Skip to main content

@Apples55 posted:

Purchased this through the NYC Historical Society... The book takes you on a photographic journey from Grand Central to Albany and beyond along the Central’s Water Level Route through an amazing collection of photograph. A couple of years ago, the same author published a “companion” volume covering the Harlem Line and the Old Put. Gotten about half way through, and I’m very happy with my purchase!!!

CB130E86-235C-4944-BB9C-90EBD6F9A194

Paul that's the east side of the Hudson, correct? It's two tracks now but wasn't 4 in the NYCs prime?

@coach joe posted:

Paul that's the east side of the Hudson, correct? It's two tracks now but wasn't 4 in the NYCs prime?

Joe;

Yes, the Water Level Route (aka the Hudson Division) ran up the east side of the Hudson. Your second question is a bit harder (and hopefully one of the NYC experts hereabouts will chime in). According to a map included in the book from the 1930’s, some stretches had 2, 3, or 4 or more tracks. And I’m sure that the number of tracks changed over time, so I think you’d need to know where and when to answer your question

@Mannyrock posted:

Thanks to everyone who recommended this Williams 44-ton scale locomotive to me.  Got it on sale from Trainworld for $149.

Less than I paid for a NIB Beep!

It just arrived.  Looks so good, that I'm afraid to take it out of the box!    Mannyrock



P1020209

Manny- I have the PRR version. I will caution you that the hand rails are very fragile. I always handle mine from the cab. They are very nice BTW. 👍👍

20210509_081849

Attachments

Images (1)
  • 20210509_081849

My R1 A train set



Love those cars, Corey. They were the subways of my long gone youth. It looks like they even included the door controllers on the ends of the car - you couldn’t be a short conductor when your legs had to span between two cars. Definitely not a fun job when it was raining or snowing!!! Some of the last ones I remember ran on the J line - I would be waiting on Broad Street for the M train to Brooklyn (it ran over the Brighton line in those days) when a J would pull in to it’s last stop before heading back to Queens. At least half the time, there was smoke coming from the train!!!

And why build a subway layout when you can run the trains under the furniture... ahh memories of Brooklyn apartment living

Finally got it - something :

The box!

MTH 30-70122 box

Hmmm; wonder what's in that box? I haven't ordered any buildings.

Okay, time to take the contents out:

MTH 30-70122 individual boxes

Okay; looks like 8 boxes of rolling stock.

Hmmmm; still trying to remember what 8 pieces of rolling stock I bought as a whole.

Let's find out:

MTH 30-70122 out of the boxes

Wow! 8 boxcars! So what are they?

I remember, BNSF 25th Anniversary of their last merger.

Here are all 8:

MTH 30-70122A-H

Closer look at them all:

MTH 30-70122AMTH 30-70122BMTH 30-70122CMTH 30-70122DMTH 30-70122EMTH 30-70122FMTH 30-70122GMTH 30-70122H

(not sure why they are curved - especially on the top)  (need to check my camera's settings)

Now if I add these to this set:

MTH 30-20811-1

You get this long train:

BNSF 25th Anniversary locos, 8 boxcars, and caboose

A couple movies of the train:

Please excuse the video as I recently moved and haven't got my new-to-me train room organized and permanent layout built.

Attachments

Images (14)
  • MTH 30-70122 box
  • MTH 30-70122 individual boxes
  • MTH 30-70122 out of the boxes
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – All 8
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Santa Fe
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Great Northern Railway
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Northern Pacific Railway
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Burlington Route
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Burlington Northern
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Frisco
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Colorado and Southern
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar – Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway
  • BNSF (25th Anniversary) ES44AC Diesel & Caboose Set (30-20811-1)
  • BNSF 25th Anniversary locos, 8 boxcars, and caboose
Videos (2)
BNSF 25th Anniversary locos, 8 boxcars, and caboose
BNSF 25th Anniversary locos, 8 boxcars, and caboose
Last edited by paulp575

Bought or delivered??

I bought 4 Atlas 40 foot reefers from @MrMuffin'sTrains last year that finally arrived.  These are beautiful, as expected.

I bought the BNSF 25 year merger anniversary engine from @MrMuffin'sTrains.  For some unknown reason I got one of the last versions / road numbers to be delivered.  It's fine as we head into train season.

I bought the UP Our people engine #1111 MTH DCS Premier engine, also from @MrMuffin'sTrains.  Gorgeous, engine.

John

@paulp575 posted:

Finally got it - something :

The box!

MTH 30-70122 box

Hmmm; wonder what's in that box? I haven't ordered any buildings.

Okay, time to take the contents out:

MTH 30-70122 individual boxes

Okay; looks like 8 boxes of rolling stock.

Hmmmm; still trying to remember what 8 pieces of rolling stock I bought as a whole.

Let's find out:

MTH 30-70122 out of the boxes

Wow! 8 boxcars! So what are they?

I remember, BNSF 25th Anniversary of their last merger.

