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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #500 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 6:25pm »
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Harpers Ferry (B&O), 1966.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1449cwa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #501 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 6:29pm »
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Martinsburg, W. VA, 1962......most folks still dressed to travel by train when this nostalgic photo of B&O's "THE SHENANDOAH" was taken......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1443aks.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #502 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 6:43pm »
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Too bad that this magnificent B&O scene at Newark, Ohio (1960) is not in color!
 
Still, most impressive..........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1439r.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #503 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 6:51pm »
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No location given for this classic 1960's B&O photo; this train is an excellent representation of the once common "mail and express" trains, with only a single coach trailing.
 
Again, echoes of many E-L trains of the mid/later 60's......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1443goa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #504 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 7:03pm »
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Mt. Vernon, Ohio (B&O), 1956.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1426r.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #505 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 7:10pm »
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This timeless B&O station scene at Lima, Ohio (1960) is indeed a true slice of bygone Americana.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1429abr.jpg


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« Reply #506 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 7:54pm »
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on Jun 14th, 2012, 4:31pm, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's a beauty from the Espee... head-end traffic keeping a train going...
http://rr-fallenflags.org/sp/sp-oakPT-rsa.jpg

 
Can you tell what the power is? Could it be a Trainmaster?


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jmlaboda
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« Reply #507 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 8:18pm »
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"Can you tell what the power is? Could it be a Trainmaster?'
 
Likely two EMD FP7s.


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #508 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 9:18pm »
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Martinsburg, W. VA, 1960......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1556s.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #509 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 9:23pm »
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Lockland, Ohio, 1969.
 
Few "head-end" trains carried a dome in their consist......this little train certainly begs to replicated in model form!
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo1446gea.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #510 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 9:30pm »
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While this excursion train scene at Pittsburgh (1975) is not on-topic (although three head-end cars can be seen in this shot), I felt this was too good a photo not to share.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/gtw/gtw-s4070t.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #511 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 9:45pm »
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Doubleheaded GTW head-end action at South Bend, Indiana, 1959.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/gtw/gtw4918ads.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #512 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 9:50pm »
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The skyline of early 60's "Motown" serves as a towering backdrop for this view of GTW equipment......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/gtw/gtw4916dma.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #513 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 10:07pm »
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This bustling Pacific Electric scene serves to remind us that "steam roads" did not have a monopoly on "head-end" business; electric interurban railways once carried their share of baggage, mail, and express as well......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe503.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #514 on: Jun 14th, 2012, 10:14pm »
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A few more "head-end" shots from the PE.......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe096.htm
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe075.htm
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe081.htm


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Norm_Anderson
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« Reply #515 on: Jun 15th, 2012, 12:17am »
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Ahhhh, the Pacific Electric!
 
SP-owned since the early 1900s (I think), they billed themselves as "The World's Largest Interurban Railway"-- perhaps a factual boast in its time.  I believe they operated well over 1,000 miles of track, serving just about every LA-area community that comes to mind--  Hollywood, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Glendora, El Monte, and even all the way out to San Bernardino.  "The Big Red Cars" rolled through downtown streets and residential neighborhoods; bisected orange groves and grape vineyards; ran along the beach, and even operated the "Mount Lowe Scenic Railway," which included an open-air cable car incline!
 
World-class, big-city Traction, but with a laid-back, California vibe . . .
 
 
Mr. Malone, here are a couple of links from your post that "grabbed me":
 
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe503.htm
 
The joint was jumpin', all the time, at LAUPT where this photo was taken.  The train sheds are off-camera to the left, while the main terminal building is back over the photographer's left shoulder.  Mail and express were interchanged here for distribution all over PE's vast system.  Last time I was out there, this area was a parking lot, with Interstate 10 rumbling by, down in a trench about where the tin-roofed factory stands in the photo.
 
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe096.htm
 
This express car is more than 50 miles from home-- San Bernardino was the most far-flung of the PE's destinations.  Apparently passenger service on this line ended sometime around World War 2, but mail and express service appears to have survived a bit longer, as attested by this photo.  The line also hauled freight, even into the '60s.  The first few miles out from Los Angeles, to El Monte, sat abandoned for many years in the median of Interstate 10, but then were rehabbed by LA Metrolink for their San Bernardino Line, and today this line also helps Amtrak's Sunset get into and out of town . . .   (By the way, in this photo, that red-painted Mack (oops . . . White) bus is also owned by Pacific Electric!)
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #516 on: Jun 15th, 2012, 1:50am »
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Norm:
 
As always, greatly appreciate your input!
 
Thank you!
 
One slight correction: the red PE bus is a WHITE (not a MACK); I've been a vintage bus buff for well over 50 years now......and haven't ridden either a WHITE or a MACK since the late 60's!
 
Too dang long for me!
 
The smaller bus is a FORD.
 
In any event, I thought it a good idea to bring up the subject of "electric rail" head-end traffic.......only the astute rail historians, traction buffs, and those "locals" old enough to remember can recall such a fascinating time "under wire"!
 
Aaaahhh, to go back in time......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #517 on: Jun 15th, 2012, 1:56am »
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Norm/All:
 
Here's a few more old views of PE "head-end" operations......
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe098.htm
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe341.htm
 
http://www.davesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe340.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #518 on: Jun 15th, 2012, 2:46am »
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Fascinating views (to say the least!) of head-end (and passenger) loading in the middle of a busy street, on the old "SOUTH SHORE" line, on a sunny day back in 1960.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cssb/css-m102clr.jpg
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cssb/css-m102dlr.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #519 on: Jun 15th, 2012, 3:09pm »
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"SOUTH SHORE" combo #102 leads this train at South Bend, back in 1964.
 
White flags are on display, here.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cssb/css-m102ads.jpg


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