January 11th Weekly Photo Fun

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's a shot of CNR U-1-f Mountain 6060, somewhere near Yager, Ont., in the Niagara peninsula. In the summers in the mid-'70s, CN substituted this loco and train for the usual RDCs on the Toronto to Niagara Falls mid-day run. This was on Wednesdays and Saturdays only, for the usual fare. For an extra charge, you could ride the train to Yager, where it was turned for the return run. As an added bonus, you got a couple of run-pasts.
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    The original photo was backlit, and I managed to alter it enough while scanning to get some of the detail, albeit at the expense of the colour.
    Here's a more true-to-life version of the colour:
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    And the other half of the picture (note the folding seat in the doorway - for either the headend brakeman or the Road Foreman of Locomotives)
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    Wayne
  2. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Here are some pics of an HO layout that we designed and build at the Museum for one of our members.

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  3. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Doctor Wayne: Sweet looking Steamer:thumb:
    Tom: WOW! Excellent looking layout.:thumb: I wished mine looked that good. I Like the Eiffell Tower setting at the roundhouse and I'm sorry to nitpic but in the last pic it looks like your chairs are the wrong scale!:p:mrgreen:
    Great start to this weeks thread:thumb:
  4. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    great pictures so far. Wayne I really appriciate the pictures of 6060 since I recently picked up a basket case IHC President's choice 6060 and will be making that into a future project.
    I guess your 'vintage pictures have inspired me:
    These were taken on a family camping trip through the rocky moutains in 1988. These three were taken just west of the spiral tunnels coming done the hill to Field, BC.

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    I belive this is a 2.2% grade coming down the hill. The Dynamics on the SD040's were working overtime as were the entire train's brakes
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    Brake smoke anyone?
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    I have other pictures from that trip and I'll post them sometime later.
  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

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    Wayne, that’s a really nice steamer :thumb:
    Spankybird, very nice layout with a unique mixture of structures :wave:.
    Glen, great shots. I especially like the smoking brakes.

    Here is a picture of my favorite engine, my Stewart Baldwin VO-1000 with LokSound – it looks terrific, sounds great and runs even better :twisted:.

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  6. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Actually the trans Canada Highway is only a couple hundred feet behind where I took them. Both the CPR mainline and the Highway follow almost the same route through this small pass. The Campground where my Family was staying (20 years ago) was a couple miles from the town of Field. The trail that my father and I took was a couple miles long but definetly worth it. It followed the original rail line from brfore the Famous Spiral Tunnels were built. There's even the remains of an abandoned Narrow gauge steam engine up there. I'll try to dig up a picture of that.
  7. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Wayne...I always like to see steam in colour:thumb:
    Spankybird...you just keep posting those great pics every week!:thumb:
    Glen...spectacular!:thumb:
    Kurt...That is a beautiful engine:thumb:....I think I need one of those:winker:

    This is one of my favorite shots:

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Great pictures everyone! I need to take more photos so in the mean time I devised this bit of silliness with an old shot that didn't look good in color.

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  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I'll bet that Vito Imbroglio, whose body was stuffed in the trunk of the Caddie that was just dropped into the crusher, wishes that he wasn't there!! :twisted::p;):-D:-D

    Wayne
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Wayne
    Great proto steam shots to start us off!

    Tom
    That is a great looking layout!

    Glen
    Cool proto shots!

    Kurt
    Great looking loco!

    Steve
    That is a great shot! I can see why it is one your favorites!

    Ralph
    Cool pic!
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Since I have not been able to get any modeling photos I decided to look through some of my railfan photos I had scanned. These are from the late 80’s and early 90’s

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    EB Chessie Train on the Philadelphia Subdivision approaching Amosland Road, Holmes, PA

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    WB B&O loco on the Philadelphia Subdivision crossing Amosland Road, Holmes, PA

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    WB Orange Blossom Special about to cross Ashland Avenue, Glenolden, PA

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    SB Conrail E8 at Chester, PA

    I am hoping to get some of the cars I have been working on finished shortly and then I should have some new modeling photos.
  12. Dick Elmore

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    :thumb:Kurt, I have 2 of those engines from the first run, without sound. Did yours come with sound or did you install it yourself? Thanks.

    Dick
    Texas Chief
  13. UP SD40-2

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    Wayne, GREAT start to this weeks thread:thumb: , i like the engine, but the tender is SLAP AWESOME!:thumb::mrgreen: Hmm...i am pretty sure nutbar has that engine, but i don't recall that type of tender behind it:confused: .

    GREAT SHOTS FOLKS!:thumb::mrgreen: TONS of proto pics & FANTASTIC modeling pics this week:thumb:

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    the first shots for Kurt:mrgreen: , MY VO1000:thumb:
    SECOND shot...well, its not an old railfan pic:oops: , but its one of my favorites i took in Rochelle:mrgreen: .
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  14. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

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    Dick, I installed the LokSound decoder myself. It was as easy as it could be: http://forum.zealot.com/t116523/#post421452 .

    Deano, my friend, thank you for the picture of this very beautiful engine :wave::thumb::thumb:. Those Baldwin VO-1000s are my favorite engines, though I can’t really tell you why :oops:.
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    How about a C&O Alco switcher? I took this picture back in 65 or 66 in Columbus,Ohio.

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    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Been working on the tourist train last night and this morning and it's almost ready. Here's some pics.
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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Wayne and Charlie, you guys are right on target regarding the original inspiration for that auto salvage scene on my layout. Jeffery seems to be coincidentally continuing the theme with his loco number choice! :)

    Ralph
  18. doctorwayne

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    Actually, my reference was much more personal: it was a Caddie (from the dealership which he owned), although the family insists on not talking about it. ;)

    Wayne
  19. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Not at all, Charlie, sorry to appear misleading. The late Mr. Imbroglio was a family member who moved to Pennsylvania many years ago. There are other family members who maintain that he's still alive, although to a man, they all refuse further comment.

    Wayne ;)
  20. Gary Pfeil

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    Nice shots everyone! Here is one of a NYC Mohawk, taken fro the top of a cut.

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