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Number 90 ·
Nobody had a better plan. There were four railroads running between the New York area and Chicago (if you count LV and NKP as one railroad).
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Passenger Tickets

Gandydancer ·
I have about 100 or so MCRR (Michigan Central Railroad) passenger tickets from the 1913 -1920 era. They are about the size of your standard 50/50 tickets. Some are Detroit to New York, Detroit to Buffalo etc. These are original, and are very brittle, but still in real good shape. Does anyone know if there is a market for something like this or should I just frame them and make them a conversation piece? Thanks to anyone who may reply.
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MNCW ·
The Wall Street Journal came out with a nice little paperback summary (of the merger), Riding The Pennsy to Ruin . I'll always remember one section mentioned that they were so broke, they had trouble paying for all the red pens they needed to report all the "Red Ink" they were in. Not making fun of their situation, that was just how dire it was back then. The Penn Central was the first railroad I really followed so as bad as they were, it still brings back good memories of RS-3m's and FL-9s...
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New York Central Putnam Division

Apples55 ·
I know there are some fans of "The Put" on the forum... this came across my Facebook feed this morning from the NY Transit Museum: #TodayinHistory: On May 29, 1958, the New York Central Putnam Division commuter line made its final run between the Sedgwick Avenue station in the Bronx and the Brewster station in Putnam County, NY. Commonly called “the Put,” the line was decommissioned due to low ridership resulting from the line’s lack of both commuter parking and direct service to Grand...
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Hey NYC fans! Amherst Train Wreck 100th Anniversary Memorial Event Announcement

TrainWizard5972 ·
A little known event in the storied history of the New York Central’s Twentieth Century Limited was the Amherst, OH Triple Train Wreck of 1916. On March 29th, 1915 three trains collided just west of Amherst. It all began near dawn when New York Central train No. 86, the Buffalo Limited, stopped near the Amherst switch tower at a stop signal only to have the second section of No.86 ram into the rear end of the train. Telescoping the cars and knocking several onto the westbound tracks. Moments...
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bigkid ·
It took a while after that merger for everything to fall out, that is for sure. You had Conrail, which took over the freight operations of various railroads, running commuter lines (DL and W now NJ transit), The old NYC harlem , hudson lines and the New Haven (all now MTA). Not so sure Conrail could be considered a mess, they took over rail lines that their management had run into the ground, and ended up turning their holdings into a modern railroad that was valuable enough to be bought by...
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falconservice ·
The Pennsylvania Railroad had a corporate connection to the Norfolk & Western. That would have been a simpler merger. Andrew
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Re: New Projects From Atlas

hibar ·
You understand MTH, Lionel, Menards etc are not "O" scale mfgs/importers, only Atlas and Weaver started their O guage lines as scale "O" with necessary modifications for producing a 3 rail product also. When Atlas introduced the Trainman line it was with the purpose of making a more affordable, rugged entry level product, the RS series introduced in 2005 was their first motive power model in this line and it was obvious that the builder made changes in the model to probably meet the price...
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Form D ·
And on June 1, 1999 it finally happened the way it was supposed to.
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MNCW ·
Later in 1968, the New Haven was forced into the PC merger. Tom
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Re: Road Names that Go with 1950s – 1980s Illinois Central

NKP Muncie ·
I'll second Logan on Carbondale REA. Family moved to C'dale in '71, near the end of REA and just after Amtrak started up. My dad used to look for bargains at a railroad salvage place - the name escapes me. David
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Number 90 ·
I'll agree that it was a significant date. I'm sure that I'm not the only one here with mixed feelings about the Penn Central merger. The result was awful, but it preserved a lot of northeastern railroad routes to be taken over by Conrail and once again restored to good condition and operation.
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Number 90 ·
The Put was a unique and interesting piece of a big railroad. It was interesting enough that even those of us in the opposite corner of the USA (southern California) knew of it, thanks to Trains Magazine. And now we have passed 60 years since its last run.
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bigkid ·
I remember reading about the situation with the High Line in NYC and the rules around railroad lines and abandonment and so forth. With a rails to trails it depends on the agreement between the railroad and those who build the park, with the high line the property actually was transferred over to the NYC department of parks I believe by CSX, they no longer own the right of way. In other cases the railroads allow the rail to trail conversion and the sponsoring agency is in charge of the...
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falconservice ·
The New York Central had direct ties to the CB&Q, GN, NP. The Burlington Northern merger could have included the New York Central. Andrew
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MNCW ·
Ironic that the long-time money losing commuter lines that the Pennsylvania, New York Central and New Haven operated and sought to exit from would later become subsidized/managed by state authorities in Pennsylvania (SEPTA), New York (LIRR & Metro-North) & Connecticut (Metro-North). Tom
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Gregg ·
What Railways merged? New York Central... N & W... Pennsylvania.... C&O? B&O? That's as far as I can get.
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Putnam Division ·
The old Put......gone but not forgotten..... Ran my New York 4-6-0 10 wheeler earlier today. Peter
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Putnam Division ·
Some good New York Central books that cover the area.....1st, a New York Central map of the Putnam's area..... The last book is authored by the Forum's own...MNCW. Peter
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GVDobler ·
Does the right-of-way easment revert to the landowner in a case like Putnam? In Nevada we have a number of old railway routes (track long gone). complete with early tunnels that people often hike. There are also quite a few miles of abandon track the people ride with home built contraptions with small motors. I know railroads don't want to give up rights, but we also have a number of routes (like to Hoover Dam) that have been paved over where it crosses streets. So I often wonder why/if the...
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Re: Road Names that Go with 1950s – 1980s Illinois Central

D500 ·
I have seen this question and others like it here more than once over the years. There is sometimes a misunderstanding about how the US (and other) rail systems work. All railroads (except some industrial roads, and the like) are interconnected. They do what is called "interchange". Behind your ICG (or any road) locomotives you could find, actually, any railroad in the US (and Mexico and Canada) that interchanges with other roads. Essentially, all roads could show up - and did. Certainly...
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Re: Road Names that Go with 1950s – 1980s Illinois Central

c.sam ·
We grew up at the other end of the line and remember the City of New Orleans departing the city for points North. Only visited Chicago once as a young boy with no memory associated with the event.
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Re: New York Central Putnam Division

OGR CEO-PUBLISHER ·
Guys...got some alerts on this thread.... This is the real trains forum so keep the pictures to postings of real trains please. Nothing wrong with posting those neat pics by starting a new topic in one of the model trains...
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Philzy ·
Thank you, That would explain the Conrail logos on the maintenance vehicles and track equipment and NS and CSX on the locos where I live, on the old Reading Seashore Line in South Jersey. I don't think I'll get to see any Heritage units on this line. Last thing we seen close to interesting here was the Ringling Bros train when the circus would go to Atlantic City
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GG1 2340 ·
Picture looks to be Meadows Yard, South Kearny NJ
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Apples55 ·
Another one from my Facebook feed today... the caption on the post reads: New York Central Putnam Division train arriving at Brewster Station, NY in March 1958 - from all the photags, I assume they knew the end was near.
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Weaver 4-6-2

Mike2u ·
I have a Weaver 4-6-2 (G5d) brass locomotive for sale. It is essentially brand new since it has never been run & has the original box. Painted as the Ohio Central 1293, it is only one of 3 of its' kind. It is a 3-railer & has TrainMaster Command Control with Lionel RailSounds. Price reduced to $900.
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2rail Atlas MNS and Wisconsin Central boxcars

phill ·
For sale are new in box 1 Evans Wisconsin Central @ $52. each, 3 Evans Minneapolis Northfield and Southern @$45.each, and 1 TM at $35. + Postage on all purchased. Please contact me through the profile and my email address. PayPal is a good way to pay. Thank you for looking
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North Pole Central FT Diesel

Santanig5 ·
I've wanted a diesel with this body style for some time now for my Holiday display, so I took a Santa Fe AA set and repainted one of the shells with a scheme inspired by the new Polar Express and some conceptual drawing from thread https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/color-scheme-concept-for-north-pole-central-f7 which is closed. I hope you like it.
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Gregg ·
Thank you That's exactly what I did.
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Re: Visiting NYC tomorrow

Apples55 ·
If you decide to check out the gates and see a car like the one below, that is a diesel train and if you walk down the platform (you are allowed to enter the platforms and take pics), there is usually one of MN’s Genesis diesels on the other end. A couple are done up in a New Haven McGinnes paint scheme.
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C&Osteam ·
Very cool
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Re: New York Central Putnam Division

prrhorseshoecurve ·
Where did they go? .... Never mind! http://www.nydailynews.com/new...ars-article-1.383855
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Apples55 ·
A really cool shot from my Facebook feed today... the caption reads: ”NYC F12 class 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler steam locomotive # 1244, is seen hauling a passenger train at Yorktown Heights, New York, 07-20-1951, NYC Putnam Division........if only the Put survived thru to Metro-North, would be nice to have a Metro-North Putnam Line, GCT to Mahopac, or even Brewster and Southeast via the Put........what could've been!!!! Train Man Paul collection; Sylvain Assez photo”
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Re: Road Names that Go with 1950s – 1980s Illinois Central

