Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. LegomanBill

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    6466 is ex-CB&Q (#525 to be specific).

    As for what happened there, it's only speculation. Could've been possible that it sideswiped something and the cab took most of the force.
     
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    The CZ passing through the hills of Altamont, CA, February 1970 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    Sierra Railroad 28 leading an excursion through Keystone, CA, May 19, 1973 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    That CZ says February, but the hazy appearance in background looks like fire smoke. Those cars behind the Sierra lokey are BSB. Were they ever actually GN owned?
     
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    I don't believe they were. It looks like a twin-unit diner, a type that I don't think was ever used by the GN. The pair looks similar to a type used by the NYC and PRR, but I don't know their heritage for certain. As far as I can tell, they were painted BSB by whoever owned them at the time.

    With little bit more digging, it seems that it's a former Union Pacific twin-unit diner built by AC&F, my guess is that its 5112/5113. They were owned by Great Western Tours in the 1970s, so I'd guess that is who the owner was at the time of the photo.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    The weather flattened, chalky look to the blue on those cars is perfect for GN memories. Being non-GN cars, repainted, that owner accidentally did a nice job of matching the effects of time.
     
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  6. Mike VE2TRV

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    I found a 1980 photo of 6466 and it got a new cab. Off roster in 1984, so it still had some life in it to make it worth repairing.
     
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    N&W C425 1014, Crewe, VA (Warren Calloway)
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    A California Western doubleheader, Willits, CA, June 22, 1974 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    California Western 2-8-2 45, Ft. Bragg, CA, June 22, 1974 (Thomas G. Acheson) (I will say, the CW had some imaginative color schemes for their steam locos.)
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    Western Pacific U30B 3070, 1973 (Bob Jordan)
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    Reading DS4-4-1000 703 (????)
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    Reading H-24-66 867 (????)
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    That was my exact word when I found that one. Who could resist a Trainmaster in color?
     
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    Santa Fe U25B 6610, Chillicothe, IL, June 24, 1972 (Carl F. Nelson)
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    An excursion on the McCloud River, headed by #25, rolling through Pierce, CA, September 1969 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    California Western 46 smoking it up with heading a freight at Milepost 32, June 11, 1972 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    CW 45 going solo (see earlier photo featuring both 45 and 46 from the same day) near Milepost 14, June 22, 1974 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    The Canadian & Nashville, March 1977 (I know very little about the circumstances of this photo other than that I assume is that the CN power must have been leased.) (John Eagan, Jr.)
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    The Baltimore Maryland (The quality is kinda bad on this one, but I thought the loco consist makes up for it), Seville, OH, September 5, 1976 (????)
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    Yes, the L&N did lease CN power in the latter '70s. Nice shot. I recall seeing numerous CN units in Knoxville, TN at the time. The photographer John Eagan, Jr. owns Hoosier Hobbies in Dyer, IN and is the author of a series of books on the EJ&E.
     
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    I thought that name sounded familiar.
     
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  17. Mike VE2TRV

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    Exactly. CN had some extra power and L&N needed it. I remember that L&N wrecked quite a few CN locos too.

    Back in the 60s, CN had an exchange agreement with roads like DM&IR, B&LE, and some of the other steel roads. A slowdown of traffic for one usually coincided with a power shortage in the other. The rate was $100 per day per engine. So you could see some Missabe or Bessemer engines, such as SD9s, on CN rails, and a few months later, CN power on the American roads. That's great for modeling because you can have some variety and it's prototype.
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Something I would love to see is this- The NYC leased old Northern Pacific FT sets, about 1966. I should have a couple of such train orders in my collection. But, photos, anyone? Have never seen any!
     
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  20. LegomanBill

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    I'd quite like to see that too! With such a unique move, I would hope that someone out there would've recorded it for posterity.
     
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