The Joliet Rocket! T-3 Days!

Hmmm...Rich, you never mentioned that during our conversation at the FWRHS Picnic in Fort Wayne last month, must be a trade secret...

Anyway...I too rode the Superdome on Saturday afternoon...met some nice peeps and had a great time...here are a few photos and a couple of videos. Also spoke with Brody while loading in Joliet...he stayed busy the whole trip!

3A2A4E11-1EE6-4312-81C8-1E7DA423D7E3CE3C73A1-8E17-499B-8A3F-D84AF186D278158F3054-F548-4D80-9582-51E7889972FC04F95CE3-5D70-4CA6-B050-52DA0CB9ABC5419463A7-2B98-4CBB-8BBE-1AD548A77758

Of interest to some...I stopped on the trip home, at the National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart...and was pleasantly surprised...tons of railroad memorabilia...a very nice 3 rail O Gauge layout with a large collection of engines and rolling stock...and an assortment of about 20 actual locomotives and cars as static displays outside. Glad that I stopped...have more photos of that visit too.

987EEF47-21BA-4EE2-80CE-EC0C7FF3A9EB

 

Paul

The Marshall & Michigan Southern Railroad

Attachments

Photos (6)
Videos (2)
D399AFEC-2016-4DD7-8F73-647557000727
996089F2-3E99-476D-BBC3-98B704CAE0F5
PDDMI posted:

Hmmm...Rich, you never mentioned that during our conversation at the FWRHS Picnic in Fort Wayne last month, must be a trade secret...

Anyway...I too rode the Superdome on Saturday afternoon...met some nice peeps and had a great time...here are a few photos and a couple of videos. Also spoke with Brody while loading in Joliet...he stayed busy the whole trip!

3A2A4E11-1EE6-4312-81C8-1E7DA423D7E3

 

Paul;

Great shots/videos... thanks for sharing. But that first pic is absolutely spectacular  

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 

I just heard her “blow” through the Tinley Park station about 10 minutes ago.  Did not rush out to see it. I am wondering if it is just the 765 and here support cars returning to Ft Wayne or if some passenger cars were in tow.

BTW can anybody supply a list of the cars that were in this years excursion?

Thanks.

I have more pics from today’s runs.  Will post tomorrow.

We don’t stop playing with trains
Because we grow old...

We grow old because we stop
Playing with trains!

SantaFeJim posted:

I just heard her “blow” through the Tinley Park station about 10 minutes ago.  Did not rush out to see it. I am wondering if it is just the 765 and here support cars returning to Ft Wayne or if some passenger cars were in tow.

BTW can anybody supply a list of the cars that were in this years excursion?

Thanks.

I have more pics from today’s runs.  Will post tomorrow.

I believe it has the NS equipment and the Zephyr set as they're going to the CVSRR now along with the two coal gondolas.

Apples55 posted:
PDDMI posted:

Hmmm...Rich, you never mentioned that during our conversation at the FWRHS Picnic in Fort Wayne last month, must be a trade secret...

Anyway...I too rode the Superdome on Saturday afternoon...met some nice peeps and had a great time...here are a few photos and a couple of videos. Also spoke with Brody while loading in Joliet...he stayed busy the whole trip!

3A2A4E11-1EE6-4312-81C8-1E7DA423D7E3

 

Paul;

Great shots/videos... thanks for sharing. But that first pic is absolutely spectacular  

Thanks Paul...that one jumped out at me too...

Paul

The Marshall & Michigan Southern Railroad

I took the excursion on Saturday AM in the Frank Thompson:DSC_6345

It was the second car after the auxiliary tender, so the locomotive sounds were very audible during the run to Chicago.

During the layover in Chicago, I took a pic while the crew was servicing the 765:DSC_6362W

And more when the train was backed up and then came back  for a photo run:

DSC_6388LDSC_6430Lcpsff

DSC_6371erW

I had done a map recon of the route, and, during the run to and from Chicago, confirmed that chasing the train was impractical (train speed and the road network wold not be conducive).  It would be select one point, and take pictures there.  So, Saturday afternoon, I grabbed some images just past the Joliet Station.  I had planned to do the same thing Sunday morning (expecting a better lighting with the sun more to the East), but I failed to realize that the train left an hour earlier on Sunday.  So, my next, and last, photo session took place Sunday afternoon.  I was able to get closer to the train as the security personnel unlocked a gate near the station.  I took some shots prior to and then during departure:DSC_6501SDSC_6511LTDSC_8385LcDSC_6521C

DSC_6486W

There are more images, and (to avoid cluttering up the thread) they are in a Dropbox file which can be accessed with the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rup...Q2-dZAbKgDysc4a?dl=0

 

Attachments

Photos (10)
marsrover posted:

I took the excursion on Saturday AM in the Frank Thompson:DSC_6345

It was the second car after the auxiliary tender, so the locomotive sounds were very audible during the run to Chicago.

During the layover in Chicago, I took a pic while the crew was servicing the 765:DSC_6362W

And more when the train was backed up and then came back  for a photo run:

DSC_6388LDSC_6430Lcpsff

DSC_6371erW

I had done a map recon of the route, and, during the run to and from Chicago, confirmed that chasing the train was impractical (train speed and the road network wold not be conducive).  It would be select one point, and take pictures there.  So, Saturday afternoon, I grabbed some images just past the Joliet Station.  I had planned to do the same thing Sunday morning (expecting a better lighting with the sun more to the East), but I failed to realize that the train left an hour earlier on Sunday.  So, my next, and last, photo session took place Sunday afternoon.  I was able to get closer to the train as the security personnel unlocked a gate near the station.  I took some shots prior to and then during departure:DSC_6501SDSC_6511LTDSC_8385LcDSC_6521C

There are more images, and (to avoid cluttering up the thread) they are in a Dropbox file which can be accessed with the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rup...Q2-dZAbKgDysc4a?dl=0

 

marsrover posted:

I took the excursion on Saturday AM in the Frank Thompson:DSC_6345

It was the second car after the auxiliary tender, so the locomotive sounds were very audible during the run to Chicago.

During the layover in Chicago, I took a pic while the crew was servicing the 765:DSC_6362W

And more when the train was backed up and then came back  for a photo run:

DSC_6388LDSC_6430Lcpsff

DSC_6371erW

I had done a map recon of the route, and, during the run to and from Chicago, confirmed that chasing the train was impractical (train speed and the road network wold not be conducive).  It would be select one point, and take pictures there.  So, Saturday afternoon, I grabbed some images just past the Joliet Station.  I had planned to do the same thing Sunday morning (expecting a better lighting with the sun more to the East), but I failed to realize that the train left an hour earlier on Sunday.  So, my next, and last, photo session took place Sunday afternoon.  I was able to get closer to the train as the security personnel unlocked a gate near the station.  I took some shots prior to and then during departure:DSC_6501SDSC_6511LTDSC_8385LcDSC_6521C

There are more images, and (to avoid cluttering up the thread) they are in a Dropbox file which can be accessed with the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rup...Q2-dZAbKgDysc4a?dl=0

 

Was fun riding with you! 

MarsRover,

Thanks for posting your excellent photos! I too had photographed the Lima plaque while at the FWRHS Members Day in August and realized that I’m actually about a month older that the 765...time fly’s when you’re having fun...

Paul

The Marshall & Michigan Southern Railroad

Add Reply

Likes (2)
CSX IndyBrody B.


OGR Publishing, Inc. PO Box 218, Hilliard, OH 43026 330-757-3020
www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×