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    Originally posted by Dutchman


    Seeing that Moxie car reminds me. Last year, at age 61, I finally had my first glass of Moxie, while visiting my brother in New Hampshire. I think I can wait another 61 years for another glass. It must be an acquired taste!


    Awwwww, c'mon Bruce, it's GOOD!

    It's just not as full of sugar as that stuff we drink now! :yuck:

    Besides, if you're gonna model New England, ya gotta walk the talk![^][:-angel]

    Pete

    who likes Moxie

    in Michigan

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    • Some more great shots of the traveling cars.

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      • Bruce, . .The Hudson Highlands URTX car is in good company; it sure is good to see the Macopin car again, especially after its former trip to the Pacific Northwest.

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        Originally posted by Dutchman


        . . .All the interchange cars are really racking up the miles this time! . .It looks like the first car is a wood reefer from the Susquehanna's Macopin Lake RR subsidiary. . .Next up is a visitor from the Hudson Highlands RR -- another wood beauty. . .



        <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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        • Simon, . .I'm surprised that the passing flatcar with the trucks hasn't turned the heads of the painters working on that bright red ice cream parlor.

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          Originally posted by simon1966


          . . .Crispy and his older brother Andrew have been great students this year. . .So I thought I would take them down to Picorelli's ice-cream for a treat. . .



          <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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          • Peter, . .Looks like Crispy's car stayed the course at Kellogg's 'til the rice was processed into Rice Krispies. Ya definitely have to have big cars for low-density products. [:P] Now tablecloths are another matter, much higher in density. I like your scenario and the SAYBROOK NORTHERN!

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            Originally posted by Orionvp17


            . . ."Look at that thing! It's HUGE! ! ."Notice how it dwarfs those B&A tater reefers? . .This thing is ENORMOUS! ! .



            <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


              Peter, . .Looks like Crispy's car stayed the course at Kellogg's 'til the rice was processed into Rice Krispies. Ya definitely have to have big cars for low-density products. [:P]


              CRISPY Krispies will be on the road again just as soon as I can find a box big enough to put it in. It has been growing since it arrived!

              I think....

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • Ernieid="blue"> and the boysid="blue"> have been at it again! This time they decided to take the 0-4-0 Teakettleid="black"> out for a road trip along with their prized B23-7id="maroon"> and its Kiss caboose. Normally, this equipment stays in the barn, but this is a special occasion. A car load of Taylor hamid="purple"> along with several milk cars are headed in their direction. I believe they call this run the M&Mid="size4">id="Times New Roman">id="maroon"> Expressid="size4">id="Times New Roman">id="maroon"> which stands for Milkid="maroon"> and Meatid="maroon">. Having picked up their short cut of cars near the summit, they find themselves headed towards Rivestonid="green"> along the Mount Hood loopid="green">.

                Always known for being the first to spot trouble, Otisid="blue"> suddenly makes a startling discovery and alerts Ernieid="blue"> who quickly stops the train.

                'What's going on, Otisid="blue">?'id="black">

                'I don't know, but you're not going to believe this!'id="black"> replies Otisid="blue">, 'The tracks are completely blocked and it looks like trouble. Better call the rest of the crew together here at the front!'id="black">

                Well, it looks like our boys are being held-up by a couple of thugs. Could it be that they're after the Taylor ham?id="purple">

                TO BE CONTINUED, . .Stay Tuned!
                <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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                • Below, after notifying Ernieid="blue">, Otisid="blue"> positions himself in the stairwell:



                  The Teakettleid="black"> and the Special Dark B23-7id="maroon"> are the crew's favorite engines.



                  The SHOCK [:O] of What lies ahead!

                  TO BE CONTINUED!
                  <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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                  • WOW! . .The Express crew has been waylaid by the fellows from

                    the Mars Companyid="black">. They are demanding the emancipation of all

                    of their cohorts before allowing the train to proceed.

                    Below, from left to right, Peteid="blue">, Otisid="blue">, and Jimid="blue"> are intimidated

                    by their size:



                    Although the crew has explained that this is not what it appears to be,

                    that this is a Milk & Meat Expressid="maroon">, the thugs persist by demanding

                    that a full inspection be made before they will allow the train to proceed.



                    Notice below that the thugs have moved quickly to the suspicious visiting

                    Battleship carid="black">, and they are demanding that it be opened, . .



                    While the crew heads for the caboose to talk things over.



                    Above & Below, Peteid="blue"> exits the caboose with a hammer in hand,

                    and he tells Otisid="blue"> and Jimid="blue"> that the plan is to hammer the thugs

                    into bite-size pieces, because no one but no one is gonna

                    get 'our' Taylor ham!id="purple">


                    <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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                    • Hershey VS Mars. LOL! Oh that's classic!
                      Bill Shanaman

                      New Haven RR

                      Hartford Division

                      in Colorado.

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                      • Following our episode with the fellows from Marsid="black">, it's evident that everyone aboard the Express

                        is now sporting a sweet toothid="brown">. [:P] Before Ernieid="blue"> throttles-up for Rivestonid="green">, let's take a look at the short consist

                        of milk cars accompanying our Taylor hamid="purple"> Battleshipid="black">.

