Mar 26, 2015
Flour mill in Caldwell, Idaho. July 1941. Russell Lee photo. Library of Congress collection.
Wow, that is just amazing for a color shot like this in those times! So clear and detailed!
Yeah, Russell's color photos of "black and white days" are wonderful!
January 2009 in Rosenberg.
Might be a rerun, but with as many photos as I have, no tracking system to know what's posted where, it's hard tellin' not knowin'...
Here's CP 7019 trailing a toaster on CP train 296 (second section train 196).
I have probably posted this one before but I just went back to the original file and tweaked it some. Conway, New Hampshire.
Interesting how many variations on those nose and flank stripes there were on early Fs. D&RGW as-delivered used a very similar version.
I seem to recall reading somewhere that if the railroad did not have a specific design in mind, EMD offered to design paint schemes for their customers based on a catalog of styles. The customers could pick the colors, different stripe patterns or a combination of them. Kind of like a criminal sketch artist showing a witness different styles of facial features to recreate the image of a suspect.
Interesting locomotive-built as Northern Pacific #296 as a GP9 in Feb. 1957!
I know I have read that, too.
BTW, the phrase i wrote, above, is supposed to read "BLACK and white days", not "back and white days".
Just needs a slight paint touch-up.
I visited a nice little 2-6-2 today. Its not in a good place for pictures...
B&M's Minute Man scheme, my favorite. Between 1947 and 1953 I would see four to six 4 unit braces of FTs and F2s pass every day on the New York end of B&M's Fitchburg Division.
I lovingly patted 4268 in Conway, Labor Day, 2017. Thanks for the memory.
I totally missed it the first go around. Corrected now.
Look again! I thought the same thing, then realized it's the sun reflecting off of the shiny paint.
Taken last Saturday, CSX F764 passes the former SAL depot at Camden, SC destined for a lumber plant just up the line at Shepard. The 4302 is a GP-39-2 of Reading heritage. Wanting better light, I waited in vain for F764's return. I'll try again soon.
Temple TX - June 2006
Hearne, Texas in about 1990.