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The WildClickers take the train to the Rainforest. Track 61

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:03 pm
Fantastic, danon!

and here's a fantastic site about the T & P and the history of boogie-woogie

http://nonjohn.com/History%20of%20Boogie%20Woogie.htm

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long download with lots of pictures and links
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:04 pm
Ok.......

Here is one of the big "Mainliners"..........This one is referred to as a "2-10-4" - that is the number of tiny wheels in front, followed by the really big wheels (please note the man standing by them) with more tiny wheels beneath the engineers seat. Behind all that is the coal car from which the fireman gets the fuel to feed the fire that drives the train.

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/993/mainliner6437lu.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:07 pm
<I wondered what the 2-10-4 meant>
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:09 pm
ehBeth, that's great. I had a 78 rpm recording of the song "Texas and Pacific Blues" but, it is broken now. If anyone finds another that would be absolutely fantastic. I will go up into the attic and find the label with the artists name.

Here's a pic of one of the machines that cleaned up the mess left behind when there was a train wreck.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5628/tpderailcleanup2ac.jpg

Here's me with a girl friend and my older brother with our dog Butch.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5505/bairdtx5je.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:19 pm
check this page out danon - it may have some of the information you're looking for

http://www.johnfahey.com/pages/vota3.html

or

http://wpsu.org/crumb/crumb.html

or

http://www.wwoz.org/html/langston_hughes_show.html



<I'm thinking Frenchie's String Band>
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:21 pm
Another great pic.
Love this stuff, danon!

<night night>
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:29 pm
Me my Dad and my brother on my Dad's crane.

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/744/burrocrane9qz.jpg

This is my Dad loading some stuff on his flatcar.

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2876/loadingequipment7by.jpg

More later,
nite, nite

PS:
ehBeth, my record of "Texas and Pacific Blues" was=
Frenchy's String Band: "Texas and Pacific Blues" [Columbia, 1928]
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2005 09:43 pm
Why oh WHY can I not see the image shack pix today? There are links on two threads to pictures that are lost to me. Maybe tomorrow I can see them? Until then.....good night.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 07:08 am
oh, more fantastic photos!
I'm so glad "61" led me to trains Very Happy

I just KNEW it would be Frenchy's String Band.
I'm going to look for an online version tonight.
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danon5
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 08:45 am
Morn'n - All Aboard!!

clicked...........................

We have company coming today - so will try to check in.
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 10:21 am
http://home.earthlink.net/~starshipconductor/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/wigwag.gif

G'day train travelin' wildclickers!

ehBeth, thanks for the great new thread!

Danon, terrific photos!

When we were kids, Saturdays' we'd jump on our bikes and head out for the 3rd St tracks and visit a "tracking" house. The more adventurous kids of the group, rode their bikes through the train tunnel <scary> the rest betting what would happen if parents ever found out about the dangerous pranks.....
<eek>

Day excursions on the "Daylight" during the 1950's...<I recall my dear Auntie Claire packing lunches and off we'd go visiting stops along the way> mostly taking jaunts to the Sutro Baths at the Cliff House.
The Southern Pacific Coast Daylight Train Traveling Along the Coast.
http://home.earthlink.net/~starshipconductor/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/coast02.jpg
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 10:44 am
A stroke of luck!

Found a photo of a Southern Pacific train stopped for traffic at Newcomb St < Army St <now Caesar Chavez St> north of the tunnel. For those familiar with San Francisco, tunnel #3 located where the Bayshore Freeway and 101 Interchange located <at the end of San Bruno Ave - and old Bayshore>

http://wx4.org/to/foam/sp/san_fran/sp1227g.jpg
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 11:28 am
The Cliff House Train - 1905

http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-8284.jpg

http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-8235.jpg

W. C. Smith Instructing Jack Orr On How To Operate A San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Train
http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAD-2331.jpg

First Electric Train carrying passengers from San Francisco To Oakland <Bay Bridge>

http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAD-2334.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 05:35 pm
Great pix, Stradee.

I'm getting a hankering to take a long train ride. Years ago, on a train trip from Toronto to Chicago, I met some people who were on the homebound leg of a trip from Los Angeles to Florida ... then New York ... Montreal ... Toronto ... Chicago ... and back to Los Angeles. Always thought that sounded like a fantastic way to spend three or four weeks.

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You and your 283 friends have supported 1,921,724.0 square feet!

Marine Wetlands habitat supported: 46,957.7 square feet.
You have supported: (0.0)
Your 283 friends have supported: (46,957.7)

American Prairie habitat supported: 36,116.4 square feet.
You have supported: (10,159.7)
Your 283 friends have supported: (25,956.6)

Rainforest habitat supported: 1,838,650.0 square feet.
You have supported: (161,612.9)
Your 283 friends have supported: (1,677,037.0)

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1 Aktbird57 .. 1153 44.113 acres
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Joan Lee
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 05:49 pm
Joining you. Clicked, of course!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 05:52 pm
Can we help you stow your luggage, JoanLee?
Great to see you joining us on our journey.
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danon5
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 06:21 pm
Great pix Stradee, Thanks for sharing. I'm always interested in RR stuff. I found an actual antique RR lock ((with KEY!)) marked T&P RR in a junk store near Citrus Heights, CA - of all places. Big Smile.

I'll make a pic of it and let you see. Later, our company calls. It's our daughter, her husband and one Gkid - the other five are still on the W Coast.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 07:09 pm
click clack moo
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 08:03 pm
Here's a photo of the Army St Tunnel in 2002. Crews ran an SP2472 from San Francisco to San Jose in March of the same year. Seems odd viewing the Army St. tunnel as the structure appears today - worn from years of neglect, but still recalling memories of the 3rd St tunnel, that to my minds eye hasn't changed a brick - those many years ago with friends, sitting on the tracker house bridge.

http://www.railroadpix.com/images/specials/2472-caltrain/SP2472ARMYSTREET1.jpg
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 08:09 pm
ehBeth, sounds marvelous! Wildclickers, lets sing!!!!!!!!!! <courtesy of Bing Crosby> Very Happy

On The Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe

Do you hear that whistle down the line
I figure that it's engine number forty-nine
She's the only one that'll sound that way
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

See the old smoke risin' 'round the bend
I reckon that she knows she's gonna meet a friend
Folks around these parts get the time of day
From the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Here she comes, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-woo
Hey Jim, you better get out the rig, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-woo
She's got a list of passengers that's pretty big

And they'll all want lifts to Brown's Hotel
'Cause lots of them been travellin' for quite a spell
All the way from Philadelphia
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
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