Sunday, August 10, 2014

Vacation Miscellany

And a few more pictures from our recent wanderings, in case you're bored:

The Flying Yankee inside its cocoon at the Hobo Railroad.  We got there late in the day and there was no one to show us around.

It would be interesting to know what the cost and expected lifetime of a structure like this might be.

How to improve an RDC.  It's too bad the North Western never thought of this. 

Typical IRM board meeting.

While we were in Minneapolis visiting friends, I didn't have much time for railfanning.  But we did ride the new light-rail Green Line to St. Paul.

Another old friend.


Tony Gura said...

The RDC car is one of the two cab control cars from the New Haven "Roger Williams" train that was acquired by Patrick McGinnis along with a Talgo built by ACF and a very similar train built by Pullman Standard for service between New York City and Boston but this is the only one of the three that lasted more than a year in service.

Tony Gura

Chris said...

The heavy duty versions of those tents seem to last a long time at places that never take them down. They might be good for setting up over service repair tracks or for paint spraying rolling stock.