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Posted by coborn35 on Saturday, January 14, 2006 10:26 PM
I have the orignal manuscript of Patrick Dorins book, L&N passenger operations. Very interesting.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:31 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by passengerfan
GN did entertain the thought of operating a section of the ORIENTAL LIMITED over the SP&S -GN -WP inland route to San Francisco but it was felt that it would not be cost effective to bring the line from the Columbia River to Bend, Oregon up to passenger train standards. But as for freight this route was and still is profitable to this day. This is the BNSF back door into California from the north and is heavily utilized.

TTFN AL

The Line did have a mixed Train though up unitl Amtrak Started though but it would of been cool to be able to ride the Oriental Limited later the Western Star on it.
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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, January 15, 2006 7:35 AM
Good Morning!

PASSENGER RR FALLEN FLAG #31

Here’s another Passenger RR Fallen Flag from Classic American Railroads:

Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)

Headquarters: Richmond, VA

Mileage in 1950:

5,343 (including ferries)

Locomotives in 1963:

Steam: 3 (fireless “cookers”)
Diesel: 1,053

Rolling stock in 1963:

Freight cars: 92,992
Passenger cars: 324

Principal routes in 1950:

Chicago-Cincinnati, OH-Ashland, KY-Staunton, VA-Newport News, VA
Gordonsville, VA-Washington, DC
Clifton Forge-Richmond VA
Ashland-Louisville, KY
Limeville (Ashland)-Columbus, OH-Toledo, OH
Columbus-Pomeroy, OH
Catlettsburg (Ashland)-Elkhorn City, KY
Ronceverte-Durbin & Bartow, WV
Chicago-Grand Rapids, MI-Detroit, MI-St. Thomas, ON-Buffalo & Niagra Falls, NY
Grand Rapids-Petoskey & Bay View, MI
Erieau, ON-Ludington, MI
Ludington-Milwaukee & Manitowoc & Kewaunee, WI (ferry routes to each from Ludington)
Toledo-Bay City, MI
Port Huron-Bay City-Elmdale, MI
Holland-Muskegon-Hart, MI

Passenger trains of note:

George Washington (Washington & Newport News-Cincinnati & Louisville)
F.F.V. (Washington & Newport News-Cincinnati & Louisville)
Sportsman (Washington & Newport News-Cincinnati & Detroit)
Pere Marquettes (Detroit-Grand Rapids; Chicago-Grand Rapids & Muskegon; Detroit-Saginaw, MI)
Resort Special (Chicago-Petoskey; later, Washington-White Sulphur Springs, WV)


Enjoy! [tup]

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Posted by passengerfan on Sunday, January 15, 2006 7:37 AM
Ther was a great bargain in rail travel if one had the time back in the 1960's and that I happened on quite by accident.
I missed the WB CITY OF PORTLAND in Omaha by about ten minutes and inquired of the station agent if there was an alternative as I did not feel like an almost 24 hour layover in Omaha. He said yes but I would not get to Seattle any faster then if I layed over. The alternative was to take the CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO to Oakland board the CASCADE and then take the UP pool train from Portland to Seattle. I would arrive at the same time as if I had layed over for 24 hours and caught the next CITY OF PORTLAND from Omaha. There was no difference in fare so being a railfan I would rather spend the time on the train then sitting in a bar in Omaha for nearly 24 hours.

I later found out that one could take the GN, NP or UP from Chicago to San Francisco with no difference in fares. The GN and NP routing was via the EMPIRE BUILDER and NORTH COAST LIMITED to Portland and the SP CASCADE to Oakland. All that was required was a little extra time.

LARS. Loved the GN Great Dome Coach pix. The Great Northern called all of their Domes the short Budd coach domes and the full length dome lounge cars Great Domes. Remember the adverttising on the evening news in Seattle at the time they were introduced "Great Northern's Incomparable Great Domed Empire Builder. Great for freight too." The EMPIRE BUILDER between Spokane and Chicago provided more dome seats than any other train in America prior to the introduction of the Auto-Train.
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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, January 15, 2006 8:44 AM
For: rgroeling Chris - coborn35 Max - AMTK200 - Thanx for stopping by.[tup]

For: passesngerfan Al Appreciate the willingness to join in and begin a conversation.[tup] Looks like between you, Lars, BK and moi we just may get this thread "kick started" into something more than my Posting Place![swg]

I never adopted the term "rail fan," in that somewhere along the line, it seems to have taken on many different definitions. But by any other "name," I suppose I am and have been. I have deliberately booked the longer journey from point A to Z, just to remain on board the train. Also never really get upset by delays along the way, for the idea of passenger rail travel for me is not so much getting there, but the fun of getting there.[tup]

Don't forget, it's Sunday Photo Posting Day! at the bar. No acknowledgments going on today, no dialogue 'til Monday - just some fun.[tup]

Later!

