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 1   North American Railroads / NS / NS photos 2017    Posted Today at 9:14pm 
NEW Post By Matthew_L       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
We've started a new year, so let's see those NS photos!  
 
I can admit it: knowing NS #1069 was criss-crossing upstate NY this month was torturing me. Finally, the VGN unit was assigned to Gang Mills last week. After getting information from trusted sources that she'd be there for the weekend, I made my move.  
 
The VGN unit was shoving a string of covered gondolas when I arrived in Gang Mills:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7609.jpg
 
 
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7617.jpg
 
A rarely used location in Gang Mills is the shoulder of State Route 417, which allowed me to grab additonal side shots on NS #1069:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7655.jpg
 
I also caught a couple other trains while in the area, including NS 28N heading east at MP 315 on the Southern Tier Mainline in Rathbone:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS/DSCN7671.jpg
 
A slide show of the VGN unit, NS 28N and NS 37T:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 1/14/2017 in Steuben County, NY.  
 
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 2   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Today at 6:08pm 
Response #8 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
3 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 2 cars.
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 3   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Today at 4:09pm 
Response #365 By NEFAN       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Talk about "old time railroading" - nice. I like the 4-4-0
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 4   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Today at 1:04am 
Response #506 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_136_688x468.jpg - 44558 Bytes
Sept 29, 1958, mile 2.4 Cowichan Subdivision [photo by Dave Wilkie, used by permission of Michael Wilkie, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Brand new CNR GMD1's leading westbound Train 585 over the Colquitz trestle. They hadn't yet received their spark arrestors which were much needed on Vancouver Island.
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 5   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 19th, 2017, 1:34pm 
Response #505 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_135_841x611.jpg - 43544 Bytes
Map of Deerholme yard [CNR]  collection of Jamie Masters
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 6   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 5:20pm 
Response #7 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
5 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 6 cars.
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 7   Fallen Flags / PRR / Wreck of PRR Passenger Train #208    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 6:30am 
NEW Post By Roger_Hensley       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
2/7/1956 at Kokomo Indiana  PRR 5778(DR6-4-2000)
PRR Baldwin Sharknose 5778 lies on its side in Kokomo, Indiana. This was PRR passenger train #208, which ran from Chicago to Cincinnati. The train had made it's regularly scheduled station stop in Kokomo, and was accelerating southbound when the lead engine was diverted by a mis-thrown switch onto an industrial siding, the curvature of which caused the lead unit to tip over from inertia. Fortunately the train wasn't rolling at high speed yet, and the engineer and firemen both survived. None of the trailing cars tipped over, and there were no injuries among the passengers or train crew. Subsequent investigation determined that the switch had been thrown by a young boy (approx age 10-12) who had somehow obtained a switch key, unlocked the siding switch, and thrown it ahead of the train.
Photo by Maynard Krug - Bob Krug Collection
 
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 8   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:22am 
Response #693 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_6108_-_Copy.jpg - 291899 Bytes
Winter
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 9   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:21am 
Response #692 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_6074_-_Copy.jpg - 204867 Bytes
Winter
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 10   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:21am 
Response #691 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_6020_-_Copy.jpg - 384739 Bytes
Winter
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 11   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:20am 
Response #690 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_5970_-_Copy.jpg - 273142 Bytes
Winter
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 12   Regional Area Operations / BC / Re: CN Okanagan Subdivision    Posted Jan 18th, 2017, 3:19am 
Response #689 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By CPRail4744       View Thread with IMG_5959_-_Copy.jpg - 218152 Bytes
Lol, winter pics on the Ok sub
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 13   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 8:53pm 
Response #504 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_134_602x584.jpg - 32822 Bytes
on Jan 17th, 2017, 4:46pm, emilydm wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Awesome shot. That's probably fill from the Colwood ballast pit bound to fill in the approaches to the Colquitz trestle, if I had to guess.

