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October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« on: October 25, 2007, 11:19:33 AM »
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Some B&M Pacifics, taken April 21 and 22, 1956:

B&M 3687 at the Boston engine terminal:


B&M 3713 at Boston preparing for the trip to Portland:


B&M 3713 at Portland Passenger Station:


B&M 3713 is undergoing restoration to operating condition at Steamtown in Scranton, PA.

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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 11:49:47 AM »
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Some more autumn shots:

Westbound freight. I love the lighting at this time of year!
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=208023

Brand new CN SD70M-2.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=208013

CN freight with a bunch of dimentional loads including windmill parts.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=208012

VIA westbound, all stainless steel cars.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=208011
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 03:50:41 PM »
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Bought these on E-bay:

Lake Erie & Eastern (P&LE) 2-8-0 9489 in East Youngstown, May 21st 1933.

And this postcard:

This is the Erie working on re-aligning the main line. Here the yellow is the old line, red is the bridge in the photo:
[img width= height=]http://lh3.google.com/ErieChris333/RyDz_Q6tUQI/AAAAAAAACVU/j3asHha_M9E/s800/East%20Hubbard.jpg[/img]
And the original plans:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/dwg/121-21-col.gif
To the right is Chestnut Ridge Rd., where I went to kindergarten  8)
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 05:27:39 PM »
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Here are a few shots of Potomac Yard from the mid 70's:
I'm standing of the Rt 1 bridge over the yard.  Not only is the yard long gone but so is this bridge:

Typical hump power for the yard.  Notice the plane landing at National Airport in the background:

Hump tower looking over Southbound yard:

Southern bringing a cut of cars into the yard:

RF&P switcher adding a caboose to a Chessie train.  I'm standing of what used to be the right of way for the Washington and Old Dominion RR for this shot.



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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 07:21:03 PM »
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 09:41:41 PM »
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I spent last Friday through Sunday around Altoona, taking in the fall colors. The Friday album is here:

http://sean121982.rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.aspx?id=26509

Highlight of the day happened quite early. I chased a westbound 539 out of Altoona after hearing him get a Form-D to run on Track 1 from Alto to MO interlocking in Cresson. This meant that he would be running UP what is known as "The Slide", a stretch of 2.27 % grade, the steepest on the entire mountain, which rarely sees westbound traffic. A little more light would have been great, but I still love this shot from the top of the mountain:

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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2007, 12:13:09 AM »
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Sean,
What is that shack to the left of the tracks for?

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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2007, 12:45:12 AM »
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Carl,

It used to be SF tower. This spot was the junction of the Pittsburgh Line and the New Portage Secondary, which was an alternate route that bypassed Horseshoe Curve via Hollidaysburg and Muleshoe Curve. The small bridge the train is crossing is where the New Portage Secondary passed under track 1, allowing westbound trains to use the Allegheny or Gallitzin tunnels.
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007, 10:14:06 AM »
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It used to be SF tower.

SF was on the downgrade (east) side of the bridge and was accessible from both ROW's.  the building is/was a tool shed.

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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2007, 03:41:55 AM »
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Couple days late with this one.

Coming home from work at 3am and pulled over to take this at the BOF of WCI steel. Any idea how to avoid the star bursts from the lights?

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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2007, 05:50:04 PM »
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Couple days late with this one.

Coming home from work at 3am and pulled over to take this at the BOF of WCI steel. Any idea how to avoid the star bursts from the lights?

Polarizing Filter?
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2007, 09:08:44 PM »
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SF was on the downgrade (east) side of the bridge and was accessible from both ROW's.  the building is/was a tool shed.

Then you might want to write the authors of the book "Altoona Action" and tell them they're wrong, cause they were my source for the info.
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2007, 09:13:12 PM »
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Great shot, Sean.  What's the big gizmo on the flat car?
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Re: October 25, 2007 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2007, 09:35:31 PM »
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Thanks, Lee. It's a transformer on an 8-axle QTTX flat.
Sean