Arnold D. Cribari posted:

It’s the Spring of 1951 and Mickey Mantle arrives at Yankee Stadium on this train:

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The above is poetic license. Mickey would have arrived on a bus. Only train he could take to the Stadium would be a subway.

Later on, after he won the Triple Crown in 1956, he could come in a stretch limo.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

So, what train would Mickey Mantle take in 1951 from Oklahoma to New York to begin his rookie season?

Could it have been the Broadway Limited arriving at Penn Station?

If so, may be that train was led by this engine, almost as powerful and fast as Mickey:

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Moonson posted:

The Union Pacific is in town...IMG_2107x_edited-1IMG_2161_edited-1IMG_2163IMG_2187

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

Frank, what comes to mind when I see your trains and scenery are superlatives: stunning, beautiful, perfection, master model railroader, etc. 

If O Gauge scenery was taught in college, you would be the professor.

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:
Moonson posted:

The Union Pacific is in town...IMG_2107x_edited-1IMG_2161_edited-1IMG_2163IMG_2187

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

Frank, what comes to mind when I see your trains and scenery are superlatives: stunning, beautiful, perfection, master model railroader, etc. 

If O Gauge scenery was taught in college, you would be the professor.

I also love the colors: brown tan , yellow, gray, in the above photos.

Your eye for color is comparable to that of a great artist. I don’t know if you’ve scene Phil Klopp’s magnificent layout at his home in Easton, Pennsylvania. Phil, like you, has a great eye for color. There are a few others that post on this Forum that have that gift as well.

In fact, it occurs to me that the colors in these photos remind me of Rembrandt. My knowledge of art is next to nil, but I do appreciate the great Impressionists like Monet, Manet, Renoir (my favorite), and Rembrandt.

Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Hi Arnold, What you have said both times is so nice of you, I cannot put into words how nice it feels seeing that written about my layout play. Thank you, very much.

And my Thanks, also, to these voices who sent meLikes, back in December, when I posted some Frontend Friday Photos then: RSJB18; gandydancer1950; Jackiejr; PRRronbh; Suzukovich; trumptrain; Hamlet Depot; briansilvermustang; Boo Man.

My sincere Thanks to all of you.

FrankM

P.S. And kindly excuse the repetition of any of these angles if you've seen them previously.

 

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

So, what train would Mickey Mantle take in 1951 from Oklahoma to New York to begin his rookie season?

Could it have been the Broadway Limited arriving at Penn Station?

If so, may be that train was led by this engine, almost as powerful and fast as Mickey:

3BC85D2A-3113-475C-A9EB-B39EEA7E4F19F0DF55E5-CF9D-44D1-BE0A-6C88F290D43FNow, Joe DiMaggio around 1936 might have taken this train from San Francisco to Chicago:

1396E507-52A9-400F-B610-4F70C77EA65FAnd in Chicago, Joe might have hopped on this train to Penn Station:A4C0D875-426F-43D1-9613-314DF5730BA0Or, maybe Joe took this train to Penn Station:

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Great photos Arnold!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

Happy Front End Friday!!  Here are some FEF photos from my 6 x 17 ft. IMG_0227IMG_0233IMG_0244IMG_0307IMG_0660IMG_0653IMG_0661IMG_0676corner of the world. 

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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trumptrain posted:

Happy Front End Friday!!  Here are some FEF photos from my 6 x 17 ft. IMG_0227IMG_0233IMG_0244IMG_0307IMG_0660IMG_0653IMG_0661IMG_0676corner of the world. 

Your corner of the world, Patrick, is one of glorious colors. Love that B&O Diesel in your 1st photo. 

I’m finding smoking diesels to be irresistible; I want them all. LOL

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gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

Front ends traveling thru Moon Township, USA.....IMG_9540

Did thatSanta Fe make a wrong turn somewhere?

 

Yes, indeed, Gandy. It made a visit from the world of Shiny and Sparkly to the world of Guests Like It Bright and Flashy Sometimes . In fact, it has stayed around, since then, being a popular li'l bugger which is always ready to roll and never finicky, unlike certain other  Eastern RR steamer fussbudgets in the neighbrhood.

Moonson posted:
gandydancer1950 posted:
Moonson posted:

Front ends traveling thru Moon Township, USA.....IMG_9540

Did thatSanta Fe make a wrong turn somewhere?

