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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:15 pm 
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John,

Was the lighting just that perfect? Or was the photographer?

The color looks like Kodachrome film. Excellent shots

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John wrote:
Hey Greg, or anyone else over that way who's interested, there's a trip in North Jersey that I'd be interested in bringing my car out for:

June 27 - 28 2009
New York Susquehanna & Western Railway, Southern Division

The Volunteer Railroaders Association is pleased to sponsor a 2-day run over the NYS&W Southern Division June 27th and 28th, 2009. On Saturday the participants will travel approximately 100 round-trip miles between Riverdale , NJ and Warwick , NY . On Sunday we will run approximately 60 round-trip miles between Riverdale , NJ and North Bergen , NJ .

Lemme know if anyone wants to go!

John

i will be there with my brother,looking foward to the trip was nice last year.gonna bring our little gas grill along this time to heat up some bbq for lunch. :)


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John wrote:
Lycoming Valley Railroad NARCOA ride this Saturday-80 mile round trip with a tour of the Penn College Aviation school in Montoursville. Leaves from Williamsport at 8:30am.

http://www.narcoa.org/excursions/excursions.html

http://www.pct.edu/schools/TT/aviation/

Anyone interested?

that was a nice trip, my daughter liked your dog that was with you guys.


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Doug, the weather was perfect. And what can I say, I use a Sony camera-they only take excellent pictures!! Seriously, though, all I did was resize!

Yeah, that was a nice trip, PM ....so who are you, PM 1156? Reveal yourself!!

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A few pictures from the Union County Industrial Railroad ride last Sunday.... it was a short one, only 20 miles or so, round trip, but it was great to ride through one of my favorite towns, Lewisburg. We only had 12 cars out so things kept moving right along at a nice leisurely pace. This was old Reading trackage between White Deer and Winfield, with a short side trip to Milton. We started just south of where we turned around on the day before in Montgomery.

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crossing the West Branch from an island over to Milton

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the tracks south of Lewisburg

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and what ride would be complete without a little excitement?... I managed to get the truck stuck in some mud that was disguised as grass while turning around (trailers are no good in the mud....). I had to get the North Shore RR hy-rail truck to pull my truck + trailer out!! The operation left some huge ruts and the Sheffield got peppered pretty bad with mud...... it looks like I took it 4-wheelin!!

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i was the guy with the little blue fairmont m9 with a pointed cab


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Hi Mark. Welcome to the forum!

So, I went back and looked through my pictures-I don't know exactly which Fairmont model is which-did you have that really old Pere Marquette Fairmont? or was it the newer blue one with the black/silver striping?

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yes the pere marquette m9 was mine,it is from the early 40s and has been totally rebuilt from the ground up and runs like a champ.the only thing i dont like about it is,that it does not have any suspension just a solid mount axle.will definately hurt your back if you are on rough track!
i have been a member on here since feb,but have never posted.i am on nepacrossroads alot.
here is the steam loco i gets to play with when i am not running my fairmont.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA8smIJ3ObA


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That is sweet!

Now I'm seriously jealous. That is a nice engine. Big enough to have decent power and small enough to run on branch lines.

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what happened to ya john this thread was going good for awhile?


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johns busy hanging out out here in the anthracite 8)

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ok, i'm back after a couple thousand miles of traveling and sailing and fishing and repairing arms and watching the STOL do its thing....

so, Mark, that really sweet M9 is yours? that's the first Fairmont that I've actually wanted. that car is beautiful!! can you post a picture?

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thats right! the ol stol did pretty well yesterday!

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John wrote:
ok, i'm back after a couple thousand miles of traveling and sailing and fishing and repairing arms and watching the STOL do its thing....

so, Mark, that really sweet M9 is yours? that's the first Fairmont that I've actually wanted. that car is beautiful!! can you post a picture?

John

i havent figured out how to do that on this site.i can definately email you one.


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