Good evening, 

Paul I don't think my layout can handle a T1 or a S1.

Thank you for your compliments. 

It took me about fifteen minutes to get all the locomotives turned around and placed in position. Some fun running thru the layout and figuring the best routes.

Mark Strittmatter

TCA#14-69917

Indiana, PA 

briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

 

 

                          have a GREAT  "F E F",  and a  Happy Easter  everyone !

 

 

 

A repeat but fitting:

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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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Happy F. E. F. !

A repeat but fleshed out a bit. This is The Park Special, #47-48 idling at Victor, Id, the end of the branch from Pocatello:

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I thought to consult my 1962 UP timetable:

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The Park Special departed Pocatello at 12:55AM and arrived in Victor at 7:30AM. The train idled all day and departed Victor at 8:15PM arriving back in Pocatello at 2:05Am.

We took that ride Summer '61, '62, '63 and '64, IIRC Pullman each trip. Rental car was waiting in Victor and we drove over the pass into Jackson and thence to Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP. Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end.

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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Some initial wiring/running tests on my new addition:

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Below, on the Old Side; class yard "re-positioned" a bit (it's...flex-track!). The hole in the sky will get some treatment, one day, as well as a class yard ground cover re-do.

Loco is an early Wms scale FA-1, custom painted (by me) for GM&O; TAS TMCC - no cruise. Of course, WBB has since offered these already done in GM&O, and ERR Cruise Commander is now around. Gee, thanx a bunch - especially as this is only one-third of an ABA set, both A's powered. 

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There will ultimately be a bayou in the pink foam under that Lionel lift bridge (beautiful piece, and works well), and blue backdrops all around.

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Front End Friday on Saturday. Well, better late than never.

Decapod 4579, one of 475 built by Baldwin, backs into Sandusky OH yard

Decapod 4579, one of 475 built by Baldwin, backs into Sandusky OH yard

PRR Consolidation

Consolodation

I1s (2-10-0) 4330 at Shamokin, PA on August 17, 1956

I1s [2-10-0) 4330 at Shamokin, PA on August 17, 1956

The Royal Blue at Communipaw Terminal, Jersey City, 1958

The Royal Blue at Communipaw Terminal 1958

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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Well, better late than never, Great Front End Pictures the last few days from everyone, Mark Strittmatter, nice PA Locomotive line up and super nice wall display in the background, Trumptrain, your layout is so colorful and packed with neat scenes, great motive power, RSJB18 Bob, Great Set Of steamers and Diesels and nice track plan, Bar GP7 #63 your layout is truly a work of art, Nicely weathered Diesels and great ballast and trackwork with grassy spotting, Randy Harrison- Your Pictures are Awesome and bring back fond memories of past gone by, Briansilvermustang, your pictures of models and Real trains are Fantastic, Bill T, I love our train room, GE EVO and your layout, Ted W, Wow, Great Pictures Of the real Burlington Northern Passenger train and of course, The Sante Fe Passenger trains....Rattler21, Thank You for your contributions to, your pictures are very nice...Thank You all for sharing your time and talents on Front End Friday, this is a day to relax......F6724F77-AE25-4199-8275-A613D2732B12FF34FFA4-E255-48EC-8CF7-FB43548BA2D8F79CE07B-74AA-403C-B267-9DC1CB3927330B614111-D2A3-4278-889F-FCEC9A12C54845498E52-0D63-4FF1-8A5D-8614DFD625CEE8FFD2DD-0E72-4FB5-BD86-5A7EA470AC1078598F63-6BBF-4739-9943-9DD069845461

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