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Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« on: October 12, 2006, 01:59:54 PM »
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A couple more photos from the Yucatan:

FUS 3 foot gauge EMD G6 No. 81 hides in the shade of the Merida trainshed with a local passenger train.


Here is FUS 82, 3 ft. EMD G6, departing Merida with a mixto to Valladolid.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 03:16:38 PM »
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Here's a fullsize from Monday's railfanning:



For the rest of the set: http://ed.kapuscinski.net/gallery2/v/ProtoRR/More_BMore/

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 03:32:47 PM »
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Ed,

What is the black tarp-like thing covering a portion of the closest track?

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 03:35:57 PM »
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It's a flange oiler setup.

Behind me (in the photo) is a rather sharp series of curves, and that device applies a little bit of grease to the flanges of anything passing over it (hence the huge greasy area around it).

It used to cover all 3 tracks, but now it seems like it's only the #2 track, which, oddly enough, is the one who's traffic generally is heading AWAY from the curve. It puzzled me too, until I realized that it's probably only there because the rest of the apparatus has been removed due to the trackwork being performed there (on the #1 track, which the train is on, and the other track, which is the Old Mainline Sub).

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 04:33:38 PM »
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Electric week:

PRR L-6 (I think)


Amtrak 4916, ex-PRR 4918 GG-1


Both at the Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MO.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006, 08:46:43 PM »
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PRR L-6 (I think)

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That looks like a P5a to me. There were only 2 L6's ever finished, the rest were scrapped before completion. L6 were 1-D-1, while P5a were 2-C-2.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006, 10:21:30 PM »
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PRR L-6 (I think)

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Tenth try to post;

That looks like a P5a to me. There were only 2 L6's ever finished, the rest were scrapped before completion. L6 were 1-D-1, while P5a were 2-C-2.

I didn't take notes on my visit - don't recall if there was even a sign on the loco - but searched the net to try to find out what it was (I'm not up on PRR electrics :-[)

Following your guidance Gregg - cheers for that ;) - I found something that said it's P5 #4700 .. or what's left of it :(

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006, 08:10:39 AM »
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Testing





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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 09:30:19 AM »
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Testing




If you edit the url for that 1st image down to this: http://www.train.cz/data/galerie/steam/Olmutz_24_April_2004_001.jpg it works - nice photo, btw :)

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2006, 07:43:57 PM »
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Finishing off the tram and light rail selection.......

Changchun, China in March 1988. Still has a light rail system, but I think these beauties are long gone.



Croydon TramLink in South London UK in June 2004.



Blackpool, again in January 2006. One of the re-bodied double deck trams. The original design was a classic and looked 10 times better.



Docklands Light Railway in East London in January 2006



P.S. Love the Yucatan shots 3rdrail

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2006, 08:43:09 PM »
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Spent the day in Jim Thorpe PA. Stopped to pay homage to "The Friendly Service Route"

You`ll never find a Philly cheese steak on a menu in Philadelphia. It`s called a cheesesteak and we all know where it`s from...

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2006, 08:48:36 PM »
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I stopped by St Dennis on the way back from the Timonium show .. pretty similar to Ed's picture


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2006, 09:45:48 PM »
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I was just there 40 minutes ago!

And John, when were you at the show today?

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - October 12, 2006
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2006, 11:27:59 PM »
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John was on the morning shift from 8 AM till noon or so...
Ed, you were on the afternoon shift...
BANTRAK unwritten rules say you both can't be in the layout at the same time...something about critical mass... ;)

Me, I was there from about 8 till 5.  Got up to about 143 cars on the coal drag...I would have put on more but the layout was too small.  ;D

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