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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/02/2011 :  08:49:13 AM  Show Profile
Roundhouses and turntables; diesel shops and machine shops; water tanks and water columns; oil tanks and fuel racks; coaling towers and coaling trestles; ash pits and inspection pits; sand houses and sand towers; wash racks and overhead cranes -- all these and more were (and are) necessary to service locomotives. These locomotive servicing facilities make for interesting modeling projects, and also make terrific subjects for photographs.

Let's set this month aside to document locomotive servicing terminals. Once again, either model or prototype photos are welcome.

I once again caution everyone to keep copyright issues in mind. If you didn't take the picture, it isn't yours to post. Links to photos on the web are allowed, however.

In consideration for those on dial-up, please keep your photos to 80KB or smaller.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/02/2011 :  10:08:11 AM  Show Profile
Here is a night shot of the Tall Pine Roundhouse.




Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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deemery
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Posted - 07/02/2011 :  10:12:30 AM  Show Profile
Work-in-progress: (FSM) coal dock in my engine terminal:


dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Selector
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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/02/2011 :  10:46:36 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for getting us off to a quick start, Louis, Dave & Crandell. Crandell, that is truly a beautiful, crisp shot!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/02/2011 :  10:57:22 AM  Show Profile
Here is my version of the Campbell Quincy Traveling Crane by an outdoor inspection pit next to the roundhouse.




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Thorn Creek and Western
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Posted - 07/02/2011 :  12:52:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage

Another hot July West Virginia morning. Number 13 is just finished being coaled up.

-Dave


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kirk
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  04:26:00 AM  Show Profile
The tiny engine shelter for the Wyeth Paper Mill shay... The ash pit is a leftover from wood-fired days. There's a water column and primitive metalworking facilities.







Troels Kirk
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Rick
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  12:25:47 PM  Show Profile
The shop at the Strasburg Railroad.






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deemery
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  1:48:26 PM  Show Profile
Some photos from Steamtown's roundhouse (Friday 1 Jun 11) (I was looking for shots to help me color/detail my own roundhouse.)




(Note how there's a "lateral trench" that connects the locomotive pits and the pieces of rail over this trench are removable! Interesting detail.)





dave


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railman28
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  2:01:40 PM  Show Profile
The trench is for dropping drivers

It's only make-believe

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Selector
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  4:50:09 PM  Show Profile
Bruce, thanks so much for your generous appraisal of my image.

quote:
Originally posted by railman28

The trench is for dropping drivers



Indeed, Bob, that is the case. Note the steel bar at left across one of the two visible thin gaps between the lift rails and the ends of the rails at the side of the servicing pit. There is another on the other gasp visible. Once a driver axle is on the lift table, the connector can be removed in a minute or so, and then the freed axle descends into the pit under control. It was serious business because a typical driver and axle set weighed in the range of 5-8 tons, depending on the engine. They liked to roll a lot more once freed from the side rods.

Crandell



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Thorn Creek and Western
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Posted - 07/05/2011 :  12:23:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage
Back to models...

From up in the rafters-

-Dave


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riogrande491
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Posted - 07/05/2011 :  08:59:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit riogrande491's Homepage
The view from the back porch of UP's SW10 shop switcher as she sat on the turntable in 2008.


489 is about to take coal in the days when the Chama dock was still in use.


Bob Sobol
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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 07/06/2011 :  05:00:10 AM  Show Profile
Although the tower is still unfinished, I think it fits nicely the previous shot.



And the sand house.



(S scale).



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slimrails
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Here's an official Erie RR photo from my collection taken at the Marion, Ohio engine service facility. Just a great shot of Erie power!




Here's an interior view of the Wilmington, DE GG1 repair & maintenance shop for the PRR. This is from an Audio-Visual postcard in my collection.








Edited by - slimrails on 07/06/2011 08:32:56 AM

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