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The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« on: February 02, 2006, 03:35:17 PM »
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Since Sean (GonzoCRFan) hasn't started it yet, I'll have a go at it. I have been scanning some of my old black and white photos and will share a few each week. Let's go South of the Border to old México, this week.

First, the last open single truck trolley operating in revenue service, Veracruz #7, 2/62:


Ex. Mexico City Peter Witt #307 along the beach in Veracruz, 2/62:


Ferrocarriles Unidos Del Sureste 3 foot gauge #82 departs Merida, Yucatan, with a mixto in June, 1968:


International trolleys! El Paso City Lines PCC #1514 in Cuidad Jaurez, MX, 3/62:

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 03:44:22 PM »
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Quite possibly my favorite photo:


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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 03:57:05 PM »
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 04:05:50 PM »
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I posted the color version of this before, but I think I like it this way better.
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 04:15:48 PM »
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This one in Petaluma , California in july 2001 :




These in Montreal , a couple of summers ago :








Railroad bridge over the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie , NY  . The rails where removed around 1972 after a fire :


« Last Edit: February 02, 2006, 04:18:38 PM by trainforfun »
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 06:45:34 PM »
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Bad place for a derailment.  This is a Rio Grande Southern train on Butterfly Trestle 44A (Ophir Loop, Colorado.)

Photo courtesy of the Fort Lewis College Collection.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 08:08:32 PM »
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Some might remember me "bitching" that a item I bid on at E-bay was not showing up in "My E-bay". It was a Erie camelback postcard. Well it did finally show up in "my E-bay" and in fact was in "My Mailbox" two days later.
Here it is:


Erie H-10 1472 @ Youngstown OH in 1918

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 08:11:30 PM »
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Railroad bridge over the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie , NY  . The rails where removed around 1972 after a fire

It that bridge still standing? Seems like a lot of scrap $$$ for someone not to of torn it down yet.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 08:57:17 PM »
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Palmer, MA last Friday.



I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 09:22:53 PM »
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It that bridge still standing? Seems like a lot of scrap $$$ for someone not to of torn it down yet.
Chris, the bridge is still standing and is used as part of a foot trail, I believe. I can't imagine that the cost of demolition would make it worth selling it for scrap. Who owns it, anyway?

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2006, 12:02:18 AM »
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Carrolton, TX:


Plano, Tx:


Was happy to catch this one in the consist:


Plano, Tx:

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2006, 03:13:33 PM »
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It that bridge still standing? Seems like a lot of scrap $$$ for someone not to of torn it down yet.
Chris, the bridge is still standing and is used as part of a foot trail, I believe. I can't imagine that the cost of demolition would make it worth selling it for scrap. Who owns it, anyway?

The bridge was still there september 16 th , 2005 . I am shure it is still there , the waitress in the restaurant told me they were suppose to do a bike trail on it . This was not done at time of picture . To do a path they need to put fence on both side also .

Here is a map , the road bridge is the Mid Hudson Bridge , I tried to get a satellite picture but the resolution in that area is not great :

http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm?lat=41.707800999999996&lon=-73.942182&scale=24000&zoom=100&type=1&icon=0&searchscope=dom&CFID=4220749&CFTOKEN=25377318&scriptfile=http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm&latlontype=DMS

 
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2006, 04:23:27 PM »
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Thanks for the info.

I looked it up on Google earth, but it's low res in that area. Just seems like if it wasn't in use someone would make it gone quick. It's a pretty big bridge, not that I want to see it torn down though. Would be cool to ride a bike across it  8)

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2006, 04:49:23 PM »
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Chris, big bridges like the one at Poughkeepsie cost far more to take down than they would garner in the sale of scrap steel. The bridge was owned by the Penn Central as successor to the New Haven and was on a line not taken over by Conrail. Suspect it has now come under ownership of the state or a local jursidiction for non-payment of property taxes, or possibly given to the state in lieu of taxes. There is a large (ex-NYC) bridge across the Ohio at Louisville of which only the overwater portion remains. It is simply is too expensive to remove it.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 02/02
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2006, 08:36:01 PM »
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Plano, Tx:


Mapleleafcentral, what is the road name on the third unit behind the KCS pair--the one in sort-of simplified Nickel Plate colors?

By the way, it's always nice to see pictures of KCS units in the old white and red scheme.