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« Reply #20 on: Nov 16th, 2010, 9:29pm »
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* Here 3 Aristo Craft 0-8-0s peek out of the Kirby roundhouse. I had this roundhouse and Kirby turntable put on a seperate board just to move around to different places and take photos of different equipment. My son asked for it to place around his turntable and use. Well he's my boy so it is now his.  
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 23rd, 2010, 4:38pm »
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A pair of NYC Drifuss hudsons at coaling tower

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« Reply #22 on: Nov 24th, 2010, 10:07am »
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Toptrain:
 
Those Dreyfuss Hudsons are very nice...and so is the FM H10-44 right next to the roundhouse!
 


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« Reply #23 on: Nov 25th, 2010, 4:50pm »
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Alen ; Glade you like them. I know that since you picked the FM out, you know it is a Walters. Right now a pair of them is on the layout. I have a few of the old Hobbyline H10-44's. They are not as nice as the Walters ones, but still very useable. Keep in touch.  
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 26th, 2010, 12:57pm »
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Frank:
 
I grew up two blocks away from the east side of the Milwaukee Road's Bensenville yard in suburban Chicago.  I used to walk down to the tracks, camera in hand when I was old enough, and watch those H10/12-44s and H16-44s switch the yard.  
 
Before I had a camera, I used to see the MILW's C-Liners taking transfer runs out of the yard.  Those are the photos I wish I had!
 
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 27th, 2010, 1:59pm »
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Where i Live as a kid in Bayonne 3 blocks away was a overpass foot bridge. it crossed the 4 track main line of the CNJ. These tracks were shared  the READING and B&O. I dont even know if my family then had a camera.
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Just for you, Frank. I stayed up till 3:15 a.m. getting the engine bay and track laid on the workbench test track layout. LA&L 420 in the shop with ARR 3015 alongside.

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« Reply #27 on: Nov 30th, 2010, 8:08am »
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I have that same Alaska RR unit for my railroad.  It does look out of place surrounded by my anthracite railroad units, but what the heck, the price was right.
 
My "story" for it is the the repair shops at Mountaintop won the contract to rebuild it.
Now it has a veneer of plausibility to it, despite its improbability.
 
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 30th, 2010, 9:54pm »
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The Alaska Railroad does almost all their work in-house, due to the isolation of their system, everything from traction motor rebuilds to custom metal fabrication. The one thing they lack is a paint booth, so when units are due for a dip, they are sent stateside. Horicon, WI and Boise, ID are some of the shops units have been sent to for contract repainting. Progress Rail Services in East St Louis had an older GP on the property for awhile too, as I recall. Seeing one of those units at a major locomotive facility wouldn't be out of the question.
 
The four ARR GP40-2's I own were "purchased used" for the Penn York Road and will be stenciled, similar to what most frugal railroads do. The federal black-and-gold and 80's schemes are pretty sweet, and I can't see painting them over. More shots "from the shop" as I find time...  


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on Nov 30th, 2010, 5:01am, Lfire83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just for you, Frank. I stayed up till 3:15 a.m. getting the engine bay and track laid on the workbench test track layout. LA&L 420 in the shop with ARR 3015 alongside.

 
* A good clear photo !
* Now your layout next to mine is highly detailed. You have ballast on the tracks. I do track work. Wiring. Then place buildings around. Last I run my trains.
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 The old timers take over. This time of year my early steam fill the layout. I have to only run my passenger trains because the demands of the little people must be met. Freight will be started after the new year. I will be very bussy with just the passenger trains.
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more old trains

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And more Oldies

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And more Old timers

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* Old Fox River #12, a 4-6-0, sit's on a sideing by north end yard entrance.
 


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Directly behind Fox River #12 is ANNA RR, #7, a cab foward switcher.

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I gotta say Frank, that #7 is a cool little steamer!
 
LA&L 420 in the barn, LA&L 424 and WNY&P 421 with a yard local. New switch to the left ready to install.
 


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« Reply #37 on: Dec 19th, 2010, 12:43pm »
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L-fire ;
  Yep Ol' #7 got some personality. A converted ( Rivarossi) docksider. Not just a oil burner, but a cab foward.  
  That is a nice clean paint skeem on those alco's
  OK, you have me in suspence ! Show me the yard.  
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There is no yard, just a passing siding with two industries. It was built as a workbench test track to check curve clearances and coupler adjustments on equipment for the Penn York Road, but I have some more turnouts laid out now for a small yard, "interchange" track, and a few more industries so I can have something to entertain me for an hour or so.  I will post pics when I get to laying the new tracks down. Most of the current work has been centered on the module layout (with it's 12 track, 52 foot long yard   ) and the first mods for the harbor branch are being retrofitted from existing mods I built several years ago.

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  Here is another view my Holiday time locomotive service area.
* Yep ! More Old Timers.


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