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Matt Aker

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« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2009, 02:28:09 PM »

The Norfolk and Western was a coal hauler, but iron ore was also a big commodity.  I'd be willing to bet that there was a little home-distilled shine exchanged at station stops too
Nice S2 6-8-6 PRR turbine P.  It was the only one ever built, except the Lionel examples...
 
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« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2009, 08:49:00 PM »

The 2 biggest things I think they were noted for were:

1- they held onto steam longer than any railroad
2- O. Winston Link made them famous with his photography

84% of their passenger miles were run with  2-6-6-4, 4-8-4, and 2-8-8-2 locomotives.


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« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2009, 04:48:28 AM »

Good call.  I was going with they held onto/were last to use steam.  They were noted for being the most efficent in it's use. If I recall correctly they wapped it up around 1959.
 
The other was they put out the largest engine in terms of pulling ability.  I forget what the correct term is but I read they were at like 116,000 vs the next guy at 97,000.
 
I did not know about the the photographer but makes sense as I've seen a ton of very neat and nice pic's of which most were N&W.
 
That's it for my knowledge of them.
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« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2009, 05:12:35 PM »

Here's some info on a locomotive my ole' man drove as he was an engineer for the CNR!. It is now totally restored,...along with, locomotive,coal car,baggage car and caboose in my home town.  http://www.nextlibrary.com/cgi-local/dublincard.cgi?TPL=../html/tbpl/archive/archivedublin.html&Key='40773'  It was the only job he had in his life, as he started shoveling coal when he was 17!. We would ride from Rainy River to Atikokan,Ont.(150 miles) in the 2nd units (diesel /electric) and get dropped off at my aunt's house who lived right beside the tracks,..then we would jump on a week or so later and head back home!. Can't do that now as you would surely be fired,but back then when i was a kid it was awesome!
 
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« Reply #155 on: January 25, 2009, 07:50:55 PM »


[TUBE]N97Q2-KdgVE&feature=related[/TUBE]

North East Corridor, lots of old Rolling stock from the PRR and PC goooood stuff, Enjoy!! On an end note this video is suppose to cover a time span from 1967 till 2007 but I don't think it gets past the early 80's

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« Reply #156 on: January 25, 2009, 08:11:25 PM »

P you sly dog! You knew that if you avert your eyes from the trains for a sec,  at 0:40 there were a couple of C bodys in the parking lot....didn't cha?

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« Reply #157 on: January 26, 2009, 12:07:21 PM »

Well Bob, Guilty as charged. It was the best of both worlds.

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« Reply #158 on: January 26, 2009, 03:49:40 PM »


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No way to Run a Railroad

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There's about 4 more of these I'll let yooose guys look at these two first.
My past semester and the current one have really sparked an interests in the PC for as well as doing Additional PRR research, Anywho enjoy!




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« Reply #159 on: January 28, 2009, 06:41:59 PM »

If you looked at the Video I posted on the Northeast Corridor, it looked very similar to that today with the bad weather. Either way its def something to experience.

Matt get your Hosier Butt to Joisey so I can give you the dime tour of the route!


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« Reply #160 on: January 30, 2009, 05:38:33 PM »

OK Matt, name that locomotive
 

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« Reply #161 on: January 30, 2009, 05:39:38 PM »

Here's a little help
 
 

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« Reply #162 on: January 30, 2009, 08:46:08 PM »

Looks like a couple of SD40-2's pushing a wedge plow.
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« Reply #163 on: January 30, 2009, 08:53:54 PM »


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OK Matt, name that locomotive
 

I'll name him "Ray"......because he can see about as good as Ray Charles

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« Reply #164 on: January 31, 2009, 06:43:26 AM »

Great pix Peter!  (and I thought I had too much snow...)
 
If I were to guess, I'd say that is a variant of the Russell Snowplow.  They were built in Ridgeway, PA, not far from my home town (the factory buildings are still there).
 

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