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    Heading eastbound out of the Grafton tunnel, 74 charges up the grade with this 1976 excursion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipman25 View Post
    Ryan, I've seen that smoke texture quite a few times and I was wondering where I could get it. Nice shot and consist.
    Smokevr7 (is that it?). It's in the F\L. Search "smoke" and you should get something.
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    Great complilation of the 4449 over the years, but you forgot all the great trips we ran in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by wooohooo View Post
    SP 4449 over the years

    1975 and 1976


    1984


    2000


    2007


    2009
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    Full Bucket Line 2-8-0 #35 passes the Frampton Railroad Museum with an short mixed excursion. Anybody notice something different about her?


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    The numberboards are coming to mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP36PH3S View Post
    The numberboards are coming to mind...
    I used Ryan's blanks to make the custom numberboards.

    Quote Originally Posted by RailfanML View Post
    Whitewalls!
    If you mean the white tires, I got them from Pentecosta 71. julcon71.zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP2206 View Post
    Heading eastbound out of the Grafton tunnel, 74 charges up the grade with this 1976 excursion.

    What engine is that I haven't seen that model before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ble643 View Post
    What engine is that I haven't seen that model before?
    It's the old R&N 425. Mike Knott, the creator of the model, has since made a much better 425 with two different headlights, which can do very well as a generic Baldwin Pacific. I was actually confused myself as to what that model (The old 425) was many months ago. Normally, I'm against bumping threads, but I'd like to see more action here. Speaking of which...

    If you can call the 60's/70's the Excursion Era, it was a particularly interesting part of that era. I guess it could be called the Fantrip Era, though. CP&A 4-8-4 #6002 leads a fantrip over the Water Level Route.




    For those who are going crazy over where exactly I got the model for 6002, it's Mike Laxer's NYC Niagara with a bunch of alpha and FA work. Just know a bit about editing shape files, have the patience to find out which splotches alias to which parts of the model, and know how to make FAs (or have someone who can easily piece one together on hand, as I did), and you can practically have your own steamers in no time. Don't worry, it can be done with diesels, and they'd require less work (and therefore be much easier to pull off) if you're just going to do something like add an air conditioner or change that 3-chime horn for a P5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koasterkidd View Post
    I just wanted to start a thread for screen shots based around the various excursion trains that keep our favorite steam locomotives "alive." Here is an example: "ex-GM&N 4-6-2 'Pacific' #425 visits the NYS&W during a special excursion between Maybrook, NY, and Belvidere, NJ."
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    Anything of this sort, and it can be with any steam locomotive, but preferribly one that has operated between 1970-Present. I'd love to see all of your shots!
    Where did you get the extra tender for the 425?

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