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 1   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Christmas 2017  Posted Nov 23rd, 2017, 2:50pm 
NEW Post By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza
Christmas Dinner and Train

This year's dinner is being held at the BC Forest Discovery Centre, located at:  2892 Drinkwater Road in Duncan.
The dinner will be held on Saturday December 02, 2017. The doors open at 5:30 PM with dinner being served at 6:00. The dinner will feature a turkey buffet with desert, coffee, tea, and wine included.
 
Door prizes.
 
After the dinner is complete, we will be boarding the Discovery Centre's train for over a mile long trip around the property to see their extensive Christmas light display.…
 
If interested please contact Glenn Migneault <gmigneault@gmail.com>
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 2   Special Interests / NYCSMarine / Re: Troop Trains WWII  Posted Nov 23rd, 2017, 6:30am 
Response #6 By HwyHaulier       Thread Started By waterlevel
Marty - Lodge Members -
 
Concur with your observations. Troop Train movements hardly came with PULLMAN level services. What seen here were
 NYC (WS) trains serving upstate New York? Another oddity in the instant photo? Lower right side, is that some variety of  
a light Whitcomb gas or Diesel switcher?
 
More on this. Anyone steeped in the NY Harbor history could help here. IMHO, may we presume that many of troop ships  
berthed at Bayonne, and possibly at St. Georges (Staten Island)? And, whatever the practices about Pier slots and berthing  
of RMS Queen Mary? It sailed in troop ship assignments...
 
................  Vern  .....................
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 3   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Nov 22nd, 2017, 6:22am 
Response #409 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
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 4   Special Interests / NYCSMarine / Re: Troop Trains WWII  Posted Nov 22nd, 2017, 5:38am 
Response #5 By Marty_Feldner       Thread Started By waterlevel
The steam (smoke) abatement laws were in New York City; this is across the Hudson, in New Jersey. Not covered by those laws (the New York Central was operating steam out of this terminal into the early fifties).
 
I have serious doubts that this has anything to do with troop trains. There appear to be a number of white-jacketed porters standing ready for duty alongside at least two of the trainsets...
 
Waterlevel- just curious; do you have a source for the image?
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 5   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Nov 21st, 2017, 5:23pm 
Response #115 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
4 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 12:10. Returned with 3 cars at 2:05.
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 6   Special Interests / NYCSMarine / Re: Troop Trains WWII  Posted Nov 21st, 2017, 2:28pm 
Response #4 By randy       Thread Started By waterlevel
Didn't know that.  Thanks.
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 7   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON  Posted Nov 20th, 2017, 6:28pm 
Response #1112 By moose_the_caboose       Thread Started By ErieAtlantic7597
on Oct 22nd, 2017, 1:18am, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks Bobby.  Yes aux tender and eventually 15 hoppers.   Ray III

 
Still wanna add some interior lighting to your ic caboose one of these days!
 
 
moose
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 8   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Nov 20th, 2017, 6:36am 
Response #845 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_1207_-_Copy.jpg - 177566 Bytes
Here I have put all three die-cast 0-4-0 tankers together. B&O 325 is the original Silvine that is a common locomotive. The other two B&O 62 and NH #60 are the only ones i have ever seen. Does anyone else have either one?
 frank

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 9   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Nov 20th, 2017, 6:26am 
Response #844 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_1195_-_NH_60.jpg - 219209 Bytes
Now another surprise to me. At Allentown first frost I found a 0-4-0t saddle-tank loco New Haven # 60. It is factory painted and the body is a different casting. This makes a third different maybe Silvine type 0-4-0 tanker. It also uses the same drive as B&O 25 and B&O 62.
frank

