PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 9/7/2012

YoHo Sep 7, 2012

  1. YoHo

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    I am so Sorry everyone for missing last week. I had intended to start a thread on Thursday, but didn't remember until I was sitting in a Hotel room without a computer and no access to pictures.

    Let's make up for it this week.
    I caught Portland & Western GP40 #3006 last October in the Tigard Yard No G&W corporate paint for this unit which has clear "Canadian" roots.

    One of her sisters that pulls the slugs had an engine fire while pulling the Toledo hauler (or Patch, not sure which) a few weeks ago.
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  2. SteamDonkey74

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    (flashback sound effects a la Wayne's World)

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    This is, of course, not my photo but one that Bob New has allowed me to use as a prototype photo for SP&S back when they served Vernonia. The tracks heading off to the right in this photo head to the mill. The track heading straight out up toward the upper left continues as the line to Keasey. The photo is from the 1950s.
     
  3. co_riff

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    Kanawha River Terminal near Kenova,WV. Two GP40-2L's.

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    I am looking forward to cool, sunny days such as this one last year. The great colors in background. This double stacker heading east to Logistics Park (Chicago), was being held by a red block at Radnor, Montana:

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  5. r_i_straw

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    I was going through the files on an old computer that I had stored away in a closet. Found these gems that someone had emailed me years ago.
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    An E1A/E2A???
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    The Eight Spot was one of the E1 that Santa Fe bought. At first they along with UP were hesitant about anything with the new A-1-A Blomberg truck. However after the truck got rave reviews on the B&O, the Santa Fe purchased the only E1s, both cab and booster units, produced for any railroad.
     
  8. kevsmith

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    Well you said Europe So......

    The now notorious LNER A3 4-6-2 'Flying Scotsman' has become one of the most controversial restoration projects in the U.K. A major overhaul by the National Railway Museum in York has gone way over budget and been so delayed that it has already missed many of the events it was supposed to do this summer including the FAB 4 weekend at Barrow Hill and the Olympic torch relay. Rumour has it that when it does get back on the main line it will be only be allowed to do 75MPH and pull a maximum of eight coaches.

    However in happier days I was fortunate to catch it in it's prime on a positioning move after its return from a visit to Australia. The location was the ex Midland station of Grindleford in Derbyshire on the Sheffield to Manchester 'Hope valley line' and after the loco had exited the long and steeply graded Totley tunnel it swung round the curve into the setting sun.


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    The guy hanging out from the cab was getting anxious about the clearance on a bridge they were coming up to as the track had been canted over to allow the new generation of DMUs to run faster. It was a tight squeeze but it went under in the end.

    At the other end of Totley Tunnel at the old Dore and Totley station i was less fortunate with the weather as I waited for an excursion headed by rebuilt Bulleid West Country class 4-6-2 'Taw valley'.

    In those days the old station building was now called Dore junction and was a 'real Ale' pub with a superb selection of beers from independant breweries. As I sat there with a mate sipping a pint of 'Timothy Taylors Landlord' waiting for the train the first flake of snow fell, cool I thought, should make a nice picture! 45 minutes later as the visibilty and light got worse I was on the brink of calling it a day when the special turned up.

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    Getting out of Dore in that snow up the steep hill of Twentywell Lane was an adventure in itself as my Scorpio Cosworth tried to go in any direction but the one I pointed it in but it was all worth it to get that shot
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  9. wisker45-70

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    Shot this a couple weeks ago as NPR 765 made is't way through Ryde, Pa
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. Europe. Any place on this planet, past or current, as long as it is something prototype.

    Does this possible restriction mean that even post-overhaul the engine has some condition concerns? Or just for safe keeping of a historical artifact?

    Nice photos!
     
  11. mcjaco

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    Franklin Canyon, CA circa 1999

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  12. fitz

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    Today on other sites were sad photos of a pile of lumber, the remains of the Brooklyn roundhouse in Portland, OR. This photo from the NRHS convention there in 2005, with two of the roundhouse's famous residents, and the roundhouse in the background as it existed back then. Sad.

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  14. BoxcabE50

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    Indeed sad. But at least the occupying equipment from back then made a safe escape.
     
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    Fortunately I was able to visit the place back in 2009.

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