trumptrain posted:

For today: " View from my hotel window yesterday around noon..... Patsburg is a buzzin!"

 

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Patrick, I love the Woody pulling the Travel trailer!

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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Moonson posted:

Hey Trumptrain, The vignette is so vibrant, I think I just saw somebody move there.

FrankM

LOL!  Thanks so much Frank!  Your very nice compliment brings me joy!  

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 

lee drennen posted:

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Lee - great looking White tractor and Pacemaker trailer ... I assume it's a Fruehauf!   I like your Woody as well ( love that spare tire mounted on the back door ... what scale is the Woody? 

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 

Lew - thanks!  I got the travel trailer as part of a set with a VW Beetle pulling it.  

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:

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Lee - great looking White tractor and Pacemaker trailer ... I assume it's a Fruehauf!   I like your Woody as well ( love that spare tire mounted on the back door ... what scale is the Woody? 

Patrick

thanks and sorry for the late reply. The woody is a 1/43 franklin mint 

This one's for Mark:

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Summer 1957 at Ohiopyle, Pa. Dad was breaking in our brand new '57 Plymouth so a day trip. This Western Maryland Westbound obliged. All that is left is the bridge piers so the Great Allegheny Passage uses the highway bridge (in the background) to cross the river here. 

The only WM on the Plywood Empire Route and I sold it because the livery is just so wrong:

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A Picture a Day is now in Photo Albums so we can post real and model!

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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geysergazer posted:

This one's for Mark:

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Summer 1957 at Ohiopyle, Pa. Dad was breaking in our brand new '57 Plymouth so a day trip. This Western Maryland Westbound obliged. All that is left is the bridge piers so the Great Allegheny Passage uses the highway bridge (in the background) to cross the river here. 

The only WM on the Plywood Empire Route and I sold it because the livery is just so wrong:

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A Picture a Day is now in Photo Albums so we can post real and model!

Lew - wonderful photo of the WM making the river crossing!!  Love it!!  Also very nice photo of your WM switcher with the passenger cars!  I love how you turned up the juice to get the lights brighter.  For some reason this photo evokes memories of Christmas' past ( circa 1950's ) when I was a kid viewing a dept. store train layout.  Thanks for the memories!  Too bad Lionel didn't get the livery right for the WM switcher.  I guess the Lionel " powers that be ", at that time,  thought the incorrect colors would sell better than the true black livery.  Thanks for sharing both photos! 

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 

For today:  A truck driver wipes his brow and thinks " after this load is delivered, I get to drink a beer instead of delivering beer!" IMG_5999

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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Deal, Pa on the Western Maryland, the summit on the Connellsville-Baltimore line:

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To Dad's right is the foundation for a block signal. In the background just left of the right-of-way is the foundation for the station semaphore. Pic taken 1998 and this is finished rail-trail now.

The link below is to a pic (hosted by Rail Photo Art) of a coal train headed East through Deal. It shows the block signal , the station and it's semaphore (partially hidden behind a tree) and the water tank.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...photoart/43317658622

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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briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

 

 

WOW Brian!!!  Looks like a painting depicting power and speed.  Outstanding photo!!

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 

For today:  Yesterday as I sat peacefully on Lake Hill Overlook  watching folks leisurely canoeing, this Edsel comes backing into place.  " Hmmm", I thought,  "that road must be the dead end of Lover's Lane" Judging from the couple's activity in the car I was correct.  IMG_1471

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:  Gandy dancers.IMG_9496

Dad started out as a Gandy Dancer but one day the Cook took sick and was never seen again. The Foreman asked my Dad (age 16) if he knew how to cook and Dad said Sure! The rest is history.

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On the steps of his kitchen car. It had a small bedroom for the cook at one end as well as a pantry. The rest of the car was open with the coal-fired cookstove and a long table down the center of the car with benches on each side. All bolted down, of course and the cookstove had a railing around the edge to prevent pots&pans from sliding off.

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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While visiting our Son I took this pic Halloween, 1988 in the South Hills of Yinztown :

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I took this pic Feb, 2002 from our yard:

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Because we had bought this house:

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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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For today:  " Now that I got all the packages and crates transloaded to those trailers I'm going to sit down for these last few minutes before it's time to quit for the day  ... can't believe I unloaded this boxcar all by myself!"    IMG_1874

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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For today: " Snow plows ... on the siding for the summer ... won't be long before they're called to service"IMG_1804

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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