PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 04/10/2021

YoHo Apr 11, 2021

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

    Had our scout pinewood derby today. 2 months late and outside. A good time was had by all, but train stuff took a back seat

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  2. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    I'm not sure when Detroit Edison (now DTE Energy) gave this Baldwin 0-6-0 to the city of Marysville, MI (just south of Port Huron), but I remember playing on it when I was around 6 or so. This is kind of a sad photo as the locomotive is severely vandalized and someone concerned about liability has added a set of European style handrails,

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    This was taken on one of the thumb rail history tours that took place 10 or so years ago. The primary organizer, David Cenci, did a wonderful job with them, putting in a lot of his own time to compile an information sheet, select a meeting place, etc. If you wanted to go, you just showed up. This October 2012 tour was of the old Port Huron and Detroit (The still operational parts are now part of CSX). In spite of the less than excellent weather, a good time was had by all.
    If I just hadn't hit that deer and wrecked my car:oops: on the way home...

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    Daughter Grace and me in the cab with another member. I can't credit this shot as I don't remember who took it for us.
  3. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    A rainy day makes for clean engines on a diesel parade - Roberval & Saguenay 20:


    R&S 20 was the first road switcher built in Canada, at the MLW plant in east-end Montreal, in 1949.

    She's the star of the show as far as I'm concerned - roused from a 20+ year slumber with a lot of TLC from the Exporail volunteers, just for the parade. Nice old beast, quite impressive to see the then 66 year-old machine rumbling by.

    On a rainy day in September 2015, Exporail.
  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    La Junta, Colorado on April 10, 2010 while waiting to catch Amtrak #3 back to Albuquerque, New Mexico. East bound freight stopped for crew change.
  5. Sepp K

    Sepp K TrainBoard Member

    NS 8104 leads 23M pulling colorful sea cans from Port Newark and Elizabethport through Wyomissing JCT. Next scheduled stop is the GI8 intermodal facility near Harrisburg. Wednesday, April 8th. DSC07662.JPG
  6. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    @Sepp K, looking at your pictures, I've decided to tell my wife that we're moving to a new place anywhere near a busy NS main line. I don't care where, just as long as I have a better chance of seeing Heritage Units. :)
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