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by Mark D
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Old Stuff

Great photo's all. It's just too bad that we won't be seeing big steam in action on the high iron anymore because of the change of the CEO at Amtrak. It's sort of a dark ages now and all we can do is look at the photo's from years gone by.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Perfect Fallen Flag Shot
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: The Perfect Fallen Flag Shot

Well, if they're fallen flags you have a nice photo of vintage railroads. They all look to be in fair to good condition and (I don't know where they are or who owns them or anything else about them) they could be sold to whomever has a need of a box car. I cold use one in my back yard.... Mark D.
by Mark D
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Perfect Fallen Flag Shot
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: The Perfect Fallen Flag Shot

What I see is a bunch of box cars. I don't see a problem.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Old Stuff

What railroad did the 700 come from?

Mark D.
by Mark D
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Picture o f 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: First Picture o f 2020

Thanks for the information John. I still occasionally see green BNSF engines around Minneapolis. The old name is always covered, and it shows it's covered, with the BNSF logo showing well. Mostly when I see them is when I'm at the 261 shop which is owned by BNSF and leased to the 261. I don't know i...
by Mark D
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Gets Pickled
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: 261 Gets Pickled

I would guess that it will run on the TC&W a couple of times and the Santa train at SPUD next December. And that's about all it will get. Meanwhile, there is some serious work to do on the tender. This weekend we hand shoveled all the coal out of it as a start. That will allow us to get at the a...
by Mark D
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Picture o f 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: First Picture o f 2020

It would be nice to know something about that engine that made you take a photo of it. Even just where it was taken.
And I see another locomotive in the background. Obviously these engines are sitting and waiting for work somewhere. But it could be anywhere.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermodal Steam
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Intermodal Steam

Are they still operating steam at times? Or has that gone the way of the dodo bird?
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Gets Pickled
Replies: 3
Views: 156

261 Gets Pickled

This coming Saturday I and two others will be cleaning up the firebox and the tender. Water will be drained and all valves opened, coal dust will be washed off. Then it will sit idle until who knows.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best looking Hudsons .... ever
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Best looking Hudsons .... ever

In truth, the best of them is the one that worked best for their companies bottom line. What it looked like probably contributed to garnering riders on their passenger trains, which would raise the bottom line for the company.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best looking Hudsons .... ever
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Best looking Hudsons .... ever

The other day I was tempted to say that the Milwaukee Road 4-6-4's were far better looking than the one at the top of the page. But I didn't. Then Charles mentioned the engine in question is beautiful if we can leave the shrouded ones out, in so many words. I see it Charles' way. Those Milwaukee Roa...
by Mark D
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steam!
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Steam!

That's pretty cool. I love the sound of any sort of engine working its guts out. Especially a steam engine, better yet two steam engines.

Mark D.
by Mark D
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm Still Here!
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: I'm Still Here!

Welcome back Burlington John! We need some of the old timers in here.

Looks like they dumped all the oil in the tender into the firebox in one shot. Truly, it takes quite a fireman to be able to lay that screen so nobody can see them. :-)

Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CP Holiday Train Today
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: CP Holiday Train Today

Nice shots! Paynesville isn't too far from Litchfield. Maybe sometime you might get the BNSF around Litch?
I'd buy you lunch.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing goes right when you're pressed for time
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Nothing goes right when you're pressed for time

When I was getting ready to go to the locomotive shop so I could choo choo fireman I fired up the car. But it quit about ten seconds later. I tried to start it, nothing. Well, this sucks, I just got done putting a new water pump in the thing. I did a quick test and found that the battery had gone de...

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