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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #300 on: May 19th, 2012, 10:37am »
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Many classic elements of "railroads as they were" in this C&O scene at Chicago, in 1962.
 
Love these old "busy city" scenes!
 
For yours truly, such images conjur up wonderful old memories of Hoboken and Jersey City. long, long ago...........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/co/co108ads.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #301 on: May 19th, 2012, 10:45am »
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"Shorty" C&O consist at Lansing, Michigan, 1969.
 
Aaaahh, echoes of the E-L!<G>
 
Take away the mails, and you ain't got no money to run this train, pal!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/co/co4026ads.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #302 on: May 19th, 2012, 11:09am »
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Plainview, Colorado, 1966.
 
Nuthin' like a two-car train with a dome!<G>
 
This little "short but classy" consist looks as though it belongs on page 4 of the 1960 LIONEL catalogue (027)!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/drgw/drgw6013n.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #303 on: May 19th, 2012, 11:14am »
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A more sedate "shorty" consist at Steamboat Springs, 1960.....
 
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/drgw/drgw6013abn.jpg


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #304 on: May 19th, 2012, 11:33am »
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on May 19th, 2012, 10:45am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
"Shorty" C&O consist at Lansing, Michigan, 1969.
 
Aaaahh, echoes of the E-L!<G>
 
Take away the mails, and you ain't got no money to run this train, pal!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/co/co4026ads.jpg

HFM -  
 
Classic, "showing the flag" of the former PERE MARQUETTE? Could have done easily with RDC Cars...
 
BTW. IMHO, C & O at Chicago more incidental, than anything else. True, it did provide connections for  
those travelers between classic C&O points in WV, OH, GREENBRIER HOTEL with Chicago West  
through trains. Guess there were good numbers of them, back in another age? Some just "had to be  
seen" at the classy Hotel at Colorado Springs!
 
.......................Vern......................


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #305 on: May 19th, 2012, 11:46am »
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on May 19th, 2012, 11:14am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A more sedate "shorty" consist at Steamboat Springs, 1960.....
 
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/drgw/drgw6013abn.jpg

HFM -  
 
Because it is the way the COLORADO COMMISSION wanted it! There's at least one old film, with a traveler riding to one  
of the "Canyon" points. At the time, the Highway System was a tad primitive, at best. This with post WWII date, too!
 
Have a beverage with some old RINGSBY men!
 
.........................Vern......................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #306 on: May 19th, 2012, 11:50am »
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Memphis, TN, 1963 (IC)......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/ic/ic4025a.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #307 on: May 19th, 2012, 11:58am »
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Vern.....
 
For obvious reasons, I dedicate this 1950's pic at "N'Awlins" to you.....<G>
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs26mem.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #308 on: May 19th, 2012, 1:12pm »
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Shrevport, LA, 1957............
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs5am.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #309 on: May 19th, 2012, 1:23pm »
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1950's-era KCS view at Kansas City; note ''AMERICAN FLYER'' coach behind the RPO......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs3cm.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #310 on: May 19th, 2012, 1:40pm »
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''ON THE FLY'' , Decatur, Arkansas, 1962......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs23mcm.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #311 on: May 19th, 2012, 1:50pm »
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''ON THE FLY'' ; same location as previous scene, w/northbound SOUTHERN BELLE.................
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs25mbm.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #312 on: May 19th, 2012, 1:55pm »
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FM power in charge of this KCS train at Shrevport, 1950......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs40bm.jpg


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« Reply #313 on: May 19th, 2012, 2:04pm »
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on May 19th, 2012, 1:12pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Shrevport, LA, 1957............
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs5am.jpg

 
Was over at Shreveport Thursday (time to replace the timing belt on my LS430 - actually, turns out 5 years past time, but we got away with it). Saw some KCS action, but no passenger of course. Grain hoppers, long string of gons loaded with what looked like well casing (too big to be drill stem).
 
