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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Guilty. Wrap them in bacon, broil them and then drizzle balsamic reduction over them. They are no longer "healthy" but they sure taste good by then.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    :) They were on my mind because my wife served then last night, unadulterated. :eek: I'm a vegetable fan and like most all of the staples, but brussels sprouts are on the edge.
     
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  3. Hytec

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    I love steamed brussels sprouts, but Russell's treatment sounds outstanding. (y)
     
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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Back in October of 2008, while on the AMTRAK Missouri River Runner leaving St. Louis bound for Kansas City.
    The good old days when the circus came to town on a train.
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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Never saw a circus train, so that's so cool!

    Here's an eastbound grain empty drifting into town under an ominous sky, taking the switch to tie down in the old GN yard in Minot, ND long after sunset.

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    For Russell, new rolling stock for the Paris & Mt. Pleasant RR. All from between 12/1912 and 05/1913. Neat side-door caboose.

    1912-12 P&MtP 507 Boxcar - for upload.jpg 1913-01-13 P&MtP Coach 203 - for upload.jpg 1913-02-03 P&MtP Coach 204 - for upload.jpg 1913-02-08 P&MtP Coach 205 - for upload.jpg 1913-05-13 P&MtP Caboose 101 - for upload.jpg
     
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  7. r_i_straw

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    My sister-in-law was born and raised in Paris, Texas. That railroad was abandoned in 1956 but she does not remember it.
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    Note how the reporting data is placed high up on the carside to defend against idiots with spray cans.
     
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  9. Mike VE2TRV

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    I love these period builder's photos! Keep'em coming!

    Thanks!
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ran from Spokane, Washington, north into the Idaho Panhandle to an interchange with CPR at the International border. Eastgate, Idaho/Kingsport, BC. SI was controlled by the UP back in late 1958. SI equipment began to be replaced with UP. There was still at least a UP caboose stenciled SIRR in the early 1980s. (I caught it working on a non-SI UP branch line in late 1981.) On January 1, 1983, all forms were switched to UP, but they were not actually fully absorbed and later merged until 1987. Today that line is decently trafficked, with such as joint UP/CP unit grain trains heading for Oregon.

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  11. Hardcoaler

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    Two old photographs taken at Dillon, SC at Maple Interlocking. [John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library]. We're riding on the ACL and just crossed the SAL's East Carolina cutoff, completed in 1917.

    The first shot is from the late 1930s and the other from the late '40s or early 1950s. Note the new single-story brick tower and elimination of the rightmost track.

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  12. Hardcoaler

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    From June 1938, brand new Missouri & Arkansas Car 726. They ordered two, both gasoline powered. The Missouri and Arkansas Railway took over the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad in April 1935. All of its lines are gone today.

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  13. Mike VE2TRV

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    They also went from mechanical ("Armstrong" method ;) ) to electrical driven switches. The double rods seen in the 1930s photo are gone in the next, replaced by the low-profile boxes next to the switch points.

    Now that's class! For the time, equivalent of an RDC-3 (mail, baggage and passengers). Cool!
     
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  14. r_i_straw

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    Locomotives over the ash pit near the roundhouse and coaling station at the C & NW Railroad Proviso yards in Chicago, Ill. Jack Delano photo, December 1942. Library of Congress Collection.
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  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Hard to follow up that act...
    Eastbound Northgate Local at Lonetree, ND:
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    CP 260 passing a set of former Rock Island CodeLine poles and a Searchlight signal still guarding the South CTC switch at Cotter, IA.

    November 9, 2022


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  17. BoxcabE50

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    In the top photo, what is the odd, light colored tall object by the control rods? In the second view, as the rods are gone, has this now been converted to CTC?
     
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  18. Hardcoaler

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    Hmmm, I'd not noticed that and have no idea what it might be. Could be a relay case maybe? Hard to say.

    Here's the spot today, all modernized and signaled. The former ACL main parallels Railroad Ave. The SAL's East Carolina cutoff (aka the "EC") as seen crossing is one of those fascinating modern engineering projects of the teens and twenties. Completed in 1917, it was a freight cutoff that took the SAL's main east, then down the coast through flatter land, all to avoid the original mainline via Columbia, SC which is a twisty, undulating route. The EC remains today to serve local industry. The SAL was a progressive road and early adopter of CTC, but was always within the shadow of the mighty ACL.

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  19. BoxcabE50

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    My idea would be to toss them and just eat the bacon. :D

    There is only one way I can stand these. My mother had a way of making a butter and yellow mustard mix, which was liberally poured atop them. Then they were somewhat edible.
     
  20. Doug Gosha

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    You can make out the Ball and Bar on the tender of the far right locomotive!

    Oops, I messed up. This was supposed to be in reply Russell's post of the CNW locomotives over the ash pits. I had it enlarged and thought the reply was the one below the actual one.

    Doug
     
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