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Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« on: April 15, 2007, 09:08:47 PM »
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Here are some shot from the mid 50's near Wash, DC.


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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 09:09:22 PM »
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Correction Mid 70's not 50's.  Type faster than I think.
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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 09:29:33 PM »
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Some some reason I can't send more than 1 photo at a time, so here's another one:


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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 09:47:36 AM »
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Those are awesome. I love that era/area.

Just an FYI though. It's usually easier and quicker to upload the photos to a hosting service somewhere, like flickr or my favorite, Picassa (http://picasaweb.google.com/) and then link to them using the "image" button in the posts.

But if this works for you, it works for me!

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 01:10:16 PM »
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Thanks Ed.  I signed up for the one you pointed out.  Now to change the subject.  What's it take to get into the Atlas Forum.  Have been trying for months and never get anything back from them.  I'm stumped.
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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 03:29:54 PM »
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With Picasa, you can just paste their code directly into the message here, and it will work, no need to use the image button ..

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007, 04:06:19 PM »
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Atlas who?

When you say Railwire, you've said it all!

Railwire.. the forum that made Milwaukee famous!

When you're out of Railwire, you're out of Forums!

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 04:11:15 PM »
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One of the few units in PC paint that I've seen clean.  Since it was the first year of Amtrak I guess they might have washed them.
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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007, 04:34:35 PM »
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OK where if their code for pasting?  Have some other shots I would like to share.  Bob

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 06:52:00 PM »
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I'm not sure how picassa works, but if you right click on the image, you should get an option called "Properties" if you're using Internet Explorer.  Select that, then copy the http address, then paste it into the body of your post.

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2007, 07:37:13 PM »
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Was told that the train with the black PC unit was probably the Wash section of the Broadway Limited heading for Harrisburg, PA via the line old PRR route thru York and thats why the diesel on the head end.
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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2007, 07:40:57 PM »
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Oh wow, that'd have gone up the NC. That's so awesome.

Strange though, since they'd have to wye the train or do something else like that in Baltimore to go up the NC.

Or maybe by then it'd have gone up the Port Road.

Hmmm.

It could also be that PC was out of working electrics at the moment.

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2007, 07:46:38 PM »
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IIRC, the NC was out of service by 1972 due to flood damage, and yes, the Washington section of the "Twenty-Cent Broad" went via the Port Road, with a Diesel. Seen several photos of passenger trains with Diesels on the Port Road.

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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2007, 09:04:25 PM »
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This photo was taken in 1971, so it would go the NC route.  Don't know how they handled the train at Baltimore.  1971 ws an interesting year for watching Amtrak.  Could still kick myself for not having a camera once when a  southbound Florida train came thru Alexander, VA with an older CB&Q E-unit leading.  Great memories.


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Re: Northeast Corridor in the 70's.
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2007, 10:24:31 PM »
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Not quite the Northeast Corridor but close.  Ex-Reading, Conrail patch job.  Photo taken at Va Ave Tower, Wash, DC.


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