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 10   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Nov 20th, 2017, 6:08am 
Response #843 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_0592_S.jpg - 208006 Bytes
New One, possibly another Silvine, B&O saddle-tanker, #62. Only knew of this loco for 1 year. I received it in a trade from Catfordken. London, He found it a year ago. I Didn't know of it before then. reply 430 is a repainted Silvine 0-4-0t side-tanker. It was like original reply 396 B&O #25. both locos use an identical drive, pilot, frame, motor, wheels, and rods. This B&O #62 saddle-tank to me is a one of a kind, for I have never seen another one.
frank
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 11   Locomotives and Rolling Stock / RollingStock / Coupler Knuckle identification  Posted Nov 19th, 2017, 2:54pm 
NEW Post By HSWT
We are trying to identify and date a knuckle that purportedly came from the Williamstown Railroad. This piece came from the Ernest Sickler farm, through which the Williamstown Railroad ran from when regular service began on  Oct. 21, 1872 until sometime before 1934 when the section from Williamstown Junction to Williamstown was taken up as part of the PSRL merger.  This proximity to the railroad is the only thing that ties the part to this line.  We would like to know any details that can be found about the coupler and the period of time that it was in use.  There appears to be a number cast into the rearmost part, but it is unreadable.  We are hoping that the pointed shape of the rear section might be the key to identification.

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 12   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Arcade & Attica Railroad    Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 9:55pm 
Response #176 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with aa3-16.jpg - 92920 Bytes
Arcade & Attica Arcade Junction, NY
 
#112 picks up 9 cars left by the B&P Buffalo local BF-1.  
 
The B&P switches the Blue Seal feed mill in the background.
 
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 13   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Arcade & Attica Railroad    Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 9:55pm 
Response #175 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with aa2-15.jpg - 124382 Bytes
Arcade & Attica Arcade Junction, NY
 
#112 picks up 9 cars left by the B&P Buffalo local BF-1.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 15, 2017.
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 14   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Arcade & Attica Railroad    Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 9:54pm 
Response #174 By thebigham       Thread Started By thebigham       View Thread with aa1.jpg - 135293 Bytes
Arcade & Attica Arcade Junction, NY
 
Overview of Arcade Junction. That's the Buffalo & Pittsburgh line to Buffalo on the right.  
 
#112 picks up 9 cars left by the B&P Buffalo local BF-1.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 15, 2017.
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 15   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update    Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 9:44pm 
Response #51 By thebigham       Thread Started By roc       View Thread with rsz_1letchworth90.jpg - 118502 Bytes
John Kucko picture
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 16   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update    Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 9:42pm 
Response #50 By thebigham       Thread Started By roc       View Thread with rsz_letchworth85.jpg - 64284 Bytes
The trail has been re-opened to the Upper Falls. You can now get this close to the old/new bridges.
 
Ken Wallace photo!
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 17   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update    Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 9:41pm 
Response #49 By thebigham       Thread Started By roc       View Thread with rsz_letchworth_80.jpg - 68960 Bytes
Taken from a hot air balloon in October
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 18   Special Interests / NYCSMarine / Re: Troop Trains WWII  Posted Nov 18th, 2017, 6:30am 
Response #3 By CHESSIEMIKE       Thread Started By waterlevel
on Nov 2nd, 2017, 2:53pm, randy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Early 40's and the only steam in the photo is on the water.  Two diesels in the frame.
Smoke abatement laws in full force.  
CHESSIEMIKE
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 19   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: New TSA reached! Service starting in Nanaimo! Track work 9mos  Posted Nov 17th, 2017, 10:05pm 
Response #67 By CroftonSpur88       Thread Started By chrisale
It is indeed quite silly. Almost as much as the "E&N Track Work" thread.
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 20   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Nov 17th, 2017, 5:02pm 
Response #114 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 12:20. Returned with 5 cars at 2:00.
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 21   Varnish / PassengerTrains / Re: California High Speed Railroad  Posted Nov 17th, 2017, 4:47pm 
Response #17 By George_Harris       Thread Started By George_Harris
An announcement from the California HSR authority that they have chosen an operator for the  first segment in the Central Valley.  It is the German group out of those that submitted proposals.
 
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/high_speed_rail/news/California-high-speed-rail-agency-selects-German-firm-as-early-train-operator--53285
 
The picture in the article looks suspiciously like it is a doctored up picture of the Taiwan train in Taipei Main Station.
 
There were four groups that submitted proposals.  The Japanese were notable by their absense.
 
