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Town and country...

This week, I have two panoramic images showing the contrasts between the rural and urban areas of my layout. First is an image from the early early years of Penn Central in 1969. A westbound freight pulled by three four axle EMD units heads west with Blue Mountain and Carlisle Gap in the distance, just east of Mattawana:

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By contrast, here is a photo of an urban part of the layout as it appeared in the 1950's. The image shows the diesel maintenance shop with a set of EMD passenger E units being washed at the facility set near downtown Altoona:

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Enjoy that leftover turkey as well as the images!

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Last edited by PRRMiddleDivision

Well, it's at least a start.  3 weeks of working on it so far - 2 of which were spent laying down the main feeder wires.  about 3 more to go.

Here's a reminder of the track layout to help make sense of the pictures:

the lower level (the red rectangle will be an elevated plateau).  dotted lines for me = ramp

Lower Level

the plateau

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Left side back

left side back

left side front

left side front

left side taken from the front (the plateau is 1/2 in place)

left side

the right side back

right side back

the right side front

right side front

the right side taken from the front

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The yardmaster needed to move a block of cars out to the departure track, but the only engine available was the *@#* C1.  He was getting tired of rerailing it after it would go to ground on the sharp east turnouts.  He decided to re-assign a H10 that was getting ready to leave with a local freight.  He knew some customers would complain about a late delivery, but he would rather take the heat for that than mess with the C1.

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Both the C1 and H10 are Weaver.  Cars are Atlas.

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Last edited by CAPPilot

More trains and some "Forum Celebrity" pics......

Jeb Kriigel of JT Megasteam

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NickM AKA Lionel16

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FlyerRich....................my apologies to Mayor Magoo and EdH who also visited.....I should have snapped pictures!

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A great show and a great time running trains......many thanks for the Virginia Train Collectors hosting a great buy/sell train meet.....next one.....same place, the 1st weekend in April.......

Peter

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Good morning and welcome to WEEKEND PHOTO FUN!

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@Scott Smith please tell us more about this tinplate Polar Express.  A tinplate PE was something that I hoped for and over the years while at York casually lobbied MTH and Lionel to consider and come to an agreement to make such an offering under their Lionel Corporation Tinplate collaboration.  Hopefully, when the time comes when Mike Wolf and his successors @MTH decide to bring out their tinplate tooling for another production run, they will work again with Lionel to bring a tinplate Polar Express to market.  IMHO it would be a WIN/WIN/WIN for MTH, LIONEL and Hobbyists.   BELIEVE 

@Keystone posted:

@Scott Smith please tell us more about this tinplate Polar Express.  A tinplate PE was something that I hoped for and over the years while at York casually lobbied MTH and Lionel to consider and come to an agreement to make such an offering under their Lionel Corporation Tinplate collaboration.  Hopefully, when the time comes when Mike Wolf and his successors @MTH decide to bring out their tinplate tooling for another production run, they will work again with Lionel to bring a tinplate Polar Express to market.  IMHO it would be a WIN/WIN/WIN for MTH, LIONEL and Hobbyists.   BELIEVE 

I showed Mike Phillips from Lionel the locomotive and cars at York. I paint matched my O-Gauge passenger cars to create this set. I purchased an old #318 shell along with some unpainted 300 series cars. The painted 318 shell will be removed in January and replaced with the gray MTH shell that came with the engine. This allows me to have the Polar Express during the holidays without buying another train. I used the Polar Express paint and painted 3 buildings as well.
The Polar Express office building on the right.
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The Polar Express Bell Tower

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The Polar Express Chapel:

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Scott Smith

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