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Stitcherbob

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« on: April 24, 2008, 05:19:21 PM »



Errrr....on the right. Actually he's not looking so big now.....kinda put's C bodies in perspective huh?

Anyway, Steve's new project needed a name, so....now introducing Big Red:









and here's the rig Mike brought him to Joisey on:





I didn't have time to push Big Red onto the tracks......oh well




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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 05:22:28 PM »

Any pics of my pawts??? LOL!!
Dang that car is on good shape.Great score,Steve.
Chris you sure do know how to pic 'em
If all goes well,I am hoping to meet Big Red in a month or so.
 
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 05:24:01 PM »

Keep an eye out,Bawby,Big Red just might push that cadd-e yak  next to him onto the tracks!! LOL CBarge2008-04-24 22:24:37
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 05:28:17 PM »

Wow!!! Big Red looks real good!! I bet he'd look even better after a bath!! throw in some milk crates and cruise!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 05:29:29 PM »

One o yer partz put a golf ball dent in da quarter.....dats gonna be one expensive dent when Steve's done wid ya Lea!

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 05:30:08 PM »


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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 05:48:18 PM »

Hey Bob, I didn't know those rails were still used. Steve the car looks great!

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 06:22:15 PM »

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Get that junk off my white interior   (I hear you saying that to me all the time)
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 06:55:17 PM »

Hey I know that car! LOL. Glad it got there and glad you like it. I love rust free! Please keep it away from the tracks there Bob, I'd hate to see that locomotive get hurt.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 07:52:08 PM »

Big Red and Bigger Red make a good pair.  M&E 18 was built in Sept 1964.  When was the Chrysler built?
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 07:06:52 AM »

Big Red's going to be a nice cruiser Steve!  (just don't change the grille  PLEEEZE)  I'm humbled to see that he already has a new playmate in the form of Stitcher's Coupe DeVille.
 
Nice pic with the MLW-ALCO Bob!  Now to research the M&E...  Those Montreal-built ALCO's are popping up all over the east coast on short lines, and they still operate reliably thanks to the strict maintenance given to them by thier former Canadian owners.  They have a sound like no other locomotive!
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2008, 10:09:59 AM »


 
 
 
 



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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2008, 04:33:18 PM »

Heh,Ourr cars were not exactly treated well,and rusted out pretty quick.. up here in Canada..lol
But our locomotives were kept tip top to run in any type of weather condition. LOL
Both my Dad and Uncle are Heavy Duty diesel mechanics by trade.Although both chose heavy equipment and truck-not locomotive-the teachings they recieved on diesel maitenance-especially on how the cold affects them- was shared with the locomotive diesel mechanics.They were hardly ever shut off except for maitenance .
Like the steam locomotives before them,the engines were built to each lines' specifications and had to meet all of their tough requirements.
There is one thing I will never forget--the smell of my Dad's clothes being washed/dried.The smell of diesel fuel/oil mixed with laundry soap and fabric softener throughout the house..That and the smeel of Mom's home-baked bread.
I grew up with the trains but they were silenced in 1988.
RIP Newfie Bullet..
http://home.thezone.net/~sharvey/nfrail.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_Railway
Sorry for the off-topic hijack.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2008, 07:27:42 PM »

Looking good Steve...well the car is...


 
Chris...I hear Ya on the rust free cars...better to spend more on rust free than have to pay to make a car that way...
 
 
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2008, 08:07:22 PM »

The roster of locomotives of the Morristown and Erie :

#14 1952 Alco S-4 1000hp (sold to Linden Chlorine in 1986)
#15 1944 Alco RS-1 1000hp ex-US Navy (sold to Valley RR, Essex CT in 1985)
#16 1967 Alco C-430 3000hp ex-Conrail 2054
#17 1967 Alco C-430 3000hp ex-Conrail 2053
#18 1964 Alco C-424 2400hp ex-TP&W #800
#19 1964 Alco C-424 2400hp ex-TP&W #801

There is a good book out called "The Morristown & Erie Railway" by Bob Pennisi. Amazon had 3 left as of me writing this:

http://www.amazon.com/Morristown-Erie-Railway-Bob-Pennisi/dp/B0006EOALA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209186399&sr=1-2



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