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Sperry Rail Services #118 on NYS&W, former Lehigh & Hudson River, track at Franklin, NJ- April 87'.

            This was the site of a massive derailment that took out a highway bridge.   

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My Lionel Boy Scouts of America set from 2011 when I was a Cubmaster (that's my Assistant Scoutmaster photo in my avatar)

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Enjoy your Front End Friday!!!

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

          Happy "F E F" everyone !!

                                    have a GREAT Superbowl weekend

 

 

 Brian, what a beautiful paint job on 16B'.  I just love that color scheme on the MLK Road Locos...

geysergazer posted:

Happy F E F to all here!

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This photo is owned by NASA and is Public Domain.

And this pic I took yesterday:

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MTH got the horns almost correct. On the prototype they are centered whereas on the model they are offset to the right but I'm good with it. Also, the trucks are white on the prototype, not gray.

 Lew, that is a very handsome locomotive'.. Didn't know NASA had locos. Where did you take that photo?  We need more information and history'...

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
geysergazer posted:

Happy F E F to all here!

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This photo is owned by NASA and is Public Domain.

And this pic I took yesterday:

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MTH got the horns almost correct. On the prototype they are centered whereas on the model they are offset to the right but I'm good with it. Also, the trucks are white on the prototype, not gray.

 Lew, that is a very handsome locomotive'.. Didn't know NASA had locos. Where did you take that photo?  We need more information and history'...

Ted, the prototype photo was taken at the Kennedy Space Center by a NASA photographer. According to Wiki they have 38mi of track. I have permission to post this map because it is marked as Public Domain (by Wiki):

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Their reporting mark is NLAX. 

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geysergazer posted:
Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
geysergazer posted:

Happy F E F to all here!

        NASA_Railroad_locomotive_1

This photo is owned by NASA and is Public Domain.

And this pic I took yesterday:

        IMG_0265

MTH got the horns almost correct. On the prototype they are centered whereas on the model they are offset to the right but I'm good with it. Also, the trucks are white on the prototype, not gray.

 Lew, that is a very handsome locomotive'.. Didn't know NASA had locos. Where did you take that photo?  We need more information and history'...

Ted, the prototype photo was taken at the Kennedy Space Center by a NASA photographer. According to Wiki they have 38mi of track. I have permission to post this map because it is marked as Public Domain (by Wiki):

                NASA_KSC_Railroad_map

Their reporting mark is NLAX. 

Now how cool would it be to build this as a model RR. Saturn V rockets and all........

Good evening, I shot a couple of short videos last week for this weeks Front End Friday.

In the first video we see Pennsy M1a 6715 patiently waiting at W Interlock.

The M1 and it's crew should have been long gone by now but had to set off three coal hoppers for a local business. This delay has put them behind schudule and will now have to wait for a boxcar drag which is led by a Pennsy L1 to pass before they can proceed.

The second video is M1a 6715 getting under way with its coal drag.

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Here's my contribution to "front end Friday".  The Big Berk pulls out of the hole, she may be pulling Harriman's on the commuter run, downgraded from the main and the Atlanta Express, but the engine man knows the power of this steed and he hesitates not and hangs on the whistle.  What a show for all the kids in "small town".Berk pulls out of the hole

 

Have a great weekend...Don

 

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Don McErlean posted:

Here's my contribution to "front end Friday".  The Big Berk pulls out of the hole, she may be pulling Harriman's on the commuter run, downgraded from the main and the Atlanta Express, but the engine man knows the power of this steed and he hesitates not and hangs on the whistle.  What a show for all the kids in "small town".Berk pulls out of the hole

 

Have a great weekend...Don

 

  EXCELLENT!!!!  Beautiful  locos, rolling stock, and layout'...

RSJB18 posted:
geysergazer posted:
Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
geysergazer posted:

Happy F E F to all here!

        NASA_Railroad_locomotive_1

This photo is owned by NASA and is Public Domain.

And this pic I took yesterday:

        IMG_0265

MTH got the horns almost correct. On the prototype they are centered whereas on the model they are offset to the right but I'm good with it. Also, the trucks are white on the prototype, not gray.

 Lew, that is a very handsome locomotive'.. Didn't know NASA had locos. Where did you take that photo?  We need more information and history'...

Ted, the prototype photo was taken at the Kennedy Space Center by a NASA photographer. According to Wiki they have 38mi of track. I have permission to post this map because it is marked as Public Domain (by Wiki):

                NASA_KSC_Railroad_map

Their reporting mark is NLAX. 

Now how cool would it be to build this as a model RR. Saturn V rockets and all........

 That is so cool Lew'.  The east side of that yard should be adjacent to Coco Beach'.. I watched rockets go up from areas outside Nasa area in 1982. Been to Coco Beach, but don't recall the yard'... 

Definitely a great idea for a layout'.......... Thanks for posting'... Lew'... 😃

Good morning all.

Some Tri-Rail Bombardier Cab Cars for Happy Front End Friday!

1:160 Scale:

N Scale Tri-Rail at SFRM [1.4.20)

 

1:87.1 Scale:

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1:48 Scale:

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1:1 Scale:

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I know I showed a similar photo of my Weaver Torpedo a couple months ago, but it is so neat I had to do it again.

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Nice find

When I was a little kid Dad and I watched the Centipedes and I still remember how impressive all those wheels were rumbling past. It is an apt nickname. 

CBS072 posted:

The front end of the Haysi Coal Co, switcher.

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I've always found quite resourceful their use of the Hostler controls in a B unit. Thrifty even.   Waste-not-want-not using an otherwise surplus and unwanted F. 

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                                  D&H U33C #662 at Maybrook, NY- April 87' 

                                                            MY PHOTO

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Its 1950 and with increasing tension in the free world, the Air Force Missile contingent, based in Small Town along the right of way of the Leonardtown and Savannah (ne "Long and Skinny)   begins to move their missiles up from storage to be ready to fire and defend our nation from those "Ruskie Reds"!!  (Anybody here  besides me old enough to remember when we actually had "Minutemen" missile batteries around our towns, I had one). 

HAir Force Train

Happy F.E.F everyone !!

Don McErlean

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