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Re: The New Mexico Railrunner - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/18/16 at 22:35:30 - 'NMRX_106_at_Night_small.jpg' 85 KB
Been a while since someone from The Forums paid a visit to Rail Runner territory. Hard to believe they have been open for 10 years now. Here we have NMRX #106, a MP36PH-3C ready to leave Albuquerque, NM pulling train #517 southbound to Belen, NM on a comfortable October evening. 10/5/16 @ 1900Hrs.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: VRE 2016 Edition - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/17/16 at 23:42:34 - 'VRE_V67_on_train_337_small.jpg' 179 KB
VRE train #337 is southbound making the stop at the Alexandria, VA Union Station. VRE #V67, a MP36PH-3C leads the way on 7/15/16 at 1911Hrs. This is not a drone shot, but the view from the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

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Re: VRE 2016 Edition - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/02/16 at 16:49:50 - 'VRE_Train_309_small.jpg' 124 KB
This view shows more of the area. Virginia Railway Express Train #309, southbound at Possum Point, with VRE #V61, a MP36PH-3C. You can see the Possum Point Power Plant in the background and the new track that is going in on the "new" bridge crossing Quantico Creek. BTW, #309 was also "on the advertised". VRE seems to be a smooth operation even though they are running on CSX and dealing with the track work.
CHESSIEMIKE

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VRE 2016 Edition - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/02/16 at 16:25:15 - 'VRE_Train_307_small.jpg' 140 KB
I submit for your perusal this shot of Virginia Railway Express train #307 southbound crossing Quantico Creek. The engineer in VRE #V51, a MP36PH-3C, has things well in hand at 1714Hrs and is preparing to make the station stop at Quantico, VA on time at 1715Hrs on 3/29/16.
CHESSIEMIKE

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MARC 2016 Edition - By CHESSIEMIKE on 03/17/16 at 22:37:31 - 'MARC_17_at_Jessup_small.jpg' 161 KB
Saw some older threads that had MARC titles, but not a whole lot of MARC info or photos so I thought I would try.
Caught MARC train #846 eastbound (that would be compass north for those that don't know the area) at Jessup, MD on 3/16/16 at 0838Hrs. It had MARC #17 & #24 leading the way. These are both MP36PH-3C units that were built by MPI. I don't get to see this operation much, but thought it was a little unusual that it had 2 locomotives on the point.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Coney Island - By Charlie_O on 08/29/07 at 17:35:14 - 'Coney_Island_Dtrain_alt.jpg' 201 KB
One more shot...

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Re: Coney Island - By Charlie_O on 08/29/07 at 17:28:40 - 'Scooter.jpg' 258 KB
Technically, the Wonder Wheel's swinging cars are on rails, made by Bethlehem Steel no less... (pardon the Photoshop magic)

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Re: Coney Island - By Charlie_O on 08/27/07 at 22:43:09 - 'NYC_ConeyIsland_trainshed_vert.jpg' 134 KB
This last one was taken from the boardwalk.  Is there anywhere else where a subway/eleveated line runs so close to the ocean?

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Re: Coney Island - By Charlie_O on 08/27/07 at 22:42:16 - 'NYC_ConeyIsland_trainshed.jpg' 183 KB
The Wonder Wheel offered a nice view of the massive trainshed...

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Re: Coney Island - By Charlie_O on 08/27/07 at 22:41:33 - 'NYC_Cony_Dtrain_vert.jpg' 131 KB
The Redbirds are gone but...

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Coney Island - By Charlie_O on 08/27/07 at 22:40:55 - 'NYC_Dtrain_Coney_horiz.jpg' 166 KB
Made an impromptu trip to Coney Island today...and of course caught a few train shots.  
 


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Re: PATCO railfan window - By silver_champion on 03/25/07 at 16:13:57 - 'Pic020_816x1088.jpg' 164 KB
This picture was taken from the walkway on the Ben Franklin Br.
The train is coming from Philly and crossing the bridge to N.J.

