PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 10/5/2012

YoHo Oct 5, 2012

  1. Hytec

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    Interesting, I never heard of silaging corn. Farmers up our way silaged alfalfa, clover, soy, and other legumes. Corn was put into covered cribs, easily accessible for feed over winter. As winter went on, we had to enhance the corn with blackstrap molasses so it would be completely eaten. I guess dairy cows are more picky eaters, especially those elite Jerseys...LOL
     
  2. Matt Bradley

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    Santa Fe 999284 - Wilburton, OK - 9-21-12 06.jpg
    In Wilburton, OK just hanging out on the AOK railroad.
     
  3. Hytec

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    Matt, did Pratt Foods pay for the restoration, or do they own the caboose?
     
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    Southern Pacific 1 - Wilburton, OK - 9-21-12 01.jpg
    This Southern Pacific caboose is sitting next to a Santa Fe caboose in Wilburton, OK.
     
  5. Matt Bradley

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    I know nothing about it other than the caboose sat in another town many miles up the line before being moved. There does not appear to be any restoration effort at this time.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, now my curiousity is up about both cabooses. Especially the AT&SF paint scheme. Surely someone will know something about these?
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    I saw the SP caboose in Shawnee a few years ago. I was told the AOK bought it to use as a shoving platform.
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    This looks like an unusual coupling. What is happening? Is it two trains together?
     
  10. paperkite

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    What famous US trains used to split ? the City of Seattle ? Empire Builder ? Zephyer? I know one of the Seattle bound trains did , they spilt at Spokane , one went to Seattle and the rest went to Portland.
    web site photo of the two trains :
    "With fall colors already starting to disappear, VIA 601 heads north towards Hervey Jonction, where both consists will be split: one will head to Jonquière, and the other will head to Senneterre."
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    The Amtrak Empire Builder splits at Spokane, breaking off a Portland section.

    In pre-Amtrak days, the SP&S RY would forward and return Portland-Spokane cars. Both GN and NP. You'll see photos of those SP&S trains with a mix of GN, NP and SP&S cars.
     
  12. paperkite

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    Cool, I was thinking it was the Empire Builder pre Amtrack days but was not sure . Did SP&S also deliver other passenger cars as well or just the EB and manifest frt?
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    SP&S also handled cars for the NP NCL, Portland-Spokane. Both GN and NP along with their own, in their passenger Trains 1 & 2. Plus daily freights.
     
  14. paperkite

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    Sounds like that kept them pretty busy... Christine and I are going to take the rail fan trip up at Ione WA to Metaline Falls and return on the 21st of Oct . See the link :
    http://www.lionstrainrides.com/ . It is only 10 miles but crosses some awesome trestles and water shots. POVRR provides the motive power and some historical museum has a couple of cars on the run as well .( POVRR picked up lumber cars at Riley Creek when I worked there in the mid 90's loading spine cars and the older open frame lumber cars for the UP,one month that summer we loaded up 11 million board feet . ) Hope it is not too cold to ride out side at least one way , since we are taking the 3 pm trip it may not be too bad as long as it is not raining...takes about 90 minutes rt.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    You'll get a big thrill from from crossing the bridge above Box Canyon and the dam.
     
  16. paperkite

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    Not too big i hope :::))))
     
  17. MagicMan_841

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    Indeed! It is what's known as a J-train setup. The trains leave Montreal together and are split at Hervey Jonction, where they become two separate trains with different destinations.
     
  18. paperkite

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    Cool shot of the two trains. Being stagered is really quick to seperate and go. Do both engines provide power or just the lead until they split?
     

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