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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 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.

work safe

 

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:49 PM

G'day!

SOO from Rob on Saturday Thumbs Up [tup]

A mag cover from me on Sunday . . .

 

 

RR Magazine - 1950 - Traveling

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, February 23, 2008 5:16 PM

Hey Tom nice mag cover love it. Thumbs Up [tup] Here's saturday's contribution from me.

From my Chicago trip in '95

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:46 PM

G'day!

A Saturday offering . . .

 

RR Magazine - 1945 - Annual Speed Survey

 

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, February 22, 2008 2:22 PM

G'day!

A handful of NYC drumheads . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, February 22, 2008 11:46 AM

G'day morning check in time.

As seen at the bar

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Posted by trolleyboy on Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:01 PM

G'day a favourite song of mine to be sure Thumbs Up [tup] but aren't most railway songs favouritesBig Smile [:D]

 shot of T&NO Consolidation at Northbay Ontario also from the '05 trip.

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:32 PM

G'day!

Nostalgia of a different sort . . . .

 

 

 

Canadian Railroad Trilogy < ©1967 by Gordon Lightfoot >

 

 

Enjoy MORE of this over at the bar! Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:10 PM

Wow who'd a thunk we would hit 2,600 over here I am suitable humbled. Yes that photo did bring back some memories. Thumbs Up [tup] Well since I popped back over here's another one for this evening.

More memories

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:39 PM

G'day!

Congrats, Rob on the 2,600th Post over on this on-again, off-again lonely Thread! Thumbs Up [tup] Bow [bow] Thumbs Up [tup] A libation awaits over at the bar . . . Yeah!! [yeah]

 <personal foto>

Bring back memories Question [?]  

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:18 PM

Here's my last piece here for today. Part of something just dropped off at Our Place,why not pop over for a read and some fellowship Thumbs Up [tup]

A CNR Mountain going for a ride on the crane in the erecting bay of Stratford Ontario's big shop.Full story and pics over at Our Place Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by trolleyboy on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:16 PM

  Wednesday's offering a pick me up for "hump day"

A shot from 1956 from the museum's archieves.Foun ding member Bob Sandusky took the shot. MS&C 107 at Rockwood Ontario just prior to it's delivery to the mueseum. Nice shot of Rockwood station in it's original location as well , it too would migrate to the museum less than twenty years later in 1971. 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:35 PM

That looks like a good book Thumbs Up [tup] Yup the two musketeers or is it musty steers Question [?]Confused [%-)]

CP's North Bay Station now used as a flea market but at least it's been preserved and still used.

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:30 PM

G'day!

Yeah Rob, just "us uns" once again. Been there before, eh Question [?] Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

 

 

 

 

Book Description: In the 19th and early 20th centuries, when the train represented the apex of high-speed travel, railroad companies spared no artistic or monetary expense in the design and construction of their stations. Structures coast to coast, past and present, are represented in this history of American railroad terminals. A blend of archival photographs, both black-and-white and color, combine with modern color shots to relate the stories behind the design, the architecture, and the use of terminals like Grand Central Station and Pennsylvania Station in New York City, Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, Chicago's Dearborn Station and Union Station, Minneapolis' Milwaukee Road Station, and the Union Passenger Terminal in Los Angeles, to name a few.

 

 

<from: barnesandnoble.com>

Don't know why the write-up doesn't 'say' - but that's Cincinnati's Union Terminal on the cover . . .

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Monday, February 18, 2008 11:37 PM

Nice to see that they had a Budd for you Tom Whistling [:-^] good shot here's a Monday offering from me.As I said before I'll keep her going over here as long as you do !

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, February 18, 2008 3:03 PM

G'day!

Looks like it's just the two of us as "regulars" on this Thread, now that Lars has departed . . . Nice Sunday offering, Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

A Monday submission . . .

 

What's a railway museum without at least ONE RDC, eh Question [?]

Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority #54 - RDC1; originally built for Canadian Pacific Railway by the Budd Company. <personal foto taken at the StL Museum of Transportation - Kirkwood, MO>

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:53 PM

Hey Tom nothing wrong with murals and drumheads love em Thumbs Up [tup]here's a  Sunday afternoon for us today as well.

Another classic from the 2005 trip.

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:22 PM

G'day!

One more then that's IT for this day! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

WWII mural inside Kirkwood Station <personal foto>

 

 

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:04 AM

G'day!

Never get tired of ONR material - nice one Rob! Thumbs Up [tup]

 

A Sunday offering . . .

 

Some drumheads of the N&W:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by trolleyboy on Saturday, February 16, 2008 11:26 PM

Hey Tom nice covah a book in your library if not it looks like it should be.Over here will be a bit slow to be sure but hey I'll keep giving it a go as long as you are, still getting lots and lots of hits, and it's nice to see Shane,Pete,and Allan pop in with commentary once in a while as well Thumbs Up [tup] Here's my saturday drop off.

A classic still found on my trip north in 2005.

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Posted by siberianmo on Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:33 PM

G'day!

Good to see ya Rob - nice foto! Thumbs Up [tup] Also a brief stop "in" by CM3 . . . Thumbs Up [tup] Things over here are going to be a bit "tight" now that Lars is gone . . .

Two fine fotos from Pete too! Thumbs Up [tup] Thumbs Up [tup]

One for this Saturday . . . .

 

 

 

Book Description: Every evening for much of the twentieth century, 50,000 or more travelers snuggled under crisp Pullman linens, falling asleep in one state and awaking in another. This nostalgic look back at what was essentially a rolling hotel company contracted by the nation's railroads to provide guest accommodations, covers every aspect of Pullman operations, from the emerging popularity of steam-powered rail travel in the early twentieth century to its diesel-powered zenith and its eventual nadir in the 1950s and 1960s. Pullman's entire complex network of employees and services is featured, from the ticket offices that manually handled millions of reservations each year to the six car shops spread across the nation to perform heavy maintenance and repairs, and all of Pullman's porters, mechanics, cleaners, electricians, cooks, barbers, shoe shiners, and more. Illustrated with both black-and-white and color period views depicting Pullman interiors and facilities, as well as memorabilia and sales literature.

 

 

 

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