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New MARC equipment - By CSXvet on 03/25/07 at 09:21:19 - 'No4MARC.jpg' 411 KB
MARC has given up on its HHP8s and AEM7s on the Penn Line, and plans to introduce new motive power and equipment on April 1. The attached photo was taken during secret testing at an undisclosed location.

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Re: DEMU & LRT questions - By faxman on 03/05/07 at 21:44:02 - 'IMG_0282_968x644.jpg' 98 KB
Here a shot from the Camdem area from last month

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OCTROLLEYFEST 2006, PCC RIDE - By silver_champion on 09/24/06 at 09:08:34 - 'DSCF0070.jpg' 130 KB
If you like the old PCC trolleys come to Darby, Pa. on Oct. 14,2006. The cars are PTC cars which was the name before SEPTA.

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Re: LONG ISLAND RR. FANS - By silver_champion on 09/12/06 at 08:21:54 - 'l.jpg' 124 KB
Back in the 60s. I used to go to Freeport, L.I.  to see my grandmother. When I got to Penn Station and going to the LIRR section at Penn Station I hope that I would get a double decker car like this one. I liked to ride up and downstairs.

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Pittsburgh, PA: "The T" - By Miketherailfan on 07/29/06 at 16:28:26 - 'rebuiltduewagLRV_SouthParkRd.jpg' 237 KB
Since there's no thread for this, I'd thought I like to start one.
 
Here's a photo of a LRV rebuilt by CAF USA, formerly a Siemens-Duewag SD400. Photographed today at South Park Road in Bethel Park.

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Re: PATCO railfan window - By silver_champion on 07/20/06 at 09:02:35 - '204.jpg' 216 KB
Ok, I know that there are some PATCO fans out there, sent in some info and pictures. Here is one picture

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Re: The New Mexico Railrunner - By VentureForth on 07/14/06 at 20:41:50 - 'DSCF0029s.jpg' 141 KB
Finally, a bit of advertising on the side of the loco (and on some cars) encouraging Albuquerquites to visit the county to the North.

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Re: The New Mexico Railrunner - By VentureForth on 07/14/06 at 20:40:40 - 'DSCF0013s.jpg' 196 KB
For inaugauration day, they were running 5 cars and either one or two locos. The platforms are designed for a maximum of 3 cars. Some folks had to ride a little extra 'cause they didn't always announce that people getting off had to go to the Northernmost cars.
 
This pic is NMRX 105 ready to push train #510 back up to Bernalillo.  


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Re: The New Mexico Railrunner - By VentureForth on 07/14/06 at 20:39:08 - 'DSCF0010s.jpg' 222 KB
Ride was very smooth NB. Went about 2 miles at yard speeds then picked up to 50 then on up to full track speed. I'll tell you what - you'd never know we weren't on welded rail. The ride was extremely smooth.
 
The brand new locomotives weren't without their problems, though. For being fresh off the factory floor, they bellowed smoke like an old SP geep working overtime in the yard. The conductor told me that they had HEP problems just like the P59FHIs on the TRE had.
 
Here is the train at the Northern most station at Sandoval/US 550.

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Re: The New Mexico Railrunner - By VentureForth on 07/14/06 at 20:23:36 - 'DSCF0003s.jpg' 186 KB
OK - here is my report.  I rode the 4:10 PM Northbound out of Albuquerque.  Amtrak #4 was on Track 1 and was pulled further South than normal to accomodate loading the Railrunner on Track 2.

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Re: From the H&M 1923 Operations Manual - By hudsonelectric on 06/15/06 at 07:46:00 - 'HM_Signals_001-2.jpg' 127 KB
This is another page from the manual showing the aspects of the colored car markers.   I like the car end illustrations, too.

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Re: From the H&M 1923 Operations Manual - By hudsonelectric on 06/14/06 at 20:46:09 - 'HM_Signals_004.jpg' 29 KB
and final.  

