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Re: A small mystery... - By YeOldeEnjine on 12/11/15 at 06:20:50 - 'critter01.jpg' 218 KB
I shot the "Critter" way back 1990 when I interviewed for a enginemen's position on the Queen Anne's

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The Internal Combustion Locomotive Co. - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/05/07 at 00:52:14 - 'MacPherson_Locomotive.jpg' 142 KB
Yes, thats the company name. They were in Wilmington, DE. They built this one around 1915. Anyone have more info about them?
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Whitcomb - By moocow on 06/10/07 at 22:51:26 - 'IMG_1458_whitcomb_2.jpg' 81 KB
I found this Whitcomb at Heston Steam Museum LaPorte Indiana, but i don't know any details about it

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Re: Vulcan. - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/15/07 at 06:47:40 - 'Vulcan_S2166.jpg' 285 KB
Here is another small one.  Wonder what it was used for.  Hmm  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By silver_champion on 02/08/07 at 15:40:16 - 'eddystone.jpg' 123 KB
In this picture is where Baldwin moved to Eddystone,Pa. just outside of Chester,Pa. Wal Mark is now on part of the lands here. The tall office building is still standing.

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By silver_champion on 02/08/07 at 15:38:17 - 'spring_garden_16.jpg' 84 KB
I go pass 16 & Spring Garden St. everyday. This picture you see part of the works here. On the right you can see the wall of the old US Mint, now  part of Philadelphia Community College.

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By SSW9389 on 02/07/07 at 19:53:41 - 'SCANNED_PHOTO_109_TEXAS_EXPORT_1004_TAK2.jpg' 62 KB
Texas Export #1004 is a VO1000. She was originally SSW #1009 then L&NW #43 then Georgetown #1004 and finally to Texas Export #1004. Photo by Terry Kirkland.  

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Vulcan - By Pyronova on 12/28/06 at 00:18:00 - 'Vulcan_25_CVR_Christmas_Train.jpg' 239 KB
BC Forest Discovery Centre, Duncan BC, Canada.
 
LINK URL
 
 
Christmas light tour........


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Re: Plymouth - By Coffee on 11/22/06 at 07:40:51 - 'IMG_2790.jpg' 67 KB
This engine and others can be found at the Plymouth Loco facility in Shiloh, Ohio. When the original Plymouth facility closed down years ago, working at the plant were 3-4 men who decided to open a small repair facility in Shiloh. Even though they are close to the CSX /Conrail tracks, they truck all the engines in and out of the facility. That's why you see no rails in their 'yard'.

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Re: Plymouth - By Coffee on 11/22/06 at 07:40:03 - 'IMG_2788.jpg' 69 KB
This is not the same engine but an example of their work after its all said and done.

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Re: Plymouth - By Coffee on 11/22/06 at 07:36:16 - 'IMG_2787.jpg' 99 KB
Earlier this year a friend sent some shots out of a facility rebuilding Plymouth engines. Photos and info courtesy of Tom Boylan. A typical rebuild candidate

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Re: Plymouth Switcher on Ebay - By Coffee on 09/23/06 at 13:16:36 - '54_12.jpg' 38 KB
No where near the reserve he was asking for. I would think that ebay would not be the best way to sell this engine.
 
Some info included
 
"This is a very user-friendly, good running, locomotive which can be utilized in various industries including mining, chemical, steel and various rail facility operations.  The locomotive is in very good running condition and is ready for regular use.
 
Since acquiring the locomotive, use has been light and infrequent. Occasionally it was used for moving one or two loaded bulk railcars over our bulk materials receiving pit.    I have always taken good care of the locomotive and it has always been kept inside my plant. There have been no recalls or any mechanical adjustments needed outside of regular maintenance. "


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Plymouth Switcher on Ebay - By Coffee on 09/23/06 at 13:08:29 - 'f0_12.jpg' 37 KB
'Honey, let me buy the engine and your mother can move in with us."  
 
I'd be willing to go that far. Could you imagine having this to tool around in just for kicks and giggles, if you had the rail to do it on . There's abandoned NYC trackage not more than a mile away from me, probably a few miles long that takes off from the Chicago-Buffalo CSX line north to Lake Erie. I'd be riding all day...
 
