I just posted this on the "Smoking Sunday" thread but it actually belongs here as much or more.

Below is Providence, Rhode Island in the early 1940s.  The view is looking southwest from the Statehouse on a cold day.  More steam than smoke...

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Steven J. Serenska
Bristol, Rhode Island

Here's my latest acquisition.  I'm hoping it will look good on the wall of the train room:

I will be displaying many photos and post cards of the Providence, Warren & Bristol RR and this will fit right in.  The sign is about 11" x 14".

Steven J. Serenska

The New Haven purchased 22 Alco diesel-electric switchers #600 - #621 in 1944 and designated them class DEY-5 (diesel-electric-yard). They had a 1000 horsepower turbocharged engine and developed 57,500 pounds of tractive effort. Some lasted into the Penn Central era beginning in 1969. These are MTH PS3 models.

MELGAR

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I posted these pictures on another thread but since there has not been much for us New Haven fans recently, I’m posting them here too.

The New Haven Railroad acquired the Virginian E33 electric motors in 1963 and, designated as EF-4, used them for freight operations between New Haven and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York. They were later used by Penn Central, went to Conrail in 1976, and were retired in 1981. The twelve locomotives were purchased by the New Haven, where they were known as "bricks," for $300,000. They had 3,300 horsepower, 98,500 pounds starting tractive effort and a maximum speed of 65 mph. My MTH Premier models are older PS1s.

MELGAR

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Apples55 posted:

This is my very first 3rd Rail engine. I wish to make it perfectly clear that I hold this thread in general (and MELGAR in particular) responsible for this purchase... THANK YOU ALL    

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In that case I REALLY hope you like it...

MELGAR

I guess I REALLY liked my RDC1, but he was lonely all by himself, soooo.... 

When I bought the original, 3rd Rail had two, but I passed. After seeing the one, I felt another calling my name. Unfortunately, by the time I went back to 3rd Rail, they had sold the other. Luckily, on their links page, it list another Forum Sponsor, Western Depot. Called them, they had one, so now I have two!!! 

I REALLY have to stop reading MELGAR's posts!!!

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Now I just have to find a spot for my small Grand Central Terminal.

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Apples55 posted:
MELGAR posted:
Apples55 posted:

This is my very first 3rd Rail engine. I wish to make it perfectly clear that I hold this thread in general (and MELGAR in particular) responsible for this purchase... THANK YOU ALL    

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In that case I REALLY hope you like it...

MELGAR

I guess I REALLY liked my RDC1, but he was lonely all by himself, soooo.... 

When I bought the original, 3rd Rail had two, but I passed. After seeing the one, I felt another calling my name. Unfortunately, by the time I went back to 3rd Rail, they had sold the other. Luckily, on their links page, it list another Forum Sponsor, Western Depot. Called them, they had one, so now I have two!!! 

I REALLY have to stop reading MELGAR's posts!!!

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Now I just have to find a spot for my small Grand Central Terminal.

Apples55,

You will just have to learn to control your impulses - as I have learned to do - as you can see from the pictures below. I'm beginning to think it's a good thing that Sunset has sold out of these... 

MELGAR

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Apples55,

You will just have to learn to control your impulses - as I have learned to do - as you can see from the pictures below. I'm beginning to think it's a good thing that Sunset has sold out of these... 

MELGAR

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I see you were able to get one of the RDC2's - I had to settle for two 1's. And I guess I can't hold you totally responsible for my impulses... this Forum is absolutely rife with bad influences  

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The first two ALCO DL-109s were delivered to the New Haven Railroad in December 1941 with a total of sixty received by April 1945. During World War 2 they were used in passenger service during the day and freight service at night. The original livery was Pullman Green with Dulux Gold stripes. Each DL-109 had two 1,000 horsepower turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel engines. They were geared for 80 miles-per-hour, produced 53,000 pounds tractive force, and were retired in 1959. My MTH model of New Haven #0719 with PS-2 and a BCR has been running regularly on my layouts with no problems for more than fifteen years.

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Photos of my just-received Sunset/3rd Rail model of New Haven ALCO PA #0771. The New Haven purchased #0771 (class DER-3a) in 1949 for use on passenger trains. The PAs had 2000 HP and were geared for 80 MPH, then re-geared for 90 MPH in 1953. They lasted in freight service on the New Haven until 1965. The Sunset model is in the original green and gold livery with which the PAs were delivered. 

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This New Haven passenger consist, pulled by EP-5 electric motor #371 with PS1 by MTH, includes three passenger cars - a McGinnis-era fluted-side stainless-steel car #8701 by MTH, a 1937 “American Flyer” car #8227 by Weaver Models, and the 1930 “Flying Cloud” parlor car built by Pullman for service on The Yankee Clipper – model by MTH. I rarely remove this train from my layout.

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This New Haven passenger consist, pulled by EP-5 electric motor #371 with PS1 by MTH, includes three passenger cars - a McGinnis-era fluted-side stainless-steel car #8701 by MTH, a 1937 “American Flyer” car #8227 by Weaver Models, and the 1930 “Flying Cloud” parlor car built by Pullman for service on The Yankee Clipper – model by MTH. I rarely remove this train from my layout.

MELGAR

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I know how you feel about never removing a favorite train from your layout. Ever since you told me that you would not remove the subway I have on my layout with Yaankee Stadium, which was a few weeks ago, the subway has remained on my layout the entire time. LOL

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

MELGAR posted:

This New Haven passenger consist, pulled by EP-5 electric motor #371 with PS1 by MTH, includes three passenger cars - a McGinnis-era fluted-side stainless-steel car #8701 by MTH, a 1937 “American Flyer” car #8227 by Weaver Models, and the 1930 “Flying Cloud” parlor car built by Pullman for service on The Yankee Clipper – model by MTH. I rarely remove this train from my layout.

