Jun 28, 2006
CMSt.P&P, C&NW, CGW.
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...
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
Milwaukee Road and Rock Island and Chicago and Northwestern.
Railfan & Modeler
Central California Traction
Stockton Terminal & Eastern
Yes. It's the late Southern Pacific followed by Great Northern and Burlington Northern
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Z-scale D&RGW .... I am still working on my roling stock, no progress on my layout...
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
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.
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
That would be interesting to follow, as I grew up near-by to a busy NP branch line.
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!
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 ???
As soon as I can get the capacitor to start fluxing...I'll give you a call
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.
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.
I'm suprised anyone else is on! Is midnight, but what I meant by that was that I never really could.
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?