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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, October 8, 2006 8:54 AM

G'day!

Sunday - a day of rest! Enjoy some nostalgia from earlier pages . . .

G’day All!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #25

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the Santa Fe (AT&SF) from a 1952 advertisement in my personal collection.
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. . . . . . . . . . a trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . you’ll always . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . The comfortable way to see . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . the most colorful part of America . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . is on anyone of Santa Fe’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . five famous trains between . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . Chicago and California – through . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . the Southwest Indian Country . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Super Chief – Chief – El Capitan – Grand Canyon – California Ltd.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Posted by passengerfan on Sunday, October 8, 2006 11:25 AM

Was fortunate enough to ride many of the AT&SF trains and everything they say about the Super Chief is correct and then some. The AT&SF train I rode most frequently was the San Diegans and the weekend trains were always crowded. I understand the Surfliners experience the same crowds today Have not had the pleasure of riding those yet. The San Joaquins are popular where I reside and with this summers gas price increases saw passenger increases on these Valley trains. Many days now the connecting Bakersfield - Las Vegas bus operated by Amtrak is sometimes two even three buses. Rumors are that if the service keeps expanding they will have to look at through train service once again, but UP doesn't want any more traffic over Tehachepi or between Barstow and Vegas. seems like it will be another fight to expand service with the UP.

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Posted by LoveDomes on Sunday, October 8, 2006 5:02 PM

G'day Cap'n Tom!

Just thought I'd drop these off B4 heading home from the bar . . . .

 

 

 

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, October 9, 2006 8:11 AM

G'day!

A new week - a new nostalgia piece from earlier pages!

 

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #26

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the Chicago, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) from an advertisement in Classic American Trains
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”Gee, Daddy, they had a private car just for us ladies.”

That’s right, young lady. There is a combination Touralux-coach, with 8 berth sections and 24 reserved coach seats exclusively for women and children on The Milwaukee Roads OLMYPIAN HIAWATHA.

The tastefully decorated Touralux sleeping cars have individually lighted and air conditioned berths. Yet berth cost and fare on a round trip between Chicago and Seattle is about $37 less than in standard sleepers.

You can travel in comfortable, reclining chair coaches . . . for less than 2 cents a mile . . . round trip between Chicago and Seattle only $76.20 plus tax.

While the OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA offers these unique advantages for the thrifty, it also provides de luxe Pullman accommodations. No matter what your choice, you enjoy fine food, friendly service and a fast schedule of 45 hours between Chicago and the Pacific north coast over a gloriously scenic route.

You can go to California via Seattle-Tacoma at little or no added rail fare. Ask your local railroad agent, or write: F. N. Hicks, Passenger Traffic Manager, 708 Union Station, Chicago 6, Illinois.

. . . . . . . . . .OLYMPIAN Hiawatha
. . . . . . . . . . . . Daily service between
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CHICAGO-MILWAUKEE-TWIN CITIES –MILES CITY-BUTTE-SPOKANE-SEATTLE-TACOMA

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad – THE MILWAUKEE ROAD


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Posted by LoveDomes on Monday, October 9, 2006 2:46 PM

G'day Cap'n Tom!

My lonely contribution to your efforts . . .

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
logo

Reporting marks MILW
Locale Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin
Dates of operation 18471985
Track gauge ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters

Chicago

 

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:44 AM

G'day!

Had a notion that yesterday's nostalgia would have brought out some interaction from other than our earstwhile supporter, Lars. Hmmmmmm

Here's one from earlier pages on a road that Lars prefers!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #27

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check this advertisement out (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956)

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Something new for veteran travelers THROUGH SEPT. 29TH

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

For a limited time only
AEROTRAIN CLEVELAND-CHICAGO

This much-talked about, lightweight train offers a new experience in travel – provides fast, conveniently scheduled coach service between Cleveland and Chicago . . . with many attractive New York Central features.

* Hostess service
* Seat service for light meals from a rolling buffet
* Separate bar car
* Air cooled
* Reclining contour seats

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Standard Time) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Train #201 – Lv. Cleveland 6:35 AM – Ar. Chicago 12:15 PM
Train #200 – Lv. Chicago 4:00 Pm – Ar. Cleveland 10:45 PM
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Also serving 12 cities in between . . . . . . . . . .



