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real cool
What is the Dry Ice Car? who made it? never seen a car like that before
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ben its a binkly/laconia model i believe of a Mathieson Dry Ice Car,ken
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frank,nice aerial photo of the layout ken
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She sits here in all her gory...
Originally posted by toptrain - November 13 2012 :  08:46:42 AM



Eww... did she run over somebody?

Nice to see one of those Mastadons in basic black.

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Nope, not at all. I just thought it was a funny typo. I thought maybe you were.

Was that 4-8-0 the Tyco DRG&W version, or built up from a Mantua kit? The headlantern is different than the one I bought in Allentown. Was that an add-on too?

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The TF Railroader News
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Sunday norning addition
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Here at Frankford roundhouse a pair od Baldwin baby face diesels have come out of the paint shop lookin good!
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wow frank they look gorgeous ken
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On my son steves layout. His pair and mine in a Babyface A-B-B-A.
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frank that is quadilicious,who made the model, ken
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The TF Railroader News
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* Today a large freight from upstate New York came down the Hudson to interchange at Berger Point .
Power provided was a pair of GP7s, one 0596 with dynamic breaks, the other 0598 without . They entered the turntable to be realigned for their way back north. They came long hood forward and will leaving the same after some servicing. They were turned together. The 100' foot turntable can handle the pair at one time.
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** About the GP&'s; They are Lionel bodies powered by Athearn GP drives. If my engines run even a little, they get put to work. No collection here. Just a trains I run, and some I want to run ( once fixed ).






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I is JEALOUS of your collecton, toptrain & your layout!
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i am not jealous i am envious ken
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** There is nothing to be jealous or envious about a old man's toys.
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The TF Railroader News.
Mothers Day addition.
Snoopy reporting.
A train is being made up to go back to the Wabash. New York Central power will be used to get to Chicago, to transfer, for this train.
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The TF Railroader News.
05-28-2013.
Snoopy reporting.
A X-C&O Allegany with shipped here for work to be done on it. The engine will be placed in a major work stall inside a roundhouse.
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The TF Railroader News.
06-21-2013
morning addition
Snoopy reporting.
As with everything, thing are always changing. Here at the Frankford Roundhouse Some foreign power is in house now being serviced. Some F3s and a high nose GP7. Home roads like the Santa Fe, Rock Island, Monon, New Haven, join a Lackawanna and New York Central F3s.
It is a busy day at Bergen Point.
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** " The Frankford Railfest of Articulated Locomotives ".

* Many large locomotives flock to Frankford Roundhouse for this event. A open house with many things going on. A day of trains.
frank

** First photo display tracks 1 to 5
1 PRR Q2 4-4-6-4
2 PRR HH1, 2-8-8-2,(1915 N&W copy for USRA 2-8-8-2).
3 N&W Y3b 2-8-8-2
4 B&0 EM-1 2-8-8-4
5 D&H Challenger 4-6-6-4



** Second photo, display tracks 3 to 7.
3- N&W Y3B 2-8-8-2
4 B&O EM-! 2-8-8-4
5 D&H Challenger 4-6-6-4
6 PRR T1 4-4-4-4
7 Clinchfield RR Challenger 4-6-6-4



** Third photo remaining tracks 5 to 11.




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hi snoopy,catford engineer here,hope the table base is strong,some nice weighty locos there,hope you have enough coal and oil to go around
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To Chief Engineer Catford Branch, PGW.
We here at the Frankford branch PGW are ready for anything concerning coal. Our large coaling tower will supply all our needs. Not to worry. Our only problem is there is only 1 PUB here. We may run out of Beer.
Frank

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snoopy,glad to hear that,we here at uk branch,have to import from russia since all our coal mines were shut in 80s,hard to keep the locos going due to increasing costs
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The TF Railroader News.
09-26-2013
Morning addition
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** Other photos of the roundhouse service area today.

frank

first photo of a PRR HH1 on display track 11 ( soon to be changed to a HC1 )



Second photo Same engine as the first with more of the tender showing. ( first 3 engines are Rivarossi Y6b locos ).



Third photo of the second locomotive, another PRR HH1. on display track 10.



fourth photo is A reworked locomotive. It is now a PRR class CC1. 0-8-8-0 pusher, and yard locomotive. on display track 9.



5th photo is a Union Pacific Big Boy. ( Rivarossi ) on display track 8.


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cool Big Boy #4005 Still exists in Denver,CO at the Forney Museum!
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The TF Railroader News
09-28-2013
morning addition
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** A look at the PRR Q2 duplex drive locomotive. It is on a display track #1, directly behind the PGW RR Bergen Point office building, at the Frankford engine facility. This locomotive has the look of a articulated drive 4-4-6-4, but in reality is a solid frame, 4-10-4 with additional cylinders added to incress power and smoothness of operation.
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edit : all photos for this series of Articulated locomotive displays have been edited to provide locomotive type, and railroad information, with reference to display track location.

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A CNJ K1 class 4-8-0c has arrived at the Frankford Roundhouse after a painting and lettering at the Saylorsburg Roundhouse. Its a heck of a Locomotive.
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A CNJ K1 class 4-8-0c has arrived at the Frankford Roundhouse after a painting and lettering at the Saylorsburg Roundhouse. Its a heck of a Locomotive.

Originally posted by toptrain - October 15 2013 :  6:36:52 PM



That locomotive looks like it has a lot of muscle Frank. Neat!

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A CNJ K1 class 4-8-0c has arrived at the Frankford Roundhouse after a painting and lettering at the Saylorsburg Roundhouse. Its a heck of a Locomotive.
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Originally posted by toptrain - October 15 2013 :  6:36:52 PM


It's a beauty, all right!
Does that tender have a water scoop under the middle? That's a whole lot of fuel bunker for the amount of water tank.

