Skip to main content

Hi everyone...happy F.E.F.   This weekend is special on the Leonardtown and Savannah, where in order to celebrate the Holiday weekend, management has arranged for several class 1 RR (who want the advertising) to bring their new diesels down to the port yard at Savannah for view of the public.  Its a great display and we expect record crowds Sat through Monday. 

Here are those "front ends" to celebrate F.E.F ...2 F-3's (NYC and Wabash) and 2 PA's (Texas and Erie).  They will be part of the exhibit over the weekend and we are inviting everyone to the port of Savannah to view these "new" steeds (after all its frozen in the 1950s on the L&S).

Lionel F-3 and PA

Here is a somewhat longer shot, showing the waterfront street bounding the yard.

Lionel F-3 and PA 2

Have a great weekend everyone...for me this is just an ordinary weekend, the college has cancelled the Labor Day Holiday in order to shorten the semester due to COVID.  Kids / Parents save on room/board and we lower expenses since the loss of sports income, lower enrollment, and other event  cancellations were a real budget hit. 

Don

 

Attachments

Images (2)
  • Lionel F-3 and PA
  • Lionel F-3 and PA 2

Happy F.E.F everyone.  My front view this week is a bit unusual and much earlier than the F-3 / PA-1's I posted last Friday.  This is my NEW (new to me of course) American Flyer Type XI 0-4-0 engine, cataloged from 1923-1926 so he is almost 100 years old.  He carries the logo..."A.F. No 16" under the cab window and is cast iron.  The tender shows "American Flyer Lines" inside a red/white rectangle on the sides and the number "120" in a similar rectangle on the rear.   He is clockwork (motor works like a champ) and it came with a brake rail in the set and it has a cab brake for winding.  I will post some pictures of the full train in the Tinplate section later today.  I suppose I could get the dust off him, but whoever saw a steam engine without some dirt on it! 

American Flyer type 11 loco 1923-26

 

Have a great weekend everyone!  Happy F.E.F everyone

Don

Attachments

Images (1)
  • American Flyer type 11 loco 1923-26

                                       thumbnail [9)

                                       thumbnail [10)

                                  NYS&W EMD F45 #6644, ex-BN #6644, at Little Ferry, NJ- Oct. 86'.   

                                                                                  MY PHOTO

Attachments

Images (2)
  • thumbnail (9)
  • thumbnail (10)

411B024A-95D2-4B16-9016-E6E4D617546412EEBEF7-E4A1-4053-A9FD-92246DEB4D7ADon McErlean, Wow, the 4 F units pictured above make a bold statement and look so fine, great picture, Paul Romano, your pictures of the real diesels is beautiful, wow, Bar GP7 #63, wow, that’s a beautiful engine , I’ve never seen one of those, cool, Briansilvermustang, your fleet of engine is endless, amazing pictures, Wow, RSJB18, Bob, that’s a beautiful MP-15, what road name?! Sidehack, great pictures to, Happy Railroading Everyone.... Have a great Weekend.....9DCA110D-4718-4677-B759-21B8E91475BBF4B8F7F5-8364-49E6-9921-FE69023B6EB8C82232CB-BA68-4C17-A029-8AB94454C83ACE0D8E7E-893E-47AE-907C-7428C4322285

Attachments

Images (6)
  • 9DCA110D-4718-4677-B759-21B8E91475BB
  • F4B8F7F5-8364-49E6-9921-FE69023B6EB8
  • C82232CB-BA68-4C17-A029-8AB94454C83A
  • CE0D8E7E-893E-47AE-907C-7428C4322285
  • 411B024A-95D2-4B16-9016-E6E4D6175464
  • 12EEBEF7-E4A1-4053-A9FD-92246DEB4D7A
Last edited by leapinlarry

BAR GP/ #63: WOW!  Neat shot of the two VR (Finnish Railway) road switchers.  Is the unit in the foreground wearing the current color scheme? 

 

 

Thank you. The front locomotive has a newer painting version but the newest is gray green. The Dv12 series was built mainly in the 1960s and 1970s and now VR has ordered new Stadler diesels. In a few years, the Dv12 series will largely disappear from the rail network.

