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Re: Mississippi Train Rider

Chuck Macklin
 

I haven’t read it, but it’s the subject of a brief review by Robert H. Hanson in the current spring/summer R&LHS Railroad History.

 

“…profusely illustrated with a fine selection of photos by widely known photographers…”

 

“…The one flaw...the number of factual errors that crept into the stories…

 

This may be overlooked “… as the work is not a book on railroad history, and should not be taken as one. It is a book of stories relating to the experiences and memories of a lifelong rail enthusiast… a very pleasant read…”

 


Re: Gran Quivira

Dennis Hogan
 

Here's a more recent view of Clovis NM at track side.
That's probably the San Francisco Chief. It connected with the California Special at Clovis.


Gran Quivira

Dennis Hogan
 
Edited

Here's the sign at track side by this Harvey House in Clovis NM.
[Photo editing by Gerald Hook]


Re: DGNO derailment in Greenville, TX in Aug 2019

Tom Roise
 

I hope we get the answer?

Tom Roise


On Jul 16, 2020, at 9:27 PM, santafe49 via groups.io <santafe49@...> wrote:

I had occasion to drive down Business US 69 into Greenville today and noticed that there are 2 covered hoppers and a Box car still sitting at the derailment site. This derailment took place on August 11, 2019. This is currently DGNO trackage and former MKT. I was wondering why it is that the cars haven't been moved or scrapped onsite? I would think any litigation as to damages had been settled. I had never heard whether these cars were loads or emptys.
Would anyone have an opinion or reason why?


James in Celeste


DGNO derailment in Greenville, TX in Aug 2019

santafe49
 

I had occasion to drive down Business US 69 into Greenville today and noticed that there are 2 covered hoppers and a Box car still sitting at the derailment site. This derailment took place on August 11, 2019. This is currently DGNO trackage and former MKT. I was wondering why it is that the cars haven't been moved or scrapped onsite? I would think any litigation as to damages had been settled. I had never heard whether these cars were loads or emptys.
Would anyone have an opinion or reason why?


James in Celeste


Mississippi Train Rider

Dennis Hogan
 

Anyone read this book yet?


Fw: [Railspot] Room with a View

Michael North
 

Yes, nice. Got it & thank you. 

 Forwarded Message -----

From: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>
To: "rs-talon@groups.io" <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:18:02 PM CDT
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Room with a View

How about now?


Re: Room with a View

Dennis Hogan
 

Only those with Deja View can see it now.
Or with a View Master.


Re: Room with a View

Tom Roise
 

That one finally came through 

Tom Roise


On Jul 14, 2020, at 12:18 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

How about now?

<Santa Fe overnight service to View TX.jpg>


Re: Room with a View

Dennis Hogan
 

How about now?


Re: Room with a View

Michael North
 

Reported unsafe for navigation message on this one. 

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:45:23 AM CDT, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:


A Pullman room, that is.

Image preview


Room with a View

Dennis Hogan
 

A Pullman room, that is.

Image preview


Re: The 'SAP'

Dennis Hogan
 

Accidentally deleted this image so I'm reposting it.


Hi-Level chair car enroute

Dennis Hogan
 

"Erie Lackawanna E8’s and a PA1 lead the westbound “Pacific Express” at Binghamton, New York, with deadheading Budd Hi-Level Chair Car 727 (new from the factory), enroute to the Santa Fe in Chicago, circa 1964"--Twitter (Interurban Era)
Image


Re: Chicago questions

Barton Jennings
 

It was the station tracks they used - no station, no passenger trains, no need for the tracks....


From: "Michael North via groups.io" <nazareth1917@...>
To: "RS-TALON" <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 10:04:25 AM
Subject: Fw: [Railspot] Chicago questions

Sad they have removed the NEW YORK CENTRAL tracks. Hate to hear this

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Michael North via groups.io <nazareth1917@...>
To: Barton Jennings <b.jennings@...>; RS-TALON <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:39:46 PM CDT
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Chicago questions

Sad they have removed the NEW YORK CENTRAL tracks. Hate to hear this. 

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 04:55:12 PM CDT, Barton Jennings <b.jennings@...> wrote:


16th Street is where the Rock Island and New York Central ran north/south and the St. Charles Air Line and IC (Chicago, Madison & Northern, CM&N)  ran eastish/westish. The 1901 tower still stands today, but the NYC tracks have been removed and the RI tracks are now owned by Metra. The IC is owned by CN, and the Air Line is owned by CN (50% because IC acquired Michigan Central's share) + UP (25%) + BNSF (25%).

Check out....http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2015/06/interlocking-16th-street-rinycic.html

There is a good discussion here on it that includes several drawings and diagrams.

Bart Jennings


From: "Steve Goen" <texaszephyr@...>
To: "RS-TALON" <RS-TALON@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:14:07 PM
Subject: [Railspot] Chicago questions

I realize that this isn't RS related except for the fact that the two roads in question did come to Texas. So hopefully someone can answer these before I get shot.

Q1. There used to be a building next to Dearborn Street Station that featured a large "Lee Work Clothes" billboard painted on the south side of the building. It shows up in a lot of Santa Fe Texas Chief photos taken at Dearborn. Does anyone know the name of the building as if its still there today (billboard included)?

Q2. There is an interlocking tower at 16th Street in Chicago that has (or had) about 12 diamonds. The north south line (4 sets of tracks) is the former Rock Island and possibly someone else as well. Does anyone know what railroads crossed on the three east-west tangent lines there? My bet is that it was two different lines. I need current and previous operators of all lines that passed the 16th Street Tower during the 1970s.


Thanks!

