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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, February 24, 2008 7:36 PM

And another fin mag cover from Tom on Sunday.More from Chicago this Sunday evening from me as well.

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, February 25, 2008 1:37 PM

G'day!

Just the two of us once again, eh Rob Question [?] <grin>

Continuing on with what works . . .

RR Magazine - 1942 - The Speedy Future of Railroading

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, February 25, 2008 10:30 PM

Yup the two survivors,hopefully we are not rowng opposite directions from each other <uh oh >just anothjetr quick pic again from the chicago trip of '95

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:40 PM

G'day!

Rowing Question [?] I don't do "that" anymore . . . <grin>

Santa Fe always nice - just needs some TLC, eh Rob Question [?]

A Tuesday magazine cover . . .

RR Magazine - 1954 - Railroads of the Twin Cities

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:37 PM

G'day Tom,yeah I don't row much anymore either,too hard on the back and shoulders,that's what the young are forBig Smile [:D] Most of the Sante fe stuff we saw that trip needed TLC however they were still the Sante fe then though,it was pre merger !Tuesdays shot.

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Posted by coalminer3 on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:22 PM

Good afternoon - all kinds of FP45s and check out what's behind the HTG-ATSF painted unit you posted the other day.

Liked the generic N&W scene with the J - artistic license again as they took scenery that was a little more like the VGN ad "dropped" the locomotive onto the bridge.  Even so, we'll take it. 

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:11 PM

G'day!

Visits from Rob 'n CM3 Shane . . . good to see the two of ya! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Here's something different for this day . . .

 

 

BHP (Billiton Iron Ore Pty. Ltd., Australia) SD70ACe/lc #4300 (courtesy: http://www.wikipedia.com/)

 

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:24 PM

G'day gents , I see a bit o action over here which is never a bad thing Thumbs Up [tup]

Shane glad you liked those old ATSF shots ( well not that old but you know what I mean )We were luckey in that that day at Joliet we did see a bunch of different stuf FP45's SD45's that GP60B lots of neat stuff , even several old ICG GP10 rebuilds.Interesting Aussie power Captn' Allan will like as not like that one if he still peeks in once in a while.Here's today's.

Another shot from the Chicago trip more (now gone ) C&NW stuff

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Posted by coalminer3 on Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:40 AM

Good Morning:  Australian mining companies have been getting a lot of the big power that's pictured here. 

Operation Lifesaver MP15 - good catch.  My time around the CNW was mostly 1st generation stuff, so I enjoyed seeing your contribution.

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Posted by West Coast S on Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:44 PM

Good day Tom and CM3, betcha thought i'd never wonder over here!

What became of those ex-WP F units that migrated down under in the seventies? I read somewhere that one was preserved.. Seems after the fact it was discovered they were lacking in the traction department, thus short service lives...duh, 1500hp, 4 axle, massive iron ore tonnage does not a marriage make!!!

Great selection of drumheads, makes one wonder who had the forethought to preserve in print and via collections this long vanished symbol of the American passenger train.. I suppose, personally, the orginal 1922 Daylight Limited would be the "if I had a million" collectable to adorn my wall..By the way I just aquired some AC grills used on the 1937 tavern cars, quite streamlined in themselfs, they will look quite good when installed in their new home.

Ah, I think we all have SF memories, I seem to recall being surprised at the merger, I had no idea they were hurting that much, afterall, they the first to risk a venture in intermodal and by all accounts, doing quite well at it. Perhaps the fallout from the denied SF/SP merger had long term ramifications. My favorite SF memory, GP30's & SD26's on the point of Amtrak F40's, true they were assigned to the helper pool, although they occasionaly were provided the oppertunity to stretch their legs from time to time in mainline service.   

Well back to the grind as they say

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:49 PM

Afternoon everybody , less lonely than normal over here Thumbs Up [tup] Shane yes the Mp15 with the operation Lifesaver was an interesting catch, probably the first and only time I can remember seeing that logo on a switcher, though the Mp15 isn't really a switcher in the classic sence.Dave yes I was a bit supprised at the time of that merger as well but in the railroad biz bigger is the way they've all gone.Well here is today's pic 'o' the day.

More from Joliet from the '95 trip.

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, February 29, 2008 8:45 AM

G'day!

Continuing good stuff from Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's another rare one for this lonely Thread . . .

CRVMD (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Brazil) SD70M (courtesy: www.wikipedia.com)

 

 

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Posted by coalminer3 on Friday, February 29, 2008 12:13 PM

Good afternoon:  Hot dog!  GPs of all kinds at Joliet.  3rd unit is an HTG GP10.  IC had lot of them.  Also enjoyed the SD70 picture-basically old CP colors are they not?

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, February 29, 2008 10:04 PM

Evening folks,similar colour scheme to the old CPR,the reverse order and the grey is to light but a similar colour scheme.We actually saw two complete train sets of those old ex IC geeps on that trip,they are owned by a local shortline can't remember the name now there is lettering on the cabsides but I think those shots are too small to make it out.

More from Joliet

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, March 1, 2008 9:38 PM

A new shot from the Chicago trip , part of a 36 exposure slide film I found and finally had developed from 1995 ! Just got them todayShock [:O]This shot from Battlecreek where we stopped before we hit Chicago

A Grand Trunk GP9 at the Battlecreek facility note the unit was one of the passenger units with the roof mounted torpedo tube air tanks.

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, March 2, 2008 1:40 PM

G'day!

Nice stuff from your adventures in the states . . . keep 'em coming, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

A modern-day "classic" . . .

