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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Cool vid, Steve! Why did the bridge get replaced? Make it double track, too expensive to repair?
     
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    Finally got the CP 6644 leading a train, here it is on the point of CP 474 at Harpers Ferry, IA at sunset.

    October 17, 2021

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  3. Kurt Moose

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    From 09/03/2021 at Belton, SC, Greenville & Western's "River Falls". It was previously owned by South Carolina's Lancaster & Chester and was originally the Rock Island's 638 Golden Tower, a Sleeper built by P-S in 1954 for the Chicago <=> Los Angles Golden State.

    2021-09-03 GRLW River Falls Belton SC - for upload.jpg
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Two big GEs "run the wye" in Columbia, SC, 08/22/2021

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Greenville & Western- tourist operation? Common carrier RR?
     
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  7. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    OK, am I the only 80s nerd here would laugh so hard if units 867 were lashed up to 5309, shown in your wye shots? :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    It's a small independently owned common (freight) carrier. I'm not sure how they use the car, but it probably makes a fine meeting space. It appears to be well maintained and suitable for service.
     
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    OK -- I admit that it took me a while to connect the dots on this one. :)
     
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  10. r_i_straw

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    Now I have an annoying ear worm rolling around in my brain. I hated that song.
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The depot in Burlington, Iowa looks like it was built in the 50s or 60s. That's the roof of the platform cover in the foreground.
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    This was parked across the tracks from it. Durn reflections in the glass kind of mess the image up a bit.
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  12. Doug Gosha

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    I looked it up and was surprised that the Burlington depot was built in 1944. It sure has the great mid-century architecture, though.

    Doug
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    That's interesting. It sure looks like something from the 1950s. Ahead of its time?
     
  14. gjslsffan

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    Only thing better would be to se that old SD (Cadillac) in Gray and Black CB&Q paint.
     
  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    Canadian National's Central Station in Montreal was opened in 1943. It also has that strict utilitarian, blocklike look (though on a larger scale). The first time I saw a photo of the main concourse I thought it was a school gym or something. Take a look at https://garecentrale.ca/en/.

    The building it replaced, Bonaventure Station, had that luxurious, Victorian, hand-carved look in the general waiting room, which looks more like a cathedral's insides. That was class!:cool:
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    I can understand how planners might opt for a less costly design, than such as earlier "Victorian" styles. But those utilitarian looks sometimes just come across as cheap. And I sometimes wonder if such a visual impression didn't have a minor part in the downfall of many passenger operations. As they cut costs wherever possible, it certainly sped the curtailing of rail passenger travel.
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    Wow, that's beautiful! All to match the modernism of the many fine post-war trains on the Q.
     
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  18. r_i_straw

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    Some 1900 era post cards from Roders, Arkansas. Different wagons but maybe same goat.
    rodgersAR.jpg rodgersAR2.jpg
     
  19. Hardcoaler

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    Those are precious. I look at such images and wonder what the future brought for these children. It was an era with so much promise. I never knew that Fred Harvey established restaurants on any roads other than the Santa Fe.
     
  20. Doug Gosha

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    Yup, before I looked it up, I was going to say late fifties, early sixties.

    Doug
     
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