Tom[4:-)] [oX)]

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Posted by rrandb on Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:57 AM
dear tom sorry its been awhile. cyclical nature of my trade. quick thank you to all the nice folks . please tell then i will post again at "our" place when I have more time. again an amazing amount of material. [bow] as always ENJOY RMR
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Posted by cnw4001 on Sunday, January 15, 2006 10:46 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by siberianmo

Good Morning!

PASSENGER RR FALLEN FLAG #31

Here’s another Passenger RR Fallen Flag from Classic American Railroads:

Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)

Headquarters: Richmond, VA

Mileage in 1950:
Passenger trains of note:

George Washington (Washington & Newport News-Cincinnati & Louisville)
F.F.V. (Washington & Newport News-Cincinnati & Louisville)





For a great picture of the FFV arriving in Cincinnati look in The American Passenger Train by Mike Schafer. Page 117.

It is on the elevated line just after crossing the Ohio River bridge and before arriving at Cincinnati Union Terminal.

Never rode the FFV but did use the George Washington roundtrip between Cincinnati and Washington.
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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:43 PM
For: rrandb RR Been awhile, eh[?] Seen your "handle" around the Forums but not on Classic Trains, whatever works .... Your Blue Label scotch awaits at the bar![swg]

For: cnw4001 Wondered where you've been and nice to see you "emerge" on this fine day. I have the book you mentioned and yes, it is indeed a fine passenger train![tup]

Back to the afternoon's NFL game!

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Posted by cnw4001 on Sunday, January 15, 2006 3:25 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by siberianmo

For: rrandb RR Been awhile, eh[?] Seen your "handle" around the Forums but not on Classic Trains, whatever works .... Your Blue Label scotch awaits at the bar![swg]

For: cnw4001 Wondered where you've been and nice to see you "emerge" on this fine day. I have the book you mentioned and yes, it is indeed a fine passenger train![tup]








When you look the tracks are those on the bridge are the C & O and they still exist. Now they go to both CUT and Queensgate Yard. Amtrak's Cardinal arrives and leaves from/to the east on that bridge. The line running down from the bridge would be going toward the connection with the B & O's line to the old pre-Queensgate facility. I think it may stil be there. The lower tracks at ground level are either PRR or B & O, I can't figure out which. B & O had a freight house just beyond the overhead bridge and the train trailing a caboose may be headed in that direction. It could also be a PRR train.
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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, January 16, 2006 8:12 AM
Good Morning!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #42

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the New York Central (NYC) in a 1950 advertisement from my private collection:

X marks my Room

. . . on a Dieseliner, and no hotel was ever finer. For New York Central travel feels just like a great hotel on wheels!

Having a Wonderful Time you see,
Loafing or working in privacy.
But when I feel more like a chat,
The lounge car is just made for that!

. . . . . . . . . . The Meals are Swell, and I am able
. . . . . . . . . . To have them at a real table.
. . . . . . . . . . It’s fun – this dining as I ride,
. . . . . . . . . . With scenery “served on the side!”

My Big, Soft Bed is six-foot-three,
Smooth Diesel power cradles me.
For sleep, no place could better suit,
Than Central’s Water Level Route!

. . . . . . . . . . No Need to Step Outside my door
. . . . . . . . . . To wash and dress next morning, for
. . . . . . . . . . My Central room’s equipped complete,
. . . . . . . . . . And when I leave, I’m fresh and neat.

My Plans are Sure! Come storm or fair,
My Dieseliner gets me there.
On New York Central trains I find Comfort is matched by peace of mind!

Make these great trains your Hotels on Wheels

New York – Chicago
20th CENTURY LIMITED
COMMODORE VANDERBILT


. . . . . Chicago – Boston
. . . . . NEW ENGLAND STATES

St. Louis, Indianapolis – New York, Boston
SOUTHWESTERN LIMITED

. . . . . Cincinnati – New York
. . . . . OHIO STATE LIMITED

New York – Cleveland
CLEVELAND LIMITED

. . . . . New York – Detroit
. . . . . THE DETROITER

And many, many others!


. . . . . NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . The Water Level Route – You Can Sleep . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Enjoy! [tup]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Monday, January 16, 2006 12:03 PM
Good Afternoon,

Some photos to liven up the "crowd" on this holdiay Monday:

Wabash #200 (1956, Moberly, MO) {from: www.trainweb.org}



#200 as Amtrak #9560 (1972, Newport News, VA) (from: www.trainweb.org)



Former Wabash #201 as N&W #1611 (from: www.trainweb.org)


Former Wabash #201 as Amtrak #9561(from: www.trainweb.org)


Until the next time.

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Posted by BudKarr on Monday, January 16, 2006 1:38 PM
Hello Captain Tom!

Greetings from half a world away (details at the bar!).

Just thought I would show my support and stop by this thread. A bit more activity than what I saw a couple of weeks ago. Good show, maybe there is hope after all.

BK wishing I was in Alberta!
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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, January 16, 2006 4:09 PM
G'day!

A photo spread for our friend LoveDomes Lars

What's not to like about these [?]







(all from the VIA Rail web site: www.viarail.ca}

Enjoy! [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, January 16, 2006 9:28 PM
For: passengerfan Al - LoveDomes Lars & BudKarr BK

Thanx for the support!! Check out these pix:


(1) Kirkwood Amtrak Station, Kirkwood, Missouri



(2) Kirkwood Amtrak Station, Kirkwood, Missouri


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Posted by CNR1949 on Monday, January 16, 2006 10:32 PM
In the mid-1970's I was teaching in Winnipeg, MB. My spring rewards were traveling by train to Vancouver, then flying home. I alternated between CPR's Canadian and CNR's Super Continental. I recall my first trip on the Super C as I called it - I had a roomette but spent most of my time in one of the big superdomes CN had purchased from Milwaukee Road. We had been late leaving Winnipeg (about 3 hours I think) and we were trying to make up time (we did arrive in Vancouver on time). After leaving Saskatoon the engineer was pouring on the oil, giving the F units free rein. I was seated near the back of the dome car as we hurtled and rocked along through a spring blizzard. It was a totally magic hour to be enclosed in that bubble of warmth while the snow pellets bounced off the glass.

That evening we were west of Edmonton, bouncing through the boreal forest. I admired the skill of the waiters in the dining car as they moved with the motion of the train, not spilling anything - however, it was a different story at each table - by the end of the meal the tablecloth was stained with sloshed coffee and other liquids.

Another year I had a similar magical hour as The Canadian approached Golden along the valley of the Columbia River. That time the speaker system in Revelstoke Park was working and classical music was being piped in - what magic to be floating along through that snowy wilderness past Moberly with Mozart's melodies filling the air.
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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:48 AM
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Now THAT's what this thread is supposed to be all about - great Post![tup][tup][tup]

What wonderful experiences you have traveling aboard those fine trains![yeah]

You may find these pix of interest: (click to enlarge)

VIA Rail's Revelstoke Park on the HO Can-Am RR


VIA Rail's Revelstoke Park in Halifax, NS


VIA Rail's Revelstoke Park at Moncton, NB


VIA Rail's Revelstoke Park at Montreal, QC



You may find "Our" Place an interactive cyber bar 'n grill, an interesting stop here on the Classic Trains Forum. Check it out.

Enjoy!

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Posted by CNR1949 on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:25 AM
(Thanks for posting those fine pics of Revelstoke Park - they bring back fine memories)

Another memorable trip for me was from from Winnipeg to Toronto return to Winnipeg in March 1987. By this time I'd discovered that Toronto had a subway system so I used to fly down for a weekend to ride the cars or in this case I used the school's spring break to travel via VIA to indulge my passion for steel wheels on steel rails.

The Canadian left Winnipeg from Union Station on Main Street, the CPR station on Higgins Avenue no longer handled passenger traffic. As usual, departure was late, but only an hour this time. The porter came through to say the delay was because we had no engine - I guess that would delay a train, wouldn't it!! Something had malfunctioned on the engine meant for our train so we were awaiting another one from the shop. I was in Roomette 2 in Butler Manor with the comforting sound of steam in the pipes, supplied by the steam plant in the east yard.

Finally I heard the doors banging, the "all aboard" and away we went, reaching the mainline CPR high iron in time for lunch. The meals were good and reasonably priced I thought, chicken fingers for lunch at $7.33 and halibut for dinner at $10.45 which included soup and lemon pie. Seatmates at dinner were a fellow from Edmonton and a couple from New Zealand. There seemed to be a lot of folks from down under touring Canada.

