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General Discussion / Re: A couple of good cnw pics from the low line
« Last post by TBurke on March 27, 2017, 09:24:56 PM »
Great catch.  Is there another link?  That one just shows one photo.

Interesting array of tracks that would have required some backup moves and careful spotting. 

I am guess in the date is the early 1980s.  Railroad service was cut back to west of Lower Michigan Avenue by 1984.  Mazda moved to square headlamps on the 323 in 1980 which that Mazda 323 has in the photo.  It's the third car back in the line of cars on the left. 

I wonder if the crew left the train to find the owners of those cars blocking the spur to the Tribune's loading dock and printing press at Tribune Tower? 
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General Discussion / Re: "Chicago:America's Railroad Capital" Trains Special 2017
« Last post by Reinhard on March 23, 2017, 05:45:04 PM »
Thanks for the pointer. Got it online 5 minutes ago and will read it tonight.
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General Discussion / Re: Meanwhile, previously in a small German town
« Last post by themats on March 23, 2017, 10:00:27 AM »
Germany, Switzerland...  Whatever.  RIIIIIIIIIICOLA!

Chrome did a tolerable auto translation of the page.
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General Discussion / Re: Meanwhile, previously in a small German town
« Last post by TBurke on March 22, 2017, 07:30:29 PM »
Mike-

It's in Switzerland.  Der Schweiz is German for Switzerland.

Interesting find which I bookmarked.  I can read German so I will enjoy getting more into it. 

Tom
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General Discussion / Meanwhile, previously in a small German town
« Last post by themats on March 22, 2017, 12:43:11 PM »
If you're looking for an interesting little industrial railroad that had street running, I found this in Germany:

http://www.eingestellte-bahnen.ch/2053955/2054655.html

Enjoy!

Mike Murray
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General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Last post by haggar on March 11, 2017, 01:26:54 AM »
Good to have you here Reinhard. Great modeling! I hope to build a CNW/MILW Chicago layout someday.
Joe
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General Discussion / Re: OpenRailwayMap
« Last post by TBurke on March 05, 2017, 02:04:53 PM »
That's a good find.  I like the way it shows abandoned railroad lines and spurs also.
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General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Last post by Reinhard on March 05, 2017, 12:51:22 PM »
I had a small H0m layout prior to my US layouts. There is still some steam and diesel stuff hidden in my cabinets. The steam models were mostly kits from Weinert and cost a fortune but I am not the right guy to get them perfect. The small radius possible with narrow gauge and the small engines and cars are a great advantage in limited space.
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General Discussion / OpenRailwayMap
« Last post by Jsu on March 05, 2017, 02:12:41 AM »
I found this though a facebook group, it's an edit-able railway map much in the way wikipedia is.  Finding it very useful and accurate, (probably because railfans are not the kind of people who grief each other to my knowledge.)
http://www.openrailwaymap.org/
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