The End of the Line Documentary

that's a pretty cool look back. Lots of guys looking back fondly on Steam and accepting Diesel as a colder, "less alive", but inexorable wave of the future. Worth noting the guy who admits a steam loco could have a "personality" that was trouble all the time.

Cheers, Bob  "Hauling Glory to the Dead Beat since 1996"

Steve T -  Thanks for sharing!  Most informative video. Enjoyed it very much!

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 

bobdavisnpf posted:

that's a pretty cool look back. Lots of guys looking back fondly on Steam and accepting Diesel as a colder, "less alive", but inexorable wave of the future. Worth noting the guy who admits a steam loco could have a "personality" that was trouble all the time.

While I greatly prefer to photo steamers, in the trade we did gain one thing--lots of color.

 

Kent in SD

In contento ed allegria

Notte e di vogliam passar!

bobdavisnpf posted:

that's a pretty cool look back. Lots of guys looking back fondly on Steam and accepting Diesel as a colder, "less alive", but inexorable wave of the future. Worth noting the guy who admits a steam loco could have a "personality" that was trouble all the time.

"No more we hear the cracking whip,

Or the strong wheel's rumbling sound, 

For the hissing steam now drives us on, 

And an iron steed is found. 

The coach stands rusting in the yard;

The horse has sought the plow;

We have spanned the word with iron rails, 

And the steam-king rules us now."

(poem referencing demise of the Lancaster Turnpike quoted in "Suburban Stations and Rural Homes on the Pennsylvania Railroad"  p. 34)

Way back when the earth was cooling back in the late 1960's, my parents went to Oshawa, Ontario to visit friends.  While they visited, I wandered with my 8mm camera to see if I could take movies of anything.  I came across and started filming the CPR doing some switching.

During a break in the action, some of the crew came over to talk with me.  They asked me if I like steam or diesels.  I told them steam (of course.)  To a man they told me that while they liked steam, they all preferred diesels.  Easier to start, easier to run, easier to stay clean on.

Rusty

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