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Posted by Bergie on Friday, March 21, 2008 9:32 AM

Spring maintenance time....

I'm locking this thread and asking that you start "Part II." With 134 pages and hundreds(?) of photos, we can't keep dragging a big thread like this around without having an impact on the forum performance.

I'm doing this to all big threads around the forum (i.e. your thread is not being singled out).

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Bergie

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, March 21, 2008 7:23 AM

G'day!

Good to see ya, Pete! Nice steamer . . . Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Something different for this lonely Thread . . .

(1) Newfoundland Railway (NFLD)

 

(2) Vermont Railway  (VTR)

 

(3) London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company  (LMS)

 

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Posted by pwolfe on Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:15 PM

Hi Tom.

Popped over from the bar.

A photo of a ex U.S.A. Transportation Corps 2-8-0 locomotive at work on the preserved North Yorks Moors Railway in England.

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:50 PM

G'day!

Not much happenin' on this lonely Thread . . . but here's something a bit different . . .

 

Quebec Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Quebec bridge, with the Pierre-Laporte bridge in the background.

 

Carries

3 lanes of roadway
1 rail line
1 pedestrian walkway

Crosses

St. Lawrence River

Locale

Quebec City, Quebec, and Levis, Quebec

Maintained by

Canadian National Railway

Design

Cantilever bridge

Longest span

549 m (1,800 feet)

Total length

987 meters (3,239 feet)

Width

29 m (94 feet) wide

Opening date

December 3, 1919

Coordinates

46°44′46″N, 71°17′16″W

 <from: wikipedia.com> 

See the rest of this over at the bar!

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:17 PM

G'day!

From a soggy mid-continent USA . . .

Headlines from 'round the world when trains 'n floods don't mix!

Flood damage put at $300 million - railroads hurt by 1993 Midwest floods <US>

Torrential rain floods towns and halts trains <UK>

Trains have been cancelled and diverted because of breaches caused by floods <US>

Trains stranded as floods hit <UK>  

20 trains were halted after floods washed away a rail line <India> 

Floods Threaten Future of Train Line <UK>

Flood Strands Amtrak Train <US> 

Floods halt sleeper trains <UK>

Buffalo Susquehanna Train Slides Into River When Tracks Give Way <US>

 

Later! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:15 PM

G'day!

Another from the Emerald Isle . . .

 

CIE #187 - class 181 <GNU Free Documentation/Wikipeida.com>

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:15 AM

Morning folks , here's a fallen flag shot that I just posted over at the bar.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, March 17, 2008 11:00 PM

G'day Tom. Nice to see some more of the lovely loco's from the Emerald Isle Thumbs Up [tup] Fitting for the day.here's another pseudo classic SD40-2 set from my travels to Chicago in '95.This is an all BN lashup , yes BN as in Before the mega merger, all in their classic green and black paint, the third unit is one of the purpose built "B" units.

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, March 17, 2008 5:08 PM

G'day Gents!

Thanx Rob for that fine explanation of why certain trains may be considered Classics! I concur - also think it's good discussion material for the bar. Thumbs Up [tup]

Since many are celebrating this day for the Irish, here's some fotos from the bar . . .

85 at Lisburn - 3rd July 2004 <GNU Free Documentation/Wikipedia.com>

Irish Rail #077 - class 071 - <GNU Free Documenation/Wikpedia.com>

Irish Enterprise train <Public Domain/Wikipedia.com>

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, March 16, 2008 11:30 PM

Evening gents,nice to see a bit of Sunday action here. Old times if just for a day. Good to see a twofer from Lars ( here and at the Bar )

 You know Tom I think to answer your question they will.On a strictly date basis they are already. In automotive terms casr are generally concidered a Classic at 25 years of age ( there is a whole new insurance cost at that point ) and at the moment going again by insurance terms over thirty years they are concidered antique ( again more bills in the insurance amns pocket )

  Now going by whats in that picture. That series of SD40-2's were built in 1974 and the two C424's were built in 1964 so strictly by automotive age they are by definition  both a classic and an antique.

 Now in railfan terms any Alco's are Classics, so the C424's are a two fold shoe in, they are from a long dead locmotive builder,are fan favourites , and by the model type they were the first of the Century series of Loco's put out by Alco and MLW so the 424's are truly a Classic train . Now the SD40-2's are going to be a toss up. They are the right age to be a classic, but all things being equal they are not out of the regular service on many roads yet,and I imagine you will see them around for quite a while yet.Mind you there still are a lot of GP9's and some GP7's still in regular service ( over 200 GP9's on the CN alone )and those early GP's are concidered a bonafied classic train,another point is that the SD40 and it's later dash two cousins were the best selling locomotive put out by GM surly will be it's ticket to wide spread acceptance as a classic at some point/ Just my humble My 2 cents [2c]

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Posted by LoveDomes on Sunday, March 16, 2008 3:59 PM

Ahoy Cap'n Tom!

Yes, 'tis the Larsman with a long overdue, but sorry to say rare appearance . . .

Just dropped off my thoughts at the bar 'n remembered this lonely thread. Haven't checked it out since my last visit . . . but in keeping with suppport for it, here's a little something to help out!

 

 

Until the next time! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:40 PM

G'day!