LINK URL

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Vulcan - By Pyronova on 07/04/06 at 03:36:08 - 'Vulcan_Switcher.jpg' 276 KB
And a Switcher with a Flat-Head unknown V-8 for power.
 
LINK URL
 


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Re: Vulcan. - By dansapo on 03/27/06 at 12:39:47 - 'Last_run.jpg' 239 KB
Here's a scanned photo from the "Shortlines of Central New York"(CNYNRHS book)This photo was M&OL last run into Martisco. Dan S.

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Re: Vulcan. - By moocow on 02/16/06 at 20:32:14 - '40.jpg' 92 KB
I took this picture in the late 1970s shows Narragansett Pier Vulcan 40

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Re: Vulcan. - By moocow on 02/16/06 at 20:33:48 - 'nprr_40-2.jpg' 37 KB
here a shot of the builder's plate NPRR 40

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Re: Vulcan. - By moocow on 02/16/06 at 20:32:14 - 'np_rr_40.jpg' 55 KB
I took this picture in the late 1970s shows Narragansett Pier Vulcan 40

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Re: Whitcomb - By moocow on 02/08/06 at 11:49:39 - 'whitcomb-2.jpg' 58 KB
this 2 foot gauge Whitcomb diesel belonged to John N Flagg Jr, a Massachusetts contractor, and is now being used (i think) at Edaville in South Carver MA.  When the picture was taken the cab was being raised and running boards added.  At some time it had been repowered, and the weight shifted forward so the machine was sitting at an awkward angle and the front footboards would snag on the track.  It was not popular with operating crews (they called it the Whitcrumb) as it was extremely noisy and difficult to shift.

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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By Teen_NS_fan on 01/29/06 at 12:51:12 - 'IMGP1069.jpg' 104 KB
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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By Teen_NS_fan on 01/29/06 at 12:50:22 - 'IMGP1068.jpg' 93 KB
About to couple to a caboose that needed to be moved to the other end of the property.

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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By Teen_NS_fan on 01/29/06 at 12:49:06 - 'IMGP1065.jpg' 94 KB
Some shots I have of H-12-44 #1860 at the NCTM yesterday.
 
               While Southern E8 #6900 was handling the passenger train, 1860 handled the switching duties.
 
               Here she is (from the passenger train) backing onto the turntable.

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 01/27/06 at 20:05:40 - 'bug_16-2.jpg' 62 KB
some of the infor didn't come through, but if you compare this to the photos you should be able to figure it out

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 01/27/06 at 20:03:11 - 'bug_16-1.jpg' 83 KB
the bug
Plymouth cn unknown
gasoline engine
 
I don't have 16 in front of me at the moment so i worked this up from memory and a similar machine which i have in my posession
 
wheelbase is 39 inches and yes the wheels should be  centered

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H. K. Porter - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/22/06 at 21:52:58 - 'Ex_U.S._Navy_45_ton_Porter_S15380.jpg' 142 KB
Some times these get mistaken for GEs.  This 45 ton unit was built for the U.S. Navy in October of 1943.  According to The Vintage Generation in issue #67 of The Railroad Press only four 45 ton Porters are in operation.  This one is at The South Carolina Railroad Museum.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Vulcan. - By moocow on 01/22/06 at 16:02:34 - 'nprr_2.jpg' 24 KB
this photo shows the last run of the Narragansett Pier Railroad in the mid 1980s
the lead unit is a familiar GE 44T but the trailing unit is a rare Vulvan 65T built in 1943 as CN 4399.  It was acquired by the NPRR in 1963 from the Portsmouth Navy Yard and remained in service to the end of the NPRR.  It was rated at 420 HP.  Sorry its not in color and its not a close up, i'm still looking  
 
moo

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 01/12/06 at 14:17:23 - 'spreading_ballast.jpg' 63 KB
while looking for a picture of a Vulcan, i came upon this shot of Edaville 16, a 5 ton Plymouth, working the ballast train.
 
we'd fill the hoppers, push up past where the ballast was to be spread, then put 16 in low speed reverse, as the spreaders went past we'd trip the doors with a shovel, then shovel the excess to the outsides

