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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Kurt Moose

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    I heard it had something to do with the spent barley and/or hops from the making of beer at the brewery, they were taken from the plant and used elsewhere. For what I don't know. I have a "Milwaukee Road guide to Freight Cars" book at home, these cars are described in it.
     
  2. BuddyBurton

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    Marked off another NS Heritage unit off my list today.

    NS 8099 trailing third out on Z-CHCSSE1 19 in East Dubuque, IL


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Ouch! 44th Street Yard, Philadelphia, PA, 11/20/1956. [Temple University Library]

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  4. Hytec

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    5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, and Anheuser Busch launches another new product....Ta Da Bump. :ROFLMAO:
     
  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Celeste, Texas. 1913
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  6. rch

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    AB ships beer in TBOXes now. I like the MRS insulated boxcars. Too bad there's not a model of one in HO scale.
     
  7. Doug Gosha

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    Great picture. I love pictures of section gangs.

    It's interesting that, in so many of the photos of section gangs, the men look so skinny/gangly (Barney Fife would say they are "wiry") and they did all that grueling work. It's particularly interesting to me because my maternal grandfather, who did that for a living, eventually becoming a foreman, was 6'7" tall and weighed probably no more than 200 pounds.

    I guess I'm kind of the same way. I was 6'4" when I was young and was skinny but hard work never really bothered me. Of course, it does now because I'm going on 69-years-old with a heart condition.

    Doug
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Must have been interesting work, untangling that mess.
     
  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Somewhere near Frankfort, Kentucky.
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Dang, I wish I could remember. I believe it is gone now.
     
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  12. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Lots of whiskey under...er...over that bridge, I bet.

    Doug
     
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  13. Hytec

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    Its solid maroon color with gold lettering reminds me of the Lehigh Valley. Though the LV was only in western NY, central & eastern PA, and central NJ.
    The name appears to have 6-7 letters in the first word and 9-10 in the second.
    Ken, do you any orders from central Kentucky around the Lexington, Frankfort area?
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    I found it in one of my books -- it's the Frankfort & Cincinnati. Russell is right -- it shut down in the mid-1980s and the rails are gone today. [Photo by Ron Flanary]

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  15. r_i_straw

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    Thanks, getting old is tough when things just vanish from the memory banks.:(

    Maybe I have been imbibing in too much of the product from this region.
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  16. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    100 proof!

    Doug
     
  17. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    When I looked at the first photo, I thought I could just make out an Alco switcher on Blunt trucks. Then Hardcoaler knocked it out of the park.

    That sure is a handsome unit!

    If we get drunk together, we can dispose of any remaining temptation much quicker...there's a century-old hangover in there waiting to be liberated...:)

    It'll likely take another century to get rid of that hangover...:sick:
     
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  18. r_i_straw

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    Crew change on the prairie.
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    F&C 106 eventually became Columbia & Reading Ry. #2-26.

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  20. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Russell, is that down there in Texas? It looks just like up here in Minnesota.

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