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Posted by LoveDomes on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:00 PM

G'day Cap'n Tom!

Just us'ns over here on the "dead thread" . . . . seems like a contest of sorts, if you keep going, so will I! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

Ok - something on the Aerotrain . . .

Used under Fair Use provisions . . . . source: Wikipedia.com

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:34 AM

G'day!

Another New York Central nostalgia Post from earlier pages . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #28

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check this advertisement out (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956)

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Extra service at no extra fare!

Route your passengers on the Central’s newest train

OHIO XPLORER CLEVELAND-CINCINNATI

Built for the Central by Pullman-Standard, the beautiful, lightweight all-coach Xplorer brings a new look to American railroading. Travelers will appreciate being introduced to this train and its convenient schedule.

*Hostess service
*Seat service for light meals from a rolling buffet
*Air cooled
*Reclining contour seats
*Separate bar-lounge car

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Standard Time) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Train #421 – Lv. Cleveland 6:45 AM – Ar. Cincinnati 12:15 PM
Train #422 – Lv. Cincinnati 1:45 PM – Ar Cleveland 7:15 PM
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Also serving 8 cities in between . . . . . . . . . .

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



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Posted by LoveDomes on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:24 PM
G'day Cap'n Tom!

A rainy day here in the "big city" - a plane crash - baseball washout - what else Question [?] Thumbs Down [tdn]

So, another NY Central, huh Question [?]

The XPLORER if I recall, was a rather failed effort. The train wound up being towed more times than not and just couldn't "cut it."

Check out these Urls:

http://ohiorr.railfan.net/images/x21.jpg

http://ohiorr.railfan.net/images/x11.jpg

http://ohiorr.railfan.net/images/x01.jpg

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:35 AM

G'day!

Continuing along with some nostalgia from earlier pages . . . .

 

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #29

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check out this advertisement regarding the Canadian Pacific from 1950:
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. . . . . . . . . . 18 vacation delights seeing . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . EAST-to-West Canada
. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . Value-minded travelers go Canadian Pacific! . . . . . . . . . .

Want your vacation sunny and salty? With family fun?

1. It’s waiting in down-east Nova Scotia at the Digby Pines, a picturesque hotel and cottage colony. 2. Your comfort’s in the good care of Canadian Pacific. 3. Like “another world” city? See Old Québec. 4. Ride in a Calèche. 5. Shop winding streets. 6.Visit Ste. Anne de Beaupré, 7. Or Isle d'Orléans! 8. Relax gaily at Canadian Pacific’s great Château Frontenac! 9. Onward! By Canadian Pacific train, notred for food and service. 10. Stop in gay Montréal, queenly Ottawa or colorful Toronto. 11. But stay and Play in Ontario’s lake-and-woods country! 12.Westward! Along the scene north shore of Lake Superior and across rolling prairies. 13. Then through the sky-high Canadian Rockies try Canadian Pacific Diesel train! 14 Stop at Banff Springs and Lake Louise and see unparalleled beauty! 15. Roll on by Canadian Pacific through Evergreen scenery. 16. Visit Victoria and reel in roses! 17. Stay there the Empress set in famous gardens! 18. Golf, swimming, sailing, fishing . . . take your choice!

Ask your travel agent about a world of service: To Europe by White Empress ships. Two Canadian Pacific air routes; to the Far East, or New Zealand and Australia. Across Canada, 19 fine hotels and resorts.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
See your local agent or Canadian Pacific in principal cities in U.S. and Canada


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Posted by LoveDomes on Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:21 PM
G'day Cap'n Tom!

Once again, a morgue 'round here . . . but, I'll continue along! Thumbs Up [tup]





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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, October 13, 2006 8:22 AM

G'day!

One more on the CP from the nostalgia files . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #30

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check out this advertisement regarding the Canadian Pacific from 1950:
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. . . . . . . . . . Let yourself go! . . . . . . . . . .
See big beautiful CANADA in armchair ease

Salty vacation? It’s at The Algonquin, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick . . . . 2 seaside golf courses, swimming, sailing. Or across Bay of Fundy waits The Digby Pines, at Digby, Nova Scotia – heaps of family fun! Either place, you’re in the good carte of Canadian Pacific.

