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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:52 PM

Mheetu
The B&O EM-1, well like by the crews and not too bad looking.

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That is a true statement! I like the look of this locomotive so much that it is the only "non-generic" steamer on the STRATTON & GILLETTE railroad roster.

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Beautiful picture.

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-Kevin

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:04 PM

I looked on the 'net but couldn't find it.  In 1958 my father took me via rail to NYC and Penn Station .  I remember streamliners and colored passenger cars of all sorts of railroads. 

 

Henry

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:12 AM

 And iconic photo? And of the Reading Rail Rambles pulled by one of the T-1 steamers.

 Steam was gone, except for the 0-6-0T that hostled locos in the shops, but there it was again, all over the system and sometimes even double-headed.

                                    --Randy

 


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Posted by Shock Control on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:21 AM

For me, it is probably the illustrations that appeared on Athearn boxes and late 50s Tyco sets. When I see these images, it brings back the excitement I felt as a kid.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:19 AM

Shock Control
For me, it is probably the illustrations that appeared on Athearn boxes

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You know, that illustration on Athearn Blue Boxes that I bought PLENTY of in the 1979-1981 time frame will always spark memories and a warm feeling.

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That was right before we moved to South Florida, I switch to N scale, and then created the STRATTON & GILLETTE railroad for  myself. Ah. the memories of anytime I had more than $3.00 in my pocket and buying another freight car. I could not get my bike the the hobby shop on 13th street fast enough.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:16 AM

Kevin ... Your thread is a good idea. 

Ray Dunakin ... You suggested a caboose. Here is a shot of one on my layout. 

GARRY

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:59 AM

I have been thinking about cabooses. They are certainly an iconic part of railroading, and I would never consider modeling anything in the no-caboose era, but... I do not find them very photogenic.

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I can't put my finger on why, but as far as this topic is considered, they just are not the image that does it for me.

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-Kevin

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Posted by rogerhensley on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:52 AM

Coming put of Chicago.

Ok Guys, it's a painting not real, but isn't it great!

 

Roger Hensley
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