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  • Hi all, it sure is a great deal of fun following all the exploits along the rails! Great pics and wonderful stories to keep

    a fellow entertained for some time!

    Man, there are gorgeous layouts in this thread!
    Mike Hamer

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

    http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

    http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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      Originally posted by Mike Hamer


      Hi all, it sure is a great deal of fun following all the exploits along the rails! Great pics and wonderful stories to keep a fellow entertained for some time!

      Man, there are gorgeous layouts in this thread!


      I couldn't say it better, Mike!

      I caught the NYS&W S-1 #205 dropping off two cars at the interchange with the L&HR Railway, while the L&HR RS-3 #10 waits patiently.

      That L&N car will be brought to an on-line cement company and then dropped off to the DL&W in Buttzville, NJ. The Lackawanna will in turn

      drop it off at the PRR for its trip to Philly early next week.




      Bruce

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      • quote:


        Originally posted by k9wrangler


        Cee-ment headed to Michigan? Probably to the Jas. P. Hoffa shoe factory somewhere....


        Karlid="blue">, . .The New Havenid="black">id="size4"> Double-0-Eightid="black">id="size4">id="Comic Sans MS"> is headed your way with 75 tons of Premium sand from

        the Ross Island Quarryid="black"> here in Portlandid="green">, Oregonid="green">. The hopperid="black">, part of an Eastbound mixed-consist, left

        Woodburn Yardid="brown"> just before noon today.
        Billid="blue">, . .As we were about to leave the yard, we saw a Westbound reefer-unit arrive with 53 cars. Among the

        cars was the Seven-Eightyid="black">id="size4">id="Comic Sans MS"> wearing the BSRRid="black">id="size4"> tag. I haven't had a chance to check on its load yet,

        but I was told that it's headed for our BIRDS EYEid="blue">id="size4"> plant at the east end of Tallmanid="brown">. We'll be sending-

        out Ernieid="blue"> and his crewid="blue"> early next week to pick it up along with several others.
        <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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        • Nice pictures Bruce. I think I've said it before, any picture with an RS-3 in it is a good one.

          I really like the building flats (they are flats aren't they?).

          Allen - still wondering about Harry.

          Dave :erm:
          "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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          • When we arrived at Woodburnid="green">, we discovered that our string of four

            cement hoppers had already been removed from the interchange track,

            and inserted into an eastbound CC&Wid="navy"> freight train. Below, a leading

            and trailing ALCOid="black"> surround a GP-35id="black">, all awaiting a departing dispatch.
            id="size3">



            Logs are at the front of this long, mixed consist.id="size3">



            The train extends into the east section of Brewesterid="green">.id="size3">



            The Double-0-Eightid="black">id="size4">id="Comic Sans MS"> car, with 75 tons of quality sand aboard,

            is positioned just east of the WOODBURN JUNCTIONid="brown"> signid="brown"> and

            in front of the WILLAMETTE GRAIN GROWERSid="brown"> facilityid="brown">, . .
            id="size3">



            . . .and it is the second car ahead of (to the right) the pipe-laden railcar below.id="size3">



            The next three pictures were taken from the West, . .id="size3">







            . . .one from the South looking North, . .id="size3">



            . . .and finally, a close-up of our Michiganid="blue"> bound hopper (LOid="black">).id="size3">



            For those concerned, more to follow about Harry. . .id="size1">id="orange">
            <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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            • Great pictures Allen.

              Looking forward to an update on Harry's whereabouts. I'm guessing, since the other guys were nowhere to be found

              in the latest pictures, that they may be on a mission to find Harry.

              Dave :erm:
              "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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              • Thanks, Dave. Some are true flats - just a building front, and some are low-relief buildings a inch or so thick.
                Bruce

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                • Regarding the state of one 'Side-Tracked' Harryid="blue">, he expired of Three-Point

                  Rigor Mortis
                  id="purple">
                  brought on by a case of Lanternitisid="purple"> while in the SGPid="maroon"> plantid="maroon">! Be-

                  low, he is being placed into a pickup for transport to a nearby pathologist. Even

                  Dave (right) can't believe it! Dave's last words were, 'At least he got the sand in

                  the right car! [:-smile_green]
                  id="size4">


                  <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                  • Gents,

                    Ok, I'm going to give this a shot as I finally have some presentable pictures of the B&H Pickle car on the Gatsme Lines.

