Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. LegomanBill

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    More lightweights rolling into Denver, circa 1971 (Bob Jordan)
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    Former Northern Pacific Diner 1677, Iowa, Mid-1990s (Bob Jordan)
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Jeez, wondering if that NP diner is still around, gotta' have been built previous to the last century!o_O
     
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  3. LegomanBill

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    It is still around. It is at the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association in Sioux City, IA. It was built by Pullman in 1915.
     
  4. Kurt Moose

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    106 years old, wow!(y)
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Glad to read this information. Are they doing anything, insofar as preservation or restoration?
     
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  6. badlandnp

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    Now I HAVE to stop there on my way to and from family in Iowa!!
     
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  7. LegomanBill

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    As far as I can tell, not much has been done to it. It more or less is in the same condition.
     
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  8. LegomanBill

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    Engineer G. A. Donaldson and Fireman C. E. Welty aboard CB&Q 5632, Galesburg, IL, September 6, 1959 (Bob Jordan)
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    BN GP9 1752 (Former NP 314) at an unknown location, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    CGW SD40 929, Early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    Santa Fe PA-1s 51C-A-L (the EMD reengined trio), Denver, CO, June 1, 1956 (Photographer unknown)
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    CGW, now we're talkin'!!

    Love a good granger road!:love:
     
  11. BNSF FAN

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    The CGW unit is super cool but nothing tops that beautiful ATSF PA
     
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  12. minesweeper

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    PAs are unique.... I treasure my HO model, together with the GG1. Very good design.
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    (y) I second that motion!
     
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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    That Crabgrass Great Weedy SD40 is a nice catch!
    I respectfully disagree--only a (4 stripe) D&RGW PA is more beautiful! :D
     
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    I say that a GS4 in Daylight does....but not by much
     
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  16. HemiAdda2d

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    I think we call agree all the above are quite striking--beauty is in the eye of the beholder... (y)

    I will say the BN 1752 photo had a style similar to that of D. Larry Zeutschel, a Montana-based, prolific early BN photographer.
     
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  17. Mike VE2TRV

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    I vote for the PA.

    A pity that CN didn't purchase any after the demos visited. Those would have been awesome in CN's 1950s passenger scheme.:love:
     
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  18. LegomanBill

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    UP Train 5 (or 6) streaks along the Overland Route in the late 1940s (Photographer unknown)
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    The Super Chief rolls into Chicago after a trip from California, 1939 (John Schultz)
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  19. BNSF FAN

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    A great pair of shots! Both were class acts (y)(y)(y)
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    The bottom view is obviously an E1A&B pair. But is the top (UP) an E3? With some modifications? Those number boards on the nose sure don't have a natural feel to them.
     

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