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Lenny53

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Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:36:08 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 06:58:46 AM »
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I love that.  Is it the bridge onto Montreal?

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 08:35:28 AM »
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Colton Tower is the busiest place in SoCal. Tower razed in 1980:




In memory of Frank Eckler, 2nd trick operator. He was a good friend to many railfans. The box to his left is full of doll parts, he had a hobby/sideline of restoring dolls:




If Frank in that setting seems somehow familiar, take a look at http://www.humpyard.com/, from when the tower was still strongarm. The entire operation was reduced to that little white and gray box on the desk behind him in the above pic.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 08:41:08 AM »
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Continuing the tower theme, how about a couple from Stateline Tower, in Hammond, Indiana. '76 or '77, IIRC:




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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 09:05:12 AM »
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A GO Train at Pickering, ON., with a pretty rare back to back set of F59's. Traditionally, all GO units face east and cab cars west, so finding this set was a pretty good catch:

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 12:06:45 PM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 04:45:18 PM »
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I love that.  Is it the bridge onto Montreal?
Yes, this is the western tip of the island, Sainte Anne de Bellevue.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 05:05:51 PM »
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Thanks, it looked familiar.  It is one of my favorite locations on the VIA trip to Montreal.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 23/12
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 12:33:50 PM »
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