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Re: From the H&M 1923 Operations Manual - By hudsonelectric on 06/14/06 at 20:45:26 - 'HM_Signals_003.jpg' 31 KB
Third...

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Re: From the H&M 1923 Operations Manual - By hudsonelectric on 06/14/06 at 20:44:46 - 'HM_Signals_002.jpg' 40 KB
Second...

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From the H&M 1923 Operations Manual - By hudsonelectric on 06/14/06 at 20:44:13 - 'HM_Signals_001.jpg' 39 KB
The 1923 'Rules and Regulations of the Operating Department' covered everything from automatic block signal rules to dress codes. BTW, all uniformed personnel were to have their uniforms pressed at least once a month!   Here are scans of the signal aspects including the above ground semaphore aspects.

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Re: H&M/PATH: Nearing 100 - By silver_champion on 06/08/06 at 19:07:33 - '24.jpg' 82 KB
Can someone give some info on these cars. I would like some pictures of all the cars used.

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Signs of the Past - By NJ Railfan on 06/07/06 at 21:50:38 - 'bmt.jpg' 239 KB
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Re: H&M/PATH: Nearing 100 - By hudsonelectric on 06/07/06 at 08:13:26 - 'HM_Train_In_Hoboken-2.jpg' 44 KB
And here we are, last stop, Hoboken!  

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Re: H&M/PATH: Nearing 100 - By hudsonelectric on 06/07/06 at 08:12:32 - 'HM_Terminal_Entrance-2.jpg' 47 KB
Here's the old ticket booth location in Hoboken.

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Re: H&M/PATH: Nearing 100 - By hudsonelectric on 06/07/06 at 08:11:22 - 'HM_RR_Car_Interior-2.jpg' 62 KB
Here's an interior of one of the original cars. I remember riding in the next series of cars...they were used right up to the purchase of modern equipment. Funny...we thought they were antiques and at one time people thought they were just SO modern!  

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Re: H&M/PATH: Nearing 100 - By hudsonelectric on 06/07/06 at 08:09:06 - 'HM_Platform_Hoboken-2.jpg' 46 KB
Typical platform scene in Hoboken...we know it well!

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Re: H&M/PATH: Nearing 100 - By hudsonelectric on 06/07/06 at 08:04:53 - 'HM_PC-2.jpg' 50 KB
This is a series of H&M cards from my collection, circa 1910-15 or so. Here's a train in the tunnel.
 


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MTA R-40's - By RDG484 on 05/13/06 at 19:51:04 - 'MTA_R-40_Car_edited.jpg' 37 KB
Remember when these cars were new?  They have what is probably the most distinctive design for any subway car ever built, with the exception of the State of the Art Cars (Anybody remember THEM?).  Now the R-40's are among the oldest cars operated by MTA.  Their distinctively rakish front ends set them apart from any other subway car ever built to this day.  While coming home from work, a coworker dropped me off at the next to the last stop on the Astoria line, when I took the this photo (with my cell phone camera, so excuse if it is a bit fuzzy).  They were built by St. Louis in 1969-1970 and were refurbished by Sumitomo.  Enjoy.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 20:12:57 - 'Picture012.jpg' 45 KB
Front and rear views of Neoplan dual-modes in electric mode in the underground South Station tunnel.  The tunnel is electrified, while they switch to diesel mode outside the tunnel.  The Silver Line runs these unique vehicles from South Station directly to Logan Airport.  Reportedly, these vehicles were built at Lamar, CO, then went to somewhere in Eastern Europe for installation of propulsion system, then came back here to the U.S. for installation of Detroit Diesels before finally being shipped to Boston.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 20:08:47 - 'Picture011.jpg' 48 KB
Rear of Neoplan trackless trolley.  These are found on Rts. 71, 72, and 73.  Note the unusual retrievers.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 20:07:24 - 'Picture010.jpg' 54 KB
Neoplan low-floor trackless trolley at Harvard station.  A few 1980's vintage Flyers also still run.  All trackless trolleys have left-side doors.  MBTA runs identical Neoplan low-floor diesel buses and articulated low-floor Neoplan dual-mode vehicles.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 20:03:00 - 'Picture009.jpg' 61 KB
Type 7 car, also at Park St.  The Type 7's are reportedly very good cars and represent the backbone of all Green Line service, but the Type 8's have been very troublesome and appear mostly during rush hours.  The few remaining Boeing LRV's also run during rush hour.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 20:02:17 - 'Picture008.jpg' 53 KB
Type 8 car at Park St.  Sorry for poor quality; these were taken with my cell-phone camera.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 20:00:55 - 'Picture007.jpg' 49 KB
MBTA PCC waits for return trip to Ashmont.  I can't get over the sign at Ashmont that says, "Mattapan via High-Speed Trolley," especially when the trolley does not go over 30 MPH.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 19:58:45 - 'Picture006.jpg' 61 KB
MBTA logo, showing map of rail system.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 19:58:02 - 'Picture005.jpg' 52 KB
PCC waits for the rush hour.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 19:57:18 - 'Picture003.jpg' 52 KB
Snow plow.

