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THE GREAT TRAIN THREAD!!..

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I have A C Gilbert's autobiography, The Man Who Lives In Paradise. An interesting story about a very interesting man. His Atomic Energy toy had a working Geiger counter and real radioactive material in it... I have a 1941 No. 7 1/2 Erector Set and a 1954 No. 6 1/2. The older set was heavily played with, the newer is pretty mint.
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Another pic of the west end of the Milwaukee's Taunton siding. Taken from the shadow of the power station, the lawn to the left was for the operators bungalows.
I would say this was late 60s or early 70s when the overhead was still in operation. Sure seems to be a lot of loose spikes too.
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March 1980, a BN F45 entering Wenatchee wa. Running long hood forward, notice the engineer running from the rear SD 40. The train had an SD 40 on point that had to be removed 30 miles earlier because of a blown traction motor. They picked up a proper lead engine in the yard.
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