 

Yes, indeed, Gandy. It made a visit from the world of Shiny and Sparkly to the world of Guests Like It Bright and Flashy Sometimes . In fact, it has stayed around, since then, being a popular li'l bugger which is always ready to roll and never finicky, unlike certain other  Eastern RR steamer fussbudgets in the neighbrhood.

Happened to me also.....GEDC2576

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

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PRRronbh posted:
Rusty Traque posted:

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Rusty

Rusty, is that crew trying to figure how to fuel their diesels from the coaling tower and fill the water tanks from the water tower?

More like tryin' to figg'r out what the durn fool things are doin' here.  And it's not the first time...

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Rusty

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danielb posted:

Finally able to contribute!

Technically though, it's more Rear End than Front End. Though the Southern did like running things long hood forward, I believe the GP35 was set up Short Hood forward, though I could be wrong!

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I think you are showing really good instincts with your scenery there, including in particular, the buildings and the groundcovers. There is a certain maturity to your approach. IMO.

FrankM

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

Arnold D. Cribari posted:
Moonson posted:

Front ends traveling thru Moon Township, USA.....

Awesome. I want to buy a place in Moon Township and live there with my wife. Now only if we can change to O Scale.

Arnold

You'd certainly be welcome; however, I don't think you would be happy, ultimately, since all the folks in town do a whole lot  of standing and sitting around, and you seem like an active fellow. They don't move much; in fact, not at all. Even the traffic is at a standstill. Plus, you'd be looking at the same spot opposite where you'd be situated, and that would get boring very quickly for you, no doubt. But it was a nice thought! Thanks!

There is, however, a new house being built right next door to us, that you might like; however, it is taking them forever   to get the job finished. It almost seems like they are just standing around a lot.IMG_0187

FrankM

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

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Moonson posted:
Arnold D. Cribari posted:
Moonson posted:

Front ends traveling thru Moon Township, USA.....

Awesome. I want to buy a place in Moon Township and live there with my wife. Now only if we can change to O Scale.

Arnold

You'd certainly be welcome; however, I don't think you would be happy, ultimately, since all the folks in town do a whole lot  of standing and siting around, and you seem like an active fellow. They don't move much; in fact, not at all. Even the traffic is at a standstill. Plus, you'd be looking at the same spot opposite where you'd be situated, and that would get boring very quickly for you, no doubt. But it was a nice thought! Thanks!

FrankM

Very well thought out, Frank, and hilarious.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

The idea of becoming an O Scale figure on Frank's layout reminds me of the kind of thing Rod Serling would do in The Twilight Zone. After all, we spend so much time with our O Gauge trains and layouts, it would be poetic justice to end up as an O Scale figure in that little world. That TV show terrified me as a young child, mostly because of the eerie music and eye ball floating in outer space at the beginning of the show.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

The idea of becoming an O Scale figure on Frank's layout reminds me of the kind of thing Rod Serling would do in The Twilight Zone. After all, we spend so much time with our O Gauge trains and layouts, it would be poetic justice to end up as an O Scale figure in that little world. That TV show terrified me as a young child, mostly because of the eerie music and eye ball floating in outer space at the beginning of the show.

One final thought about this: Rod Serliing would have it so that those model railroaders who took good care of their O Scale figures would later on be animated and very happy when they become little people in a heaven-like layout,  but those modelers who abused their O Scale figures would end up as inanimate tortured souls in that other place way down under that starts with the letter "H."

LOL

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Sorry got my days mixed up, retirement brain freeze@!%÷×+

Took a tour of Union Station K C MO yesterday.

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Union Station KC MO mid 1930's.  For a 2 year period these 2 trains arrived and departed daily from KCMO. 

           OPKKS RR

The Transcontinental RR 

     "Tryin ta git it rite"

part of the D Reg U Latd Co

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I've  been lerking and have been enjoying the posts. Unfortunately feels like a century since Ive touched my layout. So I post this since I coordinated the vehicle and display support for a local communities Armed Force day event. Yes Humvee is mine. 

 

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US Army retired

Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  

 

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Norfolk Southern Executive Train Power.

Three Pennsylvania RR F3s purchased on a closeout sale and repainted/redecorated as NS.  I read somewhere(?) that Norfolk Southern Shops re-engineered the real Engines from freight for passenger running speed, and installed steam generators. Perhaps someone has better info.

 

 

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A&Y RY[NC's Southern/N&W connector].

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