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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That's a nice mug.:)

    Lots of metal, and plenty of nuts, bolts, rivets... solid workmanship that lasts.
     
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  2. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Must be an habit, at CP, as this heavy road units has ditch lights on its aft side..:cautious:

    Dom
     
  3. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Yessiree!

    Doug
     
  4. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    "Welcome home, dear. How did your work day go?"

    "Oh, pretty good. I got about half the boiler front bolts out."

    :D

    Doug
     
  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  6. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    That is a great picture!

    Doug
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    On Saturday, I passed through Greer, SC for the first time and found that the Piedmont & Northern's depot still stands and is being renovated. The P&N favored fine looking stucco and tile roofed stations and a small handful survive. This is the largest remaining, built in 1913 when the P&N was constructed. The P&N was an interurban and freight railroad built to steam road standards. It was bought by the SCL in 1969 and I think the tracks are still owned and operated by CSX. P&N wire came down in the early 1950s.

    Greer is also on the former SOU mainline; SOU's depot is gone.

    2021-05-08 Greer SC - for upload.jpg
     
  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Bet the locals at the watering hole in town were happy when that boxcar showed up!:p
     
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  9. Doug Gosha

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    God bless them for restoring that beautiful building!

    Doug
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Sadly, the P&N's Pelzer, SC depot was lost to fire in 2011. The structure's roof had failed long before and it was in terrible shape. I shot this photo in 2006.

    2006-03-21 Pelzer SC - for upload.jpg
     
  11. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Can't hit the "like" button on that, how sad....:cry:
     
  12. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I pushed "like" for Hardcoaler posting it, not for the content. Sometimes it's a bit difficult discerning, let alone disconcerting.

    Doug
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice photo, but no "Like" for such a sad scene. :cry:
     
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  14. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    CP 7018 was midtrain DPU on CP 199 a few weeks back:
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  15. BuddyBurton

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    KCS 4026 South splits the street through downtown Bellevue, IA on train CP 374.

    May 9, 2021
    Video of the chase—




    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  16. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    This KCS Belle 3/4 front view makes her look so statuesque and proud. She's like a Grande Dame entering a majestic ballroom. WOW
     
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  17. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I second that!(y)

    And the merged CP-KCS should keep this color scheme. :)

    Way better than a big red barn with a beaver on it...:confused:
     
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  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think CP should adopt the script/maroon scheme instead of CP System Red and the newfangled beavers. Action Red is no longer in CP's vocabulary.
     
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  19. Randy Stahl

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    Sometimes it's the little things that make me happiest. My new locomotive battery charger !! thumbnail_IMG_0421.jpg
     
  20. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That's one heck of a big USB charger...:eek:
     

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