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  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Anyone know when this was constructed? One of my father's aunts was born in Shawnee, when there were family members working for the Santa Fe. They were machinists and boilermakers. Where were the closest company shops, back over 100 years ago? Fascinating to see such a structure, which they probably used for their travels.
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The Shawnee Santa Fe Depot was built in 1903-1904 and was operational as a train depot until 1973.
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Storm light morning at east Minot.

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    Some northbound CSX mid train power out behind my office in Kennesaw a few mornings ago.

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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The aunt I'd mentioned was born in 1917. So, she probably was in that depot as a very young girl.
     
  6. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    From the Trains.com Newswire, the Lancaster & Chester scores another victory: (y)

    The Lancaster & Chester Railroad will serve a new production facility to be built by E & J Gallo Winery in South Carolina’s Chester County, providing a transportation link to CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern that was a requirement in selection the location of the $423 million facility. The first East Coast location for California-based E & J Gallo will be built on a 650-acre site, and will include production, bottling, canning, and distributions for domestic and international products that are among Gallo’s 130 brands. The Lancaster & Chester, a 62-mile railroad, is one of five short lines operated by holding company Gulf & Ohio Railways. “We are delighted to have such a high-quality new customer and we look forward to providing them with superior service. It’s a wonderful gift for us since the 125th anniversary of this railroad is this week,” Gulf & Ohio Chairman Pete Claussen said in a press release. [End]
     
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  7. Pastor John

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    I wonder if the requirement was, generally, that the location had to have rail service, or if it specifically said that the site must have access to rail service by *both* CSX and NS.
     
  8. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Probably the latter. In my career with a large manufacturer, we would not build a plant unless we had service from two or more railroads. The competitive advantage pays off in spades in rates, service and car supply.
     
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  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I agree. It encourages competition between the railroads serving the industry. In this case, the L&C gets a cut right off the top.:)

    And booze is a big market.*hiccup*:whistle:
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yah think? I will have my agent call on you, just set the time.
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  11. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    "Um, sorry that I ordered 100 carloads of whiskey boss. I don't know what I was thinking." :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Your agent does have some... ahem... great sales pitches...:censored::love:

    What was it you were selling again?:LOL:
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

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    It's powered by internal combustion, but who doesn't love a ride-on park train behind a steam engine?
    Magic City Express, Roosevelt Park, Minot, ND.

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  14. Hytec

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    I also have heard it referred to as an "Infernal Combustion Engine", :whistle:
     
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    Donley's Wild West Town - Union, Illinois 2019
    Summer outing.
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  16. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I want a beauty like 1177 in my back yard...:love:

    ...then I'd need a bigger back yard...:unsure:

    Then I'd convert it to DCC with sound.:)

    The neighbors will just love me to bits...:ROFLMAO:
     
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    CSX units 343 and 941 lead a northbound through Dalton GA on a wet Sunday morning - June 6, 2021

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  18. Hardcoaler

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    From 07-14-2019 at Ridgeway, SC, GE ES-44DC 7715 leads an NS northbound.

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  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Which one is that? Englewood Yard in Houston.
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