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Re: Whitcomb - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/09/06 at 20:36:35 - 'Cass_Scenic_20_P.jpg' 122 KB
This is not an "early GE 44 tonner".  In fact it's a less powerful GE 45-tonner.  The 44-tonner had two 200hp engines and four traction motors.  The 45-tonners had two 150hp engines and two traction motors.  Some used side rods to transfer the power to the other axle and some used chains.  Here is one that has it's hoods intact.
CHESSIEMIKE


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Re: Whitcomb - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 01/08/06 at 20:54:20 - 'Side_rod_critter.jpg' 51 KB
  Guys,
 
   I'm not sure which builder this is. I took this photo about twenty five years ago in the bone valley of Florida. It belonged to on of the many, at that time, independant phasphate operations in that area of Fl.  
   Help me out, what is it ? I know its not steam,but it does have side rods, so its interesting to me.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 01/07/06 at 23:31:09 - 'old_edaville_16_plymouth.jpg' 75 KB
one more lil tyke a 2 foot plymouth at work on the ballast train at edaville

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 01/07/06 at 23:27:22 - 'herd.jpg' 58 KB
well, here's a whole herd of Plymouth 5 ton gas locomotive just waiting for the day they'll be called back to service, I'm told they came from the Army Ammunition Plant at Baraboo Wisconsin, and are now in storage at Cape Vincent, NY.  They have since been moved under cover

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Re: Whitcomb - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/02/06 at 21:42:01 - 'Maryland_Midland_102_S4573.jpg' 82 KB
Did you know that the Maryland Midland had an ExU.S. Army 65 ton Whitcomb?
It was #102 and here it is in the shops back in 1988.
I wonder what ever happened to it. Hmm
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Plymouth - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/01/06 at 08:29:51 - 'Plymouth_at_Bealton_VA_P.jpg' 134 KB
Seems to me there are more Plymouths that could use help than there are Plymouths that have gotten help.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Plymouth - By Coffee on 12/30/05 at 07:10:18 - 'mars_plymouth1.jpg' 75 KB
Looks like the station was receiving some TLC. That was 4 years ago and I wonder what both look like now.

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Re: Plymouth - By Coffee on 12/30/05 at 07:07:54 - 'mars_station.jpg' 74 KB
Located at a former B&O station

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Re: Plymouth - By Coffee on 12/30/05 at 07:06:32 - 'mars_plymouth.jpg' 59 KB
Here's one in need of some TLC. I came across it in Mars, PA, north of Pittsburgh.

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Re: Whitcomb - By Coffee on 12/30/05 at 07:02:21 - 'whitcomb1.jpg' 195 KB
If I can find the museum's brochure, I'll post it's history, if it has one.

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Re: Whitcomb - By Coffee on 12/30/05 at 07:01:11 - 'whitcomb.jpg' 228 KB
One I recently came across at the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, PA, just east of Erie.

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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By SSW9389 on 12/28/05 at 11:57:34 - 'OHCR1852.jpg' 142 KB
Here is the other FM from the NC Port Railway now on the Ohio Central. Seen here in this July 30, 2004 view at Dennison, OH during Railfest 2004.

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By SSW9389 on 12/28/05 at 11:47:21 - 'DallasVO1000.jpg' 239 KB
Here is the front end of a VO1000 at the Age of Steam Museum in Dallas, TEXAS. The unit is in primer, does anyone know if it has been painted? Photo from 6/04.


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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By CHESSIEMIKE on 12/24/05 at 15:02:48 - 'NCStL_36_builders_plate_S6607.jpg' 75 KB
And here is it's builders plate.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By CHESSIEMIKE on 12/24/05 at 15:00:02 - 'NCStL_36_S6607.jpg' 127 KB
Here is an example of a Baldwin VO1000 that was built in 1943.  Unit was on the Tennessee Valley Railroad in 1991 when the photo was taken.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 12/22/05 at 23:56:24 - 'IMG_0526.jpg' 45 KB
here is one of 5970's stablemates
 
another Plymouth class of 1979  ex Carpenter Technologies, Cranberry Belt Corp Edaville and now appearing at the Mohawk Valley Line
 
