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Rob Leese posted:
Rusty Traque posted:

The front end that might have been but never was:

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Rusty

I would like to know more about this!

The answer is buried in one of my BRHS newsletters which is equally buried.  What I remember is this was a proposal by the Burlington to EMC for the E5's. 

However, crews generally didn't like the shovel noses as they offered little protection in a collision and I recall this had influenced the rejection of the design.  Cost may have been another factor.

Plus, as standardization was taking hold the E5 as built not only offered more crew protection, but was essentially an E3 with customization of styling on the carbody sides.

Rusty

Frontends smiling up at us around the township...6

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FrankM

And my Thanks to the following voices for their "Likes" and replies to the Front Ends I have posted so far:

Ted W; gandydancer1950; PRRronbh; BAR GP7#63; RSJB18; Rob Leese; Suzukovich; briansilvermustang; f19turbo2; Steamer; Ton Densel; CAPPilot; S sm; coach joe; chessie1971; stangtrain. 

(I hope I got all those spellings right.)

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Back in Sep 2013 my wife and I happened across the Flying Yankee enclosed in a protective cover.  It is in Lincoln, New Hampshire, in the back of the Hobo Railroad area.  There was a small opening that allowed my to take a picture of it.

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We dropped by the Hobo Railroad again in Sep 2017 and the Flying Yankee was out in the open, minus its wheelsets.  While you really can't see it from these pictures, it looks a lot better now.  Hopefully it will get fully restored soon.

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

Front Ends in situ...IMG_0482ed

FrankM. Moon Township, USA

Frank, what type of track do you use? It blends in very well with your scenery.

Gandydancer, (90 percent of the track on the entire layout, comprising eleven separate loops, begun in 1995, was referred to as "Hi-rail," was made by K-Line, if I recall correctly. 

One loop, the twelfth, which is in the newer section, is Gargraves, seen here on the left; Hi-rail on the right....

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FrankM

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SIRT, I had to study carefully to decide if I were seeing real life or modeling. For real! If it weren't for those two girls on the left ramp and the outstretched-arms guy in the left foreground, all recognizable as models we have likely all used, I'd have concluded what I was seeing was real life, esp. with that train front aiming at us. Wow.

FrankM

Moonson posted:

SIRT, I had to study carefully to decide if I were seeing real life or modeling. For real! If it weren't for those two girls on the left ramp and the outstretched-arms guy in the left foreground, all recognizable as models we have likely all used, I'd have concluded what I was seeing was real life, esp. with that train front aiming at us. Wow.

FrankM

I see the same in your fine modeling. Always good stuff to see!

Looks like the guy in the white shirt isn't to happy about waiting  .

Thanks, Frank.