Here are all 8:

MTH 30-70122A-H

Closer look at them all:

MTH 30-70122AMTH 30-70122BMTH 30-70122CMTH 30-70122DMTH 30-70122EMTH 30-70122FMTH 30-70122GMTH 30-70122H

(not sure why they are curved - especially on the top)  (need to check my camera's settings)

Now if I add these to this set:

MTH 30-20811-1

You get this long train:

BNSF 25th Anniversary locos, 8 boxcars, and caboose

A couple movies of the train:

Please excuse the video as I recently moved and haven't got my new-to-me train room organized and permanent layout built.

Nice Paul 🤓   Finally opened the box ,huh ?   😂😘😃😆😂

I certainly don't have your patience .............I  wouldn't have had  time to post a photo of the box before having wrappers and Styrofoam thrown all over. 😶

You sure had a packed box .  What a great aquisition. 

Best to get this on here prior to York. Last 2.5 weeks have been great- biggest developments have been 1.)Getting into western railroads  and 2.) I increased my min. curve size(o-72, two 0-60s, 1/2 of an o36 on both sides-it's a bit wider than o60)

Starting off from about 2+ weeks ago from....Lionel Kiddie City?!?!?!?!?!

Trainz lot with K city bag

No,just kidding! It's a bag I found in my dad's old stuff ha. Got these from Trainz. Atlas Maersk 45' container, 2 o72 FT switches(remote command only) and Some western RR rolling stock-SP tank car, D&RGW 2 bay hopper

Next, my picture includes my big get: There's that brown box...., two LH FT command switches(Grzyboski's), and a weaver Amtrak PHV 50' MHC. But in that brown box...

Fastrack Command switches Weaver Amtrak PHV

is....

ATSF GP35 Legacy Koda in box

Lionel 1933341 Santa Fe GP35 in the Kodachrome scheme!From 2019 catalog, bought preowned,LN from Henning's. Have always wanted a SF or SP Kodachrome TA SF GP35 3 headed Amtrak F40a MTRAK CONSIST

Next I Would love to find a Lionel SP Kodachrome. The consist above uses some artistic license from photo below(RRPHOTOGS)

SF FP45u koda Amtrak F40ph Superliners

I got the items below off the bay. The K-line rolling stock was in a single lot on eBay at $20/car with shipping!

K-line lot

All K-line were new in box, unopened! Diecast UP smoking caboose below

UP Smoking caboose

FEC Gunderson 40' well w/ die cast ISO containers and FEC 40' container. Atlas 45' Maersk to the left

New FEC w Containers and Maersk 45

ROW CN thrall. Plastic but has a weight in the well and fit's scale 40' containersCN Thrall ROW Oct 2021

Last pic for this post is the crossover with the command o-72 switches. Love being able to control these from my remote with no need for extra wires!

o 72 FT Command turnouts

Will post the rest later- but really enjoying the new road names and larger curves on my layout!

Attachments

Images (13)
  • Fastrack Command switches Weaver Amtrak PHV
  • ATSF GP35 Legacy Koda in box
  • TA SF GP35 3 headed Amtrak F40a MTRAK CONSIST
  • ATSF:SP koda Amtrak F40s passenger
  • SF FP45u koda Amtrak F40ph Superliners
  • K-line lot
  • Trainz lot with K city bag
  • UP Smoking caboose
  • CN Thrall ROW Oct 2021
  • New FEC w Containers and Maersk 45
  • New FEC w Containers and Maersk 45
  • CN Thrall ROW Oct 2021
  • o 72 FT Command turnouts

Well, I am not sure if it is "cool" by the most strict definition, but it represents a real find for me.  On 9/17/2021 in Front End Friday, I posted pictures of my Lionel 1110, "Scout" engine, from 1948-1952.  Its a fully die cast boiler engine with some real weight but it is hampered by the unreliable fully enclosed motor, although this one does still work (sometimes).  However the tragedy at that posting was that I had the engine, acquired long ago, but NO TENDER!  I took pictures of it coupled up to a Marx NYC 4 wheel tender that at least was of the approximate right size but come on, this was just unacceptable.  So I go looking for a 1948-1952, sheet metal Lionel Scout Tender with scout trucks and couplers - talk about an unlikely search.  So much to my amazement, on the E-bay we all know and either hate or love, what should appear but a Lionel Scout Tender, complete and correct and offered alone without the engine (which I didn't need) and for $10 + ship and tax.  So for under $20 I can make my 1110 complete.  Here are some pictures.

Here is the side view, showing the loco / tender pair

Lionel 1110 Scout loco w tender side view

Here is a close up of the "Scout" tender, note that the key here is that it is lettered for "Lionel Scout" and not "Lionel Lines" as is the most common tender markings.  It has no whistle in this match up, never did.

Lionel 1110 Scout Tender

Just to make up for my patched together F.E.F photo, here is an improved view with the proper tender.

Lionel 1110 w tender front view

I hope I didn't insult anyone with my definition of "cool" but this find was cool for me and completed the pair of a neat early post war engine/loco that never was one of Lionel's top dogs but I bet it brought some youngster great joy at a Christmas long ago.

Best Wishes

Don

Attachments

Images (3)
  • Lionel 1110 Scout loco w tender side view
  • Lionel 1110 Scout Tender
  • Lionel 1110 w tender front view

Add Reply

Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×