Good call, Emily.  July, 1955, mile 2.4 Cowichan Sub, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]  
 
Work Extra 2104 filling in approaches to the Colquitz trestle.
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 14   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 4:46pm 
Response #503 By emilydm       Thread Started By vicguy
Awesome shot. That's probably fill from the Colwood ballast pit bound to fill in the approaches to the Colquitz trestle, if I had to guess.
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 15   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 12:38pm 
Response #502 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_133-2_691x624.jpg - 56278 Bytes
July, 1955  approx mile 5.9, Cowichan Sub  [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Work Extra 2104 with ballast cars, is eastbound under the new Colwood overpass.
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 16   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Erie RR, Jamestown, NY  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 12:06pm 
Response #30 By Henry       Thread Started By Henry
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:32:22 -0500
From: Josh Stull  
Subject: Erie RR, Jamestown, NY
 
 
City Officials Working Toward Train Depot Station
< https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/01/city-officials-working-toward-train-depot-station/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNDYxNzkxNTI2NTQ1NDU3NTQyODIcZWI1MDJlZThhNzZlOGUzMDpjb206ZW46VVM6Ug&usg=AFQjCNGPKsZ5MOwGEZby2IKDVRhAczPCOg>
Jamestown Post Journal
With the renovation of the former *Erie*-*Lackawanna* Train Station, which
is being transformed into the future home of the National Comedy Center,
and ...
 
 
http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/01/city-officials-working-toward-train-depot-station/
 
 
Josh Stull
Nicholson, PA
www.nicholsonstation.org
 
 
The Erie Lackawanna Mailing List
http://EL-List.railfan.net/
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 17   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 7:21am 
Response #1834 By CLC Fan       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Victoria.roundhouse.1975.b.jpg - 68205 Bytes
What a busy little yard it was.
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 18   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 1:57am 
Response #501 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy
Fascinating stuff, Alan. Anything more you have, please do post
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 19   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Its been 30 years  Posted Jan 17th, 2017, 1:55am 
Response #2 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie
That is cool, Minion.  I have similar memories of visiting family friends Up Island (either Duncan or maybe Chemainus - I was very young) and my eyes constantly wandering through the window to the crossbucks near one particular house.
 I wonder if the kids at the elementary school in Vernon listen for train horns on the tracks directly below their playground.
Sometimes I wonder if kids even know what a train is these days...other than a nuisance to their parents waiting at a crossing as the kids ride in the back of the citified SUV, eyes and fingers glued to the Ipad or tablet...
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 20   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 11:34pm 
Response #500 By alanlill       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with victoria_1936_record_plan_Page_3_small_file.jpg - 114697 Bytes
It is great to see more of Elwood White's pictures so Thanks Jamie and also thanks to Dave for reposting his tour of the line from Point Ellice west near the end of service. I have been continuing to assemble material for a Point Ellice in CN LINES and the latest tidbit I have for discussion on this thread is one of the scans made by Les Kozma of the 1936 record plan of trackage in Victoria. Les did not scan a continuous set but did cover the wye at MP 1.6 Cowichan Sub and Point Ellice yard and most of the track to the E and N interchange including the small yard next to Johnston Street. I will post more of them if there is interest.
You will note a number of interesting things on the 1936 record plan for the yard attached including the names and function of all the tracks in the yard, an outline of the station, original freight house and customs office in the upper yard. The motor coach track is still labeled as such although that service was gone for years by then. Cheers Al Lill
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 21   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:53pm 
Response #5 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L
You're welcome, Keith. I know you spent most of your time over on LV before 1976, but did you ever see any trains on the Elmira Branch in PA? It was abandoned by the time I was old enough to remember anything.
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 22   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:34pm 
Response #499 By Goose5       Thread Started By vicguy
I'll second Minion11's comments. Please continue to post these Jamie as they are of great historical value.
 
Dave
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:17pm 
Response #498 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy
on Jan 15th, 2017, 11:51pm, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great pictures Jamie, thanks for sharing.
 
Please don't stop, I'm sure there are many benefiting from continued posts on the forum, just not a heck of a lot of comments or discussion.

 
Thanks very much, Minion11. It's my pleasure to share what I have collected over the years. And don't worry, I'll have more to share.
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 24   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 7:02pm 
Response #6 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
Light engines in both directions.
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 25   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 16th, 2017, 2:24am 
Response #4 By darktown2       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Thanks for the show Matt.  Good stuff.    Keith
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 26   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics  Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 11:51pm 
Response #497 By MinionII       Thread Started By vicguy
Great pictures Jamie, thanks for sharing.
 
