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The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« on: February 23, 2006, 09:28:35 AM »
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I went out Monday and did some railfanning, just so I'd have something to post this week.

D&H in South Philly with a brand-new GEVO:


Is it just me, or are the patched holes along the side of this gon left over from the days when gons used to carry cement containers?



The rest are here: http://sean121982.rrpicturearchives.net/archiveThumbs.aspx?id=10265
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 10:00:48 AM »
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Some more old stuff I scanned:

The crew checks the coal pile before a runby on SOU 722 in October 1972:


SOU 722 in a photo runby near Lumberton, MS, October 1972:


South Shore Traction Co. carbarn near Babylon, NY, circa 1900. Photographer unknown:


South Brooklyn Rwy. (ex BRT) 9422 open ended box motor, March 8, 1956:


TP-MPT 51 was sold to deBardeleben Coal in 1947, was still around in 1972:


Next week it'll be PRR steam!  ;D

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 11:37:14 AM »
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Some Swiss shots from last year. I can't remember if I posted them before, but now they are uploaded on to my server.









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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 02:28:31 PM »
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006, 02:56:44 PM »
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Gregg,

That open end box motor is cool, and the big white building behind it is even cooler.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 03:23:15 PM »
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Gregg,

That open end box motor is cool, and the big white building behind it is even cooler.

Tom, there were still four of those box motors around in 1960, although I don't think they'd turned a wheel in a half century then. Believe they all went to  museums. The warehouse behind it is part of Bush Terminal. There was an article on modeling the Bush Terminal in Model Railroad Planning either last year or the year before.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 03:41:35 PM »
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That box motor looks like it was rednecked together.
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 03:46:00 PM »
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 03:48:17 PM »
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image removed to minimize repetition

Is there a model for this...looks like a nice challenge car...official or not ;)

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 04:22:55 PM »
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Don't know about N scale, but Athearn has that car in HO scale.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2006, 05:11:54 PM »
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The Intermountain PS 5277cf boxcar looks the closest, just going by the side views. The door would have to be changed.
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006, 05:15:44 PM »
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Visual deception
or is that funicular using outside flanged wheels...
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006, 05:19:22 PM »
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good spot, never noticed that at the time :)

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2006, 05:59:00 PM »
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By the looks of that frog , the inside wheel may be totally flangless , which would mean the outside wheel would need to be flanged on both sides .

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread, 2/23
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2006, 05:59:06 PM »
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The Intermountain PS 5277cf boxcar looks the closest, just going by the side views. The door would have to be changed.

Probably close enough for Government work as they say. The GMRC box car has a 5344 cu. ft. capacity.