Welcome!  Once again we bring this thread online to share photos of real trains we have encountered.  I was all set to share some of my pics from a day trip to Port Jervis, NY, only to realize this morning that my SD card of that day was left at work.  Here is one image that I saved to my computer at home, though. This was Metro-North commuter train passing the 1887 Erie Railroad depot on its way to Hoboken.  I will post more later. 


NJ Transit and Metro-North share  equipment on this route, since it is funded by both New York and New Jersey. 

Your turn.  Add a few of your favorite shots from the rails you have encountered lately.  Have a great day.


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It was a perfect day to be outside, and exploring the neighborhood around this Victorian beauty.  The building is no longer a train station serving trains, but is an office building. 


A nice carriageway in front. 


The back of the station is a gorgeous sight, too.  It's a shame that there are cars so close to the walls, but that is modern life. 


The current passenger station at Port Jervis, about 2 blocks away from the brick depot. 


The trains are not quite the Erie Limited in looks or appeal, but they do get you where you need to go, and it is a very scenic route for a commuter line.  


This is what originally drew me to the town.  I have 10 year old photos of E8 no 833 on the turntable, and I wanted to see what has changed.  Just a little more weathering. 


833 is an original Erie E8 from 1951, which later became part of the Conrail executive fleet, being numbered 4022 in those years.


And you can't say hello to the EMD E8 without greeting this Alco, no 935.  I don't believe this has any Erie heritage.  

That is my follow-up.  Thank you for reading,  I look forward to your responses. 


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Branching off of the above post, a roundhouse might surround a turntable. A little throwback to September 2018, and my visit to a historic ex-B&O roundhouse in Cleveland, OH. In a few weeks time, I should have something real exciting to share with you guys from this location.

Grand Trunk Western 2-8-2 no. 4070. The group is making slow but steady progress on returning the 1918-built Mike to service.

The face of American Steam Railroad's Reading 4-8-4 no. 2100. Some have described her as "curious-looking", but undoubtedly this face is a classic among steam fans.

A project of Horizon Rail sits rusting in the elements. Someday, this classic streamliner will rumble again.

The massive Wootten firebox of Reading no. 2100. There has been extensive work done to the firebox recently, including the removal and replacement of the lower inner side sheets on both sides.

Nickel Plate Road coach no. 62, also known as the "Death Car". There's an interesting story behind this one, and its nickname might give you a clue to what it is. I have had the pleasure of riding in this coach behind a mainline steam locomotive that I'm sure you're all familiar with.

Forrest Nace, Treasurer of the American Steam Railroad, details the history of Reading 4-8-4 no. 2100. A new chapter of her history is now just around the corner, and with your help, her journey can start again.


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