Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. Hardcoaler

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    I remember seeing it in suburban Chicago on the MILW main (north via Milwaukee) and always thought the train name was cool. I can't remember if it operated on a different route in the western states than the Empire Builder.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    It did. Swapped routes at Spokane.
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    East of Spokane it took the old NP line thru Butte, over Homestake Pass. What a ride that would have been!
     
  4. LegomanBill

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    Amtrak Dome Coach 9360 at Livingston, MT, late 1977 (Beyer Patton)
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    The rear of the NCH at Livingston, Late 1977 (Beyer Patton)
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Stood on that platform a few times, great town, great railroading there!
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  6. badlandnp

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    The house track on the right is gone now, as is most of that concrete apron. It has been replaced with a gravel road and an iron fence between road/parking and the tracks. The fence is about where the yellow stripe is on the concrete, so you can get very close to the trains!!
     
  7. LegomanBill

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    CN RDC-3 6353 and an RDC-1, Quebec, June 1971 (Beyer Patton)
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    The Super Continental at Jasper, Alberta, June 1971 (Beyer Patton)
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  8. Mike VE2TRV

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    I spy a lovely, steamy CN lady in the background!:)
     
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    A different locomotive than what is there now. When did they swap them?
     
  10. LegomanBill

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    The one in the photo is 4-8-2 6060, it was bought back by CN in 1972, so not too long after that photo, and replaced with 6015, which is what is currently on display.
     
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    Mexico City PCC 2187 (ex-Detroit), Mexico City, Late 1974 (Beyer Patton)
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    Mexico City PCC 2194 (ex-Detroit), Mexico City, Late 1974 (Beyer Patton)
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  12. LegomanBill

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    Have a series of AFT/SP 4449 slides coming up.

    East of Mecca, CA, January 21, 1976 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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    Near Garnett, CA, January 21, 1976 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Alright!!(y)
     
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    Sweet! :)
     
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    The AFT rolling along near Cabazon, CA, January 21, 1976 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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  16. HemiAdda2d

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    Beautiful scenes! The AFT looks great!
     
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    AFT/SP 4449 rolling through Bryn Mawr, CA, January 21, 1976 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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    Backing onto the train at Colton, CA, January 21, 1976 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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    The AFT at Glendale, CA December 22, 1975 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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    Rolling out of Newhall, CA, December 22, 1975 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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    In Soledad Canyon near Lang, CA, December 22, 1975 (Tom Gildersleeve)
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  20. badlandnp

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    Am really liking the AFT views! I missed seeing it, was too far away from it. But at least I knew there would be a lot of really good photog's out there, and here's a bunch! Thanks!
     

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