Like “another world” city? See friendly Old Québec. Ride in a Calèche. Shop winding streets. Visit Ste. Anne de Beaupré or isle d'Orléans! Relax gaily in luxury at Canadian Pacific’s great Château Frontenac!

All the talk’s about Canada – land of vacations unlimited! See it from the Atlantic to the Pacific – by Canadian Pacific train with picture-window views. Enjoy real hospitality at fine Canadian Pacific hotels.

See the skyscraper Canadian Rockies – by Canadian Pacific, Diesel train. Stop over at Banff and Lake Louise, the area for breeze-swept Victoria, British Columbia – stay at the famous Empress Hotel. Revel in the roses. Go sightseeing, shopping. Sporty golf courses . . . swim in Crystal Garden, world’s largest enclosed sea pool. Enjoy climate like springtime all year ‘round.

Ask your own agent about fast Empress airliners to the Far East, New Zealand and Australia . . . cruise by “Princess” to Alaska . . . sail to Europe in White Empress style.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . Canada is news! See it by Canadian Pacific. . . . . . . . . . .


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Posted by LoveDomes on Friday, October 13, 2006 4:21 PM

G'day Cap'n Tom!

Still with it, huhQuestion [?] Ok, here's my submission . . .

Passenger trains

Until the end of World War II, the train was the primary mode of long-distance transportation in Canada. Among the many types of people who rode CPR trains were new immigrants heading for the prairies, troops heading to war (especially during the two World Wars) and upper class tourists. It also custom-built many of its passenger cars at its Angus Shops so as to be able to meet the demands of the upper class. The CPR also had a line of Great Lakes ships integrated into is transcontinental service. From 1885 until 1912, these ships linked Owen Sound on Georgian Bay to Fort William. After 1912, these ships, the Assiniboia, Keewatin and Manitoba, were headquartered in Port McNicol, ON. Travellers went by train from Toronto to Georgian Bay, then travelled by ship to link with The Canadian and The Dominion at the Canadian Lakehead. After World War II, the trains and ships carried automobiles as well as passengers. The service was discontinued in 1965.

After World War II, passenger traffic declined as automobiles and aeroplanes became more common, but the CPR continued to innovate in an attempt to keep ridership up. On November 9, 1953, the CPR introduced Budd Rail Diesel Cars, called "Dayliners" by the CPR, on some of its branch lines. On April 24, 1955, the CPR introduced a new luxury transcontinental passenger train, The Canadian. The train provided service between Vancouver and Toronto or Montreal (east of Sudbury, the train was in two sections). The train was pulled by diesel locomotives, and used new, streamlined, stainless steel rolling stock.

Starting in the 1960s, however, the railway started to discontinue much of its passenger service, particularly on its branch lines. For example, passenger service ended on its line through southern British Columbia and Crowsnest Pass in January 1964, and on its Quebec Central in April 1967, and the transcontinental train The Dominion was dropped in January 1966. On October 29, 1978, CP Rail transferred its passenger services to VIA Rail, a new federal Crown corporation that was now responsible for intercity passenger services in Canada.

In addition to inter-city passenger services, the CPR also provided commuter rail services in Montreal. CP Rail introduced Canada's first bi-level passenger cars here in 1970. On October 1, 1982, the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission (MUCTC) assumed responsibility for the commuter services previously provided by CP Rail.

from Wikipedia.com

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:06 AM

G'day!

Something different from our pages of nostalgia . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #31

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check out this advertisement regarding the Pullman Company from 1950:



The carefree distance between two points

Travel by Pullman is more than just a trip! It is a carefree vacation . . . relaxing overnight travel that leaves you rested and refreshed when you arrive! No highway worries . . . no driving tensions. Just sit back and enjoy Pullman’s many travel extras – the immaculate, king-size beds . . . the privacy . . .. the freshly-cooked meals . . . the refreshments and pleasant conversation in the friendly club car. Next trip, travel the carefree way . . . by Pullman! You’ll be as safe as you are in your own home!

Complete privacy! Every Pullman room accommodation has its own toilet facilities. Individually controlled heat and air-conditioning let you choose your own travel “climate” . . . and the many courteous extra services of Pullman are yours at the touch of a button.

Your local Ticket Agent will help:
1. Provide information on routes and fares.
2. Plan your stopovers.
3. Furnish your railroad Pullman tickets.
4. Reserve a “rent-a-car” at your destination.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pullman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . means comfort, safety, privacy and sleep . . . . .


