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August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« on: August 16, 2007, 09:59:01 AM »
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It's Thursday again, time for some oldies but goodies from more than a half century ago...

First, MEC 710, an E7, departs Portland, ME, with a passenger train.


B&O Q4b Mikado 441 on the ready track at Benwood, WV, in August 1957:


B&O Q4b Mikado 427 at the coaling dock, Willard, OH, August 1957:


Next week, more B&O steam.

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 12:30:55 PM »
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The best shot from my vacation, Arkansas & Missouri transfer crossing the Arkansas River at Van Buren, AR. I would love to get back to the A&M real soon!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=197327
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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 01:31:12 PM »
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The best shot from my vacation, Arkansas & Missouri transfer crossing the Arkansas River at Van Buren, AR. I would love to get back to the A&M real soon!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=197327

Ex BCR alc on the bridge?

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 07:52:48 PM »
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Friend of mine sent me these.  First is Sperry Railcar in Helena, Montana:




He found this in Whitefish, Montana:



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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 08:39:30 PM »
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What is that GN unit?

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 09:23:52 PM »
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Whatever it is, I'd call it 'Funkadelically righteous!'
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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007, 09:35:31 PM »
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Here's one I forgot to post of the rear.



I was hoping someone could tell me something about this unit.  Is kind of funky.

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 06:48:04 AM »
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What is that GN unit?
It's an NW3, a rare bird indeed as only 7 were built, all for GN.

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 09:31:52 AM »
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Think of them as NW2s with steam generators.

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 09:35:26 AM »
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
The EMD NW3 was a 1,000 hp (750 kW) road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois between November 1939 and March 1942. A total of seven were built for the Great Northern Railway, the sole original purchaser; they were originally numbered #5400-5406 and later renumbered #175-181.

The locomotive fundamentally consists of an NW2 hood, prime mover (a V12 EMD 567 diesel engine) and main generator on a long frame with road trucks (Blomberg Bs). The extra length was used for a large cab and an additional, full-width hood section, which contained a steam generator for passenger service. The boiler's exhaust was in the front center of the cab, between the front windows and exiting at the middle of the roof front.

The locomotives were delivered in GN's black diesel paint scheme of the time, but were later repainted in the bright, orange and green "Empire Builder" scheme. The short exhaust stacks as delivered were at some point replaced by standard conical EMD switcher stacks.

The first four locomotives were traded in by GN to EMD on new locomotives in 1965. The remaining three locomotives were sold to other railroads: #179 was sold to A.E. Staley Co. of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, keeping the same number; #180 was sold to the Clinchfield Railroad as their #361; #181 went to Anaconda Aluminium as their #100. The Clinchfield locomotive was scrapped; the Anaconda Aluminum unit is on display at the Whitefish, Montana depot in its GN "Empire Builder" colors, while A.E. Staley #179 is still in service as of 2004.


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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 03:11:09 PM »
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Our trackcar club was filmed on Monday for a TV show that will be airing in NH the first week of Sept, also got a chance to meet the French President







Milford & Bennington Trackcar run from Sunday in Bennington, NH

At the paper mill




Along the line (Former B&M Hillsboro Branch)










Former B&M 1423




I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2007, 01:16:50 AM »
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Ian, I'm guessing you own a speeder? I love those little guys. My fiance'
& I got to ride an open Fairmount at Orrville's Depot Days last summer.
Luck was with us-we got the one with the "B&O" sticker on it. (Didn't get
the chance to ask the owner if it was an original B&O though.) Anyways
they ran them down the old PRR interchange track with the WLE about a
mile, full throttle.
Mitch
They're not "Crown Victorias"-they're known
as "Police Interceptors"

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2007, 12:16:19 PM »
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Ian, I'm guessing you own a speeder? I love those little guys. My fiance'
& I got to ride an open Fairmount at Orrville's Depot Days last summer.
Luck was with us-we got the one with the "B&O" sticker on it. (Didn't get
the chance to ask the owner if it was an original B&O though.) Anyways
they ran them down the old PRR interchange track with the WLE about a
mile, full throttle.

Mitch, I own two, a 1985 Woodings CBI and a 1954 Fairmont A5-C. I have a BLAST running in them, but it takes away from my modeling most of the year because I run them so much!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: August 16, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2007, 04:04:34 PM »
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Oh wow, I didn't realize the Woodings car was an '85. I didn't think they made the things that recently, I'd have figured that their niche would've been pretty much taken over by high-rails.