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Yes tom, As compared to other locos running in the 40s and 50s , a smaller engine. And yes it has a water scoop and it caries a lot of coal.
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The TF Railroader News
12-04-2013
morning addition
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Today I heard the whizzing sound of a European Electric locomotive. I tracked it down to find a Italian class E-636 045 slipping around a freight to couple up and run. The PGW never stops astounding me in its variety of locomotive power. Like it is a proving ground for the worlds locomotives. The PGW here at the Frankford branch and the Catford Branch across the pond is always testing locomotives in their search for the best.
Your on the spot reporter, Snoopy !




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Dear Snoopy, how did it whiz? I see no catenary. Maybe it runs via a "catenary fairy"?
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hi snoopy,catford here,i had that loco by lima ran quite well,but we decided overhead was not the way forward,as we prefer steam,ken
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hi snoopy,catford here,i had that loco by lima ran quite well,but we decided overhead was not the way forward,as we prefer steam,ken

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These are 2 I had in the past. They are gone now. Only the photos remain.
frank



And now my new it me ROCO E.646 electric.


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On my son steves layout. His pair and mine in a Babyface A-B-B-A.
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Originally posted by toptrain - March 24 2013 :  3:33:24 PM



Is there any make of diesel that Pennsy DIDN'T have?

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The TF Railroader News
02-21-2014
morning addition
Snoopy reporting
Well I have received a copy of a new PGW railway logo. It has not been accepted yet. It is in the concept stage at this time. I will publish it here to check response to it. It has been forwarded already to the Catford branch for evaluation. Here at the Graphic Design Dept. we has struggled with how to put a P,G,and W together in a presentable way on a logo. this one seems to work.

** Snoopy Photographer



Here is something else.


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hi frank love the second one with one change maybe railroad rather than railway,either is okay with me ken
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I like the second one better. Like the look of number one except it says GPW to me.
Number two...I might even omit the Railway or Railroad wordage altogether and make Pennsylvania Great Western larger/bolder. Good colors.

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good idea JNXT 7707 ,drop railway and make wording slightly bigger ken
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First logo looks right for 21st century.

The second one looks more like a railroad with some history behind it. It's the way logo design would have looked in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Let the goal drive the decision.

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cool Big Boy #4005 Still exists in Denver,CO at the Forney Museum!

Originally posted by microbusss - September 26 2013 :  12:09:39 PM

Yes! And they are restoring Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 which should be back in service by 2019 I think.

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The TF Railroader News
02-28-2014
afternoon addition
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* Today a group of cars were off loaded at the Johnston Ave docks. They were sent to Chief of Maintance, Toptrain. They were manufactured in the Kleinbahn Railway Works, Wien 1, Schottencing, Vienna, Austria. Shipping was handled by E Jaritz Export.

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nice wagons & I think the green car should go on the end since its technically a caboose or van
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It¬īs half a caboose and half a baggage car, normaly it runs first behind the loco! - Erich
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Wait a minute. Who made that Dry Ice car? I found that car at a show a month ago and I've been dying to find out who made it and when. I already had an Ambroid version of the outside-braced car that these cars replaced, now I have both kinds of Mathieson Dry Ice car, but I haven't been able to find any info on this model.
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The TF Railroader News.
Morning Addition.
Snoopy reporting.

* The Pennsylvania Great Western Railway facility here at Bergen Point has always been filled with interesting things going on. The roundhouse facilities here provide some of the best of railway engineering found anywhere. The equipment has always been varying, and interesting to view. With the large amount of work being done here, space is of a premium. Out in the north end of town the end of a siding is now being used for locomotive storage. Chef Engineer toptrain has informed me that these locomotives are there, awaiting roundhouse inside space for the rebuilding of these locomotives. Also possibly preparation for shipment to other PGW facilities, and other railroads.

* Seen here are three 2-4-2 Columbia types and a consolidation 2-8-0. Residents and travelers can easily access the area to see up close these steel, steam breathing, monsters of the rail.
Snoopy reporting.


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03-12-2014
Evening addition
Snoopy reporting

* A Reading 0-8-0 due to a breakdown in front of Bergen Point Station had to have its head end power replaced. A Lehigh Valley Mikado was sent. Power was switched and the freight continued on. The train is made of all early Mantua built cars including the caboose. They and the original Reading loco were of all metal construction with the freight cars having printed embossed paper sides. Standard from Mantua in the 1940s into the mid-1950s.

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* The Mikado moves over changing tracks, and the train is on its way.



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hi frank,great rake,looks great altogether ken
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Do I see an Erie gondola? My dad had one of those that he passed on to me to play with, it survived many years but not quite all the way - don't know what happened to it. It had heavy/stiff cardboard sides.
Nice train with all that old Mantua stuff.

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* The sides were stiff because of the metal backing the paper up.
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* The sides were stiff because of the metal backing the paper up.
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OK - yes that makes sense, my memory was seeing those paper sides getting frayed and it seemed to me it was all paper. Was a LONG time ago.

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The TF Railroader News
March 12 2014
Evening edition
Richard reporting
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Good evening, this is Richard reporting for the first time. I am a new employee
to this company whose first pictures are of Western Maryland #763 returning
from light work done at Bergen Point NJ. The crew at Frankford roundhouse
did a great job of repairing her braking system.
#763 passing some track workers at the Narrows near Cumberland MD.
Crew stopping for supper at KFC in Cumberland MD.
After turning on the wye, crew picks up workers and retires for the night.

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