                    And, here we go...

                    An opening shot of the car on the Erie Interchange tracks awaiting pickup by the local switcher. Probably dropped off over-

                    night by a transfer train from the Bessemer and Lake Erie.



                    The car has been delivered to Gateway East Yard and is getting shifted from the local inbound block to the outbound

                    transfer to Susquehanna Junction (Williamsport, PA)



                    A higher angle of the previous photo. The foreground tracks are the leads to Union Station.




                    B&H Pickle Car is on the move in a reefer block of cars through the town of Cedar Haven.




                    I missed the car in Susquehanna, but I did catch up with it in Southport Yard in Elmira, NY. The Ralston Local

                    is already made up and on the move to complete its daily chores. I'll follow up with more photos from Ralston

                    in my next post.



                    I'll get some more photos on the site tomorrow!

                    Regards,

                    Chris O'Brien

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                    • Well...that post didn't work...I'll try it again tomorrow, boys...

                      Chris

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                      • quote:


                        Originally posted by vanionwcu


                        Well...that post didn't work...I'll try it again tomorrow, boys...

                        Chris


                        Chris, I edited the post so the pictures would show. The only problem was you needed a backslash inside the the closing "[img]"

                        after the opening bracket and before the letter 'i'.
                        Bruce

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                        • quote:


                          Originally posted by vanionwcu


                          Well...that post didn't work...I'll try it again tomorrow, boys...

                          Chris


                          Chrisid="blue"> (& Bruceid="blue">), . .I took the liberty to edit two of your over-width pictures and adjust some of the right-hand legend

                          margins with hard returns. Your pictures are well framed and very colorful. I don't know if you are using a tripod or

                          not to stabilize your camera, but I think it might help you to have sharper images. I look forward to seeing some more

                          pictures. Thanks for posting!
                          <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                          • quote:


                            Originally posted by mainetrains


                            . . .Looking forward to an update on Harry's whereabouts. I'm guessing, since the other guys were nowhere to be found

                            in the latest pictures, that they may be on a mission to find Harry. . .



                            Daveid="blue">, . .I think they are a-preparin' fer his home-goin'. [:-angel]
                            <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                            • quote:


                              Originally posted by anbhurst


                              quote:


                              Originally posted by mainetrains


                              . . .Looking forward to an update on Harry's whereabouts. I'm guessing, since the other guys were nowhere to be found

                              in the latest pictures that (they) may be on a mission to find Harry. . .



                              Daveid="blue">, . .I think they are a-preparin' fer his home-goin'. [:-angel]



                              Oh man, I was just certain that he was on break and lost track of time. Poor SOB, but hey, at least he went out swinging.

                              Will you keep us posted on the arrangements Allen?
                              "What the heck wuz that?"

                              Ron Haviland

                              Owner/Operator

                              Red Water Railway Co.

                              L.B. & S Shortline RR.



                              Podunk, New England

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                              • Allen, et al...

                                Bruce, thanks for fixing the posts for the photos - every time I think I'm computer savvy, I have to do something like this

                                and I realized how much more I have to learn. lol

                                Allen, as far as the photos are concerned, no, I haven't used a tripod. I know the ideal arrangement is to use a tripod and

                                even a fill light, but I have neither item with my current camera setup. I'm usually taking pictures of the car on the move

                                during an ops session, so getting the 'perfect' shot is quite hard to do! I staged a couple of the previously posted pictures,

                                but the club has some plexiglas around to protect the layout. Nice protection, but limits the angles for cameras.

                                Some areas are better than others - maybe I'll get some guest photographers over time as well.

                                Chris

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