Feb 15, 2020
Happy Valentines day all. In June of 2014, unpatched SP units still existed.
April 1996 at Shenandoah Jct., WV finds a CSX grain train headed by units painted in the thankfully short-lived "Stealth Scheme". This is the former B&O main.
Movie and TV star at Jamestown, California.
This order was issued for their famous steam engine #3 to do work connected with filming a movie named "The Shadow Riders." It starred such notables as Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Lewis, Jeffrey Osterhage and Katharine Ross:
DSC04732copy by Sepp K posted Feb 15, 2020 at 3:13 PM
DSC04733copy by Sepp K posted Feb 15, 2020 at 3:15 PM
Wyomissing Junction, NS Harrisburg Line, westbound from Reading.
That is awesome that they still run a real railroad with all the rules in place when filming a movie.
GP30's rule! Who knew? "Casper" loco's. Is it the "ghost train"?
Technically the order is not done properly. The conductor's name is typed. That person should have physically walked inside the depot and actually signed it. But.....
A couple from back in Sep of 2015, doesn't seem that long ago!
Columbus Ohio back in 2009
Our visit to Travel Town (Griffith Par Los Angeles)
More photos in my album
MBTA FP40 shoves commuter train into boston over Roslindale Stone Arch Bridge.
The Grey and Grandure X will be mostly 'abstract' but I will include a 3' to 4' section representing the area from this stone arch bridge to the girder bridge in / at Roslindale Village Station.
I had intended to post this with the above photo, (the 'external link' includes photos and drawings):
The Forest Hills disaster (also called the Forest Ridge disaster and the Bussey Bridge train disaster) was a railroad bridge accident that occurred on March 14, 1887, in the Roslindale section of Boston, Massachusetts.
4 External links
A morning commuter train, inbound to Boston, was passing over the Bussey Bridge, a Howe truss, at South Street in the Roslindale neighborhood a half mile from the Forest Hills station, when it suddenly collapsed, sending several cars crashing to the street below. Thirty-eight commuters were killed and another 40 were seriously injured.
1887 Drawing of Collapsed Bridge.jpg
The train, made up of nine cars, was traveling over the Dedham Branch of the Boston & Providence Railroad on a sunny Monday morning with about 300 passengers, including several school children. Six miles from Boston, the train crossed over the Bussey Bridge on its approach to the Forest Hills Station. The locomotive and first two cars crossed the bridge and then suddenly, without any warning, the bridge fell taking the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth cars with it. The shock of the collapse was so quick and forceful that the body of one of the cars fell and its roof tore off completely and landed on the embankment beyond the bridge.
The disaster shocked the entire nation, especially the suffering of the injured, some of whom were transfixed by splinters throughout their bodies and others dismembered and yet others badly mangled. The first body that rescuers pulled from the wreck was the body of a headless woman. Two young men were pinned under a pile of rubble with a car stove full of glowing coals hanging over them. Fortunately, the doors of the stove stayed closed and the bolts held firmly and they were rescued.
An investigation found that the iron bridge design was poor; it was not strong enough to carry the load of traffic it had to serve. Its designer, Edmund Hewins, was exposed as a fraud. Investigators found that the railroad had also failed to inspect and properly maintain the bridge, even though nuts and bolts were discovered which had fallen from the bridge and were lying on the street below.
Wow. So what happened to the designer, after he was exposed? Something such as this would seem to merit punishment.
I seem to recall a number of deadly bridge failures from that era. Made of iron (not steel) and with bridge engineering and testing an evolving science, bridge designers would sometimes find their designs woefully inadequate only after collapse. Newspapers thrilled in the carnage. This may be an illustration of of the wreck Grey One writes of.
This is a tough spot to shoot. Bazillions of poles and wires, and auto traffic. I tried it anyways, even though the sky was overcast.
"Action Red Meets Pullman Green and Omaha Orange"
Westbound mixed freight chugs past the Railroad Museum of Minot just before first light.
Ha! I love the paintwork on the front of the museum building.
Ya, the GN logo was a great touch.
I delay getting on here a few hours and look what happens!
The first unit (former GP30) is likely to be a road slug, isn't it ?