In 1955 the Pennsylvania Railroad featured Grif Teller's painting of the trains gathered outside the Army-Navy game on their calendar.

Look at all those GG-1s !

I have this calendar in my collection but when I tried to take a photo of it I couldn't get it to lay flat.  Its been rolled up for too many years.  This photo is of the page for 1955 from the book that documents Teller's work for the Pennsylvania Railroad "Crossroads of Commerce"

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                             

Hmm.... my family was mostly Air Force, .....  though Grandpa built Navy Hellcats at Grumman during WW2, so go Navy!,..... but the family has military history back through Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders and even through the civil war, so go Army!!!!!, but my Father in law is a Navy Vet (as was his Father) and will probably be here for the game, so Go Navy?!  Maybe I will just run trains during the game, especially if I can find some Air Force missile cars

May God Bless us all.

johnstrains posted:

Navy will wear "throwback" uniforms from the early 60's.

Nice to hear.  I wore the traditional dress blues with the thirteen button front flap on the trousers.  I still think it's a smart looking uniform.  I still have my gear, but I don't think this body will get into it these days.....LOL

On another note, I was working on a roof top in the late seventies, across the river from the High Line.  Low and behold an Amtrak GE60 pulling a passenger train rumbles along the trestle.  It was a day or so before the Army-Navy game.  Of course I had no camera to record the event.  

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

In 1955 the Pennsylvania Railroad featured Grif Teller's painting of the trains gathered outside the Army-Navy game on their calendar.

Look at all those GG-1s !

I have this calendar in my collection but when I tried to take a photo of it I couldn't get it to lay flat.  Its been rolled up for too many years.  This photo is of the page for 1955 from the book that documents Teller's work for the Pennsylvania Railroad "Crossroads of Commerce"

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

A friend gifted me the same picture embossed on sheet metal, some time ago.  It hangs proudly in my shop.   

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

New Haven Joe posted:

The goat is old and gnarly and he's never been to school, But he can take the bacon From the worn-out Army mule;

He's had no education But he's brim-in full o' fight, And Bill will feed on Army mule tonight!o

Go Navy!  Beat Army!  NH Joe

Decidedly one of my favorite songs from my Naval Academy Plebe Year Reef Points book.

Bob Nelson, CDR USN (retired), USNA '71

 

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

In 1955 the Pennsylvania Railroad featured Grif Teller's painting of the trains gathered outside the Army-Navy game on their calendar.

Look at all those GG-1s !

I have this calendar in my collection but when I tried to take a photo of it I couldn't get it to lay flat.  Its been rolled up for too many years.  This photo is of the page for 1955 from the book that documents Teller's work for the Pennsylvania Railroad "Crossroads of Commerce"

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

Northwoods FlyerM

Greg

Never had the good fortune to ride a train to the game.  Unfortunately, that wasn't an option during my four years at Annapolis.  Instead, all Midshipmen road buses to Philly.  However, during my First Class (senior) year as the head cheerleader I was assigned a Navy pickup truck and a Navy credit card in order to transport our loud speaker system to the stadium and, as necessary, pay for gas.  The combination allowed me to spend Saturday night in Philly with my "drag" (date) for the weekend.  "Super good deal" as it was before the calendar date when First Class Midshipmen were authorized to own and drive cars in the "Yard" (Naval Academy's campus) and within a 10 mile radius of the Naval Academy's chapel dome.  

Bob Nelson, CDR USN (retired)

GO NAVY   BEAT ARMY

I served in the US Army (1962-65), but always was proud of my dad when he occasionally parked that US NAVY gray ambulance in front of our house. I remember many great Navy Day visits to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and I once stood on the very spot where the Japanese Surrender to General MacArthur took place on the battleship Missouri. Also once rode an elevator on an aircraft carrier that brought the planes to the flight deck. So I am NAVY all the way!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

As a Marine, and NOT Academy, it was not a huge burr under my saddle during the game, but being a Naval Aviator tended to root for Navy.

PLC was my ticket to flying.   TBS class 1-79 A CO, 7562/3 78-93

Paradise & Pacific Railroad

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