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« Reply #225 on: April 02, 2009, 04:40:50 AM »

There's some character who lives beteen Oneonta and Binghamton who owns
2 of those Pennsy type catanary electrics, at least one F5 or F7 and, I
think a sharknose was in there, among a bunch of other rolling stuff.
His property abuts the main line, I believe the one coming down from
Albany, and he somehow laid a side track onto his place for all his "
toys"...I almost sh_t myself when I drove by it a couple weeks ago, and
would have stopped if not for the wife nixing that idea...she knows me
all too well.



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« Reply #226 on: April 08, 2009, 07:45:34 PM »

Who likes Shark Nosed Pennsy Diesels? See Site below, Its a pretty good one.

http://www.bridge-line.org/blhs/BaldwinSharks.html


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« Reply #227 on: April 09, 2009, 04:02:45 AM »

That's awesome P!!  Very cool shots of Sharks in and around
Bingo!  I love the Sharks and I love NYC livery, also B&O - I
really want a early 50s Lionel version but they be too pricey. My
wife's Mom worked for the B&0 - I'm from Balto -  and her
Uncle also, for 40 yrs. It seems to me there was a Shark at Mt
Clare?  It's been 25 yrs since I was there...I need to go back
since the big revamp after the roundhouse roof collapse in 2001...it's
been majorly upgraded.



My tenant in my rental house here is a Norfolk Central? Engineer out of
the Bevier St yards on the run from Bingo to down near Harrisburg
(Enola?) twice a week... SHE is recently divorced and had to find a
house near the yards.

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« Reply #228 on: April 09, 2009, 04:21:26 AM »

P:  keep those lil gems coming.  I love that shtuff! 

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« Reply #229 on: April 09, 2009, 08:45:38 AM »

Thanks Fellas, It something to do between studying. Got to rest the brain. I have some more stuff I will post up soon. A lot of those picture make great backgrounds.

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« Reply #230 on: April 10, 2009, 04:04:31 AM »

If any of youse  guys haven't been to the B&O museum at Mt
Clare Station in Balto you should make the effort - it's now part of
the Smithsonian, and it's one of the best RR museums in the world. I
used to take my kids there when they were little and we still lived in
MD.

Of course you all know the Tom Thumb was a B&O engine, the first
engine in the US, between downtown Balto and Ellicott City (where I
taught for 7 years).



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« Reply #231 on: April 11, 2009, 02:27:00 PM »

I always loved those Baldwin Sharknose RF-16s,  but didn't know
much 'bout em really, so I decided to do some research... there are
none at Mt Clare, and for that matter none left anywhere else in the
world... except for the 2 in P's picture link shown at the Binghamton
yards - Delaware & Hudson 1612 and 1605 - back in the '70s - they
were bought by a short line in the UP of Michigan in 1978... when the
crankshaft broke in 1612 in 1982 they were parked outside of their
offices, and when some a..hole stole the mfr name plates off of them,
they were moved into secure storage, and have not been seen by railfans
since then, and they will not permit them to be seen by anyone. 
Very sad...the coolest and rarest diesel electrics ever made should be
restored and in a museum...I for one would love to see one in the
flesh.  I've decided to buy Williams-Bachmann's D&H O scale
version while I can...

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« Reply #232 on: April 13, 2009, 01:41:41 PM »

Leave to some bad apples to ruin it for the rest Roger. They were def sharp looking locomotives. Not like the crap they have rolling on the Northeast Corridor in Joisey, these new Diesel electric, and electric locomotives are damned ugly and Generic looking.

They only stuff that's pulling regular commuter trains are NJ Transit's 2 GP-40-2's And of course Norfolk and Southern has a lot of old rolling stock.


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« Reply #233 on: April 14, 2009, 02:49:17 PM »



Lookie here fellas, Stan cover your eyes please.

Here is the link to the article and picture since it wouldnt show up in this post. http://www.flickr.com/photos/67648328@N00/1079180331
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« Reply #234 on: April 14, 2009, 02:58:14 PM »



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« Reply #235 on: April 15, 2009, 01:01:35 AM »


Quote from: Potatoe

Lookie here fellas, Stan cover your eyes please.

Here is the link to the article and picture since it wouldnt show up in this post. http://www.flickr.com/photos/67648328@N00/1079180331
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« Reply #236 on: April 21, 2009, 05:16:32 AM »

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Pennsy Power Forever!!!!

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« Reply #237 on: April 21, 2009, 05:23:45 AM »

That LV paint scheme is awesome!!  My Dad lived in Saucon Valley
nr Bethlehem for 10 yrs and we used to see a LV very
occasionally.  Beth Steel (RIP) also had their own little private
railroad.







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