 

20200917_171321normal_mak_3218_vv_2555

Johan

Attachments

Images (2)
  • 20200917_171321
  • normal_mak_3218_vv_2555

Johan:  The "Green Machines" are Cool Cats!  Does VR interchange with Russian Railways?  I assume it's performed on 5 Ft. gauge and not standard in the event there is interchange taking place between the two countries?

 

I like the Dv12 2700 series the most. Yes, VR, Fenniarail and Operail has interchange with Russian Railways. Here in Finland the gauge is 1524mm and in Russia 1521mm,  so the different is only 3mm. I can see some Russian tank cars hear near at my home every day.

2xSr12xSr1 2

Johan

 

Attachments

Images (2)
  • 2xSr1
  • 2xSr1 2
@BAR GP7 #63 posted:

Thank you. The front locomotive has a newer painting version but the newest is gray green. The Dv12 series was built mainly in the 1960s and 1970s and now VR has ordered new Stadler diesels. In a few years, the Dv12 series will largely disappear from the rail network.

 

20200917_171321normal_mak_3218_vv_2555

Johan

Johan,  they remind me of MP-15s.. Very cool looking locos....

Johan: While I was empoyed in the Deutsche Bundesbahn Nuremberg hump yard in the 80s we received tank cars from Russia.  I remember when several got away from a crew and were sent to the runaway track.  What a mess.  Thankfully, they were empty at the time.  Then in the 90s after I had left my switching duties behind me and was employed as a service rep at the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof, we had a through sleeper from Russia that terminated in Munich.  They were still in the green scheme with the Russian Ry. crest on the car side.  Impressive!

I really like the new Russian Ry. grey and red scheme.  It's really impressive!

Then there are the Chinese Ry. U.S. built GE Diesel units that operate on the world's highest railway from Peking to Tibet.  WOW!  Please pass the oxygen mask!

Johan: While I was empoyed in the Deutsche Bundesbahn Nuremberg hump yard in the 80s we received tank cars from Russia.  I remember when several got away from a crew and were sent to the runaway track.  What a mess.  Thankfully, they were empty at the time.  Then in the 90s after I had left my switching duties behind me and was employed as a service rep at the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof, we had a through sleeper from Russia that terminated in Munich.  They were still in the green scheme with the Russian Ry. crest on the car side.  Impressive!

I really like the new Russian Ry. grey and red scheme.  It's really impressive!

Then there are the Chinese Ry. U.S. built GE Diesel units that operate on the world's highest railway from Peking to Tibet.  WOW!  Please pass the oxygen mask!

I think the Russians loaded the cars by dipping them in oil.  I think that grey and red scheme looking a much better than the old green and blue. I like also our Fenniarail and Operail`s paint scheme´s

 20200909_15181220200918_11064335506328574_363df54ac3_bIMG_6260

 

 

Attachments

Images (4)
  • 20200909_151812
  • 20200918_110643
  • 35506328574_363df54ac3_b
  • IMG_6260

Johan: While I was empoyed in the Deutsche Bundesbahn Nuremberg hump yard in the 80s we received tank cars from Russia.  I remember when several got away from a crew and were sent to the runaway track.  What a mess.  Thankfully, they were empty at the time.  Then in the 90s after I had left my switching duties behind me and was employed as a service rep at the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof, we had a through sleeper from Russia that terminated in Munich.  They were still in the green scheme with the Russian Ry. crest on the car side.  Impressive!

I really like the new Russian Ry. grey and red scheme.  It's really impressive!

Then there are the Chinese Ry. U.S. built GE Diesel units that operate on the world's highest railway from Peking to Tibet.  WOW!  Please pass the oxygen mask!

My fiancé is Brazilian lives in Volta Redonda home of CSN one of the largest steel mills in the world. They use GE locomotives for MRS, VLI (my avatar) Rumo are some of the few. 

29FFE814-427E-415F-A5CD-56F60FD7BBEE

65D869A2-97A1-44BB-982A-9F0ADD405E72

BD5F460D-06B6-4788-BE95-96B13663A350

60729BEA-A5DA-4E10-8AF2-DCE6AFED2452

 

Attachments

Images (4)
  • 29FFE814-427E-415F-A5CD-56F60FD7BBEE
  • 65D869A2-97A1-44BB-982A-9F0ADD405E72
  • BD5F460D-06B6-4788-BE95-96B13663A350
  • 60729BEA-A5DA-4E10-8AF2-DCE6AFED2452

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.
×
×