Greg J. Turinetti posted:

 

One has to wonder why no Hiawatha Atlantic locomotives were saved from the scrap heap? As the first of their kind, they were truly historic.  Wouldn't you love to see one of these running on the rails today, or better yet, be riding in one of the original Hiawatha cars pulled by the original streamlined Hiawatha loco.

Bob Nelson 

Craignor posted:

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor 1975:

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WOW, I never knew a track went through there.

I was stationed in MD in the late 90s and went down there plenty of times, getting into an epic bar fight in the Planet Hollywood to the right of this photo as well as turning the tables on two muggers with a fellow LT who'd been a Ranger in Somalia (we pulled out our Leatherman tools, with the serrated blades out, and charged them).

Good times? Now, I say yes. At the time? Hmm.....

navy.seal posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

 

One has to wonder why no Hiawatha Atlantic locomotives were saved from the scrap heap? As the first of their kind, they were truly historic.  Wouldn't you love to see one of these running on the rails today, or better yet, be riding in one of the original Hiawatha cars pulled by the original streamlined Hiawatha loco.

Bob Nelson 

It's the same story we've all heard.  Railroads were a business.  They were not in the historic restoration business but a making money business.  As curt as that sounds, it's the plain truth.  From what I have read, the New York Central was the biggest culprit when it came to retire "used up" equipment.  They scrapped everything.  Not a single Hudson was preserved or even set on a siding somewhere out of the way.  Even the Pennsy put a K4 on Horse Shoe curve.  We have to thank the Union Pacific for it's steam program, for one.  

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

12 monkeys posted:

I love B&W...  does it accentuate an era, or is it, that it leaves room for the imagination to fill it in?

Either way, great thread, great contributions.

 

I think both.

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

N&W #1218 has passed Old Fort NC and started up through 'the Chimneys' towards Asheville where there is some convict labor working on the track below

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Heading into "The Land O Sky' in the high countryIMG_0170

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briansilvermustang posted:

I used to have a picture of an old guy with a gallon can of grease and a putty knife slathering the grease all over the gears on a Shay. I always think of that picture when someone mentions Shae Butter!   lol

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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