And you, Mayor Magoo, did a really nice job on that stream, exceptional, actually. I can almost hear the stream moving and smell its fragrances. Really nice craftwork!

FrankM

Christmas Eve, 1964 at the P&LE station on Smithfield St in Pittsburgh. Waiting for the Eastbound Capitol:

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Lower right corner, Mum and I sitting. As well as the two Christmas trees inside there was a big one outside in the old drop-off driveway, up the stairs and through the doors.

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NYS&W Alco C420 #260, ex-LIRR #221 and SD45s on the Conrail Hudson Secondary at Warwick, NY-  Jan.87.' The #260 was built to run long hood forward.  It is now owned by the Buffalo Southern Railway, #1010 and stored out-of-service. 

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trumptrain posted:

Great photo Lee!! 

Thanks. I took that southbound between Tenino and Bucoda, WA. I was shooting out the window with one hand while driving. Not a bright thing to do, but I got some great pacing shots that day as the trains kept coming back and forth along that straightaway for a couple of hours...

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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? 

You and QUARTER GAUGER 48 are very close, it's a 1939 American Lafrance.

 

1) Lafrance [2) crp1) Lafrance [5) crp1) Lafrance [6) crp

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geysergazer posted:

Christmas Eve, 1964 at the P&LE station on Smithfield St in Pittsburgh. Waiting for the Eastbound Capitol:

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Lower right corner, Mum and I sitting. As well as the two Christmas trees inside there was a big one outside in the old drop-off driveway, up the stairs and through the doors.

Lew, really appreciate this image as a P&LE fan.  One of my P&LE books has a image of the exterior.  Had no idea the interior was so neat.

But was not the Capitol a B&O passenger train?  Around 58 rode from my home town to DC.

Ron 

Yes, of course the Capitol was a B&O train.  The B&O station in Pittsburgh was a real bear with all stub tracks so trains had to back in, plus the actual B&O Mainline west out of town was also a bear with lots of sharp curves and slow running for the first several miles. So B&O obtained trackage rights over the P&LE from McKeesport to.....IIRC New Castle. That route is today's CSX Mainline through Pittsburgh.

The P&LE station is now "Station Square" with a restaurant in what was that gorgeous Main Concourse. That station was an under-appreciated Jewel. 

912D0D75-AA3E-4950-9005-1A2F101412AECaught these guys buy the NS the other day. This is the second time I’ve seen these power units by Terminal before I’ve always seen GP38-2s 

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Brian, I miss your railroadiana photos so much.  The inspiration of railroad scenes, equipment, folly and landscape helped forum members for many years.  It’s such a loss not to have those examples of 1:1 railroad photos.  If someone had a question on did this happen, it was only a few hours or less where you would post a photo of the exact or similar vignette.

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   Black River & Western 2-8-0 #60 and Pennsy "Doodlebug" at Ringoes, NJ. Sept. 83.'

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For this day:   Back in the fall of 2010, my very first York experience ... this 7 Up tractor/trailer was my first ever purchase at York.  Brand new in the box ...  not bad for $20. fullsizeoutput_3b9

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Starkweather Street Station.....20191107_14263720191107_142728

 Very nice indeed'..  Gandy, Is it a Clever Model ?  If so, you did a perfect job on it'..!!

Another day, another Dinner Train!

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Well, the Dinner Train is the same but each day's switching work produces a slightly-to-somewhat different freight consist (behind the old Station on the East End Branch) waiting for the next morning's trip to Interchange.

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For this day:   Back in the fall of 2010, my very first York experience ... this 7 Up tractor/trailer was my first ever purchase at York.  Brand new in the box ...  not bad for $20. fullsizeoutput_3b9

Patrick 

Sweet Diamond T!

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
gandydancer1950 posted:

Starkweather Street Station.....20191107_14263720191107_142728

 Very nice indeed'..  Gandy, Is it a Clever Model ?  If so, you did a perfect job on it'..!!

Yes it is....with some add on's and thank you!

geysergazer posted:

Christmas Eve, 1964 at the P&LE station on Smithfield St in Pittsburgh. Waiting for the Eastbound Capitol:

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Lower right corner, Mum and I sitting. As well as the two Christmas trees inside there was a big one outside in the old drop-off driveway, up the stairs and through the doors.

Very nice! I grew up in the east end section of Pittsburgh (East Liberty) but never got a chance to see this building until late in my teens.  Just graduating from Peabody High School in 1964.  The Grand Concourse as it is now referred to is the site of a great brunch every Sunday morning.   For some reason; those doors are locked every time I had brunch there.

Thank you for the picture

Peace

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Here is a detail of how B&O Gondolas on excursion trains worked:

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Brother, Sis and wee-gazer. I don't remember how the steel floor-plate was attached but I remember being intrigued with how it moved when the train went through a curve. It's a bit hard to see but there are railings attached to the floor plate and then chains strung from those railings to the railings in place of the removable car-end.

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NYS&W/ Rahway Valley RR AK (Arthur Kill) Bridge viewed from Bayway on the Jersey side. The AK Bridge is one of the largest of its type in the world. Howland Hook Container Terminal is across the river in Staten Island, NY. The AK Bridge belonged to the B&O Railroad connecting the once thriving huge B&O Arlington Yard and Cranford, NJ. Dec.86'

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I put up one of these pics on the SWSAT thread and here is both pics from that day. Head End showing Pennsy Geeps long-hood-front practice.

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A Baldwin Centipede Pusher shoving hard. Super-Power in-the-day @ 6000HP. Built and billed as fast passenger power the Centipedes were quickly re-geared and downgraded to Pusher service on the Hill.

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