Weekly Photo Fun 7/13

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

  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Deano, Mark, thank you for the Baldwins. I don’t know why, but from the moment I saw the first picture of a VO 1000, I loved this engine. BTW, Deano, what do you think about your Stewart VO 1000?

    Tom, your MP15 is nearly as nice as a Baldwin :mrgreen::thumb:.

    Here is a picture of my two Baldwins sitting on a siding and waiting for their next job.

  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    The 5713 is trailing.The lead unit is a C&O GP38-2..That fellow in the cab is the head brakeman looking back over the train.A ARFE is along for his required monthly ride in the lead unit.
    For the county fair I been running a lot of Chessie(c&o) and C&O power.:thumb: In fact Chessie,C&O and CSX seems to be ruling the back layout including C&O Steam.:mrgreen: The guys that are working the 7 AM-2 PM shift are big Chessie,C&O and CSX fans..The lone BN units was finally replace by 2 Athearn C&O GE units. bounce7
    Its been a smooth week so far with zero derailments.
    Deano,I have a pair of those units I got back in 2000.
  3. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    What are TORCO untis?:confused:
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    TORCO means: Toledo Ore Dock Co.
  5. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Mark, Tom, Larry, Deano, Kurt...
    Great Great Work guys!!!!!!

  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Keep 'em coming folks!
    Nazgul- what's with the red Model T?

    Well, here's how my layout's coming along:
    if you notice, the grain elevator is missing from the table. That's because it's curently being modified from its orignal final scheme. THe edges of all the visible roof peices have been weathered with two tones of custom grey paint and the decals are being sprayed with dullcoat (although if you notice in the first pic, the really large decal in the front over the train loader just won't stop shining!)
  7. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    As you may notice, that's the same as the B&O/C&O pre-Chessie scheme. However, WM wasn't part of that grouping then. When it became part of Chessie, it was neglected. Very few new engines were bought for WM. Eventually, some engines had to be reassigned from the other Chessie roads to WM. At least some of these were still in pre-Chessie colors and only relettered.
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Hey chessie4155 looky here!
  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Actually the B&O and C&O acquired full control of WM in 1967. WM went into Chessie System in 1973, and B&O formally merged WM on May 1, 1983..
  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Deano: cool looking old snow blower!:thumb:

    Tompm: Very nice looking SW. Cool scene.:thumb:

    Kurt: Nice looking Baldwins:thumb:

    Steve: cool scene, excellent weathering on the boxcars:thumb:

    CNWman:cool looking mill.:thumb:

    Brakie: Sweeeeeet! :cool: Love that ALCO switcher! post more .. :thumb:

    The strange WM unit is a former C&O GP9, both the B&O and WM needed power and the C&O had tons of older Geeps. Some were repainted, a few were just patched.
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    More AWESOME pics guys!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    You know, I just thought of something, this thread is like a really cool birthday present to me filled with everyone of your guy's EXELENT and AMAZING work. My b-day was last Friday the 13th and that was the day this thread was started. hehehehehehe sign1 sign1
  12. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    But WM still used the "circus" colors until 1973.
  13. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Happy Belated Birthday Trucklover!

    Here's the WM "circus" paint scheme
  14. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    CNWman, I like that mill!

    Lots of great Chessie stuff in these last few posts. Brakie, what an you tell me about that purple cabin?

  16. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    And beyond that.I saw the "last" WM Circus scheme in Huntington,W,Va in '92..I have pictures of this scheme taken in the early/mid 80s.
    Ralph,That is one of the gaudy colored safety slogan cabooses the kitty cat had..
  17. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Guys.
  18. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Brakie: Bite your tongue man!:cry: They were bootiful:p

    Ralph: The B&O painted 12 of their BW type cabs up in different colors. The C&O had 7 of their WV type plus 1 Northeastern type , and the WM had 4 of their Northeastern type. All had different safety slogans. There were 3 each B&O and C&O Careful Car Handleing cabs painted in a vermillion color. I'm not sure about this but if an Employee saw one of the CCH cabs and reported the car number and where they saw it, they were sent a safety cap.
  19. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    brakie-those are some cool cabooses, especialy the purple one

    chessie4155-cool engine!

    Ralph, chessie4155, the mill is Walthers Cornerstone model 'Prarie Star Grain Elevator' custom painted and weathered (you should have seen it before I painted it!) The big logo is supposed to go on the side of the building, but I think it looks coller on the front where all the action is. The final detail will be some dirt and debrie on the roof to make it look natural. Here's some more pics of the elevator:
    Hey, where'd that police car come from? Let me get a closer look:
    Uh oh, that's not good...
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Weekly Photo Fun RECORD BREAKING THREAD!!!!

    Well, by the time i get off work tomorrow i am sure a NEW Weekly Photo Fun thread will have been started:winki: . Just for the record folks.....THIS WEEKLY PHOTO FUN THREAD BROKE THE RECORD!!!!balloon6balloon6balloon6ThatsRight, THIS thread beat ALL THE WEEKLY PHOTO FUN THREADS in POSTS and VIEWS!!:thumb:!:thumb::thumb: Lets continue to break records, keep participating in the NEW Weekly Photo Fun threads EACH WEEK!:winki::thumb::mrgreen: .
    THANKS! :deano: -Deano

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