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  1. David914

    Brunswick Green on Pennsy's ALCO locomotives

    Question: Were Pennsy's Alco locomotive fleet painted Brunswick Green or Black? Also Were all of Pennsy's EMD F units painted Brunswick Green or were there any in the Tuscan Red paint? Thank you for Reading (& offering any knowledge)!
  2. David914

    MILW Box Cab locomotives

    This is slightly outside the Indiana area, even though the Milwaukee Riad did run as far east as Scottsburg (?). My question is: how did the electric box cab locomotives from the early 20th Century convert AC to DC current? I can 't find any information on the works of the box cabs. any...
  3. David914

    Hoosier Lift Intermodel

    I have been absent from Indiana for almost three years & from Railroad Forums for almost seven. Can anyone tell me what happened to the Hoosier Lift Intermodel site between Remington & Wilcott Indiana? I believe it waw a joint venture between Burlington Northern & Toledo, Peoria & Western...
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    Former Atlantic Coast Line Passenger & Freight Station at Jesup, Georgia.
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    Iowa Pacific pulling the Hoosier State upon arrival at Union Station. My, how the mighty have fallen...
  6. David914

    Hello Everyone!

    While I cannot commit to today's locomotives, business actions by the (few) Class I managers and suffering from a broken heart every time I see a bare roadbed or a "Rails to Trails" travesties, I still enjoy learning all that I can as well as sharing my acquired knowledge of the past 52 years...
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    Comment by 'David914' in media '_R106196.JPG'

    Whoops! Wrong locomotive.
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    #3013 at Jesup, GA
  9. David914

    Hello Everyone!

    Welcome to you both & my extreme apologies for not having replied sooner.
  10. David914

    Rail Ed. 101

    I am starting this thread as a place to ask questions & provide answers on various Railroad topics from maintenance to finance. Believe me, I will have more questions than answers. But feel free to put in your two-cents. This is how people learn as well as keeping one's brain active. My first...
  11. David914

    Coal for Steam Locomotives

    There was a movie produced in the 1950's, commissioned by the Norfolk & Western Railway entitled The Power Behind the Nation. If you can find this on DVD, this will give a concise explanation on the mining & preparation of coal, as well as it's many uses. I was fortunate to have viewed this...
  12. David914

    Early EMD Control Stand Question

    So did you get the reverse lever with the control column, or did you have to fabricate one on your own? And where did you find this jewel?
  13. David914

    Early EMD Control Stand Question

    With the advent of the F7, EMD models were equipped with automatic transition control; however, there was still a transition lever on the control stand to supplement those units in the consist that did not have automatic transition ( i.e. F3's and older ). The first dynamic brake control was...
  14. David914

    Comment by 'David914' in media 'Indiana Transportation Museum'

    Sorry about the typo! Number of CMStP&P F7 SHOULD HAVE BEEN 83A.
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    Indiana Transportation Museum

    Baldwin VO1000 ( Not a DS-4-4-1000 that the Nickel Plate owned )
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    Indiana Transportation Museum

    GE 44ton
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    Indiana Transportation Museum

    Gee Ma, this is FUN! (Crunch!)
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    Indiana Transportation Museum

    Nickel Plate #83- the locomotive that never was... ( Formerly CMStP&P #83 )
  19. David914

    Early EMD Control Stand Question

    Tom, I can't tell you in so many words the different positions of the transition lever; however, if you would care to look up any of the older EMD locomotive operator's manuals ( especially any of the F units ) you will find the answer to your question. The operator's manuals may be found on the...
  20. David914

    Busting knuckles & glad-hands

    I have been pondering a question for quite some time in regard to the breaking apart of a freight ( or passenger) train on branch line or in a yard. When the train is cut in two, the brakeman would have to close the air cock on the last car still connected to the locomotive. What about the car... 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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