These pix might be distantly related to the topic - all in the past couple weeks on Metro-North's New Haven line.

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Passing the Pelham station

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A train bound for Grand Central has just entered third rail territory.

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A train for GCT crosses the Harlem Line near (at?) Woodlawn Junction.

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Note that the McGinnis paint scheme on Brian’s ALCO PA model (first photo) has the red band on top and the white band on the bottom. My MTH model (second photo) has the two colors reversed. The first two PAs repainted into the McGinnis scheme were done like Brian’s, but the white band on the bottom quickly became dirty in service. So, the colors were reversed on New Haven PAs that later received the McGinnis scheme. Other diesels, such as EMD FL-9s, Fairbanks-Morse CPA-24-5s and ALCO FAs, also had the red band on the bottom. EP-5 electrics had it on the top.

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Here's some shots of the EP-4 lettering drawing in McGinness style. Also have one for the EF-3, similar scheme. Note 1957 drawing date.

 

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MELGAR posted:

Note that the McGinnis paint scheme on Brian’s ALCO PA model (first photo) has the red band on top and the white band on the bottom. My MTH model (second photo) has the two colors reversed. The first two PAs repainted into the McGinnis scheme were done like Brian’s, but the white band on the bottom quickly became dirty in service. So, the colors were reversed on New Haven PAs that later received the McGinnis scheme. Other diesels, such as EMD FL-9s, Fairbanks-Morse CPA-24-5s and ALCO FAs, also had the red band on the bottom. EP-5 electrics had it on the top.

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

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Here are my Lionel NH PA's... Luckily, they run on a meticulously maintained, spotless layout and will NEVER get dirty regardless of any amount of service     Personally, I think I prefer the white on the bottom.

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Jim Waterman posted:

Here's some shots of the EP-4 lettering drawing in McGinness style. Also have one for the EF-3, similar scheme. Note 1957 drawing date.

 

Jim

It would be really neat to make copies of these drawings and fill them in with the colors.

It is alive! [edit] (And well again.)   After repairing the apparent shipping damage the broke one of the pilots test ran the K-Line EP-5 on the floor like as a kid back in the 50's.

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Here's a Lionel Budd that I repainted and lettered for NH. Home made decals for the ends, Microscale for the sides. Have two more cars to use. Sacrificed the 'Service Station B&O set from the late 70's that I got for $130 on Ebay.

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Ha! Roger recently designed this layout and he and I just returned from Connecticut where I had the pleasure of seeing the real RR! A first time for me being from NM. This layout is currently on the McGowan Street Studio floor and the Traingineers are working on the table tops:

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Happy Tracks!

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Posting not my strong point.      The RS 11 is on my HO layout.   New caboose i just picked up thanks to Mr Muffin. 44T switching.  last EP 5 waits for call.   love the NH

If there's so many NH fans why can't I sell my Williams NH EF4 on eBay at a good price?

It's a curious world.

Alan

ajzend posted:

If there's so many NH fans why can't I sell my Williams NH EF4 on eBay at a good price?

It's a curious world.

Alan

I'll give you $5. 

briansilvermustang posted:

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Gee Brian, you must have been on the other side when I was taking this photo,

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John, B&W does not do the McGinnis  paint any justice.

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Attached photo, taken by me on September 12, 2017, shows a girder bridge in Waterbury, Connecticut lettered for "New Haven Railroad." The bridge and lettering are certainly original to the New Haven Railroad.

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Acquired this week, NIB MTH Premier AAR Box Car in 1955 McGinnis era black body and orange door.  Prototypical for that car.   Not too sure about the orange ladders and grab-irons.

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This car screams of Halloween.

Will be great companion to my much older MTH Premier 40' box cars in McGinnis era paint from the same 1955's.

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This is one of my favorite threads. And I think what I find most appealing (other than the proliferation of colorful McGinness paint schemes) is the mix of real trains/locales and scale models. And the addition of historical info is a great additional benefit.

Keep 'em coming!!!

For those who have not seen it before, my rendition of the Mercer Coal towers located along the NH line in Stratford, CT.

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First picture shows the former New Haven Railroad main line (now Metro-North New Haven Division) where it crosses the Byram River – the state line between Port Chester, New York (on the left) and Greenwich (Byram), Connecticut (on the right). Note catenary and support towers built by NHRR around 1906.

Second picture shows the New Haven-built girder bridge which carries the main line across US Route 1 in Port Chester, New York.

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First picture shows the former New Haven Railroad main line (now Metro-North New Haven Division) where it crosses the Byram River – the state line between Port Chester, New York (on the left) and Greenwich (Byram), Connecticut (on the right). Note catenary and support towers built by NHRR around 1906.

