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 1   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: 45G Renewal Gains momentum  Posted Aug 19th, 2017, 2:38pm 
Response #4 By roc       Thread Started By roc
on Jul 18th, 2017, 10:37am, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I know we are getting off topic.  
 
The G&W issue is one facing a lot of companies operating in America. The insatiable appetite of the investor continues to drive G&W to eat up everything it can to continue to show strong growth.  
 
The bidding war for the P&W is just one example.  G&W will continue to over pay and make offers small owners cant refuse, when they cant show growth investors will leave and G&W stock will plummet. The cycle may start again as G&W sells off lines to increase profit etc etc etc

 
Sad but true. I think the world, especially as relates to infrastructure, needs more public benefit corporations.
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 2   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Signals / B&O CPL signals on double track for parallel running  Posted Aug 19th, 2017, 1:53am 
NEW Post By stevej
G'day,
I am interested in understanding the sequential display of CPL signals when utilized on double track with parallel running. When identical signal displays exist on both tracks on approach to either restricted indications or turnouts. I possess some information detailing B&O (subsequently CSX) CPL signals, including individual rule indications. But, I don't have any information about the sequential displays possible.
Thank you,
Steve.
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 3   The Mainline / Test / Re: Flickr images  Posted Aug 19th, 2017, 12:43am 
Response #3 By Henry       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Excellent
 
I should fix the https one of these days...
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 4   The Mainline / Test / Re: Flickr images  Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 7:25pm 
Response #2 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Yep, that works! Thank you, Henry!
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 5   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 5:39pm 
Response #86 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
3 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 12:45. Returned with 3 cars at 2:35.
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 6   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry.    Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 12:40pm 
Response #346 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with 07-New_upper_level_put_in_08-09-17.jpg - 136118 Bytes
The finished project.
 
Tom C.
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 7   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry.    Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 12:38pm 
Response #345 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with 08-Jack_showing_rotted_tie_08-09-17.jpg - 143535 Bytes
Jack holding up old Big ties.  He said hurry, ants crawling up arm!  
 
You can see the new bulkhead boards and posts we put in.  Digging the hole for the posts was a real task as there was Clay and ROCKS to go thru!
 
Tom C.
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 8   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry.    Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 12:33pm 
Response #344 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with 03-Tom_C_gringing_on_nail_stubs_08-09-17.jpg - 96883 Bytes
The bridge on the steepest grade (I refer to it as the Mountain Division) needed new ties as rot has set in.  Of course, the humidity was way up there to make the day miserable.  
 
The old trestle ties were Nailed into the big ties so cut them out with a reciprocating saw and ground off the stubs so the new ties would sit flat.
 
Tom C.
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 9   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Trains out and about on the SR&CL Ry    Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 12:26pm 
Response #162 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with 13-Work_train_at_main_driveway_08-09-17.jpg - 102823 Bytes
headed back to the barn after work done,  Camera pointed out from cab window.
 
Tom C.
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 10   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Trains out and about on the SR&CL Ry    Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 12:23pm 
Response #161 By tomc       Thread Started By tomc       View Thread with 09-Work_train_at_bridge_site_08-09-17.jpg - 164254 Bytes
Had a work train out for bridge work on the Mountain Division!  a couple of pics.
 
Tom C.
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 11   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 7:31am 
Response #50 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Wednesday,June 20th, 1990.  Northbound at Langford: gp38ac, gp35, 40 foot red CP CP/E&N boxcar, 50 foot orange CP insulated boxcar, 50 foot brown plug door CP boxcar, 3 propane cars,  green CNW hopper and caboose.
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 12   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: early 90s Vic sub E&N consists  Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 7:28am 
Response #49 By torch       Thread Started By torch
Monday, June 18th, 1990:  Northbound at langford, Late am hours.  gp38ac, gp35, the five hoppers from the night before, 3 propane cars and caboose.
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 13   The Mainline / Test / Re: Flickr images  Posted Aug 18th, 2017, 12:00am 
Response #1 By Henry       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Try changing the https to just http.
 
Henry
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 14   The Mainline / Test / Flickr images    Posted Aug 17th, 2017, 8:27pm 
NEW Post By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Does anyone here know how to link images form Flickr? I got them to work on another message board, but they aren't working well here.  
 
Example:
 
Linked Image:  http://https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4349/36351154892_69363afc51_z.jpg" border="0">
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 15   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Making the move to Flickr    Posted Aug 17th, 2017, 8:22pm 
NEW Post By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
When I made the jump to digital photography 10 years ago, I chose Photobucket as my storage site. They were fairly easy to use and not expensive... until now. Shortly after paying $99 to renew my subscription on Photobucket last month, they sent me a notification about their change in policy. Anyone who wants to do "website hosting" must pay Photobucket $400 per year or the images was no longer hot link. This apparently includes posting images on message boards I don't own... or even administer. That is unacceptable. I will not be blackmailed!    
 
