Share your favorite memories with the 2-8-4 to celebrate her 74th birthday! My favorite memory with her was when a volunteer let me, my dad, and a few other guests up into the cab. Keep in mind the 765 was not fully reassembled here, but it was still an amazing experience.
Nice pictures. I especially liked the first ones from the Izaak Walton Inn (Glacier NP). We spent an hour there on the way to the airport at Kalispell, hoping to see any of the trains go through there. Great viewing sight. Nothing! Enjoyed your success there.
Thanks! I really enjoyed my stay at the Izaak. I stayed in the Locomotive for one night. I uploaded all the trains that I saw there. You can find those videos on my Youtube channel. I even saw a BNSF Executive train!
Hello all! Two years ago today, a bunch of 2" X 4"s, 4" by 4"s, and some plywood were nailed together and have made the thing that gives me the most joy in life. So much has happened since May 28th, 2015 and to celebrate the changes, I am doing a special livestream on my youtube channel tonight! Tune in at 9:30 on the link to see the layout in action, Live! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzYRi2JEARY
Yesterday was my birthday. It was also the monthly meeting of the Sugar Creek Model Railroad Club. And someone donated what could be called a metric (poop)load of postwar and prewar Lionels in, well, let's be charitable and say 'well loved' condition. After a bit of haggling (and a modest donation to the club), the Razorback Traction Company's Home For Wayward Lionels has added this: After a bit of cleaning and tweaking, this 2032 consist was growling pleasantly along my layout last night:...
So my 50th Birthday was yesterday and my awesome wife Denyse put together the club layout tours with ours being at our home on my 50th birthday. We had an awesome time. I decided to put together a nice little train running video. I hope that you like ...
August, 1918, The creation of the P&R's 0-6-0T, (later RDGCo. 1215) has been completed. This locomotive was "was the last steam locomotive in ICC service on a Class I railroad before being retired in February, 1964". So, in august, the locomotive will be turning 100 years of age, being one of the oldest RDG engines around. After the loco served its final years on the RDG it was sold to Rail Tours INC and was used for two years until the company set there eyes on the GM&O Pacific now...
From one December kid to another, happy birthday, Jeff. I think I spotted a square inch or two of undeveloped real estate on your layout--perhaps if you squeezed in another accessory or two, it wouldn't look so sparse! Nice layout and, like others have noted, beautiful tinplate! I don't have any myself--perhaps next year...? Regards,
I told Jeff where there is a new in the box Lionel Operating Hobby Shop just waiting to fill that hole. Steve . Originally Posted by Tuscan Jim: From one December kid to another, happy birthday, Jeff. I think I spotted a square inch or two of undeveloped real estate on your layout--perhaps if you squeezed in another accessory or two, it wouldn't look so sparse! Nice layout and, like others have noted, beautiful tinplate! I don't have any myself--perhaps next year...? Regards,
Being a "shop goat", I wonder how much "regular service" it saw in the final years. I doubt any of it was revenue service. And while it may industrial and not Class 1, Northwestern Steel and Wire used ex-GTW 0-8-0's until 1980. Rusty
Yes, and some short and industrial park lines used fireless cooker engines until the early nineties, however the locomotive saw Service as a mule/goat until '64 when it was sold to RailTours, who then sold it to a private owner after they acquired the 425.
Although maybe not "Class 1" railroads, both the Buffalo Creek & Gauley (100% steam) and the Kentucky & Tennessee railroads (eastern railroads too, I should add) used steam past 1964, in their main line coal hauling service.
Yes, I'm aware of that since if they hadn't sued steam past 1964, NS Steam excursions wouldn't exist today. If any of you actually read the post, it's using the term in a quote in which I had used the source shown to get that knowledge.
Happy Birthday Mitch, Looks like you had a great day. Mine was earlier this month on the 12th, and was also, and my wife always makes sure I get train items that are on my want list. She is the best! Enjoy, JoeG
(cleans the case and the direction/whistle contacts) Cord still flexible, original Lionel plug, doesn't explode when plugged in, 15.5 peak volts, 21.5 with the whistle on but doesn't fully activate either of two whistle tenders I tried. I figure a new rectifier disc will get it back up to factory specs. Still interested? Mitch
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