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Re: Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 19:56:31 - 'Picture004.jpg' 46 KB
Other end.

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Boston MBTA - By RDG484 on 04/14/06 at 19:56:00 - 'Picture002.jpg' 55 KB
While at work, I decided to take a self-guided tour of Boston during my break.  I took the Red Line to Ashmont, where I rode a PCC to Mattapan and back.  Took the Red Line to Park St., then the Green Line to Lechmere, then the Red Line to Harvard, and then back to South Station.  Here are some photos I took at Mattapan.  First is a Texas Ranger converted to a work car.  I must warn you that you DO NEED a permit to take photos in Boston.  I didn't find this out until I took my final shot at South station of a dual-mode vehicle when I was approached by an instructor who informed me of the aforementioned.  He was, however, pretty nice about it, and we ended up having a good 10-minute conversation about trackless trolleys.

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Re: what line is this? - By milw rd fan on 03/31/06 at 22:10:12 - '8f5f.jpg' 35 KB
Ya see i thought the very same thing. so i contacted the transit authority of new york and the curator of the rapid transit museum in new york. and no one can confirm that it is.apparently no one has ever seen this before.i know my grandparents history for the most part, and nothing was ever mentioned about being in new york. ever. my grandparents grew up in milwaukee and my grandfather even went to school with liberace. i really want confirmation of what line this came from.  thank you  
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what line is this? - By milw rd fan on 03/31/06 at 09:45:48 - 'e23e.jpg' 38 KB
I am hoping that some one out ther might be able to help me. i have a pendant that was givin to me by my grandparents. it bears a BRT on it with a small pic of  a trolley.the problem is i do not know what line it is from. been tryin to find out and recieved no help .i have photos. i know it is quite old. please help me to identify this item.

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Re: South Shore Line - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 03/23/06 at 20:13:12 - 'Sth_Shore_Insull_car.jpg' 29 KB
  I wrote a post, some time back, that I had seen the orange extended  Insull cars while on a visit to Chicago back in 1980. To my surprise, I even took a (one) picture. And here it is. Poor as it may be, its the ONLY one from downtown Chicago that I can find.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce

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Re: Status on New Orleans' streetcars - By chuchubob on 12/19/05 at 22:15:36 - '99_08-26_PT.jpg' 82 KB
The St Charles line is NOT in service.  It will be a long time before the trolley poles and wire are put up again.
 
Eight St Charles line streetcars (Perley Thomas cars) are operating on the Riverfront Line and part of the Canal Street line, three cars operating on each line and two in reserve.  
 
Archive photo from August 26, 1999

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Re: Left Hand Running - By Les_Shepherd on 11/29/05 at 20:50:59 - '05H30.jpg' 202 KB
on Nov 5th, 2005, 6:28pm, Mark_Foster wrote:       (Click here for original message)
IIRC the original CNW (Chicago to Galena) was financed and engineered by British interests. They adopted the English practice of left hand running from the get go. As the CNW constructed and acquired more lines they configured them to their, by then, established mode of left hand running.  
 
