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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

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    The L&N saved and modified a number of their old "Big Emma" Class M-1 2-8-4 tenders for diesel fuel service. I found the 40980 at Knoxville in the fall of 1977.

    The Big Emmas were built 1942 through 1949 by Baldwin and Lima, and were modern in every respect. In the face of dieselization, they had short lives, with some retired by 1950 and the last in 1956.

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  2. Hardcoaler

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    C&NW eastbound local at Barrington, IL, mid-1970s. Dig that jointed double-track mainline rail. There were connections to the EJ&E on both sides of the interlocking.

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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Great b&w pics!
     
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    Two paint schemes that are still with us today!
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is there a site where we might see a photo of the as-built locomotive and tender? Curiosity.....
     
  6. Hytec

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    Amongst other locomotives (including steam), New Jersey's Black River & Western operated an SW-1 as it began operations in the mid-1960s. No. 400 was formerly owned by the Broward County (Florida) Port Authority and was scrapped in 2009. I shot this on 08/14/1975.

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    In an interesting twist, the railroad later acquired an SW-1 of Lehigh Valley lineage and to honor the BR&W's 50th Anniversary in 2015, the replacement SW-1 was renumbered 400 and painted in the same hue of green as the original. I shot this of the "new" No. 400 on 04/02/2017 crossing a branch of the Neshanic River.

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  8. Pastor John

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    As I noted in another thread, my wife bought tickets on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for my birthday and we used them this past Friday. Here are a few photos of the scenery and rolling stock that we saw along the way. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. Mike VE2TRV

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    Almost looks like Canada with all that Canadian rolling stock and motive power...:cool:

    Cool!
     
  10. Doug Gosha

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    I wonder if any railroads will have any 100-year-old diesels running when they reach that age. It's not really all that many years from now.

    Doug
     
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  11. Mike VE2TRV

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    I figure that will be excluding museum pieces or preserved or restored locos. Think of CN's electric boxcabs, some built in 1914 for Canadian Northern, that kept working daily in regular service hauling all sorts of trains in Montreal's electrified territory right up to their retirement in 1995, after 81 years of service, maintained like any other motive power. It was a catenary power change that forced them out!

    I would be looking for SW1s or some of the other switchers of that era, or some of the GE critters, among industries or short lines. Old MLWs like the FPA-4s and RS-18s, if properly maintained, can last a long time with their solid 251 engines. A lot of CN engineers said of them, "you can't kill'em". GP7s and GP9s are also very durable, many of them still survive among short lines.
     
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  12. r_i_straw

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    Rock Island's Texas Rocket at Houston Union Station sometime between 1937 and 1944 when it was replaced by the Twin Star Rocket. It was one of the original Twin Star Zephyrs that were reassigned to the the Burlington-Rock Island joint line that ran between Dallas and Houston. It ran opposed to its twin, 9901 renamed the CB&Q Sam Houston Zephyr. In 1944, the CRIP was responsible for maintenance for both train sets and allowed oil and other debris to accumulate in the engine compartment leading to a fire that destroyed the Sam Houston Zephyr trainset. Train 9902 went back to the CB&Q and became The Ozark State Zephyr. It was retired in February of 1954 and scrapped April of 1956.
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  13. Hytec

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    :cry::cry::cry:
     
  14. gmorider

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    Outstanding pics! CV looks cool! (I get giddy when I see a shovel nose!) :rolleyes:
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    A sad ending for something so classic. :(:(:(
     
  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The 535 pulling the City of Memphis on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad. This Stream Lined locomotive was a 4-6-2 Pacific.
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  17. BNSF FAN

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    That is super cool Russell! Seen a lot of NC&StL pics but that's a new one to me. (y)(y)(y)
     
  18. BNSF FAN

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    Have seen some new and clean UP boxcars recently. I guess moving the reporting marks up high helps in these lawless times.

    This one at Monroe LA on 8-29-2022
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    These in Meridian MS on 9-06-2022
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    And one more at Monroe LA on 9-06-2022
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  19. badlandnp

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    WOW!! When was this? I don't recollect ever seeing this beauty!
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    It used to be that vandals would not cover the reporting marks. It has come to where such criminals could care less. I like this idea of going high. It should help,....
     

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