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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:21 AM

Something a little different.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:56 AM

Wow Brent, I guess great minds think alike?  Laugh, or what ever that saying is.  I just posted this on the thread about the grain elevators.

I think it's a great video, and no such thing as too much of it.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, January 19, 2018 12:28 PM

I was thinking the same thing Mike. There is a video that shows a lot of boxcar winching, however, I can't seem to find it.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:06 PM

Some cool pics to go along with the tune.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:35 PM

I enjoyed the Grain Elevator film, Brent. One of many at the NFB to enjoy.

I recall being in one of the elevators on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, and seeing the "single-man lifts" they had inside*. I only got a glimpse of a kind of hand rope "dumb waiter" type of lift in the film.

The one in Cleveland was a continuous moving belt with steps that a man could ride to the floors above and get off at any level desired, similar to a bucket conveyor but different.

The safety agencies would go nuts in a place like that with the un-guarded flywheels on the Rustin & Hornsby engine and the way the operator put the belt dressing on. You don't get away with loose clothing around there! 

We had one of those single-car movers at the GE plant where I worked. Once you got the car rolling, one or two guys could keep 'er rolling for a pretty good distance. Funny he didn't set the hand brake after he stopped the car against the wood chocks.

*Possibly a Humphrey Man Lift?

https://www.humphrey-manlift.com/

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, January 21, 2018 3:20 PM

Ed, back in 1966 Dad stopped at an elevator in Saskatchewan and ask for a look see. They were busy and the guy running the place had his kids working flat out and I remember his kids that were barely older than I were going up and down on their manlift dealing with all sorts of things. I really wanted a turn.Laugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBRfULXzg94 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:33 PM

A short clip that mentions a steam plant that keeps the tunnel from icing up. How was the heat distributed, through rods inside or mounted on the outside of the concrete?

Another detail for my layout, I have some spare chimneys in the parts box. 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:57 PM

The Merrickville (Zig Zag) tunnel is still there, and I don't see any interior piping or attach points for it that would match 'steam radiators', or signs that there is radiant pipe in the concrete lining (which I suppose is more likely).  Perhaps someone with more time or patience, or access to NYO&W material, can find the actual arrangement used.  Presumably despite the liner there was extensive water incursion through the tunnel roof during winter weather...

This tunnel was notable in 1890 for having been driven through, over 1600' long, in only seven-odd months.  Elon Musk's Boring Company might have trouble matching that performance with modern TBMs.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:33 PM

Thanks, Overmod, it is something that warrants more research.

Gettin steamy in 1988.

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:54 PM

 

 

 

From the Archives.

I found these visitors most likely in for repair at Vancouver in 1916. A long way from home. Now I have to get a couple.Laugh

Click for big pic.

  

Is this one Chicago Milwaukee? 

  

Note the GN delivery wagons and boxcar also in 1916, in Vancouver.

 

  

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:35 PM

BATMAN
Now I have to get a couple.

Should be an easy task!

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/ART/4300/4328.jpg

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Is this one Chicago Milwaukee? 

...Saint Paul and Pacific?

Neat old photos Yes

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, February 10, 2018 5:21 PM

Someone tell me about the engine loading the barge, please.

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:26 PM

 Here you go - seem to have been built in 1916. Here is an article from Railway Journal:

https://books.google.com/books?id=Y5npAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA5-PA16&lpg=RA5-PA16&dq=erie+railroad+gasoline+locomotives+chicago&source=bl&ots=5DG_lUoBWq&sig=Ixa0vgLlFm8S_FFaVYlCbEtfmvQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjdqMqHzJzZAhXCqFkKHVhmCJYQ6AEIQzAI#v=onepage&q=erie%20railroad%20gasoline%20locomotives%20chicago&f=false

If anything - it looks similar to the little 4 wheel 'diesel' American Flyer had in their HO line (I have one around somewhere). Comments on the video on YouTube claim it's not Chicago, but the two Railway Age articles say otherwise - there's one linked in the video which has another view of the loco, and then there's the one I found about the locomotives themselves. Yeah, it was for Chicago. The articles even say why Erie use car floats there.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:47 PM

rrinker
Comments on the video on YouTube claim it's not Chicago,

The Scherzer rolling lift bridge and the double Bascule bridges sure look like Chicago in my opinion.

Youtube commenters should always be taken with a grain of coal!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:03 PM

Seems like a remarkable inefficient way to move a dozen galvanized troughs.  The guy who invented intermodal must have been considered a genius.

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