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Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« on: January 23, 2014, 05:38:58 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 01:10:01 PM »
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A modeling project for the person looking to use a few odds and ends.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 03:27:23 PM »
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I was just down the street from that McDonalds today. I think it's an old NYC car. Last I heard McDs was trying to dump it, but that was a few years ago, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere.


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 07:15:17 PM »
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A modeling project for the person looking to use a few odds and ends.

I'll have to say I've never seen that before. What state and city is this oddity in?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 07:55:55 PM »
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I sifted through more photos of a visit to the Cumbres & Toltec back on opening weekend in May of 2008.

















Lastly, a photo of me (in blue jacket) and friend and former coworker Matt Gaudynski (now of Fox Valley Models) freezing our butts off in the open car at 10,000 ft Cumbres pass in a rain storm.


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 07:57:56 PM »
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I'll have to say I've never seen that before. What state and city is this oddity in?

Not that much of an oddity. "Barstow Station" (a McDonald's in Barstow of Santa Fe fame) has several old cars as seating areas around a central food-prep building built to look like an old two-story wooden depot. Definitely not your every-day McD's. This particular McDonald's is the last such oasis between L.A. and Las Vegas, so is incredibly popular and nearly always crowded. I would say those cars aren't going anywhere soon.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 10:03:26 PM »
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I sifted through more photos of a visit to the Cumbres & Toltec back on opening weekend in May of 2008.



Erik

That looks like an amazing trip to take 8) Not having a lot of experience with steam I have a question. Is that the normal sized coal in the tender for locomotives? Looks like it would get pretty heavy to shovel by the time the run is over.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 10:04:39 PM »
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Not that much of an oddity. "Barstow Station" (a McDonald's in Barstow of Santa Fe fame) has several old cars as seating areas around a central food-prep building built to look like an old two-story wooden depot. Definitely not your every-day McD's. This particular McDonald's is the last such oasis between L.A. and Las Vegas, so is incredibly popular and nearly always crowded. I would say those cars aren't going anywhere soon.

Thanks for the info 8) I may try my hand at something similar for my layout.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 11:34:58 PM »
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That looks like an amazing trip to take 8) Not having a lot of experience with steam I have a question. Is that the normal sized coal in the tender for locomotives? Looks like it would get pretty heavy to shovel by the time the run is over.

The coal is the normal size for down there.  I've ridden the C&TS a bunch of times and the Durango & Silverton a few times and the coal looks to always be that size.  The fireman on  the 6 hour trip on the C&TS typically shovels 5 to 7 tons of coal, depending which locomotive he's firing and how heavy the train is.  The engineer usually can be seen shoveling a few times on the trip as he gives the fireman a break.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 07:50:40 AM »
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I should have mentioned the McDonalds is in Fall River, Mass.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 09:20:45 AM »
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Late to the party... CN freight is blizzard conditions:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=13135
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 04:31:06 PM »
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 The photos are great .

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 05:58:48 PM »
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Your trusting Reading engineer at the throttle of an RDC from Philadelphia to Pottsville, PA.



Thanks to the Friends of the Reading group on Facebook I can now place a name to this engineer.

Mr. Ed Mcmanus.  After 45 years plus, thanks to the internet, I can place a name to a photo. 

Seems he had 2 brothers that were also engineers and his father was also.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 09:56:07 PM »
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Not that much of an oddity. "Barstow Station" (a McDonald's in Barstow of Santa Fe fame) has several old cars as seating areas around a central food-prep building built to look like an old two-story wooden depot. Definitely not your every-day McD's. This particular McDonald's is the last such oasis between L.A. and Las Vegas, so is incredibly popular and nearly always crowded. I would say those cars aren't going anywhere soon.

Barstow Station, the family fun destination!

Been inside a few times, can't see the tracks from inside.

So my trips to Barstow from Vegas always involved stopping there for drive thru then hit up the Amtrak station, it had shade, and could photo trains.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 23/14
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2014, 01:40:01 PM »
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Late to the party... CN freight is blizzard conditions:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=13135

Usually no tankers are coupled directly to a locomotive , in this case there is one on each ends !!!!
Must be something else than petroleum products in there .
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