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by Fitz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTC - What Happens with Mainline Steam?
Replies: 11
Views: 268

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: 140

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.
by Fitz
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up

You certainly covered a lot of steam operations this year, Kevin, and I for one thank you for sharing all of them with us. I only got out once this year and then the steam loco we (Bill K and I) went to ride was undergoing a boiler wash that day. Such is the luck of railfanning. ORcoastscenic15sm.jpg
by Fitz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trains Without Crews
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Trains Without Crews

I'm going to WAY off in a prediction here. The thread is about no crews, and I will speculate, as hundreds of others have done concerning possible causes for the derailment in Washington. Since it was a "first" on that line, there were many "dignitaries" aboard. I wonder how many...
by Fitz
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 At St. Paul Union Depot
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: 261 At St. Paul Union Depot

Great lighting conditions on number 3, Tony. Thanks for sharing the photos.
by Fitz
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPUD
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: SPUD

Ooooo, bummer. Sorry to hear that story, Mark and am glad your wife is OK. STS not so good, eh? I don't like all of that electronic stuff on these newer cars. Designers think that the car should think for us drivers, and it never works right. Can hardly wait till they force us to use driverless ones.
by Fitz
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steam on the Everett Railroad
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Steam on the Everett Railroad

Thanks, Kevin, for more steam news.
by Fitz
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

Thanks for posting your results, Kevin. Sure would have liked to seen that triple header. You don't miss much steam operating in the east, do you.
by Fitz
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Durango & Silverton 2017 Fall Photo Special
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Durango & Silverton 2017 Fall Photo Special

You certainly made that a worthwhile trip, visiting both of the CO narrow gauges. Wish I could do that. I will enjoy the experience through your photos, John.
by Fitz
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumbres & Toltec
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Cumbres & Toltec

Looks like a great experience for both you and Jody, John. Did you make it to Durango as well?
by Fitz
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic - Go To Roundhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Off topic - Go To Roundhouse

Mark, what basic blocks did he start with? Sounded pretty darn good.
by Fitz
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

That doubleheader must have been something to behold. I'm jealous, Tom.
by Fitz
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: What's Up With $OO Line 2816?

Mark, the Rocky Mountain Express is a DVD/movie feature published in 2011 by Age of Steam Productions, which I'm sure is not related to the late Jerry Jacobson's age of steam. It is very well done and worth seeing. Mike Morgan sent me a BluRay version of it last Christmas. It of course does feature ...
by Fitz
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I took this video of 261...
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: So I took this video of 261...

Looked good to me, Mark. What equipment were you using? Is that a water tower off in the distance alongside the other track?
by Fitz
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

Thanks for those, Tom. Looking forward to more. C&TS does some fine things with their fleet.

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