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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    SpeedracerX Still on this side of the dirt member

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    cool stuff Keith.. loved the stations
     
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    SpeedracerX Still on this side of the dirt member

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    Always thought this Burlington Northern paint scheme was cool
     
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    Hey Rani -
    Really enjoying your station tour and the details you show on some of the grandeur of the architecture and the details.
    I found a great website for many of the smaller stations around the country that were at one time used as part of the Amtrak systems. They have photos of many of them, both exterior and interior, and even many of the ones that are no longer used by Amtrak. Check it out:
    http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/stationlist3.htm

    Railroads had such a historical impact on the growth of this great country. Many of the old train stations had outstanding architectural details and so many are now either state historical landmarks or on the National Register of Historic Places (or both). Check out this shell-shaped drinking fountain from Los Angeles Union Station:

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    More pics of outstanding architectural details are on the above website.
     
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    ceekay Well-Known Member

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    Strange..... The owner of the local body shop back home has a HUGE scale railroad system, including most of the local railroad crossings scaled perfectly... He also drives a purple 70s Challenger.... o.O

    Also, I have an American Flyer "Franklin 88?" trainset from the 50's... Was my Dad's when he was a kid....


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    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    after spending a few days in Duluth and St.Cloud MN in the Rani Railways historic train station series ......we head southeast and end up in the windy city.....at the Union Station in Chicago, Il.
     

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    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    this was my most prized model that i had before i sold everything model railroad that i had......my favorite locomotive of all time ....the ALCO PA-1 first introduced in 1948.

    its design came from contest where high school students who were to be engineers of design drew up and submitted what they thought was a good look for a new locomotive and the winning entry soon after made it into production from American Locomotive Company.
     

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    Those are sweet! I never realized thats where they're design came from... Thanks for that bit of info Rani... (Like the new avatar btw) ..
     
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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    OMG YESSSSS ...a PA-1 in Pennsy colors is awesome. the Delaware and Hudson had a nice theme too in blue and silver.
     
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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    H-O or no scale. I am honestly not into model railroading but all of my friends are. Its cool working on the stuff with them I just don't need another expensive hobby at the moment. Rail fanning is super cool though. I live in the heart of coal country so I can hear trains non stop and get to see them all the time. Its not so cool when you are waiting 15 minutes for trains to go buy so you can cross the street haha.
     
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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    wow your fast ...there is a big story with the Delaware and Hudson units.....a bunch got scrapped in the mid-to late 90s ....

    but if i recall correctly there are two of them still alive and in service in Mexico ....which was a fight bcoz a historical society was trying to score them for preservation and the mexican road just wanted a cheap engine.

    i know one for sure is now a storage shed in a border town in AZ

    i will try to look it up but im sure at least two are still alive ...at least i hope so.....sad a bunch met the metal scrapper.
     
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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Here is one undergoing a resto.....
     

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    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    OMG ....i think i might forget about restoring cars and get into the Locomotive resto business.

    who wants to be first customer ....i will restore your locomotive to factory specs starting at only $999,999.

    you will love it when we get done with it ....can also do some customizing to fit your taste and comes with a one mile or two hour warrenty :cheers:

    we can also paint your name on the side at no extra charge
     
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    I was really a fan of the Erie paint scheme... and awesome pics keith as always
     
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    The PA-1 had a little sister ....the FA-1 which was a lot shorter and only had four wheels per assembly for a total of 8 wheels .....the PA was longer and had 6 wheels per assembly for a total of 12
     

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    Im kind of a fan of the FA-1
     
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    Grand Central Station in NYC is quite impressive and has a Lionel operating layout on display.
     
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    I was always a fan of the F9A. To my eye it seemed proportionately correct.

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    Always seemed to have that human skull appearance, lol

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    The F's (FT's, F3, F7, and F9's) are probably my favorite diesel engines. They all look roughly the same with very minor differences in outward appearances.. They are followed closely by E units.. I love the E8's
     
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