Please don't stop, I'm sure there are many benefiting from continued posts on the forum, just not a heck of a lot of comments or discussion.
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 27   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 10:16pm 
Response #496 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_132_722x440.jpg - 38163 Bytes
Summer, 1955, CNR Point Ellice Yard  [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Track repair ongoing in the yard.
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 28   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 10:02pm 
Response #495 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_131_688x624.jpg - 28380 Bytes
January 1956, mile 28.4 Cowichan Subdivision [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The 2141 leading Train 585, has just passed over the Tod Creek trestle, and is westbound through the Sooke Hills, heading for Deerholme thirty miles distant.
[There is a water mark on the photo]
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 29   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 6:17pm 
Response #787 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with akanecatalog1962pg04.jpg - 133558 Bytes
The 2-8-0 Old Timer is the Akain Ma and Pa.
 frank
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 30   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 12:03pm 
Response #3 By train48       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Also check Abandoned Rails- Western New York on FB.
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 31   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 10:55am 
Response #2 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Yes, I am familiar with that page. Thank you for thinking of me.
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 32   The Mainline / concourse / Re: Galaxy Express Train setting need help with  Posted Jan 15th, 2017, 9:38am 
Response #8 By lwhitehead       Thread Started By lwhitehead
I also need help with the Streamlined Passengers Cars, but not the Budd Metroliner Cars or AMFleet, ViaRail did save some Dome Cars and Streamlined Cars.
 
 
LW
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 33   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Infrastructure    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 11:26pm 
Response #78 By Lfire83       Thread Started By Lfire83       View Thread with D3_816x612.jpg - 88305 Bytes
New Orleans streetcar right of way. A very well engineered system through downtown.
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 34   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Infrastructure    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 11:23pm 
Response #77 By Lfire83       Thread Started By Lfire83       View Thread with D2_816x612.jpg - 131682 Bytes
Washout due to erosion in a lineside ditch, rail driven previously to help control the problem.
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 35   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Infrastructure / Re: Infrastructure    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 11:21pm 
Response #76 By Lfire83       Thread Started By Lfire83       View Thread with D1_816x612.jpg - 165445 Bytes
Two different types of culverts
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 36   The Mainline / TrainSims / Re: Railroad Tycoon II and III  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 11:00pm 
Response #12 By lwhitehead       Thread Started By chessie8212
Well Railroad Tycoon II might work on Win 10 says Steam, but it sates Railroad Tycoon III will not work on Win 7.
 
 
My PC upgraded to Win 10 without my choice,
 
 
LW
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 37   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 10:22pm 
Response #494 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_130_826x507.jpg - 33262 Bytes
Winter, 1956, mile 73 Cowichan subdivision [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Extra 2120 east is Deerholme bound with carloads of lumber, passing the siding at mile 73 in the town of Lake Cowichan.
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 38   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 8:13pm 
Response #364 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_7624_a_800x325.jpg - 123164 Bytes
Here is a photo of my Tyco Civil war Gray set. The Georgia Central was the railroad used. The last 3 cars I got today at Allentown mall show. Ammunition carrying box car, Horse car, and low side gondola.
 frank
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 39   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 8:09pm 
Response #363 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
on Jan 14th, 2017, 4:15pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here is my "wooden fleet" pulled by an ERIE 0-8-0. American refrigerator transit, NP, Northern refrigerator car co and an ERIE wood caboose by Silver Streak. I'm always on the look out for an interesting old wooden car.

 
 Those old wood reefers of your look great.
 frank
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 40   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:53pm 
Response #219 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7616_a_800x600.jpg - 148200 Bytes
Trains I got there. Anyone remember the ATT by Tri-ang Stephenson Rocket set. Or the Tyco Civil War Gray set. The 3 Georgia Central cars seen complete my Gray set.  

