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Facebook Baltimore Old Photos

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Facebook Baltimore Old Photos
Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, August 11, 2017 7:53 PM

Accidentally found this site.  You have to join facebook to see it, nothing I can do about that.  Maybe other towns have similar sites?

It is a collection of old and not so old photos.  Of interest to us are the old buildings, and ads and billboards that we can use. 

More streetcars than train, but here is one

And when is Intermountain going to come out with this PRR switcher?

 

Henry

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Posted by rrinker on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:07 PM

 Modern batteries and RC, you actually could have a working model of those wheeled switchers. Cab interior detail required - they had a huge ship's wheel for steering.

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Modeling the Reading Railroad in the 1950's

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:03 PM

rrinker
Cab interior detail required - they had a huge ship's wheel for steering.

You can get the PRR one in several scales at Shapeways:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/62HD6G6WY/ho-scale-1-87-1-prr-electric-switcher?optionId=60033639

Perhaps the B&O style, too, just haven't seen it. I believe one of the actual ones resides at the Museum in Baltimore.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:12 AM

I had no idea that such a switcher ever existed.  I did see a similar size battery powered vehicle used in NYC for decades to transport paper for printing newpaper at the Boyertown Auto Museum.  I cannot find a picture of that one.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:46 PM

BigDaddy
I had no idea that such a switcher ever existed.

Here's a fuzzy shot of the B&O's Caterpillar DT-1:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-dt-1.jpg

Check out that bell!

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:34 PM

There is one for Cheviot, OH.  Lots of C&O and Chessie System photos.

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:48 PM

Faller makes that car system that allows vehicles to follow a set course along roads.   Bet you could rig that switcher to work on that system.  Would be. Conversation piece

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