For the UP to change to right hand running today would require re-engineering of former CNW signal systems, changing turnouts, reformatting Chicago METRA operations, etc. all at a massive cost without any real benefit.
 
Mark

 
Thank you for this information. I was unaware that there was any British influence on US Railroads. It has laways been my perception that throughout the 19th century there was only strong competition between British and US railroads in matters of engineering practice and operational practice.
 
The attached photo is a PM peak service at Arlington Heights on the Harvard line.  The large number of passengers on the platform are changing trains because Metra operate skip-stop timetables.  The photo on my original post illustrates conventional right hand running at LaGrange Rd on the Aurora line.


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/16/05 at 18:05:34 - 'Path_33rd_St_Walk_Dont_Run.jpg' 15 KB
LOL! Hey, I found a web page with more old signs than you can shake a stick at! Here's one example from:
 
LINK URL

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/15/05 at 22:26:45 - 'HM_1910_MAP.jpg' 114 KB
I just watched a TV program earlier entitled New York's Underground about the transit system. That's how I learned I'd seen Redbirds before. It showed them being dumped in the ocean to create coral reefs. As for the proposed H&M expansion that never saw fruition....
 
" A map of the H&M system. Photograph dated November 3rd, 1910. Note that extensions of the system to the Central RR of NJ terminal in Jersey City, to the Third Avenue Elevated Railroad (at Astor Place) and from 19th Street to 34th Street in Manhattan are shown. Only the extension to 34th Street was ever built, though the junction with the tunnels leading to Astor Place is still visible today - look out the head of a 33rd Street-bound train as it leaves the 9th Street station. There is a bunch of electrical switchgear in the tunnel mouth, but beyond that the tunnel turns right and proceeds for about 250 feet. Parts of the ring erector are still in there. "
 
Map and info from:
 
LINK URL

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Re: LONG ISLAND RR. FANS - By toddsyr on 11/15/05 at 16:53:39 - 'Freeport_NY.jpg' 76 KB
Sorry, can't find a pic on the net. All I found was this:
 
  ORIGINAL DEPOT MOVED: 1899 TO BECOME PART OF FREIGHT HOUSE.  
 
  2ND DEPOT OPENED: 4/3/1899, OUT OF SVC:  5/5/59
 
  ELEVATED STRUCTURE OPENED:  EARLY 1961
 
Wait! This 1925 drawn map I believe shows the station with a passing train. Hope this helps.
Map from:
 
LINK URL
 


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Re: LONG ISLAND RR. FANS - By silver_champion on 11/14/05 at 09:39:02 - '2.jpg' 95 KB
OK, is this the Freeport,L.I. Station? Can someone help me please. Do anyone have any pictures of yesterday Stations.

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/14/05 at 01:17:05 - 'Hudson_Terminal_Concourse.jpg' 165 KB
Here's a nice photo depicting but a small portion of the Hudson Terminal concourse.

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/14/05 at 01:14:51 - 'Hudson_Rapid_Tubes_Gimbels_Ad.jpg' 89 KB
The closest thing to that I found was this old Gimbel's ad. Note the S&K sub-ad also. This photo and the next are from:
 
LINK URL

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/13/05 at 02:10:00 - 'HUDSON_TERMINAL_ENTRANCE_PRE_1937.jpg' 78 KB
on Nov 12th, 2005, 10:27am, Raymond Loewy wrote:       (Click here for original message)

                     toddsyr: I did a double-take when I saw that pic of the old tile H&M sign....I took a pic of that SAME SIGN back in 1983!!!.....!

 
Thought you'ld like it! I was looking for a metal type sign when I came across it. Nice stories from Pennsy and Trainwatcher1100. Hudsonelectric, thanks for the vintage postcards, nice history there! Nice to see you still in there HighwayHaulier. John, another good pic for you. The entrance to Hudson Terminal on the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad before 1937. Photo from:
 
 LINK URL port-authority-trans-hudson


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By hudsonelectric on 11/12/05 at 05:36:55 - 'HM_Train_In_Hoboken.jpg' 44 KB
...And a train at the platform. Enjoy!

