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by timom615
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seasons starting up.
Replies: 0
Views: 4581

Seasons starting up.

Hi. Maybe this is a good place to post what our museums/tourist railroads/ other rail type operations are opening, and any changes in operations for 2019. I'll start. Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA is open year round, but this weekend, beginning April 20, we start our 33rd (?) year...
by timom615
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the "must attend" railfan event of 2014?
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Re: What is the "must attend" railfan event of 2014?

I think the Streamliners at Spencer event will be the "must attend", even though there are a lot of really cool once-in-a-lifetime events going on this year. Even a lot of the old reliable events usually turn out cool. The reason for the Streamliners event being a must see is because it is...
by timom615
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RARE mileage excursion May 3. Be there
Replies: 11
Views: 4010

RARE mileage excursion May 3. Be there

8) For those who don't ride many passenger trains, all mileage is your first time or "rare." I have also heard that rare mileage is any set of rails that hasn't seen a passenger train in 5 years. The question with this upcoming excursion in Northeastern Pennsylvania is "How rare do yo...
by timom615
Sun May 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey, Um, I Think it's Choo Choo Season
Replies: 15
Views: 4382

Re: Hey, Um, I Think it's Choo Choo Season

To respond to the initial post, I plan to chase and ride Santa Fe 3751 on her journey to Williams, AZ and back. I will ride her double-header with 4960 to and from the Grand Canyon. The chase begins Monday, May 14. I will also be on Steamtown's Canadian National 3254 quite often this year. Not sure ...
by timom615
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ARHS convention in Scranton
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: ARHS convention in Scranton

Mark D... Many of these locomotives are getting their first workout in several years. LV 414 and Reading 467 still need a lot of work before they are incorporated into the Delaware-Lackawanna fleet of engines. I can't remember when they actually ran or what work they might have done. The big news fo...
by timom615
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F units in Scranton
Replies: 19
Views: 6928

Re: F units in Scranton

Here's an update on the Fs in Scranton. The Reading FP7s are scheduled to be on the mainline for the return trip to Nicholson, PA. This will be the first time Steamtown is running a diesel trip on the CP Rail mainline north of Scranton. Well, at least the first scheduled diesel trip :) There was a ...
by timom615
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F units in Scranton
Replies: 19
Views: 6928

Re: F units in Scranton

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5812074638_2def8738eb_z.jpg Latest news that fans might enjoy about Steamtown is that the F3 units shown above, painted for the Lackawanna RR will be leading a Steamtown excursion from Scranton to Gouldsboro and Tobyhanna this coming Saturday, July 16. The train ...
by timom615
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ARHS convention in Scranton
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: ARHS convention in Scranton

... And in true Scranton fashion, there is no morning sun on Sunday. The Fs have just posed by the tower at Bridge 60, and are pulling up to the Steamtown boarding platform for the run to Winton.
by timom615
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grand Canyon RR
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

Re: Grand Canyon RR

mmmm French fries
by timom615
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ARHS convention in Scranton
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

ARHS convention in Scranton

The 2011 convention of the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society is taking place this weekend in Scranton, PA Saturday will feature slide and digital image programs of the various railroads that earned their keep hauling hard coal. A banquet at the Hilton Scranton on Saturday, June 4 features Bob ...
by timom615
Tue May 17, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amtrak 156
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

Re: Amtrak 156

I won't say I dislike the "bloody nose" scheme, but the floating Amtrak arrow in the center of the flanks somehow doesn't work for me. I really like how Amtrak is using its 40th anniversary to celebrate that they are the nation's rail system. I have the Revelation videotape of the 20th ann...
by timom615
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F units in Scranton
Replies: 19
Views: 6928

Re: F units in Scranton

Here's an update on the Fs in Scranton. The Reading FP7s are scheduled to be on the mainline for the return trip to Nicholson, PA. This will be the first time Steamtown is running a diesel trip on the CP Rail mainline north of Scranton. Well, at least the first scheduled diesel trip :) There was a d...
by timom615
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F units in Scranton
Replies: 19
Views: 6928

Re: F units in Scranton

If I understand it, the Reading units are considered Steamtown units for this season, assisting in excursions that need a diesel helper, such as when we are returning from Tobyhanna and 3254 decides she doesn't like running backwards at even a slow speed. The Lackawanna units can operate, but are no...
by timom615
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F units in Scranton
Replies: 19
Views: 6928

Re: F units in Scranton

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4955289229_a74d6b48e4_z.jpg The two DL&W units are now mated, as shown here on Sept 3 in preparation of Railfest 2010 at Steamtown. This location was chosen so they would be in the sun the whole time of the Railfest. Fortunately the sun cooperated for the wee...
by timom615
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F units in Scranton
Replies: 19
Views: 6928

Re: F units in Scranton

As far as sounds, Mark, I think they do sound somewhat different from the EMD GP9 I am used to. I can't quite put my finger on it, but even the two FP7s sound a little different from each other. Somehow, they rumble a little more than the Geep. It could just be a generational difference in the 567 p...

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