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Jeffrey's Trackside Diner: August, 2021!

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Jeffrey's Trackside Diner: August, 2021!
Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 1, 2021 2:07 AM

Here We Go!

 
 

 

 

 

For AUGUST, Brent has suggested that we choose an appropriate era for each week of August.  Everyone is engouraged to tell a story or post some historic photos.

As always, we wish to honor those forum members who have gone before us. Kevin has kindly brought the RIP list up to date:

 



 

 

BATMAN
What we could do is break the month into four time periods. Week one would be pre-1900s, week two 1900 to 1950, week three 1950 to 1980, and week four (and change) 1980 to 2021. We then talk about our favorite RR in that time period, posting pics and giving some history. Just a thought for something different.

 I had to dig deep in the archives to find something pre-1900 but I do remember The General coming through Cleveland back in the day:

 General_CUT-62c by Edmund, on Flickr

This is a frame from an 8 MM movie.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 2:11 AM

Thanks for opening the Diner for August Ed.

I was just about to try to open it myself, you saved us from a month long disaster from my newbie attempt.

I did get some drywall hung today, so I am feeling good about that.

The World Is A Beautiful Place.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 1, 2021 2:56 AM

 

That'll buff right out. Say, any of you fellas' see where the bell landed?

 Richmond_1865 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:11 AM

   LIONS

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:22 AM

From the oldest railroad still running under its origianl charter!


 

 

 

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:46 AM

Good morning

I see Ed set up the August Diner and Brent's suggestion sounds like a fun one.  I see Kevin updated the RIP Track 

Thanks for your contributions kicking-off the Diner this month guys! ...AppreciatedYes

 

I just got done being laid up for a while.  It was the first time I joined a crowd this last previous Saturday with my brother at the train show.  I started not feeling well Wednesday morning.  Spent most of the time on the couch not feeling like doing anything since then.

It's a bit scary feeling sick these days but come to find out it was just a wicked stomach flu and I started feeling better yesterday.

 

I haven't had time to completely catch up around here but I did gather all the great pics you guys have been posting.  And I seen the cool bridges on the Show Me Something threadYes  I also obtained a PDF file on the Culliton Brothers Pacific Northwest Railroad Trestle builders, from the tail end of July's Diner.  Thanks Brent!  That one did lure me outStick out tongueLaugh

My brother and I have a good time talking model railroading on the phone and getting involved in each other's layouts sharing ideas.  BUT it would be even better if we were building prototypical railroad bridges together like the Culliton Brothers didPirateYes

 

The smoke has been heavy around here for days but has subsided this morning.  Since I'm feeling better I think I'm going to go for a romp in the Mach for a while today.  The heat spell has lifted here as wellYes

 

Don't have any really old black-and-white pics to share but I had to post somethingWhistling

 

Good to see you gentlemen,  Have a great dayWink

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:43 AM

gmpullman

Say, any of you fellas' see where the bell landed?

 

I see it barely peeking out of the edge of the left side of the picture a tad more than two thirds from the top Ed.

 

 

 

TF

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Posted by Little Timmy on Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:47 AM

Good morning from " rain soaked " south east Arizona.

Flo, could I get a short stack of pancakes with a chocolate milkshake chaser ?

I haven't been posting a lot these past few months. Work always gets busy this time of year, and all the over time is killing my soul ! 

I just want the " mothership" to return and pick me up !!  I dont want to do any more overtime, I just want to return to my home planet " Scratchbuildia" !

( or, insert your own planet name here.... Kitbashia ... Trainronia ...Boxcaris ...)

I believe I have fallen into a bit of a depression in my soul. Not being able to do any modeling at all has given me a bit of a short temper. The urge to pick up a Hammer and start swinging is almost overwhelming... 

( HULK SMASH !!!)

Anyway, I'm still here, and I have found a new " weathering" prosses I would like to share with you all...

If you leave your latest project on the livingroom coffie table for 2 months, ... the dust will cover it in a " very convincing" grime.

I hope you all are well, and dont worry, work will start to taper off sometime at the end of August, so things will get back to normal here soon ......( but in the meantime, ... my wife has hidden all the sharp objects....)

I dont have access to my pictures at the moment , so I will try to post some pre- 1900 pictures later...

But right now ( on my  ONLY day off) I have to do battle with the weather damaged chicken coops....

( my wife is handing me power tools ????   This cant be good ...)

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:59 AM

Little Timmy
Anyway, I'm still here, and I have found a new " weathering" prosses I would like to share with you all... If you leave your latest project on the livingroom coffie table for 2 months, ... the dust will cover it in a " very convincing" grime.

Hi Timmy. I loved overtime. I never met time-and-a-half I didn't like. That was the hardest thing about transitioning to a salaried position... working 55 hours and no extra pay... Boooooo!

I discovered that weathering process also!

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 11:55 AM

Good Sunday morning, diners!  It's donut day!

I know next to nothing about pre-1900 railroads, so I have been looking up stuff about my state.

