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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #120 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:24pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 11:13pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Don't remind me of how long ago that was, please. I rolled into Dearborn on the Texas Chief the next year, a freshly minted Second Lieutenant of Ordnance on the way to Aberdeen Proving Ground for OBC. 46 years ago. Golly.

 
Clyde:
 
I hear ya, pal!
 
Yours truly was then attending parachoial school (3rd grade!), frequenting the E-L and CNJ terminals in Hoboken and Jersey City, looking to buy more HO passenger equipment, and eagerly awaiting the next issue of TRAINS.
 
Aahhhhh, it's all so long ago now.......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #121 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:30pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 11:17pm, Norm_Anderson wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
For my friends, Vern and HFM
 
 
(ahem . . .)
 
The U.S. Mails, they have to go
 
From Hoboken to Buffalo.
 
Before we bade the mails "Good Night,"
 
They sure made quite an anthra-sight . . .

 
 
Sorry . . .
 
Norm

 
Norm:
 
BRAVO! BRAVO!
 
Sheer poetry!
 
For your further reading pleasure......
 
SAYS PHOEBE SNOW
 
WHO CANNOT GO
 
UPON HER TRIP TO BUFFALO
 
THERE'S NO SIGNAL LIGHT
 
NOR COACHES BRIGHT
 
UPON MY ROAD OF ANTHRACITE
 
Aaaahhh, progress.................
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #122 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:34pm »
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MISS PHOEBE SNOW
 
NO MORE CAN GO
 
UPON A TRIP TO BUFFALO
 
HER GOWN SAYS WHITE
 
FROM MORN 'TILL NIGHT
 
BUT THERE'S NO 'MO ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #123 on: May 15th, 2012, 12:27am »
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HELLO, HELLO, CRIES PHOEBE SNOW
 
THE MILK AND MAIL ARE ON THE GO
 
MAILS DOTH GET THRU'
 
MILK FRESH AS DEW
 
OF COURSE! IT'S ROAD OF ANTHRACITE!
 
See.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1451bgd.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #124 on: May 15th, 2012, 12:37am »
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Miss Snow herself would be proud as a peacock, if she were asked to pose alongside this truly magnificent machine at Hoboken!
 
Now, THIS is a LOCOMOTIVE, folks!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1450agd.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #125 on: May 15th, 2012, 1:07am »
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Though unidentified or dated, this vintage ERIE scene is indeed a classic image of American railroading during the Age of Steam.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie-s2721o.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #126 on: May 15th, 2012, 1:16am »
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Recalling the days when head-end cars could also be found on suburban trains; this ERIE train was snapped at Ridgewood, NJ, in 1939.
 
Look closely to spot the STILLWELL combo (2nd car).......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie-s2546jza.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #127 on: May 15th, 2012, 1:27am »
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Note milk tank car, just behind the engine (ERIE terminal at Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City)
 
This type were also commonplace on the DL&W........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie-s2750abd.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #128 on: May 15th, 2012, 1:53am »
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Anoher classic ERIE steam-era scene (undated) that wonderfully captures the colorful era of head-end equipment.
 
First car is wood; last car might be a STILLWELL.
 
Note stovepipe on this last car, which would indicate car is a "rider" used for crews, and stripped of its steam lines and heating equipment.
 
"Rider" STILLWELLS  were still commonplace in the 60's, used on both pure mail/express trains, and fast freights.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie-s2746lba.jpg
 
See also (STILLWELL rider at Dearborn Station, 1966):
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/pax/erie-r21.jpg


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Norm_Anderson
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« Reply #129 on: May 15th, 2012, 8:33am »
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on May 15th, 2012, 12:37am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Miss Snow herself would be proud as a peacock, if she were asked to pose alongside this truly magnificent machine at Hoboken!
 
Now, THIS is a LOCOMOTIVE, folks!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1450agd.jpg

 
 
Wow, I can smell the fresh paint ! !  
 
Looks like she's got about 135 actual miles on her . . .
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #130 on: May 15th, 2012, 8:49am »
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on May 14th, 2012, 11:04pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Lock Haven, PA, (PRR), 1957.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr5882s.jpg

HFM -  
 
This one, I had to look several times! See the PRR History. LOCK HAVEN a local point on PRR leased carrier, NORTHERN CENTRAL.  
The NCRR route provided service, Baltimore - York - Harrisburg - Sunbury (Selinsgrove) - Williamsport - Lock Haven - Buffalo.
 