If you go back to the press release that listed the proposals received on Sept 7, 2017 there were four:  "Proposals Received HSR 16-13 Request for Proposal for Early Train Operator"  found in:
 
  http://www.hsr.ca.gov/docs/programs/eto/ETO_Proposals_Received_090717.pdf
 
These were:
China HSR ETO Consortium  (Chinese, obviously)
DB Engineering & Consulting USA  (German)
FS First Rail Group  (Italian)
Renfe  (Spanish)
 
Note that other than the Chinese, all these were European.  Amtrak was in the list of participants in the Renfe group, but that group had a cast of thousands so I have no idea how much Amtrak's experience would be respected, nor for that matter how much benefit it would be to the California system.  Since much of the Chinese HSR technology and concepts are knock offs of the Japanese technology, with the Chinese group we would have the benefit of much of the Japanese experience.   After all, the Shinkansen system probably carries more people in a couple of days than all these European systems combined do in a year.  We just won't mention the experience that many people have had with the consistency of Chinese quality.  But at the least we would then have cars with the dimensions of Shankansen cars.
 
The Europeans tend to be, at least in my perspective, very small minded, in quite a few ways,  Not the least in the size of their equipment.  Thanks to having a much narrower vehicle than the Japanese, they haul around much more metal per passenger than the Japanese.  Their cars are only a little wider than a bus (a little exaggeration their cars are just under 10 feet wide), while the Shinkansen cars are over 11 feet wide and can have 3-2 seating quite comfortably.  This extra width also means that you can have a high level platform for the Shinkansen car that meets ADA and at the same time will pass a standard American freight car.  This is not possible with the European cars.  
 
At the least, with the Germans we are probably getting the best of the bunch, although the Italians tend to be much better than they are usually given credit for being.  The Spanish are primarily warmed over French in their standards.
 
All this is just my own personal opinion for those that want to use it to make issues of things.
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 22   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: Portageville Bridge Update    Posted Nov 17th, 2017, 1:38pm 
Response #48 By roc       Thread Started By roc       View Thread with portageville-bridge-ballast.jpg - 33231 Bytes
Ballast for new Portageville span arrives in apropos style (Kucko video).
 
https://www.facebook.com/JohnKuckoDigital/videos/1970071996596680/
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Nov 17th, 2017, 12:08am 
Response #591 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_357_911x624.jpg - 46378 Bytes
April 7, 1989, 9.30 am, CN's Saanich Spur, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The GMD-1 1070 and a loaded grain car crossing Quadra Street, about to arrivie at Borden Mercantile's feed pellet plant, located at the end of CN's 1.4 mile Saanich Spur.
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 24   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Nov 16th, 2017, 5:21pm 
Response #113 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars northbound for Superior Propane at 1:20. Light engines returned at 2:15.
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 25   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Nov 16th, 2017, 2:17pm 
Response #55 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with IMG_1214_M.jpg - 267313 Bytes
Well, It seems that this party is going to block the main line. The PGW's Staff railroad picture taker Snoopy the photographer is going to give a speach.
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 26   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Modeling the 1870's    Posted Nov 16th, 2017, 2:15pm 
Response #54 By toptrain       Thread Started By Man with no Name       View Thread with IMG_1221_special.jpg - 187571 Bytes
Well a new to my collection, a made in Japan locomotive 0-4-0t saddle-tanker most likely by New One, has picked up a Photographer's car and is bringing it to celebration at the Bergen Point's 22nd street station. Got to get there and go to the party.
 Frank
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 27   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Nov 16th, 2017, 6:22am 
Response #408 By Roger_Hensley       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
And another shot of the Oil Distributor.
 
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 28   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: Southern Railway of BC  (SRY)  Posted Nov 15th, 2017, 10:12pm 
Response #544 By ENR3005       Thread Started By Pyronova
Looks like new power is coming to SRY in the form of MRL SD35 703. The news was posted recently on another forum. I guess this means the green CITX SD40-2 they have been leasing will be returned.  This will be an interesting unit to check out, it runs on a frame roughly the same length as a SD9, still has a EMD567 along with upgraded microprocessor control.  A baby SD compared to today's large six axle units at 60'8"and only a foot and a half bigger than a GP40-2 at 59'2". A little cut and paste history on this unit I dug up for those who are interested on it's history. Anybody know when it is scheduled to arrive?  
 
MRL SD35 number 703 was originally built as Atlantic Coast Line 1014, later Seaboard Coast Line 1914, etc, etc.
 
