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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #460 on: Jun 12th, 2012, 11:33pm »
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No date or location given for this beautiful old ROCK ISLAND scene; pic clearly dates to the "Bonnie & Clyde" 1930's......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/ri/ri-s0459dsa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #461 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 12:36am »
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Two rare 1930's views of NYO&W trains at Middletown, NY.
 
"Old & Weary" passengers trains once ran through to Weehawken, NJ (over the NYC's West Shore line) where connections could be made to Manhattan-bound ferries..........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/nyow/nyow-s403ahv.jpg
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/nyow/nyow-s228ahv.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #462 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 12:58pm »
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KCS's "FLYING CROW" at Pittsburg, Kansas, 1928......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs-s808am.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #463 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 1:02pm »
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KCS train at Shreveport, LA, 1937.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs-s602am.jpg


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« Reply #464 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 1:28pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 12:58pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
KCS's "FLYING CROW" at Pittsburg, Kansas, 1928......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/kcs/kcs-s808am.jpg

HFM -
 
An irony here being KCS #808 a clearly more capable piece of power than that in the decade later view of KCS #602...
 
To your writer, at least, the #808 tends to remind of the fairly clean and elegant designs of B & O of the era...
 
.................Vern.................


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« Reply #465 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 1:36pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 1:28pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

HFM -
 
An irony here being KCS #808 a clearly more capable piece of power than that in the decade later view of KCS #602...
 
To your writer, at least, the #808 tends to remind of the fairly clean and elegant designs of B & O of the era...
 
.................Vern.................

 
 
Can't disagree with that comment on the design and appearance being reminescent of some of the B&O engines of the time. Nor that 808, a rather nice Pacific, looks to be more power than 602 (what - a Ten-Wheeler?).


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #466 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 4:15pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 1:28pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

HFM -
 
An irony here being KCS #808 a clearly more capable piece of power than that in the decade later view of KCS #602...
 
To your writer, at least, the #808 tends to remind of the fairly clean and elegant designs of B & O of the era...
 
.................Vern.................

 
Vern.........
 
I see that great minds indeed DO think alike!<G>
 
In the back of mind, this handsome machine was echoing images of contemporary B&O equipment!
 
Not surprising, as the B&O did operate some of the most proud, high-steppin', and handsome steamers on the rails......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #467 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 4:31pm »
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Vern......
 
Check out this majestic B&O steed at Wheeling, W.VA.........looks like a few excited photographers have left their cameras unattended for a moment or two!<G>
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-s5313bhn.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #468 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 4:40pm »
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A particulary eye-catching B&O consist at Hansvote, W. VA, 1952.
 
Yep, the B&O indeed PERSONIFIED style!
 
The simple, but handsome blue/gold scheme on the RPO calls to mind the same decor used on the B&O's SIRT ME-1's, later in the 60's......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-s5307o.jpg


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« Reply #469 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 4:55pm »
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I've seen a photo of the Santa Fe Fast Mail with a (nearly) solid bloc of head-end cars. Probably 18-20, and the rider coach or two out of sight at the end. Express boxes or reefers and baggage (mail storage) and RPOs. Tell you something about where the real revenue was....
 
And then there were turn of the last century silk trains out of the Puget Sound area on the Milwaukee Road, NP, and GN. Fifteen or so baggage cars and a rider coach,l loaded with raw silk headed to the east coast, and running on the same schedules as the flagship trains on the line.


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #470 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 5:08pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 4:55pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I've seen a photo of the Santa Fe Fast Mail with a (nearly) solid bloc of head-end cars. Probably 18-20, and the rider coach or two out of sight at the end. Express boxes or reefers and baggage (mail storage) and RPOs. Tell you something about where the real revenue was....
 
And then there were turn of the last century silk trains out of the Puget Sound area on the Milwaukee Road, NP, and GN. Fifteen or so baggage cars and a rider coach,l loaded with raw silk headed to the east coast, and running on the same schedules as the flagship trains on the line.

 
 
Clyde:
 
Here is an undated, steam-era photo of Santa Fe's "FAST MAIL" at Barstow, CA.
 
Think of all the revenue generated by each of these humble cars!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-s3784abw.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #471 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 5:13pm »
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Another SF train at San Bernadeno, 1933.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-s3908vaa.jpg


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« Reply #472 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 6:50pm »
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That 1933 piccie at San Bernadino looks to be mainly revenue passenger cars, just an RPO and a baggage for head end cars. That one of the Fast Mail behind 3781 (I think tht is the number, might be 3751) is sure enough heavy with mail (well, it IS the "Fast Mail", after all...) isn't it?

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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #473 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 7:47pm »
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A timeless PRR scene at Beaver Falls, PA, 1946.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr-s958ahn.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #474 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 7:56pm »
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Gentlemen:
 
Was most fortunate to come across this rare and unusual PRR view, taken at South Bend, Indiana, in 1947.
 
A most unusual "all head-end" consist, without a doubt; first car is a doodlebug (perhaps unit was OOS at the time due to mechamical problems, or had been de-motored.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr-s9714ajs.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #475 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 8:01pm »
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An impressive PRR consist at Granite City, Illinois, 1947; several head-end cars in this train......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr-s5432ahn.jpg


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« Reply #476 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 8:18pm »
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Some interesting-looking head end cars in this lengthy double-headed PRR train at South Bend, 1947.
 
The fish-belly sides on these cars remind me of prewar rapid transit equipment........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr-s5442ahn.jpg


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« Reply #477 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 8:43pm »
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"The fish-belly sides on these cars remind me of prewar rapid transit eqiupment........ "
 
The Santa Fe had a fleet of cars with fishbelly underframes...


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« Reply #478 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 9:20pm »
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Referring to the photo in Harry's last post, could that first car behind the locos be one of the PRR's horse baggage cars?

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« Reply #479 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 10:02pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 8:43pm, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
"The fish-belly sides on these cars remind me of prewar rapid transit eqiupment........ "
 
The Santa Fe had a fleet of cars with fishbelly underframes...

 
Yes it did indeed have a bunch of those and seeing some in a consist usually told you "This is on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and i know which cars belonged to the road and which ones were Pullman-owned", too.


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