Gregg posted:

ATSF_caboose brakemanIs that you Rob?  I can't figure out whether he's signalling with a fusee  (kind of foggy)or getting ready to catch orders on the hoop.  Great pic.

Might just be a staged photo, although it really is EXCELLENT. Plus, I sure wouldn't  want to be "hooping up" orders with that thing (fusee?) in my hand.

Hot Water posted:
Gregg posted:

ATSF_caboose brakemanIs that you Rob?  I can't figure out whether he's signalling with a fusee  (kind of foggy)or getting ready to catch orders on the hoop.  Great pic.

Might just be a staged photo, although it really is EXCELLENT. Plus, I sure wouldn't  want to be "hooping up" orders with that thing (fusee?) in my hand.

I sure hope it's a "staged" photo.  I certainly wouldn't want to be standing between the mainlines on a foggy day with my back towards possible on coming traffic!!

All that aside, I agree it's a great photo.

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Thanks, Bob

Maybe it is  staged, ,  As a conductor  / brakeman that's what we  did . And no  he's not going to catch the hoop with a lit  fusee in his hand.  He could be dropping off a train register ticket slip.... Way bill or anything  , don't know.

Gregg posted:

Maybe it is  staged, ,  As a conductor  / brakeman that's what we  did . And no  he's not going to catch the hoop with a lit  fusee in his hand.  He could be dropping off a train register ticket slip.... Way bill or anything  , don't know.

I must admit that I have NEVER seen a Rear Brakeman, nor Conductor hang THAT far out on the caboose steps, simply to "drop off" a message or any other piece of paper information!

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San Francisco Chief runs by at track speed near Raton on a bright sunny late Fall day.. on another bright snow covered morning the same train rolls past with the sunny Big Dome sparkling in the southern colorado sunshine. 

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Gregg posted:

ATSF_caboose brakemanIs that you Rob?  I can't figure out whether he's signalling with a fusee  (kind of foggy)or getting ready to catch orders on the hoop.  Great pic.

As a reply to all:

It isn't me...I worked on the SL-SF and an affiliate.

I couldn't know if this photo was staged by Clyde, but after looking at some of his work I sometimes wonder if he did.

I do know that I have passed signals to an engineer up to 40 carlengths away and had to ensure I was visible.

 And have passed signals with a fusee.

To me, this photo depicts the type of railroading I enjoyed before it morphed into what it is today.  In conclusion, the hat and jacket, the waycar, the cantilever all shout out " Santa Fe...All the Way!".  I think I have posted this photo once before, but it really belongs on this thread.  Here is another repeat of similar content by Clyde Stickley:

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This is the Real Deal.

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Hot Water posted:
Gregg posted:

Maybe it is  staged, ,  As a conductor  / brakeman that's what we  did . And no  he's not going to catch the hoop with a lit  fusee in his hand.  He could be dropping off a train register ticket slip.... Way bill or anything  , don't know.

I must admit that I have NEVER seen a Rear Brakeman, nor Conductor hang THAT far out on the caboose steps, simply to "drop off" a message or any other piece of paper information!

Really... That's what I did for 30 years. Sometimes you had to hang out to pick up orders etc  on the fly....We still don't know exactly what's going on, Signalling , dropping off  something or picking up orders. 

One again nice try...  You're starting to give me HB.

briansilvermustang posted:

The Argentine Diesel Shop in Kansas City Kansas, I grew up in Argentine very close to the shop, saw that view many times. I have a brother who is still working in that building for BNSF. In the background in the picture below, is the same building viewed looking toward the NE, still a busy place.

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I thought ya'll might enjoy this repost of my detailed, lowered, fixed pilot and weathered ATSF E6 as it appeared in 1953. This is part of a Lionel AA set. The car bodies and trucks were excellent and made great super detail candidates.

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SANTIAGOP23 posted:

BEAUTIFUL  VERY WELL DONE. You should be very proud of that presentation. Exquisite detail on the engine, both the color and b&w.

 

           OPKKS RR

The Transcontinental RR 

     "Tryin ta git it rite"

part of the D Reg U Latd Co

Rob Leese posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Love the early diesel Santa Fe, especially the Blue and Yellow freight engines.

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Two things:

1. This is the fuel pad area at Clovis, NM.

2. This is a Joe McMillan photograph.

 

 

 

Never said it was mine.  It is clear this is Joe's photo based on the lower left corner.  Be happy to remove it if you think it is inappropriate.  But I suspect there are a few other photos on this forum that would also need to be removed.  Either way is fine by me...

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

briansilvermustang posted:

This is an "official" EMD builder photo, taken by the company photographer on the grounds of the EMD McCook manufacturing plant. All you Santa Fe enthusiasts and modelers please take note that those units were delivered WITHOUT any Mars Signal Light, thus the headlight is still in the top position.

Hot Water posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

This is an "official" EMD builder photo, taken by the company photographer on the grounds of the EMD McCook manufacturing plant. All you Santa Fe enthusiasts and modelers please take note that those units were delivered WITHOUT any Mars Signal Light, thus the headlight is still in the top position.

MTH version of as delivered F3 # 26

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c.sam posted:
 

MTH version of as delivered F3 # 26

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The pilot on this MTH model is quite nice.  Is this recent?

Does this one have the stainless side panels perchance?

C.Sam

MTH came out with these F3's a few years ago so they're not recent. I painted the cut lever brackets silver, they came black when new and added the hoses, they were from Atlas, Yes, these were the first F models with Stainless sides MTH came out with.

jvega2

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