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« Reply #180 on: Jan 23rd, 2016, 7:39am »
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** A second view of the same area from a different direction shows a few more locos out in front of the roundhouse doors.


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« Reply #181 on: Aug 15th, 2016, 6:40pm »
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* Well it is time for another of my service area photos. Here is todays.  
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« Reply #182 on: Aug 15th, 2016, 7:23pm »
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 * Looking at the photo to tell you what I see around the service area is. Closest track, left hand side is a Pennsy A5 0-4-0 switcher. Made by HObbyline around 1956. It has a plastic body. Behind it is a Pennsy B6 0-6-0 switcher. Made by Gilbert it is their #155. This is the first of this type loco made by them. 5 other of this type will follow 433, 31004, 31019, 31031, and last 31036. Behind that is the standard Mantua/Tyco 0-6-0 switcher. This one uses plastic bodies an metal frames. You can tell by the three domes. If there were only 2 the boiler would also be made of metal. A little operating hand car is last. Made by Bachmann.
* Next track from the left. First a blue 4-6-0 loco named the Royal Blue made by New one of Japan and sold by Aristo-Craft. A 1950's model train. Behind it is a 0-4-0c Mantua Camelback. Made from the 1990 to today. Plastic and metal in construction.
*  Next track from the left. A unique little loco made of all metal. Built by New one of Japan. But unlike the Royal Blue, not sold by Aristo-Craft, but a company named SILVINE. Later on a plastic version of this loco would be sold for a long time by life like. Behind this is another Gilbert 0-6-0 switcher PRR #433. Behind this is another Mantua Camelback 0-4-0c switcher. This one much older than the previous listed loco here in this topic. This one is all metal. Of brass and cast metal construction. Made post war to the late 1950's Behind that is another Plastic and cast metal Mantua 0-4-0c camelback like the first one spoke of here.
* I will combine the last 2 tracks here. First a Black, tuscan, silver and Russian Iron colored 4-4-0c camelback. One of my pride and joys. A one of a kind, for this loco is a scratch built body on a available locomotive drive. Here in Railfan forums are much better photos of it and a full step by step on how I built it. Last loco is a B&O 0-6-0t side tanker made by Mantua. It is all metal made from 1958 or so to the 1990's. that is all the locos you can see in this photo.
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« Reply #183 on: Nov 24th, 2016, 1:46pm »
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It is Thanksgiving Day. Nothing is moving except for Passenger trains bringing people home to their families. The locomotive service area has no activity except for the Hostlers moving locomotives around for work to be done on Monday. A B&O passenger train is expected to pass soon.  
* Erie Mike 505 is coaling for a late Sunday freight.
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** A look at the service area shows a pair of very different F7A locomotives. The Canadian Pacific is a Mantua, and the Southern Pacific is a Athearn. A Marx NYC switcher is behind them and further back is a old Athearn GP7 renamed ANNA from Santa Fe.  A good assortment of power and American manufactures.
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In the service area today are a Tyco Shark-nose leaving the turntable. A Athearn GP7 in renamed Santa-Fe colors, with a Marx NYC 0-4-0 behind.
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