gandydancer1950 posted:

My one and only.....GEDC2894

Nice, Gandydancer. Sweet layout as well. There was a boxed set of Alco PA's in with my Aunt's trains... I'll have to take a look and see what they are.

Paul

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Great stuff in this thread from PUTNAM_DIVISION, BPTBILL, JOHNACTON, NEW_HAVEN_JOE, TOM_MCGRIEL, SERENSKA and all the rest. Thanks.

I regularly hang out at the new Bridgeport station which now serves Metro-North Railroad. The classic old station, built by the New Haven Railroad when the tracks were elevated through Bridgeport in 1905, was destroyed in a suspicious fire on March 20, 1979.

Attached are pictures of my two favorite model locomotives - MTH New Haven EP3 #353 and Weaver Brass ALCO I-4 Pacific #1389. If I had to sell my entire model collection, these are the two locomotives that I would keep!

MELGAR

MELGAR_NEW_HAVEN_LOCOMOTIVES_082_EP3_353MELGAR_NEW_HAVEN_LOCOMOTIVES_062_I4_1389

 

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On an unrelated -- but somehow quite related -- note, a person made a comment on another trains forum that I check in on that if MARC (the Maryland area commuter line) would only extend its reach another 35 miles up to Wilmington, Delaware, it would be possible to ride commuter trains from New London to Washington, DC and beyond.

The trip would be:

  • Shoreline East from New London to New Haven
  • Metro North from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal, NYC
  • Subway from to GCT to Penn Station, NYC
  • NJ Transit from Penn Station, NYC to Trenton, NJ
  • SEPTA from to Trenton, NJ to Philadelphia, PA
  • SEPTA from Philadelphia, PA to Wilmington, DE
  • (if they would just build it, ) MARC from Wilmington, DE to all other MARC points, including DC.


I thought it was a fun observation.

Steven J. Serenska

Dominic, that is the one and only I-5 Hudson.    Good comment.  Always fun to throw in a bit of humor.  This engine was the last run Weaver with all the toys.   It had a fan driven smoke unit (single element) that I converted to a dual element unit.  The engine has sprung drivers and tender pickups.  These were used before for the sound in the tender.  I coupled these with the engine rollers and power loss will never happen.  This is my only brass engine and the only way I could get an I-5.    This was not an easy conversion dealing with the 10 pin connector.  I am doing one for Gerry Morlitz as soon as the kits are back in stock.  

 

 

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Do not have any New Haven but recall pondering them in the mid- 50's Lionel catalogs.  

Do have these images from the 2014 Spencer NCTM Streamliners Event of the FL9 #2019.

IMG_2892

IMG_2893

IMG_2894

IMG_2918

IMG_2916

IMG_2917

OH,one of my Oncologist is a Dr. McGinnis.  Ironically his grandfather did work for a railroad but not the NH.

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PRRronbh posted:

Do not have any New Haven but recall pondering them in the mid- 50's Lionel catalogs.  

Do have these images from the 2014 Spencer NCTM Streamliners Event of the FL9 #2019.

IMG_2892

IMG_2893

IMG_2894

IMG_2918

IMG_2916

IMG_2917

OH,one of my Oncologist is a Dr. McGinnis.  Ironically his grandfather did work for a railroad but not the NH.

Love that McGinnis paint scheme. I think of all the great paint schemes throughout railroad history.....this is my favorite.

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

I model Pennsy but will forever have good memories of the NH. I grew up in very close proximity to the New Havens Worcester branch. This was in the 1950's and grimy FA's were dragging freights up and down that line all about 300 ft. away from my families home. I would run down to watch trackside any time I could without getting in trouble....I was just a child, and had to cross one busy avenue to get to the tracks. In spite of my fathers warning, I was fearless and did so a lot. Great memories.

Bob

Don, the one for Gerry wil be my last.

 

 

TCA-79-13758

T.T.O.S.-3057

LCCA-28444

LOTS-RM-4833

MTH Railroaders Club-17209

MTH DCS and Wi-Fi  Beta Tester

MTH Factory  Certified Technician-6 schools.   Repair Technician #990284

LIONEL Factory Trained Certified  Repair Technician #10140

Member Mid America 3 Railers and NJ HiRailers

 

 

 

Marty, You have to use your considerable influence, call in all your chips and lean on Mike Wolf to offer an I-5. Selfishly, I hope it's an RK Imp, primarily due to budgetary restraints on the railroad. Judging from the response to this thread it would sell out faster than the Merchant's Limited highballing down the Shore Line.

flanger posted:

I model Pennsy but will forever have good memories of the NH. I grew up in very close proximity to the New Havens Worcester branch. This was in the 1950's and grimy FA's were dragging freights up and down that line all about 300 ft. away from my families home. I would run down to watch trackside any time I could without getting in trouble....I was just a child, and had to cross one busy avenue to get to the tracks. In spite of my fathers warning, I was fearless and did so a lot. Great memories.

Bob

I used to do the same thing, mostly to watch NYC covered wagons headed to the Collinwood yard.

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

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