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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:
 
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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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