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By hudsonelectric on 11/12/05 at 05:28:44 - 'HM_Terminal_Entrance.jpg' 47 KB
Ticket booth...

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By hudsonelectric on 11/12/05 at 05:27:39 - 'HM_RR_Car_Interior.jpg' 62 KB
A car interior.

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By hudsonelectric on 11/12/05 at 05:26:41 - 'HM_Platform_Hoboken.jpg' 46 KB
Another classic platform view in Hoboken.

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By hudsonelectric on 11/12/05 at 05:23:45 - 'HM_Hoboken_Platform.jpg' 42 KB
In the late '50s & early '60s, my father would take me into NYC via the Erie to Hoboken and then over on either the DL&W ferry or on PATH. I certainly do remember the old cars with their wide sliding doors, rataan seats, and naked lightbulb lighting fixtures! Here's a group of H&M postcards from circa 1910 or so.  

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/12/05 at 02:34:53 - 'HM_Tunnels_Tile.jpg' 28 KB
This should be a familar site to H&M fans. Photo from:
 
LINK URL

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/11/05 at 00:50:50 - 'Black_Car_Green.jpg' 56 KB
This is a good pic of the " Black Car's " true green color. Pic from:
 
LINK URL
 


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/08/05 at 19:19:37 - 'HM_BLACK_CAR_MOW.gif' 41 KB
Thanks for all the details. I guess I better notify the webmaster for the source page on the bridge name error. I've done this once before and the gentleman involved seemed glad to hear of the correction. As I stated before, I don't have much knowledge or experience with transit. I've heard of the " Bluebirds " before, and now I know what they are, thanks. Someday, I hope to make it to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. I hear they have quite an impressive collection there. As you stated, many " Black Cars " continued on in maintenance service. Attached is an Evan Jennings photo from:    LINK URL  
Though this car had seen better days, it still survived.


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/08/05 at 15:09:09 - 'RED_CAR_WEST_SIDE_AVE.jpg' 434 KB
A nice color shot.  Here's a red car of the joint service heading to Newark towards the end of its service days. This is along West Side Ave. also.


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/08/05 at 15:05:51 - 'BLACK_CARS_EAST_END_JOURNAL_SQUARE_STATION.jpg' 126 KB
Black cars at the east end of the Journal Square station, at the Summit Avenue bridge. These cars were 51'-0" long,  8'-10.5" wide and 11'-8.5" high, weighing in at : 79,200 lbs. The seating capacity:  was generally 44..
 


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/08/05 at 15:01:47 - 'PRR_RED_CAR_JERSEY_CITY_WEST_SIDE_AVE.jpg' 80 KB
A PRR red car for the joint service passes West Side Avenue in Jersey City. This grade level crossing was closed to motor traffic after the PA takeover.


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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/08/05 at 14:56:20 - 'BLACK_CAR_INTERIOR.jpg' 55 KB
You also gave a pretty good description of the Black Car interiors, as proven by this photo from the same website.

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Re: "Down the Tubes" (H&M RR Memories) - By toddsyr on 11/08/05 at 14:54:11 - 'HM_BLACK_CAR.jpg' 82 KB
Glad to see you posting again John! I don't know much about transit but found this thread interesting and informative. About 20 years ago I spent a few months in Manhattan and rode the subways many times.  I always stood at the " railfan window " also. I found some nice pics to go along with your post at :
 
LINK URL
 
As you stated, among the earliest of the H&M's cars were the black cars [image from the B. Carleton collection]  
 
 


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Re: Metra F40C Comeback - By 765_fan on 10/25/05 at 21:32:22 - 'PA210034.jpg' 70 KB
Is this a F40C?