This is at the 100th Meridian of Longitude, near Cozad, Nebraska.  The main line of the UP still follows this same route of the Transcontinental RR across the state:

 

In the 1880s, Nebraska farmers began to try raising sugar beets.  The beets in the western part of the state had a higher sugar content, so the migrant workers were moved there to work.  The railroad carried the Russian and Mexican migrants west to the fields:

 

While I was looking for info, I came across something that has nothing to do with trains, but for people my age this was an iconic symbol of our childhood.  This is the original red phone connecting the SAC base in Omaha to the U.S. president.

 

Not much going on in our part of the country unless you want to see corn grow.  We are coming up this week on County Fair Time, which is just about the biggest yearly event out here.  Kids love this event and work year round to raise animals and work on 4-H projects for the fair.

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 1, 2021 2:41 PM

Howdy .... 

The July Diner was great! It was a strong finish with photos such as posted by John York 1 with red short line locomotives and Ed's pictures of engineers. There was much more good stuff too, but I can't type that long. 

The August Diner is off to a great start also. Thanks for all who are contributing. Keep up the good stuff. 

Happy Model Railroading !

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 3:41 PM

FLORIDA AND SOUTHERN 4-4-0 locomotive from the 1800s.

I am not sure where the "and southern" part of this railroad was supposed to go. Maybe they were building a submarine fleet.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:59 PM

Nothing like a ride on a nice, toasty-warm, inspection locomotive to bring the ladies out in their finest silks, (and WOOL!), furs and hats:

 PLE_Insp-23 by Edmund, on Flickr

Those hats must have been a chore on a breezy day or in the open window coach.

LION showed an early photo of a L-I/PRR DD1. I painted one up a while back:

 PRR_DD1-fi2i by Edmund, on Flickr

Here's what's "under the hood":

 PRR_DD1_running_gear by Edmund, on Flickr

Plenty of room for a decoder Whistling

GHB models has just made a model of the DD1 available in plastic for those interested. Some in Long Island paint as well.

https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/GHB-International-HO-440016-DD-1-Electric-Locomotive-Long-Island/

Glad to see some of the regulars back! Hope you're hittin' on all 8 cylinders soon, TF.

Dr. Wayne hasn't posted in over a week. Unusual for him, hope he's OK.

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:55 PM

Not actually an 1800s train, but near Ocala, Florida, prior to Walt Disney World, and up into the 1980s there was an amusement park called Six Gun Territory. Visitors had to ride a real steam train to get back to the park, and the train was robbed several times a day.

The railroad was named the SOUTHERN RAILWAY AND SIX GUN, and operated two 4-4-0 3 foot gauge locomotives. These were numbered 4 and 7. Both locomotives are still on display in Florida.

I do not know what happened to the 2-4-2 locomotive underneath the entrance sign.

 

I have been watching the Olympics most of the day. There have been some truly remarkable performances today.

We made tacos for dinner. I put too much spice in the meat, oh well.

Hope all are well.

The World Is A Beautiful Place.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 1, 2021 11:05 PM

Ed and Kevin ..... Those are intersting photos. 

Brent ..... I meant to mention your picture at the end of July with gigantic logs on a train. The trees must have been hundreds of years old. 

TF  .... I like your photos of bridges, the UP Big Boy, and the MILW 4-8-4. 

Where is Ken ? 

 

Here is a picture of an 0-10-0T which hauled trains in a tunnel between Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, MI in the 1890's. . The tunnel replaced car ferries. 

 

Everybody ..... Have a nice evening. 

 

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, August 2, 2021 5:30 AM

Good morning Diners.   A Full English please,  Flo.

Back after a few restful days away.   Will catch up on earlier posts.

 

I see we are posting some 'Old Timers'   this week  and they look great.

 

Here is a picture of a locomotive that worked at Hetton Colliery,  County Durham in  1820?

It is believed to pre-date any other known built locomotive in the world.

 

 

Another 'old timer' from 1826

 

 

Thoughts & Peace to All who Require.

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 2, 2021 6:03 AM

Monday, Monday —

I recall hearing of some excitement in Utah back in the late 1860s:

 UP_CP-5-10-1869 by Edmund, on Flickr

Cause for celebration!

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, August 2, 2021 7:38 AM

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway  (LB&SCR)  A1 Class 0.6.0  'Terriers'  designed by William Stroudley in 1872.   Fifty locomotives were built.   A number are now preserved and are found on Heritage Railways.

Here is 32678    'Knowle'  on the Avon Valley Railway  10-11-2018

 

I have two models on my layout,  purchased by Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway.  Big Smile

 

David

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Posted by York1 on Monday, August 2, 2021 10:19 AM

Good morning, everyone.  It is a beautiful morning for a walk on the trail.

Not much going on here, these hot humid days are good for staying inside in the air conditioning.

1886, the first passenger train into Broken Bow, Nebraska.  This must have really been something, because I've found quite a few pictures of people posed with this locomotive, Burlington #7:  Edit:  I am taking for granted what the photo caption said.  I really don't know if this is a Burlington loco.  The lettering says, B&M, which I assume is Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

 

The next photo is something I have never heard of.  Hutchings had his photography studio in a train car.  He took pictures and developed them throughout Nebraska at rail stops.  I guess a lot of the little towns did not have a photographer, and he filled the need.  I think this photo was from Kearney, Nebraska.

