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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, March 8, 2008 1:08 PM

G'day!

Good to see Pete made it over with his offerngs! Thumbs Up [tup]

Something a bit "too clean" about that NRE loco . . . looks great, though - thanx, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

Another old time magazine cover . . .

 RR Magazine - Sep 1952 - Houston Union Station

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, March 7, 2008 11:20 PM

Hey nice to see Pete again, couple nice steamers there Thumbs Up [tup] And a wonderfull Zepher shot as well from the goodCaptain [4:-)] One more shot from me this evening ( as I brace myself for more shovellingAshamed [*^_^*] )

An SD38 anyoneBig Smile [:D]

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Posted by pwolfe on Friday, March 7, 2008 3:43 PM

Gents.

Some great photos here many thanks.Thumbs Up [tup].

A couple of British 4-4-0 steamers from the classic days.

A Great Central Railway 'Director' class No 506 'Butler Henderson.

 

A Midland Compound No 1000, these engines were known as 'Crimson Ramblers'

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, March 7, 2008 2:53 PM

G'day!

Nice "stuff" 'n back-to-back UPs from Rob 'n a visit from CM3 Shane! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Mine for this Friday - seen somewhere on these Pages, but worth a rerun . . .

 

 

Train No. 17, the California Zephyr, passes east of Derby, Colorado on July 15, 1951. <Wikipedia/Fair Use>

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, March 7, 2008 9:04 AM

Morning folks , waiting for the other shoe ( snowshoe ) to drop justa  few flurries at the moment  the big stuff is comming. Nice to see Shane in here again this morning.I haven't been to Battlecreek in along time either, these shots are all from 1995. I wonder what really is left ,from what I understand CN pulled it's status as a refuel and turn around facility for power on Chicago to Toronto trains,everything is turned around  and serviced at Toronto now. I know the laid off and  or transfered most of their staff that was Battlecreek based a year or so ago. Anyway here's a morning shot for over here.

Some UP power from the 95 trip ,IIRC this was near or at Proviso yard.

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Posted by coalminer3 on Friday, March 7, 2008 8:37 AM

Good Morning:

Nice picture from Capreol.

GT facility at Battle Creek?   I have not been there is a long time and well, let's just say my memory of that area in a bit fuzzy.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:25 PM

Great picture Tom,I feel cold just looking at it Thumbs Up [tup] Here's the late shot from me.

Another shot from Battlecreek

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, March 6, 2008 2:05 PM

G'day!

Continuing good stuff from Rob 'n a visit from CM3 Shane! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

Here's a snippet from my recent Post over at the bar . . .

VIA Rail F40PHs #6444 and 6445 - westbound Canadian at Capreol, ON, Canada

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, March 6, 2008 8:47 AM

Sign - Oops [#oops]Sign - With Stupid [#wstupid] What can I say missed the door somehow <uh oh >Least it made it to where it was supposed to go,thanks Tom Thumbs Up [tup]On the upside it helped us turn another page over hereWhistling [:-^]Neat Poster Tom , which side of the family is riding "coach"here's this mornings shot.

Another shot of the days ready power at Battlecreek

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Posted by coalminer3 on Thursday, March 6, 2008 8:09 AM

Good Morning - Always like those "family reunion" pictures (lol).

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)

Enjoy! Thumbs Up [tup]

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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 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 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 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 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.

Rob

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