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  1. Thread: EDRU - 11/30/07

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    RE: EDRU - 11/30/07

    No MARS or Gyralites...

    Red= Marker Lights

    White= Class lights.

    -Jeffrey
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    Railroad Collection-In Way Over My Head

    Thought it might be neat reading to list the stuff in my collection of real railroad artifacts both for myself and others. I began collecting seriously about 5 years ago when I was 15. This is my...
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    RE: Interstate Commerece Accident Reports Online

    You're thinking of a different one.

    All the units involved in the Orleans wreck were taken to the B&O shops at Cumberland, and pending investigation, the units wore placarded with "no...
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    RE: Interstate Commerece Accident Reports Online

    Some interesting but still scary information.

    A wreck that I've always found fascinating was the 2-12-80 wreck between B&O trains at Orleans Road in West Virginia. It involved the first fatality...
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    RE: Beautiful fall and Chessie colours!

    Very nice Jan. Only thing I would add is there is a cab vent on the roof the engine, located on the back edge of the cab. Looking from the front of the engine, this vent would be towards the right,...
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    RE: Can One Loco Pull Up To 36 Cars

    Wow, the ego trips in this forum are incredible.

    First we have a response that is there solely to try and undermine what this person has done with the hopes he cannot answer (and frankly, who...
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    RE: Need a quick horn ID...

    Yes, P3 shorthand, longhand it looks like a P24R1.-Jeffrey
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    RE: inside of a crossing bell

    Yes, neato! 12VDC, electromagnets, and a hammer. Well, 12VDC ideally, what the real voltage might be is variable. The voltage also effects how fast the electromagnets are drawn and concequently, how...
  9. Thread: What is this?

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    RE: What is this?

    Looks to me like a standard 26L set up in a steam locomotive (not original) Alot of times, they add 26L's to steam engines in excursion service because the self lapping feature is alot more user...
  10. Thread: Heavy Rock Train

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    RE: Heavy Rock Train

    Same job, different motors.-Jeffrey



    https://www.trainsim.com/images/up1/124341.jpg


    https://www.trainsim.com/images/up1/124342.jpg
  11. Thread: Heavy Rock Train

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    Heavy Rock Train

    Let's take a detour from some of the bickering (yes, yes, I know it's so popular and everything) and show some bs-free shots.

    I took this [email protected]$$ rock train and nearly underpowered it. When I...
  12. Thread: So Long 8159

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    RE: So Long 8159

    Well, it may be a common attitude with younger railroaders, but it certainly is a two way street. Guys 30 years from now will be dreading some dogcatch job with some ancient C449s or something.
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  13. Thread: So Long 8159

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    RE: So Long 8159

    Hey, as long as they're taken care of, any engine can be "good". It sounds like they don't take care of the SD40-2s over there, Kyle. But after 30 years of service, it's not like it was all for...
  14. Thread: So Long 8159

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    RE: So Long 8159

    I'll have to ask but it might have been something like a blown turbo, or broken crankshaft. Things like that will retire a 30 year old EMD on a class one. The picture was taken by Brian Gessel.


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  15. Thread: So Long 8159

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    So Long 8159

    Now that CSX 8159 is awaiting scrapping in real life, and it was made for the sim by Danny Beck for Streamlines, here are some shots depicting the unit near Parkersburg West Virginia.

    The unit...
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    Western Maryland & A Kitty

    Three from tonight.-Jeffrey



    https://www.trainsim.com/images/up1/124114.jpg


    https://www.trainsim.com/images/up1/124115.jpg
  17. Thread: Model Trains

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    RE: Model Trains

    Okay Okay


    Custom Kato WM GP35, complete with Leslie S-5TR and dual plows.
    https://www.trainsim.com/images/up1/124009.jpg


    Running circles around some Leslie S-5Ts and Westinghouse B7...
  18. Thread: N&W At Its Best

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    RE: N&W At Its Best

    The guy's name is Richard Clark who has shot videos and pictures of trains for about 30 years. He resides in the metro DC area, and I've been a customer since 1992. Much of the Chessie stuff was...
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    RE: Hear this NS Horn.

    Yes, we need some more new cast P5s.

    I used to have a P135R24 new cast from scrapped NS C39-8 #8622.
    -Jeffrey
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    RE: Uh-Oh, i'm at it again!

    Nice. I saw one at Union Station in Washington DC a week ago, I think 507 might have been the number. 513 has been at Icy City for what seems like about one month.

    Very rare for over here.-Jeffrey
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    RE: ESPEE SD40 (pic), onward to tweeking the SD45

    Your best.... they look outstanding. And that's coming from someone you know has nit picked your work before :)

    I love the Motorolla "whips".

    Two words, just to consider... I have to...
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    RE: Me & My CPL Signals

    Oh, some of the other peices that are total junk are the insulating gaskets that run around the edge of the aluminum rings holding in the out (clear) lenses. They've erroded into oblivion. This must...
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    RE: Me & My CPL Signals

    Clear lense vs lunar white.

    https://www.trainsim.com/images/up1/123249.jpg

    As for sandblasting, it's just not practicle for me right now. The signal is being torn down to the light housings,...
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    Me & My CPL Signals

    What the hey, here are some not so current pictures of my B&O color posistion light signals, both are GRS peices.

    The dwarf came from Frederick Jct MD, and has been re-wired and restored for...
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    RE: Minimum Age Required To Work For The Railroad?

    You learn alot more at school than just facts in certain topics. You learn the tools of learning. It's like the how in how you get there.

    You learn to do tasks you do not enjoy, and you learn how...
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