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by SOO2719
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alas, poor Union Pacific 3985
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Alas, poor Union Pacific 3985

I am a member of the Union Pacific Steam Club. Their most recent update, which I got via email today, contained this bit of sad news: " The Challenger No. 3985 Will Remain Officially Retired Since work was completed on No. 4014 people have asked about the fate of The Challenger No. 3985. The sh...
by SOO2719
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Will the Y6 stay in Roanoke or return to St. Louis?"
Replies: 2
Views: 189

"Will the Y6 stay in Roanoke or return to St. Louis?"

Interesting free article from Trains News Wire about the Norfolk and Western Y6 articulated owned by the National Museum of Transportation that was leased to the Virginia Transportation Museum five years ago: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2020/01/22-will-the-y6-stay-in-roanoke-or-return-to-st...
by SOO2719
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Stuff
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: Old Stuff

Wow, you were at Steamtown's grand opening, Fitz? You're a lucky fella. I did not know Steamtown had moved to Scranton until 1995, a year too late to have asked to go by there on a family trip east in 1994.
by SOO2719
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: The Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 6
Views: 4282

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Yes, McSorely was known as a "heavy weather" captain.
by SOO2719
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Picture o f 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: First Picture o f 2020

That green engine, an ex-BN SD7, is now owned by the Minnesota Transportation Museum.
by SOO2719
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Photos Of The New Year--And New Decade
Replies: 0
Views: 298

My First Photos Of The New Year--And New Decade

Inspired by Burlington John, I chose Progressive Rail's Eagandale Line, a former Milwaukee Road route, for my own first railfan photos of not only the new year but also the new decade. Today I found the line's power parked down by Gopher Resource in Eagan. CEFX 1558 is an SW1500, and GMTX 302 an MP1...
by SOO2719
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Picture o f 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: First Picture o f 2020

The locomotive is a GP39-2 in a classic GP30 body. I love steam as much as any railfan, but I always have time for diesels, especially old ones, or ones that retain their classic shape, like this baby.
by SOO2719
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Gets Pickled
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: 261 Gets Pickled

Here's to hoping the grand old 261 gets to roll in the new year.
by SOO2719
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermodal Steam
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Intermodal Steam

Steam finished down there in 1986 according to the Crab Orchard & Egyptian's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Orchard_and_Egyptian_Railway The railroad itself is thriving thanks to good old Progressive Rail, a railroad that lives up to its name and then some. :)
by SOO2719
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best looking Hudsons .... ever
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Best looking Hudsons .... ever

Quite frankly, I love the Burlington's, New York Central's, and Milwaukee Road's Hudsons equally, including the streamlined ones. My love of trains is downright polyamorus. :)
by SOO2719
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A great fallen flag shot
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: A great fallen flag shot

Wow. That is a fallen flag photo for the books. Amazing an NP waycar retained its paint as late as 1981.
by SOO2719
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays, folks. :D CP Holiday Train at UP diamond Golden Valley 12 10 2016.JPG Canadian Pacific's holiday train was southbound on the old Minneapolis, Northfield, and Southern on December 10, 2016, as it crossed the Union Pacific's Golden Valley Industrial lead in Golden Valley, MN, bound for...
by SOO2719
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CP Holiday Train Today
Replies: 1
Views: 535

CP Holiday Train Today

I caught the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train when it was westbound on the Paynesville Subdivision shortly after 3:30 P.M. today. I made the catch at Cheshire Parkway in Plymouth, MN. Here are my pictures. CP Holiday Train westbound at Chesire Parkway Plymouth 12 12 2019.JPG CP Holiday Train headed fo...
by SOO2719
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amtrak In The Street, 1993
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Amtrak In The Street, 1993

No, the video is not mine (I was only thirteen in 1993, and I did not get out of state much).
A portion of track remains by an old depot located on Fifth, but the trains were rerouted off the street late in 1994.

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