MELGAR

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Love the fact the the cars are not a matched set - very prototypical.

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I'm building a New Haven line layout with Stamford to Grand Central as the main points. I found that the MTH "Northside station" looks pretty similar to the Stamford Station of my youth. I've painted it in the colors of the old Stamford station.Northsidestamford_old_1974_feb11

It's not an exact match but it's reasonably close and when painted in the same color it makes a pretty good facsimile. 

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Paul

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Here's an interesting photo of a NH EP-5 passing over the approach to the Hellgate Bridge in the 1960s:

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Note that the mail/package/baggage car is a PRR boxcar!

Steven J. Serenska

 

Great photo.  Would you know if the train is coming from New England or New York ?  Also how far did the Pennsylvania RRs territory go past the Hell Gate Bridge ?

Dan Padova

 

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ctr posted:

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Beautiful lineup!!! Could you tell me anything about the engine on the far right??? Looks like it says “The Cranberry”??? I’ve never seen that scheme before and it is very interesting.

Thanks.

Paul

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The NEW HAVEN painted one of its Alco DL-109's with the CRANBERRY design. It pulled passenger trains from Boston to Hyannis during the summer season. And other trains the rest of the time. (MTH offered this as an A-B set DL-109/DL-110. However, the NEW HAVEN did not own any DL-110's.)

DL109's were the only passenger diesels that were permitted to traverse the Cape Cod canal bridge.

ctr posted:

The NEW HAVEN painted one of its Alco DL-109's with the CRANBERRY design. It pulled passenger trains from Boston to Hyannis during the summer season. And other trains the rest of the time. (MTH offered this as an A-B set DL-109/DL-110. However, the NEW HAVEN did not own any DL-110's.)

DL109's were the only passenger diesels that were permitted to traverse the Cape Cod canal bridge.

Thanks for the info, ctr. It is a very striking design.

Paul

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New Haven enthusiasts might like the new LC+ New Haven  FA AA smoking diesels. Here they are pulling Williams New Haven passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:

The video shows the smoke units producing plenty of smoke in both the powered and non-powered A units.

I ordered these FA diesels from a local hobby shop in February. The store owner anticipated receiving them in November, but was surprised to receive them from Lionel 2 days ago. I bought these FA units today, and ran them for the first time this evening. So far I'm very pleased with these trains especially because, although not cheap, they don't break the bank.

Arnold

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Apples55 posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:

New Haven enthusiasts might like the new LC+ New Haven  FA AA smoking diesels. Here they are pulling Williams New Haven passenger cars around Yankee Stadium

Arnold

Well, Arnold, if it runs around Yankee Stadium, you can count me out   

But seriously, I am strictly a TMCC/Legacy layout. While, to the best of my knowledge, the LC/LC+ engines will run on the layout, I don’t want to add the complexity of a second “operating system” on the layout, not to mention another controller.

And, now, for all the non-Yankee/trolley fans out there...

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What a gorgeous picture, Paul. I'm a Yankee fan who loves the Yankees, but I like all other baseball teams and ball parks, especially the old ones: Ebbets Field, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Polo Grounds. Love to see them all in O Gauge.

 

 

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

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

New Haven enthusiasts might like the new LC+ New Haven  FA AA smoking diesels. Here they are pulling Williams New Haven passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:

The video shows the smoke units producing plenty of smoke in both the powered and non-powered A units.

I ordered these FA diesels from a local hobby shop in February. The store owner anticipated receiving them in November, but was surprised to receive them from Lionel 2 days ago. I bought these FA units today, and ran them for the first time this evening. So far I'm very pleased with these trains especially because, although not cheap, they don't break the bank.

Arnold

Buyer beware. My brand new LC+ New Haven FA (in the 2018 Lionel catalogue) is not a great puller. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it is not that heavy, maybe because it has only 1 motor, maybe because only one of the 2 motors in the powered unit is working.

I will have my train doctor, Dennis, who is brilliant mechanically, take a look at it, and then let you folks know, so stay tuned. 

In the meantime I will have it pull modern light weight freight cars. In its present condition it cannot pull post war operating cars.

Arnold

 

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briansilvermustang posted:

Beautiful shot... I rode behind the 230 several times a few years ago in my Metro-North commuter days.

Paul

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

New Haven enthusiasts might like the new LC+ New Haven  FA AA smoking diesels. Here they are pulling Williams New Haven passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:

The video shows the smoke units producing plenty of smoke in both the powered and non-powered A units.

I ordered these FA diesels from a local hobby shop in February. The store owner anticipated receiving them in November, but was surprised to receive them from Lionel 2 days ago. I bought these FA units today, and ran them for the first time this evening. So far I'm very pleased with these trains especially because, although not cheap, they don't break the bank.

Arnold

The verdict is that even thoug this LC+ FA AA does not pull like my post war Pennsy GG1 with magnetraction, I still love this LC+ FA AA smoking diesel. I think the reason for its inability to pull a long train of postwar operating cars is that this LC+ diesel is not a ton of bricks like the GG1.

It does a great job pulling plenty of postwar semi scale passenger cars or modern freight cars. The sounds are very good, the smoke it produces is terrific, and it looks great. 

I've become a big LC+ fan.

Arnold

 

 

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The Yankees just swept a great team, the Cleveland Indians, three straight. They are on an amazing streak, having won 15 of their last 16 games. On Tuesday they will host the team with the best record in the Major Leagues, the Boston RedSox.

Below is the New Haven FA AA, now on a siding in the Bronx, that is being prepared to make the trip to Boston tomorrow, to bring the RedSox to NY:20180506_084050

LOL, Arnold

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