Some Very Cool RR Posters

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:51 AM

They well know it's contemporary, they're just channelling the nostalgia with the sign and the Vette and all.  Although I'd love to see a Stirling Silliphant script involving the GCR in some way...

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:22 PM

1) Chemin de Fer ( got it!... it appeared way back in time but I found it hiding )

 

2) French Quarter 

3) Having a chat .. not many dress like this on the subway any more

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:45 PM

 

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

 

Can't be true!

 Road Sign is on left of roadway and has NO Bullet Holes in it.

 Altho' possibly out of frame, none of those little white crosses visible, either, nor the twinkle of shattered bottles turning blue in the sun.

Thank You.

 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:21 PM

1) is Viaur, and I'm sure Wayne would like details of that O gauge train going over it.

That bridge is notable because it isn't an arch: it is two tied balanced cantilevers, with the structure thinning to almost nothing right in the middle.  This makes it dramatically thin, much much thinner than that poster indicates!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:34 PM

That train on the bridge looks so small it's probably N gauge!

Which means my brother-in-law "Big B" would be VERY interested!

Of course, if it's O gauge after all and anyone knows anything about it feel free to sound off!

Seriously though, that bridge reminds me of the Firth of Forth railway bridge in Scotland.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:50 PM

Here's the full reveal on that 2000 poster. 

Zephyr 2000 New York to Los Angeles ... overnight and under steam! 

Almost 20 years later and nothing.

Is it the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie ? the Pennsy? 

No! It's the New York Central and two tone grey showing off it's 'diversity'

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:43 PM

Of course you know that P&LE is New York Central.  Original home of the A2as before they went to Indy.  Also the operative agency in B&O definitively doing in the Liberty Limited in the mid-Fifties: something I still wish were happening.

Don't laugh at the streamlined Hudsons abaft the blast furnaces.  Consider Gary, Indiana.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:49 PM

NDG
The 2910 bunch were hated around here. They were used on a ' Ski Train ' Lethbridge-Blairmore after the War, as engine idle on weekends

Why couldn't they have erred by keeping BOTH 3000s?  Those were real locomotives!

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:56 PM

Of course I know the Central owned the P&LE but it was normally identified as such. I will give you the banner reads 'System'. 

Probably is Gary considering the streamlined Hudson heading to or from Chicago. Just not much of a NYCentral thing associating a streamlined Hudson with industry. 

Kind of a beauty and the beast situation. Elegance and charm in the belly of the beast. 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:04 PM

Some of my favorites:

 

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:10 PM

Penny Trains

 

 

 

What is the Empire State Express doing in Chicago?

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:48 PM

M636C
What is the Empire State Express doing in Chicago?

Someone got carried away making those little marginal notes on the poster.  That is an ENGINE streamlined for the Empire State Express ... which ran in regular service including to Chicago after it stopped being used with its 'dedicated' train.  Relatively famous picture in Thoroughbreds of 5426 equipped with a honkin' PT tender ... and the stainless-steel shrouding as cut back.  I do think this is still the ESE, but things were starting to be mixed even then.

  

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:16 PM

Miningman
2) French Quarter 

 

Something interesting is that the New Orleans streetcars eventually were operated by NOPSI, New Orleans Public Service Inc.  

The poster says the fare is 25¢.  Evidentally the price somehow was reduced.  When I lived there, the streetcar fare was 15¢.

John  --  Saints Fan  

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 7:10 AM

Penny Trains

Some of my favorites:

Look at that poor Niagara, looks like a carefree/extra on the stage......

Sigh

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:09 AM

Jones1945

 

 
Penny Trains

Some of my favorites:

 

 

Look at that poor Niagara, looks like a carefree/extra on the stage......

Sigh

 

Yeah, I guess that in the artist's eye the "Niagara" just wasn't as cool as the diesel and the steam streamliners.  Oh well...

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:35 PM

With all the hoopla around Harry and Meghan moving to Canada, my theory is he saw this poster.

Is that a CNR Mountain type or a big Mike in the background? 

 

2)  Very classy and very cool New York Central 

 

3 Even Industrial exhibits were quite classy .. the future was full of optimism.... and cherubs!

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:11 AM

Yeah, maybe Harry remembered his Great-Uncle Eddie had a nice spread out there.

I wonder if Harry'll take a reserve commision in the "Princess Pat's" if they do end up in Canada?  No-one seems to be sure just where they're going.  

I can't say I blame them for bailing.  If what I've read is true the Brit tabloid press is making Meghan's life miserable, poor girl.  If this was 1820 instead of 2020 Harry would have had some of them looking down the barrels of dueling pistols by now.  Kind of like these beauties...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k9dQqXkZZU  

It worked for the Duke of Wellington!

https://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/the-duel-fought-by-the-duke-of-wellington-and-the-earl-of-winchelsea-23-march-1829

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Posted by AgentKid on Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:17 PM

Here is current information on his ranch, EP Ranch, EP being Edward Prince.

https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=1171&pid=0

Extra trivia point: The ranch is located in the area south of the Trans-Canada Highway (CPR Laggan Sub.), west of Highway 2 (former CPR Macleod Sub,), north of Highway 3 (CPR Crowsnest Sub.), and bounded on the west by the Rocky Mountains. This is the largest area in the southern Canadian Prairie Provices to have never had railway service. There were plans made, but they were interupted by WWI and its' aftermath, and by the time they were in a position to build, the CPR recognized the impact of the automobile and knew they would never make a return on their investment.

