On Track, with Deano

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  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    First, i would like to thank my VERY GOOD FRIEND Wayne, for the SLAP FANTASTIC "works of art" i got from him:worship: , and for helping me collaborate the story that went with the pics, THANK YOU WAYNE!:worship: , THANK YOU, MY FRIEND:smilie: .

    ALL the engines & freight cars in the last post i did i just recently got from Wayne.
    One HUGE surprise for me was he offered me the very engine i loved THE MOST of his, #501:eeki: . now you folks know EVERY ONE of Wayne's engines(and everything he has:winki: )are detailed to the max, and each one of them are SLAP AWESOME, but honestly, and Wayne can attest to this, #501 was by far my Favorite steamer out of his whole engine roster:twisted: , just getting this engine alone, was the GREATEST thing i EVER could have gotten. #501 IS my most prized possession, and Wayne, i know i have said it a thousand times, but, THANK YOU!:worship:

    Don't get me wrong folks, i love EVERYTHING I have gotten from Wayne, recently, and in the past:winki: , but i just had to make a special mention about #501, since i NEVER, EVER, dreamed i would have that engine.

    YOU BET she did Wayne:mrgreen: , as well as everything else did:thumb: .

    WOW!!! WHOLLY SMOKES NUTBAR!:eeki: I had no idea that #501 had a sister:eeki: , she sure looks GREAT, GLAD YOU have it too:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Jim, EVERY ONE of the engines and freight cars in my last post ARE permanent editions to the RVS:winki::mrgreen: .
    And your right, it IS pretty AWESOME to see Wayne's work on the RVS, I feel honored to the HIGHEST degree to have some of his stuff:smilie: .

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    #501, besides all the TONS of detail this engine has, the all weather cab, and centipede tender are my two favorite things on this engine:winki: .
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    NW2 #53, this engine is SLAP PACKED with extra details, EVERYTHING about it is just so darn neat:twisted: .
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    Just two examples of some of the freight cars i bought from Wayne, the detailing and weathering is immaculate:worship: .
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    This caboose will work well with not only #501, its also a perfect match for the three U36's i got from Wayne in the past, too:mrgreen: .
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    Well, that pretty much sums up my recent additions to the RVS:thumb: .
    if any OF YOU FOLKS like the story posted above, please throw some credit Wayne's way:winki: , i couldn't have done it without his help:worship: .

    Till next time...Stay on track!:smilie:
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Dean, that stuff looks right at home on your layout. :thumb::thumb: Thanks to you and Mister Nutbar, I'll soon have my layout rooted firmly in the '30s, with no "distractions" from the '50s, '60s, or '70s. Most of that newer stuff is now gone, although the replacement equipment needs to be built, detailed, painted and lettered. This is almost like starting all over again. ;):-D
    It's nice, too, to see the Museum starting up and, in some small way, to be a part of it.

    Wayne
  3. cnw1961

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    Hey Deano, when will your book with all the stories of the RVS be released? I definitely want a copy! :thumb::thumb:

    The IRM will face rough competition once you have your museum running. The engines contributed by the EG&E alone are worth a visit!
  4. cn nutbar

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    Excellent Deano---nice to see your dream has come true,looking forward to many more threads related to your new additions.Like yourself,I also am very fortunate to have Wayne as a friend---for those who are familiar with my pictures on the gauge,the good Doc deserves all the credit as he has custom painted , detailed and most recently custom built(#4193) the majority of my steam engines.Recently when Wayne decided to thin his collection,I also was able to add many of his treasures to my railroad---as I often tell Wayne "his children have found a good home"---and it's nice to know some of his other children have also found a loving home in Wisconsin---Nutbar
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's. Loved looking at them.
  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Wayne, your a much bigger part of the RVRRM then you probably realize:winki::smilie: .

    Kurt, THANK YOU, you are to kind:smilie: . sorry no book, i think i would go broke on that venture, you and about three other people would be the only sales I'd make on it:eeki::119: .

    nutbar, i couldn't think of two better homes for Wayne's un-needed models:winki: , and your right, they DO have a good home here:thumb::smilie: .

    Matt, THANK YOU for the complement:smilie: .

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS...
    I would like to get some rail fanning in over the 3 day weekend, UP or WSOR, if i get the chance, you can darn sure bet I'll post pics of what i seen:winki: .