That night I slept through the Lake Superior portion of the trip and the next day found us heading through the rocks towards Sudbury. At Chapleau it began to snow heavily and every mile brought into view a new panorama of Christmas cards - frozen lakes, snow laden spruce trees, the white bark of poplars against the darker spruce. By noon we'd reached Sudbury and left the snow behind. There the train was split with the Montreal section going its separate way. I stayed in the dome car during the switching operation.

Heading south on the last leg towards Toronto we kept hitting red signals. The brakeman told me that could mean broken rails or someone had laid a steel bar across the tracks, but finally we got moving again and bombed into Parry Sound at 77 mph. By then I was chatting with a meteorologist from Lytton, BC who was going to Cornwall, ON for a course. After dinner I headed back to the dome car for the last mad dash into downtown Toronto.

Heading home on April 2nd I was in Roomette 2 in Lorne Manor. This time the trip along Lake Superior was in daylight and I got up at 6 so that I'd get a good seat in the dome car (Sibley Manor). What a spectacular trip it was along the steep cliffs, the slide warning fences broken in places, large icicles and frozen waterfalls decorating the rock faces. One of the highlights for me came as we rolled over the trestle spanning the Little Pic River. Two photographs of this trestle with steam-hauled passenger trains hung in our living room when I was a child. One of dad's cousins had been a guard at the nearby prisoner of war camp during WW II and he had taken the pictures, enlarged them and presented them to my parents as a wedding gift. I don't suppose mother cared too much about them, but rail fan dad was thrilled. I was happy to at last see the original.

By 2:45 that afternoon we were threading the lakes and rocks between Ignace and Dryden and at one point I calculated the speed at 70 mph, but I was tiring of the rocks and trees and frozen lakes. It seemed that Canada was nothing but hard surfaces, but finally we passed Kenora, threaded two tunnels and seeing prairie ahead the engineer loosed the F units. Heading west at what I calculated to be 90 mph the engines' exhaust smudged the blush of red on the far horizon as we hurtled past cows being rounded up for the evening milking and passed lonely cars on the icy two lane highway that paralleled the railway near Rennie, MB. It felt like we had been released from a very constricting straight jacket as we raced towards the glowing office towers that rise from Winnipeg's windiest corner, Portage & Main.

It had been a wonderful trip but how good it was to be home again, in my own bed, though I awakened several times that night with the sensation that the bed was moving, gently vibrating to the rubber-band-like pull of a free-running F unit.
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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:29 AM
For: CNR1949

Another fine submission![tup][tup][tup] Surely can relate to what you have said, as I've traveled across Canada on two complete round-trips, but with VIA Rail from Toronto to Vancouver and return. Absolutely wonderful experiences in tems of scenery and riding those magnificant Budd stainless steel cars. Had the drawing room (triple bedroom) in the Park Car - another treat, indeed![tup]

We also have been traveling between Montreal and Halifax aboard VIA Rail at least annually for about 16 years.

(Check out the previous pages, there's lots of good stuff to catch up on!)

Hope you enjoy these pix (I believe you meant to refer to Sibley as "Park" in lieu of "Manor" - but no problem, I surely know what you are talking about![swg])

There was an occasion whereby we saw more snow crossing the "Shield" than we saw in the Canadian Rockies - and that was in December/January! Beautiful and breathtaking are only a couple of descriptors for what we saw.[tup]

Yours is precisely what we like to discuss over at "Our" Place on this Forum. Recommend you re-Post this and your previous informative entry over there. You will get far more response than here.

CPR's Sibley Park (courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


VIA Rail's Sibley Park (courtesty: www.trainweb.org)


VIA Rail's Sibley Park at Delson RR Museum (courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:11 AM
Good Morning!

PASSENGER RR FALLEN FLAG #32

Here’s another Passenger RR Fallen Flag from Classic American Railroads:

Kansas City Southern (KCS)

Headquarters: Kansas City, MO

Mileage:

1950: 962
2000: 2,995

Locomotives in 1963:

Diesel: 121

Rolling stock in1963:

Freight cars; 581
Passenger cars: 22

Principal routes in 1950:

Kansas City, MO-Shreveport, LA-Port Arthur, TX
Dallas, TX-Shreveport-New Orleans, LA
Minden-Alexander, LA

Passenger trains of note:

Flying Crow (Kansas City-New Orleans & Port Arthur)
Shreveporter (Hope-Shreveport)
Southern Belle (Kansas City-New Orleans & Port Arthur)

Taken at KCity's Union Station from my personal collection:


Taken at KCity's Union Station from my presonal collection:



Enjoy! [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:21 PM
G'day!

