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    • December 13, 2019 5:43 AM EST
    • Is she talking on her cell phone?

    • December 12, 2019 9:19 PM EST
    • Love the old Art Deco stuff, look at some of the steam locomotives from the 30's.

    • December 12, 2019 8:24 PM EST
    • Not yet

    • December 12, 2019 8:21 PM EST
    • Put the crack pipe down Cliff !

    • December 12, 2019 8:19 PM EST
    • While messing around with things Pullman (in the process of my little bathroom decor project), I've come across a couple of resources of Pullman artwork that might be useful to others. 


      First off, if you want to print and frame some of the old big-page ads, the Pullman State Historic Site has tons -- in high res.


      They also have many other Pullman artifact collections to browse.


      I din't see the more colorful posters there, but if you just do a 'net search on Pullman travel poster, all manner of things come up. If you want some of the cooler ones printed, here's a nice Ebay store just for that.


      Here's my favorite travel posters, wonderful art deco. They won't fit in my bathroom but I might print and frame them some day for somewhere else.















    • December 13, 2019 5:36 AM EST
    • We learned, in school, to cope the corners.


      So, a person could be gay on the Santa Fe?  That is rather progressive for the time.

    • December 13, 2019 5:04 AM EST
    • Actually it's drawn 

    • December 12, 2019 8:46 PM EST
    • So the artist drew it correctly.

    • December 12, 2019 8:32 PM EST
    • Coped was the the way to go back in the day


    • December 12, 2019 8:26 PM EST
    • Ah. Not mitered. 

    • December 12, 2019 8:10 PM EST


      Makes one wonder what the bathroom was like ?



      The coping on the crown molding is not well drawn on that poster! It is coped and not 45ed from the poster pic. but that is how it was done back in the day in the hood!

    • December 12, 2019 10:51 AM EST
    • last year I was at Yosemite & Sugar Pine Railroad to ride their 3 truck Shay, and that day after the morning excursion, were hosting a closed event with their 2  Shays double headed and with them stopping at several locations for pictures  and video runby action. Wanted so bad to stay for it but was made to leave for the closed event.


    • December 11, 2019 5:31 PM EST
    • I don't know what RR that would have been,  but it does sound like it might of been true.


      Many tails of conductors, and rear brake men, refusing to ride in the caboose on a heavy drag, when they wood add a big power loco behind them, they would abandon the caboose and ride in the rear engine with the crew.   


      Wooden frame caboose were outlawed from being pushed on from behind, cause to many were "toothpicked" with fatal results.  Just picture a 3000 horsepower engine pushing full out against your 70 year old wood caboose...



    • December 10, 2019 3:16 PM EST
    • John Passaro said:
      Dave Taylor said:
      ....When a helper was added to the rear of a train, in steam days and a while after,  they were cut in front of the caboose,  something about the wooden frame tooth picking under the excessive strain...


        I wondered about that; makes sense.



      I read that on a railroad, and I am not sure what one anymore, that the wood frame of the cabeese were compressing under the strain. After so many years of helper locomotives pushing on the cabeese, the shops had to add spacer blocks between the wood center beam and the end beams, to fill the spaces that were created.

    • December 10, 2019 2:00 PM EST
    • Lorna and all......    315 will be back dated to her original D&RG number 425 for the start of the 2020 season on the C&TS.  We will be running lead engine out of Antonito on opening day.  D&RG 168 will also be running a "Special" train out of Antonito on Opening day.  425 will be double heading with 463, and 168 will be a solo special.  

      168 and 425 will be running as doubleheaders during the 2020 season, as special photo charters, dates TBA.  We are looking forward to doubling up with 168, as we will be the 2nd engine, with 168 in the lead,  and this will be a first since she was restored.   We are trying to get together a triple header of 168,425,463,   All 3 of these are lettered for D&RG not C&T, but unlikely to happen, other then for show.



    • December 10, 2019 9:18 AM EST
    • I am hoping perhaps next year to see 168 and 315 teamed up. 

    • December 10, 2019 9:11 AM EST
    • Dave Taylor said:
      ....When a helper was added to the rear of a train, in steam days and a while after,  they were cut in front of the caboose,  something about the wooden frame tooth picking under the excessive strain...


        I wondered about that; makes sense.



    • December 10, 2019 1:48 AM EST
    • Awesome! Must be incredible to see it in person.

    • December 8, 2019 6:29 AM EST
    • Some gamblers make a living, some get rich, and some loose their.....assets.

    • December 7, 2019 1:31 PM EST
    • Pete Thornton said:
      ...half of Wall Street will be late for work!...


         I didn't know it is "work." I thought it is gambling (at least for the small fry!).