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3rdrail

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Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« on: October 19, 2006, 09:23:26 AM »
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It's Thursday again, so here's my last photo of a narrow gauge train departing the passenger terminal at Merida, Yucatan, México:


Next former Johnstown Traction Co. car 314 on the Shade Gap Electric Railway at Rockhill Furnace, PA:

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 09:32:33 AM »
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'Critter' week:





Still on St. Louis Museum of Transportation pix...

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006, 09:36:25 AM »
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  I was intending to make this more of a mystery object - I shot this lineside up in Parry Sound and was wondering what their function is. It was located by a single signal and 2 electrical boxes where a short passing siding rejoined the main.
If you look closely you can see a miniature semaphore dial. One has a protective screen cover and one not.
  What are these for ?
 

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2006, 10:54:34 AM »
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  What are these for ?
My guess would be that they are 'repeaters' to repeat the signals from the main line to the crew in the passing siding in case of problems with signal visibility, & that the screen is to protect the glass from ballast chips, but the right one lost its at some point...

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2006, 12:59:36 PM »
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'Critter' week:

Sounds good to me.  ;D

Couple of speeders. Dang, I want one of these:


Little critter of some kind off in the weeds:


Big critter of some kind from a local steel plant. This critter is currently at the PA Trolley Museum.



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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 01:11:21 PM »
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A few intersting pics from my last Altoona trip ..






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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2006, 03:17:02 PM »
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  I was intending to make this more of a mystery object - I shot this lineside up in Parry Sound and was wondering what their function is. It was located by a single signal and 2 electrical boxes where a short passing siding rejoined the main.
If you look closely you can see a miniature semaphore dial. One has a protective screen cover and one not.
  What are these for ?

I'm guessing here, I believe those are train indicators. MOW crews used them to gauge how close the nearest train was when out on the mainline. Are those on CN or CP? Until recently, CN Bala Sub was only signalled at the approach, home, and siding exit signals, there were no intermediate signals. But CN has been adding intermediates to effectively add capacity to the line. CP is still used OCS clearances up there on the MacTier and Parry Sound Subs, no intermediates IIRC. Either way, with radio communications and RTC issued TOP's, I don't think they'd require these anymore... probably not needed in a long time. I think SP used train indicators in the Tehachapi Mtns.

I get up there when I can, and am very curious... where are those located? I was at South Parry (Boyne/Reynolds) at the end of September and they weren't there. I'd love to get some pic's of those myself.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2006, 08:45:20 PM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2006, 09:33:42 PM »
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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 - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2006, 09:39:53 PM »
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Took the trip from Jim Thorpe to Lehigh Gorge last week. Here`s the RBM&N SD50 coming into the old CNJ station..

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 - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2006, 09:49:07 PM »
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A touch of the Germanic this week.......

A Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) 01 Pacific on a Berlin Express at Dresden Nuestadt in July 1977



A Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) 01 Pacific leaves Hof (Bavaria) in March 1973



The DR Vindobona ran from Vienna to Berlin and is seen here at Gmund in Austria about to cross into Czechoslovakia in September 1974



Again on the DR at Aue in Saxony an ex-Prussian G12 2-10-0 runs light engine through the station in September 1975.



Cheers, Wes
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2006, 10:10:37 PM »
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Looks like Lenin




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Lenin on St. Paul Place in downtown Ballamer?? When did Murrilan go Communist??  :o   (I knew where it was, not who it was - until I looked at Lee's website.)

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 10:30:57 PM »
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The DR Vindobona ran from Vienna to Berlin and is seen here at Gmund in Austria about to cross into Czechoslovakia in September 1974

Proof that tacky design like the Aerotrain wasn't limited to this side of the Atlantic  ;D

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 10:37:56 PM »
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Looks like Lenin




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Looks like Paul Graf during his bronze period .

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo topic - Oct. 19, 2006
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2006, 11:01:07 PM »
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That's the WM guy who's looking the "wrong way", right?