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 41   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:49pm 
Response #218 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7599_a_601x800.jpg - 127861 Bytes
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 42   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:48pm 
Response #217 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7598_a_800x600.jpg - 172526 Bytes
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 43   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:46pm 
Response #216 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7597a_800x600.jpg - 133117 Bytes
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 44   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:31pm 
Response #215 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7596_a_800x383.jpg - 123519 Bytes
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 45   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:30pm 
Response #214 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7594_a_800x600.jpg - 129328 Bytes
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 46   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:28pm 
Response #213 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7591_800x600.jpg - 191715 Bytes
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 47   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:27pm 
Response #212 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7590_800x600.jpg - 191487 Bytes
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 48   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:24pm 
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 49   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: ** Model  Railroad  Events  Attended **    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 7:23pm 
Response #210 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7587_800x600.jpg - 177433 Bytes
Jan 14 2017 ,attended the Allentown train show at the Merchants Square Mall.  
 Like the last I'll show some photos of trains for sale there. My photos here will show very little of what was there.
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 50   The Mainline / TrainSims / Re: Railroad Tycoon II and III  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 6:58pm 
Response #11 By WVa_Jon       Thread Started By chessie8212
Good question, but I for one want nothing to do with Win 10. Personal preferences.
 
Weren't there a couple "evolutions", for lack of a better term, of RRT-2? Whichever version it was, the game I tried to play had a much more "visual" feel compared to Tycoon 1 or Tycoon 1 Deluxe (one of my all time favorite games). I remember trying to build from the starting point (Baltimore City?) to Ellicott Mills but lost my shirt, and eventually my job, being fired! I haven't played the game in several years but it did have a lot of potential.
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 51   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 4:28pm 
Response #786 By NEFAN       Thread Started By MH765
All metal, Brass? It looks heavy.
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 52   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 4:15pm 
Response #362 By NEFAN       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with PC230024_816x612.jpg - 114777 Bytes
Here is my "wooden fleet" pulled by an ERIE 0-8-0. American refrigerator transit, NP, Northern refrigerator car co and an ERIE wood caboose by Silver Streak. I'm always on the look out for an interesting old wooden car.
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 53   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 3:50pm 
Response #361 By NEFAN       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
on Jan 13th, 2017, 8:02am, toptrain wrote:       (Click here for original message)
* Here is another built up old wood kit of a Santa Fe Canyon Line reefer. One side has a system map on it, the other The Canyon Line name. These cars should really feel at home here with the Perris station seen to their left.
frank

Good looking car. The Santa Fe was big on tourism and their cars were good advertisements. The dry ice cars are interesting and you can see how different manufacturers changed the design. I have found this on some older wooden cars that I have also.
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 54   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 3:42pm 
Response #360 By NEFAN       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
on Jan 13th, 2017, 7:17am, toptrain wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Fan :  
* Congratulations ! A nice idea on the build of the trailer carriers. Using shorter flat cars gives it a personal look. Like smaller companies arranged to have empty flats dropped of at their building and they loaded the trailers them selves for shipping.  
* I am trying to figure out who's flat cars you used for the trailer carriers. You used 2 different ones. I have the small MDC ones but my Athearn trailers look bigger on them . Maybe it is just the camera lenses.
 frank

 
Thanks Frank. They are based on the first trailer carriers that some railroads (ERIE, Lackawanna, New Haven) built in the early 50's - Converted flatcars and even coal hoppers. For the prototype the flat car was 45 feet long and could hold one 20 foot or 35 foot trailer.  
The ERIE flat is from Varney, the other may be an Athearn, but not totally sure. It is 5 1/2 in. The trailers are the smaller ones (3 1/4 in) that are made by a number of different makers. I think that size works the best, but the next size up (35 foot ) will also work.
Endless possibilities with flatcars.
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 55   Fallen Flags / PRR / Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 3:11pm 
Response #1 By train48       Thread Started By Matthew_L
Matthew: are you familiar with the Abandoned Rails  Facebook page? Many photos like yours are on it.
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 56   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Its been 30 years  Posted Jan 14th, 2017, 12:38pm 
Response #1 By MinionII       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie
During the late 80s and early 90s, I attended a private school that occupied the big old yellow church building on Fullerton and Raynor. From the corner of the parking lot, there was a sight line down Fullerton, across the Vic West elementary school field, to the railway tracks at about the Wilson road crossing. Every recess and lunch break I would run to the corner of the parking lot and watch if I heard train horns. Good memories.
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 57   The Mainline / TrainSims / Re: Railroad Tycoon II and III  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 11:16pm 
Response #10 By lwhitehead       Thread Started By chessie8212
Do any of these games work on Win 10?,
 
