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George D
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Posted - 03/22/2015 :  08:17:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Rick. It's not too early to introduce him to railroading.

George



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keystonefarm
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Posted - 03/23/2015 :  12:46:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that look he is giving is the WHAT NO STEAM ENGINES !!! -- Congrats Grandpop Rick
------------ Ken



Edited by - keystonefarm on 03/23/2015 12:47:42 AM

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Steam Nut
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Posted - 03/23/2015 :  07:51:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll second that!


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sjconrail
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Posted - 03/23/2015 :  08:57:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit sjconrail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congrats Rick!

Phil



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vzjtothalo
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Posted - 03/23/2015 :  4:07:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats, Rick!


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Harsco
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Posted - 03/28/2015 :  10:14:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With little building, rolling stock, or scenery progress to announce, I decided to post a few pics of our latest ops session to prove that flanged wheels do indeed continue to roll on the HTRR.

Here's the narrow aisle crew: Chris C in the rear held down the Division Street yardmaster's job which on the HTRR means he also switches the local industries in North Harrisburg. In the foreground Maclay Street boss for the evening, Joe H appears to be contacting Harris Tower for permission to take his empty 100 ton bottle cars through the cross over at ME (Maclay East)into Herr:
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Diamond Bill is shown here arriving at Division Street with through freight EC-5 headed by two U-25C's. Since the yard lacks an arrival/departure track, he and Chris have to make the loads and empties exchange quickly on the main to minimize holding up all the other traffic trying to get past:
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Earlier in the evening, Bill piloted P-61, a local which originates from the Enola staging yard to pick up rail and castings from the HARSCO Shipping Department at Wiconisco Street:
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Mark F caught the HTRR trifecta last night and got to run the Lucknow, Capital Street and Market Street locals. He's shown here in Lucknow trying to dodge through freights, slag runs, and not one but two locals heading to Commonwealth Coke and Chemical:
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Joe C is probably informing the dispatcher that the Lucknow guy has everything clogged up, which will only further delay his movement of P-81 up the branch to Commonwealth:
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Judging from the empty slag pots, Steam has just dumped the molten slag and is now fouling up Mark's switching plan by needing to run around his train before returning to Maclay and Herr Streets. Lucknow was so plugged up last night that it took him almost forty minutes to make the trip, just in time for the next blast furnace tap:
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One of the two scheduled ore deliveries from the Philly docks (P-7 and P-9)is seen here rolling past Harrisburg Pipe and Tube in State Street:
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Later in the session, Mark was running P-130, the Market Street Local when Steam appeared with P-83, an Enola to Commonwealth mixed freight that has to stop at Market to pick up empty tar tanks at Barrett Shingles. After a customary exchange of snarky remarks, cooperation quickly broke out and cars began zig-zagging back and forth:

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Overall another excellent session went in the books last evening, although the CFO still has to run a final analysis of payments received versus foodstuffs consumed. I hope she doesn't catch the 100 tons of molten steel that Harrisburg Pipe and Tube never received....



Edited by - Harsco on 03/28/2015 10:25:13 PM

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chrisbconaway
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Posted - 03/28/2015 :  10:44:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another fun night in Harrisburg! Thanks for the assignment!



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wvrr
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  07:02:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lots of great pictures, Rick. I just signed up for the MER convention in the fall, so I hope I get a chance to swing by and see it in person!

Chuck



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  07:54:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great shots from the session, Rick. Love the low angle ones as well. The street running looks fabulous. Great looking layout as always!

Mike Hamer
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nhguy
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  08:26:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey! Great photos of the op session. Looked like a lot of fun for sure. And I'll second Mike observation of a great looking layout.

Bill


Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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MarkF
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Posted - 03/29/2015 :  09:32:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a great time the other night, as always. I struck gold by getting the three best locals to run on the railroad and enjoyed it immensely. And what always adds to the enjoyment is not only does Ricks layout look great, but it runs as great as it looks!

Thanks again Rick.


Mark

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Harsco
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Posted - 03/30/2015 :  1:51:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying something different...

http://vid229.photobucket.com/albums/ee289/RBickmore/3-28-15%20%205_zpsrr5b4v5e.mp4

Appears to work but it's a little shaky...Eastbound WPD-2 rolling past State Street.



Edited by - Harsco on 03/30/2015 1:55:36 PM

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sjconrail
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Posted - 03/30/2015 :  1:58:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit sjconrail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like it was another good time in Harrisburg,

Phil



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nhguy
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Posted - 03/30/2015 :  2:29:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey! Video!!!! Nice shot and angle. I would suggest you trim back that bush on the bottom right of the video before it grabs some car and derails the train.

Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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dlwrailfan1
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Posted - 03/30/2015 :  2:43:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit dlwrailfan1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Harsco

Trying something different...

http://vid229.photobucket.com/albums/ee289/RBickmore/3-28-15%20%205_zpsrr5b4v5e.mp4

Appears to work but it's a little shaky...Eastbound WPD-2 rolling past State Street.


Great video as Bill noted. Nicely framed. Do need to get the MOW crew after that bush.



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