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by Robert T
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Remnant in Minneapolis
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Possible Remnant in Minneapolis

I found a link to a streetcar map of Minneapolis from 1950. If you look closely, you can see that a streetcar line did in fact run on part of Girard Avenue north of Lake Street. http://www.davesrailpix.com/tcrt/htm/mplsmap.htm In case you don't already know, there is a remnant of the Como-Harriet St...
by Robert T
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check Out the Work These Guys Are Doing
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Check Out the Work These Guys Are Doing

Here are two before photos of the galley and lounge areas. The spots on the lounge picture are from raindrops that got on the lens.
Robert
by Robert T
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Former Lansdowne Skytops now in Minnesota
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Former Lansdowne Skytops now in Minnesota

Fitz, Yes, those are the ones that were on the floating restaurant. They were named the "Arrow Creek" and the "Gold Creek" The "Creek" series of skytops were originally sleepers when they were on the Milwaukee Road. Check out this link for more information http://www.tr...
by Robert T
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Former Lansdowne Skytops now in Minnesota
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Former Lansdowne Skytops now in Minnesota

The two former Lansdowne Skytops were recently acquired by the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center in Montevideo, Minnesota.

This is one of them coming through Glencoe on the Twin Cities and Western Railroad on June 17th. The other one came through two days later.

Robert
by Robert T
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw something you don't see too often anymore...
Replies: 9
Views: 3381

Re: I just saw something you don't see too often anymore...

Mark, you'll never quit, you love working on it too much.

Robert
by Robert T
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surviving Alco steam locomotives?
Replies: 19
Views: 6179

Re: Surviving Alco steam locomotives?

Mark, Here is a list of surviving 4-8-4's built by ALCO, compiled from http://www.steamlocomotive.com/northern/ RR Engine # , Current Location GTW 6325, West Lafayette, OH GTW 6323, IRM, Union, Il Milw Rd. 261, Minneapolis, MN Milw Rd. 265, IRM, Union, Il NC&StL 576, Nashville, TN NdeM 3028, New...
by Robert T
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: Attempts to save oldest freighter on Great Lakes fail
Replies: 1
Views: 5071

Attempts to save oldest freighter on Great Lakes fail

Attempts to save oldest freighter on Great Lakes fail; E.M. Ford headed to scrapyard. The engine the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary had its eye on was a 1,500-horsepower, quadruple-expansion steam engine, very similar to the engine used in the Titanic and White Star Line. http://www.mlive.com...
by Robert T
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 memory
Replies: 9
Views: 3483

Re: 261 memory

I became interested in the 261 when I first saw it for the first time on September 27th, 1994. That was the day when Gary Revier, candidate for Congress, Gov. Arne Carlson, Lieutenant Gov. Joanne Benson, and others, sponsored a whistle stop tour from Olivia to the Twin Cities. Before that day, I onl...
by Robert T
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ticket costs, then and now...
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: Ticket costs, then and now...

According the Inflation Calculator website, what cost $.02 in 1933 would cost $0.30 in 2007. http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi Here's an example with $25: What cost $25 in 1933 would cost $376.23 in 2007. Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2007 and 1933, they would cost yo...
by Robert T
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milw. 261 WAS going to go to Milwaukee next week...
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Re: Milw. 261 WAS going to go to Milwaukee next week...

Here is a link for the two webcams at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
It really gives you a good idea of how high the water is.

http://www.midcontinent.org/netcam/
by Robert T
Tue May 20, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do fireless locomotives operate?
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: How do fireless locomotives operate?

How long do they typically last on a charge?

What steam pressure do they usually run on?

Are any operating today?
by Robert T
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Construction season begins on MN's Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 0
Views: 1964

Construction season begins on MN's Northstar Commuter Rail

Mother Nature may be struggling to jump into spring, but the Northstar Commuter Rail 2008 construction season has already officially begun! Earlier today, public officials and supporters of Northstar gathered to break ground for the first commuter rail station in Minnesota--the Coon Rapids-Riverdale...
by Robert T
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual uses for steam locomotives
Replies: 0
Views: 2204

Unusual uses for steam locomotives

Dismembered locomotive in use as a generator, Duran, Ecuador: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10386678@N02/1270069852/ A pair of Japanese built Mikados set up intact to run a generator (via their driving wheels) in a rice mill in Thailand: http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/steam/trains/thai03.htm I found ou...

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