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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, October 14, 2006 3:47 PM

Good afternoon Tom, still creeping alon here as well I see. Oh well I suppose that we could all be doing far worse things with our timeWink [;)]Here's a Canadian passenger bit to keep things up front and centre around here as well.

 

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, October 15, 2006 11:43 AM

G'day!

Something different from Rob - appreciate your taking the time to drop one over here! Thumbs Up [tup]

Continuing along with the nostalgia from earlier pages . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #32


Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check out this advertisement regarding the Pullman Company from 1950:

. . . . . . . . . . The carefree way to travel today! . . . . . . . . . .
Whether you travel for business or pleasure . . . alone or with others . . . you’re taking more than a trip when you go by Pullman. You’re enjoying a relaxing change of pace that releases you from the cares and routine of the day. For Pullman is as comfortable and accommodating as the finest hotel. No other form of travel offers so many important extras – the immaculate, king-size beds . . . the privacy . . . the freshly cooked meals . . . the refreshments and pleasant conversation in the friendly club car. Whenever . . . wherever you go . . . travel by Pullman. You’ll be as safe as you are in your own home!

Your local Ticket Agent will help:
1. Provide information on routes and fares. 2. Plan your stopovers. 3. Furnish your railroad Pullman tickets. 4. Reserve a “rent-a-car” at your destination.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pullman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . means comfort, safety, privacy and sleep . . . . .


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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, October 16, 2006 7:19 AM

G'day!

Another nostalgia from earlier pages to kick off the new work week! Thumbs Up [tup]

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #33

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check this out (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956)



. . . . . . . . . . Roomettes Now Available On . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . The “WINNIPEGGER”

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BETWEEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ST. PAUL – MINNEAPOLIS – and WINNIPEG

For the Best Meals on Wheels and Complete Beverage Service

. . . . . . . . . . In the Soo Line Dining-Club Lounge Car . . . . . . . . . .

Roomettes, Bedrooms, Bedroom Suites and Open Sections.

. . . . . . . . . . Clean Comfortable Coaches . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Restful Individual Reclining Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Equipment Air-conditioned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORTHBOUND. . . . .(Daily – Central Standard Time). . . . .SOUTHBOUND

Lve. ST. PAUL . . . . . . . . . . 7 45 PM . . . . . . . Lve. WINNIPEG . . . . . . . . . . 7 10 PM
Lve. MINNEAPOLIS . . . . . . 8 40 PM . . . . . . . Lve. THIEF RIVER FALLS . . 11 25 PM
Arr. THIEF RIVER FALLS . . 3 55 AM . . . . . . . Arr. MINNEAPOLIS . . . . . . . . 7 15 AM
Arr. WINNIPEG . . . . . . . . . . 8 15 AM . . . . . . . Arr. ST. PAUL . . . . . . . . . . . 8 00 AM


The Milwaukee Rd. Hiawatha leaving Chicago 100 p.m., arriving St. Paul 7 15 p.m, Minneapolis 7 45 p.m., and C.B.&Q. No. 25 leaving Chicago 11 30 a.m., arriving St. Paul 6 15 p.m., connect with the Soo Line Winnipeger for Winnipeg and Western Canada.

Southbound “Winnipeger” makes convenient connections with morning “Hiawatha” and “Zephyr” and other important early morning trains from St. Paul to points East and South.


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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, October 16, 2006 9:58 AM

Morning Tom, some interesting bits from you the last couple of days. Thumbs Up [tup] Ah the jointly run trains of old eh Question [?] I've seen a few wonderfull shots of that train as captured by Nick Morant over his years as the CPR's official photographer.As promised over at the bar, you had asked for a few traction shots to be shared here so here's a small sampling to keep things moving over here as well.

Our Museum's Toronto Railway Company open car 327 back in Toronto in the summer of 2003 for the 80th aniversary festivities of the TTC. The car is in the parade line at Queen and Bay in this shot.

A favourite shot of mine. A rainy day at the museum. With us  ( the crew ) taling shelter inside barn # 2.Outside you can see, Oshawa line car 45 and Montreal and Southern Counties 107 getting washed ( for free )

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Posted by BudKarr on Monday, October 16, 2006 12:17 PM

Good Morning Captain Tom!

