Water towers....

Kurt Moose Aug 26, 2021

  1. Kurt Moose

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    Once an integral part of railroading, now merely history rotting away on some obscure branch line or museum.
    Let's see some of those remaining icons of yesterdays! 20210825_144431.jpg
    The Roy, Wa water tower, built by the NP a century ago, still barely standing....
     
  2. Hardcoaler

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    As seen in Hogansville, GA on 09/23/1984, this squat and durable Atlanta & West Point water tower probably still stands. In its prime, that diamond area was filled with the A&WP's "West Point Route" logo in metal castings on each side. The line is owned by CSX and remains an important route.

    1984-09-23 002 Hogansville GA - for upload.jpg
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, never seen one like that! Solid though, made to last!
     
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  4. bremner

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    surprisingly, there are a few still standing along the Union Pacific's Former Southern Pacific Sunset route, there is one in Maricopa and one in Red Rock
     
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    Thanks for helping me to remember this. I shot pictures of them on 11/11/2002.

    2002-11-11 001 Maricopa AZ - for upload.jpg

    2002-11-11 Red Rock AZ - for upload.jpg
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    This is a very different style from anything I have ever seen. :)
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    I wish they had the brains to preserve it! :(
     
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    Some of you may have heard of this place. :)


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  9. Kurt Moose

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    how come there aren't any photos of horizontal water towers ??
     
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Hmmm, like the water "pans" that the NYC used, in between the tracks?
     
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  12. wvgca

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    well, actually no ... i have a horizontal [otherwise normal configuration] on my layout, and [i assume] there is a prototype for it somewhere ?
     
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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Sounds interesting, got a pic?

    Meanwhile, in Skykomish on the Great Northern & Cascade RR.... 20210828_110840.jpg 20210828_110820.jpg
     
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  14. wvgca

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    here's an older pic of a horizontal water tank on my layout ..no idea as to who made the kit though..
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  15. Kurt Moose

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    Oh, very nice! Even an old steam donkey for pumping the water out of the stream!

    Looks great!(y)
     
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    Woodland scenics I believe
     
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