70 years of an Espee Branchline.

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  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I've had these pics stored in the gallery for quite awhile, in hope to do sometime like this, so here it goes!

    It's 1905, and a diminutive 2-6-0 Mogul trundles into town with the local in tow.
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    35 years have passed, and a little has changed, war looms ahead, unknown to the people of Arguello, Ca.

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    The WAR IS OVER!...and fortunately the great industrial muscle of the United States triumphs again! :wave:

    Also another war is afoot, between diesel and steam... :cry: ...defeat would come in 1958 for the espee, there's still six years to go before that happens.
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    It's 1958, and the espee has dieselized. Here an SD9 works the local today. The local feed store has surcumbed to a violent fire, espically after the black powder stores went up in the blaze!
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    A decade later, a brand-new SW1500 works the Mission Valley turn, now down to a few industries from it's once glorious past, this switcher will work the line until the UP aquires this line in January 1996. The UP sends a tri-weekly turn over the line to pick the fragment of traffic the once prosperous line once provided. Note: This is the alternate history, omiting my shortline.

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  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    VERY WELL DONE MILES!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D i liked ALL the changes you made!!!:thumb: :thumb: BTW, NICE UP reefer;) . funny how i can pick out ANYTHING UP in picstooth1 sign1 GOOD JOB Miles!!:D -Deano
  3. LoudMusic

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    That poor man in the green shirt. Chained to the banister for all those years. I guess he got 'dozed with the building.

    I almost hate to say it, but I like the SW photo the most. I usually find image quality to be most important to me, then content. I bet most would argue otherwise, but that's the way I approach a picture.
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thats cool, I like how you took away buildings as the time went forward and how you added diff, cars/trucks to the road.

    Very cool!!:thumb: :thumb:
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That is a great little story Miles. Great Photo's.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: