Mar 26, 2015
Dang tourist, always getting in the way by sliding into your shots.
Do you know the source of that Bipolar photo? Possibly via the U of W?
I would love to see a standard plan drawing of this depot, (and Renton), for comparison to a MILW standard plan of similar design. It is a PCRR depot, as was Renton, but with MILW train order signal.
Track closest to the board platform is the PC main to Black Diamond.
I have a headache. Where is the aspirin?
It DID look to me like empty fuselage cars deadheading back. Just wasn't sure of the two extras on there. I didn't get a chance at a shot of the font of the train, the locomotive (just one) had already gone by.
The pics are from Google when I looked up Maple Valley railroads and did some hunting. I'll try to search Washington State archives and some of the local railfans from years ago like Warren Wing and others. Still trying to locate the source of this pic, maybe the Seattle Times or the Post Intelligencer archives too, cause this has me baffled!!
From the summer of '76 I think, I'm a teen waiting on the platform at Newark, NJ for a train home. Encounters with the GG-1's thunderous mass and power made an indelible impression on me, as did the humid misery of New Jersey summers.
Another snapshot from the mid-70s finds a PC gon and MILW boxcar coupled up and rolling toward destiny. Both roads would soon be fallen flags.
Random hopper in Surrey Yard east of Vancouver.
If it wasn't for the graffiti it'd have no paint at all...
Union Pacific local at N.Puyallup, waiting to proceed into Fife Yard.
Nice set of old boxcars.
Nice shot. There's a neat contrast of jointed and welded rail in that one.
Nice catch, even if it is ratty. I wonder how many of these cars still sport Pillsbury blue paint?
Like that shot Kurt. The long hood forward reminds me of my early days rail fanning on the Southern and then NS until they changed their ways.
A BNSF local riding the UP mainline just east of Reno/Sparks NV in October 2016
From September 1975 at Barrington, IL northwest of Chicago, an outbound C&NW "scoot" clatters across the EJ&E. The J's tower met its fate in 2006.
Oh yeah, never noticed that, good eye! Would'a been cool to be here 50 years ago, when the Milwaukee Road ran thru here too. Only thing left is the old transmission line for the catenery to power the electrics......
Here is one my mom sent me. No idea who took it or when. It is a picture a friend of hers acquired many years ago and gave her to use in a presentation she was giving at the Catoosa County historical society. The location is Graysville GA along the W&A just south of Chattanooga TN. Far as I know, this was the only depot ever there and have been gone for longer than I know.
Dirt ballast. This must be a branch line?
The track where the two guys are standing is definitely a siding off of a siding. That might explain the dirt or it might just be terrible maintenance (you know some things never change). The main line which is probably just out of the picture is todays CSX Chattanooga to Atlanta route. Just from looking at the age of this picture, I find it hard to say if this was actually still Western & Atlantic or had already become part of the L&N. This location is also maybe 5 or 6 railroad miles north of where the "great locomotive chase" ended.
What a great photo. Looks much like the W&A depot at Kennesaw, GA (aka Big Shanty) where the chase began.