This may be the best photograph I have ever taken:IMG_1552

Don't know why, but there is something about the beauty of the EP5 in McGuiness livery, the scenery and structures, the colors, the lighting, the crystal clarity and maybe something else I cannot articulate, that makes me love it. Arnold 

PS: I just noticed there is one thing wrong with it: the crossing gates are not down.

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

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

This may be the best photograph I have ever taken:IMG_1552

Don't know why, but there is something about the beauty of the EP5 in McGuiness livery, the scenery and structures, the colors, the lighting, the crystal clarity and maybe something else I cannot articulate, that makes me love it. Arnold 

PS: I just noticed there is one thing wrong with it: the crossing gates are not down.

Arnold,

It is an excellent photo. Good composition and subject, good lighting, good focus, good color.

As you know, I have an MTH EP-5 that is the favorite locomotive on my layout. However, I would venture to say that all of us, certainly including myself, have an error in every photo of our O gauge EP-5s that usually goes unremarked... Pantographs down and no catenary wire... I wonder if there is "any New Haven fan" who can provide a correct version. I cannot. Here is my EP-5 - pans down, no wire... And that's how I run it. It's only a model train.

MELGAR

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Leroof posted:

Greetings Melgar and Arnold, Leroof here. Somewhere on my dismantled PC I have several photos of my postwar NH EP-5 in action on my former live homemade catenary. I did find this one in my I -Pad.

does this qualify?IMG_0039

IMO, Leroof, it certainly does. Glad to see you're back on the Forum. Arnold

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

I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy any more 21” passenger cars - I have a set of Lionel PRR and Atlas NH which I really like, but they really are just to long for my layout. That being said, I found this set of NOS cars at Grzyboski’s (actually, really old stock - 20-80003c issued in 2002) which are only 19”, so I’m good   And if that logic fails, I can always fall back on “MELGAR and all the rest of you NH fans made me do it”  

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to roust out some NH power, so the fine folks at the NYC were kind enough to lend a Niagara for temporary duty on a crack NH passenger train (have to find an appropriate name).

Paul

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The New Haven Railroad – A Fond Look Back

A week or two ago, my day began, as it often does, by driving a few miles to Bridgeport, Connecticut and boarding a Metro-North Railroad commuter train for the seventeen-mile ride to New Haven Union Station, whereupon I bought breakfast and walked a mile or so to the New Haven Green, at the center of town. But, on this day, rather than circling around the Green and returning to the station, I stopped at the New Haven Free Public Library, where I found the local history room open. Upon entering, I asked the librarian to direct me to the section on the New Haven Railroad, where I thumbed through several books that have been a part of my personal collection for many years. Then, I came across one which I had seen for sale at train shows but had never purchased or read.

The book to which I refer is “The New Haven Railroad – A Fond Look Back,” by Andrew J. Pavlucik, published in 1978 and reissued in that city in 1987 by Pershing Press. I sat down, began to read and quickly became engrossed in the book. It presents a perspective on the New Haven Railroad unlike any other that I have read. It was immediately apparent that the author is not only a gifted writer, but is intimately familiar with the people, operations and history of the New Haven Railroad. The book is replete with photographs that I had not seen before, but its most unique and interesting parts are the many first-person narratives by New Haven personnel relating their experiences and what it actually was like to be a railroader on the New Haven. As the author says, this book is about the Railroad of the railroaders, not the bankers, that “exists now only in dreams and in certain haunted places.” I personally have spent quite a few years searching out those places throughout Southern New England.

I now have a personal copy of this book, which I consider to be the most enlightening and enjoyable that I have read on the subject of the New Haven Railroad. I highly recommend it to “Any New Haven Fans.”

MELGAR

MELGAR posted:

A New Haven Railroad logo near New Haven Union Station photographed by MELGAR on October 28, 2019.

MELGAR

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Hey, wait just a minute!  I know where that is.  Those tiles are in the Ladies Room at Union Station!

Wait. 

What's that?

How do I know this?

I, um, er, ah, my daughter told me....

Just kidding of course.  Nice photo.  Is it within the station or in one of the buildings (parking or maintenance) outside?

 

Steven J. Serenska

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MELGAR posted:

A New Haven Railroad logo near New Haven Union Station photographed by MELGAR on October 28, 2019.

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Nice photo.  Is it within the station or in one of the buildings (parking or maintenance) outside?

Steven J. Serenska

Photo of a wall on Union Avenue about a block from New Haven station.

The station itself, built by the NYNH&HRR in 1920, is also worthy of a photograph.

Both photos by:

MELGAR

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