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Mike

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« Reply #210 on: March 01, 2009, 02:35:59 PM »

Sorry Steve, that is def the Horseshoe curve outside of Altoona.

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« Reply #211 on: March 03, 2009, 01:28:00 PM »

Lets go you Hosiers, Post schtuff from your favorite RR Flags.

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« Reply #212 on: March 05, 2009, 01:12:36 PM »







Lehigh Valley back in 1930's yet another fallen flag amongst the many dead railroads that used to crisscross the northeast.
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« Reply #213 on: March 05, 2009, 04:10:02 PM »

New Haven RR.  I clackety-clacked a lot of miles on that line.




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« Reply #214 on: March 07, 2009, 07:45:14 PM »

  Ah the good old New Haven RR, If I'm wrong or confused Please correct me. Now the NH was a subsidiary of the PRR correct? Or did it remain its own company until Incorporated into the Penn Central Merger sometime around 1969.
 
I fixed my picture malfunction now the Streamlined Pacific Lehigh Valley Steam shows up!

Good Picture Stan! Lets go other railfans post your favorites.



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« Reply #215 on: March 14, 2009, 10:22:13 PM »

The Weather is starting to get nice, which means its time to get my tookass to the Corridor and local Norfolk and Southern rails for some railfan time.

I saw a freshly painted set of GP38-2'S doing some yard work today, they were piggy backed and I kicked myself for not having a camera with me in my Napa pickup. At least now I know the place to go.


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« Reply #216 on: March 14, 2009, 11:02:56 PM »




If I had to guess, It looks like this K4s is at the maintenance yard at Kearny NJ


Here's 1361 back in active service days. Sigh I wish those clown would get their act together.

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« Reply #217 on: March 15, 2009, 03:43:24 PM »





Pennsy EMD E8(A) Hey Matt, we were standing/Parked and inside the warm car right where that light pole is! Wish it was that nice out when I was there.

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« Reply #218 on: March 15, 2009, 05:03:19 PM »

Another one any northern New Englander would remember:




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« Reply #219 on: March 15, 2009, 05:09:54 PM »

Here's one of those things that never made sense.
The NHRR served southern New England with it's northern terminus at Boston's South Station.
The B&MRR served northern New England with it's southern terminus at Boston's North Staion.
North Station and South Station were aproximately 1 1/2 miles apart.  There was no way to travel from one end of New England to the other by RR without having to travel from one station to the other.




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« Reply #220 on: March 16, 2009, 02:45:26 AM »

Heck, until just before Amtrak came along Chicago had 6 separate downtown terminals.
 
Central Station: Illiniois Central and a few New York Central trains
Dearborn St : Santa Fe, Grand Trunk, Erie, Monon, and Wabash
LaSalle St: New York Central, Nickle Plate, and Rock Island
Grand Central: B&O , C&O and Soo Line
Union Station: Pennsylvania, Burlington, Milwaukee, and GM&O
Madison St: Chicago & North Western
 
 
I think the problems was, most of the early railroads were just built to connect two cities.  By the time they realized that it could be a whole interconnected network across the continent, the downtown real estate was WAY too expensive to tear up to build the connections.
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« Reply #221 on: March 16, 2009, 02:50:32 AM »

Potato, is the Pennsy E-8 shot in Altoona?
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« Reply #222 on: March 16, 2009, 09:15:41 PM »

Yes Dan, Sure is, right at the Altoona Railroad Museum.

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« Reply #223 on: April 01, 2009, 08:57:16 PM »

Dan, Dave, Matt, Stan, anyone else. Who made the Shark nose Pennsy Diesels? was it Fairbanks Morse?

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« Reply #224 on: April 01, 2009, 09:04:34 PM »

Baldwin Locomotive Works, of Philadelphia. carrman2009-04-02 02:14:46
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