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Mike

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« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2008, 04:37:12 PM »

Thats interesting Steve, I wonder what classification Steam engine it was.

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« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2008, 04:43:05 PM »

Hey Matt!!!! we should take to the RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA one day! I was just on their website and what a collection they have.

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« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2008, 05:01:51 PM »







This one goes out to Matt, there ya go buddy!


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« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2008, 05:07:59 PM »

Ah, the GP30.  The only time GM's styling department had a hand in the design of a production freight locomotive.
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« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2008, 05:27:46 PM »

    Dave, growing up with tracks right behind my house, all we used to see
was GP30'S-40'S- and 50'S. Man what a rumble they cause on the ground
when 1-4 are pulling over 100 cars!. We were crazy little kids and were
always playing by / on / walking on the tracks. But it was always a
Blue Conrail engine when I was a kid.
 




     Then one day I noticed that there werent anymore Blue engines
around, everyonce in awhile you see one if your lucky, a surviving
GP30-40 or switcher. As Matt had mentioned it was like around 98? that
Conrail was no more Major bummer I missed out on the great railroad
days of old when it was New York Central VS Pennsylvania Railroad
competeing.

 



   In Jersey city there is an Old PRR station where railcars
used to be loaded on to railcar barges and taken over to NYC before the
Hudson tunnels where built. In fact theres and awsome book written
about it. Its called Pennsylvania Station the Gilded Age. I wrote down
the author I have to find it, I started reading it and it was really
good. I have to go buy it as I was reading it in the store one day in
Seattle. When I find the author I'll post it for youse guys.


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« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2008, 05:28:11 PM »

I'm up for the tour!  Thanks gang, Dave and Spuds!  I'm wondering what that GP30's road number was when originally purchased by the PRR.  30's are RARE, only made in 1964!
 
Call Me!  We'll do the Pennsy tour!
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« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2008, 05:30:31 PM »

Buddy of mine owned 5 ex Chessie GP30's, and 2 ex PRR GP35's.  Most have been sold now though, but he still has one GP30, and both GP35's.
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« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2008, 05:34:41 PM »

It's not strange that simple passions run a parallel line!  You and I need to get together Dave!
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« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2008, 05:34:45 PM »

Man I need my own Railroad. It will still be the PRR lol!

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« Reply #69 on: March 18, 2008, 05:44:03 PM »

P...  You and I were BOTH born too late!  But we can try like HELL!
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« Reply #70 on: March 18, 2008, 05:47:13 PM »

We sure can Matt!, I got a friend whose dad works for NJ Transit, see if I can't pull some strings!

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« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2008, 08:31:07 PM »

Too bad all of my Railroad Museum of PA pictures were all taken on 35mm Tater.....I have several years worth around here somewhere.....before and after they built the new addition.

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« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2008, 08:00:46 AM »

When Conrail was liquidated in '98, the CEO,  David LeVan, who was
a Gettysburg College grad, went back home to help the College in a
number of projects, and opened up Battlefield Harley- Davidson, one of
the biggest H-D dealers in the US! - it's really something!! My
daughter was at the college at the time, and lots of publicity was
given. Conrail was extremely successful under LeVan's leadership, as is
CSX today... signed,  an old B & O fan. RA


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« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2008, 12:44:45 PM »

So David LeVan runs CSX today? What the crap does CSX stand for anyway?

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« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2008, 12:45:42 PM »

Chessie Seaboard.
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