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    Hi Norbert, Here's a link to everything you...

    Hi Norbert,

    Here's a link to everything you ever wanted to know about the Huey P. Long Bridge as built:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=huey%20p%20long%20bridge

    Thanks for serving! ...
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    There was actually an NYW&B route that was a WIP...

    There was actually an NYW&B route that was a WIP at the time that screenshot was made, and maybe for another year after that. My possibly faulty memory is that Hank, himself, was working on it - the...
  3. I contacted Nels about this earlier today and he...

    I contacted Nels about this earlier today and he fixed the whatever the problem was. You should be able to find these in the f/l now.
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    It's one of the earlier variants of the E Class,...

    It's one of the earlier variants of the E Class, which is a pre-Revolutionary type that was built beginning about 1912 (according to most sources I've seen), but having its roots in the 1890s. Rakov...
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    Yeah, Otto, that one had me scratching my head. ...

    Yeah, Otto, that one had me scratching my head. My guess is that they wanted clearance to credibly run double stacks underneath the catenary. In retrospect, I suppose they had to make a range of...
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    PRR's wire height varied depending on how old the...

    PRR's wire height varied depending on how old the infrastructure was, but typically, they ran at around 22' (about 6.7m), and would typically vary 2.5' (about 0.76m) either side of this depending on...
  7. Thread: ALCo FA-1

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    Cesar raises an excellent point here. The...

    Cesar raises an excellent point here. The complex nature and level of detail of a typical Railworks model is a couple of orders of magnitude beyond a very good model in MSTS, and I've been finding...
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    Tom, may I return the compliment! This very...

    Tom, may I return the compliment! This very evocative shot really puts these machines into context: if these locomotives were big, the country they served was all that much bigger. The angle of...
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    Northbound out of Connellsville, at dawn, with...

    Northbound out of Connellsville, at dawn, with forty-eight loads...

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  10. A very young Scott Joplin wrote The Great Crush...

    A very young Scott Joplin wrote The Great Crush Collision March to commemorate the spectacle. It's a somewhat bombastic little piece, in keeping with the style of the time for marches written for...
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    Thanks to Paul Charland for preserving a unique...

    Thanks to Paul Charland for preserving a unique piece of New England railroad history (Springfield Terminal) and for making this archetypal New England scene at Charlestown, NH, possible... -Phil
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    I swear that reminds me of the fronts I used to...

    I swear that reminds me of the fronts I used to see rolling in down on the Gulf Coast. I see this sort of thing from time to time in the northeast as well, but seldom that dramatic. What route is...
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    Well, now! That woke me up! Thank you kindly,...

    Well, now! That woke me up! Thank you kindly, Michael.
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    A sample of WIP Transition/Early Diesel Era...

    A sample of WIP Transition/Early Diesel Era models, to have been released in late-'08/early-'09. A couple of spectacular crashes knocked that schedule into a cocked hat. It turned out to be a MoBo...
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    That is the case, Rick. Typically, at least on...

    That is the case, Rick. Typically, at least on the short line I worked for, the generator is one of the last things powered up after raising steam, shortly before the locomotive off the track where...
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    It appear's he's working exclusively in RS, Otto....

    It appear's he's working exclusively in RS, Otto. This is the same fellow that did the meterspur track and stock, back around the New Year. -Phil
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    You might be interested in this: ...

    You might be interested in this:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wldzo7r7WFM/ScBKvgyy1zI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/Qp9J4eKzv5g/s1600-h/tramtracks_switches.jpg

    From here:

    http://lokimanufaktur.blogspot.com/

    I...
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    Might be that, or it might be related to either...

    Might be that, or it might be related to either electropneumatic interlocking equipment, or it might be the supply system for the retarders in the hump yard. I'd guess either the first, or more...
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    That's definitely a problem with this era, and...

    That's definitely a problem with this era, and may have deterred more than a few potential builders. One of the things to remember about black and white photos of the time is that they were...
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    That's impressive! I've been hoping to see more...

    That's impressive! I've been hoping to see more work from this pivotal era of railroad history. If you haven't seen it, you might want to have a look at a copy of the 1903 Carbuilders Dictionary...
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    Wonderful job indeed! That looks so much like...

    Wonderful job indeed! That looks so much like the track of a short line I worked for, back in the '70s, that I had to resist the urge to swat mosquitos :D ... -Phil
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    What Marc said! The little corner of Dixie is a...

    What Marc said! The little corner of Dixie is a real treat. -Phil
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    Didn't look much different from that maybe half a...

    Didn't look much different from that maybe half a decade later, when I rode it. Pittsburgh, at night, with the steel mills still hard at work, made quite an impression on a little kid...

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    "Train Yourself to Relax!" ...

    "Train Yourself to Relax!"

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w165/philmoberg/FL9NH006S.jpg
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    Now that's impressive! -Phil

    Now that's impressive! -Phil
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