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Bull Durham Sacks and Railroad Tracks

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 04:42 pm
@farmerman,
Heres a bunch of speeders and hand cars owned by the EAST BROAD TOP RAILROAD in Pahttp://www.ebtrr.com/equip/trackcars.html
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 05:57 pm
I've been looking into locomotives.



Big Boy: The world's largest steam locomotive, twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were "hinged," or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of "pilot" wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four wheels following which supported the rear of the locomotive. The massive engines normally operated between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Although there are no Big Boys left in operation today, eight of them eventually were donated for public display in various cities around the country. They can be found in Pomona, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/graphics/history/loco/bigboyc.jpg
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 06:04 pm
my gradfather's first railroad job, the Florence/Cripplecreek railroad
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/170057626_068d892bbe.jpg?v=0
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 06:09 pm
@dyslexia,


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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 06:13 pm
@farmerman,
nice
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 06:14 pm
@edgarblythe,
Big Boy...saw the one in Cheyenne
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 07:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
There is a Big Boy "cow" at the Pa Railroad Museum in nearby STrasburg. They had terrific torque and horsepower but didnt have a particularly long range so they always had refuel stops on the roadways at more frequent intervals.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 07:10 pm
I like the train in dys's post.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 07:41 pm
@edgarblythe,
This was an ore train , The Gilpin Tram. It had a 2 foot gauge...as you can see it was a miniature. It hauled ore from the mines around Blackhawk Colorado. They have a fascimile you can ride around in.I did, back in'98

http://www.gilpintram.com/images/1998.091.026.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 03:17 pm
The drought has become serious here. No rain since May in Tomball. The two biggest trees at the apartments are the first casualties. The Arizona ash that the Gardening Terrorist coaxed into gianthood is half dead and the huge willow in the retainer pond is totally dry and brown. I am very worried about the huge pines in my neighborhood. There are perhaps a dozen that could threaten my home. Anybody got a canon and rock salt?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 04:48 pm
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 04:57 pm
@djjd62,
I knew I could count on you, djjd.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 05:00 pm
@edgarblythe,
it's been damp and cool here for the last 4 days, i'd send you some if i could
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 05:04 pm
it'd been unusually cool and humid her in albaturkey, some minor rain but temps in the very low 80's.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 05:06 pm
Rain Rain Rain...steady for 2 days. Wish I could share with you edgar

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jul, 2009 05:53 pm
@panzade,
Give you half and you give me half - If only.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 08:45 am
@edgarblythe,
This is a brutal video. Please use care...don't allow small children to watch this.

djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 08:56 am
@panzade,
ha

one of my fave moments from the simpsons is when reverend lovejoy is down in his basement feeling blue and playing with his model trains, he's speaking like a tour guide directing the passengers towards sights of interest, as the train passes him he says "and pasengers if you look out the windows to your left, you will see a sad, sad man"
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 10:47 am
@djjd62,
wish we could just dial up these scenes on youtube. The trouble with me and the Simpsons was that it came on at an inopportune time. Now I just can't be bothered catching up.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 12:17 pm
Just caught your train wrecks, panzade. It truly was ugly.
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