Just stopped by to lend a degree of support to you and this thread. We have had a difficult time logging on since last week - and finally managed to get through this morning. More fun than one is entitled to, eh Question [?]

Nice traction, Rob! And of course, your continuing efforts here are appreciated, Captain Tom!

Has anyone other than I noticed that this thread has been "trashed" by someone who has never posted here??? Wonder what that is all about and WHY Kalmbach lets it go on???

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:27 AM

G'day!

Good to see ya back with us, Rob 'n BK!  Fine selection of traction from Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

And yes, I took note - what can you say Question [?] As long as these Forums have no method to maintain control or to establish a way to "purge" the insulting . . . this is what happens. Thumbs Down [tdn]

Another from earlier pages of nostalgia . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #34

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the BURLINGTON ROUTE in a 1949 advertisement from my private collection:

. . . . . VISIT Colorful Colorado! . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . Land of a Million Thrills! . . . . . . . . . .

* No vacation empire in all the world offers you more variety – more sheer enjoyment! Mile-high Denver and its mountain parks . . . picturesque Colorado Springs and pikes Peak region . . . the grandeur of Rock Mountain National-Estes Park . . . the friendly Dude Ranches. Ride or hike! Fish or golf! Go sightseeing or just be lazy! Whatever you choose, Colorado gives you extra pleasure!

. . . . . For Speed, Comfort, Pleasure . . . Go Burlington! . . . . .

* Choose between two famous diesel-powered streamlined trains - the DENVER ZEPHYR, overnight every night from Chicago to Colorado . . . or the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR, with its entrancing Vista-Domes. Extra speed, extra luxury . . . but no extra fare!

BURLINGTON’S 100th ANNNIVERSARY * 1849-1949
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Way of the Zephyrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

. . . . . VISIT THE CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR JUNE 25 – OCT 2 . . . . .


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Posted by LoveDomes on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:37 AM

G'day Cap'n Tom,

Adding my support to this thread AND also wanted you to know that I sent off an e-mail to the administrator of these forums about that situation being discussed. Shouldn't be allowed at all. Thumbs Down [tdn]

Have had a real Dickens of a time trying to log on since last week - got "in" over the weekend, but everything went "nuts" - shut 'er down after that. Don't get it . . .

Check the bar - I've dropped off my submission for today's "Theme for the Day!"

Thought I had some "stuff" on the Burlington Route - but guessed wrong! Sorry - spent my online time putting together my post for the bar. Priorities, man, priorities! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

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Posted by BudKarr on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:55 PM

Good Afternoon Captain Tom!

A little something to add to the nostaliga for the day!

 

Headquarters:  Chicago, IL

 

Mileage:  1950: 10,664

 

Locomotives in 1963:

 

Diesel: 803

Electric: 93

 

Rolling stock in 1963:

 

Freight cars: 42.325

Passenger: 588

 

Principal routes in 1950:

 

Chicago-Minneapolis via Milwaukee and Columbus, WI

New Lisbon-Woodruff, WI

Minneapolis-Seattle & Tacoma via Spokane, WA

Minneapolis & St. Paul-Calmar, IA via Austin, MN

La Crescent, MN-Wessington Springs, SD

Rondout, IL (Chicago)-Madison, WI

Watertown, WI-Rapid City, SD

Chicago-Omaha

Manilla, IA-Sioux Falls, SD

Marion-Ottumwa, IA

Sturtevant, WI-Kansas City

La Crosse, WI-Sabula, IA

Des Moines-Spencer, IA

Chicago-Terre Haute, IN

Milwaukee-Ontonagon, MI via Green Bay, WI

 

Passenger trains of note:

 

Afternoon Hiawatha (Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul & Minneapolis)

Arrow (Chicago-Omaha & Sioux Falls)

Chippewa-Hiawatha (Chicago-Channing, MI)

Copper Country Limited (Chicago-Green Bay-Calumet, MI jointly with DSS&A railroad)

Midwest Hiawatha (Chicago-Omaha & Sioux Falls)

Morning Hiawatha (Chicago-Milwaukee-Minneapolis)

Olympian (Chicago-Twin Cities-Seattle & Tacoma)

Olympian Hiawatha (Chicago-Twin Cities-Seattle U& Tacoma; replaced Olympian)

Pioneer Limited (Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul & Minneapolis)

Sioux (Chicago-Madison-Rapid City, SD)

Southwest Limited (Milwaukee & Chicago-Kansas City

Tomahawk (Chicago-Minocqua, WI)

Varsity (Chicago-Madison)

 

Of note: From 1955-1971, Milwaukee Road operated the Chicago-Omaha segment of UP’s “Overland” streamliners including the City of Denver, City of Portland, City of Los Angeles, City of San Francisco and the Challenger.