Like F40PH locos[?] Check these out from my personal collection of photos:

Click to enlarge!

F40PH #6420 eastbound at Moncton, NB, Canada


F40PH #6408 eastbound at Moncton


F40PH #6412 outbound at Halifax, NS


F40PH #6432 outbound at Halifax


F40PH #6444 westbound at Capreol, Ontario


F40PH #6445 westbound at Capreol


F40PH #6441 eastbound at Jasper, Alberta


F40PH #6442 eastbound at Jasper


That’s it – Enjoy!

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:24 PM
Good Evening!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #43

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the Santa Fe (AT&SF) from a 1949 advertisement in my personal collection.

always “at Ease” on El Capitan

Easy dress * Easy Comfort * Easy cost

”Come as your are!” on this famous Santa Fe
all-chair streamliner. Just 39 ¾ easy hors
between Chicago and California. Restful
club lounge car “just for fun!” Fred Harvey meals . . .
Coach fare plus a small extra fare . . .
Same route as The Chief
And Super Chief.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Enjoy! [tup]

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Posted by passengerfan on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:43 PM
Tom If you are trying to get me to come out of the woodwork you certainly know how.
Loved the piece on the EL CAPITAN and just had to reply.
The EL CAPITAN that extra fare all coach streamliner had just been reequipped in 1949 with leg-rest coaches seating 44 passengers only. Each of those new coaches featured large bathrooms for the passengers with plenty of room to shave and clean up. They were Pullman Standard built cars and the seating was the latest from Heywood/Wakefield. The two new Lunch Counter Dining cars in each consist were from Budd and the Club Lounge car was from Pullman Standard.

In 1950 the EL CAP{ITAN consists were once again reequipped with new leg-rest coaches and Lunch Counter dining cars both from P/S.

It would be 1956 when the all Budd built Hi-Level EL CAPITANS entered service and provided what many believe was the finest long distance coach streamliners to ever enter service. I had the pleasure of riding the Hi Level EL CAPITAN on two trips and both were memorable. Both times I was in the Navy so could not afford the SUPER CHIEF, although after both trips my dad said he would have paid the difference for me
to ride the SUPER CHIEF.
My dad is very strange when it comes to rail travel he believes first class is the only way to travel and he feels the same about air travel as well.

Time to think about dinner this evening. I have to batch it tonight so will put something in the oven but notice we have none of those TV dinners so will find something else.

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:41 PM
Hi Al,

Whatever works![swg] AT&SF, UP, SP, NP, GN, etc. they all begin the feeding frenzy, which is fine with me. Always appreciate your informative Posts, here and at the bar.

By the by, I concur wholeheartedly with your Dad's point of view regarding 1st class travel. When it's for pleasure, do it right - after all, that's one of the rewards of a lifetime of work.[tup]

Later!

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:51 AM
For: passengerfan Al

Some pix for your morning wake up![swg] (click to enlarge)

AT&SF Navajo (courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


AT&SF Navajo observation (courtesty: www.trainweb.org)


AT&SF Navajo Budd 3 comp.-2 D.R.-1 br sleeper-lounge observation car
(courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


AT&SF Budd Big Dome #60 (courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


AT&SF Budd Big Dome Lounge #60 (courtesy: www.trainweb.org}


Note: descriptions very limited.

Enjoy![tup]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 8:40 AM
Hey Tom!

Nice pix![tup]

Check these out:

Santa Fe #500 (from: www.trainweb.org)


Santa Fe #501 "Super Chief" (from: www.trainweb.org)


Santa Fe #502 (from: www.trainweb.org)


Santa Fe #503 (from: www.trainweb.org)


Until the next time!

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 11:45 AM
Good Morning!

