TUNNEL TUESDAY!

RDGCO.Productions posted:
RaritanRiverRailroadFan4 posted:

Working on this for the 4H train show this weekend.IMG_1717

Very nice Joe, I must ask though who owns the Lehigh Valley Low Hood RS32?

When my friend bobby goes to Pittsburgh to college I more or less borrow it from him. I have another custom painted C420 in Tuscan and until I get a second C420 or another LV diesel I'll be borrowing his.

- Joe

Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters, METCA,

Independent Hi-Railers Eastern Division,

Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders,

Raritan River Chapter of the NRHS,

Black River Railroad Historical Trust

 http://raritanriver-rr.com/

http://www.blackriverrailroad.com/

 

 

"You're too young to remember the Raritan River!" -Told to me by a man at a train show.

WBG PETE, I am so very glad to see you sharing your handsome layout here. I remember it well from photos you shared on another forum, and always thought every view of the layout was totally enjoyable. I hope you will continue to show us more of that exceptional, beautiful layout you had.

FrankM

Here is one of mine in construction on the new layout....

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Donald

"If two rails are good, than three rails has got to be better."

 

"Give a person a toy train and watch them play for a day. Teach a person to fill their basement with trains and give them a lifetime hobby."

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  Thanks TEDW for bring back some spectacular memories to me.   In December 1945 I rode the San Diego & Arizona Eastern through those tunnels and over the spectacular trestles.  I was 14, and the SD&AE passenger train left San Diego in the late evening.  I remember crossing the border into Mexico...and then later crossing back. But since it was winter it got dark early.  I went to sleep...but when we got to the Carizzo  Gorge my Dad woke me up and we crossed the trestle in bright moonlight.  Thanks TEDW for bringing back those spectacular memories.  (I do recall the many tunnels, but had no way of knowing their names)  Ten Wheelers and arch window coaches...what memories.

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Logan Matthews posted:

  Thanks TEDW for bring back some spectacular memories to me.   In December 1945 I rode the San Diego & Arizona Eastern through those tunnels and over the spectacular trestles.  I was 14, and the SD&AE passenger train left San Diego in the late evening.  I remember crossing the border into Mexico...and then later crossing back. But since it was winter it got dark early.  I went to sleep...but when we got to the Carizzo  Gorge my Dad woke me up and we crossed the trestle in bright moonlight.  Thanks TEDW for bringing back those spectacular memories.  (I do recall the many tunnels, but had no way of knowing their names)  Ten Wheelers and arch window coaches...what memories.

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You’re welcome...   Lots of info and photos on this very difficult to maintain section of railroad. Just search it.  Here’s a few more.

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Campo yard

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PAUL ROMANO posted:

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               Red Line Tunnel at the Ross #8 switch to Orange Line- NJ Hirailers 

Hello Paul.  I am in the process of building the upper level of my layout. In one photo, you have provided countless design ideas for me!  You have an awesome layout and thanks for the snap of it. 

sawdust43 posted:

here's my finished tunnel (with castle) project...it's my version of vintage German toy train piece...mine measures 13" x 15" x 13 1/2" tall...much smaller than the original...go here for more details and construction photos...

https://www.cardboardchristmas....php?f=10&t=1386

howard...

www.littleglitterhouses.com

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Another great inspirational creation Howard. That will look great on your Marx layout. Thanks for sharing, Paul.

There is a series of tunnels, now a rail trail near the Hoover Dam.  A key part of the construction, the tunnels were the first part of the project.  The staging area and concrete plant were north of the dam site, now what it the Lake Meade Recreational Area.  

Slideshow of the tunnel walk.  Click on the underlined phrase to link a Photobucket slideshow. 

Mark,

Very nice winter work.

--pete

 

 

My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

                        Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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