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Posted - 04/26/2011 :  1:08:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ed, that's a strange car! From a distance, it looks like an 1870s era stock car. But then you have the steel bottom reinforcing beams and the steel undercarriage. What can you tell us about this (where is it, etc?)


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Posted - 04/26/2011 :  1:56:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit eTraxx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's at the South Carolina Train Museum. They were open over Easter but don't have a regular opening until June. I plan to go back and take some more pics and will ask about it then.

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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 04/26/2011 :  5:47:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A really interesting car, Ed.

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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  02:19:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mining equipment from a derelict coal mine in Noyant-sur-Allier in France. Notice the scarily sized flywheel (ten feet ++) used to haul out miners if electricity/steam was lost....

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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Posted - 08/14/2011 :  12:08:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

While visiting an old friend, recently, he suggested I take some photo's of some of his "Old Relics" for you all to see.

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/28/2011 :  8:33:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

What stories your photos of your "old friend's" stuff tell. Of a time gone by. A simpler time. Not a computer in sight. A time of hardware, gears, real thick metal, durability, hands on operation...ooops. I forgot grease. Lots o' grease.

I better stop. I could get in trouble... Anyway thanks for your photos. And thank your friend.

Now, something a little newer...

...is that not a bad livery above, or what?

Now, the only word for this is....cute...

Life is only fun if you make it that way.


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Mario Rapinett

Posted - 08/28/2011 :  8:59:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's a few new RRL members, so I thought I'd post some of my Prototype "Happy Snappy's" as a web link. Too many to upload as separate images.

Some links still undergoing upgrade.


cheers all


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Mr Lucky
Section Hand

Posted - 10/15/2011 :  6:07:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Lucky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a link to my other Fotki account, this is just old buildings - http://public.fotki.com/luckyville/old-buildings/ - I'll be adding to this album as I build my library. Feel free to use the pics as you wish for your own reference library.

A little teaser!

Feel free to visit the Fotki link in my signature, that's where I keep everything.

Thanks all!

Mr Lucky....Erik

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Crew Chief

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  6:26:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prototype??? Not sure

Gerry Gilliland

Maritime Lumber

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Posted - 10/23/2011 :  6:44:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Since I specialize in weathering, I look at everything differently.
Here is some photos I would have passed up 7 years ago.

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Posted - 06/12/2012 :  11:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Skip, seeing TP&W in White River Jct. reminds me of how much the world has changed since I was first there.

Ralph, those Fs in sad condition look like ex-VIA and ex-Wabash.

A couple of days ago I walked up to the top deck of a new parking garage in Haverhill, MA and caught Amtrak Downeaster #685 crossing the Merrimack River.

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 06/13/2012 :  10:29:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James; You are correct about the F-unit pictures. The burnt one is a GMDD (London, ON) built F7 for the Wabash for Canadian service. The photo dates to after the Norfolk & Western takeover. The story is told in Morning Sun Books "Trackside around the Niagara Peninsula with Reg Button." If I recall the story, one of the covers on the motor or gearcase on the lead truck came loose and lifted and derailed the locomotive when they approached the bridge in Simcoe, ON. The locomotive slid on its fuel tank along the bridge and the leaking fuel was ignited on the hot engine components. Both crewmembers lost their lives before they could get out.


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Posted - 06/14/2012 :  12:24:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
James & SteveH,
I just thought I would clear things up for you. If you go to these links you can read the details.
This fatal incident happened July 12, 1975 and according to the detail it is Norfolk & Western.
Although I have permission to post the photos I hope these links will remain on the thread.



I hope this helps.

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/01/2012 :  08:29:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ollie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I add a couple of narrow gauge steamers from Sweden. First a 2-6-2T from the longest common carrier on 600mm gauge, NAEJ and the lines engine number 4. The engine which was a giant on that gauge sand was caught on the preserved railroad line in Mariefred some 100km.s west of Stockholm. there is a second engine of this type preserved from another line, the JGJ 9 which also is under steam and operating in Mariefred.

And the second one is one of the two preserved 0-6-6-0.s on another preserved railroad at Jadraas some 100km west of City of Gavle on the Swedish eat coast.This DONJ number 12 and its sister number 8 are running on the 6 km strech of their former homerails and the number 12 was caught here switching cars in 2010. These engines were the second largest on 891 mm lines (3 swedish feet) in Sweden and were in use untill 1970 on the timber hauling line.

And a scanned photo of its sister, number 8 some 15 years ago. People there are very friendly, as they actually fired up a critter and pulled put the steamer just for me for a few photos!

More photos on my web site; www.olaviahokas.com/trainstuff


Edited by - Ollie on 09/01/2012 08:38:29 AM

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Posted - 06/08/2013 :  3:36:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A week ago I was in Nicaragua with Jane. Picasa doesn't 'tag' pictures, so family shots are mixed with structures and scenery, but perhaps those among the narrow-minded who model south of the border will find them interesting/useful. This album has shots of the former station in Granada (east end of the FC del P de N) with some preserved equipment.


I took some shots of the station in Masaya on Sunday:


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