Weekend Photo Fun,12/07/07

SecretWeapon Dec 7, 2007

  1. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman TrainBoard Member

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    Todd: Great layout and great photos. The blurry part of the first photo is just depth of field. The rest are very nice. It all gets better with practice. Just keep posting and get a better camera when you can. There is a lot of opinions/information in the Trains and Photography forum.

    Again, you have a very nice layout; hope we will see more of it.
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    3 Brand-new SD50's lead train 709 (CSDPU Nixon-Axial Mine) out of Tunnel 17:

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  3. BOK

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    Geekgy:

    My family moved from Minnesota to Urbana in 1961, and we lived right off Philo Road so I am familiar with the old Wabash line. The units they used were GP-7/9s often with a wabash "streamlined" caboose. The local freight which came out of Danville was usually a short mixed freight with unit grain trains later operating to the P&E for delivery to the Andersons grain terminal on the west side of Champaign.

    Believe or not I did a photo study on this line from the switch off the main at Sidney to IC interchange in Champaign. Included iare photos of trains and some structures. Because they were just cheap Instamatic camera shots they are okay but not great athough they are in color.

    I am currently tied up teaching a class of new hire conductors and may not have much time before Christmas to scan the photos plus I do not know how to submit them to this website. But if anyone is interested I can see if I can scan them and then go from there. I belive there are about 20-25 photos of a typical, Illinois, branchline railroad in the 1960s.

    Have a great day.

    Barry
     
  4. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    OMG! The treasure trove. You have no idea how long I've been trying to find pics of that line.

    If you get the time to scan them I'd be greatly indebted.
     
  5. pachyderm217

    pachyderm217 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Flash, for your kind words.

    I've posted more photos over at RailImages. I think I might learn to enjoy the photography side of model railroading.
     
  6. traingeekboy

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    Honrby tinplate

    Bedford Rob,
    that's a nice little collection of tinplate. thanks for posting it up.
     
  7. ppuinn

    ppuinn Staff Member

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    Treasure Trove is Right, Geeky!
    Barry: I too would be very interested in seeing your pics, whenever you can get around to scanning them and loading them to your Railimages account. I model the P&E from staging (which I've labeled Indianapolis), past Hillery (where I have staging for some CR trains), and on to where it comes into Pekin, Illinois and heads up to the Peoria and Pekin Union Yard in East Peoria. I've got an 8 foot section that would be just right for a small town somewhere between Hillery and Pekin. Any pics of P&E sidings in towns from that section of the P&E line?

    FYI: Every Trainboard member automatically has a Railimages account. Page down to the bottom on any Trainboard page and click the link to MainPage Railimages. This should route you to a page that has an orange menu bar running all the way across the page that has links to MY PHOTOS and MY ALBUMS at the left side (these are links to your personal gallery) and UPLOAD PHOTOS at the right hand side.

    Scan your pictures on your scanner, and save them to your computer as JPEG or JPG files...your scanner ought to have a place you can select to do this. Click on the UPLOAD PHOTOS and follow the directions to browse your computer and select the pics you want to upload. (If you have any difficulties, it might be related to the size of picture(s). Check the Tutorials Subforum of the Support Forum for info about how to resize photos for uploading. )
     
  8. BOK

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    Geeky and Dave:

    I will try to scan the pictures this weekend if I can find them and see if I can figure out how to post them.

    As information, although I did work on the P&E one summer in Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin I didn't take any photos of the railroad. I did however, post on the Yahoo P&E board a little of my experiences working that railroad the summer of 1970.

    Geeky, I remeber the Gulf Oil bulk plant on the Wabash along Philo Road but did not take pictures of it. I do recall however, that the office/warehouse was a corragated metal building about 30'x60' with a rail door for receiving boxcars of oil/grease and other supplies. To the southeast along the short spur towards the main track switch was a tankcar unloading boom and two vertical storage tanks with the Gulf logo on the sides very similar to the Walthers model. The whole facility was quite compact and modelable.

    I will hunt for the pictures.

    Barry
     
  9. ppuinn

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    Geeky:
    In addition to the P&E Yahoo group Barry mentions, track down the PeoriaRails Yahoo group. They focus on RRs throughout the Peoria Illinois area, but members are from through out the state (mid-West, nation) and may have some info on Philo.
     
  10. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    PPuin, I'll have to figure out where the heck my Yahoo account info is. I swear I've created and lost so many accounts like that over the years.

    thanks for the info.
     
  11. Kitbash

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    Flash. Thanks for that picture. I grew up in Southern VA about 75 miles north of Raleigh. When I was a little kid, we used to get Pine State delivered to our front door twice/week. This was in the late 50's, very early 60's. I had an older cousin in Raleigh that worked for Pine State back in the 60's as their HR guy.

    That trailer shot jogs quite a few memories.
     

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