PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 2/20/2021

YoHo Feb 21, 2021

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

    Let's have a chill weekend she said, nothing pressing, kids aren't doing anything.

    HA HA just kidding, build a prop for your son's competitive dance comp. YOu can have that done by 10am to practice right?

    How has your weekend been?

    I have no idea when I took this picture except that it was sometime between 2011 and now. I'm not sure I've seen a snoot nosed SD40-2R in years. No doubt the Locotrol equipment is long gone from the nose.
  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    To warm up from the chilly weather, how about a little steam?:)

    CNR 1112, class G-16-a 4-6-0, built by MLW in 1912 for Canadian Northern (1 of 50 built in two batches in 1912 and 1913).

    She has 57-inch drivers and the engine alone weighs 71 tons, tractive effort 24800 lbs.

    She was acquired in 1952 by Quebec, North Shore and Labrador along with another 4-6-0 of the same class. QNS&L converted her from coal to oil burning, after which she was retired in 1961 and donated to the CHRA. She spent some time at the railway museum in Delson, Quebec before it was moved to the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (Smiths Fall) in 1992.

    That's not the original tender.

    But the visitors in the cab seem to enjoy it quite nicely!
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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

    Friday in Rosenberg. Dropped by the museum to chat while I was out enjoying the "warm" weather after the big freeze.
  4. Sepp K

    Sepp K TrainBoard Member

    Annville, PA, Tuesday, 02/16/2021. 19G looked like a power move with a train in tow. 6 assorted units, all different models.

    SD40E, rebuilt from a SD50 by Juniata.


    Ex-SOU GP38, rebuilt to a GP38-2.
  5. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    I had an uncle by marriage who hired out on the Canadian Northern in 1918. Can't help but wonder if he might have fired her at one time or another. He eventually came to the Detroit area and went to work on the Wabash. Having retired as an engineer from the N&W, he had a wealth of interesting stories from his long career. I think those about firing on the Canadian Northern were the most interesting. During the grain rush, westbound crews with blocks of empties could be stuck in the hole for endless hours out in the middle of nowhere. The crew felt fortunate if there was a general store where they could buy something to cook on the fireman's scoop.
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  6. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    Shot this in Marlette during the winter of 1996/97 a few months after moving here. Times change. It was a year or so later that CSX handed what was left of the old Port Huron sub over to Huron and Eastern.

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  7. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    Tom, that's a delightful memory. 40-50 years ago, I was crossing the CSX (ex-L&N) tracks in west Gulfport, MS and spotted four heavies stopped on the head end with a l-o-o-o-n-g eastbound behind them. Just then, two head end crew came running out of Breaux's Grocery with two paper bags brimming with po-boys (hoagies, subs, heroes, blimps, or whatever you call them, LOL), and other goodies, and two soft drink twelve packs. They tossed it all onto the deck, ran up the ladder, into the cab, and the engines started blowing heavy smoke. :cool:
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  8. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

    A couple of takes on the coldest days of the year, temps well south of -25, not including the wind chill! 2 shots on Gassman, one at the old GN yard.

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  9. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    This must be the day for memories. Back in the nineties when I was teaching industrial arts at Almont High School, I often stopped in Imlay City on the way home. (Get a bag of Taco Bell and hang out by the tracks and you've got the Imlay City dinner theater.) One night I arrived to discover a green signal for a wesbound and was amazed to see CN's hottest container move come to a halt in spite of having a green.. The conductor got down, ran across the alley and disappeared into the back door of Coscarelli's party shop. Momentarily he reappeared with a flat bottomed, grease stained brown paper bag that counld only contain a pizza, got back on the lead unit and promptly left town. Some things never change.
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  10. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    This is from the Palmer Mass camera. What railroad is this? What locomotive is that? Big Blue.jpg
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    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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  13. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    If you're not familiar with that wesbsite, it's a great place to go for research. If you're looking for pictures of any piece of equipment from the last 20-30 years or even earlier in some cases, there's a good chance somebody has posted at least one. Unfortunately, it's probably not that useful for your early 50's era, though.
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  14. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    Love the old Boston & Maine colors, very nice!:cool:
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