Some Very Cool RR Posters

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:25 PM

You know, I'm not a fan of Asian art or architechture, but I am  absolutely astounded by the craftsmanship that goes into it.  Just amazing!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:26 PM

A drawing of the class 06:

 

I have a Brawa version of it sitting in the display case, the PRR S1 engine alone is almost 4/5 as long as the 06 001 with the tender.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:45 PM

Good discussions on this thread. Here are 2 more poster ads featuring the S1. Jones states these 'all weather Ads' heralded the end of the Fleet of Modernism'. Last we see of the S1 as well. Sorry about the clarity.

Not Poster Ads but Keystone magazine covers. Every one of them is fabulous but these are my Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Which are yours?

Gold 

A glimpse of the T1 not in its full streamlined glamour type pose but in regular workaday service that was with us for far too short a period of time.

Silver

A great perspective on things. The Pennsy in happy days.

Bronze

The Passenger Shark Bp20. Another look to a future that was powerful in its imagery. An all to fleeting scene. We hardly knew ya. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:27 PM

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I see something's missing though...   I can see whoever took the picture of the model got a little shy.  I can only speak for myself but I don't mind seeing a swastika now and then, depending on the context of the display of course.

Discussions and contemporary sources indicate the large swastikas were special 'publicity' around the time of the 1936 Olympics.

We see them again for wartime propaganda but circumstances were somewhat different then...

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 3:52 AM

Miningman

Good discussions on this thread. Here are 2 more poster ads featuring the S1. Jones states these 'all weather Ads' heralded the end of the Fleet of Modernism'. Last we see of the S1 as well. Sorry about the clarity.

Not Poster Ads but Keystone magazine covers. Every one of them is fabulous but these are my Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Which are yours?

Gold 

A glimpse of the T1 not in its full streamlined glamour type pose but in regular workaday service that was with us for far too short a period of time.

 

Very nice collection, Vince! I love them all! They are like a breath of fresh air when I am busy helping some folks fighting for their basic human rights. No, I am not traveling Georgia or North Korea but please forgive me that I cannot reveal where I am for the sake of victory. I have never seen these poster ads before but I own a hard copy of the Keystone Magazine Volume 34 - Number 3 (T1 heading to Pittsburgh). I bet the first two posters are quite rare that I can't even find them on google photo search or eBay listing. Absolutely beautiful, all of them are gold to me. Although I found the F.O.M brand was much more appealing, I found these "All-weather fleet" poster ads are also vivid and colorful. 

By the way, I am reading some materials about the Southern Pacific 4-10-2s and Daylight train in spare time recently.  CoffeeCool 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:08 AM

Don't worry about Georgia in the US Mr. Jones, Georgia in 2019 is NOT Georgia in 1949, those days are gone for good, and rightfully so.

The OTHER Georgia next door to Russia? I don't profess to know what's going on there.  

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Posted by ZephyrOverland on Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:59 PM

There is a Dutch graphic design/railway history website,

www.retours.eu

which has wonderful examples of european railway posters and other visual emphera. There is also a section devoted to the operation of several Canadian Pacific observation cars in the Austrian Alps around 1912-1914.

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:13 PM

Wow. Someone's done a lot of work. Take a few nights to get through all this and it's worth it. 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:18 PM

Another archive worth searching contains not posters but rather issues of Railroad Stories:  https://pulpcovers.com/?s=railroad+stories

One of my favorite cover illustrations:

Here's another archive:  http://www.philsp.com/homeville/gfi/t709.htm

Interresting crossover eh?  January 1914:

http://www.philsp.com/homeville/gfi/b20.htm#A176

Volume 1, number 1 October 1906:

 

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:05 PM

That is a great cover!

I have a pile of these I've picked up over the years and the cover art is pretty much the whole story of the steam to Diesel transition. I frequently just study and admire them, even after all these years. ... "for anyone else who knows a Good Thing when he sees it"... you bet! 

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 15, 2019 12:50 AM

ZephyrOverland-- loved the story about the Canadian Pacific cars in the Austrian Alps. Siezed by the Austrians at the outbreak of WWI then handed back over at the end of the war.. sadly sold to Italy, some becoming Mussolini's personal train cars  and a few lasted until the 70's and then unfortunately scrapped. What a shame. 

Truth is stranger than fiction,  just like they say. 