    Till next time...Stay on track!:smilie:
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Oh You Are Welcome Deano.
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Deano....That is just positively AWESOMEST..!!! What a "find"....I'm sure the'll be happy in their new "home"....
    I echo Kurt's request that we see the "lore" of the RVS in hard bound copy..!!! :mrgreen:
  9. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Gus, THANK YOU, my friend, you too, are to kind:winki::smilie: .

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    THE GREAT TRAIN CHASE...OR,
    WHEN GREAT MINDS COME TOGETHER...OR,
    ALWAYS BRING YOUR CAMERA
    (ANY of those could be the title to what happened tonight:winki: )

    Mom & Dad took my son and I out to eat tonight, we went to the BEST place to get ribs here, Famous Dave's:thumb: . in my opinion, the ONLY way to make ribs is to hickory smoke them, and Famous Dave's is the ONLY place around that does them that way:winki: ...ANYWAYS, Famous Dave's is in Janesville, we can get to it two ways, one way you go by the WSOR roundhouse, the other way you go over the South end of UP's Harvard Yard, so i knew a camera was needed on this trip:winki: .

    After the AWESOME meal, on the way back we seen engine movement in the South end of the Harvard yard, i asked dad to turn down the road to get down there, and luckily dad did. dad thought it was a train headed to Proviso yard in Chicago, now 99% of the time this would be correct, anything in the south end of the yard is normally destined for Proviso, but as we got closer i noticed the engines were GP40-2's...Hmmm...Chicago bound freights are usually run with AC4400's, Dash-9's, SD60M's or SD70M's out of here. as we got as close as we could i recognized the three units right away, they were the engines that are stationed in UP's South Beloit yard!:eeki: .

    I took pics of the train being made up that I KNEW was headed to South Beloit:mrgreen: , #1360 was on the point, with #1362 & #9993 mid way in the large consist. now as you folks that follow this thread know, i am familiar with just about every engine that is stationed in UP's Harvard & South Beloit yards, thats how i knew where it was going to end up, but i didn't have a clue as to the exact path it would take to get there.

    Now Dad on the other hand, knows ALL the tracks around here, keep in mind ALL the tracks here were REALLY CNW & Milwaukee Road tracks, and dad was/is a big fan of both:thumb: . dad knew the EXACT path that train would take to get to south Beloit. It would run through Tiffany, then head to Clinton, and on to Beloit & South Beloit. so Off we went to Tiffany.

    We got to Tiffany but decided not to wait for the train, we wasn't sure how long it would take to get there, and we had Mom and my son with us, and they like trains about as much as getting teeth pulled:119: . i will say though that NEITHER of them had complained one bit through this trip:thumb: , but dad and i didn't want to push it, so we went back to their house.

    Back at dads he pulled out his hand held scanner, and put it on UP's frequency, but we didn't hear anything for awhile. then their dog wanted outside, so dad took the scanner and the dog out, and i grabbed my coffee and went out to have a cigarette with it. we no sooner got outside and we heard a horn off in the distance:eeki: . i told dad "that horns a ways away, lets head downtown and catch the train as it comes through", so we were off and headed down to ST.Paul St. to catch the UP freight we seen leaving the Harvard yard:mrgreen: .

    Now we were about a mile from my folks house, parked along the track, not 10min later, here comes that train:mrgreen: . they had obviously done some switching on the East side of Beloit because now #9993 was on the point, and #1362 was right behind it, with #1360 on the end of the consist. Words can not describe how neat it was to see that HUGE consist running through Beloit, headed to south Beloit(two blocks away).

    PICS BELOW... (pics from tonight)
    1- the three GP40'2's in the Harvard yard(Janesville)
    2- #1360 on the point going out of the Harvard yard, headed to Beloit &
    South Beloit.
    3- WHAT A FIND!, an untouched CNW covered hopper:eeki:
    4- the Tiffany bridge
    5- a very poor quality pic:oops: of #9993 running through Beloit

    THANK YOU, for going on the "chase" with me:smilie: ,
    Till next time...Stay on track!
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  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great pictures Deano. Thanks for the tour. :D
  11. doctorwayne

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    Sounds (and looks) like you had a great day all around. :thumb::thumb:

    Wayne
  12. Sarge_7

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    Awesome pics Dean. Love to see them ex-DRG&W units hard at work:mrgreen:

    I saw a couple umolested CNW hoppers in Whitcita Falls TX a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't get pics:cry: Same thing with a SP gravel Hopper.
  13. steamhead

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    Nice trip, Deano.....You're what I call a REAL railfan....When you know what engines are on the point, where it's going, and how it's gonna get there....That's railfannin'....:thumb:
  14. UP SD40-2

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    THANKS Matt:mrgreen: , i was GLAD to do it:thumb: .

