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March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:08:04 AM »
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We're on the Chicago Transit Authority in June of 1959, when it was undergoing many changes.

Here's the first of the median strip rapid transit lines. The old elevated it replaced, due to be torn down shortly, crosses above. Imagine that little traffic in Chicago today!


On the outer end of the Lake elevated line, it ran on the surface in 1959 and used trolley poles for current collection. Here are a pair of cars with the poles up at the point where the third rail ends.


A shot at the end of the Lake line. The train will cross over to the right hand track just beyond the platform.


Trolley poles down, a Lake train circumnavigates the Loop.


Next week, the Connecticut Electric Railway Museum at Warehouse Point.

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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 02:19:24 PM »
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Some time in the mid-90's I believe, Amtrak showed off what I remember to be a Swedish built train.  One of the big features was the built in tilting mechanism on the cars.















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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 04:17:06 PM »
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That would be the X2000. They demoed that and the German ICE before deciding to build the Acela.

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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 05:08:05 PM »
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Here's a few shots from Strasburg, PA taken I think in 1978:



Anyone know what kind of car is setting next to the VW.



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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 05:22:04 PM »
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How about some prancing ponies this week...
The first one is nekkid.  Andy shot this back in 04 when some Atlas board locals got a tour of Bayview.


We also caught an Acela set rushing past...


This one was at Delmar back in January.


A couple at York, PA in December:


Some interesting power at the Curve two years ago...


And at Cresson last summer.




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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 05:27:20 PM »
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Anyone know what kind of car is setting next to the VW.

It looks like a Renault, but I'm not able to find the model number. So I'm probably wrong.
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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008, 05:39:57 PM »
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NEKKID.  Didn't know you were a swampland redneck!!!!!

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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008, 06:37:11 PM »
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Clinging to what snow is left, a few recent shots:

Even I can lay track better than this:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=228928

Cowl GE:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=228940

Two shots of how NOT to run intermodal traffic:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=228940
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=228961

Branchline freight arriving at the yard and connection to the rest of the world:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=229049
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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008, 07:06:09 PM »
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Continuing last week's Indian journey, here are a few more pics taken in December 1978/January 1979. These were all taken from Agfa CT18 colour slides, scanned and then converted B & W.

First up my personal favourites - the broad gauge (5'6") XE class 2-8-2s - this one on shed at the delightfully named Jha Jha 



At the time, with the exception of China, Asansol, north of Calcutta, would have been possibly the world largest steam shed - another XE alongside a WP 4-6-2



Sitrampur, near Asansol, had between 20 & 30 of these vintage 2-8-0 HGS class alloocated for use on the Bengal coalfields branches



At Ranchi on the South Eastren Railway, two 1920s built narrow gauge (2'6") 2-8-2s are prepared for work on the branch used for carrying iron ore.



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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008, 12:27:44 AM »
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Some more shots out of my old pic collection-once again, apologies for the poor quality of the
pics, & my poor photography skills.

A few more taken around the B&O freight station here in town from October 1979:

One of the old tank cars on the siding behind the station:


C&O GP7 sitting in front of the station:


B&O M-26 (?) boxcar apparently being used for MW storage:


2 CR Geeps powering the westbound local run that switched the local industries:


Another trackage shot this time looking south from the bridge location pic from last week in the
spring of 1980-Left to Right: CR ex PC ex PRR Pittsburgh/Chicago main (now NS); CR branch to the Republic Steel plant a mile or south; NW ex NKP ex WLE spur to the freight station across the river & line south to Navarre (now long gone); Chessie ex B&O line south to Wheeling (now RJ Corman/Ohio Central & abandoned south of Uhrichsville/Dennison 20 miles south.) Interesting about the Republic
Steel spur is all 3 lines took turns in switching it, each taking 4 months of the year. The spur is still
there but unused as Republic is gone & in the process of being torn down.


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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 04:04:46 PM »
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Anyone know what kind of car is setting next to the VW.
It looks like a Renault, but I'm not able to find the model number. So I'm probably wrong.
Looks like a Renault 6 to me, except I'm used to seeing them as hatchbacks ... wonder if they made them in sedan form w/ a trunk for the NA market ???

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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 10:07:29 AM »
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Anyone know what kind of car is setting next to the VW.
It looks like a Renault, but I'm not able to find the model number. So I'm probably wrong.
Looks like a Renault 6 to me, except I'm used to seeing them as hatchbacks ... wonder if they made them in sedan form w/ a trunk for the NA market ???

Here is a Renault 6 I found on the net , it look close , but there is one window more :

Thanks ,
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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 06:33:50 PM »
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Anyone know what kind of car is setting next to the VW.
It looks like a Renault, but I'm not able to find the model number. So I'm probably wrong.
Looks like a Renault 6 to me, except I'm used to seeing them as hatchbacks ... wonder if they made them in sedan form w/ a trunk for the NA market ???



Here is a Renault 6 I found on the net , it look close , but there is one window more :

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I don't think I agree with a Renault 6.  The mystery car has rear fenders that don't look like they were designed for fender skirts.  Not to mention, it doesn't have any.

It looks like a Toyota or Simca to me, but I can't find anything to prove it.
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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 07:32:14 PM »
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Anyone know what kind of car is setting next to the VW.
It looks like a Renault, but I'm not able to find the model number. So I'm probably wrong.
Looks like a Renault 6 to me, except I'm used to seeing them as hatchbacks ... wonder if they made them in sedan form w/ a trunk for the NA market ???
Here is a Renault 6 I found on the net , it look close , but there is one window more :

--Img removed from quote--

I don't think I agree with a Renault 6.  The mystery car has rear fenders that don't look like they were designed for fender skirts.  Not to mention, it doesn't have any.

It looks like a Toyota or Simca to me, but I can't find anything to prove it.

It would appear that it is indeed a Simca:

http://www.rootes-chrysler.co.uk/car-development/dev1100.html
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Re: March 27, 2008 (Thursday) Proto Photo topic
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 10:05:25 AM »
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Cool MILW boxcar!