It was built and delivered with the Low Short Hood or "low nose". It is still that way. It was repainted by NREC in January 1989, when sold to MRL.
 
The low short hood was modified at CEECO in July 1995 at which time the headlight was moved up between the number boards and the "nose" was filled in.
 
Shortly thereafter still at CEECO MRL 703 got a rebuilt 16-567C prime mover, AR-10 generator, 26L brakes, and a Q-tron QES-1000 microprocessor.  
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 29   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Locomotive Service areas    Posted Nov 15th, 2017, 5:33am 
Response #192 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_1221_S.jpg - 213273 Bytes
Yesterday 11-14-2017 at the Service area between the turntable and the Coaling station.
frank  
 
V-3799
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 30   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Nov 14th, 2017, 1:42pm 
Response #590 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_354_883x883.jpg - 95244 Bytes
March, 1956, mile 51.1 Cowichan Subdivision, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Train 586, led by the 2141, is crossing the Koksilah River Trestle in this view from the caboose.
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 31   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / New Lenox, IL  Posted Nov 14th, 2017, 11:28am 
NEW Post By Henry
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:56:50 -0500
From: "Alexander D. Mitchell IV" <LNER4472 at verizon dot net>
Subject: New Lenox (Ill., CRI&P) Historical Society launches petition drive to save train station (rshsdepot)
 
Source: Chicago Tribune
 
 New Lenox Historical Society launches petition drive to save train station
 
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5a00fda5/turbine/ct-sta-new-lenox-train-station-gallery-20171106/1600/1600x900
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-new-lenox-train-station-gallery-20171106-photogallery.html>
 
Susan DeMar Lafferty
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/chi-susan-demar-lafferty-staff.html#nt=byline>*Contact
Reporter*
<mailto:slafferty at southtownstar dot com?subject=Regarding:%20%22New%20Lenox%20Historical%20Society%20launches%20petition%20drive%20to%20save%20train%20station%22>Daily
Southtown
 
The village of New Lenox
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/chicago-suburbs/new-lenox-CHIS0051-topic.html>
tore down four businesses to make way for the new Rock Island Station
Shopping Center, anchored by a CVS Pharmacy, but it turns out the old
namesake train station itself also will be demolished, unless the New
Lenox Area Historical Society can stop it.
 
A petition drive is rapidly gaining steam to preserve the old railroad
depot, built around 1900, which is one of at least two remaining
stations built by the Chicago Rock Island Railroad between Chicago and
Joliet
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/chicago-suburbs/joliet-township-CHIS0033-topic.html> ,
said society chairman Lori Lindberg.
 
"All along the village made it sound like this (station) would be turned
over to us," she said, adding that she learned a few weeks ago of the
building's imminent demise.
 
Village administrator Kurt Carroll invited her to a meeting -- not to
discuss saving or moving the building -- but to determine what the
historical society wanted to save from it, she said.
 
At first she thought about the benches, signs and bricks, but later said
she refused to give in to demolition.
 
"This is like a bad dream," she said.
 
Like other old train stations, in Joliet and Lockport, that have been
preserved, "it is very important to keep it where it is and restore it,"
Lindberg said.
 
Years ago, when the historical society saved Schmuhl School, Lindberg
was instrumental in working with Walgreens, which assisted them in
moving the old school across the street.
 
Carroll said he informed the historical society "five months ago" of the
demolition. Church Street, which leads directly to the old station, will
be vacated to make room for the new CVS, and the water and sewer lines
that serve the station are below that street, he said.
 
It would be "too costly" to rework the water and sewer lines to serve a
building that would get little use, he said.
 
In 2015, Mayor Tim Baldermann orchestrated the village's purchase and
demolition of four businesses on the northeast corner of U.S. 30 and
Cedar Road, to redevelop the corner and generate sales tax and video
gaming revenue to build a new train station at the east end of the Metra
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/transportation/public-transportation/metra-ORGOV0000006-topic.html>
parking lot.
 
CVS, which will anchor the Rock Island Station Shopping Center, has not
yet closed on its land sale with the village. The mayor previously said
the old depot would be preserved, but he did not respond to a call
Friday seeking comment.
 
