MELGAR posted:

Randy,

If you are trying to simulate concrete texture on a model, a product called taskboard is easy to cut and use, takes glue and acrylic paints well, and looks right to me. Can also be used for concrete or asphalt roads. It is available on line or from the N-Scale Architect.

MELGAR

Mel:

Thanks for the lead on Task Board. I will give it a try.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Pretty good snapshot (by a couple of visiting friends) taken 2 - 3 months ago, Beauregard Street, Mobile. This is the GM&O Gulf Terminal Building, 1906-1907. I worked in it for 15 years, 70's - 80's. 

It was originally built as Mobile Union Station, used by the (original) M&O and Southern Railway. It is now owned by the City of Mobile.

GTB

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Magnificent photos and modeling, Gentlemen!  Thank you all for sharing.

From my former home town area.  30th Street Station in Philadelphia.  I hope to have a custom model of this built for me someday.

30th Street Station

30th St. Station Air View

The following pictures were all taken by me. (And it probably shows)

Oxford, Pa., where we moved from.  On the former PRR Octoraro Branch, owned by SEPTA and operated by the East Penn Railway.

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The abandoned Elkton, Md. station on the Northeast Corridor.  A place I used to like sitting in my car with a chocolate milkshake and watch Amtrak trains whoosh by.

Elkton, MD. PRR Station

And from my new home area in Southern California.  An old Santa Fe station in Escondido, Ca.

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The magnificent Santa Fe Station in downtown San Diego.

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Look at that tile work!  It's the same inside the station too.

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And a couple from our travels.  Kankakee, Il. waiting for the City of New Orleans.  Last time I was there, a model railroad club was building a layout inside the passenger car next to the station.

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On our drive back home from watching the Philadelphia Flyers play the Las Vegas Knights in Vegas, we drove through Barstow, Ca. and saw the beautiful Barstow Amtrak station, that once was the home of a Harvey House restaurant.  They have a museum inside but it was closed when we were there.  Road Trip!!

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And finally, the commuter / Amtrak station with some action in Oceanside, Ca.  The old Santa Fe line in Escondido connects with Oceanside.

 

That's not an insult, that is just a fact of life!

Brian

President, Chief Executive Officer

Penn American Railroad

"Serving the Basement"

 

Northern Central High Railers (Western Division)

 

Eat, Sleep, Run Trains, Repeat !

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Two more of my favorites. The first two pics are the UP station in West Yellowstone, Mt, Western gateway to Yellowstone National Park. It was a short walk through the Park gate.

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That is the stone&log station. At 90 degrees rightward from the photographer is:

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the Dining Hall. The Park Special always arrived in the early AM and did not carry a dining car. The Conductor went through the train and took breakfast orders and upon arrival you got off the train and walked into this Hall and sat down for breakfast. These pics were taken Summer 1960, the last year of service into West Yellowstone. In later years the Park Special tied up in Victor, Id, on the West side of the Tetons.

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We would get off the train and drive a rental car over the pass into Jackson, the Southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPs.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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Thank you all for participation in this thread. I really liked seeing the photos, both from a members layout as well as prototypical. Do you all think that this thread is wroth repeating periodically?

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

OKHIKER posted:

Old Town Manassas Train Station June 2015, awaiting the 611.IMG_1506IMG_1495

There is the old hobo Brian "Train-Diesel" crossing the tracks, acting like he owns the place,  in the green shirt. Keeps turning up, like a bad penny.

 My sincere Thanks to everybody who sent me "Likes" again, this time for those rural station shots I posted: MELGAR; Dennis Holler; Southern Mike; Strummer; PRRronbh; John H; Diverging Clear; Randy Harrison; Traindiesel; wb47; Quarter Gauger 48; gandydancer1950; trumptrain; Roger Wasson; briansilvermustang; BigTruckPete; Putnam Division.IMG_5852

Receiving the approval of my peers here who have chosen to laud what they have seen me model into place is, of course, totally enjoyable. Thank you!1

And to Gandydancer, for your reply, Thank you. I'm real glad you like the details. I loved doing them, frankly.

Palallin, That's supposed to be a secret - she's on a covert mission, trying to be undercover (in a red suit, no less!)

FrankM

 

 

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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Mel, the station is now a museum, and runs their steam loco in nice weather and on holidays.  They do a nice little business.  There is a train and book store as well.  There are excellent layouts in every scale operating.  Metro North, now uses a new satellite station just adjacent from the original.  The trackage at the original station is used only by the museum. If you get an opportunity to see the museum, I know you would enjoy it'..

  This is the steamer that patrons get a chance to ride in the cab, as goes to and from the round house and around the yard pulling an open car and caboose.

A couple of my favorites at the station/museum'

 

 Quarter Gauger 48'

 

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Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Mel, the station is now a museum, and runs their steam loco in nice weather and on holidays.  They do a nice little business.  There is a train and book store as well.  There are excellent layouts in every scale operating.  Metro North, now uses a new satellite station just adjacent from the original.  The trackage at the original station is used only by the museum. If you get an opportunity to see the museum, I know you would enjoy it'..

Thanks Ted. I visit the Danbury Museum frequently - riding there on Metro-North and walking from the new "station" to the historic site. Your pictures are great images of the New Haven Railroad. Post them on https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...c/any-new-haven-fans

MELGAR

Patsburg Union Station serving B&O, Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, N&W, and Reading Co. passenger trains.  IMG_4818IMG_4817IMG_7617IMG_7620IMG_7622IMG_7662IMG_7682

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Joe Hohmann posted:

Hollis, Long Island, where I spent MANY hours watching trains 1949-54.download

Joe, I use to take my bike over to Hollis to watch trains but a little after you, probably around 1958 on.  The station was either closed or close to it by then.

Dan

W&W, Grand Central Terminal, complete with a modeling of Park Avenue making its way up at and around the terminal! Outstanding!. I love it, having driven and walked its boundaries in real life. You have a lot to be proud of there.

FrankM.

 

 

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

I have a MTH Station on my layout, but I don't have any good pictures of it available and my layout is currently slated to be rebuilt at some point in the future. Their is a depot in my town that I think is currently being rebuilt into I think a restaurant or Ice Cream Shop. I had information on what railroad line it used to serve that went through town. 

Moonson posted:

W&W, Grand Central Terminal, complete with a modeling of Park Avenue making its way up at and around the terminal! Outstanding!. I love it, having driven and walked its boundaries in real life. You have a lot to be proud of there.

FrankM.

 

 

Thank you Frank for the nice comments.😄

Craig

Member TCA, LCCA, LOTS, TTOS

Owner "South Fork Railroad"

The former Southern Railway passenger depot in Salisbury, NC.

Track side.

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Front road side.

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Restored years ago but only open for events.  Some scenes from "Leather-Heads" was filmed here.

Note down at far end where cars are parked is a glassed in aluminum  framed waiting room fro NCDOT (Amtrak) passenger train service.

Ron

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