Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    One of my earliest memories is of my mom screaming and running out the back door to pull the cloths off the line when she heard a C&NW steamer approaching the crossing at the end of the block in our home town in Wisconsin. Scared the crap out of me and got me crying hysterically as I had no idea what was going on. She soon had her basket of laundry and came back in to find me in that distraught state. She figured out what had happened and calmed me down. Years later she said that she felt real bad about it and it took some time plus a few cookies to pacify me, but don't remember that.
     
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Cookies always work!
     
  3. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Nothing beats that smoky fresh scent! For an even more intense aroma, try the Full Steam Ahead scent! You'll smell just like a steam locomotive engineer!

    Available at all fine stores.

    :D
     
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  4. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    But only the finest stores stock Eau d'Hogger.
     
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  5. LegomanBill

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    C&S 2-10-2 902 blasting out of Tunnel 1 near Guernsey, WY, September 27, 1958 (Al Chione duplicate)
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    C&S 2-8-0 634 hauling sugar beets at Fort Collins, CO, November 1, 1958 (Al Chione duplicate)
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  6. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Keep these steam locomotive shots coming! Wow! There are some amazing shots here!!!
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wheat stubble? That ballast looks like it could stand a good cleaning!
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    That tunnel shot is incredible!!!!
     
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  9. acptulsa

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    I hardly see enough ballast to properly support two inches of rail.

    No doubt that's why they're using such a light locomotive. Where is the Greeley, Colorado branch now?
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    Heck yeah it is!(y)
     
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  11. BoxcabE50

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    Nothing showing on the BNSF RY site, in maps.
     
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    CB&Q 2-8-2 4947 at Longmont, CO, November 15, 1958 (Al Chione duplicate)
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    CB&Q 2-8-2 4952 at Loveland, CO, December 27, 1958 (Al Chione duplicate)
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  13. LegomanBill

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    C&S 2-8-0 646 switching cars at Cheyenne, WY, March 22, 1959 (Al Chione duplicate)
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    C&S 2-8-0 646 and 2-10-2 900 at Denver, March 30, 1959 (Al Chione duplicate)
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Fantastic roundhouse shot!(y)
     
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  15. acptulsa

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    A very nice piece of photography.

    It's also kind of sad. It's 1959, and you know none of them were ever steamed up again.
     
  16. LegomanBill

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    C&S 2-8-0 629 doing local work at Denver, January 22, 1959 (Al Chione duplicate)
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    C&S 2-8-0 641 at Climax, CO, April 1960 (Al Chione duplicate)
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  17. badlandnp

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    All of these live action in color steam shots are just great!!!
     
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  18. LegomanBill

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    C&S 2-8-0 638 with an excursion near Denver, March 24, 1961 (Al Chione duplicate)
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    Hi-Levels at Los Angeles, late 1970 (Beyer Patton)
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  19. acptulsa

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    A C&S joint CB&Q/Rio Grande steam excursion and the El Cap behind F units in '70, a couple of years after the FP45s were delivered. Could that be the last time the Super and El Cap ran independently during the peak season?
     
  20. LegomanBill

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    It is the combined train. Unusual that it had F-Units on the point though.
     
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