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  1. #2451
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Oh yes the 611. What a magnificent steam locomotive. Nice shot!


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  2. #2452
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Post your Train shots!
    611, next to the A, gotta be my favorite!
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    From The Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC over Labor Day Weekend

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  3. #2453
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    I'd love to see the J, the A, and then that Y walking up a mountain. Saluda grade? What an event that'd be!

  4. #2454
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    About 25+ years ago my wife and I rode a 611 fantrip up Saluda. It was said that the grade is so steep that the engine had to run up the grade to assure that its firebox was always surrounded by water, thus avoiding any risk of a boiler explosion. Not sure of the truth in that, but it makes some sense. The train went on to Asheville and then via the Old Fort line on its return.

    We also rode two 1218 trips in that era, in NC and AL. As passengers we could actually feel the gentle tugging of the two "engines" under the 1218 as they'd run in and out of synchronization depending on load. It was pretty cool.

    With the current legal climate, associated insurance costs and escalated ticket prices, we're glad we rode when we did.
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  5. #2455
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    I was out & about Tuesday & came across this westbound CSX merchandise train waiting on a passing eastbound CSX autorack train just west of Marion Ohio. There was a NS train stopped & blocking the diamonds along with many roads in Marion. It really was a mess, no idea what the problem was.

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  6. #2456
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    Post your Train shots!
    No shots of the prototype today, but a quick lousy-depth-of-field snapshot of a model instead. I was sorting through my N Scale and came across this old FEC boxcar, bought when I was a kid in about 1969 I figure. As kids do, for some reason I painted two spots on the door red. This car is 3" Long.

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  7. #2457
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    Nice bit of rolling stock Sandpatch. I'm glad that something from your childhood is still around for you to enjoy.

    I left the family house once I turned 18. I had a lot of slot cars & other models stored away. When I came home maybe 10 years later I found all of my treasures were given away. Oh well I still have fond memories of those things.
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  8. #2458
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    Post your Train shots!
    A generous friend sent me his N Scale to enjoy and that spurred me on to take a hard look at my "collection". I need to make some space, so am deciding what I want to keep and what I rarely run and need to sell or donate. It's been fun looking through everything and seeing how much N Scale has changed from it's beginnings some 50+ years ago.

    As an example, compare this current state-of-the-art boxcar with the FEC sample!

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  9. #2459
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    I really enjoy seeing your models Sandpatch. Very nice friend you have there. Model railroading has always interested me, but I don't dare go there for fear I'll go down a rabbit hole. It's bad enough with this photography addiction I have.
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  10. #2460
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    I guess it's safe to say that my interest in photography is a result of my interest in trains. I have several friends who are excellent photographers and they had a lot of influence in my technique. I'm blessed to have met them and to have spent many trackside hours with them decades ago.

    Sadly, each of them has since mostly shelved their cameras because they've lost interest in modern railroading. I understand, with widecabs everywhere, generic signaling and graffiti covering everything.

    Nonetheless, I still very much enjoy getting outside and seeing what I can find along the railroad.
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