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Sept. 20, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« on: September 20, 2007, 09:33:58 AM »
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Some more B&O "President" Pacifics today, in storage at Benwood, WV, in August 1957.

No. 105 has the centered headlight and air pumps moved to the pilot beam, but original tender:


Those 80 inch drivers on No. 106 look might impressive up close!


No. 112 has the 12-wheel tender, but still has spoked main drivers:


Next week, B&O's T3 Mountains, in action.

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Re: Sept. 20, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 10:04:44 AM »
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Nice.  I like the close up of the drivers on the #106.    8)

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 05:04:32 PM »
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In the mid 70's, the NRHS held its convention in Washington, DC.  Ran a trip from Cumberland to DC.  My friends and I jumped into my 69 Mustang and followed this special.  Here are a few shots from that day:



Crossing the Anacosta River inDC.


Train was going to be stopped for awhile so we hung around the bridge and I got these photos:



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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 05:25:02 PM »
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wow, NRHS in DC! I was almost a teen then.

It seems all the train nuts and model railroaders have been purged from the DC area now, but I bet they're still around, lurking and hidden in basements ...


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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 05:48:54 PM »
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Wow Bob, you could put out a book with those photos.  I like CR 9950:
http://www.conrailcorp.com/9950.jpg

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 05:52:46 PM »
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9950 took the place of some old PC Baldwin switchers which worked out of Benning Yard.  Hated it then but now realize how unique this unit was.  I'll post somemore photos from this trip next week.
Bob

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Re: Sept. 20, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 07:49:07 PM »
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WHOA!!!!! 9950!!!!!

The noseless RS3m.

You don't happen to have a shot of it coming, do you? I've always wondered what that end looked like.

BTW, it was the only one like that on the roster. I knew it lived around here, but yours is the best pic I've ever seen.

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Re: Sept. 20, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 07:51:41 PM »
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Oh wait, here's another photo:
http://www.conrailcorp.com/9950.jpg

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 08:09:08 PM »
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WHOA!!!!! 9950!!!!!

The noseless RS3m.

You don't happen to have a shot of it coming, do you? I've always wondered what that end looked like.

BTW, it was the only one like that on the roster. I knew it lived around here, but yours is the best pic I've ever seen.
It sounded like any other GP-7/9 with that EMD engine tucked inside.

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 10:42:35 PM »
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A couple shots from St. Denis last Sunday after the BANTRAK meeting...

CSX 5453 (ES44DC) leads Q702 westbound on Track 1.  Train E725 can be seen in the distance on Track 3.



CSX 1 "Spirit of West Virginia" (AC400CW) leads E725 westbound while Q702 can still be seen in the background.



Rare sighting (well, for me anyway) of a CSX SD70ACe as CSX 4850 leads E722 westbound on Track 3.



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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 08:37:40 AM »
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Could you give me directions to this location coming from PG county.
Bob

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Re: Sept. 20, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 09:00:19 AM »
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Skip Barber was kind enough to provide me with some pictures from the big West Virginia Central excursion last weekend in Elkins.  He granted permission for me to put them up on my website, and to share them with you here...


Departing Elkins







There's more at my web gallery:  http://www.wmrywesternlines.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6

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Re: Sept. 20, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2007, 09:02:36 AM »
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Could you give me directions to this location coming from PG county.
Bob

I-95 north, exit I-195 toward airport, exit US 1 - turn right, make immediate right onto South St.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=relay,+md&ie=UTF8&ll=39.223028,-76.705942&spn=0.0126,0.020084&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 09:04:06 AM »
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Thanks.  I'll have to get there.
Bob