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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Look at the bright side - there's a defroster to keep your windows clear.:)

    I also see by the electronic boxes that you have it wired up for DCC.:D
     
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  2. badlandnp

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    Saw this little guy in the Adams Museum in Deadwood today, it is a neat little guy with a 2 candlepower headlight!


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  3. BuddyBurton

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    10:30am excursion takes off eastbound in Wilton as the rescue truck sits.

    August 22, 2021


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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    From the Houston Daily Post and Engineering Journal.
    1/1/1902
    CAPTAIN LEE RETURNS
    Says Depot at Hearne Will Be Ready in Three Weeks
    Captain J.M. Lee, engineer and superintendent of the Central, returned yesterday from a trip up the road. Captain Lee inspected the progress making on the new depot at Hearne, and says it will probably be completed in three weeks. The new eating house at Hearne is also nearing completion. Both buildings will be lighted with electricity.
    2/13/1902
    THE HEARNE DEPOT
    Captain J.M. Lee, superintendent of the Houston and Texas Central, said yesterday that the new depot of the company in Hearne would be ready for occupancy by February 15. The new depot has been erected at an outlay of about $7500 and is one of the prettiest structures on the Central route.
    ENGINEERING NEWS 1/02/1902
    It reports about Hearne Depot:
    New brick pavement at Hearne depot - $753
    New passenger depot at Hearne - $7500
    New eating house at Hearne - $3000
    New water station at Little Brazos - $3000
    New bridge over Pin Oak Creek - $25,000

    That $7500 and $3000 would be $238,000 and $95,230 respectively today!
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    And that $238K would not even partially build a depot as pictured. :(
     
  6. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Indeed. Those would be the lowball figures in the bid to get the contract.

    Then "unexpected" costs would eventually raise the bill to double or even triple the original estimate.:eek:

    And I ain't gettin' into "the little brown envelopes" being passed around...:cautious:

    At least that's SOP around here...
     
  7. BuddyBurton

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    CP 7010 leading an empty oil train westbound on the BNSF Aurora Sub. East Dubuque, IL.

    August 25, 2021


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  8. Hardcoaler

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    Finally caught up with NS 8099 a few days ago, their SOU Heritage Unit. I sure wish they'd throw some soap on these every once in a while. I've also been trying to catch up with their Interstate Heritage Unit lately, but it seems to run only at only at night. :unsure:


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  9. Doug Gosha

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    Funny how locomotives get so dirty, I mean. it's not like they're running through mud holes or anything.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  10. badlandnp

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    It is amazing how much dirt and mud get kicked up by the traction motor blowers! They discharge straight down to the ties after blowing through the motors. Add the brake shoes dusting away, the wind of motion, and well....WE GET GOOD AND DIRTY!! YES!!!!

    :LOL::ROFLMAO:
     
  11. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I didn't know about that Alan -- thanks for the explanation. I've yet to see NS's CNJ, CR, NYC and NKP units, but have seen the 16 others. I'd like to get better pictures of the CG, INT and LV units. I wish I lived on a busier line to make this easier.
     
  12. Doug Gosha

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    Duh, I meant "mud puddles" above, not "mud holes". "Edit" has already disappeared.

    Doug
     
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  13. Mike VE2TRV

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    Eagle eye always at the ready, I noticed a GT noodle logo very neatly drawn in the dirt right on the side of the nose, just above the frame.o_O

    Somebody's a Grand Trunk Western fan!:cool:
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Au contraire! I think you were right the first time...

    Just west of Tunnel 5, Moffat Route, 2004:
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  15. Pastor John

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    I saw the NS Reading heritage unit a couple weeks ago while at our model railroad club. It surprised us so none of us got pictures but it sure was pretty.


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  16. badlandnp

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    Just hate it when we get surprised and miss a good shot!!
     
  17. Mike VE2TRV

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    Tell me about it. A lot of self-rear-end-kicking and head-to-wall banging (and a few choice cuss words :mad: ) went on after I saw an honest to goodness NJT GP40FH-2 at the main downtown commuter station in Montreal back in early 2016 - and no camera :cry:.

    They were loaned out for a while from NJT to Montreal's AMT transit agency.
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Yikes!!! There is really bad drainage going on in this picture! Talk about pumping up some mud. Ouch! A bit of serious track work was needed here, ASAP.
     
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  19. Doug Gosha

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    When I was teen here in the sixties, I had a camera but didn't take one picture of the Milwaukee Road which had a fairly major installation here. There was an engine house, ice house, many F units, the four or five SW1s, etc. The roundhouse, coal tower, and water tank predated me but still...

    How stupid is that?

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  20. r_i_straw

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    Tell me about it. In 1961, my family arrived state side after living in the Orient for a few years. We came into Seattle via Anchorage on a DC6, which I do have a photo of. Took the Great Northern Western Star to Minneapolis and the Milwaukee Road Pioneer from there to Milwaukee. Not one photo of the trains. My brother took a few from the train looking out when we rode through Glacier National Park, but that is it.
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