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June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« on: June 07, 2007, 10:42:20 AM »
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Still more Philadelphia Transportation Co. photos that are over a half century old:

PTC 8030 on Market Street:


PTC 5230 in the carbarn:


About 5 minutes after I took the photo above, a motorman boarded 5230 and headed off for a revenue run:


End of PTC next week, plus one NKP.

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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 04:30:24 PM »
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Here are some shots of the Cumbres & Toltec’s 3 operational K-36s, #484, 487, 488 on opening day last month.  Sister K-36 #489 should be out of the shop and operational in a month or so.  Not bad looking for 82 years old!











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My D&RGW layout  . . . and other stuff
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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 04:46:13 PM »
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A couple shots I took at Alexandria, Va not to long ago.  First a southbound regional Amtrak.  Second a CSX garbage train also southbound.  If you've ever been close to one of these trains.  Well to put is nicely they stink like hell!






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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 04:59:36 PM »
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More crap from me:


EL RS3 running on the Gantlet track down South St. in Warren, OH 1963
[img width= height=]http://lh6.google.com/image/ErieChris333/Rmhrf7vKpLI/AAAAAAAAAhk/KZqKTfZPHFM/s800/IMG_4108.JPG[/img]
Just about the same view now. South St. is now Rt 422, the white hotel on the corner is now the paper storage area at the newspaper I work at, notice the blue sign "Tribune Chronicle"


Bought a book of NYC/P&LE Howard Fogg postcards. Here is the Lake Erie & Eastern crossing the Mahoning River at Brier Hill.

The abandoned bridge now.  :'(


West end of P&LE's Gateway yard in Campbell, OH Youngstown Sheet & Tube in the background.
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All that is left are the piers for the "high line" in the river.
Another view of the high line before it crosses the river:




And how about loading RR cars from a overpass?
[img width= height=]http://lh4.google.com/image/ErieChris333/RmhrlbvKpMI/AAAAAAAAAhs/ryqJGoL-4Ng/s800/IMG_4132.JPG[/img]
If you look close at the railings they are PRR with 3 poles.

And buried back in the old P&LE yard:

MT just released a 39' tank car this color.

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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 05:48:17 PM »
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What was the purpose of a gauntlet track at this location.  Has anyone ever modeled a gauntlet?
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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 06:43:39 PM »
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What was the purpose of a gauntlet track at this location.  Has anyone ever modeled a gauntlet?
Bob

In this case I think it was to scare the begeesus out of motorists.   :)

Geez Chris, you make it look like everything is abandoned or run down in Warren.  Hmmm, come to think of it, a lot of it is.   :P  I have the rest of my Dad's South street slides.  Now to get them scanned.

Haven't contributed in a while.  Having trouble mastering picassa and for some reason I can't always get to photobucket.  Here's a scan of a not too good photo.  An ABBA GP set going up the Cleveland Shortline at Cedar Hill from the University Circle transit stop platform



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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 06:49:20 PM »
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Bob,

What I read was that back when it was built in the 1800's by the Cleveland & Mahoning RR the people of Warren were so happy to get a rail line they let them build right down the street (only 2 blocks) Back then it was probably single tracked. Later when Erie double tracked it for East-West running a gauntlet was to easy way to go.

EL has plans to install spring switches at each end:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/dwg/71B-13391-A.GIF
But I don't think they ever did, instead in the 1970's they relocated the tracks back off the road.

You could model it, but you may have the same problems as the prototype did:

Two Berkshires sucking face  :P

Would have been great to see back then... Ore trains from Cleveland going to Youngstown, Cleveland-Pittsburgh passenger trains, all ran right down the street.  8)

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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 06:51:37 PM »
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Steve,
Yes please scan...call off work if you have to :D ;)

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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 08:27:56 PM »
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Not mine .. but found these on youtube .. C&O 614

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There are 8 sections of this video ...

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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 10:43:52 PM »
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Some high speed snippets this week....

French TGVs at Gare du Nord in November 1988



Eurostar in the Kentish Downs June 1998 - operating on 3rdrail, though this section has been by-passed by a new high-speed route. 



125mp HST units sit at the buffer stops at Paddington (London) - March 1989



A Japan Central Railway Series 300 Shinkansen at Nagoya - July 2004



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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2007, 12:45:28 AM »
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Chris, love your "then & now" pics!

Here's a few of the same from Sterling Ohio ("then" pics taken by George Elwood-Mr.Fallen Flags himself-
drop him a best wishes if you can-his son has been in the hospital & not doing well) taken in 1967,
& my pics from 2006.



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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2007, 06:46:06 AM »
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I thought it was about time I made a contribution :).

Freightliner Class 66 at Kennington, Oxfordshire, May 2005:


EWS Class 66 at Kennington, Oxfordshire, May 2005:


Regards,

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Re: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo Topic
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2007, 08:27:50 AM »
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For Gregg

PCC's at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum earlier this spring.  Presumably these will be parted out to keep the existing fleet running, or perhaps the two will be Frankensteined into one...

For Chris:

Circa 1985

And after a restoration project.  Sometimes before and after pics have a happy ending!

For Bob Bufkin

The Capitol Limited at Harper's Ferry with a Vista Dome!  Circa 1982

For Ed and Dave V.

The Shrewsbury Station on the Stewartstown RR from about 1979/80  (Anyone got a fresher pic of this?  Is it still there?

For John:

Tear down the whole friggin' layout, and do the Maryland Midland from end to end.

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