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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #200 on: May 17th, 2012, 1:29am »
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Who would suspect that "head end" equipment was part of this futuristic vehicle?
 
No need here for the mundane, workaday, ragtag collection of the usual equipment!<G>
 
Hey, the mails must get through!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-zephyrus.jpg


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Norm_Anderson
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« Reply #201 on: May 17th, 2012, 1:33am »
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on May 17th, 2012, 1:05am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
"THE BEAST AMONGST US".........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk90215mra.jpg
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk90215mrb.jpg

 
 
I beileve there are/were several of these beasties-- I've heard them called "AmBags."  But, now, a Google search for "ambag" turns up a bunch of hits for the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments.
 
At any rate, especially in push-mode, you can't get much more "head-end" than this!
 
 
Regards,
 
norm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #202 on: May 17th, 2012, 1:37am »
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Who ever thought that "head-end" business could look so danged stylish?<G>
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/cbq9908.jpg
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/cbq9900c.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #203 on: May 17th, 2012, 1:40am »
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Another view.....
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/cbq9908a.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #204 on: May 17th, 2012, 1:46am »
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Yep, leave it to BUDD to design and built "head-end" equipment that literally "does it all".....<G>
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/buddRDC4.jpg
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_bo1961.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #205 on: May 17th, 2012, 2:07am »
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Fearsome, futuristic ancestor to the "AmBag"........
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/upM10000b.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #206 on: May 17th, 2012, 2:21am »
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Must mention IC's awe-inspiring "GREEN DIAMOND"......carrying the mails (and passengers) in stylish, moderne comfort.....
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Diamond


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #207 on: May 17th, 2012, 2:27am »
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Forgotten remnants of an ancient, once-vast empire (Easton, PA).....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/lv/lv-easrea-aca.jpg


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #208 on: May 17th, 2012, 7:06am »
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on May 16th, 2012, 6:10pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
No info given for this 1950's-era ERIE photo; the advertisements on the plaforms suggest  a commuter stop in suburban territory......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie853w.jpg

HFM -  
 
Long shot, guess and conjecture OK here? We have the other photos up, documenting ERIE 853 with probable domicile in Ohio?  
So, this photo may show the one daily commute, running in and out of Cleveland? I wasn't there, and don't claim to know for fact...
 
.......................Vern.....................


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« Reply #209 on: May 17th, 2012, 9:19am »
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" 'course, in 2010, Amtrak was reading from the same book . . ."
 
Not sure I am following you on this... the MILW doodlebug was powered while Amtrak's NPCUs (Non-Powered Cab Unit is not).
 
Related items include a single engine - generator set for the MoPac's and the CRIP EA, both with a baggage - express compartment in place of the second prime mover, both of which later were rebuilt with two sets of engine-generators like their brethren...
http://condrenrails.com/MRP/MemphisUnionStation/images/MP7100-Delta-Eagle.jpg
http://condrenrails.com/MRP/MemphisUnionStation/images/MP7100-Delta-Eagle-3.jpg
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/45505
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/46519
 
My favorite... the GM&O's streamlined doodlebugs...
http://www.railroadheritage.org/ImageStorage/Img--00002794.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/gmn_rebel0.jpg
 
Now if I could figure out how to model one of these... oh, boy...


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« Reply #210 on: May 17th, 2012, 9:40am »
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on May 17th, 2012, 7:06am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

HFM -  
 
Long shot, guess and conjecture OK here? We have the other photos up, documenting ERIE 853 with probable domicile in Ohio?  
So, this photo may show the one daily commute, running in and out of Cleveland? I wasn't there, and don't claim to know for fact...
 
.......................Vern.....................

 
Vern, your long shot may have found the bull's-eye . . .
 
My October 1956 Official Guide shows a daily commuter service between Cleveland and Youngstown (66.5 track miles).  One trip inbound, and two outbound.  One of the outbound trips apparently even handed off one of its coaches to The Lake Cities, which carried it on to Salamanca.
 
That's a lot of PA up front for a Baggage/RPO and two coaches . . .
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #211 on: May 17th, 2012, 9:45am »
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Jerry -  
 
BAH! AMTK playing with excess '40 types waste of good pieces of power. As much a travesty as taking the motors out of RDC Cars!
 
The G M & N unit? No vendor has tried this as a brass item? Years back, I thought we had C B & Q ZEPHYR replicas. Whether one  
wished to pay the price another matter altogether...
 
.........................Vern........................
 


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« Reply #212 on: May 17th, 2012, 9:48am »
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Norm -  
 
Molto Gracie! Ain't easy being an Aging Old Coot with a lot of memories? <G> Tell me about it!  
Surely, you appear as in your own H. S. Grad photo?
 
.......................Vern...........................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #213 on: May 17th, 2012, 9:51am »
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Vern/All.......
 
No being all that familiar with Cleveland operations (past or present), and growing up wih quite intimate contact with metro NY/NJ commuter rails, it was very easy for yours truly to think said photo was within ERIE's NJ/NY suburban district!
 
IMHO, station looked to be on Erie's Main Line, then out of Jersey City.
 
Photo evoked many memories of old E-L/CNJ commuter depots, so much a part of my younger years.......
 
 
 
"H.F.M."


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« Reply #214 on: May 17th, 2012, 9:55am »
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on May 17th, 2012, 9:19am, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
" 'course, in 2010, Amtrak was reading from the same book . . ."
 
Not sure I am following you on this... the MILW doodlebug was powered while Amtrak's NPCUs (Non-Powered Cab Unit is not).
 
Related items include a single engine - generator set for the MoPac's and the CRIP EA, both with a baggage - express compartment in place of the second prime mover, both of which later were rebuilt with two sets of engine-generators like their brethren...
http://condrenrails.com/MRP/MemphisUnionStation/images/MP7100-Delta-Eagle.jpg
http://condrenrails.com/MRP/MemphisUnionStation/images/MP7100-Delta-Eagle-3.jpg
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/45505
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/46519
 
My favorite... the GM&O's streamlined doodlebugs...
http://www.railroadheritage.org/ImageStorage/Img--00002794.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/gmn_rebel0.jpg
 
Now if I could figure out how to model one of these... oh, boy...

 
Jerry, sorry to be muddled . . . I was going for a chuckle, perhaps at the expense of strict accuracy.
 
I really like your first link to the Delta Eagle at Memphis Union Station.  Perhaps it's some trick of perspective, but aren't those automotive intersection traffic lights strung above the right-of-way?  Interesting use, if that's the case . . .
 
And, I agree that ACF achieved the most aesthetically-pleasing of the "shovel-nose" designs with their Rebel trainsets.
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #215 on: May 17th, 2012, 10:13am »
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Not surprisingly, the B&O knew how to get the job done with flash and style..............
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bo6040.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #216 on: May 17th, 2012, 10:33am »
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As is quite clear here, the frugal LV knew the benifits of streamlining older, workaday equipment!
 
Sad that such a fine machine no longer exists......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/lv17.jpg


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« Reply #217 on: May 17th, 2012, 11:14am »
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HFM -
 
on May 17th, 2012, 9:51am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
...and growing up wih quite intimate contact with metro NY/NJ commuter rails...  

Assume consensual "intimate contact " legal in NJ?
 
ERIE? Study the Timetables of the time...
 
..........................Vern..................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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SF M-153.........
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/sfM153.jpg


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« Reply #219 on: May 17th, 2012, 12:04pm »
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on May 17th, 2012, 11:16am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Particularly handsome GM&O units (EMC)......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/gmo2506.jpg

HFM -  
 
Oh, that's the old "franchise run" which served Kansas City!  
 
....................Vern....................


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