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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Well, the new EMD is pumping out locomotives pretty quick to MRL. Here is another link to 5 new ones from the factory in primer waiting to be moved west.

A personal plea. Please help those who are in great need due to Katrina's warth.


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

If you thought Trainfest 2004 was huge, just wait until 2006. While surfing, I found some information about NRHS having it national convention here in Ohio on the Ohio Central Rail Road. Now how cool is that? Can you just image all the passenger cars coming from both coast to Ohio for the big event? Train rides for all, everywhere! People are already wondering what steam engines will be running in time for the event, what special diesels will pull domes, so on. I will keep all posted as soon as I know more.

Here are some pictures of the Ohio Central Trainfest 2004 and locomotives.

I will share more thoughts soon on this subject.


Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

A couple of weekends ago, I set out on a quest to find the Ohio Central Railroad in action. Well, I did not find any action, but a lot of stored locomotives and cars. http://www.clevelandtrains.net/ngallery/albums/9.aspx

I was excited to come across this finding. Among the beast at rest was two ex Amtrak F40's. I have more pictures of them than anything else that was there. A couple of steam locomotives sat in the weeds hoping for the OC to give them some much TLC. Maybe for the next Trainfest, these steam locomotives will be up and running. One locomotive, an old Milwaukee Road 82C was resting (or should I say rusting) away. I did a Google Search to see what I could find out about this unit. Built in 11/1951, frame number 15212, worked for the road until 5/1980. From there I only found that it went to Mad River and NKP Historical Society which is located in Bellevue Ohio. I wonder what the OC have planned for this unit if anything other than parts then scrap. Here are two links to sites that have stories about the Milwauke road.



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Monday, August 01, 2005

Finally, the long wait is over. For the past week, the forums boards at Railroadforums and Trainorders have been full of topics pretaining to the new heritage locomotives from Union Pacific Railroad. There are threads with pictures of the units. Here is a link to UP's site with their offical pictures. http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/railroad/2005/0730_heritage.shtml

Enjoy the pictures.