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MELGAR;

Never got to ride the New Haven Branch, but did frequent the Harlem line for several years and on the way north, I usually noticed where the NH branched off from the Harlem (somewhere around Woodlawn if I remember correctly). There were some pretty impressive catenary towers shortly after the split, but I never saw the pantographs in use. Do you know if the cat towers in that area were also from 1906 and do you know where the MN trains started using the overhead power???

Thanks.

Apples55 posted:

MELGAR;

I usually noticed where the NH branched off from the Harlem (somewhere around Woodlawn if I remember correctly). There were some pretty impressive catenary towers shortly after the split, but I never saw the pantographs in use. Do you know if the cat towers in that area were also from 1906 and do you know where the MN trains started using the overhead power???

The New Haven's 1906 high-voltage AC electrification and catenary system began at Woodlawn Junction, twelve miles from Grand Central Terminal, and ran 21 miles to Stamford, Connecticut . Sometime later (I don't know when), the New York Central Railroad's DC third-rail system was extended to a point about two miles east of Woodlawn near where the New Haven (now Metro-North) main line crosses the Hutchinson River Parkway between the Mount Vernon East and Pelham stations. Although they are no longer in use, the New Haven's catenary towers through this stretch are still in place. Pantographs are lowered in third-rail territory and pickup shoes on the trucks draw DC current from the third rail. New Haven electric locomotives serving Grand Central Terminal were unique in that they were capable of running on overhead AC power through the pantographs or DC power through the pickup shoes, with the changeover effected on the fly...

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Ron,   Sunset / 3rd Rail has announced this locomotive.

Thanks for the info.  Will have to check this out.

Ron

MELGAR posted:
Apples55 posted:

MELGAR;

I usually noticed where the NH branched off from the Harlem (somewhere around Woodlawn if I remember correctly). There were some pretty impressive catenary towers shortly after the split, but I never saw the pantographs in use. Do you know if the cat towers in that area were also from 1906 and do you know where the MN trains started using the overhead power???

The New Haven's 1906 high-voltage AC electrification and catenary system began at Woodlawn Junction, twelve miles from Grand Central Terminal, and ran 21 miles to Stamford, Connecticut . Sometime later (I don't know when), the New York Central Railroad's DC third-rail system was extended to a point about two miles east of Woodlawn near where the New Haven (now Metro-North) main line crosses the Hutchinson River Parkway between the Mount Vernon East and Pelham stations. Although they are no longer in use, the New Haven's catenary towers through this stretch are still in place. Pantographs are lowered in third-rail territory and pickup shoes on the trucks draw DC current from the third rail. New Haven electric locomotives serving Grand Central Terminal were unique in that they were capable of running on overhead AC power through the pantographs or DC power through the pickup shoes, with the changeover effected on the fly...

MELGAR 

MELGAR;

Thanks for all the history. My brother lives in Westchester and one of these days I am going to have to do a train watching safari when I am over there.

There already have been pictures of ALCO FAs on this thread - but I might as well add mine. 

Pictures show my MTH Premier New Haven Railroad ALCO FA A-B-A locomotive set with PS-2. The New Haven purchased 15 ALCO FA-1/FB-1 A-B-A sets (class DER-2a/2b) in 1947 and used them for hauling freight on its line to Maybrook, NY. They were delivered with 1500 HP V-12 engines and replaced 2-10-2 steam locomotives on the route. In 1951, New Haven purchased five 1600 HP B-units and ran A-B-B-A sets on the Maybrook line, also upgrading some earlier FAs and FBs to 1600 HP. Some units lasted until 1973 on Penn Central and became Long Island Railroad power cars in 1974.

To those New Haven fans attending - have fun at York... 

MELGAR

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Pictures show my MTH Premier New Haven Railroad ALCO FA A-B-A locomotive set with PS-2. The New Haven purchased 15 ALCO FA-1/FB-1 A-B-A sets (class DER-2a/2b) in 1947 and used them for hauling freight on its line to Maybrook, NY. They were delivered with 1500 HP V-12 engines and replaced 2-10-2 steam locomotives on the route. In 1951, New Haven purchased five 1600 HP B-units and ran A-B-B-A sets on the Maybrook line, also upgrading some earlier FAs and FBs to 1600 HP. Some units lasted until 1973 on Penn Central and became Long Island Railroad power cars in 1974.

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Great pictures, Brian!

A couple of similar models from Atlas O and Sunset/3rd Rail...

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