TZ



Fw: [Railspot] Chicago questions

Michael North
 

Sad they have removed the NEW YORK CENTRAL tracks. Hate to hear this

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Michael North via groups.io <nazareth1917@...>
To: Barton Jennings <b.jennings@...>; RS-TALON <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:39:46 PM CDT
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Chicago questions

Sad they have removed the NEW YORK CENTRAL tracks. Hate to hear this. 

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 04:55:12 PM CDT, Barton Jennings <b.jennings@...> wrote:


16th Street is where the Rock Island and New York Central ran north/south and the St. Charles Air Line and IC (Chicago, Madison & Northern, CM&N)  ran eastish/westish. The 1901 tower still stands today, but the NYC tracks have been removed and the RI tracks are now owned by Metra. The IC is owned by CN, and the Air Line is owned by CN (50% because IC acquired Michigan Central's share) + UP (25%) + BNSF (25%).

Check out....http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2015/06/interlocking-16th-street-rinycic.html

There is a good discussion here on it that includes several drawings and diagrams.

Bart Jennings


From: "Steve Goen" <texaszephyr@...>
To: "RS-TALON" <RS-TALON@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:14:07 PM
Subject: [Railspot] Chicago questions

I realize that this isn't RS related except for the fact that the two roads in question did come to Texas. So hopefully someone can answer these before I get shot.

Q1. There used to be a building next to Dearborn Street Station that featured a large "Lee Work Clothes" billboard painted on the south side of the building. It shows up in a lot of Santa Fe Texas Chief photos taken at Dearborn. Does anyone know the name of the building as if its still there today (billboard included)?

Q2. There is an interlocking tower at 16th Street in Chicago that has (or had) about 12 diamonds. The north south line (4 sets of tracks) is the former Rock Island and possibly someone else as well. Does anyone know what railroads crossed on the three east-west tangent lines there? My bet is that it was two different lines. I need current and previous operators of all lines that passed the 16th Street Tower during the 1970s.


Thanks!

TZ


Re: The 'SAP'

Tom Roise
 

Hard to imagine in today’s world taking 13 hours to get from Houston to San Antonio!

Tom Roise


On Jul 12, 2020, at 10:05 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Some 'SAP' schedules from 1903.
See attachments.
<RE__San_Antonio___Aransas_Pass_RR_map-timetables_pdf.zip>


Re: Does anyone want any railroad paper etc? It's free!

randy james
 

I am interested in the KCS stuff.

Randy james



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Wasinger via groups.io" <bwasinger@...>
Date: 7/11/20 2:59 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: railspot <railspot@...>, RS-TALON <rs-talon@groups.io>
Subject: [Railspot] Does anyone want any railroad paper etc? It's free!

Clearing out some stuff and I have way too much railroad paper. It's all free, you just pay for the shipping.

This includes:

2 sets of General Code of Operating Rules, effective April 2005, still in the plastic
2 sets of UP Special Instructions three years worth each, 03, 04, 05 all appear new
2 sets of UP Special Instructions with just 04 and 05 all appear new
5 sets up UP GCOR Updates PB-2300 from 2005 all appear new
2 UP Haz Mat Handling Instruction booklets effective April 2003
1 Black, BNSF 3-ring binder with carry handles (little dusty)
1 set of BNSF Air Brake and Train Handling Rules No. 2 effective April 98, still in the plastic
1 Orange plastic BNSF timetable case 
2 KCS System Timetables No. 2 and No. 3
1 8x10 photo of the KCS F units crossing over a bridge (photo has the lead A, the B, and the back half of the trailing A unit)
2 (and maybe a half) sets of Terminal Railroad Assoc of St. Louis District Timetables (Special Instructions, Maps, and Signals) all appear new
1 Greater St. Louis Operating Rules Booklet in a plastic 3-ring binder. Appears to be be pre '94 

Did I mention any or all of this is free to whoever wants to pay for the shipping?  What I can't give away is going in the recycle bin a week from this Monday so, if you want some or all of it, drop me an email.  Thanks!

Bill in OKC
~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


Does anyone want any railroad paper etc? It's free!

Bill Wasinger
 

Clearing out some stuff and I have way too much railroad paper. It's all free, you just pay for the shipping.

This includes:

2 sets of General Code of Operating Rules, effective April 2005, still in the plastic
2 sets of UP Special Instructions three years worth each, 03, 04, 05 all appear new
2 sets of UP Special Instructions with just 04 and 05 all appear new
5 sets up UP GCOR Updates PB-2300 from 2005 all appear new
2 UP Haz Mat Handling Instruction booklets effective April 2003
1 Black, BNSF 3-ring binder with carry handles (little dusty)
1 set of BNSF Air Brake and Train Handling Rules No. 2 effective April 98, still in the plastic
1 Orange plastic BNSF timetable case 
2 KCS System Timetables No. 2 and No. 3
1 8x10 photo of the KCS F units crossing over a bridge (photo has the lead A, the B, and the back half of the trailing A unit)
2 (and maybe a half) sets of Terminal Railroad Assoc of St. Louis District Timetables (Special Instructions, Maps, and Signals) all appear new
1 Greater St. Louis Operating Rules Booklet in a plastic 3-ring binder. Appears to be be pre '94 

Did I mention any or all of this is free to whoever wants to pay for the shipping?  What I can't give away is going in the recycle bin a week from this Monday so, if you want some or all of it, drop me an email.  Thanks!

Bill in OKC
~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


Re: TXGN

Tom Roise
 

Most impressive. One would expect to see such volume in West Texas. Not central Texas. How active is this area right now?
How many cars in storage? 10,000?

Tom Roise

On Jul 10, 2020, at 7:19 PM, Mike Murray <mikemurray6044@...> wrote: