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Back to the Philadelphia & Western Railway division of Phila. Suburban Transportation Co. this week with some shots taken at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, PA. This was a unique terminal, serving the Market St. Elevated, the broad gauge PSTC trolley network and the standard gauge, 3rd rail P&W.

P&W Bullet 201 departs for Norristown on a misty April 3, 1956, while another "Bullet" arrives from there:


P&W's other cars in the 1950s were the "Strafford" cars, named for a line no longer in service by then. Here No. 168 departs for Norristown on the same date as above:


The weather was a lot sunnier on Sept 1, 1957 when Strafford car 164 was photographed on the storage track while Bullet 208 loaded at the outbound platform in the Upper Darby terminal.


Next week, Philadelphia Transportation Co., streetcars and a subway-elevated box motor?

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Re: May 17, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 01:31:28 PM »
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I knew there had to be a NYC station in Youngstown, OH at one time, but had no idea where it was or what it looked like. Now I have "Railroad Depots of Northeast Ohio" and found this:


It was opened in 1926 and replaced an older LS&MS brick station, this is right about where the NYC ended and the P&LE started. This is also where the Erie would switch to P&LE rails to make it to Pittsburgh.

In 1956 the station was up for sale and no one bought it so in the 1960's (explain why I never saw it) it was torn down.
This is what the area looks like today:
[img width= height=]http://lh4.google.com/image/ErieChris333/RkyPSmxJmuI/AAAAAAAAAVI/jP9-y-pw6Fc/s400/IMG_3807.JPG[/img]

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Couple shots from Southen Steam Special during the early 70's.


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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 05:34:39 PM »
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St Dennis .. the track work is finally done .. Signals go live next week ,,, I was thinking this would make a good NERails picture ..

[img width= height=]http://lh3.google.com/image/acsxfan1/RkzG5dylu1I/AAAAAAAAA2M/K7xMvfrrSVU/s800/IMG_1445.jpg[/img]
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Re: May 17, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2007, 08:48:44 PM »
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Finally got out with the camera last Friday after about a two month hiatus....

Fairly self explanatory......



The daily stone train from the Barossa Valley to Port Adelaide nears its destination. A new rail bridge over the Port River, which can be seen left background, will by pass the current circuitous route through the Port Adelaide suburbs.



Associated with the new bridge is restoration of the second track as part of the link to the container and grain terminals at Pelican Point. A G & W Alco DL531 heads up a short train about to start dropping ballast on the new track.



Note the proto-Pelican bottom right



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Re: May 17, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2007, 11:31:20 PM »
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Hmmm-I don't think I've checked out this part of the Railwire-some cool pics here.

I love those Aussie shots. For us Yanks "up over", the Barossa Valley is home to
top shelf vineyards (read that -wine-) which is as top shelf as anything France,
Italy or the Napa valley puts out. (north-northwest of Adelaide if I'm not mistaken)

I'd love to see those tagged covered hoppers closer. I find Aussie rolling stock quite
fascinating-to me it's like a combination of 1/2 European, 1/2 North American.

1 more off-topic mention, then I'm heading for bed. I'd love to own an Aussie-built
car, being Ford, Holden (GM) or Chrysler. I found out not too long ago that there
are -less than 100- Aussie built cars in the US, believe it or not. I've been fortunate
to see 3 of them-1 a mid 70's Ford Falcon Ute (with a 428 SCJ & 4-spd-locally owned)
& 2 Chrysler Valiant Chargers at the Mopar Nationals in Indy about 10 yrs ago-a fella
in Texas imports them, but cost is a bit prohibitive now-I'll keep dreaming.

Anyways, on topic, back to TRAINS. Now that I now this category exists, I'll throw
some neat proto pics as I get them this summer.   
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Re: May 17, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2007, 09:31:10 AM »
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I love those Aussie shots. For us Yanks "up over", the Barossa Valley is home to
top shelf vineyards (read that -wine-) which is as top shelf as anything France,
Italy or the Napa valley puts out. (north-northwest of Adelaide if I'm not mistaken)

North by north east - north by north west and your feet would be getting wet!

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1 more off-topic mention, then I'm heading for bed. I'd love to own an Aussie-built
car, being Ford, Holden (GM) or Chrysler. I found out not too long ago that there
are -less than 100- Aussie built cars in the US, believe it or not.

Not quite - you are forgetting the Pontiac GTOs delivered between 2004-2006 which are
basically a re-badged left-hand drive Holden Monaro built at Elizabeth, about 20 minutes drive from here.

There is talk of possibly another similar re-badged effort in 2009.

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Re: May 17, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2007, 10:49:52 PM »
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Hi Wes-actually no I didn't forget about those-I was thinking of cars that weren't
re-engineered. (my bud in Toowoomba was the 1st one to tell me about those when
they came out-he's a drag racer who races a '77 Holden Statesman-last I heard he
was giving it a total overhaul & converting to left hand drive ironically)

Funny thing about those GTOs tho-I guess the radio controls are still set up for
right hand drive. (volume/station selection) oh well!
Mitch
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