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 8:07 AM

G'day!

Thanx BK for that submission on the Milwaukee Road! Thumbs Up [tup] Good to see ya, Lars! Thumbs Up [tup]

Another from earlier pages of nostalgia . . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #35

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check this out (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956

 


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Mountaineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Famous Train through the CANADIAN ROCKIES

THIS YEAR will operate Daily June 29 thru August 28 between

ST. PAUL – MINNEAPOLIS

. . . . . . . . . . AND THE . . . . . . . . . .

NORTH PACIFIC COAST

Via Soo Line St. Paul-Portal. . . . . . . . . . . Can. Pac. Ry. Portal-Vancouver.

Through Standard Sleeping Cars offering Drawing-room, Compartment, Bedrooms, Roomette and Open Section accommodations, also excellent Dining Car Service.

Note – The Mountaineer is Diesel Electric Powered between ST. PAUL, MINN., and Portal, N.D. and in the Mountains.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . From ST. PAUL June 29 thru Auust 28.
Exmpl . down . . . From VANCOUVER July 2 thru August 31 . . up . . . Exmpl

Sat . . . 9 40 PM .lv St. Paul (C.T.) . . . . . . (Soo Line) . . . . . . . .ar 7:15 AM Sat
“ . . . . 1025 PM lv Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . (Soo Line) . . . . . . . .ar 6 30 AM “
Mon . . 7 15 AM ar Calgary (M.T.) . . . . . . . (Can. Pac.). . . . . . . lv 7 20 PM Thu
“ . . . . 10 30 AM ar Banff . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Can. Pac.) . . . . . . . lv 4 35 PM “
“ . . . . 11 45 AM ar Lake Louise . . . . . . . . .(Can. Pac.) . . . . . . lv 2 40 PM “
“ . . . . 12 55 PM ar Field (M.T.) . . . . . . . . . (Can. Pac.) . . . . . . lv 1 30 PM “
Tue . . . 7 50 AM ar Vancouver (P.T.) . . . . . (Can. Pac.) . . . . . . lv 6 30 PM Wed
“ . . . . 10 00 AM lv Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . (C.P.S.S.) . . . . . . . ar 5 25 PM “
“ . . . . 2 15 PM ar Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . .(C.P.S.S.) . . . . . . . lv 1 10 PM “
“ . . . . 9 00 PM ar Seattle (P.T.) . . . . . . . . .(C.P.S.S.) . . . . . . . lv 8 00 AM “

C.T. – Central time; M.T. – Mountain Time; P.T. – Pacific Time


Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:01 AM

G'day!

More nostalgia from earlier pages - last one for awhile . . .

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #36

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check this out (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956)




. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE LAKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . CHICAGO – DULUTH – SUPERIOR . . . . .

. . . . . On the Following Fast and Convenient Schedule: . . . . .

NORTHBOUND . . . . . (Daily – Central Standard Time) . . . . . SOUTHBOUND

Lve. CHICAGO . . . . . . . . . . 6 30 PM . . . . . . . . . . Lve. DULUTH . . . . . . . 7 30 PM
Lve. WAUKESHA . . . . . . . . 9 20 PM . . . . . . . . . . Lve. SUPERIOR. . . . . . 8 00 PM
Arr. SUPERIOR . . . . . . . . . .7 48 AM . . . . . . . . . . Arr. WAUKESHA . . . . . 5 40 AM
Arr. DULUTH. . . . . . . . . . . . 8 15 AM . . . . . . . . . . Arr. CHICAGO. . . . . . . .8 15 AM

FEATURES – Pullman Sleepers offering a variety of private rooms (Bedrooms, Bedroom Suites and Roomettes) and open sections.

Dining – Club – Lounge – Complete Beverage Service and the Best Meals on Wheels.



Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by BudKarr on Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:21 PM
Good Morning Captain Tom!

