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Mar 29, 2022

Trolley picture of the day

A northbound train led by a Type 1 at Clinton & 12th

A (coming up on 40 years old and still humming along!) Bombardier/BN “Type 1” car leads a northbound train into Clinton & 12th station.

Mar 26, 2022

Railroad drawing of the day

ORRC 1980
Based on profiles drawn by Joshua Moldover @ The Railroad Paint Shop and yours truly @ my dining room table

Answering the question “what would have happened if CPR hadn’t dieselised the CPER in the early 1960s?”; eventually the CPR would get tired of all the duplicate lines and start abandoning the old interurbans, at which point a shortline operator jumped in and bought them (only to be absorbed into a new regional (Canada Southern’s line from Niagara Falls to Windsor)) which was later grabbed by the LT&L during the PV&T’s second round of acquisitions.

1980 (the last motor built – by the CPR shops – for the Grand River after CPR decided to keep the wire up on switching districts, and still in use because the energy crisis of the 1970s put the fear of G-d into the central office) was transferred from the GRR to the LE&N during the process of divesting/abandoning these lines, and was renumbered to 1980 to commemorate the year when the ORRC’s founders decided to try and buy the old radials before the CPR could tear down the wires and abandon them.

Mar 25, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

White beans & mite

A little evening snack

Out on the line

Stretching my rides back to more reasonable distances

Going out for a (slightly) longer ride this afternoon.

Mar 24, 2022


PAT PCC #1730 -- the Mod Desire trolley -- at Castle Shannon(?)

PAT PCC #1730 – wearing the best trolley paint scheme ever – coming down the ramp at Overbrook Junction in the early 1970s.

Mar 18, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Mavis & Mite

Dust Mite & Mavis are cozy

Mar 12, 2022

Alco photo of the day

Milw RSD-5 #573 sits by the North La Crosse roundhouse

But not an rsc-2m this time; 573 is a rsd-5, but it’s really nicely posed in front of the North La Crosse roundhouse, so it’s a perfectly cromulent image to post.

Mar 11, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

archival mite

Archiving some rsc-2m (and C-628) slides

Mar 04, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Muffin Mite

The muffin thief


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