briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

NOW you're talkin'!

That picture was taken by one of my longest-term model railroad friends: Dr. Mike Condren.

Mike took that photo in Van Buren, AR (one of my favoritist Frisco locations) in the mid-sixties near dusk. You're looking at the last months of the "Meteorite" passenger being pulled by FP7 #5047 as it heads north to connect with the "Meteor" at Monett/Springfield, MO. ("Meteorite" was a slang term for the little train, for it was a split off of the "Meteor" further north.)  Over in the hole is an extra freight waiting for the Meteorite to pass.

That particular day, the Meteorite was longer than typical, for I recall Mike telling me it was doubling as a business train that day.

The Meteorite passed into history in September, 1965.

Andre

I've just been so busy this summer that I've forgotten to post these on here. We put the bell and bracket back onto Reading T1 no. 2100 at our work session last weekend. Despite being a relatively small item on this steel giant, it really makes a big difference on the appearance of the engine.

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Here was the appearance of the engine in September 2018...

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...and here it is now. We still need to do some work on the clapper mechanism on the bell, as one of the parts has some damage and we need to find an actuator for it. At least the bell itself is hung back up for the time being.

Nick

Part-time Ferroequinologist

Pennsy Productions - Bringing you the best railroads of the Midwest

“It’s a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is.” - W. Graham Claytor, Jr.

laming posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

NOW you're talkin'!

That picture was taken by one of my longest-term model railroad friends: Dr. Mike Condren.

Mike took that photo in Van Buren, AR (one of my favoritist Frisco locations) in the mid-sixties near dusk. You're looking at the last months of the "Meteorite" passenger being pulled by FP7 #5047 as it heads north to connect with the "Meteor" at Monett/Springfield, MO. ("Meteorite" was a slang term for the little train, for it was a split off of the "Meteor" further north.)  Over in the hole is an extra freight waiting for the Meteorite to pass.

That particular day, the Meteorite was longer than typical, for I recall Mike telling me it was doubling as a business train that day.

The Meteorite passed into history in September, 1965.

Andre

Andre: Thank you for the great narrative and verifying the photo's location. Both are important to me when viewing 12" = 1 foot railway photos. I am a bit of a history fan.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Randy Harrison posted:
p51 posted:

I took these on Sunday evening...IMG_5714 [2)IMG_5759 [2)20190623171202_IMG_5654-0120190623174054_IMG_5677-01

These are GREAT photos. What is the location/s?

Thanks, Randy!

From top to bottom:

Chehalis, WA, behind the fairgrounds, northbound

Just north of Napavine, WA at the crest of the hill, northbound

Tenino, WA, northbound

Tenino, WA, southbound

The last two shots were taken from the driver's seat of my SUV, within less than 15 minutes of each other

Thanks Leapinlarry!  Btw- I love the El Caps drumhead on the observation car!

Happy 4th everyone!

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 

briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

 

    Westbound Chesapeake and Ohio Railway steam  locomotive no. 614

    passing through Lansing, Michigan, on May 31, 1981.

 

 

 

Speaking of Lansing...

(it's not a picture, but it fits)

Nick

Part-time Ferroequinologist

Pennsy Productions - Bringing you the best railroads of the Midwest

“It’s a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is.” - W. Graham Claytor, Jr.

Not a picture, but a video instead.

Here's a video showing an MTH Railking NY Central Mohawk steamer hauling freight on the outer loop, and MTH Railking NY Central diesel F3s hauling passengers on the inner loop. Both locomotives are early MTH, before Protosounds.

I can imagine seeing trains like this in NY along the Hudson River in the 1940s/early 1950s.

These early MTH locomotives are nothing fancy, but very durable and reliable, are nice models, and are otherwise of very good quality. They were a good deal when I bought them, significantly more economical than comparable locomotives made by Lionel at the time. Locomotives like these helped MTH develop a very good reputation and grow as a manufacturer of model trains. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Well, two pics today: a then and a now.

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Dad consulting his Rio Grande timetable sitting in the Grill-Lounge car aboard the Royal Gorge. Can't read the year of the timetable but circa 1964.

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One of those two cars today. Belongs to Pan Am now.

 

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I lied  Three pictures, this one of the Grill end of the car. I enjoyed more than one 'burger sitting at that bar, or it's sister's.

Lew

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

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Steam, Electric, and Diesel power all in one place ... must be around 1950 in Patsburg! IMG_1332

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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