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Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« on: August 03, 2006, 01:07:53 PM »
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I wasn't going to start this today since there appears to be little interest or participation lately, but I'll give it one more try.

We're at the electric motor ready track at Meadows Yard, Jersey City, New Jersey, on January 26, 1957:


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 04:13:49 PM »
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While there may not be many posts, I'd miss your vintage stuff.

Otherwise I don't know it's Thursday!

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 05:55:20 PM »
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That and ... I don't think I've ever even seen those types of locomotive before.

1st looks like a short GG1
2nd looks like a regular diesel with large wheels, until you look closer.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006, 06:13:01 PM »
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I can't remember if I posted this first locomotive already, so here goes:

1. Canadian National SD40-2 No. 5377 is the third locomotive of CSX manifest freight train, Q380, eastbound on the Greenwich Subdivision in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.



2. Norfolk Southern C40-9W No. 9253 is the sixth locomotive of Norfolk Southern manifest freight train, 10E, eastbound in Berea, Ohio on 21 May 2006.



3. CSX GP15T No. 1505 is the third locomotive of CSX manifest freight train, Q366, eastbound on the Greenwich Subdivision in Berea, Ohio on 21 May 2006.


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006, 06:19:43 PM »
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Chris333,
The first electric photo is a modified P5 motor,these motors used to be boxcabs but for crew safety the cabs were moved to the center of the unit.
The second photo is an experimental electric made by Westinghouse? I think or was it a GE?
I really hate brain farts! Help me out 3rd Rail,is it a GE,or WH?

Carl T.
ps. I'd also miss the vintage stuff too,keep 'em coming!!!
Carl T.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006, 07:14:04 PM »
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Carl has it right, 4786 is a P5-modified. Some, but far from all, P5's were rebuilt from boxcab to sort of steeplecab. 4944 is a General Electric E2b, an all-AC B-B, usually run in pairs (two pairs were built IIRC). Baldwin-Westinghouse built E3b and E3c, one was a B-B-B and the other a C-C (one pair of each). These were PRR's first rectifier motors. The results of the tests of these led to the building of the E44's.

Unless I get a scanner for slides, I'm running low on stuff I can scan on my Brother MFC3240 all-in-one.  ::)
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006, 08:24:42 PM »
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Critter time again.....



An 0-10-0 Luttermoller built by Ducroo & Braun and photographed at work on a Sumataran oil palm plantation in 1978



Conversation piece - A metre gauge compound 0-4-4-0T Mallet at Alexisbad, East Germany in 1977



Two British built 0-6-2T tanks on the 2'6" Nepal Government Railway in February 1982. The track on the right is the mainline which I got t ride throughout on the inspection trolley also seen in the picture.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
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Two British built 0-6-2T tanks on the 2'6" Nepal Government Railway in February 1982. The track on the right is the mainline which I got t ride throughout on the inspection trolley also seen in the picture.

Wes


Wes, that is not at all what I envisioned Nepal looking like - it's flat and level! Looks more like the part of Florida between Tallahassee and Tampa, even to the structures! Got any more photos?  8)

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2006, 01:44:24 PM »
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I wasn't going to start this today since there appears to be little interest or participation lately, but I'll give it one more try.

Please don't give up on this Gregg - I think it's great: I really enjoy the variety of photos from you, & from others who contribute, & the timing is wonderful because it means the weekend is just around the corner... :)

I'm sorry I haven't had the chance to participate since moving, but I'd hate to see the Thursday Proto Photo Topic go the same way as the Monthly Challenge :(

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2006, 12:00:32 AM »
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Wes, that is not at all what I envisioned Nepal looking like - it's flat and level! Looks more like the part of Florida between Tallahassee and Tampa, even to the structures! Got any more photos?  8)

There is a thin low lying strip of land between the Indian border and the Himalayan foothills where this particular railway is located. I believe it still operates, though with diesel power these days. About a year ago the steam fleet was still still intact at the main workshops and the railway was seeking any reasonable offers!

I'll put a few more pics of the railway up next week.

Wes

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2006, 01:58:16 AM »
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Caught this fella at Enola on Monday.  It's a Reading and Northern unit with markings commemorating the 20th anniversary of the line... hard to believe...

I'll have more from today's adventures later on...

Lee
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - August 3, 2006
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2006, 08:21:48 AM »
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Hope This works. 

 This is a GP38AC in Palastine ILL


Not sure how to make this a big pic like the others are.

 Jason




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