Welcome to Weekend Photo Fun.  I don’t have many photos this week since I have been in Georgia and South Carolina the past couple of days. So here is what’s on my phone. 

Here are a couple of photos showing some people I picked up at Michaels this week.

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Good day mate from the down-under. Let’s see your pictures.

Scott Smith

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Had a friend from Arizona stop by to take a look at the layout. Here are a couple of photos that he took. Hope you all have a great day. By the way, we are having a great train meet here in Springfield, Mo this Saturday. 200+ vendors and 14 layouts at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, email me for more info on this.

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More from the “walking tour of important Phildelphia train landmarks”

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Suburban Station.........It’s amazing to me that the sign lights up every night despite the fact the Pennsylvania Railroad was no more in 1967.......more than 50 years ago!

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The ROW from Suburban Station into 30th......

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The old Reading Terminal.........now just a great market and a convention center....

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Happy Friday! 

I was able to paint the barn this week - looks MUCH better than having it all white. Still have to add window glazing & paint the floor. The barn is a favorite of both my daughters who love cows & horses. Hooked up the UCS track for the Milk platform too. ( As much as I don't like mounting controls ON the board, my son is at just the right height to keep pushing the buttons if mounted on the side of the board, so...) Also got the Gateman & crossing gates hooked up too. 

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I'm still on the fence about adding ballast. It would def. improve the look, but not sure I want it w/ the little kids grabbing at the track all the time. Have to think about it. Besides the ballast, next up would be getting some plaster on some of the ceiling tile piles to make them look like actual hills. 
 
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While the Pickens is known for their bright orange U18Bs, the collection of ex CSX Dash-8s they roster are also worth shooting. A pair of them is seen arriving at the NS interchange in Anderson, SC. Pickens 5970 started life as CR 5077 & wound up on NS as their 4808 before becoming CSX 5970.
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CSX K488-23 passes by the old C&O Depot in Alderson, WV on the CSX New River Sub. On the point is a BNSF Dash-9 in clean warbonnet paint.
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NS 20R skirts the banks of the Conemaugh River as it heads eastbound through Johnstown, PA 
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NS Dash-8 8394 (ex CR 6187) is leading a late afternoon manifest through Mableton, Ga on the NS Atlanta North District. 
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NS ES44AC 8179 sits in Cresson with a grain train for interchange with RJ Corman. Ex Conrail Jordan Spreader 64637 is on the adjacent track. The Spreader was built in 9/79. 
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I thought I would attempt my first try at posting a photo of my train layout. It's set up in a spare bedroom on the second floor of my home. The photo is of three houses I scratch built. The red brick story and a half in the middle is a model of my current home, the stone house to the left is a model of the home my wife grew up in and the yellow house to the right, which is barely visible, is a model of the home in which I grew up in. 

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Great pics guys!!  The roving photographer is having fun this weekend capturing pics from around Patsburg and along the Free State Junction Railway.IMG_9466IMG_9486IMG_9543IMG_9530IMG_7252IMG_7299IMG_7310IMG_7293IMG_7280IMG_7314IMG_7326IMG_7335

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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Big Pusher Power on the old BR&P!

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Dad took this pic, from the rear car of the camp train as evidenced by the siding they were spotted on. That is a genuine (compound) Mallet locomotive. Notice they switched the hack in behind the pusher because risk of simply being crushed. c. 1928-1932

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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luvindemtrains posted:

Roger,

The layout looks great, you should show more of it often. I really like the church. Was it scratch built or prefabricated, if so from where? 

Dave

Dave, in Colorado there use to be a hobby shop by the name of Mizzel's. They had a man by the name of Rick, that did structures out of rosin. They were beautiful and every time I went to Colorado, it seem that a couple of the structures jumped in my car for a ride back to Missouri. The last time I was out there was probably 2008, or so.

Putnam Division posted:

Looking at 30th St Station and the Amtrak tower from the east side of the  Schuylkill, looking over the former B&O trackage.

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Peter

One of my old train watching spots in Philly along with 58th street, where the B&O crossed the northeast corridor. either spots where not in the safest neighborhoods but now I am not sure, either way I WOULD NOT GO TO 58TH STREET unless in a large group.

I know where I have been, I know where I am at, I am hopeful I know where I am going.(The devil and God are talking it over).

John Pignatelli JR. posted:
Putnam Division posted:

Looking at 30th St Station and the Amtrak tower from the east side of the  Schuylkill, looking over the former B&O trackage.

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Peter

One of my old train watching spots in Philly along with 58th street, where the B&O crossed the northeast corridor. either spots where not in the safest neighborhoods but now I am not sure, either way I WOULD NOT GO TO 58TH STREET unless in a large group.

John,Peter 

like most of Philly it is a dump. 58th street I know very well and I would not go there alone or for that matter not even with a group. Very unsafe IMO.

Dave

 

 

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John Pignatelli JR. posted:
Putnam Division posted:

Looking at 30th St Station and the Amtrak tower from the east side of the  Schuylkill, looking over the former B&O trackage.

