PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 09/11/2020

YoHo Sep 12, 2020

  1. YoHo

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    I have no idea when I took this and all the file says is mojave which clearly isn't referring to the town, so it is a rather large place.

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  2. r_i_straw

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    Austin Steam Train Association yard in Cedar Park, Texas.
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  3. Hytec

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    A nice assortment. What's the history of the TFM car? I don't believe I've ever seen round windows on a rail car, just ships.
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    The scene at Montgomery, AL in March 1990 looked quite like someone's collection of model trains.

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  5. r_i_straw

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    That was built for the Missouri Pacific as a diner. Milwaukee Road also used round windows, usually at the vestibules and ends of cars.
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks Russell. I was wondering the same as Hytec. The PRR liked portholes too.
     
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  7. r_i_straw

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    An don't forget the McKeen cars.
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  8. Hytec

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    Thanks.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    About ten years ago, this eastward freight was slugging it's way up the west side of Marias Pass, toward Essex, Montana. This is why I like such seasonal colors: [​IMG]
     
  10. Grunt

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    New power at Logistics Park Illinois this week. Fresh delivery headed to Kansas City for final additions before being put into service.
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    Now THAT is a great shot! :)
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    Wow! I'm surprised to see anyone taking delivery of new power in this era with so many thousands of serviceable units in storage.
     
  13. Grunt

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    Small orders of the new stuff seem to keep showing up.
    It is hard to believe some of the stored GE and EMD power is 25 years old now!
     
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    Those things looked like something straight out of an old-timey Flash Gordon serial.

    I like them.
     
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    So do I. I may be wrong, but I think the McKeen's had mechanical transmissions. If so, the powertrain must have been something to behold.
     
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  16. Mr. Trainiac

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    This isn't my photo, I just found it on the internet. The Virginia and Truckee 22 (only operational McKeen car) looks to have the same power assembly. I don't know if they kept the same motor after the restoration though. It looks like there were a few different styles of leading truck, although all had 6 cylinder engines. They were not very reliable, so there were many rebuilds and modifications. The 'paper wheels' in the photo are interesting too.
    McKeen Power Truck.jpg

    Here is the blog that features the photo, along with some other rail motors:
    https://nevadagram.com/railroad-motor-cars-of-nevada-part-i/
     
  17. Hytec

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    Whoa, you mean "4 on the floor"? What was its 1/4 mile time?
     
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  18. Hytec

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    Neat link, thanks.
     
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  19. HemiAdda2d

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    Top Secret location. Clean power would be nice, but what are ya gonna do?

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  20. Hytec

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    C'Mon, give it a break. It was reincarnated from an ALCO.
     
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