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Re: GTL - The "All In The Family" Edition - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/23/16 at 08:32:53 - 'SCL_0793_small.jpg' 166 KB
Marion, NC still has links to its past. The Family Lines is represented by a SCL caboose, #0793. If you go looking for it you will want to go to the "Southern" side of town because it is by the depot there.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: GTL - The "All In The Family" Edition - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/14/16 at 16:03:51 - 'SBD_Marion_NC_January_1981_John_Carr_Carrtracks.com.jpg' 163 KB
George is correct, this is Marion, NC on the old Clinchfield/CC&O.....
 
You are right too, Vern ESPECIALLY when it comes to such a cluster-cluck of railroads ie; The Family Lines.......But you guys are smart cookies and figured it right off....

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Re: GTL - The "All In The Family" Edition - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/13/16 at 16:34:11 - 'SBD.jpg' 100 KB
If you're playing the Chessie GTL as well as this one, you'll find both of these places named for the same Revolutionary War General!
 
This Tar Heel location is also home to a lake featured in such Hollywood blockbusters as 'The Last Of The Mohicans" and "The Hunt For Red October".
 
This current day crossing of NS (upstairs, from where the photo was taken) and CSX (downstairs, where this view looks) is one the edge of the flatlands leading up to the Great Smoky Mountains, and a lot of coal once ran south down the Family Lines-predecessor in question.

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GTL - The "All In The Family" Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/13/16 at 10:52:39 - 'FL1.jpg' 128 KB
Wow, last post I could find here on this forum was 2010, so let's try to wake things up and GTL!
 
Let's start off with my favorite Family Lines locomotive, the BQ23-7!

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Re: SCL/LN Sightings - By railfan1979 on 08/07/07 at 23:47:37 - '2007_0806_006.jpg' 241 KB
Here's a boxcar, now used for storage by CSX maintenance, at cuyahoga falls, ohio on the new castle sub.

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Re: SCL/LN Sightings - By railfan1979 on 07/23/07 at 02:59:23 - '2007_0720_009.jpg' 167 KB
A Seaboard hopper

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Re: SCL/LN Sightings - By railfan1979 on 07/15/07 at 14:45:22 - '2007_0614_005.jpg' 200 KB
and another one on the same train, but with a little more rust.

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Re: SCL/LN Sightings - By railfan1979 on 07/15/07 at 14:43:16 - '2007_0614_004.jpg' 226 KB
heres an SCL hopper i caught in akron, ohio on CSX's new castle sub back on june 14th.

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Re: BQ23-7's and their history.... - By Coffee on 06/10/07 at 07:40:20 - 'Photo0300.jpg' 110 KB
Another from his collection,

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Re: Family Cabs - By Spooler734 on 06/03/07 at 19:58:18 - 'bakbak2_059.jpg' 116 KB
Here in Cumberland, Maryland we have Clinchfield Caboose #1072 is owned by the Western Maryland Chapter of the NRHS. It was built in July of 1948. It was donated to the Chapter in the early 90's by CSX and was in very good shape. The inside of the caboose was still all intact and it even still had the radio equipment in it. The WM Chapter restored the outside of the caboose to its CRR colors based on a picture they have of the Caboose back when it was built. It may also be operating next weekend on the Western Maryland Scenic railroad for Cumberland's annual heritage days.

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Re: SCL/LN Sightings - By Ranaldo20 on 05/17/07 at 15:43:59 - 'LNGon.jpg' 107 KB
Didn't get a great shot, but got a snap of this BEAT UP L&N gon while fanning the ATN today.  I plan on posting some other pics to the shortlines board of some ATN streetrunning- this is on the old L&N mineral sub.  This shot was taken on Railroad Ave, in the Alabama City section of Gadsden.
 


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Re: Stations - By Ranaldo20 on 03/13/07 at 17:19:26 - 'Frgthse3.jpg' 101 KB
one more before I have to run to class!  Hope you guys like these.  I am not really a "photographer," just a guy with a cheap digital that loves trains and train stuff!

