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    Buying a new scanner - help needed

    Buying a Scanner Advice There's a great Yahoo Group, Railscan, which has had a lot of traffic recently on antennas. Worth joining and looking through back messages. Also lots of recommendations on scanners to buy.
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    Seattle's King Street Station restoration

    That is one beautiful rehabilitation!!! Wish I was still in the area to see it. My father and I went there many times in the 50's and while the architectural features were still there, it was never so clean! :) Congrats to all on a job very well done.
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    Kirkland WA Corridor
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    Olympia Branch Operations

    Figuring out Olympia track Get registered with the Olympia library, then delve into their old maps department on line. That will show you the entire railroad history of the city.
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    Diesel Cab Comparisons and Qualifying

    1. Would C/E's comment on the differences between modern locomotive cabs of different models (GE vs EMD) and between the same locomotive and different railroads. Amenities, comfort, ergonomics of reaching controls, toilets, etc? I know there are options railroads can add onto their orders, and...
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    Why difference in ride? (Track quality)

    Everybody do the harmonic rock! Back in the 80's on the UP, 18mph-23mph was the range we had to stay out of with bulkhead or center beam empty cars to avoid harmonic rocking. I remember climbing up the Deschutes Canyon on the UP local with a bunch of empty bulkheads and keeping a sharp eye...
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    Railroads with Hertiage Paint Schemes

    Railroad Heritage Schemes Pan Am (Guilford) has painted two GPs in Maine Central and Boston and Maine colors. More may be coming.
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    Amtrak to propose $7 billion overhaul at Washington DC Union Station

    Washington Station Redevelopment Well, dreams are all well and good. Glad they're looking out into the future in terms of capacity loads.
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    Vermont Hot Spots

    Well, thank you for that info! As a recent emigrant to Portland ME this is most helpful. Anyone want to chip in on information for NH? :D
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    Schrag to Ritzville Something's niggling in the back of my memory that this was grading for a planned cutoff from Ritzville to Ellensburg, but the plan was abandoned before much got done. Jim Frederickson would probably know for sure.
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    BNSF OCS in Vancouver

    OCS Vancouver I'd be guessing that little blip down by Portland.:cool:
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    ALCO Museum

    This is interesting news! -dmg
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    maine narrow gauge yard office

    Can anyone direct me to photographs of Maine narrow gauge railroad yard offices in the 1900-1920 period? We're reassembling a display at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and I'm looking for photo documentation that can help guide our interpretation. Thanks! Feel free to respond to me off-list...
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    Help bring MILW 5057 back to Washington!

    Crossing Yakima River Plank the bridge, flag across it. No big deal. Big problem comes west of there, where additional fill would need to be added to accommodate both train and trail. It's a wetlands and we all know what that means in terms of permitting. :(
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    Help bring MILW 5057 back to Washington!

    CRF, Milwaukee and BNSF Linkage Actually, Brian, the link between the BNSF and the former Milwaukee line can be made at Bullfrog, 4 miles west of SCE. CRF had extensive discussions with Washington State Parks about rebuilding the line west from SCE to Bullfrog. Big question is getting... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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