Bruce

 

So shovel the coal, let this rattler roll.

"A Train is a Place Going Somewhere"  CP Rail Public Timetable

"O. S. Irricana"

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:14 PM

Thanks for that Bruce/Agent Kid. Really good information for us plebeians and riff raff. 

Wayne--  Not sure about your sympathy about escaping from the media, you can run but you can't hide, as they say.

Now as we all know the Queen is Head of State for both Canada and Australia. Australia is on fire, and Canada just lost 63 citizens shot down in an airliner and all we get from the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk is self absorption. 

Mark Steyn summed it up the best " We don't need a woke Duchess"

 

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:14 PM

Yes, Wayne, I do not doubt you like those two pisttols. I may be be mistaken, but they look like flintlocks.

I did not remember that king George VI's oldest brother was named Edward (he went by "David" in the family)--nor did I know that he had a ranch in Canada. I did know that he chose to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson rather than remain king of England after his father's death.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:49 PM

They're flintlocks all right Johnny, and I'm guessing they were made sometime between 1810 and 1820.  Manton was the "top-of-the-line" gunsmith for the British upper classes of the time, and if you were one of them and wanted the best firearms money could by Manton's was the shop you went to.

Just looking at them I'm guessing they were fired hardly at all.  Many of the upper-crust bought firearms more as prestige items, like they'd buy a Mercedes or Rolls-Royce today.  Shotguns would get used for hunting on the estate but typically the handguns like Mantons were bought for bragging rights.  

And I'll tell you this, they may be 200 years old, but don't bet they won't still shoot!  

I drooled all over my shirt watching that video.  Good thing I'm not rich, the first chance I got if I bought them I'd be out blowing rounds through them, which considering their near-pristine state wouldn't be a smart thing to do. 

I just remembered.  About ten years ago a pair of flintlock pistols presented by George Washington to the Marquis de Lafayette went up for auction.  It's a good thing I couldn't have afforded them either!  Wink

Vince, I'll have to admit I've got a bit of an affinity for Harry, he's a combat veteran and I'm an old Marine.  I can't see him running from anything, but you know the old saying, "Happy wife, happy life!"  He's gotta keep the missus happy.  If that means leaving Old Blighty for a while, that's what he's going to do.  And if they wind up here in the US the American press will be fawning all over them, about 90% of them are Anglophiles to begin with.  

Personally I consider the royals interesting people, but I could care less about 'em one way or another. 

And what would Queen Victoria do if 63 of her subjects were lost like that?  

"Send in a gunboat!"  

Elizabeth the First would have sent Sir Francis Drake in, and you know what that  would have meant!  

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:13 PM

Well just by coincidence I have an important announcement to make. 

After a great deal of reflection and thought I have decided to transition into a new role.  I will step back from the classroom and the College but continue to fully support upper management, of course while continuing to collect my full salary and benefits. 

I intend to balance my time between doing nothing and being on vacation. 

I wonder if my CEO will be as amused as the Queen. 

 

Wayne-- Yeah Harry served in Afghanistan and I assume he was a high value target at all times. The only thing I can think of is ' Royals and pop celebrities should not marry' .. maybe it should be a rule. 

Rough year for the Queen. 

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, January 13, 2020 10:48 AM

Speaking of royalties in miliary service, I rather doubt that Price Harry will have the opportunity such as that his seven great grandfather George II had in 1743--leading troops against the French. No reigning monarch of England has done such since.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:19 AM

Not much chance of that anymore Johnny, they've left it to the professionals ever since, although from what I've read George II did a pretty good job as a field commander.

"More's the pity!"  as a British friend of mine once said.  "The battlefield is where kings were made!"  I think he was dead serious too!  

I'm kind of a believer in that myself, even though George H. W. Bush was the last "warrior king" we've had here.  Maybe that's a good thing, maybe it isn't?  I don't know.  

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, January 13, 2020 3:49 PM

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And what would Queen Victoria do if 63 of her subjects were lost like that?   "Send in a gunboat!"

Nah, she'd just send in some troops from India.

The Iranians have a long history, from well before 1979, of the English coming in and getting what they wanted (see the shenanigans about seizing the oil production in WWII or the show "My Uncle Napoleon", not to mention the Reuter Concession)

Elizabeth the First would have sent Sir Francis Drake in, and you know what that  would have meant![/quote]

She'd likely have done little more than sending exactly who she did send, the Shirleys, who I expect would have made short work of setting up their military to avoid a 'repeat engagement' of the mistake.  (And no Vincennes-like miscoding of digital radar targets, either!)

