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August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« on: August 23, 2007, 01:14:23 PM »
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Here are three more taken in August, 1957 - almost exactly 50 years ago - of B&O Mikados.

B&O Q4b 465 heads East at dawn from Willard, OH:


B&O Q4b Mikado 475 at the enginehouse in Fairmont, WV:


B&O Q4b Mikado 483 at Fairmont, WV:



Now, what have y'all got to share?

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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 03:02:17 PM »
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An "IC" -9.
Mike;  Are you sure, I've never seen a -9 sublettered for IC only the former LMS -8s.  Speaking of sublettering this is a new one on me, never seen CN used on the cabside before.


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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007, 03:04:27 PM »
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What was once common is now rare, a CN GP40-2W leads an inter-modal train early Monday morning;


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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 05:08:40 PM »
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Couple photos I took from the mid 70's.  PC near Chambersburg, PA



A couple WM just west of Gettysburg during the winter.




Hopefully I'll have some new (old) photos available next week if I get the slides converted to CD's on time.
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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 05:20:10 PM »
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Proto Foto Fun 2007 08 23


Taken on July 25, 2007, from Interstate 80, looking at the UP (former Southern Pacific)
Donner Pass line, :











Enjoy.
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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 05:22:24 PM »
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And out of the files...

Taken 2 years ago this month - Caltrain in San Mateo, CA:

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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 05:45:35 PM »
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December 1961. Chama. Water dripping from around a warm boiler during a well below zero night resulted in a build up of ice that froze the locomotive to the rails. Burning oil soaked waste under the wheels resolved the problem.

This is one of John West's photos from his site       http://narrowgaugememories.com/main.php

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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007, 10:54:31 PM »
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Been a bit busy of late so haven't been posting much.

Managed to grab a few days break in North Queensland and took some time out to get some coverage of the sugar cane railways in the area. All but one of Queensland's mills are 2' gauge and combined they haul over 30 million tonnes of cane a year.

First up, Mulgrave Mill No 18 passes under the 3'6" gauge Queensland Rail line that takes the tourist train up to Kuranda.



The most northerly mill is Mossman. Here a couple of 0-6-0 diesels head back to the mill with a load. The hills in the background are the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.



A twin bogie diesel built locally by E M Baldwin - at Mossman Mill



A rebuilt twin bogie loco rebuilt from a former 3'6" gauge switcher on the Tully Mill network



Two of Tully Mill's 0-6-0s



Another shot of Mulgrave 18, this time looking down from the QR 3'6" gauge line. This location is no more than 15 minutes drive from the centre of Cairns and was only 5 minutes from my beach side hotel!



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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 11:25:08 PM »
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Wow Wes, that's wild, and Bob, just wow.

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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 10:58:22 AM »
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An "IC" -9.
Mike;  Are you sure, I've never seen a -9 sublettered for IC only the former LMS -8s.  Speaking of sublettering this is a new one on me, never seen CN used on the cabside before.

Yes. The 2700 series -9s are sublettered IC. I think they spend most of their time on the IC part of the system too, because I've never actually seen one, and they've been around for a few years now.

I've seen photos of a few other CN units that have actually been given CN sublettering, though I haven't seen one personally yet. I hear the former IC Homewood shop does a lot of the work these days and they like to subletter even the pure CN units. I've also seen lots of CN covered hoppers repainted in brown by IC shops. It's a dead giveaway because there's no noodle logo and the number font is an IC style.

I guess that's what happens when you let the former head honcho of a road you took over be your president. (It's been somewhat facetiously said that IC is the only railroad that's ever been paid for the privilege of taking over a much larger road).

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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007, 12:18:53 PM »
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Proto Foto Fun 2007 08 23


Taken on July 25, 2007, from Interstate 80, looking at the UP (former Southern Pacific)
Donner Pass line, :











Enjoy.

When I first saw the first photo I thought it was a damn good model until I realized it was the real thing.
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Re: August 23, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2007, 09:40:07 PM »
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Yes. The 2700 series -9s are sublettered IC. I think they spend most of their time on the IC part of the system too, because I've never actually seen one, and they've been around for a few years now.


I've never seen an IC unit in the lead, they usually trail around here so Mike was very fortunate indeed.  Finally saw my first IC Spartan cab SD70 coming into Montreal last week.