24 inch gauge, model DDT 15 tons and now
 
sporting a snowplow for those snow belt winters

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By CHESSIEMIKE on 12/21/05 at 22:15:24 - 'US_Army_4034_Builders_Plate_S6509.jpg' 60 KB
2nd we have the rebuilders plate to US Army #4034, a RS-4-TC-1A as they were called after the rebuild.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Plymouth - By moocow on 12/21/05 at 22:12:51 - 'IMG_0115_409x307.jpg' 40 KB
here is my favorite Plymouth
 
c/n 5970
 
24" gauge, type 6, model DDT, 12 ton, diesel power Detroit model 471
 
delivered in 1956 to Carpenter Steel, Reading PA; currently operating on the Mohawk Valley Line, Erie Canal Village Rome NY

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Re: Baldwin Locomotive works - By CHESSIEMIKE on 12/21/05 at 22:12:00 - 'US_Army_1265_RS-4-TC_Builders_Plate_S1270.jpg' 123 KB
Maybe these will help.  1st, builders plate to US Army #1265, a RS-4-TC
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By toddsyr on 12/21/05 at 16:53:57 - 'BMH_1860_H1244_SPENCER_NC_SEP_30_04.jpg' 78 KB
Apparently they had at least one. Photo and text from:
 
LINK URL
 
"Beaufort and Morehead 1860 now toils at the NC Transportation Museum  
Location : Spencer, N.C."
 
 


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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By toddsyr on 12/21/05 at 02:41:15 - 'DLW_1854_TRAINMASTER_BINGHAMTON_NY_NOV_21_60.jpg' 53 KB
Nice paint scheme! Any idea what the lettering abbreviation means? F-M products seem to have that unique look to them that speaks first generation, yet show a definite modern look for their time. More than any other builder, at least to me anyhow. My favorite will always be the Trainmaster, especially in Lackawanna or EL paint!  
 
"In what was reportedly the last run of the Train Master diesels on the east end of the EL system, H24-66's 1855 and 1850 lead a train east up the steep grade at Great Notch, NJ in the winter of 1968. When the units arrived at Croxton, they were shut down, and later that summer were sent to Striegel Supply in Baltimore for "disposition." Clip shot by Frank Etzel.
Video can be seen here:
 
LINK URL
 
There's a few vids there with Trainmasters in them. The above description is for the file named el-h2466.avi. For those who don't want to wait to download video, here's a nice string of Trainmasters in Binghamton, NY on November 21, 1960. They are led by ex DLW 1851 which is shown re-numbered, but in original paint. Larry Berger photo from:
 
 
LINK URL

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Re: Whitcomb - By JasonU on 12/19/05 at 20:34:18 - 'USAX_1258.jpg' 168 KB
Here is a RS4TC that still has the Whitcomb engine in it.  
 
Linked Image: http://forums.railfan.net/Images//MinorityBuilders/USAX_1258.jpg

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Re: Fairbanks Morse - By JasonU on 12/19/05 at 17:57:42 - 'FM_1860comingpastflueshop.jpg' 51 KB


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Fairbanks Morse - By JasonU on 12/19/05 at 17:45:15 - 'FM1860AtBarberJunction.jpg' 54 KB
Discuss Fairbanks Morse here!
 
Shown below is a H12-44 that once worked for the NC port railway, now owned by the NCTM, it powers several trains around the museum grounds.
 
Specs for the 1860
 
Builder: Fairbanks, Morse & Co
Year Built: N/A at this time
Model: H12-44  
Horsepower: 1200 h.p.
Fuel: diesel petroleum
Weight: 246,000 pounds
Tractive effort: 61,500 pounds  
Lube oil capacity: 250 gal.  
Fuel oil capacity: 750 gal.
Cooling water capacity: 135 gal.  
Length over pulling faces: 48'10"
Wheel diameter: 40"
Height over horns: 14'6"
Engine model: 38D8 2 cycle, opposed piston, 6 cyl. 8 1/8" bore.
Main generator: 481-G
Geared: 68:14
Maximum Speed: 60MPH
Brakes: 6-BL



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