Found out the nice art museum there (Norton Art Gallery) has, besides paintings and sculpture, a heck of a gun collection. Who'd have thought it? Now if only Mr. Norton had liked trains...


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #314 on: May 19th, 2012, 2:41pm »
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KCS southbound ''FLYING CROW'' at Texarkana, 1952.
 
Heavy head-end loading on this run......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs24bm.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #315 on: May 19th, 2012, 2:48pm »
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A classic 50's KCS head-end "action" shot at the Rampart St. Station at New Orleans, including vintage REA trucks......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs26mcm.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #316 on: May 19th, 2012, 4:44pm »
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No location/train info on this 1950's-era KCS head-end shot.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs30dm.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #317 on: May 19th, 2012, 5:44pm »
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KCS FM, Decatur, Arkansas, 1962.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs45am.jpg
 


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #318 on: May 19th, 2012, 5:49pm »
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L&N, Cincinnati, 1967...........
 
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« Reply #319 on: May 19th, 2012, 6:03pm »
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on May 19th, 2012, 11:09am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Plainview, Colorado, 1966.
 
Nuthin' like a two-car train with a dome!<G>
 
This little "short but classy" consist looks as though it belongs on page 4 of the 1960 LIONEL catalogue (027)!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/drgw/drgw6013n.jpg

 
Mr. Malone, this photo may be kept and referred-to as "Exhibit A" to prove that no matter what you do on your model railroad, there is a prototypical precedent . . .
 
The true story behind this photo is also stranger than fiction (as in, you can't make this stuff up):
 
In 1948, the C&O's Robert R. Young planned to get in on the postwar streamliner frenzy with a dazzling Washington-to-Cincinnati service to be named The Chessie.  Resplendent in stainless steel with bright yellow pier panels, the all-daylight streamliner was to be pulled behind a massive and futuristic Steam Turbine locomotive (C&O was a coal-hauler, after all, and going to Diesel seemed, well, just a bit disloyal).  There were also two Vista-Domes-- a mid-train Dome Sleeper, and a beautiful round-end-Dome chair-lounge Observation.  These Domes were distinctive for their rather "rakish" profile-- a bit lower to the car roof than the standard Budd "short dome," but sitting astride the car rather like a tam-o-shanter cocked forward.  The idea was to enhance the overall "streamlined" effect.
 
Three trainsets were built and delivered (including the locomotives, so I'm told!), but then the idea was abruptly dropped, and The Chessie never ran a single revenue mile.  The rakish Dome Observation Cars were reassigned to Michigan, where they appeared for a while on the Pere Marquette streamliners.
 
The next year, 1949, the Domes were sold to the Denver & Rio Grande Western, which assigned them to its Royal Gorge between Denver and Salt Lake City via Pueblo and over Tennessee Pass.  D&RGW modified them for mid-train operation, not squaring-off their boat-tail round ends, but instead adding a "back porch" of sorts around the rear-end door.
 
By 1966, the Royal Gorge had fallen off to the point that the Domes were removed and reassigned to this train, the Yampa Valley Mail, plying the rails between Denver and Craig via the Moffatt Tunnel.  here's the kicker-- what is shown in the photo was the train's usual consist!  Single PA, RPO, and Dome Observation.  One of the most elegant little mail trains ever to take the field.
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm
 
P.S.  Thanks to Phil ("Vista") Dohmen's terrific DOMEmain website, here are a couple of links to these unique cars.  The first shows one of these Obs. cars as private car "Big Ben," restored to stainless steel glory, but showing the "back porch" to good effect.  As delivered, these cars had the usual rounded end, and bright yellow pier panels.
 
http://www.trainweb.org/DOMEmain/picCO1875g.jpg
 
The second is a side profile and floorplan (with the rear Lounge area devoted to more Coach seating), which clearly shows the "rakish" Dome-- so far as I know, this was unique to the six Domes built for The Chessie.
 
http://www.trainweb.org/DOMEmain/picDRGWdiagramc.jpg


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