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« Reply #60 on: Sep 19th, 2011, 9:22am »
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 Here are 3 locos. furthest to nearest. MARX F3 ATSF, MARX GP-7 MONON, Atheran GP-7 CNJ. ON storage tracks. Also peaking out on a flat is "Der Adler"
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« Reply #61 on: Oct 1st, 2011, 1:48pm »
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The ANNA Railroad geeps all service await the next call. You can see one, the one on the track with the caboose, has not been changes to the ANNA RR. I will keep its Santa-Fe heritage as stock to mix with the ANNA and other GPs. To spice up the photos.
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« Reply #62 on: Oct 21st, 2011, 6:27pm »
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.* Today I travel not just a distance in miles but time. Back to when the New York Society of Model Engineers had club night. Members of other clubs were able to bring some of their equipment over to the NYSofME layout and have it run there, on their layout. A once a year thing that was always nice to do.
* Three of my locomotives are seen here. A CNJ C-44-9, A PRR AEM 103, and a CNJ E60CP. These are some of my imaginary what if locomotives. The first are seen on turntable storage tracks awaiting their turn to the turn table. The CNJ E60CP is forward and center on a ready track awaiting dispaching.
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« Reply #63 on: Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:22am »
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* A decapod is entering a storage track from the turntable. A German decapod, and a PRR J1 sit on adjacent  tracks.
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« Reply #64 on: Nov 19th, 2011, 6:47pm »
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My camelbacks, 11, fill the storage tracks at the Frankford Roundhouse. 8 are Mantua-Tyco. 2 4-6-2c's, 1 2-8-2c, 1 4-6-0c kitbashed,and 2 old cast and brass Reading 0-4-0c's. A CNJ 0-6-0c, and 2 Reading 0-4-0c's. 2 brass, a CNJ 4-6-0c, and Reading 2-8-0c, and 1 IHC a 2-6-0c.
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« Reply #65 on: Nov 20th, 2011, 8:05pm »
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Oh Toptrain, just add some coal smoke and a hostler walking around tending the locos.....

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« Reply #66 on: Nov 23rd, 2011, 5:46pm »
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* Ok Alan : What is a hostler ?
 
* Here is a busy seen. It has a CNJ blue Comet Loco entering the turntable at Frankford Roundhouse.
 


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« Reply #67 on: Nov 23rd, 2011, 10:24pm »
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Toptrain:
 
In the steam era, hostlers were responsible for moving locos in and out of the roundhouse, turning them if needed on the turntable or wye, and making sure that the locos on the ready track stayed hot and ready for the next train.  They'd have to go and phyiscally check the water level and that the fires were still banked, but hot.  I imagine thet also did other things, too.
 
Depending on the railroad, terminal situation and possibly union contracts, hostlers may also be responsible for taking locos that had just brought trains in to the service area.  They'd have dumped the fire, cleaned the ashpan, loaded the coal and sand, etc.
 
Imagine having to check the ready tracks at a place like Altoona or Roanoke back in the day!  
 
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« Reply #68 on: Nov 29th, 2011, 10:24pm »
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Alan, Those were busy service areas. Must of been a bunch of them there. You know those HO-stlers.
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« Reply #69 on: Dec 8th, 2011, 12:05pm »
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A Lehigh Valley Pacific Camelback on the Frankford turntable. This isn't a stock Mantua camelback. Details have been changed here. There is a new pilot. A new Coo-Coo Clock style head light. New water ejectors with piping. New compressors with piping. Also the paint and lettering.
* To the Lehigh Valley, #2004 is a very special locomotive. It is the classy power that pulls the Black Diamond.
 


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« Reply #70 on: Dec 8th, 2011, 2:31pm »
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Nice,  
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* A Mogul Camelback sits on the turntable. A canadate for a new cab and repaint.  
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« Reply #72 on: Dec 19th, 2011, 12:48pm »
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Five little Camelbacks sitin in a row,
  All are serviced and ready to go.
     Waiting to be steamed up,  
      then sent on there way.
   For they were made for work,
           and not for play.

 


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Here is the view of the Camelbacks to the left of these smaller camelbacks.
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« Reply #74 on: Jan 21st, 2012, 12:42pm »
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Wow for the craftsmanship and the fact that you can fit them all on the service tracks!

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« Reply #75 on: Jan 31st, 2012, 10:41am »
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* What craftsmanship?  My modeling is the bare necessities. My layout just meant for running trains in a loop, and having places for photos. Not much layout detail here. Kinda like the real ones. Fill in all the spaces with useful track and buildings. Get as much built and in place on existing acreage. Land is valuable
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* A different view of the Frankford Roundhouse Area .
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A Lehigh Valley Class N1 Mike rides the Turntable.
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Lehigh Valley N1 232 on turntable.
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* Here is a photo of my Philadelphia and Reading , Reading class, C1s,  
4-4-4 exiting turntable for service after a run. This loco has been extensively rebuilt from a Mantua P7 4-4-2. A collector loco no one messes with. I have back dated it to its original C1 4-4-4 Reading type. I don't think to many people can say they have one on their layout because it has never been made by anyone else. Along side to the left is a Silvine 0-4-0t. A Teakettle. It is a all diecast locomotive with a vertical shaft motor. It is made in Japan for Silvine and has the Manufactures name on the bottom drive retainer plate, " New One". This locomotive is not a switcher but is a Passenger locomotive made to be used in local service. It has a nice Cow catcher mounted on its front pilot and is always assigned with either 2 passenger cars, or when used in early morning runs a insulated baggage car, and a combine for milk and mail trains.  
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