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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2018, 07:08:33 pm »
Hi Andy

The Burger restaurant came out really nice!!
As you said, it has a feeling of Ma & Pa own local yummy Burger place.
I would order a bowl of chili there.
Fantastically built, Andy.
Two thumbs up!!

The locomotive is nice too!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2018, 01:34:17 pm »
Nice work on the restaurant, and I do like all the little back stories you come up with, nothing like a good imagination to justify running trains  ;) :thumbsup:

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2018, 02:46:53 pm »
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I do like all the little back stories you come up with, nothing like a good imagination to justify running trains  ;) :thumbsup:
 

I totally agree. A story makes more fun and  personal.
I think Andy is an expert on that!
A bowl of chilli please!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2018, 04:52:47 pm »
Chester wants to know if that was one bowl of chilli, or two, Dats?

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2018, 08:24:15 pm »
Well, I didn't think I was going to be able to score one of these, since they sold out within days of going on sale, but ebay came up trumps!  It's a Fox Valley Models GEVO in the fantasy CSX "Chessie" Heritage scheme.  I managed to get it for slightly less than Recommended Retail Price from Trainz in Buford, Georgia.

As usual, the 6 pin decoder fits in very easily, and the loco moves very smoothly, although it will of course benefit from running in.

I am amazed to be able to get this one.  It really is quite a rare find already, and was only released a few short weeks ago!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2018, 09:06:09 pm »
Fantastic acquisition, Andy.
The colour of this loco really stands out!
I can see why it will be sold out as soon as they hit the stores.
When I see Chessie locos, I always wonder about the sleeping cat logo.
Do you know why sleeping cat?
I can't even guess it.  :confused2:

I love the engine facility behind the loco!!  :heart2:

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2018, 09:19:46 pm »
Thanks Dats

I am afraid I don't know the origin behind Chessie the Sleeping Kitten, but I bet someone more knowledgeable than me knows!

Yes, that new loco facility behind the loco is going to be nice.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2018, 10:11:46 pm »

I am afraid I don't know the origin behind Chessie the Sleeping Kitten

Andy
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Hi Andy and Dats,  "Chessie" The railroad kitten was the original trade mark of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway. 
The advertising slogan for their passenger trains was "Sleep like a kitten"
Here is the photo used in the ads:



Originally the cat in the ad did not have a name. The ad became very popular with passengers wanted to know the name of the cat. The name Chessie was invented as
a play on the railroad name Chesapeake.

When the C&O and B&O merged, the new corporate name became The Chessie System and the "C" in Chessie had the reverse image of "Chessie the railroad kitten"



Others referred to the "C" in Chessie as "The broken dish" logo.  :smiley-laughing:

That is a very nice looking locomotive Andy  :thumbsup: 

I had thought about getting the Fox Valley CSX P&LE Fantasy Heritage
 


Being the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie is a home town railroad, but the locomotive is far to new for my era.




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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2018, 10:38:55 pm »
Hi again Andy and Rich

I'm learning a lot! Thank you for the info, Rich!
Good thing that they came up with a little cute kitten instead of a pig.
Nobody would ride a passenger train with a sleeping pig!
(If I was a logo development employee of the railroad, I certainly came up with a pig and get fired immediately.)
The kitten picture surely makes me sleepy.
The P&LE engine looks great! Are you sure you don't want to add it to your collection?

Andy, I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of the engine house modelling.
It would be nice to see heritage units operating in and out of the facility.
Please keep me updated, Andy!

Dats


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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2018, 11:51:56 pm »
Thanks for the info on the Chessie logo, Rich

The logo always seemed somewhat cat-like to me, but there are various takes on this. It could be a cat with a long tongue hanging out, or it could be a side view of Felix the cat shouting at someone. The photo of the kitten shows the truth though.

Dats, piglets can be cute too and pigs are supposed to be very smart. Though, a pig logo might be better reserved for a railroad with a pink colour scheme.

Webbo
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2018, 08:11:04 am »
Good thing that they came up with a little cute kitten instead of a pig.
Nobody would ride a passenger train with a sleeping pig!
(If I was a logo development employee of the railroad, I certainly came up with a pig and get fired immediately.)

Or you could be the boss of C&O and come up with a pig as an idea for a classic ad! :)



(Story: https://kcjonesblog.com/2014/06/17/robert-r-young-hog-ad/)



It's a Fox Valley Models GEVO in the fantasy CSX "Chessie" Heritage scheme.




That's a great looking loco! Does "fantasy heritage scheme" mean that this does not really exist?

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2018, 08:21:25 am »
Thanks for the information Rich!  I can see why the C & O would use that logo and catchphrase during the passenger hauling years.

Unfortunately, CSX has not produced any "real" Heritage liveried locos, in the same way UP and NS have.  However, Fox Valley have released some "What if" or "Fantasy" ones which really are very nice, and also includes that great looking loco at the bottom of Rich's post.  Obviously thirty years ago, it was possible to see locos in the Chessie livery, but they would all have been the older types of diesels of the time ie SD40s etc. 

I have the Seaboard System loco as well, which Fox Valley have released in the same "fantasy" series.




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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2018, 08:24:45 am »

That's a great looking loco! Does "fantasy heritage scheme" mean that this does not really exist?

Unlike NS, who have actually gone ahead and repainted locos into "heritage" colour schemes, I think the CSX contribution so far has been to stick some small logos for predecessor railroads on the cabsides of a handful of locomotives.
Presumably enables them to retain their intellectual property rights to those names and that's about it.

However, with the recent changes at the top at CSX, they may eventually work out that painting some locos up might gain some worthwhile publicity. Thats certainly been the case with the NS ones.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 03, 2018, 11:40:02 pm »

Dats, piglets can be cute too and pigs are supposed to be very smart. Though, a pig logo might be better reserved for a railroad with a pink colour scheme.

Webbo


I'm surprised Dats did not know this one. The Southern Pacific's piggyback service was known as "The Golden Pig Service"




The above is a prototype photo of a 45' semi box trailer on a Trailer Train 89' flatcar. Entire trains made up of TOFC and COFC cars were known as Pig trains.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2018, 11:56:47 pm »
Hi Rich

Thank you very much for the picture.
I totally forgot about it.
I even have the model.
I thought a short pig train is sad looking so I put them back into the box and forgot about it.


Sorry for invading your thread, Andy.
But a pig and I are sharing same body contour so I had to respond to this.  :heart:

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