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February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« on: February 15, 2007, 09:51:21 AM »
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This week a revisit to the New York City Transit Authority's last streetcar operations in Brooklyn, NY, which ended in 1956:

This is the Coney Island Streetcar Depot. Note the maintenance truck drawing power from the overhead:
 

McGuire-Cummings Sweeper No. 7 in Prospect Park carbarn:


Semi-Convertible 4550 used as sand car in Prospect Park carbarn:


PCC 1068 on private right of way by Bush Terminal:


PCC 1065 at the grand crossing, Church St. and McDonald Ave.:


Don't ya love that "COMMIT NO NUISANCE" sign in the third photo?

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 09:55:34 AM »
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Great photos once again, Gregg.

We need more of those signs around...

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 02:27:06 PM »
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So this is what you guys would do to my U boat huh.  Ugh!



Here's an acceptable paint out, since it's "just Penn Central".  ;)

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 07:43:26 PM »
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Someone asked about the Australian steel carriers last week. Thsi is the best clsoe-up I have. They are drawbar connected three-packs.



The remainder of this weeks images were taken in early January during an engineering shutdown for concerete re-sleepering on the Sydney to Melbourne mainline







Cheers, Wes

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 10:03:59 PM »
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Thanks much,
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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007, 10:57:08 PM »
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Looks like a GE.

Alco DL541 with 251C donk. Update on the 'World' series.

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 06:42:30 AM »
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Now that you mention it, I see some Alco-ish details, but the overall look (to me) still says export U-Boat.
I like Alcos.  Not in my top three, but I still like 'em.  I even like some EMDs and GEs, although the widecabs just don't do anything to me.  I think the best looking EMD hood unit is the SD50 with the GP38 a close second.
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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 09:15:42 AM »
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Thanks for posting the photo of the steel carriers Wes.  A great study in form following function. 

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 07:31:39 PM »
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Now that you mention it, I see some Alco-ish details, but the overall look (to me) still says export U-Boat.
I like Alcos. 

Well you know what you'll be getting from me next week then  ;D

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007, 11:40:42 PM »
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I speak of the hood's shape only.
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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007, 12:28:56 AM »
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Now that you mention it, I see some Alco-ish details, but the overall look (to me) still says export U-Boat.
I like Alcos.  Not in my top three, but I still like 'em.  I even like some EMDs and GEs, although the widecabs just don't do anything to me.  I think the best looking EMD hood unit is the SD50 with the GP38 a close second.

Un-rebuilt export U boats have much the same cab profile as a US U Boat although it is mounted lower. Our local U Boats were built with non-standard side windows. Note that the large central window is a local mod to allow a 1 person crew.:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=170302

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=157550






Note, however, that they can smoke like an Alco:

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Re: February 15, 2006 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007, 12:35:44 AM »
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Well, for once, I went railfanning and the trains came out to meet me.  I went to Grafton, Phillipi, Belington and Elkins.  I went to Elkins to see the station and scope out the few WM landmarks that remain there, so I wasn't disappointed that I saw no trains there.  But everywhere else, the joint was jumpin!






I've got a bazillion photos to weed through, and a couple of videos to edit, but here's a sampling...

I damn near scored a cab ride today, but the crew was leary of a few grade crossings they had to deal with in the snow.  If I was killed aboard this old girl, I'd have died a happy man.  60+ years old, and still in revenue service.  

And in vivid HD...
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More later as they become available...
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