PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 8/21/2021

YoHo Aug 22, 2021

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think I've posted the opposite side of this a month or 2 back.

    At the viewing platform at old Roseville just a hundred feet or so east of the train station. At the yard limit, the Martinez Sub, otherwise known as the CalP turns into the Roseville Sub otherwise known as the Donner line. Beyond this point, the tracks enter a wye and to the left another sign immediately indicates the beginning of the valley sub formerly the east valley line to Redding and then Oregon, but also the cutoff to the Canyon sub, aka the Feather river.
     
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  2. Mike VE2TRV

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    A real oldie, from ye olde Grand Trunk days:

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    This cutie of a 4-4-0 was a Portland Works product, built way back in 1872 for the Grand Trunk as #362 (GTR was lucky to have a locomotive builder as a next-door neighbor to its Portland, Maine yard - saved a lot on delivery charges!). It got renumbered to GTR 40 later on, sold in 1930s to John Breakey Ltd, a timber company, becoming Chaudière Valley 40 (a connecting line from the Breakey sawmill to the CN tracks).

    The tender has a CN tilted wafer logo on it, though it never was officially in CN revenue service (except through subsidiary GTR). After serving Breakey's Chaudière Valley, CN picked it up for its Museum Train - hence the CN logo on the tender. It eventually ended up in Ottawa's Science and Technology Museum, usually stored out of sight but occasionally they opened the garage door in summer and let the public in.

    I love the brass on this lovely machine...:love:
     
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  3. r_i_straw

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    Sugar Land UP yard, 10-25-2014.
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  4. Sepp K

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    Here's another teakettle, it's brass gleaming. The Tahoe was built in 1875 for the Virginia & Truckee by Baldwin in Philadelphia. It burned wood, oil, and coal during it's career. At the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. DSC08738.JPG
     
  5. BNSF FAN

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    Another old tea kettle
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  6. RailMix

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    My wife and I spent some time in Bay City on Friday. I totally struck out at both the Huron and Eastern and Lake State Railway engine faciities, but traveled north a short distance to catch this LSRC freight near Linwood. Lead by four units, this is a fairly heavy train. I suspect the covered hoppers were loaded with fly ash for the cement plant in Alpena. GP40-3 4303 and road slug 303 are in the newest livery, GP40M-3 1164 is in the somewhat faded older scheme and the undetermined last unit is in hotrod colors. Interesting consist.

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  7. Mike VE2TRV

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    Those are some fine colors for Lake State!:)

    It looks like I started a teakettle party too. Tea, anyone?:D
     
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  10. WPZephyrFan

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    I took this shot, Saturday while on my break in Modesto, Ca. under the Hatch Rd overpass:

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