Bill T, neat 44 tonner #6, and a great name Kodak, and Trainroomgary, neat layout and your helpers look so cute holding the controllers...Wow...Trumptrain, nice view at trackside, Everyone have a nice Wednesday....a few pictures walking around my layout.....EDD232C8-FE30-4E88-9158-F0EF37F09FDD67E11AA1-402E-4F16-8851-AE4590701E008105E579-010D-43A7-9747-AA2898D0592E

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For today: " Meet Ernie the switch tender " IMG_9156

This reminds me of a bit of railroadiana. When my Dad was growing up the BR&P Railroad employed trackwalkers. Even mile of track was inspected every day by those men. They carried a spike maul and a track wrench so there was never a loose rail joint. Lion's Cut (not sure of spelling and anyone who knew is long gone) was always walked before the Varnish in case of a fallen rock. The track walkers also tended the switch lamps, once a week cleaning the globes, trimming the wicks and refilling the kerosene founts. They worked seven days a week and I have forgotten how often they had a relief day....

I should record this stuff Dad told me about railroading because he is gone and then I'll be gone and these bits of history will be lost.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

trainroomgary posted:

A hot summer day, keeping cool in the train room. It is always cold in the basement.

1A Running trains

Gary

Hey Gary - you are my kind of granddad!!  I would have loved to have spent entire summers in your basement .... way cool!  

Also your layout pics look terrific! 

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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trumptrain posted:

For today: " Meet Ernie the switch tender " IMG_9156

This reminds me of a bit of railroadiana. When my Dad was growing up the BR&P Railroad employed trackwalkers. Even mile of track was inspected every day by those men. They carried a spike maul and a track wrench so there was never a loose rail joint. Lion's Cut (not sure of spelling and anyone who knew is long gone) was always walked before the Varnish in case of a fallen rock. The track walkers also tended the switch lamps, once a week cleaning the globes, trimming the wicks and refilling the kerosene founts. They worked seven days a week and I have forgotten how often they had a relief day....

I should record this stuff Dad told me about railroading because he is gone and then I'll be gone and these bits of history will be lost.

Lew

Hey Lew - I'm glad this photo sparked your memory!  Wow!  What great info you gave us here.  Yes, I think it's important that you record all of your information/memories, etc. from your Dad's days on the railroad.   You obviously have lots to share IMHO.  

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, Neat Pictures and forgive me for misspelling your nick name, it was a typo, Briansilvermustang, Beautiful PA diesel, is it Lionel? And Nick, great picture of the hopper car, Coastsidekevin, very nice layout, reminds me of the days I had sectional track and post war accessories and I love the passenger train, silver in color. All the pictures are fantastic....755CA0B1-C65A-4BE7-8BB0-E7250D477D14

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Six for Saturday:  " Fresh out of the paint shop .... the mighty 0-8-0! "IMG_8267IMG_8425IMG_8431IMG_8495IMG_8493IMG_8488

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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20190815_030936Took this pic the other morning during a fire alarm at ADM. I was testing the night photos on my camera phone. Taken about 3 a.m. I was able to get the full moon in it.  Just reposting since OGR admin removed it, pic taken by me, not a copyright. Nick T.

Don't get in my way. "Boba Fett."

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For today:  " Whew!  I just loaded this entire truck by myself! "  IMG_6084

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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Trumptrain, great pictures as always, other side of the tracks, Paul Romano, Neat hobby shop, neat yellow cab depot in the background, and people going to and fro, and the train signals on top of the HOBBYSHOP, awesome, Briansilvermustang, great pictures as usual, UPS trailer on the bridge, Lee Drennen, great scene with the Steamer really Smoking...Everyone have a great weekend...6B5125B0-653C-489B-9B4B-A3AA7B85522F5EB106A5-2888-46C6-8F42-99616AAAA94F7BA356A4-A73A-45D0-9DD3-914FDDB2461B16E87DBF-1940-44D8-AD21-8D1EC3E4C878

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trumptrain posted:

For today: " A view of the other side of the tracks."IMG_4919

Pat:

Another great photo of Patsburg! The pile of stuff between the tracks reminds me of the current condition of my basement.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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