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 15, 2019 2:16 AM

Mikes got to have some fun with it all:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The tracks are still there but the real Penn Station is gone, so they can do stuff like
 
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Posted by M636C on Monday, July 15, 2019 3:44 AM

ZephyrOverland

There is a dutch graphic design/railway history website,

www.retours.eu

which has wonderful examples of european railway posters and other visual emphera. There is also a section devoted to the operation of several Canadian Pacific observation cars in the Austrian Alps around 1912-1914.

 
If anyone is wondering where to start in this wonderful Dutch poster site, may I recommend the section on TEE trains, followed by the "Rheingold vs Edelweiss" section.
 
I'm biased. I travelled quite extensively on TEEs in 1974 and 1975. There is nothing to match the 1969 Mistral in terms of style and passenger comfort. The compartments had glass partitions and doors and the saloon cars had full dining tables that completely folded up into a pocket in the wall. The seats had wool covers in modern colours.
 
I'm afraid my collection of models went a bit over the top regarding the Rheingold. I have a full 1928 set of nine cars, a somewhat smaller 1952 set in blue with silver stripes (which can double as the "Blauer Enzian" with the observation added) and a basic 1962 set with the dome and diner with the two deck kitchen (This last is underscale in length, the cars being around 77 ft long rather than the full length and the matching locomotive is really in the 1975 "Ocean Blue and Beige", and lacks the silver roof.
 
I do have a photograph taken inside the dome of the Rheingold as it passed the Lorelei. It is a terrible photo on a dull wet day but at least I was there....
 
While I was lining up a set of brown and cream Pullmans for the "Fleche d'Or" to go with my "Chapelon Nord" I weakened and bought a set of "Etoile du Nord" Pullmans in blue and cream. These would serve as an Edelweiss although I'm a bit short of a suitable locomotive unless a 231K would do....
 
The big challenge is to get around to finding an HO Swiss Ae4/7 which was used to haul the Edelwiess and Rheingold together coupled into the same train within Switzerland. It isn't available from the bigger model companies although brass models seem to be around.
 
There are photos of the trains coupled together behind an Ae4/7. I'm tempted to buy an Ae4/4 I which is really post WWII because there were very similar if less powerful units pre WWII.
 
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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 15, 2019 3:56 PM

Here's something you can't do anymore.. at least not in a heavyweight and to as many places and routes.

... And how about getting hauled around for a portion in a Baldwin Demonstrator!! Burble Burble. 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 15, 2019 4:53 PM

Miningman

Mikes got to have some fun with it all:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The tracks are still there but the real Penn Station is gone, so they can do stuff like
 
 

Man, I just love that rodeo poster!

Reminds me of the bumper sticker I see on a number of cars around here...

"A womans place is on a horse!"

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, July 15, 2019 6:25 PM

Also fun, note that this 1969 travel voucher submitted by Col. E. E. Aldrin has abbreviations at the bottom for Pullman accomodations:

 

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 15, 2019 9:34 PM

Pullman accommodations to the Moon and return. No one ever going to beat that. Must of been an upper berth by the price. 

Firelock/Wayne-- that is a great poster but a rodeo at Madison Square Gardens in the Big Apple? As much as I enjoyed this years Calgary Stampede, holding that event where once stood Pennsylvania Station is just all wrong. It belongs outside in big sky country. Big bucks though, those cowboys and cowgirls make millions. Of course the station space inside was so vast you likely could have held the event right inside the station. 

Rodeos, Buzz Aldrin, Pullmans and Pennsylvania Station all in one thread, figure that one out! 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:36 AM

Penny Trains
Also fun, note that this 1969 travel voucher submitted by Col. E. E. Aldrin has abbreviations at the bottom for Pullman accomodations:

$33.31 for the round trip - quite a bargin when figured on a per mile basis

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:57 PM

Vince, cowboys (and girls), ropin' and ridin' and such in New York City go all the way back to Buffalo Bill's "Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of The World!"

Want to see Buffalo Bill?  Here he is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZ8k00qyLk  

What a commanding figure on horseback.  What a man he must have been.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:26 PM

Miningman
Rodeos, Buzz Aldrin, Pullmans and Pennsylvania Station all in one thread, figure that one out!

Nothing new around here.  Wink

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 29, 2019 1:30 PM

1) No way I'm going down any of those 'stairs'

2) Powerful imagery from Down Under

3) New Haven with beautiful simplicity 

4) Not a poster ad but magazine cover to tantalizing to pass up.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, July 29, 2019 6:32 PM

Miningman
1) No way I'm going down any of those 'stairs'

Do you suppose they would have had to assemble that whole crazy looking rigging every time?  Tongue Tied

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 29, 2019 7:01 PM

Don't worry folks, it never happened.