Yeah Rob, perhaps so . . . . just when things appear to be normalizing - it's <hack> <wheeze> <cough> <choke> . . . Just has to run its course.

Do you figure any of those locos will one day "qualify" as Classics Question [?] Reason I ask is that I eavesdropped on a conversation about that subject 'n some seem to think that only what was "back in the day" qualifies. Whereas, I'm in the camp that can recognize "things" that surely will go down with that moniker . . . just wonderin' where you stand on it. For example: The AeroTrain was a BUST as an operating unit - but it still remains as a Classic. Why? Innovative design, probably . . . who knows, but it's still ranked that way.

My offering for this day of rest . . .

The RR Man's Magazine - Christmas 1916

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:24 PM

Maybe your flu virus has inhabited your keyboardLaugh [(-D] Inetersting mag cover Thumbs Up [tup] Here is a picture for today.

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, March 15, 2008 3:08 PM

G'day!

Don't know what's going on, but I surely have had the strangest day over at the bar. Posts either come up as a BLANK or distorted fotos . . . crazy.

The RR Man's Magazine - Brakeman of the Good Old Days - Aug 1909

 

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, March 14, 2008 10:46 AM

Something a bit different for over here ( never know might illicit a response or two )

CLASSIC AD'S # 4 THE EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS


The New Empire State Express

Again New York central makes transportation history with a new streamlined Empire State Express Her is really a new way to travel- new in luxury - new in the relaxation and pleasure it offers you.


Built of stainles steel with interiors as comfortable as they are beautiful. smart solarium observation ; tavern lounge and dining cars. all seats reserved in Parlour Cars and Reclining Seat Coaches. Same low fares !

Westbound

    LV New York..... 9:00 am
    Ar Buffalo ......... 4:50pm
    Ar St Thomas......7:45pm
    Ar Detroit.............9:55pm


    Eastbound

    LV Detroit............8:30am
    Ar St Thomas...10:32am
    Ar Buffalo.............1:30pm
    Ar New York.........9:30pm



This train travelled accross the TH&B in southern Ontario as a shortcut between Ny and Detroit. This was listed in the New york Central's/ michigan centrals time table dated November 30 1941. The service started in service westbound on Dec 7 1941 and eastbound Dec 8 1941. Note the start dates for the train. I imagine that it did not get much fanfare.

As I said something fromm the bar as a teaser.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:42 PM

Oops [oops] All fixed now amazing how one letter out of place messes stuff upBlush [:I] Here is today's shot also from ovah at the bar. any outside lookers in on this sight should piop over to the bar for the full effect and say hello Thumbs Up [tup]

The Joint Hamilton & Brantford and Lake Erie and Northern station at Brantford Ontario

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, March 13, 2008 2:58 PM

G'day!

<uh oh> Appears that Rob didn't stop, look 'n check before logging out . . . foto didn't make it. <groan>

Here's an oldie not seen on this Thread . . .

The RR Man's Magazine - Initial issue - Oct 1906

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 9:16 PM

Here is another picture for the day.As seen over at the bar today.

The B&H and HSR shared trackage at Gage and Wentworth Streets in Hamilton Ontario

enjoy

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 3:44 PM

G'day gents, yes sad but true your figure the first SD40's weer built in 1966 IIRC and the frist dash 2's in 1972 by automotive standards both would be concidered classics now. With all the early GP'sa nd SD9's that are still doing their thing out theer as well dating back to the 50's those would be concidered antiques in the classic car world.A sobering thought to be sure.A couple fine drumheads from dabossman today as well Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 1:52 PM

G'day!

And the lonely Thread continues on . . .

 

Some drumheads from today's Posting at the bar . . .

 

(1) ATSF - The Chief

 

 

 

 

(2) B&O - National Limited

 

 

 

 

(3) B&M/CP - The Alouette <variation>

 

 

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Posted by coalminer3 on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:41 AM

Good Morning:

Whoda thunk it? SD40s being thought of as "classic" equipment?  MPI scheme is a nice one - I have seen that one out and about at several different locations.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:01 PM

Here's on more shot before I wind up for the night.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 9:44 PM

Here's a shot for today.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, March 10, 2008 10:28 PM

Here's a couple from over at the bar.

enjoy

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, March 10, 2008 11:33 AM

Morning Tom , that's a nice one as well. here's what it's gonna have to deal with,remember the tree in the snowbank is almost seven feet tallShock [:O]

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, March 10, 2008 11:04 AM

G'day!

Really, Rob! How 'about this one "next door" to you  . . .

 

<personal fotos taken at ExpoRail, Saint-Constant, QC, Canada>

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, March 9, 2008 8:50 PM

Yup just a bout need that sir,looks like we are getting more on Tuesday, want some Question [?]

This one's a bit more my style.Laugh [(-D]

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, March 9, 2008 2:28 PM

G'day!

Hang in there, Rob up in snow-bound Ontario . . . help is on the way!

 

<personal foto from Stl Museum of Transportation - Kirkwood, MO>

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, March 8, 2008 10:01 PM

The first two days of that trip were rainy TomWhistling [:-^] Great cover Thumbs Up [tup]

A CP SD40-2 at Fenwick Ontario on the former TH&B Hamilton Subdivision

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