Bringing Up The Rear

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Poor Fork RR waycar #7 is bringing up the rear on a mine run that is entering the Miller's Hill Tunnel...

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  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice photo Charlie, looks like the cameraman was a little late taking the photo.:D
  3. pttom

    pttom Member

    Beautiful Charlie! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looks great Charlie. You certainly have captured a mood with that shot. I feel like I've gone back in time to the Allegheny mountains or somewhere like that!

  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Beautiful, Charlie! Looks kinda dark in that tunnel, must be a longun!
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks everyone!:)
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Fantastic Charlie. I like that scenery and love the tunnel portal.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Charlie, that's a really neat shot. I like the low camera angle - it's far more realistic than the usual helicopter shots most model photographers seem to take. And that autumn scenery.... :thumb:
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. George D

    George D Member

    As an ex-helicopter pilot, I resemble that comment!:)
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great shot!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    So that's what fall looks like huh? :cool:

    :thumb: :thumb:
  13. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nice shot Charlie! Say, I haven't heard the expression "waycar" before. I'm assuming some roads use it for "caboose" like others use "cabin" (?)
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks evryone! :)
    I think the term "waycar" is one of those "antique" RR terms, & probably fell out of use, right along with "mixed train".
    A waycar was an all purpose car, which could serve as caboose, passenger car, & freight car, sometimes simultaniously...they were very common on early short lines...lines with small rosters, & even smaller revenue. They were generally homemade type construction, most of the time having a caboose-like configuration, but could be as simple as a flatcar with a shed built on it, or a boxcar with windows cut into the sides...
    I felt like such a contraption would be right at home on the Poor Fork RR, so the home shops rather hastily, & slppily threw one together, made out of a couple of old wrecks, & the result was #7...

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