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@SIRT, Steve , awesome pictures, I love the bus on the bridge with the two switchers at work below, awesome weathering, Wow, @Walt Ripp, beautiful scene from the past, looking great, great memories to, Wow, @Sitka, now there’s a horse holding up progress of the day, beautiful scene, Wow… @Bar GP7 #63, Johan, Wow, those are beautiful CP Diesels, great pictures, @Fatman, that’s an oldie but a goodie, American Flyer made some nice trains, now it’s time for our friend from Texas, @Don McErlean, to chime in with some brief history lessons about some of his oldies but goodies, however he may be traveling today from Tybee Island Ga., to his home in Texas… Here’s some fronts for review…. Happy Railroading Everyone B4F261A3-65BC-4393-8F45-826807DFE3A627C08548-46D1-4612-95CB-097953B4841039546296-82B9-4D58-8650-F2B19EAD097E84B99A10-073C-445C-B4F3-5F5CCF43F025

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Good morning everyone, time for some fun with the FEF. 

First up are the Disney Trains when we visited the engine house.

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Next up is the Budd Diesel car approaching the Fenway stop.

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The best Post War 1656 switcher Lionel ever made next to the great 773 Hudson

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Finally, an old pic from the layout with Vermont livery, original TMCC Santa Fe F3 and the Lionel 226 Prairie runner, all smokers.

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@leapinlarry posted:

@SIRT, Steve , awesome pictures, I love the bus on the bridge with the two switchers at work below, awesome weathering, Wow, @Walt Ripp, beautiful scene from the past, looking great, great memories to, Wow, @Sitka, now there’s a horse holding up progress of the day, beautiful scene, Wow… @Bar GP7 #63, Johan, Wow, those are beautiful CP Diesels, great pictures, @Fatman, that’s an oldie but a goodie, American Flyer made some nice trains, now it’s time for our friend from Texas, @Don McErlean, to chime in with some brief history lessons about some of his oldies but goodies, however he may be traveling today from Tybee Island Ga., to his home in Texas… Here’s some fronts for review…. Happy Railroading Everyone B4F261A3-65BC-4393-8F45-826807DFE3A627C08548-46D1-4612-95CB-097953B4841039546296-82B9-4D58-8650-F2B19EAD097E84B99A10-073C-445C-B4F3-5F5CCF43F025

I'm simply awestruck by your post.  AGAIN!

Kevin, nice to see those youngsters rail fanning'... Been meaning to ask you what camera are you using to shoot those long videos with...?  Very nice quality videos...

Thanks Ted.

Those youngsters are kids of one of my wife's work colleagues.  They are into trains big time. Interestingly enough, neither group of us were aware that we would both be in Folkston at the same time, so it was a humorous meet up.

Regarding the camera, it's a basic Nikon D3300 DSLR. A few of the videos were also done with my cell phone camera.

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Great photo from you trip stateside.

Thank you Joe.

received_1026454818060137The trip exceeded expectations many times over and thousands of pictures were collected. A special thanks goes to Joey and Gary who had gone to great lengths and arranged many nice surprises for us. For example, on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Museum Railway, we had our own ex-Maine Central caboose on the train. Joey also acted as our guide for three days. The model railway hobby can lead to everything. Pictured from left to right Johan, Joey, Hannu & Gary.

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@BAR GP7 #63 

That's a terrific picture of your group.  The Belfast & Moosehead RR is the oldest continuous operating RR in the U.S.A. They have a great museum and online information.  I have had the opportunity to enjoy the tour and visit there each year when we attend the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity Maine.  Belfast is also a great small coastal city to visit.

@BAR GP7 #63 posted:

Thank you Joe.

received_1026454818060137The trip exceeded expectations many times over and thousands of pictures were collected. A special thanks goes to Joey and Gary who had gone to great lengths and arranged many nice surprises for us. For example, on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Museum Railway, we had our own ex-Maine Central caboose on the train. Joey also acted as our guide for three days. The model railway hobby can lead to everything. Pictured from left to right Johan, Joey, Hannu & Gary.

Johan

@Wood posted:

That's a terrific picture of your group.  The Belfast & Moosehead RR is the oldest continuous operating RR in the U.S.A. They have a great museum and online information.  I have had the opportunity to enjoy the tour and visit there each year when we attend the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity Maine.  Belfast is also a great small coastal city to visit.

The Belfast and Moosehead was featured briefly on a recent episode of Maine Cabin Masters on Magnolia Network. The crew took the train up to a camp site (which also had a bay window caboose on the property),  in the opening scene of the show. I believe the same GEEP was pulling the train.

Bob

@Wood posted:

Good morning everyone, time for some fun with the FEF.

First up are the Disney Trains when we visited the engine house.

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@Wood, here is a shot of my modified MTH 4-6-0 I purchased from an auction web site a few years ago.  The Disney World trains were so impressive when visiting the park - great photos! Unfortunately they weren’t running the last two times we visited, and I’m not sure if they are running again or not.  Hopefully your photo is recent and they are running again.

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@Wood, here is a shot of my modified MTH 4-6-0 I purchased from an auction web site a few years ago.  The Disney World trains were so impressive when visiting the park - great photos! Unfortunately they weren’t running the last two times we visited, and I’m not sure if they are running again or not.  Hopefully your photo is recent and they are running again.

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Rob, That is a beautiful locomotive.  My last visit was around 7 or 8 years ago.  The 5:30 am visit to the Engine house was the top event for me. They also had all the monorails working out of this location. Pretty impressive shop.

Good morning on this Front End Friday.

Front photos from my trip - last week Friday actually - to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in Chattanooga.

First, by the entrance there is a Hartford & Slocumb Railroad #913 ALCO RS-1

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Next is a TVRM #8669 RSD-1

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Then, a Gallatin Fossil Plant #3060 Fairbanks-Morse FM H-16-66 "Baby Train Master"

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Then, a Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis #710 EMD GP7 that powered the tour train

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As the tour train reached the end of the line we passed this Southern Railway #4501 Baldwin Mikado getting fired up for work on Saturday (the TVRM uses the steamers to run the tours on the weekends).  Apologies for the glare and resolution as these were screenshots of the video taken through the window of the coach I was riding in.

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Another screenshot of a video, this time a Southern Railway #2594 EMD GP-30

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Now, the tour of the back shops commences, first is the Central of Georgia Railway #109 ALCO RS-3

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Then a TVRM #606 EMD SW1200

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Then a TVRM #1824 EMD GP-7L

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These two in the shade, a Southern Railway #6914 EMD E8 and an US Army #610 Baldwin 2-8-2

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Inside the shops, one of the two steamers used for tours is being worked on, the Southern Railway #630 ALCO 2-8-0.  It was amazing seeing the guts all open.

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There a couple other locomotives that I didn't get to take photos of.  This was an active railroad yard, of course, and guests weren't supposed to wander off.

On the train ride back to the station, I sat on the other side of the train and caught these 4 front ends coupled on a siding (screenshot stills of my video).  A TVRM #7100 ALCO S-2, formerly of the US Army

ALCO S-2 TVRM 7100 [US Army) Screenshot

Two TVRM EMD F7's, #578 and #576

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And a Southern Railway #3170 EMD SD40

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Last but not least, back out in the TVRM parking lot, I took pictures of this Canadian National Railway #5288 Montreal Locomotive Works 4-6-2

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HAPPY FRONT END FRIDAY!!!

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