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Re: Rail Runner! - By VentureForth on 09/10/05 at 23:22:45 - '2005_0910_170046.jpg' 71 KB
A close up of cab car 1103.

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More Pictures - By VentureForth on 08/23/05 at 16:57:31 - 'Railrunner2.jpg' 113 KB
Sorry, but to shrink the pictures would take away from the details.  Here's one of the interior.  Nice seats!
 
(BTW, both of these were taken from an online PDF report put out by the Mid Region Council of Governments):

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Pictures! - By VentureForth on 08/23/05 at 16:55:04 - 'Railrunner1.jpg' 74 KB
Outside look at 1101, a Bombardier Bilevel Cab Car in Rail Runner livery:
 


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SIRT - By green_elite_cab on 05/09/05 at 20:50:46 - 'img_32698.jpg' 221 KB
can anyone help me?  my grandparents live on staten island, not very far from the commuter tracks.   recently my grandma tells me she's seen this bright blue locomotive zipping down the tracks   with a  bright red caboose,   and also with some other cars and stuff.    in my research i found they have Alco S-3s, which my grandma said was probably it, because it had a round cab.   the only thing she said that kind of hit me wrong was she said it looked toy like.  after a little more searchign i found a little blue locomotive the fit her description better.    
 
do you knwo what it is?
 
 
chris
 
also in an unrelated note, do you knwo wher ei could get HO scale R-44 subway cars? thank you
 


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PATCO railfan window - By chuchubob on 04/03/05 at 22:17:31 - '05_04-03_07.jpg' 63 KB
South Jersey; April 3, 2005

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Railrunner! - By VentureForth on 03/22/05 at 16:46:41 - 'Railrunner.jpg' 13 KB
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Designs have been unveiled for the locomotives and railcars for a commuter train Governor Richardson has proposed between Santa Fe and Belen.
 
The service, to be called the New Mexico RailRunner, is to begin between Belen and Bernalillo and will be extended to Santa Fe by the spring of 2008.
 
Richardson says commuter rail represents his vision for the future of transportation in the state.
 
He unveiled the symbol for the train on Monday:  a sleek, flowing rendering of New Mexico’s state bird, the roadrunner.
 
The Mid Region Council of Governments held public meetings and hired a design firm to develop the design.
 
Colors for the railcars and locomotives are traditional New Mexico colors: brown, deep orange, yellow and red.


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Re: South Shore Line - By PrrGuy on 03/11/05 at 08:45:49 - 'NICTD1000wLineCar.jpg' 33 KB
With the line car 1100.

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Re: South Shore Line - By PrrGuy on 03/11/05 at 08:43:00 - 'ssyard.gif' 108 KB
A shot of the yard.

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Re: South Shore Line - By PrrGuy on 03/11/05 at 08:16:46 - 'NICTD1000atOgdenDunes.jpg' 26 KB
At Odgen Dunes.

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Re: South Shore Line - By PrrGuy on 03/11/05 at 08:15:40 - 'NICTD1000atCarrollShops.jpg' 36 KB
Another shot from the shops.

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Re: South Shore Line - By PrrGuy on 03/11/05 at 08:13:58 - 'NICTD1000atBurnham.jpg' 23 KB
Heres the first one..at burnham yard

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Re: Trenton-Camden River Line: Final testing - By chuchubob on 03/04/05 at 09:31:03 - '05_03_01_50.jpg' 136 KB
And ignoring the serious transit aspect of the River LINE, it offers railfan opportunities.  I frequently photograph Camden's Pavonia Yard from the River LINE,
 
LINK URL
 
and earlier this week I finally got a decent photo of the crane and the GE critters at the defunct Roebling Steel plant.
 
LINK URL

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Re: merto-north Wreck truck/crane - By Dutchrailnut on 01/23/05 at 17:44:56 - 'Kershaw1.jpg' 262 KB
Here is a picture of Metro North's Kershaw wreck crane.

