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¢.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, September 07, 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 07, 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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