Feb. 8 Weekly Photo Fun.....

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by scubadude, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. scubadude

    scubadude Member

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    Hey, it's 830 on Friday night and nobody's posted yet :confused: Oh well, I didn't intend on my first try at Photo Fun to be the FIRST pic, well, I ain't skeered :eek:....This is a pic of my FA1/FB1 and GP40....see, I really DO have a layout sign1...

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  2. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Here are some updated pics of the Museum's HO layout

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    And here are a few pics of the N scale

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  3. doctorwayne

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    Here's westbound CNR 4-8-2 6060 at Grimsby, Ontario, in the mid-'70s:
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    And CN 9639, eastbound at the same station in the mid-'80s. While still serving as a station, its primary business by this time was as a roadhouse-type restaurant.
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    Unfortunately, the building burned down in the mid-'90s, despite being only a block from the town's fire station. :eek:
    An earlier station, built by CNR predecessor Great Western Railway in 1855, is still in existence.
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    It was moved back from the tracks when the station shown in the first photo was built, and served as a freight house, then as a building supply warehouse, and today is home to an antique shop and pottery. The current owners have restored much of the interior, although much more remains to be done.

    Wayne
  4. Kevinkrey

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    Heres two for the week, a MOW crew picking up supplies, and an old caboose being hauled through town for restoration.

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  5. chessie4155

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    Great Start to this weeks thread..Well done everyone:thumb:
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  6. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    A 44 ton switcher works on industrial trackage as a conrail freight thunders by.

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  7. UP SD40-2

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    Richard:wav: , REAL GLAD YOU started off this weeks thread!:mrgreen: NICE ENGINES!!!:thumb: I'm looking forward to seeing more pics from you in future posts:winki::mrgreen: .

    Tom, GREAT SHOTS from the museum!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Wayne, AWESOME proto shots!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Kevin, NICE MOW shots!!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Mark, FANTASTIC SHOT!!!:thumb::thumb:

    g_e_c, GREAT Conrail units!!:thumb::mrgreen:

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    BREIFLY...
    ..Stepping away from UP, here's a shot of my favorite WSOR engine, #4025:thumb: . fortunately for me, this engine is in Janesville often so i have TONS of shots of it:winki::mrgreen: .
    pic1- #4025 behind WSOR's round house.(was the old Milwaukee Road round house:winki: )
    pic2- MY #4025:mrgreen:

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  8. steamhead

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    WoW...!!! Great pics all..!!

    Richard...No one ever doubted the existence of your non-existing layout..!! :mrgreen:

    Dr. W....Thanks for posting those pics...The original station is just the type of construction I intend to use when I get around to building my roundhouse..!! Gonna save these pics...

    Tom...I don't recall ever seeing overall views of those layouts..!! Wow..!! That's some undertaking..!! Question(s) Who puts up the $$$'s, and how do you operate something like that..!! Great job..!!

    Deano...Great pics of that WSOR unit...Talk about reality imitating art...:mrgreen:
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Here's a nice night shot.

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    Here's the same scene with the room lights on.

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  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A KP&W Geep works the scrap yard...
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  11. TrainsWinnipeg

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    Here is some CP GP-9's assigned to the Lafarge plant in Exshaw Alberta during the 1990's on a cold but clear morning.

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  12. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Great pictures everyone.
    I thought I'd share the last pictures I have of my 1988 rocky mountain trip.
    Here's a CP train crossing Mountian creek bridge. I remember hiking through a mile of so of dense brush to get to this spot. The train has 3 SD-40's on point heading up a 2% grade towards the Conaught tunnel (5 miles long)
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    This is the center of the train with 5 pusher SD-40-2's put into the train. They were added a couple miles down the grade at the Roger's pusher station. The pusher station was the last of it's kind in north america.

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    about half an hour later the pushers are coming back down grade to await the next train they will be assisting. In 1989- 90 the Rogers station was eliminated when the westbound track was re-aligned via the Mount Macdonald project which included two long tunnels and several miles of new trackage over viaducts to ease the grades through the rogers pass area

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    later that day we drove to the Rogers pusher station. Check out what we found there:

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    I was wondering where these units ended up after expo 86'
  13. Chief Eagles

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    Love Canadian [Canadien] trains. Got some great layouts with great scenery. I'll get there one day [?]. I just love running trains.
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    Its windy and cold in NC but not this bad. Glad I flew away from this.
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  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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  15. doctorwayne

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    Although the baggage car's side doors (with safety railings) were open, I preferred the view through this door, taken at 60 mph-plus.
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    With the whistle sounding for the frequent crossings, and the car hunting back and forth, it was hard to focus for the tears of joy that filled my eyes as I shot this picture. For me, that sound is one of the most evocative I know, and a time machine to my early years.

    Despite the "open-door policy" concession to railfans, this was not a steam excursion in the usual sense of the word, but a regularily-scheduled trip that occurred every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer of 1976, on the Toronto-Niagara Falls-Toronto run.

    Wayne
  16. Triplex

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    Ah, to be old enough to have seen this!
  17. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Just how old do you think I am? I was 17 when I took the picture!
  18. VanBee

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    Here's some progressive shots of a station platform I've been working on. Still needs handrails and some other finishing touches but turned out ok so far.
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    Hope you like them.
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  19. jeffrey-wimberl

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  20. Gary Pfeil

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    Nice pics everyone. VanBee, I really like the nice flowing curve of your platform. Really nicely done.

    Here is a photo of a T motor, which was pushed out onto the bridge for a photo shoot. No third rail here! Loco was on its way to a museum.

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