PASSENGER RR FALLEN FLAG #33

Here’s another Passenger RR Fallen Flag for the gang from Classic American Railroads:

New York, Chicago & St. Louis – Nickel Plate Road (NKP)

Headquarters: Cleveland, OH

Mileage in 1950 2,192

Locomotives in 1950:

Steam: 392
Diesel: 117

Rolling stock in 1950:

Freight cars: 29,229
Passenger cars: 117

Principal routes in 1953 (after W&LE merger):

Chicago-Buffalo, NY via Fostoria & Lorain, OH
Toledo, OH-East St. Louis, IL
Toledo-Wheeling, WV & Steubenville, OH
Cleveland-Zanesville, OH
Sandusky, OH-East Peoria, IL via Lima, OH
Indianapolis-Michigan City, IN
Fort Wayne-Connersville & Rushville, IN
Norwalk-Huron, OH
Cleveland-Wellington, OH

Passenger trains of note:

Blue Arrow (Cleveland-St. Louis)
Blue Dart (St. Louis-Cleveland)
City of Chicago (Buffalo-Chicago)
City of Cleveland (Chicago-Buffalo)
Commercial Traveler (Toledo-St. Louis)
New Yorker (Chicago-Buffalo)
Nickel Plate Limited (Chicago-Buffalo)
Westerner (Buffalo-Chicago)


Enjoy! [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 4:32 PM
G'day!

Some pix to check out!

Click to enlarge!

VIA Rail’s “Ocean” and Revelstoke Park Car at Central Station, Montreal, QC, Canada


Eastbound “Ocean” and Chateau Argenson Bedroom Car at Moncton, NB


Eastbound “Ocean” and Revelstoke Park Car at Moncton


Eastbound “Ocean” and Tom & Revelstoke Park Car at Moncton


Eastbound “Ocean” at Moncton


Eastbound “Ocean” and Kent Dining Car w/Eddie the Attendant at Moncton


Eastbound “Ocean” ready for departure at Moncton


Between Moncton and Sackville, NB


Enjoy!

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Posted by passengerfan on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 8:47 PM
Lars Loved those Santa Fe Domes. Their were six of them numbered 500-505 delivered by Pullman Standard in December 1950 and assigned to the SUPER CHIEF . These cars had the famous Turquiose Room private dining room ( served many of Hollywoods leading stars) and the only short domes with only sixteen seats in the dome. The domes also had the only swivel seats in a dome and rear facing seat pairs as well. They were originally to have carried names but spent their entire Santa Fe careers with the numbers only. Several today in private ownership now have the intended names applied. The names were to have been PLAZA ACOMA, PLAZA LAGUNA, PLAZA LAMY, PLAZA SANTA FE, PLAZA TAOS and PLAZA ZUNI. These were the only dome cars ever assigned to the SUPER CHIEFS and they also went onto interesting careers with AMTRAK.

Tom enjoyed the VIA Rail Canada pix as well never seem to tire of them.

As to your post on the NKP never got to ride their trains but did ride on one of their cars the 150 CITY OF CLEVELAND (5 Double Bedroom Buffet Cafe Lounge Car) when it was on lease to Canadian National. The CNR operated the car in the CAVALIER the overnight trains between Toronto and Montreal. Both the 150 CITY OF CLEVELAND and 151 CITY OF CHICAGO were leased to the CNR for at least one year that I know of. Most of the stainless steel equipment leased by CNR operated in the CAVALIER the overnight Toronto - Montreal trains as they could be freely mixed with other equipment and few would see it with Black and white cars and Stainless steel running in the same consists.

TTFN AL
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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 8:58 PM
Evenin' Al

Once again, just like a moth to a flame, eh[?][swg]

By the by, the first 5 Santa Fe domes were provided by moi!

My guess is you must have a veritable mountain of notes to draw from in order to compile the info you provide. Fantastic - and I know it ain' just memory![swg]

Today, with laptops and more leading edge technology than one can shake a stick at, recording events, facts, and the like will be far easier to do and to recall.

Appreciate your continuing support and enjoyment of this thread![tup]

Tom[4:-)] [oX)]
Happy Railroading! Siberianmo
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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:56 AM
Good Morning!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #44

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the Southern Pacific (SP) from a 1949 advertisement in my personal collection.

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Come to Arizona on the swift “Golden State”

– the only streamliner direct to Tucson, Phoenix, Palm Springs

Smooth-riding, luxurious – Southern Pacific-Rock Island’s fast Golden State from Chicago via El Paso and Douglas is the only streamliner direct to Southern Arizon’a resort country and Palm Springs Pullman and reclining chair car. Moderate extra fare.

Try this famous train on your next trip to Arizona or California.

Through Pullmans from New York and St. Louis,

P.S. Don’t forget that our Sunset Limited (New Orleans-Los Angeles) also goes direct to Southern Arizona and Palm Springs.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S*P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . The friendly Southern Pacific . . . .


Enjoy! [tup]

Tom [4:-)][oX)]
Happy Railroading! Siberianmo

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