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Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« on: June 29, 2006, 10:15:17 AM »
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This week I have some undated photos of New Orleans streetcars. But, judging from the autos and the "$100,000 New Orleans Open" advertising cards on the streetcars, I'd say around 1970.






C'mon guys, some of you aside from Lenny53 and me must have some more photos to share!

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006, 11:04:03 AM »
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You can click on the pictures for larger images.

A southbound mixed at Lexington, NC


A northbound unit train at Linwood, NC 06/14/06.


Northbound #172 as it leaves the Spencer Yard at Linwood, NC on 06/15/06. Had 130 cars, mostly hoppers from Canada. There were at least that many southbound the day before.






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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006, 01:29:07 PM »
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Here's a quick tour of the flood damage in Dorchester County, Maryland.  Seems the Delmarva Peninsula ain't as flat as we thought!


This one wasn't so bad.  But it's pretty obvious that the culvert pipe was inadequate for the task.  On Sunday, the water had risen above track level.


This is the major washout.  About 60' of right of way just disappeared into Skinners Run.  Again, the creek had risen above track level, overwhelmed the culvert, and just carried away the embankment.


The right side of the same washout.


The sleepy little creek in the background was the culprit.  That and 12+ inches of rain in 8 hours.


No, that's not the latest roller coaster at Six Flags...  The good news is both of these washouts occured between Seaford and Hurlock, where Perdue operates a major feed operation.  There's several covered hoppers there now that will have to be retrieved, and rail service will be restored.  This line was recently rehabbed to the tune of 3.5 million, so the state has a lot invested in putting the house back in order.

As far as I know, there were no problems between Hurlock and Cambridge, but the line there is pretty rough to begin with, and there is only one regular shipper on-line in Cambridge.

It's pretty amazing what a little water can do.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 04:02:14 PM »
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Lee, if I recall correctly, this is MDDE's southern rail line, isn't it? Or was this closer to Seaford and therefore part of NS's operation?

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 04:14:41 PM »
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I did some railfanning in Youngstown again. This is the Center St. bridge on the Eastside where the NS crosses the CSX. A few years ago this area was re-built, in the past the P&LE/Erie, B&O, and PRR crossed here.
Soon as I pulled in:

Waiting right behind that:


About 3 minutes later the Ohio Central pulled up on the right and stopped to wait for the CSX on the left:

CSX:


The OC:


I haven't seen this locomotive in the area before, it's a SD18. I found this photo of it right across the river from where I'm at:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=139755&PHPSESSID=3a049e501220eb5a02b1e79ebe049a7b
 
With the OC barely over the crossing, here comes another CSX:


Not bad for a spur of the moment try at a photo spot.
 
The Center Street bridge was recently replaced. It used to be a big steel structure, with steel mills under it. Here is the very same area in 1979, from the bridge. You can see the layout of the crossings have changed now.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=60471
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=55711
Again in 1983:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=36410
1994:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=119342
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 04:23:24 PM »
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Chris,

I'm happy to see you taking an interest in new, modern stuff. :)

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 05:47:42 PM »
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Tom,
I just felt like taking photos, no modern modeling will result of this (I swear) :P

But just think if I was in the same spot back in, oh let's say 1950. I wouldn't need to hunt down the trains, they would be all around me and much more interesting to me.

If you look at the top left you can see a orange colored bridge crossing the river, that is the same bridge back then.


There would be glowing hot metal cars running back and forth. Erie's "Morning Steel" PAX train would just be passing into P&LE tracks to finish the route from Cleveland to Pittsburgh, maybe with a K5 or brand new PA-1 pulling it. B&O, PRR, and NYC passing by and tons of little 0-6-0's switching the mills.

Sorry to be such a kill joy  ;D

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006, 06:47:46 PM »
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Well, I just started cropping and copyrighting the first 72 of a gazillion pictures I took from my Ohio trip, so here are some stuff from Gettysburg last weekend.

1. Gettysburg & Northern freight locomotive:



2. Excursion Train:





3. FRA:


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006, 06:59:58 PM »
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Tritty: I see an ex-Algoma Central FP9A next to that GP in the first photo. :)

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006, 07:09:12 PM »
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C'mon guys, some of you aside from Lenny53 and me must have some more photos to share!
My desktop 'puter is in the shop, most likely the hard drive, so no pic from me this week  :(

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2006, 07:48:00 PM »
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Tritty: I see an ex-Algoma Central FP9A next to that GP in the first photo.

You're right, but it was parked in a horrible spot for pictures both on the way out and way back.  :'(

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2006, 08:36:57 PM »
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Shot at the Paris Junction while biking with my little guy. Railink units idling on south storage track awaiting a fresh crew. The first unit sounded like it wasn't running on all cylinders.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2006, 08:51:05 PM »
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Inside the cab of SRNJ M420 # 801:



CR 45718, the former tool car from the Elkhart wreck train:



More from the SRNJ at Winslow Jct are here: http://sean121982.rrpicturearchives.net/archiveThumbs.aspx?id=13424

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2006, 08:58:06 PM »
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The train comes through Newport NC

I was heading home from work and saw this coming over the Newport River bridge.  By the time I had parked it was coming up into town.  All this was on Tuesday.








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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic June 29, 2006
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2006, 09:52:44 PM »
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Dodging paint shops on the NS...