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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, January 14, 2008 10:56 PM

Good evening again guys , bit boared tonight so I was playing with the scanner and some old photo's found a couple good ones so here's one for everyone's purusal.

An NS&T interurban car preparing to cross the Welland canal bridge #1 at Port Weller.This line was run by the NS&T line as a mostly freight branch as they moved slab steel and large bulky items to the Port Weller dry docks which are just on the other side of the bridge, the passenger casr carried the workers to and from the plant. From the OERHA collection not sure of the picture taker however.

enjoy

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:26 AM

G'day!

Nice continuing effort from our Assistant Manager at the bar! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg] Thanx, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's a sample of our "non-theme" at "Our" Place for this Tuesday . . .

 

KCS Southern Belle at KCity's Union Station <personal foto>

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 11:40 AM

Nice shot Tom , if you didn't know better it looks like it's about to board and leave the station Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's another new one for today.

The CPR 444 Jubilee at the Delson Museum

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:07 PM

Hello gents just me again with another tidbit for everyone to enjoy.

A 1958 shot from the archeives interurban 620 of the NS&T upbound on Geneva Street in St Catharines about to turn onto St Paul street where it will pass in front of the Hobby Shop still in business today !

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Posted by LoveDomes on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:31 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

And the trolleyMAN continues along with some "gudstuff"! Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's something from today's offering ovAH at Da BAH! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 2:04 PM

G'day!

Good to see Rob 'n Lars over here . . . but far better at the bar! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

One for mid-week . . .

 

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 2:36 PM

A couple fine pics from the Captain [4:-)] and first mate ! 5xThumbs Up [tup]

here's another NS&T shot from the Oerha archieves.Shot taker unknown

A shot from St Catharines yard.

enjoy

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:40 PM

Here's another one for all to enjoy.

One Fergie might enjoy so I'll post it at the bar on saturday. a Birney that is ex TTC shown in Halifax streetcar colours , I think it's on the spurthat would have run by Halifax's main train station.

enjoy

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Posted by Trainmaster.Curt on Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:24 AM

I love interrurbans, too bad i never grew up in the 40's, we used to have one that wen't to Selkirk, Man to Winnipeg, but i heard the Grand River Railway and Lake Erie & Northern were special.

These were the good ol' days, now all we have is polluting automobiles! My granparents told me many stories of how good the electric streetcars were, we should've followed Toronto, but i guess we chose to not give our people any alternative and have auto only transportation, hopefully we will get a mayor who cares about it's people and make an electric LRT system, which we need in the 21st century to move ahead, not bus rapid transit!

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Posted by LoveDomes on Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:23 PM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Two Canadians speaking at once - can't get a woId in edgewise! <grin> Good to see the activity . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's one from my post ovAH at the bAH this day . . .

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:20 PM

Nice to see western traction from Kurt Thumbs Up [tup] Too bad, Winnipeg had a wonderfull system and built ther own cars much like the earlier Toronto lines did. Nice covah from Lars as well.Some old western CP diesel power.

C-liners switching the Cominco refinery in BC 1972 ( from a post card )

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, January 18, 2008 8:20 AM

G'day!

CONGRATS to trolleyMAN Rob for making the 2,500th Post on this lonely Thread . . . Wow!! [wow] Bow [bow] Thumbs Up [tup]

As a 'feeder' for "Our" Place, this site isn't doing that well - HOWEVER, we're holding our own insofar as Pix-Posting of the Classics is concerned. Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

Mine for this Friday . . . .

 

Rock Island AeroTrain - One of two built in 1955, each trainset comprised a futuristic locomotive along with 10 cars to accommodate about 400 passengers. Designed by GM this projected low-cost train was tested by the New York Central, Pennsylvania and Union Pacific railroads and demonstrated to many others. None were ordered. The AeroTrains were sold to the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (Rock Island) in 1958 for suurban use between Chicago and Joliet, IL. In less than a decade they were discontinued. <paraphrased from literature purchased at the StL Museum of Transportation - Kirkwood, MO>

 

 

 

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, January 18, 2008 11:00 AM

G'day!

And ANOTHER for no good reason other than to keep "my" Threads together! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

Wabash 3573 2-6-0 Mogul. Built in Rhode Island - 1899. Last steam on the Wabash.

<personal foto> taken at the StL Museum of Transportation - Kirkwood, MO

 

 

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Posted by pwolfe on Friday, January 18, 2008 3:29 PM

Hi Tom

Great photos on the site .

A couple of photos.

 A German class 52 and 44 working a scheduled frieght service  as part of a Festival last October.

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A photo I had to put in, it would be a better man than me to tell that this photo was not taken 50 years ago instead of last October on the Llangolen Railway in Wales .

These photos were taken by my friend Alan and I will post some more at the bar tomorrow.

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, January 19, 2008 12:25 PM

G'day!

What HO! A visit from our friend the Wolfman! Wow!! [wow] Nice offerings, Mate - thanx! Thumbs Up [tup]

Something for this frigid Saturday here in mid-continent USA!

 

RR Magazine - 1944 - Electrification

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:10 PM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Wow!! [wow] Wolfman Pete has been ovAH here from Da BAH! Wow!! [wow]

Good stuff, mate! Thumbs Up [tup]

Always like those old magazine covAHs from Da Bossman too! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

One for this Saturday . . .

