Was the Knox Mine disaster in Scranton/ WilksBarre the begining of the end for the Anthracite railroads LV,Lackawanna,Reading.O&W,Jersey Central ect.?

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Posted by zugmann on Friday, June 29, 2018 9:40 PM

Firelock76
Aw, you know what I mean!

OK, I admit rhyming riding with smiling was a little bit of a stretch.. but c'mon, it wasn't that bad, was it?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:01 PM

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Aw, you know what I mean!

 

OK, I admit rhyming riding with smiling was a little bit of a stretch.. but c'mon, it wasn't that bad, was it?

 

Nah, besides I always appreciate sincere efforts!

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:51 AM

A former part of the Reading calling itself "The Road Of Anthracite".  Is nothing sacred?

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:24 AM

Firelock76

Aw, you know what I mean!

"Her dress stays white and snowy bright, upon the Road of Anthracite!"

And the Reading and Northern does have steam excursions, although I'm sure #425 is burning, ahem, bituminous.  It doesn't have a Wooten firebox.

 



This mess?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:30 AM

Hey, I LIKE that "Blue Comet" inspired paint scheme!  Then again, as an old Jersey guy and Jersey Central fan I do have to admit to a certain partiality!

"Beauty's in the eye of the beholder" as the old saying goes.

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:32 AM

They did tone it down, it looks like.  The undercarriage is now black again.  Blue may be a darker shade, too? Or it just got that way naturally. I don't know.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:33 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

A former part of the Reading calling itself "The Road Of Anthracite".  Is nothing sacred?

 

The Lackawanna's gone, they don't care anymore, so what's the difference?Wink

 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:10 AM

Firelock76

Hey, I LIKE that "Blue Comet" inspired paint scheme!  Then again, as an old Jersey guy and Jersey Central fan I do have to admit to a certain partiality!

"Beauty's in the eye of the beholder" as the old saying goes.

 

It would be like painting a steam engine stagecoach yellow and green (C&NW) for a Burlington or Milwaukee Road-inspired tourist line.  But toning down is good.  maybe they were trying to attract kids with a "Thomas the Tank Engine" motif.  All it needs is a Gordon face!

Image result for Thomas the Train

 

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:14 AM

charlie hebdo
 
Firelock76

Hey, I LIKE that "Blue Comet" inspired paint scheme!  Then again, as an old Jersey guy and Jersey Central fan I do have to admit to a certain partiality!

"Beauty's in the eye of the beholder" as the old saying goes.

 

 

 

It would be like painting a steam engine stagecoach yellow and green (C&NW) for a Burlington or Milwaukee Road-inspired tourist line.  But toning down is good.  maybe they were trying to attract kids with a "Thomas the Tank Engine" motif.  All it needs is a Gordon face!

Image result for Thomas the Train

 

 

Laugh You read my mind! Even to the point that I knew it was Gordon the big freight engine and not Thomas the smaller tank engine. Gordon usually has a sour look on his face.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:15 PM

Gordon is a Pacific (4-6-2), also.
Image result for Gordon locomotive

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:23 PM

I like Gordon with the smile a LOT better!  The scowl would frighten the kids.

Besides, Gordon's world famous, what's he got to be PO'd about?

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:09 PM

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Laugh You read my mind! Even to the point that I knew it was Gordon the big freight engine and not Thomas the smaller tank engine. Gordon usually has a sour look on his face.

No wonder he's scowling.  Gordon hauled the EXPRESS!  Not a lowly frieght train!

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:55 PM

zugmann
Murphy Siding
Laugh You read my mind! Even to the point that I knew it was Gordon the big freight engine and not Thomas the smaller tank engine. Gordon usually has a sour look on his face.

No wonder he's scowling.  Gordon hauled the EXPRESS!  Not a lowly frieght train!

They've made him haul freight a few times.  It never goes well.  

Gordon reminds me of several old head co-workers who think they are above doing actual work.

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