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 1   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Vancouver Island Model Railways  Posted Dec 15th, 2017, 11:37am 
Response #306 By vanislrailway       Thread Started By cn2220
That is awesome, I love it. So the 3d files you have created, would you ever share them?
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 2   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Dec 15th, 2017, 7:30am 
Response #427 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_2780.jpg - 256752 Bytes
Ven OK I'll reword that and make apologies here in this post. Our latest convention revelers are causing undue disturbances and blocking most entrance roads to the downtown area. Their uniquely stylised forms of transportation have stopped egress to our shopping area. There has been a little movement of our railway mainlines and street crossing are open up to allow the local little people to come and join in the celebration of whatever is happening. The partying has spread to one of the roofs. Emergency services have responded with the proper glues and touchup paints to repair any injuries to the populace that may occur due to these celebrations. A tanker truck of dark ale has arrived to fuel the celebrations.
  All is well.
frank
 
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 3   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Vancouver Island Model Railways    Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 8:17pm 
Response #305 By churlish       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with HO_Capital_Iron_01.jpg - 301174 Bytes
Updated picture of my HO scale model of Capital Iron now that I have finished primary painting and assembly. It's neither an exact scale model (I estimated the dimensions from photos) nor does it likely correspond exactly to the appearance in any one era as I somewhat split the difference between the fairly plain appearance during my era (1940's) and its showier present day appearance. Regardless, I'm really happy with it!
 
Thanks for reading!
Karl
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 4   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 7:54pm 
Response #1948 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_387_933x626.jpg - 33054 Bytes
March 27, 1989, 8.30am, E&N yard, Victoria [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
On a murky morning, a two car Train 198 makes its way northbound through
the yard in Victoria.
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 5   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 2:06pm 
Response #426 By HwyHaulier       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Frank - Lodge Members -  
 
TKS! Your writer remarks, do not blame this on the Brits. Some may
wonder whether the scene reports every day management of current
day USA Lines? (Best we not name names? Else all of us getting sued?)
A triumph for "...it'll get there!..." service standards?
 
................  Vern  ..................
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 6   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 1:46pm 
Response #425 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_2779.jpg - 247102 Bytes
Vern, we got a blocked main line at Bergen Point. To many Christmass shoppers. It looks like the whole British Railway Historical Society is having a convention here. They have turned the whole main Line into a parking lot.
frank
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 7   Fallen Flags / BandO / Re: B&O in Western VA  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 1:04pm 
Response #1 By HwyHaulier       Thread Started By lehighrrgreg
Greg -
 
Great question! Here, your writer may have forgotten more than whatever
may be easily recalled.
 
Ages ago, there a time whereby Baltimore based B & O operated its own  
line of railroad below Martinsburg WV and Winchester VA, to and from a
point (IIRC) at end of line, Strasburg VA. At some point in its history, the
segment Strasburg and Winchester sold off to what became Southern RR
System. For fact, it may have been so long ago the segment sold off to
the Richmond & Danville RR (which later part of SRS).
 
Your writer can't recall a date of the B&O - SRS transaction. The facts are
in print (somewhere), tho the source does not come to mind. Ages back,
circa late 1950s - early 1960, there were B&O excursions, Baltimore, and
what was end of line at Winchester. (SIGH! HTH)  ... Vern  ...
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 8   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Portageville High Bridge-Replacement? Letchworth Park, NY  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 12:44pm 
Response #93 By George_Harris       Thread Started By George_Harris
on Dec 14th, 2017, 7:50am, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Plans are already in the final stages for the demolition of the old bridge. They will take it down in pieces and not implode the bridge.  

I would suspect that an "implosion" was not even on the list of possibilities.  It is certain that all remnants will have to be removed from the gorge.   I know there was a good bit of talk about turning it over to the park and it being turned into a pedestrian walkway, but it seems everyone wanting it found their hand was broken when they had to reach for their checkbook.
 
When the graffiti artists decide they want to leave their mark on the new bridge I would suggest that be a good reason for New York State to reinstate use of capital punishment.
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 9   The Mainline / Preservation / Re: Saving another N6b  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 10:13am 
Response #6 By Mr._Ed       Thread Started By Mr._Ed
You're welcome. It wasn't just me. There were five of us at the outset but lately just two of us. But we have a group of young folks that are willing to pitch in in the days we start to erect walls and the roof. Funny point is that from what information we can garner, this car was built in 1918 so we would like to have it finished in 2018. Huge goal but one that gives us something to shoot for.
 