 
LW
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 58   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 3:39pm 
Response #493 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_129_950x635.jpg - 87112 Bytes
July, 1988  Deerholme, mile 57, Cowichan Subdivision  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Looking westbound up the old Deerholme yard, an oil tender and toolshed and handcar shed in the foreground, the section house and station in the distance [east end of wye heading past the nearest telephone pole]. In another two months, the trackage had been completely removed.
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 59   The Mainline / concourse / Re: Galaxy Express Train setting need help with  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 2:34pm 
Response #7 By lwhitehead       Thread Started By lwhitehead
Well like Doctor Who's Tardis the Galaxy Express Train is alot bigger in the inside then outside,  
 
This setting is inspired by Spider Robinson's Callahan's Series,  
 
 
Also there Two type of people aboard this Train those are going somewhere and those who just ride and live on the Train,
 
LW
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 60   The Mainline / concourse / Re: UK Rail pics    Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 1:53pm 
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 61   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: CN pics    Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 1:04pm 
Response #492 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By vicguy       View Thread with Scan_128_885x600.jpg - 91185 Bytes
April, 1988, approximately mile 27.9, Cowichan Subdivision [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Walking the tracks through the Sooke Hills, telegraph/telephone poles still in evidence along this section. Likely had been fifteen years since the last CN freight slowly ambled along this beautiful part of the old Cowichan sub.
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 62   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 8:52am 
Response #359 By HwyHaulier       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
on Jan 13th, 2017, 7:17am, toptrain wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Fan :  
* Congratulations ! A nice idea on the build of the trailer carriers. Using shorter flat cars gives it a personal look. Like smaller companies arranged  
to have empty flats dropped of at their building and they loaded the trailers them selves for shipping...   frank

 
Frank -  
 
Ummm... As your writer with "... been there, done that..." past experience, scenario noted above (IMHO somewhat unlikely) with its own issues.  
It suggests a smaller shipper prepared to load, unload trailers to/ from flats with "...circus style..." plan. Most had earlier loaded to box cars. A  
change to use of trailers, and circus style handling compels added shipper labor, simply to serve the newer way of doing things. Shipper and  
receivers simply don't like any possible added expenses.
 
The entire issue, BTW, had touched off an internal Holy War within NYC System. The line aimed to do trailer work at its own central ramps and  
yards in numerous city terminals. That plan pulled regular box car moves away from the various local trains. Result reduced revenues for the  
regular local services, and added expense account the embrace of TOFC/ COFC/ FLEXI-VAN operations. Many NYC folks, to my recall, were  
not at all happy about all of it.
 
BTW. Noted and saw this action on NYC, the time when your writer did the "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" and resided there for three years. All so long ago...
 
............... FYI & FWIW ............... Vern ...........................  
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 63   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: Where is this Station ? a Station without a location.  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 8:48am 
Response #4 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain
I really have to pay more attention to what I am reading. The reason for their replacement was given. I just didn't see it.
 frank
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 64   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: Where is this Station ? a Station without a location.  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 8:35am 
Response #3 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain
* The second and the third stations were beautiful buildings and had plenty of size. I am surprised that they knocked those buildings down. That 1960 flat roofed shed was a eye sore right from the beginning. Maybe they were built with poor foundations and had to be knocked down ? Maybe the Taxes were just to high on buildings with all the extra detailing. The second reason is why so many buildings were demolished where I live.  
 