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Re: merto-north mow trucks - By mowtruck8 on 01/23/05 at 14:53:18 - '2005011122105910220.jpg' 74 KB
sweedwing moving on rails

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Re: merto-north mow trucks - By mowtruck8 on 01/23/05 at 14:51:23 - '2004062320520222155.jpg' 89 KB
merto-north speedwing on rails

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Re: merto-north mow trucks - By mowtruck8 on 01/23/05 at 14:48:55 - '2004062320571422437.jpg' 94 KB
merto-north hi-rail boom truck repairing rails

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Re: merto-north mow trucks - By mowtruck8 on 01/23/05 at 14:47:00 - '20040615052135589.jpg' 49 KB
merto-north hi-rail pickup on rails

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merto-north mow trucks - By mowtruck8 on 01/22/05 at 23:21:45 - '2004062321331824883.jpg' 70 KB
metro-north garbage truck

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Re: Tri-Rail - By Charlie_O on 01/21/05 at 13:17:33 - 'TriRail_811.jpg' 150 KB
One for you Amtrak fans... found this on another roll of film... Tri-Rail #811(F40PHR), ex-AMTK 379.  Seen here at Sheridan Street Station.  
 
-Charlie

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Welcome the next commuter railroad - By americanorth on 01/16/05 at 19:15:50 - 'corridorMap3.gif' 147 KB
Utah transit athority (UTA) has been working very well on there new commuter rail program going from Weber County to Salt Lake City. Stations are aleady being built and the line will be in operation by 2007. Amazing huh. Will they do it right? Will they use F59PHI's? Will they use Bombardier Bi-Level cars? UTA TRAX do it right.

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Re: Tri-Rail - By Charlie_O on 01/10/05 at 20:57:07 - 'TriRail_805.jpg' 160 KB

 
Here's unit #805, like her sister #803, a Morrison-Knudsen rebuild.  This shot gives a slightly better view of the bi-level coaches...

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Re: Tri-Rail - By Charlie_O on 01/10/05 at 20:54:13 - 'TriRail_803.jpg' 159 KB

 
The father and sons at far left in this pic weren't there to ride...just to watch.  The conductor seemed to know them, so I'm assuming these young railfans are "regulars."
 


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Re: Monorails - By Charlie_O on 01/10/05 at 19:41:38 - 'Miami_MetroMover.jpg' 130 KB
Just back from vacation... saw this thread.  
 
Miami has something called the "Metromover"... part monorail, part automated bus.  It runs on an elevated concrete loop and is guided/powered by a central single rail. Quite an odd critter.  No operator, totally automated.  
 
Happened to get a pic while I was there.  Saw one of these critters pass one of the older Miami hotels in the midst of demolition.
 
Enjoy...
 


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Re: Monorails - By chuchubob on 12/30/04 at 22:05:53 - 'EWK_monorail.jpg' 99 KB
The Las Vegas monorail resumed operation this week.
 
A monorail links the Newark, NJ, airport with the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor commuter rail line.
 
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Re: End of an era in Seattle. - By EvergreenRailfan on 12/28/04 at 01:32:31 - '3_Hybrids_at_Westlake_Station.jpg' 256 KB
Here are 3 of the New Flyer DE60LFs that replaced 3 of these bues at Westlake Station in the DSTT.


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Re: New York subway centennial - By chuchubob on 11/27/04 at 20:52:39 - '04_11-21_54.jpg' 107 KB
The Lo-V train was operated as a charter on Sunday November 21.
 
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Sad News For The LIRR - By hummel1237 on 11/11/04 at 14:33:36 - 'lirrsadness.jpg' 76 KB
This is soooo sad...
 
Jim...  

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Re: New York subway centennial - By chuchubob on 10/27/04 at 14:31:03 - '04_10_24_079.jpg' 103 KB
Returning to the original topic, museum trains were operated last weekend, and again this week (Wed, Thu, Fri).
 
I photographed and rode them on Sunday.
 
BU Gate Cars:  
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SMEE train:
LINK URL
 
Lo-V's:
 
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R1/9's:
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