Jul 23, 2016
In the midst of moving, so posting on the run.
Went out hunting, found a critter, and stuffed and mounted it:
IMGP12562_Critter_No_9 by Mike VE2TRV posted Jul 21, 2016 at 9:21 PM
Porter 12-ton gas-electric built in December 1928, first sold in February 1929 to Remington Arms Co. of Bridgeport CT. Exporail, June 24th, 2016.
And here is yet another critter. This one was still operational and I was able to ride behind it. It was built in 1951 for a two foot gauge railway hauling coal at a mine in Ohai, New Zealand. It now belongs to The Blenheim Riverside Railway Society in New Zealand.
Another summer weekend of temperatures near 100, so I'll stay indoors and make another trip to the archives. From August 1990 in Montgomery, AL, SBD, CSX and Chessie power team up under what looks like a vintage C & O signal bridge. That's the Union Station train shed to the right.
There is a tall structure behind that signal bridge. Is it an elevator?
At first glance it looks much like Bachmann On30!
NS SD70ACe #1032 is the leader on a BNSF m-o-w train. In NW Montana, 1032 far, far from home rails! A solid consist of hoppers, all full of new wooden ties:
Yes, you are spot on and it's very old. In fact, the ground floor was repurposed into Amtrak's depot during the brief life of the Birmingham <=> Mobile Gulf Breeze, serving from late 1989 to 1995. I'm not sure if it still stands. Built in 1898, Montgomery's large Union Station happily remains. It once served the L&N, ACL, WRofA, SAL, CofG and the GM&O!
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island heritage unit rolls by the Rock Island depot with train BICB20 in Iowa City, IA.
July 21, 2016.
Buddy- I'd swear I saw something about a tower being recently demolished in Iowa. Do you know where that happened? Seems like it was supposedly on the east side of the state? Ex-RI?
Really nice shot Buddy, primarily featuring the depot. Thanks!
Bridgeport My home town
Here's a 100 tonner on the Oregon Pacific & Eastern out of Cottage Grove Oregon. Anybody know where it is now?
Strange, but OP&E #11 seems to be the only piece of their motive power which has no follow on history. It appears to have simply disappeared!
From last Fall, walked under these guys while on the bike path along the river in Fort Collins Colorado.
A BNSF locomotive on the point of an east bound KCS general merchandise train coming off the Victoria Sub onto the UP Sunset Route in Rosenberg, Texas. A UP container train is being held waiting on the main for it to pull out.
I thought this might be of interest on this sweltering weekend!
Was in Livingston working when I took this pic about '95.
Ha ha. You might want to keep this photo handy. It's supposed to get toasty this coming week!
Here is 113 on a warmer day, a few years ago: