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16marvigj
11-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Talk about anything to do with shortlines or regionals.

TheRoadForeman
11-20-2009, 01:29 AM
My company has locomotives and moves cars..... Next!

16marvigj
11-20-2009, 01:38 AM
WOW. I CAN'T BELIVE IT! :roll:

Congratulations. By the way what is your company?

JRMDC
11-20-2009, 02:04 AM
Talk about anything to do with shortlines or regionals.

I have never seen a new participant in a forum post so much with so little to say. So many threads started without any initial contribution whatsoever and with unfocused, broad topics, almost mindless. Really odd forum behavior. I just don't get it!

nikos1
11-20-2009, 03:00 PM
Also your profile pic is unlevel.

chuckman
11-20-2009, 09:04 PM
Also your profile pic is unlevel.I do agree with most of you on this forum, however TC&W isn't breaking any rules! It might be a bit of an annoyance to have such a thread, but WHO CARES! Leave it alone!

16marvigj
11-20-2009, 10:09 PM
One thing you can surely depend on with crossing gates-you can't depend on them!

You are most defanatly right about the crossing gates!

chuckman
11-20-2009, 10:20 PM
You are most defanatly right about the crossing gates!'specially on those shortline branches!:smile: Anyway I'd like to pose a question on this thread; What was the last shortline to give up steam engines on their regular freight runs? I know LAL stopped in 1977.

TheRoadForeman
11-21-2009, 11:24 AM
WOW. I CAN'T BELIVE IT! :roll:

Congratulations. By the way what is your company?

I was just being as vague as you were. See how silly it looks?

Nahant
11-21-2009, 07:21 PM
The next closest I could find to '77 was the Magma Arizona Railroad on September 5, 1967.

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
11-22-2009, 12:23 AM
'specially on those shortline branches!:smile: Anyway I'd like to pose a question on this thread; What was the last shortline to give up steam engines on their regular freight runs? I know LAL stopped in 1977.
Not sure if it counts but the Northwesrtern Steel & Wire mill in Illinois used ex-GTW 0-8-0s as their power until 12/80. The Crab Orchard & Egyptian (also in Illinois) tried going back to 100% steam power in the late 1970s into the very early 1980s before selling #17 to the Boone & Scenic Valley in Iowa.