"We thought it had a historical designation, but when we found out it
was not a landmark, Metra said 'get rid of it,'" Carroll said.
 
"It is their station, not ours. They don't want to deal with these
stations," he said, calling the building an "attractive nuisance and a
liability."
 
Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said they have discussed plans for a new
station with New Lenox, but the fate of the existing building is "to be
determined."
 
Metra must approve the demolition as well as plans for the new building,
which will be larger than the existing 1,500 square foot depot, Carroll
said, adding that they hope to begin construction next year.
 
When the old station is demolished, a temporary trailer will be
installed in the parking lot to serve commuters during construction, he
said.
 
In 2008, the historical society tried to nominate the 1,500 square foot
brick structure for Will County landmark status, but its owner -- Metra --
would not allow it, Lindberg said. Society members hoped the old
structure could be incorporated into the new development.
 
Local historians want to save the building and create a rail museum and
a meeting space, to educate people on the pivotal role of the railroad
in this area, she said.
 
It changed everything in the community, as it shifted the town's center
from Gougar's Crossing to Cedar Road, and from an agricultural community
to a commuter town with a more diversified economy, according to the
historical society's research.
 
The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad laid track through New Lenox in
1852 and the first train ran from Chicago to Joliet Oct. 10, 1852, said
historical society member David Rubner, who authored a booklet on the
"History of the Rock Island Railroad in New Lenox."
 
With that, came more businesses -- a grain elevator, general store, and a
building supply shop. The first depot was on the west side of Cedar, but
later the brick station was built on east side, where it stands today,
according to his research.
 
While improvements have been made to the building, it has remained
essentially the same architecturally, with its alcove on the north side
for the telegraph operator, and its eight foot eaves, which give the
building a "distinctive look," he said.
 
Half of the waiting room was once used for storing packages to be
shipped by rail, he said, explaining why there was a larger door on the
east side of the station.
 
Rubner said brick construction was rare back then and the station is one
of only three remaining buildings in the area that were built with this
deep maroon-colored brick. The others include an old milkhouse in Marley
and an 1800s farmhouse on Silver Cross Boulevard.
 
The old building is "too risky" to move, but still solid enough to be
saved, he said.
 
Rubner, a commuter for 20 years, considers himself a true "rail fan" who
thought it was "cool" to ride the train to work every day.
 
Carroll said it may be possible to use the bricks from the old station
to create an historical monument in the new station.
 
But the historical society is as adamant about saving it as the village
is about demolishing it, Rubner said.
 
As he collected signatures on the petition and talked to people about
this, he said they are "disappointed, surprised and dumbfounded."
 
"Judging from the reaction I am getting from people, they are upset," he
said.
 
/slafferty at tribpub dot com <mailto:slafferty@tribpub.com>/
 
/Twitter @SusanLaff/
 
Copyright © 2017, Daily Southtown
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/>
 
·New Lenox
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/chicago-suburbs/new-lenox-CHIS0051-topic.html#nt=taxonomy-article>
 
·Metra
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/transportation/public-transportation/metra-ORGOV0000006-topic.html#nt=taxonomy-article>
 
·Joliet Township
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/chicago-suburbs/joliet-township-CHIS0033-topic.html#nt=taxonomy-article>
 
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
 
=================================
The Railroad Station Historical Society maintains a database of existing
railroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org
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 32   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.    Posted Nov 14th, 2017, 11:20am 
Response #383 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_1183_M.jpg - 176062 Bytes
Here is a car from the Allentown First Forst train show I attended last Saturday. A Red Ball Photographer Laboratory Car.
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 33   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Railway Theft.  Posted Nov 14th, 2017, 6:31am 
NEW Post By CLC Fan
Heads up.  Sometime overnight on Wednesday November 8th Southern Railway located on Tenth St was broken into. Thieves broke the locks off two signal cabinets and made off with 30 Nikon brand batteries valued at approximately 14000 dollars.
 