I began checking around for a new photo hosting site but didn't find anything I really liked. I'd tried Flickr a few years go but disliked the uploader. However, fellow jreb member Callduckfarm (aka Mike) gave Flickr a strong endorsement when I asked for advice on Facebook, so I decided to try Flickr again. Guess what? The photo uploader is much better now. Flickr also gives each use a terrabyte of free photo storage. Therefore, I have begun uploading my photos to Flickr, starting with 2011.  
 
With that in mind, here is one of the albums I uploaded.
 
An NS local interchanges with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh RR:  
 
Linked Image:  http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4349/36519225555_ff30a09872_b.jpg
 
Speaking of the B&P, their road freight arrived a short time later:
 
Linked Image:  http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4435/36472561896_b4b706da34_b.jpg
 
NS 287 utilizes trackage rights on the Buffalo Southern RR:
 
Linked Image:  http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4403/36382175691_608c6d7e4b_b.jpg
 
These photo are part of an album from Tifft Street, which can be viewed at:
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32990771@N04/sets/72157687407225726
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 7/22/2011 in Buffalo, NY. I'll share more albums from my Flickr account as time permits. Enjoy!  
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 16   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update  Posted Aug 17th, 2017, 3:53pm 
Response #29 By roc       Thread Started By roc
on Aug 16th, 2017, 7:47pm, centercab wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Major bucks aside, I remember the complete Kinzua  Bridge, walked it several times. Historically even the remains have are significant but honestly it's only a shadow of it's former self.

 
Walked it with the family back before the K&K and then rode over it with Grandpa from Marienville and back. From Kane would have been fine  
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 17   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update  Posted Aug 16th, 2017, 7:47pm 
Response #28 By centercab       Thread Started By roc
Major bucks aside, I remember the complete Kinzua  Bridge, walked it several times. Historically even the remains have are significant but honestly it's only a shadow of it's former self.
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 18   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Aug 16th, 2017, 3:20pm 
Response #73 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with IMG_0769_724x443.jpg - 59265 Bytes
having grown to 12 1/2 inches the (6th) roof is under construction  
roof with formers

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 19   Fallen Flags / ffgeneral / Re: Laurel Line not a Fallen Flag?  Posted Aug 16th, 2017, 3:19pm 
Response #391 By BlackDiamond1964       Thread Started By grvolans
I've started a new Facebook page to show the progress of this Laurel Line project.
https://www.facebook.com/BlackDiamondWorkshop
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 20   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Aug 16th, 2017, 5:37am 
Response #43 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with Central_Pacific_Pass_s.jpg - 234191 Bytes
This is the Tyco radial roof, 1860 Passenger car in Central Pacific colors.
 frank
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 21   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Aug 16th, 2017, 5:33am 
Response #42 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with Central_Pacific_s.jpg - 216503 Bytes
Mantua - Tyco Also produced radial roofed passenger cars. There were two types. Combine car and Passenger car. They were called 1860 cars.  
 
This is the 1860 Combine. Central Pacific colors by Tyco.
 

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 22   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update  Posted Aug 16th, 2017, 2:53am 
Response #27 By roc       Thread Started By roc
on Aug 9th, 2017, 9:48pm, centercab wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Agree. Old bridge would become "clutter" as per the bighams projected view of new structure. Progress in this case is good, new  bridge is elegant

 
The Kinzua Viaduct tragedy also comes to mind. That said, perhaps a truncated section of the bridge. That, however, would take major bucks that would be better spent on road maintenance (no new roads please) and transit.
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Aug 15th, 2017, 3:54pm 
Response #85 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars southbound from Superior Propane at 12:25.
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 24   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Aug 15th, 2017, 3:10pm 
Response #72 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with RHODE_ISLAND_RR_003_-_Copy.jpg - 84646 Bytes
the actual Boon St Station was 123' long and 32' wide
it is still in existence now a laundromat
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 25   Model Railroading / Scratchbuild / Re: A New Layout    Posted Aug 15th, 2017, 3:06pm 
Response #71 By moocow       Thread Started By moocow       View Thread with Boon_st_stat_mock_up_IMG_0766_3_724x376.jpg - 54537 Bytes
squeezing in behind the engine house and jammed up against the backdrop is a mock up of 1/2 model compressed Boon St Station.  
 
this is the 4th mock up, each one seems to be bigger than the one before.  it has grown from 7 1/2 inches to 11 inches so far.  next try will lengthen the open shed end.
 

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