 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, January 13, 2020 3:54 PM

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I'm answering surprise questions from months ago as the software tries to present them, even after page refresh, as new ones.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, January 13, 2020 4:13 PM

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, January 13, 2020 6:24 PM

You are in that space time place I talked about.  

The other night, a few days before the end of our Christmas break, honest to God, 8 minutes evaporated right in front of me, on my watch, the iPad and the cable box clock, all in plain view from my chair from the dining room table... it went from 10:58 to 11:06 with nothing in between. Startled I timed the next minute exactly from 11:07 and it took 30 seconds for all three to go to 11:08. The next minute was normal as have all the rest since. 

10:59, 11:00 and so on did not exist. 11:07 to 11:08 was distorted right in front of my eyes. 

Today, I talked to Paul B. a highly respected Elder and regarded as a Shaman and Medicine Man in the Cree Native Community here ( he is the Senior coordinator at the College, not mine though).  Told him all about that incident. He stated it is connected to that time when I dropped dead for 11 minutes and then on life support in the hospital for 3 weeks, oblivious entirely to this world but crystal clear in real time somewhere out there. He told me to write a book on everything that happened in those 3 weeks because others have similiar experiences. 

I just don't know about the book thing... maybe, but it would be great to talk to someone else who did the same.  Those memories have never left me, are extremely vivid and I think about them a lot. Where the heck was I, I will never forget. 

There are things in natural laws we have yet to uncover. 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, January 13, 2020 7:09 PM

Likely the result of retrograde amnesia from a quiet medical 'glitch' of one alarming kind or another.

I suffer from this much more than I suspect many people do ... any time I have a procedure with amnesia much of the period before the stuff is administered disappears, and the memory blends seamlessly from prior time into present time missing what may be hours.

The times I had the TIA resulting in prompt unconsciousness, exactly the same thing is notable: I felt ill, set a load down ... and then was on the floor, thinking 'something just happened, what was it?' a bit like Penny with the blue thing on her foot.

It's an explainable chemical thing related to how immediate sequential perception gets into chemical intermediate-period storage in the brain.  The immediate question that could be asked is: because time is a man-made reality (just as extended spacetime is) when the brain is affected to change it, does that make it less 'real' than if time and its measure were truly objective as NIST and the folks in Bienne try to make it?

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Posted by Jones1945 on Monday, January 13, 2020 7:39 PM

Miningman

You are in that space time place I talked about.  

The other night, a few days before the end of our Christmas break, honest to God, 8 minutes evaporated right in front of me, on my watch, the iPad and the cable box clock, all in plain view from my chair from the dining room table... it went from 10:58 to 11:06 with nothing in between. Startled I timed the next minute exactly from 11:07 and it took 30 seconds for all three to go to 11:08. The next minute was normal as have all the rest since. 

10:59, 11:00 and so on did not exist. 

Today, I talked to Paul B. a highly respected Elder and regarded as a Shaman and Medicine Man in the Cree Native Community here ( he is the Senior coordinator at the College, not mine though).  Told him all about that incident. He stated it is connected to that time when I dropped dead for 11 minutes and then on life support in the hospital for 3 weeks, oblivious entirely to this world but crystal clear in real time somewhere out there. He told me to write a book on everything that happened in those 3 weeks because others have similiar experiences. 

I just don't know, but it would be great to talk to someone else who did. 

There are things in natural laws we have yet to uncover.  

Impressive sharing, Miningman.

I only experienced one "Time-skipping" moment when I was under general anesthesia during surgery. The nurse asked me to breathe heavily after I put on the inhalational anesthetic delivery system. I only remember I passed out on the bed and immediately woke up, they told me that the surgery lasted 3 hours, but I can only remember I passed out and woke up, there was nothing I can remember in-between. 

But I did have some very strangle Deja Vu experience 14 years ago. One example happened on New Year's Eve of 2006, I was walking with my friend in Toys"R"Us, suddenly an overwhelming "memory" automatically loaded in my brain, told me that one of my friends who has been working in Boeing, and I seldom contact with, will call me to go clubbing with his friends that night. It wasn't a voice; it was a "memory," a memory about something yet to happen. Within 1 to 2 mins, IIRC, my Nokia cellphone rang, so I took the phone out of my pocket, it was precisely the name of my friend and his number. I answered his call, but I felt a bit shocked. (Base on my experience, if I "chose" to not answer the phone because of the Deja Vu thing, something would have happened to ensure me answer his call) We didn't meet that night though, but some similar Deja Vu event happened again and again until recent years. General scientific theory can't explain my Deja Vu cases since it involves prediction of something that really happened later (Usually within 2 mins after those "memory" loaded")

I also had some dreams with plots that can't be explained by myself many years ago, but now I understand what those plots mean to me when I had those dreams again recently. Those plots are usually related to current events. These strange encounters are getting old for me; life goes on like I really have a choice. 

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