Amtrak George M. Pullman sleeping car (Photo credit: Gary Morris)

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Posted by Trainmaster.Curt on Sunday, March 2, 2008 3:18 PM

Can't forget the good ol (GMD of London, Ontario, Canada), SW1200RS (BLU's) or Pups as some of us CPR guys call em'. Those units like the GP9's are still kickin in the 21st century, i used to see em on lots of spurlines around Winnipeg, but mostly they use GP9u's, but you will see the odd one patrolling Winnipeg Yard or a light spur.

Here's a pic of the still glory days of Canadian railroading with the DAR "Truro Mixed" whose coach which is now called the "Micmac" is in the NMST in Ottawa

TMC (CNR Mixed train GMD1 1063 with combine coach) (Remember always at Railway X-ing's, (Stop, Look and Listen!)
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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, March 2, 2008 10:30 PM

Good evening gents. oops Curt looks like your photo's disapeared.Sad [:(] Here's another from that missing film.

Another Grand Trunk unit this one leading a train at Delray Jct in Detroit

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, March 3, 2008 9:28 AM

Morning folks I figured that I might as well pop in with a new pic for this morning.

A shot of the first Go transit train out of the Hamilton facility,train is seen at Bayview Jct.Previous to 1995 Go service ended at oakville with buses serving Aldershot and Hamilton

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, March 3, 2008 4:02 PM

G'day!

GT is fine - but GO train is better . . . nice work, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

My offering for this day . . .

DRGW #1145 Silver Sky at Moffatt Tunnel (courtesy: www.trainweb.com)

 

 

 

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Posted by Gunneral on Monday, March 3, 2008 8:51 PM

Hi Tom and Rob,

Just popped in to check up on all the fine photo`s you are posting here. Nice shot of the Silver Sky Observation car at the Moffat Tunnel entrance Tom, and nice shots from your "missing" 1995 roll of film Rob.

See ya, Allan

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, March 3, 2008 10:38 PM

G'day gents. nice to see you in Allan thank's for the comments Thumbs Up [tup] Tom that's one great shot from the tunnel Thumbs Up [tup]Yeah!! [yeah] Here's another one for tonight.

Another shot from the old CP Niagara Falls sub of a train passing Mount Carmel.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:18 AM

Morning gents , here's a morning pick me up for us.

An Old ex DT&I GP35 at Battlecreek

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Posted by coalminer3 on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:57 AM

Good Morning:

Moffat Tunnel show is excellent!

Also enjkyed the GT shots as commented on at the Bar.

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 2:18 PM

G'day!

Rob 'n CM3 Shane in one day! Wow!! [wow] Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

Yeah, the Moffat Tunnel is quite a shot - kudos to the person who took it! Thumbs Up [tup]

Something from Europe . . . .

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 9:58 PM

Interesting Poster Tom , yes something from Europe is a very good description Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg].Nice to see Shane pop by as well Thumbs Up [tup] here's a  night shot.

An old CSX uboat at Blue Island Ill.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 9:10 AM

Here's another shot of a CSX U23 from the Chicago trip.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 9:27 AM

Hi again Ruth I think I need a re-fill on the BK thermos oh and since your in from shovellig theer Boris set up teh critters with their usual treats ( gotta have some work for teh most recently tweeted )Big Smile [:D] Small jar of PPF is there for you as well Boris.Why is your one doll sitting on Tom's barstool oh it's a replacemnet for the one with the hole in it.

Weird Tales From The Barn # 3 Street Railway Rules

Here's some of the more unusual rules for street railway employees

First set from Brooklyn Rapid Transit c1900


1) Employees are prohibited from entering saloons when in uniform,and from frequenting such places. Preference in employment and advancement will be given to total abstainers.

2) Lying down or lounging in the cars is prohibited.Conductors and motormen will never sit down while their car is in motion.

3) While engaged in operating a car, whistling, talking,or shouting to teamsters is forbidden,unless necessary to avoid an accident.

4) Should car become electrically charged, pole should be immediatly pulled down
Ouch that would cause some grief to the crew !

ASRA RULES

After 1903 most street railway companies adopted the ASRA rule book. ( American Street Railway Association ) here's some examples....


Rule 3 Conductors and Motormen must be clean and neat

Rule 4 Conductors and Motormen must treat passengers with politness and must not make threatening gestures nor use loud,uncivil,or profane language,even under the greatest provacation.


There were 89 general rules in the ASRA rulebook ! Covering everything from language to the proper tying of one's tie !One of the leading creators of this rulebook Rodger Burns also put out a small paper back titled How to Become a Motorman heres an excerpt.

Do not lose control of your temper ! Many man of whom I have personal knowledge has lost his position because of a quick temper. I remember a motorman who was always ill tempered. The minute he stepped into the vestibule and got his hand on the controller handle, he was angry at everyone and everything. There was never anything right;the conductor was too slow, or the passengers were too slow,or too many people were riding.He had an idea that everyone wanted to ride with him, and they brought all the old women,little children, and cripples on his car so he could not make his time.

The next paragraph is my personal favourite.

Do not forget your personal appearance.nothing gives a motorman a better stand in the public eye than to be clean and neatly dressed. If there is anything that disgusts me in a fellow worker,it is to sit behind him and gaze on a neck so dirty that you could raise a crop of potatoes on it without any fertilizer.


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Posted by coalminer3 on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 10:16 AM

Good Morning - Interesting material (picture and nonpicture).  Some of the rules remind me of items in some of the Pullman Instruction books from way back when.

BTW, I imagine that, "Shouting at teamsters" probably involved sentence enhancers and some creative constructions.

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 4:24 PM

G'day!

<uh oh> Appears that Rob has entered the wrong place . . . happens when you're not looking where you're going! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg] No problem-o - I cut 'n pasted it for the bar. <grin>

Good to see CM3 Shane in today .  . . Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Mine for the day . . .

RR Magazine - Apr 1940 - Railroad Avenue

 

 

 

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