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Date: 02/03/13 10:29
Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: msharps

Yesterday was a work/play day at Railtown 1897 which afforded a rare view of the roundhouse complex with all of the locomotives backed out of the stalls. Pictured here are steam locomotives #3, #28, #34, #2; Caboose #7, and Hetch Hetchy railcar #19 on the turntable. February 2, 2013.

1) Roundhouse complex
2) Locomotives
3) Empty roundhouse








Date: 02/03/13 10:30
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: msharps

Black & White








Date: 02/03/13 10:40
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: LoggerHogger

Good shots. Where did they move Pickering Lumber Shay #7?

Martin



Date: 02/03/13 10:44
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: speeder3

Those are great pics! Not very often you get to view the entire inside of the roundhouse in one shot. Very, very cool. I really miss that place!

Brian Wise



Date: 02/03/13 10:47
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: Frisco1522

Roundhouses are neat places and I miss being able to roam around the Frisco and MP roundhouses here in St Louis before the dizmals ruined everything.



Date: 02/03/13 11:14
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: msharps

LoggerHogger Wrote:
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> Good shots. Where did they move Pickering Lumber
> Shay #7?
>
> Martin

Here's a wider shot that reveals Pickering #7.




Date: 02/03/13 11:59
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: speeder3

msharps Wrote:
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> LoggerHogger Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good shots. Where did they move Pickering
> Lumber
> > Shay #7?
> >
> > Martin
>
> Here's a wider shot that reveals Pickering #7.

I sure wish that something could be done with the old girl. All that hard work for nothing...

Brian



Date: 02/03/13 12:20
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: Consol

Agree with Brian. Somebody help the old lady!
She deserves better!



Date: 02/03/13 14:15
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: LoggerHogger

Thanks for the wider shot showing PLC #7 on the deadline. This was the same spot that Sierra Ry #3 waited for her first restoration that occurred in 1948. Let's hope that this track gives PLC #7 the same "luck" and she will be restored again.

Martin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/13 14:19 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 02/03/13 16:35
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: msharps

LoggerHogger Wrote:
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> Thanks for the wider shot showing PLC #7 on the
> deadline. This was the same spot that Sierra Ry
> #3 waited for her first restoration that occurred
> in 1948. Let's hope that this track gives PLC #7
> the same "luck" and she will be restored again.
>
> Martin


Great photo, Martin. Thanks for sharing!



Date: 02/03/13 19:32
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: atsf121

Wow those are some great photos. As a kid I had a train calendar my favorite picture was of the Jamestown roundhouse. It was probably around the time I rode it as a kid. Have stopped by a few times since, but need to get back there again. It and the Nevada Northern have the best "railroad" feel to them of the places I've been.

Nathan

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Date: 02/04/13 14:52
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: YG

These are great shots. You must have had your "people filter" in the ON position. Thanks for this!

Steve Mitchell
http://www.yardgoatimages.com



Date: 02/04/13 15:17
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: msharps

YG Wrote:
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> These are great shots. You must have had your
> "people filter" in the ON position. Thanks for
> this!
>
> Steve Mitchell
> http://www.yardgoatimages.com


It only took a couple minutes to clear the scene of people for the shot. Fortunately, they were very cooperative.

Here's a pullback view showing the lift used to get the first shot.






Date: 02/04/13 17:29
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: shavano

Does anybody know what the story is on the boxcar/campcar in the last picture? It looks like a good stiff breeze, if it didn't just blow through it, would blow it over. What can they do with a car in that state?



Date: 02/05/13 07:47
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: speeder3

Just a guess, but I think that particular car was built for movie service using an ex-Pickering Lumber flat car. It looks like there are stake pockets along the side frame.

Brian



Date: 10/10/13 20:50
Re: Rare view of Railtown roundhouse
Author: Railtown1897SHP

Brian is correct-- that car was augmented for movie service. We attempt to preserve it in that condition, but are challenged by the local kids and the ephemeral construction methods intended for short-term movie service.



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