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by Fitz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: UP tracks

On the 844/4449 doubleheader from north of Portland to Everett, 844 ran on BNSF trackage, but there may have been rights for both BNSF and UP, as there were UP tracks available, too.
by Fitz
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast

I am just now getting around to looking at the rest of the photos I shot. Here are a couple. The ex-McCloud 25 was also a participant in all of this fun.
by Fitz
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New track in Ridgway Colorado
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: New track in Ridgway Colorado

Tom, in your Colorado adventures, did you run into Chip Sherman? He goes by coloradozephyr on TO.
by Fitz
Thu May 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast

Things are sure quiet on the board, so I will post another Polson Logging shot that I converted to black and white.
by Fitz
Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast

This weekend I got an opportunity to participate in another photo special, after a year of inactivity. Thanks to my daughter Laurie who flew to Oregon from California to drive my to Garibaldi. The occasion was the debut of Polson Logging 2-8-2 No. 2, transplanted from the Mid Continent museum in Wis...
by Fitz
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Trips to Duluth Cancelled Acount of Amtrak
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: 261 Trips to Duluth Cancelled Acount of Amtrak

I'm afraid that's just the beginning of bad news cancellations. Hopefully later this month I may get to participate in some steam fun on a tourist operation. We shall see.
by Fitz
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: March 23, 2002
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: March 23, 2002

Hey John, and on that trip is when we met each other. I remember what you had to go through to get to Portland and then Doyle put you to work in the concessions group, something I had followed up on for several years until I was unable to do it any longer. This aging process is no fun. I know how mu...
by Fitz
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D&S Winter Photo Special
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: D&S Winter Photo Special

Very Nice, John. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who participate here on Chaski.
by Fitz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page

I just read on Altamont Press where the 503's owners have now increased the price another $10,000.
by Fitz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blue Goose
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: The Blue Goose

Mark, number 3460. Santa Fe got 5 of the class from Baldwin, but 3460 was the only one streamlined. They had 84 inch drivers (fast) and weighed over 420,000 lb. Other than that I don't know anything about their use or history.
by Fitz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cab Ride Milw 261
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Cab Ride Milw 261

I have a VHS version of Goodheart's "261, A New River Adventure," which features that trip, including cab shots of Rich and his fighting the wet, slippery rails. I'm sure the fireman really had his hands full.
by Fitz
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cab Ride Milw 261
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Cab Ride Milw 261

A product of the infamous Len Shaner. I see he did not spell Steve's last name correctly. The camera work looks too good to be his, as well. Posted in 2008, but I'll bet it was filmed during the winter 261 spent back in Steamtown.
by Fitz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Florida, Stupid People and Trains that go Fast
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Florida, Stupid People and Trains that go Fast

"The gates may not provide enough warning"----they are not a warning, they are blocking idiots like this guy from proceeding onto the tracks where a train is obviously approaching, and at 79 MPH. I doubt we will ever see an end to this stupidity. He's a definite candidate for the Darwin aw...
by Fitz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTC - What Happens with Mainline Steam?
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: PTC - What Happens with Mainline Steam?

Just out of curiosity, how was the throttle reduced on steam years ago with ATS (Automatic Train Stop) equipment?
by Fitz
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up

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old bossy
It was in July. Pic attached. A lot is going on there. An operable 2-8-2 just arrived from the midwest, not sure if it's labeled Polson or not, plus the Skookum, a rare 2-4-4-2 is nearing completion of its restoration.

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