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Author Topic: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad  (Read 5677 times)

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #90 on: February 06, 2020, 10:09:01 PM »
Ok Rich.
the time is ripe!
Please please make a detailed tour of your layout video.   :admiration:
It must be at least 30 minutes long please.  :admiration: :admiration: :admiration:
I need to see it Rich!
Please please please. :admiration:

Dats
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  :drool: Dats  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMwG2GNX3Va9AFLRaNH5xw

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What story does your photos tell?
« Reply #91 on: February 06, 2020, 11:52:20 PM »
Ok Rich.
the time is ripe!
Please please make a detailed tour of your layout video.   :admiration:

Dats

How about this instead:

What story does your photos tell?

On first inspection of the first photo we see late 60's automobiles and trucks and a early 70's pickup truck in the parking lot, giving us the impression the era is the early 1970's. Next we notice Penn Central rolling stock confirming we are in the Penn Central era, Feb. 1968 to April 1976.



Next our attention is turned to the locomotive and caboose which bare the road names Norfolk & Western, which would indicate the current owners of the line.

But looking closer we see the caboose and locomotive have another story to tell. The locomotive number 1301, was originally ordered from EMD in 1964 by the Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway and was to be numbered 101. We also notice the caboose road number is 500832. When the N&W leased the P&WV for 99 years in Oct. 1964, they added a 500 prefix to the P&WV caboose road numbers.




The stories these photos tell us, this is the former Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway now owned by the Norfolk & Western Railway 8 years after the railway was leased.

What will the future of this line be? Only time will tell.





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Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2020, 11:32:10 PM »
On the Long Valley Branch, New meets Old at Long Valley.
In 1977 the P&LE purchased six GP38-2's numbered 2051 to 2056.
In 1985 the P&LE became part of a three way transaction with Conrail and the Union Pacific.
Conrail started the transaction by selling 17 GP38's to the Union Pacific.
The UP then traded those GP38's for 15 P&LE MP15DC's.
On the P&LE the ex-Conrail GP38's were given the road numbers 2025 to 2041.






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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #93 on: February 21, 2020, 07:16:45 PM »
Hi Rich

I know I've mentioned it elsewhere, but I really like those P LE locos!  It's a livery which is similar to one I always loved, that belonging to the Rio Grande Railroad!  Please don't weather these locos!

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2020, 02:29:40 PM »
Hi Rich

I know I've mentioned it elsewhere, but I really like those P LE locos!  It's a livery which is similar to one I always loved, that belonging to the Rio Grande Railroad!  Please don't weather these locos!

Andy
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Hi Andy,
    You don't have to worry about weathering, the labors on my railroad work over-time to keep all of the railroad equipment looking fresh and new  :D

Here's a little extra information for those who do not know, the P&LE (Pittsburgh & Lake Erie) was an actual railroad. The line was purchased by CSX in the late 1990's.

This is the training film shown to all new hires on the P&LE railroad.



My one buddy who was a brakeman for the P&LE, actually viewed this training film sitting in the "Please" (PLE All Safe Employees) training car, the very car Henry Allen is standing in front of while doing the intro for this video.

I have a copy of this film, but this version on YouTube is not mine, I'm just using it under the fair use rules.




« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 02:40:25 PM by Rich_S, Reason: Added additional information »
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2020, 04:18:27 PM »
Thanks for this Rich!

Incidentally, John Gas and Muris Welder are two of my favourite actors.

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2020, 05:04:23 PM »
Thanks for this Rich!

Incidentally, John Gas and Muris Welder are two of my favourite actors.

Andy
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 :scowl:

 :hmmm:   Andy, I think that reads "John Muris" and is occupation on the railroad is a "Gas Welder"  ;)
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #97 on: February 24, 2020, 09:15:22 AM »
I'm sure Muris Welder was in "Unstoppable"....

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #98 on: February 24, 2020, 05:28:52 PM »
I'm sure Muris Welder was in "Unstoppable"....

Andy
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 :hmmm:  Andy, are you pulling my leg??? I can't find that name in the list of characters for the movie Unstoppable? I can tell you as a railroad employee, there were many things in that movie that were completely false.  There were fewer factual events in that movie verses false events. For those who don't know, the movie was based on an actual event that happened on CSX in Ohio. 

I do own the movie on DVD and as an action adventure it's not a bad movie, but less than a minute into the movie you enter into fantasy land  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #99 on: February 25, 2020, 07:59:08 AM »
Oh Rich, of course I'm pulling your leg Mate!

I also know the true story behind Crazy 8s!  I like the film a lot though!

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #100 on: March 11, 2020, 04:49:49 PM »
Breaking News for this 11th day of March 2020.

Work continues on the Midland yard office. The yard office staff and crews are now able to use the building as the finishing touches are applied.




The crews are thankful for the progress on the office since this photo's been taken.




Now back to our regularly scheduled programming ....  :bounce:
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #101 on: March 11, 2020, 07:08:53 PM »
It's a week for yard offices Rich!  I finished mine just yesterday, and will be putting it into its rightful place this week!

Paintwork was not finished at this point, and the windows had to be glazed.

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #102 on: March 11, 2020, 07:13:05 PM »
It's a week for yard offices Rich!  I finished mine just yesterday, and will be putting it into its rightful place this week!

Paintwork was not finished at this point, and the windows had to be glazed.

Andy
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Hi Andy, Very nice yard office  :thumbsup:  I still need to add the glazing to my windows as well, plus the handrails for the step and the lights over the doors.

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #103 on: March 12, 2020, 05:31:30 PM »
Hi Rich

Another new building done for the layout today.  It's a Mom and Pop style pizza place.  I am not going to show you a photo here, but rather will put it in my next video.  It was a kit I won at the NMRA AGM in Derby in 2018, but I never got round to building it until now.

Andy
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Re: Introducing the Long Valley Industrial Railroad
« Reply #104 on: March 12, 2020, 06:21:30 PM »
Hi Rich

Another new building done for the layout today.  It's a Mom and Pop style pizza place.  I am not going to show you a photo here, but rather will put it in my next video.  It was a kit I won at the NMRA AGM in Derby in 2018, but I never got round to building it until now.

Andy
UK

Hi Andy, If you need a couple of names for your new Mom and Pop pizza place, here are two of our favorite pizza places in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Franks Pizzeria




The Original "Police Station" Pizza House
 


Funny story on the second Mom and Pop Pizzeria in Ambridge. The name was originally was "The Original Pizza House" but because they are located right next door to the original Ambridge Police Station, people started calling the place "Police Station Pizza". So the owners kind of adopted the name "The Original Police Station Pizza House"

Both of the above Mom & Pop Pizzeria's do not have any dining tables. You walk in, place your order at the counter, pay and leave with a box of Pizza with your chosen toppings.
Franks only makes thin crust pizza and The Original Pizza House only makes thick crust. You can purchase your pizza by the slice or a whole pie.
Franks Pizza is a traditional round pie and The Original Pizza House pizza is a rectangular 8 cut per box pizza.   
Cheers,
Rich S.

 

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