun 6th, 2017, 12:59am 
Response #43 By hillbank       Thread Started By torch
I am wondering about outbound loads from the Victoria sub during this time, i know Vic ply was still shipping cars but did anyone notice other outbound loads?
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 94   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Falconer Meet: April 27, 2017  Posted Jun 5th, 2017, 7:57pm 
Response #20 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By thebigham
Great job, Chris! Thanx for sharing!
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 95   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Jun 5th, 2017, 3:28pm 
Response #42 By ENR3005       Thread Started By torch
on May 25th, 2017, 9:06pm, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I was always interested in those munitions shipments... kind of reminiscent of the ones CN used to carry on the south end of the Cowichan sub to rocky point before my time.  The E&N carried on with these well into the 90s, did they not?

 
Sorry for the late reply, it looks like other members answered this and I would agree, early 90s. I thought I had a few more to post but can't seem to locate them in my collection. I will keep digging and post them when I find them.
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 96   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jun 5th, 2017, 10:05am 
Response #807 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with DB-58-2059_L.jpg - 171858 Bytes
Here is a second view of the Roco DB-58-2059. This time of the Fireman's side.
 frank
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 97   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jun 5th, 2017, 8:29am 
Response #806 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with DB_58-2059_S.jpg - 152397 Bytes
*** Here's a new one I got yesterday in Hamburg PA. A Roco 2-10-0, Decapod! DB-58-2059. Laying in a dealer's tray in appeared to be broken. The loco and tender were apart but still wired together. The cab and the backhead lay in the tray. When I asked about it the dealer said 30.
 A low price for an almost complete engine. The pilot was missing front bumpers and a lamp cover. Maybe I can get them someplace. I put it all back together and on a test track at home and it ran and the directional lighting worked. It is a good buy for 30.  
** This is a shorter Decapod but a modern one as far as steam engines go. A stocky little brute of an engine. It has a tender drive so drivers turn easily, with no restriction. I can't figure out yet how to remove boiler, to properly put the cab and back head on. With used engines, there is usually something to do.
frank  
 

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 98   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.  Posted Jun 5th, 2017, 8:23am 
Response #375 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain
NEFAN; thanks. It was painted to blend in on snowy landscapes or shadowy areas.  
 frank
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 99   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Falconer Meet: April 27, 2017  Posted Jun 5th, 2017, 7:40am 
Response #19 By johnpbarlow       Thread Started By thebigham
"Pulling for You" slogan has been used by Seaboard Coast Line and UP:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rrpa_photos/46941/SBD%202023%20032812.jpg
http://craigsrailroadpages.com/up/images/up0359.jpg
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 100   North American Railroads / BNSF / Re: BNSF Picture Thread!    Posted Jun 4th, 2017, 10:59pm 
Response #297 By Lfire83       Thread Started By zwsplac       View Thread with DSC_0305-Copy_791x526.jpg - 112251 Bytes
Southbound Amtrak rolling up to the Fresno station with a very unique cab car leading.
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