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 65   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 8:02am 
Response #358 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with Grand_Canyon_Line_S3.jpg - 139700 Bytes
* Here is another built up old wood kit of a Santa Fe Canyon Line reefer. One side has a system map on it, the other The Canyon Line name. These cars should really feel at home here with the Perris station seen to their left.
frank
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 66   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?    Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 7:54am 
Response #357 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab       View Thread with IMG_7586_800x429.jpg - 155214 Bytes
* I found another Santa Fe Dry ice car. It looks the same but is different. My original one, a Railway HO Models car #6005 is a reefer with ice hatches on the roof. Roof rib detail is wood. The second car # 6004 has the same sides. Its roof detail ribs are brass and it had a box car roof. The side on 6004 are really beat up and I've only started to touch them up.  
frank  

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 67   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: what do you do in HO scale?  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 7:17am 
Response #356 By toptrain       Thread Started By green_elite_cab
Fan :  
* Congratulations ! A nice idea on the build of the trailer carriers. Using shorter flat cars gives it a personal look. Like smaller companies arranged to have empty flats dropped of at their building and they loaded the trailers them selves for shipping.  
* I am trying to figure out who's flat cars you used for the trailer carriers. You used 2 different ones. I have the small MDC ones but my Athearn trailers look bigger on them . Maybe it is just the camera lenses.
 frank
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 68   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: Where is this Station ? a Station without a location.  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 2:37am 
Response #2 By Henry       Thread Started By toptrain
It certainly is!
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 69   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Re: Where is this Station ? a Station without a location.  Posted Jan 13th, 2017, 12:35am 
Response #1 By Marty_Feldner       Thread Started By toptrain
Second Saratoga Springs station-
 
http://www.adirondackbranch.net/sSas.html
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 70   North American Railroads / CSX / Re: CSX Sightings / Discussion 2016    Posted Jan 12th, 2017, 8:06pm 
Response #497 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By YeOldeEnjine       Linked Image Included, Click Here to View Entire Post
Nice job! I also ended the year with CSX. In this case, it was MP 390 on the ROchester Sub.
 
Eastbound intermodal on Track 2, led by shiny new ET44 AH #3466 ( Tier 4 uni):
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7105.jpg
 
Eastbound garbage empties on Track 2:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7122.jpg
 
Westbound intermodal on Track1, which included 2 new SC44AHs and an SD70MAC for power:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7144.jpg
 
Eastbound uato rack freight on Track 2, with an SD40-2 as the trailin unit:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7163.jpg
 
Westbound tank train K141on Track 1  with a classy pair of BNSF units for power:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7184.jpg
 
The 2nd westbound intermodal of the day, also on Track 1:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7204.jpg
 
Ending the year on a good note, with a meet!  
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7220.jpg
 
The 2nd eastbound auto rack freight (shown in the meet) also had a pair of standard cab EMDs:
 
Linked Image:  http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab139/Erielackawanna/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY/DSCN7224.jpg
 
If you want to see the rest of my shots (including the middle of each train and the going away shots) from MP 390, please visit my slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2016/Dec%202016/1231%20Bergen%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 12/31/2016 in Bergen, NY.  
 
 
 
 
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 71   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2017  Posted Jan 12th, 2017, 5:21pm 
Response #5 By Goose5       Thread Started By CPRail4744
2 cars northbound for Superior Propane. Returned with 1 car.
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 72   Physical Plant - Track, Structures and Signals / Stations / Where is this Station ? a Station without a location.    Posted Jan 12th, 2017, 9:00am 
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This station is from a very old Google free E-book said to be copy right free, and in the public domain. If a complaint is made it will be removed.  
*  A Beautiful Victorian Gem, I think maybe a New York State station.  
  Maybe Saratoga.  
frank
 

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 73   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.    Posted Jan 12th, 2017, 8:39am 
Response #364 By toptrain       Thread Started By toptrain       View Thread with IMG_7568_S.jpg - 137751 Bytes
** Here is a start of not a great project but a little one.  
* I have a spare Marx Erie metal depressed center flat car. I mounted a Penn Line diesel generator casting to it. Now to find some small floor lights and metal wheels and axels for electrical pick-up.
 frank

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 74   Model Railroading / HOScale / Re: Let's see your engines!    Posted Jan 12th, 2017, 8:29am 
Response #785 By toptrain       Thread Started By MH765       View Thread with IMG_7542_S.jpg - 136398 Bytes
** Well here is a oldie. A IMP Old Time 2-8-0. 1960'ish. Maybe a Akane.model?
 frank

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 75   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video  Posted Jan 11th, 2017, 8:21pm 
Response #1833 By CPRail4744       Thread Started By cn2220
Great pics, Jamie.  thank-you!
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