JTrains ·
Ah - I now found the K-Line tank car, thanks for the tip! And nice tank farm! My late wife worked in IT for Amoco Chemical at the Joliet refinery for a number of years. Through several twists of fate, I get my medical insurance through BP's retirement benefits to this day - am waiting for the new retiree rates to come out here in the next couple of weeks...
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ezmike ·
Yes, sad news about Joe. Living in Carmel, New York where Joe taught middle school I ran into him all the time. He was my son's 3rd grade teacher. One of the nicest men you could meet and cared immensely for his students. Mike
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Putnam Division ·
What a great photo!. Thank you so much, Paul!...... I may try to duplicate this consist this weekend with my 10 wheeler and 2 Atlas Trainman cars..... Peter
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Apples55 ·
Tom; Interesting info... I assume the tracks are long gone, but is the bridge still in place (and if so, what does it cross)???
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MNCW ·
I was going to say it looks like Yorktown Heights when I saw the bridge in the distance, then I read the caption. The bridge is near where today's fire station is today. Tom
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Borden Tunnel ·
I was 8 when PC started, only effect in Western Maryland where I lived was the slow death of the Bedford,PA. branch. However, in the town of my birth, Foxboro, Mass., PC changed everything. The former NEW HAVEN track through Foxboro had a big infusion of traffic, as this became PC's connecting route from the former B&A down to Southeastern Mass. The first N.E. Patriots stadium opened in 1970, and MBTA trains to the stadium also used the branch, which meets the NEC at nearby...
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Apples55 ·
Tom; Wow... that would be great!!! The volumes I purchased were in like-new condition, but obviously gently used... unfortunately, there was no DVD and I’d love to pick up a copy. @MELGAR mentioned doing another trip to WP, and with repaired knees, I would probably find it more pleasant!!! (I’ll still probably borrow your extra chair). Found this in Vol. 1... I assume it is what you were referencing:
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LIONEL 6-28749 JERSEY CENTRAL CAMELBACK LOCOMOTIVE

JohnActon ·
Less than ten minutes on the track LIONEL 6-38749 JERSEY CENTRAL CAMELBACK. This one has the easy TMCC upgrade option where you only have to replace the e-unit board and the conventional Railsounds board with the TMCC upgrade boards, add the R2LC-08 and the TMCC sound board, a ten minute job no rewiring necessary, plug and play. BTW, The conventional sound board on these had some sounds not available on the TMCC version. $250 plus actual shipping with insurance cost. Selling because I came...
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Re: Gil Stovicek O scale builder

samparfitt ·
Thanks for 'jogging' my memory: That's his name: Mack Lowery's layout. If I recall, he also had some full size railroad cars on his property!
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WEAVER MAINE CENTRAL 2-8-0 501 ON LAYOUT

MELGAR ·
My 10'-by-5' under construction 3-rail layout is supposed to resemble New England and upstate New York, so I mostly run equipment from the New Haven, Boston & Maine, and New York Central railroads. Today, I decided to run a Weaver model which I bought at least ten years ago and hadn't run for two years - Maine Central 501, a 2-8-0 steam engine. Since the layout is small, I run short trains and small engines - slowly. So, I coupled an MEC caboose and boxcar behind the locomotive, set my...
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Rode the Black Hills Central "1880 Train." It was GREAT!

hullmat991 ·
For the last month and a half I was camping and touring my way across the American West. While on the way home I figured that I could afford to spend a few days in South Dakota just cooling my heels. This lead me to riding the 1880 Train based in Hill City on Sat Aug 18th. It was a great time and the staff were more than happy to answer my questions about the operation. They told me that #7 was retired primarily because it's easier and quicker to do an overhaul/inspection on the tank engines...
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Re: New Projects From Atlas

CNJ #1601 ·
As evidenced by this one. # 1500 is rostered by the Grafton & Upton Railroad (a local short line here in MA). I grabbed these two quick shots with my iPhone today in the N. Grafton yard. Unique-looking locomotive to say the least!
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Re: New Projects From Atlas

AGHRMatt ·
I always thought the WDT was scaled around 1:43 instead of 1:48. I have a couple and they don't look quite big enough to be representative of a 3-foot gauge (like MTH did with the Galloping Goose).
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d tuuri ·
I would love a new gon. I would like an SD70 too - my first vote would be a GP38/GP40. Don
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Keystoned Ed ·
I recall Ted Stepek saying the Atlas Plymouth was significantly oversize. Being an extreme SPF rivet counter, Ted wouldn't want one on his railroad other than for testing. However Ted's close friend (and collaborator on Atlas layout books) John Armstrong used a pair of coupled Atlas Plymouths on his Canandaigua Southern to move cuts of very heavy Atlas ore cars (weighted with taconite pellets!) between the main line and a hidden interchange track. A thrifty Scot to the core, John probably...
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