The Soo - not one I have heard about lately - check this out:


from: www.wikipedia.com - photo: Sean Lamb - authority to use: Creative Commons

Enjoy your trip! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, October 20, 2006 8:20 AM

G'day!

A change in plans  - so, let's continue with the nostalgia from earlier pages for a few more days.

Thanx for the Pix, BK! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #37

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check this out (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956

 
. . . . . . . . . . surround them with scenery! . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . sell EAGLE Dome Coaches . . . . .

Your Travel Patrons will enjoy thrilling Dome Coaches on these great trains!

*The TEXAS EAGLES overnight between St. Louis, Memphis and the principal cities of Texas. Through sleeping cars between Chicago, New York, Washington and Texas. Planetarium-dome coaches between St. Louis and Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. Direct connections at Laredo with new streamlined AZTEC EAGLE to Mexico City.

*The COLORADO EAGLE between St. Louis, Kansas City, Wichita and Colorado. Planetarium-dome coaches between St. Louis and Denver.

*The MISSOURI RIVER EAGLE between St. Louis and Kansas City, St. Joseph, Lincoln, Omaha. Planetarium-dome coaches between St. Louis and Omaha.

. . . . . . . . . . R. J. McDermott . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . General Passenger Traffic Mgr. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 1601 Missouri Pacific Bldg. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . St. Louis 3, Mo. . . . . . . . . . .

MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES Route of the Eagles


Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by BudKarr on Friday, October 20, 2006 12:03 PM
Good Morning Captain Tom!

Yes, the Missouri Pacific "Eagles" - trains of distinction from the days gone by.


 
Reporting marks MP
Locale Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
Dates of operation 18491982
Successor line Union Pacific
Track gauge ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri

from www.Wikipedia.com


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Posted by LoveDomes on Friday, October 20, 2006 4:30 PM

G'day Cap'n Tom!

Missouri Pacific - good choice for nostalgia . . . check this out . . .

MoPac Magazine 1952

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, October 20, 2006 11:46 PM

Good evening gents, nice nostalgia pieces from all three of you the last couple of days ( daze ) I don't have anything horribly pertinant to add to them so I'll drop of a couple before 'n' after traction shots for you all to enjoy.BTW in my opinion that trashing was certainly uncalled for. Small mindsSad [:(]

To shots 30 years apart. First shot has small Witt 2786 in service in Toronto in 1955 Al Patterson Photo from the OERHA collection

Second shot is of small Witt 2786 at the OERHA's HCRY museum in the summer of 1985 My wife snapped this shot .

This second set while not the same car shows one of the TTC's ex Toronto Railway Companies once numerous home built double trucked TR cars in service. Shot from My wifes dad's collection. The second shot is the museum's TR car 1326 ( last of it's breed ) on it's 95th birthday in september of 2005 on one of it's rare operations at the museum.

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, October 21, 2006 9:38 AM

G'day!

Thanx BK, Lars 'n Rob for your contributions! Great looking traction from trolleyboy! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

About the only thing I can recommend is to communicate any and all thoughts about the 'trashing' to the Forum's Adminstrator. There doesn't seem to be a way to have these things removed and that certainly should be looked into. Thumbs Down [tdn]

Now for some continuing nostaglia from earlier pages!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #38

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the New York Central (NYC) in a 1948 advertisement from my private collection:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World Premiere! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
the New 20th Century Limited

. . . . . . . . . . First of New York Central’s new Dreamliner Fleet . . . . . . . . . .

NEW Lookout Lounge – Modern setting for the club-like availability that’s long been a Century tradition.

Newfrom its streamlined Diesel to its raised “Lookout Lounge” . . .

New King-Size Diner – So spacious it needs a separate kitchen car! Smart designing gives each table privacy plus a perfect outlook. There’s a festive feel about the Century’s dinner lounge and a sense of being served with distinction.

New 1948 Century Rooms – Whether you travel in a roomette, a bedroom or with a party in a suite, you can work, or relax in air-conditioned privacy by day – then sleep the miles away by night on Central’s smooth Water Level Route.

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

. . . . . BETWEEN THE HEART OF CHICAGO AND THE HEART OF NEW YORK . . . . .
Vacation overnight aboard the new Century. Arrive refreshed – with no business time lost.

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


Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

Tom Captain [4:-)]Pirate [oX)]

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