If I remember correctly they had an identical theft from a signal cabinet on Northwest Bay Road & McDivitt Dr in Nanoose Bay about 11 years ago.
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 34   Fallen Flags / DH / Re: The Gravity & the Honesdale branch  Posted Nov 12th, 2017, 7:30am 
Response #55 By mike_nepa       Thread Started By NEFAN
I have found 6 sections of strap rail so far but only parts of pulleys. Have yet to find one intact.
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 35   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: New TSA reached! Service starting in Nanaimo! Track work 9mos  Posted Nov 12th, 2017, 2:20am 
Response #66 By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza       Thread Started By chrisale
This thread is a great comic relief. Its been 1320 days since this big announcement and we are still going nowhere fast. Makes me so happy I had the OP pegged for a BK all those years ago.  
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 36   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Nov 11th, 2017, 11:29pm 
Response #589 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_351_938x626.jpg - 46105 Bytes
December, 1957, Point Ellice Yard, [Photo by Elwood White , collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The CNR Ten wheeler, the 1158, switching the slip with the brand new Point Ellice Bridge
behind it, with workers still applying finishing touches.
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 37   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Nov 11th, 2017, 11:24pm 
Response #588 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_352_935x631.jpg - 61566 Bytes
February 1957, Point Ellice Yard, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The CNR switcher, the 7391, was switching the barge slip at Point Ellice, with the old
Point Ellice Bridge in the background.
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 38   Fallen Flags / NYCS / 1901/02 Railroad Track Gang (CCC&StL)    Posted Nov 11th, 2017, 7:04am 
NEW Post By Roger_Hensley       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
(I may have posted this before)
While sorting through my father's estate it became obvious to me that 90 percent of the family pictures dating well back into the last century had been destroyed by sitting under water for a long period of time. This was one of them. However, I was able to put it back together.
Location: East Central Indiana (near Maxwell, IN)
Date: 1901/02
Subject: Railroad Track Gang (CCC&StL)
Charles H. Hensley 4th from left (w/pick) - My Grandfather
 
Linked Image:  http://madisonrails.railfan.net/T_gang2.jpg
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 39   Regionals and Short Lines / GenShorts / Re: Stewartstown Railroad  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 6:16pm 
Response #152 By Ray Reter       Thread Started By Ray Reter
SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS TO VISIT THE STEWARTSTOWN RAILROAD
Every Saturday and Sunday from November 25 to December 17

 
Trains will leave the station in Stewartstown, PA located at 21 West Pennsylvania Avenue (PA Route 851) on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
On Sundays the trains depart the station at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
 
Tickets cost $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65+), and $10 for youngsters (12 and younger). Lap children ride for FREE!
Tickets may be purchased at the station on the day of your trip or in advance on the railroad company's website: www.stewartstownrailroadco.com
 
Children will be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus aboard the train, so be sure to bring your wish list!
 
All aboard!
 
--- Ray
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 40   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 5:14pm 
Response #112 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
Light engines northbound for Superior Propane at 12:30. Returned with 2 cars at 2:00.
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 41   Fallen Flags / LV / Re: Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 4:30pm 
Response #208 By LVRR2095       Thread Started By Flemington Flyer
on Nov 10th, 2017, 4:06pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Boy that looks like fun!

It was!
 
Keith
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 42   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Perhaps naive question from new member  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 4:28pm 
Response #2 By Pyronova       Thread Started By gcmc
Something to check as well, are both engines actually running when they are both out and about? There could possibly be one only running at a time.
SRY has at least one set of a calf-cow, in which there is what appears to be two locomotives but, in fact only one that has a diesel engine inside operable. Power from that one engine is transferred to the second unit's traction motors.
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 43   Fallen Flags / LV / Re: Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 4:06pm 
Response #207 By Henry       Thread Started By Flemington Flyer
Boy that looks like fun!
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 44   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E+N Track Work  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 3:35pm 
Response #128 By cycledude       Thread Started By SRY 110
Thanks for posting this great pic and accompanying info.
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 45   Fallen Flags / LV / Re: Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2  Posted Nov 10th, 2017, 3:20pm 
Response #206 By LVRR2095       Thread Started By Flemington Flyer
https://youtu.be/9RdH-HHkGy0
 
Video of my LVRR center cab on October 7th 2017
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 46   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: WNYP and B&H RS18s  Posted Nov 9th, 2017, 11:45pm 
Response #64 By towny72       Thread Started By BLE909
Getting really close to this thread not seeing action in four years!
 