Later!
Mr. Ed
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 10   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Portageville High Bridge-Replacement? Letchworth Park, NY  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 7:50am 
Response #92 By towny72       Thread Started By George_Harris
Plans are already in the final stages for the demolition of the old bridge. They will take it down in pieces and not implode the bridge.
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 11   Fallen Flags / BandO / B&O in Western VA  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 5:53am 
NEW Post By lehighrrgreg
Apologies if already discussed, but can anyone tell me the date ranges (if any) the B&O serviced New Market, VA? I’m not a B&O guy and there’s not much out there on the netz.
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 12   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Dec 14th, 2017, 1:02am 
Response #1947 By MinionII       Thread Started By cn2220
on Dec 13th, 2017, 10:57pm, Jamie_Masters wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The boxcar left the yard on the front of the lead engine, I saw this a few times back in the day. As far as the Malkin spur goes, I can't recall how much,or if any business was still occurring on that spur. 

 
I should have said Kelly Douglas, as I believe the Malkin warehouse became the Kelley Douglas warehouse.  The spur that ran along the back of the Safeway warehouse continued on right through a large door and into the Kelly Douglas warehouse. The warehouse is now the Real Canadian Wholesale Store. One day I'll see if that corner of the warehouse is accessible from inside and see if the rails are still there...
 
-Andrew
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 13   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 11:36pm 
Response #1946 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_385_934x626.jpg - 55122 Bytes
January 25, 1990, E&N yard, Victoria
 
A quiet morning by the roundhouse on this particular day.
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 14   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 11:34pm 
Response #1945 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_384_950x633.jpg - 71835 Bytes
July 1988, E&N yard, Victoria   [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The 6701 is pulling a boxcar back from the interchange track, and soon will start  
to put together that day's northbound freight.
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 15   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 10:57pm 
Response #1944 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220
The boxcar left the yard on the front of the lead engine, I saw this a few times back in the day. As far as the Malkin spur goes, I can't recall how much,or if any business was still occurring on that spur. on Dec 13th, 2017, 1:23am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Finally! A shot of some freight action behind these warehouses!
 
It looks to me like the train is right in front of what was standard furniture, with what was the safeway warehouse on the right. Malkins would be the next warehouse further to the right.
 
The freight must have left the yard with the boxcar on the point if they were northbound, something that I've heard mentioned on the board in the past.
 
Do you recall if Malkin making use of the track that ran straight into the building at this time?
 
Thanks for this!
-Andrew

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 16   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Portageville High Bridge-Replacement? Letchworth Park, NY  Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 8:23pm 
Response #91 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By George_Harris
The new bridge has opened!  
 
From http://www.thelcn.com/lcn01/new-era-first-train-crosses-new-portage-viaduct-as-service-ends-on-142-year-old-icon-20171211 :
 
 
Quote:
LETCHWORTH STATE PARK — A new era opened without much fanfare Monday, while a local icon met the end of the line.
 
Norfolk Southern Train 36T was the first to travel over the new Portage Viaduct, according to railroad officials. It crossed over the Genesee River on a cold afternoon.
 
Traffic has ceased on the older, 142-year-old span that’s been an area hallmark for generations.
 
“It cut over today,” said spokesman Jon Glass of Norfolk Southern of the new bridge entering service. “The first train went over at 2:20 p.m. so we’re using the new bridge now. The old bridge will be dismantled next year.”
 
The surprise opening came with no real public notice. It followed about two years of construction and was the capstone of a process which began about 15 years ago.
 
The old bridge had reached the end of its useful life and was ranked among the state’s top 10 railroad bottlenecks. Speeds were limited to 10 mph with freight car weights restricted to 13,000 pounds below the standard.
 
The new $75 million arch span is 963 feet long and can support the standard 286,000 pounds. Trains will travel across the single-track bridge at 30 mph in comparison.
 
The bridge’s opening was the final step in a process which included improvements through the entire Southern Tier Line, meant to enhance freight service throughout New York, New England, the Midwest, Canada and beyond.
 
The new bridge was likewise touted as improving safety, since trespassers were a very common problem on the old span.
 
“This is a very exciting day for Norfolk Southern and for the future of freight rail service in New York’s Southern Tier region,” said James A. Squires, chairman, president and CEO, in a news release. “The successful completion of this bridge is an excellent demonstration of how the public and private sectors can work together on freight transportation projects that generate significant public benefits and are vital to U.S. commerce. It’s also a testament to Norfolk Southern’s robust bridge program and the ingenuity of engineers and railroaders.”
 
The new bridge was funded by a public-private partnership including Norfolk Southern, the State Department of Transportation, railroad officials said.
 
Among the New York-based businesses benefitting from the bridge are 10 short line railroads connecting into Norfolk Southern’s network. The railroad transports freight over the Southern Tier Line for about 1,100 customers in more than 20 states.
 