 

Have a good day, everyone!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, August 2, 2021 4:06 PM

David, Ed, and John York 1: ...... Thanks for psoting some great photos and videos. 

 

Ed ..... Your Golden Spike photo is a classic. I am reminded of our trip to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of the Golden Spike in May of 1969. The reinactment included actors dressed in realistic costumes. The locomotives are authentic replicas, and they are beautiful. Thousands of people attended. Huge TV's were set up so people could see what was happeneing. 

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, August 2, 2021 10:00 PM

I hate to be the downer in the diner today.

We had a terrible day. My wife's youngest sister was found by our niece in her house unconscious. She was taken to the hospital in Naples. She called in sick to work on Friday, and had been at home since then.

She has Covid-19, and is on a respirator now. She was revived, then put into a drug induced coma to stabilize her. She was never vaccinated.

My wife is terribly upset right now.

Again, sorry for being so negative today.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 2, 2021 10:50 PM

I sincerely hope your family situation improves, Kevin.

Don't worry about being negative. You have friends here who will be supportive.

Best wishes to you and your family. Don't hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do to help.

 Orange_Alexandria_Railroad by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Regards, Ed

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, August 2, 2021 10:55 PM

Kevin, I am so sorry to hear this horrible news. You and your wife must be heartbroken and so frustrated and angry at the same time. 

I sure hope your niece is vaccinated.

Brent

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, August 2, 2021 11:02 PM

Kevin, I wish you well.  May she fully recover.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:50 AM

 

Shouldn't there be an SD70 behind the tender for backup, and dynamic braking/HEP?

Those coaches look suspiciously like flat cars hiding under there? Roller Bearings?

Still, sure looks, and SOUNDS neat! Cool

More on the Northern Central here:

https://www.northerncentralrailway.com/about-us/

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:16 AM

Good morning Diners.   Tea and toast please, Janie.

Kevin.   Sorry to hear the news.  My daughter has a saying at times like this.

"Knocked sideways, but never backwards."

Our thoughts and prayers are with you  and your family.

 

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A Stockton & Darlington Railway carriage from 1850s

 

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:25 AM

Mornin' all.  Janie, steak and eggs please.

Kevin, I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law.  My prayers are with you and your family.  No worries about sharing such news.  We are each others support when needed.

I can share some positive news.  My daughter just had a follow up appointment with the doctor that performed her surgery and she is healing up well.  The doctor confirmed to her many of the pains that she is feeling is normal (heaven forbid she listen to Mom and Dad Laugh), so that raised her spirits too.

I can't find a picture for my contribution to the early period for the diner, but I can tell you how the town where I live is the name of a relatively well know railroad, but you would never guess it.  That railroad is the Pere Marquette.  I live in Ludington.  The connection?  When the roads that would eventually become the PM were being laid, one (the Flint & Pere Marquette) was the line that would terminate in what was the town of Pere Marquette.  The line was completed in 1874, however, the town name had changed to Ludington in 1873.  The name of the railroad was never changed to match.  So from now on, every time you see a piece of Pere Marquette rolling stock, know you are looking at the Ludington Railroad.  And no, I don't model it. Laugh

Cheers guys!

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:36 AM

Good morning .

Kevin .... That certainly is bad news regarding your wife's sister. Apparently, it is very fortunate she was found and taken to the hospital. Praying for a quick recovery.

 

David .... Thanks for posting intersting pictures.

Brent .... I saw the big wooden trstle you posted in the Show Me thread. Remarkable!

TF...... I like the grain elevator you posted in the Show Me thread as well.  

 

Everybody ..... Have a good day. 

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Posted by Tin Can II on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:40 AM

Kevin:  Prayers and good thoughts for your sister-in-law.

I found out Friday night that an N scale friend of mine from hobby shop days in Texas passed from Covid last Thursday; his 15 year old son is in the hospital with it as well.  He helped me set up my hobby shop years ago, and was one of the most decent human beings on the planet, as well as a great husband and father.  

Last night at dinner, my wife got a call from her former colleague that one of the coaches she had worked with passed from Covid on Sunday.  

 

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Posted by CNCharlie on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:53 AM

Good Morning,

Up early today as I couldn't get back to sleep after putting the bird feeders out at sunrise. We are still visited by a racoon every night. It is smoky again so another day of limited time outside. We had the driest July in 150 years.

Not much going on here. My wife is going through a bad patch with her anxiety problem so we don't communicate much. Perhaps I'll see if she would like to go for a drive just to get out.

Tomorrow I'm taking the car in for a servicing. It has been a year since the last one but I have only driven 4k miles in that time. 

I don't have any photos for you but Winnipeg was the start point for the CPR to the West Coast. They brought the first locomotive here by barge up the Red River in 1877. That engine, the Countess of Dufferin, is on display in a local museum. It was actually first used to complete a line to Minnesota that went down to Minneapolis. 

Kevin, hope your SIL recovers soon.

CN Charlie

Tomorrow

 

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