PRR 5882 vaguely recalled as an old acquaintance. Part of a small Baltimore based group, which carried Liberty Limited, the Buffalo work,  
and some other assignments.
 
LOCK HAVEN uniquely on the Buffalo run. Much of the line above Lock Haven seemed more a country trolley, yet it was good for coal  
moves. All explained in a fine GREENBERG Pub. book about NORTHERN CENTRAL...
 
........................Vern......................


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« Reply #131 on: May 15th, 2012, 8:56am »
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on May 15th, 2012, 12:37am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Miss Snow herself would be proud as a peacock, if she were asked to pose alongside this truly magnificent machine at Hoboken!
 
Now, THIS is a LOCOMOTIVE, folks!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1450agd.jpg

HFM -  
 
On this one, best run, not walk, to some more info on 1450! From appearances, it a "three cylinder" locomotive.  
In addition, the wide firebox, especially seen on RDG and CNJ power.  
 
This locomotive, though, tells the old DLW wasn't about to be bothered by serious grades in and out of Scranton!
 
......................Vern.....................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #132 on: May 15th, 2012, 9:59am »
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on May 15th, 2012, 8:56am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

HFM -  
 
On this one, best run, not walk, to some more info on 1450! From appearances, it a "three cylinder" locomotive.  
In addition, the wide firebox, especially seen on RDG and CNJ power.  
 
This locomotive, though, tells the old DLW wasn't about to be bothered by serious grades in and out of Scranton!
 
......................Vern.....................

 
 
Vern/Norm/All:
 
Told ya she was a real show-stopper!
 
Dang drop-dead GORGEOUS!
 
Consulted copy of "LACKAWANNA SUPERPOWER", by Robert A. LeMassena, and this same photo graces page #27!
 
Caption tells us (engine was being prepped for her first trip with the LACKAWANNA LIMITED):
 
".........this was the railroad's newest (1930) and most powerful locomotive for mainline passenger service over the Pocono Mountains betweeen Hoboken and Scranton. The Gresley valve gear for the center cylinder was mounted on the engine's frame ahead of the cylinders......."
 
Let it never be said that Miss Snow's road ever lacked for powerful, imposing engines!
 
"H.F.M."
 


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #133 on: May 15th, 2012, 10:08am »
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Scranton, circa-1950
 
Note baggage car sporting then-new DL&W passenger colors.........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1648amf.jpg


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« Reply #134 on: May 15th, 2012, 10:19am »
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on May 15th, 2012, 10:08am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Scranton, circa-1950
 
Note baggage car sporting then-new DL&W passenger colors.........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1648amf.jpg

HFM -  
 
Do note the locomotive an even newer "POCONO" 4-8-4 type. These were legendary, and see your book!  
Recall, ATSF and others had these as "first of the line" power. (ROCK ISLAND ones were most effective.)
 
.......................Vern.....................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #135 on: May 15th, 2012, 10:22am »
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Washington, NJ, 1953.....the twilight of seam on the DL&W.
 
Milk, newspapers, and express were common commodities on this line for decades.
 
IMHO, I think that this timeless photo truly epitomizes the chest-swelling, button-popping pride that so characterized "The Route of Phoebe Snow".
 
This was RAILROADING, my friends.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw-s1131agd.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #136 on: May 15th, 2012, 10:29am »
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Vern......
 
Off topic, yes, but felt compelled to share the following......<G>
 
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/northern/?page=dlw


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #137 on: May 15th, 2012, 11:01am »
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A typical DL&W milk train near Binghamton, NY, 1937.
 
#1189 later became B&M #3696.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/dlw1189.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #138 on: May 15th, 2012, 12:26pm »
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Sterlington, NY (ERIE), 1940's.
 
I've always regarded the Stillwell combos as delightfully "quirky" vehicles; these ancient cars lasted into the E-L era, thankfully, so I do have memories of them.
 
Note car is being run with the baggage compartment to the rear; the CNJ (pre-ALDENE) also followed this practice on many trains with their combines......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie-s2509ajz.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #139 on: May 15th, 2012, 12:34pm »
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As is obvious from the stovepipe poking from the roof, this Stillwell has been retired from passenger service, and relegated to rider car-status.
 
Buffalo, NY, 1967............
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/pax/el-r27aps.jpg


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