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RAILROADS IN PHOTOS AND PAINTING

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 06:36 am
@Setanta,
I went looking for some canal trains. I did find a picture and a youtube of a train at the Panama Canal. It was not particulrly neat since it was a modern day diesel "long cow". Ill keep looking.

I think the ERie canal has some old train towpaths still in operation as tourist choo choos.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 06:44 am
I believe the Welland Canal is still in operation--it would make sense if it were. I know there were train lines along the canals in the Niagara peninsula, and i suspect those are still in operation. Maybe if i recover from my current laziness, i'll go look for something.
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 10:40 am
http://www.trainweb.org/oldmainline/index.htm

Probably the most detailed railroad site i have found on the web. The B&O railroad was the first commercial RR in the US. It was constructed by hand in 1828-30. Amazingly, sections, culverts, bridges are still in use.

This virtual tour is lengthy but worthwhile. As a 9 year old I enjoyed the station at Point Of Rocks Maryland. 65 miles from Baltimore
danon5
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jan, 2010 12:13 pm
@panzade,
pan --- nice link. Do you know if the B&O R.R. have a museum - and, if so do you think they would be interested in the shovel I have (re. my earlier post with the photo of the B&O shovel). I would be happy to send it to them if they would like to display it.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 11:02 am
@danon5,
http://www.borail.org/

go for it!
danon5
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 05:29 pm
@panzade,
thanks panz --- !!!!
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 07:46 pm
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/12/18107491_c0aa9d7fbd.jpg

Don't see one of these too often -- Barrie Collingwood Railway -- but was luckily on the lookout the other day at a level crossing. They're infrequent but you want to be paying attention when they do come through!
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 07:59 pm
@Tai Chi,
Kewl
Looks like an old B&O locomotive
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 08:06 pm
what a neat story of how they're running that railroad
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 5 Feb, 2010 09:46 am
@panzade,
Heres a logo of the DMIRR whose only function is hauling ore from Mesabi.

   http://www.missabe.com/images/logo7.gif

They also have an "Arrowhead" logo for trucks and other yard equipment
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 5 Feb, 2010 10:05 am
@farmerman,
Nice logo FM.


I like the logo for this Vermont RR

http://www.trainweb.org/trains/clipart/rutrs3-c.gif
http://www.american-rails-forums.com/AR%20Images/Maps/rutland-railroad-map.jpg
danon5
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2010 03:35 pm
@panzade,
Nice panz --- I see the railway is a sort of a small one (that's Texas talk for anywhere from a mile long to across a certain state.) Looks really good and goes through some very scenic places. But, still, it's only a Chatham up R. R. --- lotta talkin goin on all the way.
grin
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2010 03:42 pm
@danon5,
Yeah danon. What I realized in looking at different railroads is that a lot of them have been sold and split up to special groups, like the one that chai posted.
I was able to locate the loco in her picture from the B&O stable. I guess they bought the thing and dragged it up to Ontario.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 03:26 pm
http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/shortlines/TIRy500.jpg

I have a photo somewhere of my sons perched on the side of this engine. Thought hamburgboy and ehBeth might enjoy it. The story behind the Thousand Island Railway can be found here:

http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/shortlines/thousandislands.htm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 02:38 pm
Quite a lot (460 photographs) of railroad history photographs are to found at the Fred Otto Makowsky collection, at the Railroad History Archive - Steam and Electric Locomotives of the New Haven Railroad. (Not sure, if this link has been given already.)
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 03:54 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Great link Walter
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 05:47 pm
@panzade,
Looking West from the roadbed of the Salmon River and Rangely Lake Railroad ROW. This is Western Maine near the NH border. The tourist RR also opertes as a ski ride    http://www.srrl-rr.org/s_lbld_tory_sm.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 06:00 pm
@farmerman,
I think it's a narrow gauge RR fm
What a cool station
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Railroad_Station%2C_Phillips%2C_ME.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 06:03 pm
@panzade,
you can go back through "properties" on the pic I posted to get the "Knitted photo" and theres a feture to show closeups of each of the Rangely Ranges.
I never rode that RR but we often pass the little trains when were near Bethel Maine (In the middle of Rose Quartz country )
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 07:41 pm
@farmerman,
for some reason I don't have properties show up when I right click??
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