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Re: Stations - By Ranaldo20 on 03/13/07 at 17:18:06 - 'Frgthse2.jpg' 105 KB
Freight house

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Re: Stations - By Ranaldo20 on 03/13/07 at 17:17:17 - 'Frgthse1.jpg' 154 KB
Now, on the other hand, right next door is the freight house.  It has been restored at some point, and it looks as if it is meant to be a business center of sorts, although I don't think a lot of business has moved in.  This area isn't total ghetto, but it is not the greatest side of town, either.


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Re: Stations - By Ranaldo20 on 03/13/07 at 17:15:25 - 'Depotfrnt3.jpg' 132 KB
One more

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Re: Stations - By Ranaldo20 on 03/13/07 at 17:14:18 - 'Depotfrnt2.jpg' 160 KB
Another shot

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Re: Stations - By Ranaldo20 on 03/13/07 at 17:11:56 - 'Depotfrnt1.jpg' 124 KB
The L&N Station in Anniston.  Not in great shape.  

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Re: Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/26/07 at 00:47:40 - 'NCStL_36_S6607.jpg' 128 KB
on Jan 22nd, 2007, 2:00am, Ranaldo20 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Portions of the NC&StL are the coolest stretches of railroad, ever in my opinion!  I love the Running Water Trestle at whiteside that goes over I 24!  Absolutely stunning!  I am really suprised that there has not been more said about this marvelous structure amongst railfans that know a little about the TN area.
LINK URL
LINK URL
 
Also, has anyone seen the TVRM's loco done in NC&StL livery?  She is a BEAUTY!
Yes, I have and yes she is!
Baldwin V01000, Construction #67738 built in 1943
CHESSIEMIKE


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Re: ACL's PASSENGER CARS - By silver_champion on 01/15/07 at 15:26:01 - '1-2.jpg' 180 KB
This diner car, I can remember it at 30St. Station. A buddy and I  just went there to watch trains come and go. It was on the East Coast Champion. You can just about taste charcoal that cooks the food. It was a good looking car.

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Re: Stations - By silver_champion on 01/03/07 at 08:18:32 - 'k83.jpg' 47 KB
I would like to thank to the state of N.C. for fixing up of the Fayetteville,N.C. station. This is one of mine favorite stations

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By Teen_NS_fan on 01/01/07 at 20:36:57 - 'IMGP1905.jpg' 232 KB
ACL K-14 ten-wheeler #250 at the Wilmington RR Museum in Wilmington, NC.

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Re: Family Cabs - By electro_soundwave on 12/24/06 at 06:01:17 - 'Picture_051.jpg' 94 KB
And here's an old school wooden SAL hack.

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Re: Family Cabs - By electro_soundwave on 12/24/06 at 05:59:52 - 'Picture_032.jpg' 110 KB


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Re: Family Cabs - By electro_soundwave on 12/24/06 at 05:59:23 - 'Picture_030.jpg' 79 KB
Thank you sir, and I raise you a SCL cab found at Spencer, NC.
 


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Re: Family Bridges - By electro_soundwave on 12/24/06 at 05:42:28 - 'Picture_045.jpg' 89 KB
Seabord Systems Bridge on the Laurns to Spartanburg Branch of the ACL. This is crossing the Enoree River

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Re: Family Cabs - By silver_champion on 12/11/06 at 08:40:48 - '2.jpg' 190 KB
Here is a good picture for you.

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Re: Family Lines Pictures - By silver_champion on 11/24/06 at 09:01:58 - 's.jpg' 306 KB
The caboose, we all remember the caboose. Here is a picture of some railroad workers. The flagman getting orders.

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Re: Seaboard Passenger Cars - By silver_champion on 11/21/06 at 08:21:48 - 'sleeper-lounge.jpg' 205 KB
Here is a picture of a model of Seaboard's sleeper-lounge car. I think that the model is in the Jacksonville Station Museum. Just a great model

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Re: Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis - By George_Harris on 10/08/06 at 10:09:11 - 'cowangrade.jpg' 117 KB
Now that I have done a little more digging, the grade on both sides was actually about 2.00%, but remember this line was built very early, so the effects of curvature was not well understood.  Therefore, since the south approach had more and somewhat sharper curves, it was effectively steeper, and quite a bit longer.
 
As mountain grades go, Cowan Hill is really quite short.  It only climbs about 175 feet southbound and about 460 feet northbound.  The long grade was the climb to Suwanee and Mounteagle.  That climbed about 900 feet in less that 8 very crooked miles.  But as a lightly traveled branch line it got little notice except to drivers on old US 64 or 41 who having just completed a crooked and steep climb up Monteagle mountain, came up on the railroad on top and would say to them selveshow did a track ever get up here?
 
George

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Re: ACL's PASSENGER CARS - By silver_champion on 10/06/06 at 08:55:36 - '5.jpg' 176 KB
In this picture you see a ACL passenger car in Pullman Green. I went to Fayetteville,N.C. in many of these cars. Did Pullman these cars and are they rebuild old Pullman coachs.

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Re: Stations - By silver_champion on 09/28/06 at 09:16:45 - 'FAYETTEVILLEN.C..jpg' 25 KB
I just love this station, Fayetteville, N.C. Went I was a kid in the 50 and 60s I would go there for the summer. Ride there on my favorite train the Champion. I would like some history on this station.

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Stations - By CHESSIEMIKE on 09/24/06 at 23:16:47 - 'Seaboard_Station_Sukkolk_VA_S.jpg' 100 KB
How about some station pics & info? Old or new, does not matter to me.
I'll start with the station at Suffolk, VA on 9/10/06.  This one was built in 1885.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Seaboard Coast Lines - By silver_champion on 09/24/06 at 19:26:32 - 'i100.jpg' 225 KB
When ACL and SAL merged I loved the name Seaboard Coast Lines. This E7 looks very good in SCL colors. Lets here from you about SCL and more Pics please.

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Re: Seaboard Passenger Cars - By silver_champion on 09/24/06 at 18:36:24 - 'Silver_Meteor.jpg' 55 KB
This is my only Obsv, car that I had the joy of riding in it. It was a full lounge car with two lounges it. Yes it was on the Silver Meteor. I was a teen then back in the 60's  and I was a train nut then.

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Re: Family Bridges - By CHESSIEMIKE on 09/21/06 at 22:03:11 - 'ACL_RR_Bridge_S.jpg' 127 KB
How about the bridge in Suffolk, VA.  
Shot on 9/9/06.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Seaboard Passenger Cars - By silver_champion on 09/20/06 at 13:09:37 - 'i50.jpg' 67 KB
This is a picture of my favorite Seaboard passenger car. The Sun Lounge was just great for the eastern train.

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Family Lines Pictures - By silver_champion on 09/11/06 at 12:33:27 - '1.jpg' 283 KB
Ok folks lets get some Family Lines pictures going.  I like E & F units. Here is a Family Lines FP unit

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By silver_champion on 09/09/06 at 12:47:03 - 'acl.jpg' 268 KB
I loved ACL before the merger. This  picture begin back the old days of the 60's

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Seaboard Passenger Cars - By silver_champion on 09/07/06 at 09:11:30 - '79.jpg' 325 KB
Back in the 50 & 60s, I used to go and watch trains for hours on the PRR main line, now part of the NEC here in Darby, Pa. I loved to see Seaboard trains coming and going south. This is a picture of what I think is the Silver Metoer at the bridge in Newark,N.J. This is a busy spot to watch passenger train of all kinds. Seaboard cars look good behind GG1s.

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Re: Seabord 4601 & Seabord 2667 - By electro_soundwave on 09/05/06 at 03:29:04 - 'IMG_7353.jpg' 131 KB
And here is the last 4 axel unit in Seaboard colors

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Re: Seabord 4601 & Seabord 2667 - By electro_soundwave on 09/05/06 at 03:19:46 - 'IMG_7402.jpg' 106 KB
Fireman's side

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Seabord 4601 & Seabord 2667 - By electro_soundwave on 09/05/06 at 03:17:19 - 'IMG_7417.jpg' 103 KB
These were spotted by Tom Boylan in Cleveland Ohio this past weekend. These are the last engines on the CSX roster in Seabord colors. Photos posted with his permission

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Re: Family Bridges - By electro_soundwave on 08/07/06 at 11:01:06 - 'Picture_111.jpg' 128 KB
the other side

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Re: Family Bridges - By electro_soundwave on 08/07/06 at 10:45:55 - 'Picture_110.jpg' 96 KB
Here's an actual Family Lines sign in Greer SC on the Piedmont Northern

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Re: Spotted some L&N Hoppers, have pics now - By toddsyr on 07/30/06 at 06:35:02 - 'LN_295_K7_PACIFIC_MONTGOMERY_AL.gif' 45 KB
Longest run in the U.S. on one load of coal.  
 
Also from the same website, I came across this neat little fact.  
 
"L&N’s streamlined K-7 Pacific #295 dressed in Pennsylvania RR Tuscan Red livery begins its 490-mile journey south to Montgomery from Louisville. This was the longest run in the nation on one load of (high grade) coal.
Credit: Frank E. Ardrey, Jr."
 
 
 


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Re: Spotted some L&N Hoppers, have pics now - By toddsyr on 07/30/06 at 06:27:30 - 'LN_1905_MAP.jpg' 154 KB
Thanks George. I did manage to find a circa 1905 L&N map from:
 
LINK URL
 
Cincinnati appears to be the northernmost terminus at that time, as far as I could discern from the map anyhow. Monon and C&EI. Two other lines I've heard of but don't know much about. I wondered what became of them, I knew they were early ( for me ) fallen flags.  Clinchfield, Georgia, and the West Point Route. The first two, I have seen either in photos or magazines. Model Railroader did an article on modeling the Clinchfield when I was barely a teen I believe. I've seen all three names in the Family Lines logo also. Every once in awhile one can still see a MoPac freight car still rolling. Anyhow, thanks for the additional information. Here's a look at that 1905 map too. Todd

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 07/27/06 at 22:03:12 - 'Punta_Gorda_track_going_N.jpg' 74 KB
  The last pic of the Punta Gorda Fl. ACL station. The track is going north from this point. It curves to the NE right after crossing the street. This line ended up in Lakeland, Fl. to the north and Naples, Fl. to the south. It was later call the Ft. Myers sub division of the Atlantic coast Line. Originally it was the Florida Southern. Built to narrow gauge. From 1893, I believe, until 1904, it was the end of the line in SW Florida for the railroad, In 1904 the railroad reached Ft. Myers.
 
   Hope everyone enjoyed these photos,
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 07/27/06 at 21:43:54 - 'Punta_Gorda_S_end.jpg' 71 KB
  This is the south side of the station. Seen is a rather large open loading, unloading  
dock. I'm fairly sure there would have been a track right next to this area. Long gone now.
   Notice the roof over hand damaged by hurricane Charlie.

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 07/27/06 at 21:39:29 - 'Punta_Gorda_W_side.jpg' 78 KB
  This is the west side of the building. Seems this side was used for off loading into the building from either wagons or early motor trucks

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 07/27/06 at 21:35:30 - 'Punta_Gorda_N_end.jpg' 90 KB
  A few more pics of the Punta Gorda, Florida Atlantic coast Line station.
From this snap shot, one can see that the station was built as a "Jim Crow" facility.

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 07/10/06 at 23:09:35 - 'Pnta_Grda_ACL_sta_trk_side.jpg' 83 KB
  the next pic for now is of the track side. Or passenger boarding area of the station. The track in this photos is that of the Seminole Gulf Railway. The line was the Atlantic Coast Line.

