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Date: 02/17/21 16:30
Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: Drone_Pilot_Mike

NW 171 at Mullens VW in 1973 ,  taken during a stopover while riding the farewell to the trainmasters excursion by my friend RE Allison.

Date: 02/17/21 17:50
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: stevelv

Great shot.  Just another day on the job for the railroaders.  You captured the human side with classic power.

Date: 02/17/21 17:54
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: refarkas

RE Allison caught a great historic scene.

Date: 02/17/21 19:41
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: Gonut1

Wow, what a contrast. Big brute of a diesel and dainty window awnings over Jalousie Windows. The Train Master has been my all time favorite diesel, since I received a Reading postcard with a picture on the front and specs on the back. I consider it a travesty that they were all scrapped or turned into slugs. I have a young son who is enamered with the Pennsy T-1 reproducution being built. I really hope they manage to get one built and working. That was without a doubt my favorite steam engine behind the almost common B&A or Nickle Plate Berkshire. Funny how all this goes around and comes around. The closest I ever came to a T-1 were the HO models sold by Penn Line back in the Fifties and Sixties.

Date: 02/17/21 22:18
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: Pumbaamd

Growing up in Lansdale PA in the 50's-60's was fortunate to see RDG/CNJ Trainmasters in passenger service. They were always a big favorite.

Date: 02/18/21 08:59
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: RRBaron

"Gimme that old time railroading...Amen"

Date: 02/18/21 09:21
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: wabash2800

That's a great photo. I would love to hear the sound of the opposed piston engine perhaps in a video at the same time.

Victor A. Baird

Date: 02/18/21 10:50
Re: Gritty vintage shop scene
Author: bigsavage

This FM ad is from the 9/1953 issue of Nation's Business magazine.
The location, should be familiar to fans of 2 Eastern railroads, although a little artistic license has been added.
Neither one ultimately bought Trainmasters.

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