                        Below, BORDEN'S QUALITY SERVICE car BFPX 223id="green">, . .



                        And DELAWARE & HUDSON'S 836id="black"> lead, . .



                        As the GENERAL AMERICAN REFRIGERATOR EXPRESS car GARE 708id="orange"> tails

                        the visiting interchange car.



                        Next up, . .a 44-Tonner shows up to deliver the hamid="purple">!

                        id="maroon">
                        <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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                        • Mornin' guys. Just got back some photos from the drug store, one's I took early Wednesday evening over near Slade Jct. I'd like to share them with ya, if ya got a few minutes.

                          The area around Slade Jct. is pretty rural and rough terrain but offers a number of photogenic spots. After dinner I drove over there and after parking my new Terraplane Coupe (really secondhand but new to me!) just off the road, worked my way through the brush to a spot on the banks of the Black River that affords a good view of the HHRR's tackage exiting Putney Tunnel. I knew the evening freight, SB-5, was due through here about 7PM, so I sat myself down and waited.

                          After some minutes, my ears picked up a droning rumble that announced the approach of the train. But clearly, that sound wasn't coming from one of the HHRR's typical camelbacks on the point. Momentarily, one of the HHRR's new ALCO S-1 diesels exited the tunnel portal and trundled into full view...that was when I got off my first shot.



                          With only a couple of S-1's on the property so far, ya don't often get the chance to photograph one on the road. So, I allowed for just one more shot of the train crossing the bridge...



                          and then raced back to the road where I could gain another vantagepoint to photograph the engine.

                          With virtually no vehicular traffic on this back road leading down to the Slade & Son furniture factory, I was able to position myself right in the middle of the roadway for my next shot.



                          That's the roadside stand of Jack's Pumpkin Patch in the right of the frame, with Slade's facility just beyond the spur. Jack's got a really choice selection of pumpkins this year, just right for making jack-o-lanterns...Halloween isn't that far off, ya know.

                          As the train rumbled on by I kept advancing down the road, snapping pictures as I went. This shot shows what I think to be that NYNH&H freight car I watched get dropped off at Atwater Kent Radios a while back. Probably loaded with new radios now and headed off to NYC.



                          SB-5 wasn't particularly long this evening and, after I let a few rather run-of-the-mill house cars pass by undocumented, I snapped off one closing shot of the HHRR hack bringing up the rear.



                          Incidentally, here's a photo of that new car of mine...



                          CNJ999

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                          • Allen,

                            Luckily you have grandkids. Otherwise it would be hard to explain your collection of motive power and rolling stock. Great props and story line.

                            I can't wait to see the continuation with the Taylor Ham.

                            John, you have some beautiful settings for rail fanning. We often talk about the challenge of successfully modeling the fall, but you have it mastered. I also admire your Hudson Highlands rolling stock.
                            Bruce

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                            • quote:


                              Originally posted by Dutchman


                              Allen,

                              Luckily you have grandkids. Otherwise it would be hard to explain your collection of motive power and rolling stock. Great props and story line.

                              I can't wait to see the continuation with the Taylor Ham.

                              John, you have some beautiful settings for rail fanning. We often talk about the challenge of successfully modeling the fall, but you have it mastered. I also admire your Hudson Highlands rolling stock.


                              I agree with Bruce!

                              And John, I DO hope you kept a good eye out for poison ivy while you were stomping about in the brush! [:-devil] It's that beautiful red stuff right next to the edge of the tree line.... :erm:

                              You have some Very Nice scenery there, and I love the HH equipment. :up: :up:

                              Pete

                              in Michigan

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                              • During the evening hours, the crew working Rivestonid="green"> borrows a local 44-Tonner to move

                                the MayBlossomid="black">/Battleship carid="black"> from the transfer tracks to its destination for unloading.

                                It's been a while since Peteid="blue"> has run the critter. Below, heid="blue"> and Gregid="blue"> move the ham carid="purple">

                                down line while Daveid="blue"> meanders off to locate the facility's keys:



                                After more than enough time has lapsed, Peteid="blue"> turns to Gregid="blue"> and sez, 'Man, Where can the full-figured

                                man be?' 'He should have been back by now!'



                                Finally, Daveid="blue"> shows up looking, and smelling very suspicious. Below, after looking Daveid="blue"> in the eyes, Gregid="blue">

                                (who is spotting for Peteid="blue">) knows exactly what has happened. 'Ya had one, didn't ya?' he sez, 'Ya just

                                had to stop by the cafe and have one, didn't ya?' 'Ya couldn't even wait to unload this car!' 'Ya had to

                                have it now!'



                                To which Daveid="blue"> responds, 'Sorry, Gregid="blue">! . .I guess I'm just a hopeless Taylor Hamaholicid="purple">. At least, I brought

                                the keys back with me.'



                                As the car is uncoupled, Gregid="blue"> makes one last jab, 'Daveid="blue">, I think the time has come for you to check

                                into the ham clinic!



                                Well, I guess this just goes to show you that the folks out in these parts really [:-love]

                                their Taylor ham.[:P][:P][:P]

                                Most of 'em can't get enough of it, and will do everything in their power to safeguard it!
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                                id="Times New Roman">

                                <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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