With the winds aloft at the Empire State Building the blimp mooring experiment was one big PITA!  It demonstrated the impracticality of using the building's tower as an airship mooring. 

So, for those big German Zepps it was off to Lakehurst and a rendezvous with the Jersey Central.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 9, 2019 1:46 AM

More cool posters 

Can't do this anymore.

I'm not getting this one.. ???

For our Australian friends.

Not to left out .. New Zealand!

What used to be a common sight in the Big Apple.. now gone

Bring this back...and you have my vote and full support.

Very cool poster ad.

How on earth did this get destroyed.. I mean really. Well the Pennsy is long gone so what goes around comes around. Ye reap what Ye sow.

The grand finale.. a beautiful T1 back when it was important and exciting.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 9, 2019 8:03 AM

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I'm not getting this one.. ???

It's channelling the whole Buz, Tod, Nick Lewis vibe.  Cue the Nelson Riddle theme music.  (Presumably the 'other guy' is taking the picture...)

Problem, of course, is that the actual car was supposed to be beige... both in the original and 'as left to Nick by his father' in the reboot.  But that probably doesn't really matter to people who still 'see' the series as they colored it in their imagination watching in B&W.

The situation with the dirigible mooring was funnier than you may think.  Part of my 1970s approach to putting a building over Grand Central involved a house and landscaping on top of the lightweight structure, over the tuned mass dampers, and some questions involved the best way to anchor the trees ... and the house ... and the prospective inhabitants ... in the Manhattan weather up there.  It turns out to be not uncommon to get wind gusts well over 100mph even at the lower prospective altitude ... those at the mast on the Empire State Building were clocked at over 145mph.  It would be amusing to see any prospective locking mechanism hold just against the static drag of a good-sized airship in that wind ... let alone the fun if the direction veered and the ship 'weathercocked' with the expected angular momentum to be absorbed in the coupling. 

Thing was, as with the heliport on the Pan Am building, the 'buzz' was about multiple modes of transit in (cue echo chamber effect) The Future!  And easy access to the air without runways or long trips was as charming an idea then as it is now.  At least until you start thinking about opportunies for terrorism and spectacular collateral damage. 

Imagine 'Oh! the humanity' drifting down into the chasms of midtown Manhattan.  Makes the fun of negotiating the stairs clipped to safety lines as the platform at the base seems to revolve like a restaurant seem smaller somehow.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 9, 2019 8:39 PM

Overmod states " It's channelling the whole Buz, Tod, Nick Lewis vibe.  Cue the Nelson Riddle theme music.  (Presumably the 'other guy' is taking the picture...)"

Ok, I get that and thanks, but what is the locomotive(s) and what railroad are we looking at. In fact what year is this supposed to be? 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, August 9, 2019 10:10 PM

Miningman

Overmod states " It's channelling the whole Buz, Tod, Nick Lewis vibe.  Cue the Nelson Riddle theme music.  (Presumably the 'other guy' is taking the picture...)"

Ok, I get that and thanks, but what is the locomotive(s) and what railroad are we looking at. In fact what year is this supposed to be? 

 

It looks like the Grand Canyon RR.  Can't guess what year it's supposed to represent.  Maybe they want you to think it's the 50s by the 'vette, and they don't know the loco is somewhat latter.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 9, 2019 10:25 PM

Ok thanks Midland Mike. So modern day, some dude in a vintage vette but the Route 66 sign?, artistic license I assume. I've been down there and all the signs read Historic Route 66 along certain portions of differing highways. 

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:13 AM

Well since it's the silly season how about this, which theoretically may not be all that far fetched. 

Canadian Pacific has an awakening, a Renaissance, looks at VIA Rails Canadian and concludes its route and exceptionally poor timekeeping is an abonination. They remember who and what they are and conclude the time to return to destiny is now. 

They resurrect the TransCanada Limited Montreal/Toronto to Vancouver on home rails. The train is a gigantic hit, folks want to ship parcels in their express cars just to get the status and pride of its special stamping. It's so popular a second TransCanada Limited has to be inaugurated and small connecting trains from towns and cities not served by its route are now provided. 

The whole country once again finds itself and life is good.  

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