Train 36T was a general merchandise freight traveling from Buffalo to Allentown, Pa. on the Southern Tier line, Norfolk Southern officials said. Its schedule included stops in Corning and Binghamton.
 
All traffic has ceased on the older span, which has remained a highly-popular landmark — any image of the upper falls invariably showed the old bridge.
 
The final train to cross was the I2K, an intermodal freight traveling from Buffalo to Mechanicsville at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Glass said.
 
Large crowds turned out in 2014 and 2015 at Letchworth State Park as a private passenger car excursion and separate excursion led by the Nickle Plate Road 765 steam locomotive made their way over the old structure.
 
Many of those present visited with the understanding that the old bridge was seeing its last days.
 
But railroad officials said it had reached the end of its operational life, with maintenance becoming an additional issue beyond maintenance and bottlenecks.
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 17   The Mainline / Preservation / Re: Saving another N6b  Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 6:26pm 
Response #5 By darktown2       Thread Started By Mr._Ed
Thanks Mr. Ed for saving another part of our railroad history. Boy, you sure did not have much to start with !   Great work and "thanks".   Keith
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 18   The Mainline / Preservation / Re: Saving another N6b  Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 11:36am 
Response #4 By Mr._Ed       Thread Started By Mr._Ed
Thanks. The wood for the sills has been ordered and should be on site in a few weeks. We are using rough sawn Douglas fir since that is the only way we can get full dimension lumber. The sills are 4" x 8" and 4" x 6".
 
Later!
Mr. Ed
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 19   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 1:27am 
Response #1943 By MinionII       Thread Started By cn2220
on Dec 12th, 2017, 3:27pm, Jamie_Masters wrote:       (Click here for original message)
January 28, 1991, 10.50 am, mile 1.7, Victoria Sub  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The Extra 5019 North crosses Lampson Street in Esquimalt, near to the beginning of it's journey to Wellcox.

 
Oh to be inconvenienced by a freight train in Victoria...  
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 20   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Dec 13th, 2017, 1:23am 
Response #1942 By MinionII       Thread Started By cn2220
on Dec 12th, 2017, 2:46pm, Jamie_Masters wrote:       (Click here for original message)


 
Finally! A shot of some freight action behind these warehouses!
 
It looks to me like the train is right in front of what was standard furniture, with what was the safeway warehouse on the right. Malkins would be the next warehouse further to the right.
 
The freight must have left the yard with the boxcar on the point if they were northbound, something that I've heard mentioned on the board in the past.
 
Do you recall if Malkin making use of the track that ran straight into the building at this time?
 
Thanks for this!
-Andrew
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 21   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Dec 12th, 2017, 4:56pm 
Response #121 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
3 cars southbound from Superior Propane at 1:50.
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 22   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Dec 12th, 2017, 3:27pm 
Response #1941 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_382_935x624.jpg - 68265 Bytes
January 28, 1991, 10.50 am, mile 1.7, Victoria Sub  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The Extra 5019 North crosses Lampson Street in Esquimalt, near to the beginning of it's journey to Wellcox.
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Dec 12th, 2017, 2:46pm 
Response #1940 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_381_915x632.jpg - 48564 Bytes
on Dec 12th, 2017, 12:47am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 Your wish is my command, From October 4, 1989, mile 1.5 Victoria Sub,  the Extra 5024 North is seen spotting a loaded boxcar at the Kelly Douglas warehouse in Esquimalt, before continuing it's journey up island to Wellcox [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Thanks for sharing Jamie. I remember about that time there was a flat paved pad where me my dad and brothers would ride bikes. It was pretty much surrounded by piles of broken up concrete. This might have been very early 90s though...but could have been late 80s.
 
You don't happen to have any pictures of the goings-on behind the warehouses between Herward and Devonshire road in your collection by chance, do you?
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Vancouver;action=display;num=1205731310;start=


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 24   Regionals and Short Lines / NYSW / Midland Guide provided insight into Sussex County train travel  Posted Dec 12th, 2017, 11:20am 
NEW Post By lt230s
Although the Midland eventually became the NYO&W, this article deals more with the portion that became the NYS&W.
From the NJ Herald & Jennie Sweetman:
http://www.njherald.com/20171210/midland-guide-provided-insight-into-sussex-county-train-travel
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 25   Regionals and Short Lines / NYSW / Sussex County Lost, Dec. 10: Beaver Lake Station on the N.Y.S. & W.  Posted Dec 12th, 2017, 11:13am 
NEW Post By lt230s
From the NJ Herald & Sussex County Historian, Wayne McCabe:  
http://www.njherald.com/20171210/sussex-county-lost-dec-10-beaver-lake-station-on-the-nys--w#
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