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fairbanks-op
Engine Wiper



Posted - 10/20/2006 :  07:27:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrific scenery, especially for a club layout.

I took this one at the Winchester Western yard at Gore VA.
This railroad carries sand in covered hoppers from the Gore quarry to the Norge, VA bottle
factory via the CSX interchange at Winchester, VA(nee B&O).
The bottles are shipped in trucks to the Budweiser brewery
in Williamsburg VA. Both of these engines were originally Norfolk & Western. GW




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LVN
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Posted - 10/21/2006 :  3:50:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Was at Bill Meek's last night for FNG. His layout is based on the Ottawa Central. A totally alco road. Here is his switcher doing some lifts at the rolling mill in Hawksbury.





Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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LVN
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Posted - 11/12/2006 :  11:55:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nova Scotia was an ALco hot spot in the eighties





Chris Lyon
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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 11/13/2006 :  5:23:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chris, I really enjoyed seeing your Alcos in action on the club layout in Edmonton. Do you have any more pics from that time?

All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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anbhurst
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Posted - 11/14/2006 :  04:56:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, . .Love that hood!

quote:
Originally posted by railphotog

. . .Converted from an Atlas RS-11, with a scratchbuilt hood for snowplow duty.



Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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anbhurst
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Posted - 11/14/2006 :  05:13:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I couldn't help myself; here are front and rear pictures of Ralph's special engine:





Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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LVN
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Posted - 11/17/2006 :  3:47:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That sure is a special engine. That sure is an unusual roof detail on that background building.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

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hoggrken
Crew Chief



Posted - 11/17/2006 :  5:49:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris...you need to dig out some photos of M420W's or even those hideous Bombardier HR616 2100 series locos.

Or how about CP 4744...the only M640 ever built by MLW...talk about a unique Canadian locomotive! 4000 hp of raw Alco power...hoooo-rah!



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mikenike
New Hire

Posted - 11/17/2006 :  7:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Chris

Did they by chance have any re-engined alco's up that way by the CN if so could I see some pictures if you or anyone has some
Thanks Blane



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LVN
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Posted - 11/17/2006 :  11:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Queen of Agincourt. The one of. There is one overland model HO that sold on ebay.







Chris Lyon
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LVN
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Posted - 11/17/2006 :  11:53:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
M640
(Built by Montreal Locomotive Works)
Production Span: 1971
Amnt. Produced: 1
Length:
Height: 15' 5"
Weight:
Mor info on the M640

Prime mover: 18-cyl 251E
Horsepower: 4,000
Tractive Effort:
Fuel Capacity: 4,000 gallons
Gear Ratio: 74:18
Max Speed: 70 Mph


Chris Lyon
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LVN
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Posted - 11/18/2006 :  09:20:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Blane. I looked to see what I could find on my other posting site railpictures.net. This was a great find. After BC Rail was bought out by CN I visited the Walker yard Engine Facility
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada April 10, 2005 and I believe they were using it to move locomotives in and out of the facility.

By the look of this it was probably used by BC Rail in yard work in Vancouver. It also looks like it is set up for remote control and has a number of added warning lights. I believed they were remotored by CAT. This is a RS-20C {Rebuilt MLW RS-18]





Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

Edited by - LVN on 11/18/2006 09:30:05 AM

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LVN
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Posted - 11/19/2006 :  09:38:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think I will start a Sunday Routine (If I am home) of Alcos.

I took this shot in Fairview Yard Halifax; just right of the roundhouse. The turntable also services some outdoor holding tracks where the locomotives can be turned, made into consists and sent to the sanding and fueling rack (seen in upper left corner of photo). Of course the roundhouse is gone now and it is great to have these memories of visits there, After work or on a Saturday or Sunday Morning.

Interesting to see that the track has no bumper. So for those who have trouble finding those CN bits the prototype proof is there, though you may end up on the floor or in this case on the road.





Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com

Edited by - LVN on 11/19/2006 09:42:04 AM

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 11/19/2006 :  11:55:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great shots Chris. Man, what's not to like about those Alcos! Seeing as we just operated Howard's OC layout Friday night, here's a shot of an
Alco RS1 painted by Howard Scodras for his home road, the "Ontabec Central".




All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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bdamon
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Posted - 11/19/2006 :  8:13:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit bdamon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At the AAA meeting....
Hi my name is Ben and I admit I am a big Alco fan.....

These are a couple of my favorite models.




Ben


http://gande.net

Edited by - bdamon on 11/19/2006 9:03:15 PM

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