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, January 19, 2008 9:33 PM

Evening gents , I'm humbled to haev made the big numbah 2500. Some great pics n covers from everyone , nice to see the Wolfman pop by with some europsteam as well Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's another new old one for you folks.

An MLW S13 switching the Vancouver docks in the mid eighties.

enjoy

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:00 PM

G'day!

Some good stuff continues from Lars 'n Rob! Thumbs Up [tup] Always liked the BC Rail livery . . .

 

Here's my rare Sunday offering . . .

Amtrak GG1 at the StL Museum of Transportation <Kirkwood, MO>

<Personal foto>

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Monday, January 21, 2008 10:37 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

What a Gawd-awful lookin' GG-1 in that Amtrak livery! <ugh> <triple ugh> <geesh> An such a magnificent beast when with the PRR, huh Question [?]

 

Anyway, here's one for this Monday . . . .

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, January 21, 2008 10:48 AM

Morning folks <eew> I don't know what Amtrak was thinking. You would think that they would have made some speacial arrangement as to the painting of the GG1's while they employed them, well at least they used them, and kept them running that much longer . that's something any way. and a fine westcoast book from daLarsman!

 I don't know Tom I've always prefered the double green of the BC rail , mind you even when they were orange and orange and green as the PGE they always had a pleasing paint scheme.Here's today's. Some souith of the boarder traction action Thumbs Up [tup]

A Peter Witt type in the last days of their usage on Detroits once extensive streetcar system.

enjoy

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, January 21, 2008 2:13 PM

G'day!

Lars 'n Rob on this holiday Monday in mid-continent USA . . . good to see ya both here 'n at the bar. Thumbs Up [tup]

Guess I like that BC Rail paint job in red-white-blue because those are the colors <colours> I recall when traveling aboard those great RDCs back in 1999. A railroad gone, but surely not forgotten, eh Question [?]

Nice cover from the Larsman! Thumbs Up [tup]

Monday offering . . .

Missouri-Kansas-Texas (KATY) #12321. 34-foot wooden boxcar. Built in 1901 by American Car & Foundry (ACF)

<personal foto> taken at the StL Museum of Transportation <Kirkwood, MO>

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, January 21, 2008 10:10 PM

Howdy again folks.nice to see some good ole wooden boxes still being allowed to live what a great car Thumbs Up [tup]One more quicky for tonight.

Streetcar service  in the nations capitol. last summer of running in 1958 by the Chateau Laurier. From the OERHA collection a JD Knowles photo.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:38 AM

Morning folks just dropping off today's installment.

Another from the OERHA collection. the Connaught Carbarns of the TTC in 1953 with a mixture of the days equipment in view.JD Knowles shot

enjoy

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 2:03 PM

G'day!

Fine looking "stable" of trolleys from our friend in Ontario - Rob the trolleyMAN! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]


My offering for this Tuesday . . . .

New York Central #2933 4-8-2 Mohawk. Built by ALCO in 1929. Between 1916 and 1943, the NYC acquired 544 Mohawks for freight operations extending from the east coast to the mid-west US. Later models were adapted for passenger use. This particular loco was built in Schenectady, NY and is one of only two remaining. There are very few updates to its original running gear and appliances. This model was referred to as "Mountain" by other railroads. <paraphrased from literature purchased at the museum>

Claim to fame: This is the ONLY modern steam locomotive donated for preservation by the New York Central!

<personal foto> taken at the StL Museum of Transportation <Kirkwood, MO>

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:26 PM

Nice steamer sir Tom. I have always loved the Mohawks ! Hopefully one day someone will do a nice mostly affordable plastic model of then Thumbs Up [tup] Here's my evening pic.

Another shot from the left coast. One of Alco's 1964 built RS27 demonstrators when they were used by the BC Rail as loaners while they were waiting for a late delivery of new M420's from Bombardier. from what I understand a couple of the demo unit's were sold to Peabody coal and still switch some of their minning ops today.

enjoy

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 8:29 AM

G'day!

Thought I'd drop off an early morning foto while browsing this FORMERLY lonely Thread!

Nice Pix from Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

BC Rail: Budd Cars along Anderson Lake. (courtesy: www.scenic-railroads.com)

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:52 AM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

RDC's up in British Columbia - BC rail "stuff" from our trolleyMAN Rob in Ontario - what a great site this is! Yeah!! [yeah]

Here's something that may have been seen here B4 - not sure - BUT, it's surely a <keepAH> so enjoy it! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:19 PM

G'day!

A 2nd installment for this mid-week day . . .

Manufacturers Railway #211. Built by ALCO - 1948. Model S-2. Blunt trucks.

<personal foto> from the StL Museum of Transportation <Kirkwood, MO>

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:44 PM

Nice to see this one churning along on all "cylendah's" Thumbs Up [tup]Great RDC shot Tom , loved it Thumbs Up [tup]Nice to see some more Alco's as well. And Lsrs Cleveland the City railway that was the "one" for many years lots of innovations from them , teh Peter Witt car design being one of them Thumbs Up [tup] More FM's for today.

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, January 24, 2008 9:51 AM

G'day!

Guess as long as we're enjoying these fotos, we may as well continue to Post 'em!

Nice work from Lars 'n Rob . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

 

BC Rail: Budd Cars at Marble Tunnel up in the Cariboo.(courtesy: www.scenic-railroads.com)

 

 

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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

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