Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You could very well be correct. My thinking is that B unit was simply a borrowed/substitute. Their freight fleet had so many newer, non-F units by the time indicated... If we could clearly see the lead unit pilot, and know there was no steam line in place, that would help.
     
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  2. acptulsa

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    I've never seen a Santa Fe passenger train running with more than 8000 horsepower except in helper districts. That's 9000 horses. I also don't believe the blue 200 series F-7s had any train lighting or steam connections at all, not even just to pass through from front to back. If I'm right about that, then that unit would be cutting the train lighting electricity from the first two units, and the steam from one big boiler, off from the train. Its 65 mph gearing also won't much slow a fast freight, which had a speed limit of 70, but passenger trains had a speed limit of 90.

    I strongly suspect that's a freight.
     
  3. LegomanBill

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    And it's back!
    Two more Santa Fe diesels for you all.

    NW2 2405, 1950s (????)
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    RSD-7 601 (ex-ALCo Demo 601), 1950s (Al Chione)
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Car in background might or might not help date this picture. It is early 1950's GM., Too tired right now to think of that brand and model.
     
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  5. acptulsa

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    '53 Buick. Super or Century.
     
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  6. LegomanBill

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    I know using cars as an identification for time period can be a bit sketchy, but in some cases, such as that, it certainly narrows it down significantly!
     
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    Santa Fe RSD-7 604, 1960s (????)
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    Santa Fe F7a 246C, 1960s (????)
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  8. fitz

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    Keep 'em coming from your treasure chest, Will. Quite a collection you have.
     
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  9. acptulsa

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    Yes, thank you very much! As a Santa Fe man, I need the constant reminder that I need to resist weathering my locomotives more. 'Put the dust and rust paints down. You are modeling the Atchison!'
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    That's such a valid point acptulsa. Locomotives are valuable assets. As seen here, Lionel offers weathered N&W Ys that look like they belong on the scrap line. The N&W was operated with precision and pride, and I've never seen anything like this Lionel offering in prototype photos. At best, an N&W locomotive looking like this would be unusual or on its last run.

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  11. LegomanBill

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    A nicely arranged trio, comprising F7 273C, GP9 2922 and F45 1911, 1960s (Al Chione)
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    Baldwin DS44-1000 2266, late 1950s or early 1960s (????)
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  12. Hytec

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    Agree, even the Y in the Roanoke museum is in pristine condition, as if she's ready to steam tomorrow. .
     
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    The Beep, No. 1160, 1970s (????)
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    F45 5918, 1970s (????)
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  14. Kurt Moose

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    Love those modern F-units, the F45!! FP45's as well!(y)
     
  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    You betcha! In that pinstripe scheme, it looks like it means business. Just like the SD45 heart that beats inside that gorgeous cowl.:)

    Another great sight is that big RSD-7. Classic Alco!:love:
     
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  16. BoxcabE50

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    Great stuff! Especially like seeing the RSD4. Have ridden in the cab of one several times.
     
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  17. LegomanBill

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    Seeing as I am waiting every other day (or so) to post the new slides, as I upload them, I figured it might be of some interest to also go back and feature the 100 Rio Grande slides that I initially purchased (and acted as the catalyst for the whole thing). Now, the majority of these are roster shots, but there are a number of action sequences, which I will present in order. All the D&RGW shots in the batch of 100 were shot by Bob Jordan in the early to mid 1970s. So, intersected with the mixed subjects will be 20 or so (batches of five is a nice number) posts of solid Rio Grande.

    GP30 3006, North Yard, Denver, CO, March, 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    GP30 3019, North Yard, Denver, CO, January 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    GP35 3040 & SD45 5331 in North Yard, Denver, CO, March 1973 (????)
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    GP35 3044, Denver, CO, May 1973 (????)
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    GP35 3050, Denver, CO, June 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    Another D&RGW quintet

    GP40 3092, Denver, CO, January 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    GP40 3093, Denver, CO, May 1973 (Bob Jordan)
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    GP40-2 3110, Denver, CO, May 1973 (Bob Jordan)
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    GP40-2 3111, Denver, CO, June 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    GP7 5108 and SD45 5315 roll away SD9 5308 in North Yard, Denver, CO, August 1973 (Bob Jordan) (If you look closely, to the right of 5308 is a solid black geep, of which I have yet to determine why its there or who even owns it.)
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