Are you a Fallen Flag Railfan/Modeler

Stourbridge Lion Jun 28, 2006

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Which Statement best applies to you...

  1. Railfan of one or more Fallen Flags

    22 vote(s)
    7.8%
  2. Modeler of one or more Fallen Flags

    61 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Both a Railfan & Modeler of one or more Fallen Flags

    189 vote(s)
    67.3%
  4. Neither

    9 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    CMSt.P&P, C&NW, CGW.

    Doug
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If you happen to enjoy railroadiana from those companies, you might enjoy a peek at my web site. A bunch of MILW and C&NW family paperwork on display there. I get a lot of traffic via the C&NWHS and links there...
     
  3. natsb

    natsb TrainBoard Member

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    Otto took a break from his Colorado railroad to build a resort town in Maryland along with a railway from Washington DC to get to it. I think it is an interesting story about a short lived railway, about 40 years. There is a good book on Otto's story called "Otto Mears goes east - The Cheaspeake Beach Railway".

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
     
  4. stevechurch2222

    stevechurch2222 TrainBoard Member

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    Milwaukee Road and Rock Island and Chicago and Northwestern.
     
  5. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    Railfan & Modeler

    Western Pacific
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    Tidewater Southern
    Central California Traction
    Stockton Terminal & Eastern
     
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  6. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    342-6430.JPG Yes. It's the late Southern Pacific followed by Great Northern and Burlington Northern img237.jpg
     
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  7. Helitac

    Helitac TrainBoard Member

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    I'm ........ in deja vu mode? It's always been Western Pacific, and a couple of it's feeder lines. With only limited success so far.
     
  8. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Me, a Fallen Flags modeler...Ya Think? :)

    I saw my first B&M FT brace in September 1947 and have loved them ever since....thank you IM. (y)

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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I guess the B&M FTs were gone by the time my family moved to New Hampshire in 1962. I have no memories of them. Just memories of Alco RSs. :(
     
  10. GP40X

    GP40X TrainBoard Member

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    N Scale, Santa Fe, circa 1985, in Texas. My McMillan book "Santa Fe Motive Power" is my friend ;)

    Now just need to pick up a 1985 ORER o_O :eek:

    Used to model the Fort Worth & Denver (CB&Q) in the 1960s in N Scale (that was a REAL challenge).

    I actually got to railfan the Cleburne shops when they were still open along with a lot of Santa Fe locations in Texas. Still try to railfan Cleburne, Temple, Houston and Galveston when traveling as well as railfanning the D/FW area but unfortunately it is just the BNSF, some KCS and the BORG (UP) for class 1s in Fort Worth & Dallas and the Fort Worth & Western on former Cotton Belt, Frisco, ATSF, & MP trackage in Fort Worth.
     
  11. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Z-scale D&RGW .... I am still working on my roling stock, no progress on my layout...

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  12. kevsmith

    kevsmith TrainBoard Member

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    I've been a fan of the Nickel Plate road since I was a teenager and borrowed a copy of John Rehor's magnum opus 'The Nickel Plate Story' from the local library and have modelled it in HO, O scale and gauge 1 but have only really cracked since I went Z scale. I've enjoyed the challenge of building a fleet up despite the lack of any variety in RTR Z which is only just getting better with AZL and MTL bringing new stuff out.

    Cuyahoga is my representation of the NKP in Cleveland

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    The buildings are based on the Calumet yard in Chicago

    My other layout, Shasta, represents the Shasta Subdivision of the Espee in the Sacramento River Canyon at the time of the merger with the U.P. This is just getting extended by four foot to give me sidings in the yard are capable of holding 12-14ft long trains which is quite a decent train in Z.
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    The bad news is I've started hankering to build a Northern Pacific layout now prompted by the fact that I'm on with an ABBA set of EMD FTs! I blame those superb books from Four Ways West for leading me astray

    Cheers

    Kev
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That would be interesting to follow, as I grew up near-by to a busy NP branch line.
     
  14. jimfitch

    jimfitch TrainBoard Member

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    I'm a modeler of the D&RGW and Southern Pacific. But it's kind of hard to be a railfan of either without that time machine that hasn't been invented, if you get my drift!
     
  15. Metalman

    Metalman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Grandpop modelled the Pennsy, Always thought he was crazy for modelling something that doesn't exist anymore. Now I am almost a grandpop modelling Conrail in western PA.....and it no longer exists. Circle of life ???
     
  16. Metalman

    Metalman TrainBoard Supporter

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    As soon as I can get the capacitor to start fluxing...I'll give you a call (y)
     
  17. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    Well being born in 2000 kinda means I can't Railfan fallen flags, doesn't mean I don't freak out when I see one though.
     

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  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, even though I once knew a bunch of now fallen flags, I can't railfan them much, either. So actually you aren't alone. :)
     
  19. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    I'm suprised anyone else is on! Is midnight, but what I meant by that was that I never really could.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just getting ready to shut down for the night.

    Yes. I did understand what you meant. Just thinking out loud. Knowing even more, perhaps, what you won't be able to see, we really miss as we did see it. Separation anxiety of some sort? :(
     

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