Weekly Photo Fun 7/13

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Well, it’s Friday 11:40 AM over here in Germany. I’m taking full advantage of the 7 hours I am ahead of you :mrgreen: and start this week’s photo fun thread.

  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Well...We couldn't have asked for a better start...!!! Great picture of a great railroad...:thumb: Is that a Cadillac heading our way..??
  3. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Hi Gus, thank you for your kind words :wave:. The car is a 1950 Buick Super Riviera. The model is made by Busch.
  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Kurt: WOW:eek: That scene looks great! Well Done..:thumb:
    A great start to this weeks thread.

    The Fireman on WB 95 is out front for a runby inspection of EB96.
  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    I can't believe it. I was going to say, "No, that's a GP7". I was interpreting "Cadillac" SP-fashion to mean SD9! :eek:
  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    As the ribbons of steel meet off in the distance, a pinpoint of light hints at the shot of adrenaline soon to arrive.
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    rare? thats cool, i love the unique! I have only found one picture from 1944 of this locomotive in black and white, and so as far as i can tell, Lionel did their homework. Initially, a freind of mine had said that only one challenger had oil burning tenders (this later prooved to be false) but i tried researching alittle more about the unit, since i like to know the history of my cool stuff. Where can i find out more about UP 3976?


    Usually my layout is dark, but somehow the lighting worked perfectly!

    the sun sets as a NJ transit cab car is pushed into the station. weary commuters and travelers are glad that they can finally take their seats on the train.


    The engine track


    waiving to the trains


    An HHP8 highballs past an industrial setting.


    FINALLY INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN GK E60CP! Half the fun of this hobby is getting something new and unusal like this! Looks like they came faster than I thought. I can't wait to get to work on them. these things are monsters, they are bigger than just about all my locomotives, excpet for the Challenger, SD80MAC, and GG1. They totally dwarf my other NJ transit commuter engines like the ALP44 (one of them will be NJT 958), so thats gonna looke crazy. the decals and things will probably get here monday, so i'll have to work on them when i get home next week, right in time for next week's photo fun thread.

  8. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    That is an awesome picture!!

  9. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Kurt...I like that angle, BEAUTIFUL!:thumb: and Wheelers Machinery looks perfect there. Wonderful work my friend.:winker:

    Mark...Great shot! I will echo what Deano said about you in last week's PHOTO-FUN.....you are the backbone of this thread.....it would not be the same with out your great contributions!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    TrainNut...Spectacular pic!:thumb: Beautifully photographed!

    GEC...every time I see your work (engines and layout), it just keeps getting better and better!:thumb: When you get backdrops up etc....your layout is going to photograph BEAUTIFULLY!! It is going to be a special one!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Some day I will get another engine!but until then....here's another gratuitous shot of one of the three I have:

  10. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Since you like it so much, let's extend the experience a little...same location, just off to the side a little...
    Here comes that shot of adrenalin I was talking about...
    "See the smoke and hear the whistle blow..." (C.W. McCall)
  11. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Thank you!
    Now that's an angle of your layout I don't think I've seen yet. Creativity abounds!
  12. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

    Here is my Custom painted C44-9W. Nexp up a SD70MAC that will be painted for Burlinton Northern
  13. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    A couple of "Cadillacs" . I hadn't heard that expression until you used it Gus. Does that mean the SD9 was considered a pretty good loco to run or was that a sarcastic nickname?

    Here is an early merger shot with one SD9 still in Pennsey Brunswick Green while its mate is in PC "Dipped-in-Black.

  15. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Steve & Kurt:mrgreen::wav: VERY GLAD to see BOTH of you back on this thread with pics, SLAP AWESOME SHOTS AT THAT!:mrgreen::bravo:

    Mark, the LIFE FORCE of these Photo Fun threads:winki: , GREAT SHOT!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    TrainNut, WOW!!!:eeki: FANTASTIC prototype pics:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    g_e_c, VERY NICE PICS!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i REALLY LIKE the pic with the window shoppers downtown:winki: , GREAT JOB!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: BTW, give me some time this week and i will have info on your Challenger:winki: , i have pics of the REAL ONE just like yours:winki: , but i am SUPER BUSY this weekend, so it might be Monday or Tues before i get it up:thumb: .

    Smoke, WHOLLY SMOKES!!!:eeki: ....:119: SLAP OUTSTANDING!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: THAT Dash-9 IS BY FAR my FAVORITE engine you have posted yet!!!:winki::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: i love the Rio Grande "speed letters" paint scheme, WELL DONE!!!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Ralph, GREAT SHOT!!!(NICE engines too:winki: ). your layout is so AWESOME:thumb: , its REAL industrial, and has GREAT scenes along the water:thumb::thumb::thumb: .


    Dad and I are going to the IRM(Illinois Railway Museum) in (looks at the clock)...10 HOURS!!!:thumb::mrgreen::thumb::mrgreen: i wish you folks could be there:winki: , so I WILL BRING the highlights to YOU tomorrow night!!!:thumb: I'll post LOTS of pics:winki: . this weekend is "Diesel Days" there, so you can bet my next post on this thread will be a "Diesel-STRAVAGANZA"!!!!:eeki::winki::toug::119: lets just hope i can take some good shots:oops::119: .

    in lew of Smokes Rio Grande, i feel compelled to post MY Rio Grande:winki: , i know i have posted this pic to death....:oops: .....but their paint scheme is just so cool:thumb: . (as much as i like this engine, you would think i would take more pics of it:confused::oops: ) :deano: -Deano
  16. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    GREAT picture Deano, you've got some of the best looking UP units I know of! I wish I had as many complete as you.

    BNSF #6821 arrived today!
  17. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Mark, it’s true, your pics are the backbone of the photo fun threads. Again, a great photo showing a very interesting scene :thumb:.
    TrainNut, beautiful shots from your Durango trip :).
    GEC, perfect lighting of your NJ transit cab car. You created some great scenes :thumb:.
    Steve, what can I say? Your layout looks gorgeous from any angle. I enjoy each pic you post [​IMG].
    Smoke, WOW, what a beauty.
    Ralph, I admire your industrial structures :inw:.
    Deano, I don’t get tired of seeing this engine. Have a nice day with your dad at the IRM :wave:.
    jbaakko, nice new engine. Is it an Athearn RTR?

  18. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

    I'm having great difficulty keeping track what images I've posted where, so if the one below has already appeared on this forum previously, please forgive me.


  19. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hello all---great shots everyone---keep them coming---here's a shot of my newest locomotive,cnr j-7 # 5303 crossing walnut street in dunnville on doctor wayne's layout

  20. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    CNJ999, I don't think I've seen that one before but I have to say any pic you post is a source of inspiration for me. What a beautiful layout! I like it too for some of the best Fall colors on a model railroad I've ever seen. They remind me of my Upstate NY boyhood home.

    Josh, Kurt, and CNnutbar, great shots!

    Kurt, thanks for the compliment on the industry. Its a scratchbuilt approximation of a facility near Saugerties NY. I believe it was a kiln of some sort that creted aggregates for the cement industry (?) There were large cylindars behind the main structure and red hot stones dropped out of the front of it. A complex system of conveyors moved the black rocks to open hoppers. It was always a busy place and looked a bit Hades-ish at night!

    Here's another picture I took of my model a few years ago:


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