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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-11-2020, 10:56 PM
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Views: 171,840
Posted By mowingman
That is sad. I always enjoyed his informative...

That is sad. I always enjoyed his informative posts.
Jeff
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-24-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,416
Posted By mowingman
Loyd is correct about photography in the the...

Loyd is correct about photography in the the Gorge. In the 90's, I got over there once or twice/year for mining training. I always took advantage of the late afternoons to drive down into the gorge...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-01-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,913
Posted By mowingman
Thanks for the info. Let us know how the new...

Thanks for the info. Let us know how the new operation works out their schedule.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-27-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,913
Posted By mowingman
That is quite a busy schedule. Thanks for the...

That is quite a busy schedule. Thanks for the info.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-25-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,913
Posted By mowingman
I don't know how often they go up past Marietta...

I don't know how often they go up past Marietta to the plastics plant in Oak Grove, or to the end of the line at Interlake, (Globe), up by Relief. Seems like only 3 engines would spread them a little...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-22-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,913
Posted By mowingman
Thanks for the photos of the engines. I have been...

Thanks for the photos of the engines. I have been watching for info on that line, as I was born and raised in Marietta. They have a fairly good traffic base to start with, plus the track was all...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-04-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,476
Posted By mowingman
It was just a special photo event. No, not back...

It was just a special photo event. No, not back in business, and not raising money to open back up.
Jeff
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-26-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,978
Posted By mowingman
I just saw 4 of the Pickens units a couple of...

I just saw 4 of the Pickens units a couple of weeks ago. It was a Sat., so everything was parked at the shop. U18B's 9500 & 9507 were MU'ed together and I think are being used on the Gluck line....
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-23-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,986
Posted By mowingman
Here are photos of the NKC's big power. These...

Here are photos of the NKC's big power. These were taken on Sat., 6/2/18. As mentioned, the 9259 was supposed to leave the property on 6/5/18.
Sorry , but sun was not in a good spot for photos.
...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-11-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,986
Posted By mowingman
Wow, hope my photos upload when I get home.

Wow, hope my photos upload when I get home.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-09-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,152
Posted By mowingman
Nebraska Northwestern - Chadron,Ne.

This small short line is alive and doing ok so it appears. I stopped by their office and shops in Chadron today and met some very nice folks there. They have storage for about 900 cars and the yard...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-08-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,986
Posted By mowingman
Thanks for the info. "Off the beaten path" sure...

Thanks for the info. "Off the beaten path" sure applies here
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-04-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,986
Posted By mowingman
Nebraska Kansas Colorado railroad

I discovered a new, to me, railroad today. While on vacation, we decided to drive the 15 miles down to Grant, Nebraska. You see,
Our son,s name is Grant, so my wife wanted to photograph a town sign...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-26-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,806
Posted By mowingman
Jones Mill was a large aluminum smelter/refinery....

Jones Mill was a large aluminum smelter/refinery. They melted Bauxite ore in electric furnaces, and made pure aluminum metal from it. Many of these alum. mills in the U.S. are closed now, and the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-25-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,806
Posted By mowingman
Thanks for that roster info. Two more quick...

Thanks for that roster info.
Two more quick bits of info. AMKD also serves an Acme Brick Co. plant, at the far south edge of Malvern. The track past the Malvern lumber operation winds it's way...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-19-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,806
Posted By mowingman
Sorry about the sideways photos. They looked ok...

Sorry about the sideways photos. They looked ok in my preview and I do not know how to turn them.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-19-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,806
Posted By mowingman
Arkansas Midland - Hot Springs line

While on vacation last week, I had time to make a quick visit to check out the Arkansas Midland Hot Springs line.
In the 90's, when Pinsly took over this operation, there was a lot of business...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-29-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,959
Posted By mowingman
Here is a poor photo of the two old SD units...

Here is a poor photo of the two old SD units sitting in the Chadron yard.
Darn, sideways again.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-29-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,142
Posted By mowingman
Dakota Southern Also switcher and one of the...

Dakota Southern Also switcher and one of the three 70 tonners stored at Chamberlain, SD. Location makes them hard to photograph, and of course, sun was in the worst possible spot for photos when we...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-29-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,142
Posted By mowingman
C420 and a couple of the old SD's

C420 and a couple of the old SD's
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-22-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,142
Posted By mowingman
Thanks. It was one of the engines that I was not...

Thanks. It was one of the engines that I was not able to get a very good view of as it was partially behind a trackside building.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-22-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,142
Posted By mowingman
Dakota SouthernRailroad - Chamberlain, S.D.

While on vacation, we stopped by the Dakota Southern yard in Chamberlain, S.D. on 6/15/17. Actually, we drove parallel to this line, along I90, and caught glimpses of it from Kadoka all the way to...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-21-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,959
Posted By mowingman
Nebraska Northwestern -Chadron Ne.

While on vacation, we passed through Chadron Nebraska on 6/6/17. We were pulling a travel trailer, so I could not do a lot of looking around, but did manage to make a pass by the old C&NW roundhouse...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-23-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,494
Posted By mowingman
I am not sure about the carbody, but the shiny...

I am not sure about the carbody, but the shiny orange engine did have "GP38-1" stenciled on the cab side under the window.
Yes, I am sure the quarry is a big boost for the line and the largest...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 03-20-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,494
Posted By mowingman
Arkansas Midland - Hot Springs Arkansas Line

This past week, I had a chance to stop by and check the Arkansas Midland line that runs from Malvern Ar., to Mountain Pine, Ar. Throughout the 90's, this was a very busy line with large trains going...
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