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by Robert T
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 15344

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Mark, I only know of one other camera and that is too far west on the other side of the concourse. Here is a link to it anyway. https://www.uniondepot.org/transit/trains/amtrak-webcam1/ I'm sure the cameras they have on the platform are probably closed circuit. I'll keep on looking for more though. ...
by Robert T
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 15344

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Here is some screenshot pictures of the 261 from the Railfan Cam at SPUD. This link should take you to the live camera if you want to see the 261 for yourself. It will appear about 10 minutes after departure for almost 30 minutes while the train is stopped at the North Pole. You might also be able t...
by Robert T
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 trips
Replies: 7
Views: 3952

Re: Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 trips

There is a Gofundme page set up to donate for the installation of PTC on the 261.

https://www.gofundme.com/261-PTC
by Robert T
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page
Replies: 20
Views: 9207

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

Mark, The engine was donated to the city in 1957. The current GoFundMe site is for buying the engine from the scrapper and getting the engine out of the park and to the Texas State Railroad. There was no public hearing about disposing of it. It was only through a recent newspaper article that the fa...
by Robert T
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page
Replies: 20
Views: 9207

Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page

This might be a first, but a GoFundMe page has been setup to save the L & A 503 steam locomotive in Port Arthur, TX, from being scrapped, which may take place sometime next week if there isn't enough money raised by then. Otherwise they will at least try and save the appliances. If it is saved, ...
by Robert T
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough Time Finding Studs
Replies: 12
Views: 4368

Re: Tough Time Finding Studs

Mark, I'm glad I could help. I hope they work out.

Robert
by Robert T
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough Time Finding Studs
Replies: 12
Views: 4368

Re: Tough Time Finding Studs

Mark, After doing some searching, I found a 7/8-9 X 3.5" stressproof alloy steel threaded stud from MSC for $10.41, plus S&H, or full threads for $6.04, plus S&H. Here is a link for more information. https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/?searchterm=7%2F8-9+x+3.5+inch+threaded+rod&hdr...
by Robert T
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PBS Nova "Why Trains Crash"
Replies: 6
Views: 2395

Re: PBS Nova "Why Trains Crash"

Mark,

The show is on TPT.

The following link will tell you the upcoming show times, or you can watch it online.

http://www.tpt.org/nova/episode/why-trains-crash-2/

Robert T.
by Robert T
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two 4-8-4 S2s Crash, October 19, 1945
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Steam Locomotive Crash, 1945

Here is a copy of a newspaper clipping of that crash.

freight train collision in Glencoe.jpg
by Robert T
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twin City Streetcar History
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Twin City Streetcar History

These recently uploaded videos feature different aspects of the former streetcar company "Twin City Lines", namely operations, facilities, streetcar types, and streetcars 101, which starts out with a basic history of the system. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiCbn-ly6mj5ayq8TdkUJg
by Robert T
Sun May 29, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O. Winston Link traveling exhibit in Cokato, Minnesota
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

O. Winston Link traveling exhibit in Cokato, Minnesota

From Memorial Day to Labor Day you'll be able to see a traveling exhibit of railroad photography from O. Winston Link at the Cokato Minnesota Museum. http://cokatomuseum.org/ Here's a sample of one of his pictures for those unfamiliar with his work. http://cokatomuseum.org/LinkFlyer.pdf Robert

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