With the 417 now out in shiny WNYP black and yellow and with no mention on this forum I thought it would be cool to bring this thread back up, seeing that both of the 18s made it back into revenue service.
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 47   Regionals and Short Lines / WNYP / Re: B&H, LA&L, WNYP Pictures    Posted Nov 9th, 2017, 8:31pm 
Response #216 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By towny72       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Thank you! A few months ,later, #420 was back out on the road with #425.  
 
LA&L northbound @ Jefferson Road in Henrietta:
 
Linked Image:  http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4351/36654710820_ff52c85a38_b.jpg
 
LA&L #420 and train at Genesee Junction in Chili -as seen from Ballantyne Road:
 
Linked Image:  http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4411/36863385526_a1a2bf86c8_b.jpg
 
Interchanging with the R&S at the Brooks Avenue Tard in Chili -as seen from Behan Road:
 
Linked Image:  http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4394/36654464360_aa587f9540_b.jpg
 
A complete look at the day's LA&L chase:
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32990771@N04/sets/72157686258124773
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 4/27/2012 in Monroe County, NY.
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 48   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Nov 9th, 2017, 8:22pm 
Response #407 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_1141_-_S.jpg - 216941 Bytes
 A little diesel switching locomotive rolled past Bergen Point's 33rd street station today.
 frank
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 49   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Nov 9th, 2017, 7:43pm 
Response #1933 By Chris_C       Thread Started By cn2220
on Nov 7th, 2017, 2:40pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Did CP do anything for the mill other than dump the inbounds in the yard and pull the outbounds?
 
I know the mill had its own switcher, and the mill had quite a few tracks snaking about.

 
CP did switch the Propane spur (ICG?) - but i think that was it
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 50   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Englewood Gone ....  Posted Nov 9th, 2017, 6:22pm 
NEW Post By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza
On our way home from Cluxewe RV park we stopped in Woss and heard some rumours. After getting home I e-mailed the company and this is what I got back.  
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On 10/10/2017 9:01 AM, Amy Spencer wrote:
 
Dear Mr. Dalla-Vicenza,
 
   
 
 Thank you for your email inquiry. It has been forwarded on to the relevant area for response.
 
   
 
 Best regards,
 
 Amy Spencer  
 Director, Communications and Government Relations
 
 Tel 604.648.4514
 ASpencer@westernforest.com
 
 westernforest.com
 
 
 NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL TRANSMISSION.  (snipped ------
 
 From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza [mailto:trainz@telus.net]
 Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:39 PM
 To: Info
 Subject: New General from WFP Website
 
   
 
 Name
 
 Dennis Dalla-Vicenza
 
 Email
 
   
 Reason For Inquiry
 
   
 General
 
 Subject  Rail Operations at Woss
 
 Message  I am hearing rumours about the Woss Englewood operation being shut down. Are these rumours true and if so would you be receptive to an outside operation taking over and running an excursion train similar to what was happening years ago when our club rode behind your big Mikado?

 
Then this  
 
Quote:
Hello, this in follow-up to your email below from September – WFP announced yesterday the closure of the Englewood railway. At this time, we can’t speculate what the community will want, but our commitment is to work closely with North Island communities and governments to decide what to do in regards to the future of the train and the railway, and what we can do safely within our operations.
 
 
 
Best regards,
 
Amy
 
 
 
 
 
Amy Spencer  
Director, Communications and Government Relations
 
Tel 604.648.4514
ASpencer@westernforest.com
 
westernforest.com
 
From: Dennis Dalla-Vicenza [mailto:trainz@telus.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:39 PM
To: Info
Subject: New General from WFP Website
 
 
 
Name
 
 
 
 
Dennis Dalla-Vicenza  
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Info
Sent: September-29-17 11:49 AM
To: Amy Spencer
Subject: FW: New General from WFP Website

 
So we are now officially in Limbo and with nothing to look forward to in Woss. I honestly think that a renewal of the Mikado pulled tourist train would not get anywhere near the ridership required to make this a viable option but I admit to being wrong occasionally. I too think I know someone who could possibly be interested in the line to run his equipment on. This hopefully will lead to a reemergence of rail in Woss.  
 
 
 
 
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