PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 9/11/2015

YoHo Sep 11, 2015

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    OK, perhaps stretching the boundaries of what is Prototype railroading.

    3.5 year old Railfan Carl makes like he's made of gold in Ore cars at the Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley California. This was the most productive hard rock gold mine in the state.

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    That's a bit different from what I'd usually picture for an ore car. They must have employed a much different dumping setup.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    From an outing 25-30 years ago, via my crappy little slide scanner. Awaiting next call in Tacoma, Washington:

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  4. r_i_straw

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    A UP local parked on a siding in Feyetteville, Texas last week. Leased HLCX power on the point.
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  5. co_riff

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    This isn't all railroad, but their is the NS bridge in it. The WWII LST came by Point Pleasant,WV yesterday. It's going to Cincinnati,Ohio over the weekend, you can take tours on it.

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Is UP power short right now?
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. COOL! I need to win the lottery, so I can take a trip to ride this vessel. Where do they normally keep 325?
     
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  8. r_i_straw

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    I don't know. It seems that not too long ago they had strings of locos parked all over the place. Of course these are all 6 axle about 1, 1/2 years ago. Maybe they are short of Geeps for the locals.
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  9. YoHo

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    UP has huge amounts of 6 axle power laid up Mainly SD70Ms. They do seem to be short on 4 axle I guess, they've had these red leasers for ages and ages though.
     
  10. r_i_straw

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    Cloudy day down at the railroad museum.
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    And yes, that is a chicken at the lower right. She is a stray hen that lives in the caboose and lays free range eggs in strange places.
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    November 1984, ICG (ex-GM&O) yard in Montgomery, AL.

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  12. r_i_straw

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    I have never seen this paint scheme on a Herzog car before. Is it a new one?
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  13. Mr. SP

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    There is this old Alco from years ago. img434.jpg
     
  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    This is from today, at Exporail, the railway museum. True to form, the weather service messed up the forecast and instead of the rain holding off until this evening, it started in the morning. It rained the whole time I was there. Do any of those guys look out the window? That's called eyewitness weather.

    The star of the show, in my eye, is an old Roberval & Saguenay RS-2 that they managed to resurrect just for this event. It hadn't been started in 20 years! They spiffed her up a little for the parade:

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    Just in case anyone doubts it's the original prime mover - here's the smoky proof:

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    What I read in an issue of Classic Trains is correct - the old 244 had that idling sound: "bucket-o-bolts--bucket-o-bolts"

    Their LRC still works!

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    This one, a C630M, made the ground shake when it rumbled past. Very impressive.

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    This unit was, according to the museum volunteer, the first to be painted in the red "pac-man" scheme.

    A recent donation, a rebuilt CPR GP9 in perfect condition:

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    Last but not least, another recent donation, a CNR SW1200RS that was repainted in the original 1950s scheme:

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    Others that I didn't get any decent shots in were a C424 and a GP20C-ECO. I moved to a less windy place and it was a bad angle.

    At the end of this, I was cold, damp and tired. I left after the locomotive parade.

    But I got to see and hear some nice Alco-powered engines.
     
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  15. fitz

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    Today at the Oregon Coast Scenic, terrible conditions for photos, but granddaughter and I visited and rode. McCloud 25 has lost her whitewalls! Much more later.

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  16. BoxcabE50

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    Nice! Maybe around the Portland area?
     
  17. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. Looks like Imagebam is being grumpy this evening!
     
  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    ImageBam? I thought it was just my lousy connection tonight. I did have problems uploading images there earlier.. Now I can't even get their page to load.

    I just checked with isitdownrightnow and it seems that their server is unreachable as of 0504 UTC. It was OK at 0048 UTC Maybe I ran into the onset of the problems? I tried to upload sometime between those times...

    Just more problems... I wanted yesterday to be an enjoyable day but it turned out to be a bear. Not a total one, but one worthy of many cusses.
     
  19. Mike VE2TRV

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    If this works, I'm giving ImageBam the heave-ho. Pity I can't edit my original post.

    This is from yesterday, at Exporail, the railway museum. True to form, the weather service messed up the forecast and instead of the rain holding off until the evening, it started in the morning. It rained the whole time I was there - and the rest of the day. Do any of those guys look out the window? That's called eyewitness weather.

    The star of the show, in my eye, is an old Roberval & Saguenay RS-2 that they managed to resurrect just for this event. It hadn't been started in 20 years! They spiffed her up a little for the parade:

    [​IMG]

    Just in case anyone doubts it's the original Alco prime mover - here's the smoky proof:

    [​IMG]

    What I read in an issue of Classic Trains is correct - the old 244 had that idling sound: "bucket-o-bolts--bucket-o-bolts"

    Their LRC still works!

    [​IMG]

    This one, a C630M, made the ground shake when it rumbled past. Very impressive.

    [​IMG]

    This unit was, according to the museum volunteer, the first to be painted in the red "pac-man" scheme.

    A recent donation, a rebuilt CPR GP9 in perfect condition:

    [​IMG]

    Last but not least, another recent donation, a CNR SW1200RS that was repainted in the original 1950s scheme:

    [​IMG]

    Others that I didn't get any decent shots in were a C424 and a GP20C-ECO. I moved to a less windy place and it was a bad angle.

    At the end of this, I was cold, damp and tired. I left after the locomotive parade.

    But I got to see and hear some nice Alco-powered engines.
     
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  20. Mike VE2TRV

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    Aha! It works!
     

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