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Peter

One of my old train watching spots in Philly along with 58th street, where the B&O crossed the northeast corridor. either spots where not in the safest neighborhoods but now I am not sure, either way I WOULD NOT GO TO 58TH STREET unless in a large group.

John,Peter 

like most of Philly it is a dump. 58th street I know very well and I would not go there alone or for that matter not even with a group. Very unsafe IMO.

Dave

 

 

I know! It's so crowded no one goes there any more! 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

david1 posted:
John Pignatelli JR. posted:
Putnam Division posted:

Looking at 30th St Station and the Amtrak tower from the east side of the  Schuylkill, looking over the former B&O trackage.

Peter

One of my old train watching spots in Philly along with 58th street, where the B&O crossed the northeast corridor. either spots where not in the safest neighborhoods but now I am not sure, either way I WOULD NOT GO TO 58TH STREET unless in a large group.

John,Peter 

like most of Philly it is a dump. 58th street I know very well and I would not go there alone or for that matter not even with a group. Very unsafe IMO.

Dave

Thanks for the interesting comments, John and Dave.  It is a sad situation, but some of the best urban photo locations of the past are now in neighborhoods where even the residents don't go outside any more than necessary.

Peter, you lived!  Thanks for the unusual and interesting view of 30th Street Station.

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

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Santa Fe, All the Way

The National Capital Trackers are at the Kensington Maryland Armory this weekend. Nice big O Gauge layout, today is the final day, hours 11-5pm. Proceeds benefit the town library. Please stop by if you can.

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J. Motts posted:

I have to agree with J 611, I always look forward to this thread every Friday.  Thanks for starting it Scott and thanks to rest of you guys who post stuff.   Great pics everybody.

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Craignor posted:

The National Capital Trackers are at the Kensington Maryland Armory this weekend. Nice big O Gauge layout, today is the final day, hours 11-5pm. Proceeds benefit the town library. Please stop by if you can.

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Wild Mary (AKA Nick) Retired & "Riding The Wild Mary"

 

 

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Sitting on a Metra commuter train on a siding in Chicago’s Union Station waiting to depart to start my weekend I had the good luck of a close up view of Amtrak Genesis #57. With ten minutes to spare before departure, I was able to snap a few close up photos. Seeing the paint pattern up close got me chuckling about how we scrutinize the o scale manufacturers’ paint masking skills as soon as a new item is released. Take a close look at the real deal. I’d have to say we get real high quality products!!! 

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My photo of a former Chicago Great Western caboose in UP MOW duty at Arlington Park, IL,  in the summer of 2013. I shot it through the tinted window of a METRA bi-level, so I had to fiddle with the colors a bit to get it closer to MOW gray. The whole scene was green. 

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John 

 

 LCCA PCA TCA

 ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM        

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Well, it's been some time since I've popped some stuff in here, and while it wasn't this weekend, it was last weekend.

This is from Steamtown last weekend of Baldwin 26. The most fun I had without actually getting into Steamtown. My niece was late because her son James was stubborn to get moving. We decided to hit the Trolley Museum and took a ride out on the trolley to the baseball stadium where the Railriders play. When we came back, we hit the Italian Festival. Once done with lunch, we saw the time and knew that there was no way we'd get into Steamtown to really do anything.

Inside the Trolley Museum, we talked to a retired subway worker. All the stuff on that side of the museum he donated as to educate the public. And no small surprise, all the equipment still works(disconnected now, but hook it up and it'll work). The man had said there's nothing wrong with it, just that progress makes way for the new and gets rid of the old. That stuff lasted 80 years, and he said it could last another, might have to replace the wiring, that's it.IMG_20190831_151408IMG_20190831_151415IMG_20190831_151428IMG_20190831_151442IMG_20190831_151447IMG_20190831_151457IMG_20190831_151512I think he really enjoyed talking to us as much as we enjoyed talking to him. He had said that originally it was 4 of the, now down to 2. He had a young assistant maybe in his very early 20's. A good group of guys they were volunteering their time hoping that someone will appreciate their efforts. I know that my brother Steve, my niece Jamie, her husband Greg and myself do. My great niece Elizabeth and her brother James are a little young yet, but an 8 and 5 year old had a great time as they always do.

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Trackers at the Kensington Maryland Armory, it was a town benefit,  this weekend 

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Craignor posted:

Trackers at the Kensington Maryland Armory, it was a town benefit,  this weekend 

It's always a good reminder seeing a little kid press their face close to the glass. Reminds me of when I was a kid, whether it was my uncle running his postwar trains at Christmas time, or when we all went out to Roadside America. 😀

DanZ posted:

I thought I would attempt my first try at posting a photo of my train layout. It's set up in a spare bedroom on the second floor of my home. The photo is of three houses I scratch built. The red brick story and a half in the middle is a model of my current home, the stone house to the left is a model of the home my wife grew up in and the yellow house to the right, which is barely visible, is a model of the home in which I grew up in. 

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What great modeling!!!  you gotta start showing us more.

- walt

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