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March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« on: March 29, 2007, 09:48:05 AM »
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Here are some photos of steam power at the US Army Transportation Corps' headquarters in Fort Eustis, VA, back in June, 1963. Taken my my friend Jim Coon while a 2nd Lt. in the USATC:

2-8-0 No. 620, not an export model:


0-6-0 No. 613, in storage:


2-8-0 No. 611, note Franklin rotary cam poppet valve gear:


2-8-0 No. 606, an export model, but air pump in non-standard location:


Next week, builder's photos of a strange train on a very unusual railway.

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 11:28:25 AM »
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Some Conrail Goodness from back in the day...
Pardon the spotty quality of my old pocket 110 camera...

A transfer cabin on a local near Inwood, WV, February 1983

Trailing unit on the stone conveyor train near Lake Roland in Baltimore on the Northern Central 1988

Flanger at Lewistown, PA 1991


Art shot.  Lombard Street Trailvan Yard, east Baltimore 1987


Summer 2000.  I actually captured a shot of Conrail fading into history...

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 11:42:50 AM »
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These are from last week, a little cloudy:

Between where I live and Youngstown Erie had a large yard in Brier Hill. The diesel house is still there and used by the NS to work on vehicles, building still says "ERIE" on the side.

Right behind that the sanding towers are still there:


And if you climb the ladder of the tower to the left  ;) this is what you would see:


How great is the internet when I can find official Erie drawings of the little shack on the Brier Hill turntable bridge:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/dwg/84-7819-1.gif

From Google you can see how the road (422) used to go around the roundhouse. Once the diesels took over it wasn't needed and now 422 goes right through where it stood:


That is the engine house to the left. Its sunny out today, guess I'll go take more pics! :D

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 12:02:46 PM »
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Chris, how long is that Turntable?  The Elkins Museum needs a new one since theirs went to Frostburg to turn the WMSR steamer...  What a great relic!
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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
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Modeling Passenger Rail in 1:1 Scale for 18 Years and Counting....

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
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Lee,
Looks like 90' to me. Here is the plan for ties on the bridge:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/dwg/68B-13777.GIF

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 04:51:14 PM »
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Well after posting the pics above this morning I did go take some more pics...

Started in Niles, OH at the old PRR yard where the OC had left a train. Soon the locomotive showed up and pulled the train toward Youngstown, but stopped right were the Erie's Lisbon branch used to cross over the PRR.

Notice the bridge in the background, the one over the tracks was removed for height clearances. The rear of the same train:

Not my photo, but from the same spot years earlier:

 :D

Moving now toward Youngstown I caught another OC train switching in Girard:


Right behind me is an old PRR coaling tower, so I climb up there to take some pics when the first train from Niles shows up:
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Train one pulls into Brier hill, train two keeps switching. Train three takes train ones cars. Here it is next to an old Erie signal:

One of the cars looked cool:


More videos coming, they take so long to up-load...

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
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C'mon Lenny...fess up. When and where was it taken?

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007, 08:46:57 PM »
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Inspired by Gregg's pics from last week, especially the 'opportune' shot of 121, I dug up some 20-30 year old B & W prints and scanned them in, hence the quality is not 100%.

First up, a Polish Railways Ty246 class 2-10-0 at Torun in July 1977 - one of 100 built by in the US by Baldwin, Alco and Lima in 1947.



Next is one of 382 0-6-0Ts built by Davenport, Porter and Vulcan Ironworks for the USATC in the mid-1940s for service in Europe. After WWII, fourteen ended up shunting Southampton Docks in the UK. 30064 is preserved on the Bluebell Railway and was photographed there in 1975.




Finally, another 2-10-0, this time one of 88 built by Vulcan Ironworks, Wilkes Barre between 1948-49 for the Turkish Railways. Nicknamed 'Skyliners' one of a handful of survivors in April 1984 was photographed on a pick-up freight at Irmak.



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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 11:37:25 PM »
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Summer 2000.  I actually captured a shot of Conrail fading into history...

Lee,

You sure that photo isn't from 1999? The last un-patched CR units I ever saw were in late 1999. And being so close to a major paint shop, I can't imagine the Altoona pusher fleet went very long without being re-numbered...

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Re: March 29, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photos
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007, 07:48:40 AM »
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Now you've got me wondering...  I had taken a trip up there in 93 or 94, and it's possible that the pictures got shuffled in the big shoebox.  Fortunately I never sullied the backs with any kind of labeling...


This is from the same trip.  It's hard to tell in my pictures... the weather is almost always crappy when I go up there, so it's hard to differentiate the trips.  The Q scheme does look awfully fresh in this picture....

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