Joe Fajardo and Ignació Cruz were sent out of the B&B gang to reposition the westbound advance speed board at Mullen, after the System Surfacing Gang went through.  Joe is commenting that those signs keep getting heavier and heavier, and, first thing when he gets home, he's going to pop the cap off of a cold beer.

Both men send congratulations to Brian on starting a thread that is now 100 pages long!

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

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Remember Road Slugs? At one time CSX had a couple hundred of the things. A GP40-2 provided the traction amps for the paired slug's traction motors, an old GP30 or GP35 stripped of internals and filled with concrete.

       beach06

I took this pic early '98 or '99 a couple miles up the hill towards Sand Patch from Meyersdale, Pa. See the primer-gray GP30 with no radiator vents? That is the slug. You got double the tractive effort without engines to be maintained.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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NYS&W stack trains SU99 & SU100 meet at Sparta Junction- Dec. 86'. Ex- BN EMD twenty cylinder SD45 and F45 engines for power. SU99 is on the new connector off the old Lehigh & Hudson River Railway. 

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Whippy Hustle Muscle!  

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By attributing the author I have permission to post this photo because it is hosted in Wikipedia Creative Commons. The author is the North Shore Scenic Railroad:

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Whippy because some railroads experienced broken crankshafts, claiming there was too much crankshaft whip because of the extra length. Other railroads had no such problem and IIRC EMD said it was maintenance issues that led to the problem.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

For today:  " Some small town in Maryland or Pennsylvania."IMG_0272-2

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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One of two leased ex-AT&SF CF7s with the Jordan Spreader at milepost 56, fifty six miles from Jersey City, NJ. Opening up the twenty years plus dormant NYS&W line West of Butler, NJ. Re-building the right of way for the stack trains that would soon be coming. Sept. 86'

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geysergazer posted:

Remember Road Slugs? At one time CSX had a couple hundred of the things. A GP40-2 provided the traction amps for the paired slug's traction motors, an old GP30 or GP35 stripped of internals and filled with concrete.

       beach06

I took this pic early '98 or '99 a couple miles up the hill towards Sand Patch from Meyersdale, Pa. See the primer-gray GP30 with no radiator vents? That is the slug. You got double the tractive effort without engines to be maintained.

Lew

there was one at the CSX the other day I wanted to take a pic of it but it was in the CSX yard and I don’t like taking pics on railroad property 

lee drennen posted:
trumptrain posted:

For today:  " Hmmmm.... everything looks good on the bottom side " fullsizeoutput_1ae

Patrick 

if you would paint him in all white clothes he might pass for a ICC inspector 

Great idea Lee!   I was not aware that ICC inspectors wore white.  

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

trumptrain posted:
lee drennen posted:
trumptrain posted:

For today:  " Hmmmm.... everything looks good on the bottom side " fullsizeoutput_1ae

Patrick 

if you would paint him in all white clothes he might pass for a ICC inspector 

Great idea Lee!   I was not aware that ICC inspectors wore white.  

Yes.in the 50-60s Dad said they wore white coveralls with black letters on the back that read ICC Dad call them “ The ICC boys” never seen one in any scale maybe you can be the first 

Trussman posted:

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Fire house on my layout.

Trussman - I love that fire engine with the bell mounted over the front bumper!   Is that a Ward LaFrance? 

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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