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Re: ATLANTIC COAST LINE - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 07/10/06 at 23:05:08 - 'Pnta_Grda_ACL_sta_front.jpg' 81 KB

   this first picture is of the front of the station. Or street side. Notice the signal tower

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Re: Seaboard Air Line History - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 05/03/06 at 22:05:41 - 'SAL_freight_building_Ft._Mys_Fl.jpg' 101 KB
  And the last picture shows the Seaboard Freight Station. Still standing and being used by trucking concerns here in Ft. Myers, Fl.

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Re: Seaboard Air Line History - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 05/03/06 at 22:02:41 - 'site_of_diamond_on_SAL_ROW.jpg' 106 KB
 This next shot is the exact site of where a diamond once existed. To my left was an interlocking tower. It burned to the ground shortly after I  made my home in the SW Forida area. This was one of two diamonds within the city limits about a mile from each other. There was a third diamond to the north about ten miles near the county line of Lee and Charlotte counties. DeLormes shows power lines on that ROW today.
   I'm in traffic on the SAL ROW. The street that takes an easy right was the ROW. That street of course is called Seaboard St.
The railroad directly in front of me was the ACL. 1904 ROW. SAL arrived in Ft. Myers
1926.
 
   Hope youall enjoyed this little journey back in time in SW Florida.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce

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Re: Seaboard Air Line History - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 05/03/06 at 21:56:30 - 'SAL_ROW_looking_sth.jpg' 115 KB

 
   This is a pic of the ROW of the SAL just west of the ACL/Seminole Gulf. I am looking south. The two rail lines ran next to each other in this manner in SW Florida for about fifteen miles.

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Family Cabs - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 23:51:04 - 'Picture_106.jpg' 143 KB
saw this in Bostic, NC Sunday.

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Re: SCL/LN Sightings - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 23:43:32 - 'Picture_115.jpg' 118 KB
This Clinchfield coal car is just about home in Bostic, NC

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Re: Family Bridges - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 23:34:00 - 'Picture_117.jpg' 199 KB
You can barely make out the Seaboard on this SAL bridge in Bostic NC. That's the Clinchfield underneath it.

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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 23:25:43 - 'Picture_133.jpg' 111 KB
They've repainted it, they took out the controls and they added the fecne but otherwise this is how it was back in 1984 when i used to pretend to be the engineer. Of course, I thought Southern was the only railroad as we lived behind the Charlotte SOU yards and Pinacoa was out of the way for us.

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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 23:07:38 - 'Picture_145.jpg' 112 KB
And this lovely lady is my dear friend Jenni, who was kind enough to join me on this excursion

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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 23:02:11 - 'Picture_144.jpg' 177 KB
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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 22:50:41 - 'Picture_139.jpg' 183 KB
this would be the tender, I'm guessing

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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 22:15:33 - 'Picture_138.jpg' 165 KB
Back in the 1980's, they used to have the controls set up here. I guess they had to take them out.

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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 22:06:54 - 'Picture_136.jpg' 186 KB
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Re: Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Cha - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 22:00:22 - 'Picture_135.jpg' 214 KB
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Gainesville Midland Steamer, Freedom Park, Charlot - By electro_soundwave on 05/02/06 at 21:57:51 - 'Picture_132.jpg' 154 KB
These are pics of this wonderful steam engine that is set up on display at Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC. I remember playing on this when I was a little kid.

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Re: Family Bridges - By electro_soundwave on 04/24/06 at 22:58:43 - '100_2464.jpg' 104 KB
Wow, I think that this plate makes it a C&WC bridge, originally.

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Re: Family Bridges - By electro_soundwave on 04/24/06 at 22:54:50 - '100_2461.jpg' 147 KB
This is on the ACL lead into Spartanburg on the way to the Clinchfield connection. This is above Hwy 221


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