Post Your Traction Photos

Hardcoaler Aug 6, 2020

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Melbourne, Australia.
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  2. Randy Stahl

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    From the short lived golden age of the interurban.
     
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  3. nscalestation

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    Found a couple more. These were taken in Hiroshima, Japan in the spring of 2015.

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Sound Transit in Tacoma, Washington, about ten years ago:

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  5. gmorider

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    Let's bring back Interurbans! (y)
     
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  6. William James Stempel

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    Great traction photos--loved the East Troy photos, IRM, and Japanese trams
     
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  7. logging loco

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    I live in S.E. Pa. Roughly a hundred years ago there used to be several parks and picnic grounds that were owned by railroads and trolley companies.
    Some of the parks had rides and were miniature versions of what now know as amusement parks.
    They were built to boost pasenger ridership.
     
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  8. r_i_straw

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    Portland, Oregon. June 2009.
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    The Chicago, Aurora & Elgin was a significant part of Chicago's traction scene, with a well engineered line built at the turn of the century. It struck 30 miles west from the city's downtown "Loop" to Wheaton, IL, then fanned out to three lines to distant suburbs. It quit passenger service in 1957 and freight a few years later.

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  10. Randy Stahl

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    These curveside cars are available @boxcar models via shapeways.

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  11. r_i_straw

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  12. Hardcoaler

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    I just came across another slide taken at East Troy, WI that same day, 09/11/1978.

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  13. Randy Stahl

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    Jim Voss, Ron Johnson.
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    Near Chicago's lakefront in May 1979, IC Highliners and aging South Shore cars work their commuter routes. That MofW gang has a rather tight squeeze there.

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  15. William James Stempel

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    Good to see the South Shore cars plus Illinois Central
     
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  16. BoxcabE50

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    What happened to those "Highliners"? Are they still around? Retired?
     
  17. Hardcoaler

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    I think they've all been retired. Hard for me to think that they were placed in service in the early 1970s. :eek: In my mind they're "new". ;)
     
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  18. Hardcoaler

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    The Indiana Railroad was formed in 1930 by merging five interurban lines, creating a 600 mile system with Indianapolis at its center. The carrier made its last run in 1941. The IR had a splendid collection of varied cars, including freight equipment.


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  19. Kurt Moose

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    IR #576, cool old boxcar!(y)
     
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  20. Randy Stahl

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    Notice, no ladders to the roof. I agree the Indian RR was a remarkable RR in many ways. Thanks for posting....

    BTW, I just now got an N scale IRR high speed. Not camera ready yet but soon I hope.

    I'll post a pic in the n scale "interurbans are trains too" thread

    Randy
     
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