    Well, the day wasn't to great Wayne, i had to work, but the evening was FANTASTIC:winki::mrgreen: .

    THANKS Jim:mrgreen: .
    Hey Jim & EVERYONE reading this, i STRONGLY URGE you folks to get shots of those "untouched" freight cars out there, sure you see them today, but you might never see them tomorrow:eeki: .

    THANK YOU Gus, thats a GREAT complement, THANK YOU!!!:mrgreen: .
    sure, i know most all the local engines, and where they are supposed to be, but i gotta give my dad the credit for knowing the exact route, he knows all the trackage around here better then me, though i am learning:winki: .

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS...
    Well, i was really hoping to post some shots from ICE's west yard today, went by there twice, but they were out on a run, so sadly, no pics from them tonight:cry: . ICE is the closest road to me, but they have the least amount of action.

    they could have been anywhere from Janesville to Chicago, i am guessing on a Chicago run because they were gone for so long. perhaps I'll get some shots of them, or WSOR this weekend, we'll see how it works out:winki: .

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    Here is a shot i took of the South end of the Harvard Yard, this is the kind of power thats normally on that end of the yard, headed for the Proviso Yard in Chicago.
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  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Nice. It still amazes me that the UP is still around. Never thought that it would survive this long. :D
  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    (getting up off the floor...) WOW Matt, that statement really floored me:eeki: , though i know it was all in fun:119: .

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS...
    Went to Janesville today, i have been rail fanning UP quite a bit lately, thought i would stop over to WSOR, not much out of the ordinary going on there. i took a ton of pics of their SD40-2's going in and out of the place, but i wont post them all, however i WILL post 5 pics from today, check out the bottom of this post:thumb: .

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    **ADVERTISEMENT**...a shameless plug really...:119:
    I don't know if any of you folks make it to the "The Real Thing- USA" sub forum, in the "Prototype" section of this forum, but i started a thread that i hope you folks find interesting there:smilie: , its called: Post "Current Shots" of Fallen Flag Freight HERE: .

    Sure, i started the thread, and came up with the four very simple rules on the pic requirements, but its NOT my thread, its you folks thread:thumb: , and i am really looking forward to seeing just what kind of "current Fallen Flag freight" is still operating out there:winki: . i STRONGLY URGE EVERYONE that rail fans, to participate in that thread:smilie: .

    AS of now, Larry(Brakie), Josh(jbaakko), Jim(Sarge 7), and myself have added pics to this NEAT thread...though Jim bent the rules just a touch:toug: , his pic DOES count, and Ill let him slide:winki::mrgreen: .

    You can check that thread out by clicking HERE

    Till next time...Stay on track!:winki:
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    WSOR's most Famous engine:thumb:
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    I'll be looking for this one, once its painted:winki:
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  17. Sarge_7

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    Deano, love the WSOR shots:thumb::thumb:

    I caught some UP MOW equipment up in Elgin OK and I went back and got some pics of the SP hoppers:mrgreen:

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    There are more hoppers in the fallen flags thread.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Yes it was all in fun. Just wanted to see what you would do.sign1 Somebody have to come by and throw a bucket of water on you just to wake ya up.:mrgreen:
  19. UP SD40-2

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    Bucket of water, CRIPES Matt, my kid had to bust out the smelling salts to get me to come to after that post you made:eeki: ...sign1

    Jim, i am really GLAD you liked the WSOR shots, it makes it worth the trip and time spent getting them to hear that:thumb: .

    GREAT MOW SHOTS!!!:eeki: , this months contest is MOW shots, i hope you have entered it:winki::mrgreen: .

    i was GLAD to see the SP hopper shots you took too, THANK YOU for adding them to the "real thing USA" thread:bravo: .

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS...
    Well, my plans was to rail fan all three of the roads by me, i got UP pics, and WSOR pics, but the closest road to me, ICE, didn't have ANY engines in the West yard all weekend:frowns: , so i wasn't able to achieve my goal, but at least it wasn't from lack of trying:winki: . ICE is only about 3 miles from my House, perhaps i can catch them by this weekend.

    Till next time...Stay on track!:winki:
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  20. Sarge_7

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    Striped my DDA40X tonight:twisted: though I am a long way from starting that project. Also stiped a pair of spectrum sd45s that may soon return in oragre or silver or black and orange I haven't completly made up my mind yet:confused: