Weekend Photo Fun 6-30-2006

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Zephyr

Rocket Red
Weekend Photo Fun for the weekend starting on Friday, June 30, 2006!

I haven't posted in a while because I have been out traveling a lot lately. And I took my first Acela trip a couple weeks ago!







Now for the model trains - these were taken at the Sunrise Club last night. My Broadway Limited AC6000 and Athearn AC4400 are on the point.














 
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dingoix

Certified CGW expert
Nice pics. I love the kodachrom scheme- Athearn makes a RTR kodachrome GP35. It looks nice.

today is a sad anniversary- CGWs last day. It was merged into CNW at 12:01AM, on July 1, 1968. Goodbye old friend.
Here's FP7 #116A, the only engine currently in CGW paint



 

dingoix

Certified CGW expert
Steve, it's at the ex-CGW Oelwein (iowa) yard. It is "one of those places that can never die, yet it has".
 

uspscsx

The Name's Really Matt...
Hello all, and happy Friday.


I got around to taking some shots of some locomotives and rolling stock that have been detailed and weathered by other modelers.


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The first is an Athearn SD40-2, painted for Conrail, with a CSX patch, # 8854. Weathered, patched, and detailed by Bruce Friedman. Acquired off eBay. For more of Bruce's locomotives, and his layout, go to http://www.chessiesystem.com/ .

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The next is a set of Athearn SE locomotives, Union Pacific "Operation Redblock" SD40-2 #4238, and Union Pacific "We Will Deliver" GP50 #5542. These were weathered and detailed by John Bezuyen of Southern Tier Modelworks.

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Next is a Life-Like P2K Chessie GP30, modeled as CSX GP30M # 4204. Modeler unknown.

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This is a set of Athearn SW1500's, in Seaboard System paint. The first is CSXT #1115, the second CSXT # 1124. Modeler unknown.

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Last, but definitely not least, is an Accurail Family Lines System 47' 3 bay hopper, with a CSX patch. # 243608. This was weathered by the infamous "0atman" on eBay. Never seen him on a forum, however.


I also own a "MrKluke" Chessie/CSX GP35. For pictures and info on this locomotive, head over to http://www.modeltrainsweathered.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=601 . Feel free to take a look at the rest of the site as well.



Matt
 

uspscsx

The Name's Really Matt...
Extra! Extra!


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This is a (standard line) Life-Like 40' gondola, painted for Amtrak. Amtrak's MOW units use ALMOST the same or the same orange that CSX uses for its MOW units. This car was in a complete state of dismay when I bought it. (For very, very cheap I might add) It came with the neat ballast load, so I patched the "Amtrak" and "AMTK" and number, and added CSXT decals and a CSX number. I also added body-mounted Kadees and metal wheelsets. It's a fantasy job, but saved an ailing Life-Like veteran.


Matt
 

uspscsx

The Name's Really Matt...
Here's one I missed:

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This is an Athearn GP40-2. It was custom painted, decaled, and weathered. It needs details, and handrails. Modeler unknown.
 

emt49

internets worst speller
and more

i live in binghamton ny for those that dont know we were hit by alot of rain and flooding this past week the water is starting to go down but lots or roads are still closed
 

Steve B

Firefighter
EMT that's very bad, The National Weather Service says more than a foot of rain fell on the Mid-Atlantic region over five days.

That's more than the rainfall total for the first five months of the year at National Airport. And it dwarfs precipitation from some recent hurricanes.
 

Steve B

Firefighter
All good things come to an end

Here an M1A crosses the old girder bridge on the Yarrow valley sub in the final days of the railroad
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and now the track's been lifted and mother nature has taken over the trackbed
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and another shot showing why they shut the railroad, the girder bridge rusted through beyond economical repair, shortley after the last days of service it collapsed into the mud joining the RS11
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enjineerbill

Avid People Watcher
Steve B said:
All good things come to an end

Here an M1A crosses the old girder bridge on the Yarrow valley sub in the final days of the railroad
94186465.gif


and now the track's been lifted and mother nature has taken over the trackbed
162397679.gif


and another shot showing why they shut the railroad, the girder bridge rusted through beyond economical repair, shortley after the last days of service it collapsed into the mud joining the RS11
162401149.gif
Hey Steve,
I Love it!! The Before-N-After shots really do the trick of relaying the story of the road to me. Bravo!! Might make for a good photo contest theme, huh?

Johnny
 

L&N Castle

Active Member
Evening Steve. Loved the photos.Your M1A,is that a Bowser model,or is it a Broadway Limited? Nice work sir.:cool: .William.
 

RexHea

RAIL BENDER
enjineerbill said:
Hey Steve,
I Love it!! The Before-N-After shots really do the trick of relaying the story of the road to me. Bravo!! Might make for a good photo contest theme, huh?

Johnny
BIG DITTO!
I like the theme change: from everything perfect to, well...not so perfect.
 

Steve B

Firefighter
Thank's guy's, the loco is a BLI first run model of the M1A, i sold it and bought a diesel LL GP20 with sound, i'll miss her but the diesel will fit in better
 

grande man

Bonafied Grande Nut
Great work, Steve. You've hit on something seldom modeled, the overgrown remnants of the past. It's a theme that could add serious realism to many modeled scenes.
 




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