It's time for WEEKEND PHOTO FUN!!

I was looking through my computer yesterday and came across photos I took from the Lionel Visitor Center in Chesterfield, MI fourteen years ago.

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Let's see your pictures.

Scott Smith

 

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Here's my photo fun for this fine weekend!  Have a wonder filled weekend everyone!! IMG_2982IMG_2986IMG_2978IMG_2979IMG_2970IMG_3010IMG_3124IMG_3137IMG_3180IMG_3187IMG_3216IMG_3217IMG_3222IMG_3289IMG_3298

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 

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Happy Friday

Busy week at home, so no work done on the layout ( Didn't even get to run them much), but I did pick up this near mint Lake Shore Limited set. I'm really loving these old MPC trains. So much nostalgia for me from when I was a kid. You can find them cheap, they are colorful & they just run :)

Debating doing something to change the track plan around or adding more action. Not sure what though. My youngest gets a kick out of just watching them & want to add more for him.

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(I own the copyright to the photos below) 
NS AC44C6M 4133 (ex NS D9-44CW 8924 ) leads a SD70 through CP-C in East Conemaugh, PA with eastbound coal train 590
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With the morning sun glistening off the carbodies, Amtrak 156 gets moving out of Roanoke with Phase IV heritage unit 184 on the point
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With word that the F units may be headed to storage, here's a look back on happier times. NS F9A 4270 leads the OCS down the R Line in Fort Mill, SC as it makes the annual trip to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA
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With NS putting the former Conrail SD80MACs into storage, the variety out on the mainline keeps getting thinner & thinner. Back in the Fall of 2018, NS SD80MAC 7208 (ex CR 4115) brings up the rear of C50 as it heads towards the South Fork Secondary in Summerhill, PA
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During a Spring downpour, CSX Dash-8 7766 grinds upgrade through Shawsville, VA with NS 65W on the Christiansburg District
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My pictures are now organized.......

1st a recap from last week......

Paddington Station.....arriving from Heathrow and then to the tube....

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Arrival Waterloo Station for a walk to our hotel along the Albert Embankment.

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Next morning, we took the tube from Vauxhall Station (closer than Waterloo Station) and traveled to Victoria Station where we to a train to Oxted & Kent to visit Chartwell.

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Pictures of 2 more excursions coming up......overall, I am very impressed with the British Rail system......The London tube is great. But be prepared to walk..... my son and I averaged 23K steps daily over the 6 days there.

Peter

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Peter - wonderful photos of your trip to the UK!!  Thanks for sharing!

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 

walt rapp posted:
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darn you!!!  you had to go and post that image of the Aero Train .  Maybe you've seen my comments in the past to others that post theirs how seeing it again makes me so regret selling off my entire collection.  Great train.

- walt

Sorry Walt.  I didn't mean to upset you  :- )   Hey, you can always start buying trains again .... and you can begin with a Aero Train set from MTH ... they do show up here on the FS thread from time to time ... not to mention e bay.  Just sayin  :-)    

I agree with you, the Aero Train is a nice train!  I fell in love with it the first time I saw it on the cover of a book titled " The Wonder Book of Trains " in my elementary school library.  My eyes about popped out of my head upon seeing that photo.   When I got the chance, I bought the Aero Train set brand new back in either 2008 or 2009.   It still does passenger duty on the Free State Junction Railway too!

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 

 

Waterloo Station, again......a trip to Portsmouth and the British Naval Museum.....

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Two of the old ships we visited.....

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On the train in Portsmouth on the return trip to London.

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Near Waterloo Station is the Imperial War Museum.......it is focused on WWI, WWII and the Cold War......these are toys and diversions from WWII, including one from London during the blitz.....

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Peter

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This view was taken from the rear of my 10’-by-5’ layout looking southeast. The Chromium Process Company (center), Bridgeport Tool & Die (lower left), and the truss bridge are scratch-built. Jenkins Valves (upper left) was built from a BTS kit. The small building (rear/upper center) is the office of The Chromium Process Company, also built from a kit by BTS.

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King’s Cross Station.......home of Platform 9 3/4 where the Hogwart’s Express leaves from.........and a trip to York (about 200 miles north)......to visit the British Railroad Museum (and the medieval cathedral).

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Pictures from the museum......

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Mail car....

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An exhibit on the hospital trains of WWI:

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The Mallard:

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A replica of Stephenson’s Rocket:

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These pictures are especially for Rich Melvin....and highlight the work of those who give of their time to preserve Railway heritage.......these are volunteers working to restore two locomotives....

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The city of York and York Railway Station from the museum....

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The old city and city walls.....

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York Railway Station

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A modern version of the Flying Scotsman

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That’s it....thanks for being patient with all the pics....

Great Britain is a fabulous place! My son and I did tons of things that were NOT train-related. I’m glad I went. 

Peter

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Terrific pictures to day guys, gave me a good break from my packing job.  The worst part is, it's just ME doing all the packing of the entire house.  My wife is already in the Dallas area (since May) so that leaves me to do the fun job.  Guess what got packed first?    Thanks guys for a good break.  Peter, I rode the train from Dover to London back in, I believe, 1963.  I was just a teenager (16) and my grandmother came over to visit us in Stuttgart, Germany where we were living and my dad took us over to England along with a few other places.  The train ride was really nice and fast.  I used to watch the German railways as much as I could, there was a mainline that was about 5 miles South of where we lived and it was busy all the time, they were still running steam at that time too.

Everyone have a great weekend, if anyone wants to come down and help me pack, I'll take you to some great Mexican restaurants, we have the REAL stuff, not the Tex-Mex junk.  We also have some of the best steak houses in the country.  I'd put them up against anybody in the whole US.  Back to work.

JEM

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Well, after getting up and moving this morning, I headed out to my LTS to pick up a few things. I got to talking to Tony a bit too much and was overly excited about upcoming York and Strasburg trip that my brain took a slip. I almost walked out without taking my purchases. Tony stopped me before I got halfway towards the door.

While I had been waiting for him to get my stuff, I was chatting with a young railroaders(early 20's I'd say) about trains. I know we always talk about young people in the hobby, and not much interest. Well, this young man sort of reminded me of me when I was his age. Thinking about space, what engines to buy, and all that stuff you think of when you are into trains. I told him not to worry, he'll get there with his collection like we all do.

Now for some photos. On my way back I took a detour from my usual route to where I had ridden my bicycle in the past. This is out on the far spots of the BR&W heading towards Lambertville and heading back towards Ringoes Station. They have made some changes at the station by putting in a retaining wall and fixing the tracks there. When I got up on the platform I was asked can I help you? I said just taking pictures. They told me to stay on the platform and I replied yup, I obey the rules, smarter than that. Enjoy.

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Amtrak Yard • Pontiac, Michigan 

September 21, 2019 @ 10:05 PM

I shot these last night with an iPhone 7 Plus and processed them with Adobe Photoshop. No flash and handheld.  Train number 352 on the Wolverine Line from Chicago.

"Uncoupling the locomotive"

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Have a great weekend……….. Gary

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