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Very interesting.

For a minute the I thought that the second picture was of a railcar. Alas, just the angle.....!
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The reason I said early 30's is that I had a fellow from a local trolley museum look at the photos and he said they were taken on a line in Rochester, NY that closed in the early 30's.

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Like I said hard to tell, but the one car looks like it could be a 33-34 so would be about the right period if it was new at the time.
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The reason I said early 30's is that I had a fellow from a local trolley museum look at the photos and he said they were taken on a line in Rochester, NY that closed in the early 30's.

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Yup, definitely Rochester. I'd have to look at my copy of "94 Years of Rochester Railways" to see exactly when the Lake Avenue line stopped running, but early 30's sounds right to me too. BTW, the southwest corner of Lake and Denise is still a gas station today, with a bank I used to cash paychecks at on the northwest corner.

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Electric loco's

The last picture I posted was of a diesel, but under catenaries. Here is a picture of 3 electric locos.

These are 3 freight locomotives, pictured out in the country awaiting a crew change.

The actual locos were first built in 1969, which makes them now nearly 50 years old. They have refurbed over the years, but this has not changed their appearance. For electric locos, and their age, these are powerful units
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Noticed the 1st photo was diesel, figured they must run a mixture.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:23 AM
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In the old days electric was very much the thing - huge coal reserves and cheap electricity.

Today the infrastructure is falling apart, catenaries get stolen along with railway lines, and electricity is incredibly expensive and in very short supply - regular power outages.

So there is a trend towards towards more diesels, especially away from major centres.

Steam is gone except for one private industrial site - this will cease this year. Probably a thousand steam locos have been cut in the last few years - short sited as many were unique and irreplaceable, or could have provided spares for the few preservation units remaining.
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Some scenery and a freight train. Takes some horse power to pull one like this.









and a bit of crossing hardware...

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Old 05-21-2016, 11:35 PM
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Ken,

Those shots are great! Especially as they look like like what I imagine trains in that part in the world to look like and you have the Centennials in the shot as well! You know what I mean!

The countryside is stunning too. You are lucky to be able to experience that.

Two different trains?

The crossing photo is of interest as well. nicely maintained. Incidentally, if it was here it would not exist - everything metal gets stolen, so the fittings, cabinet doors and so on would have gone, along with the crash barrier rails alongside the road (the first things to go).
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Something that may interest some of you - in one of of my earlier posts....

http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/537561-post4.html

....I forgot to mention that the Type 43 locos in the post are American General Electric type C30ACi diesel-electric locos designed and built for "Cape" gauge (4 foot 8.5 inches).

About 200 have been built for South African use, but given the gauge there are good prod\spects for sales into Central Africa where similar gauges are used, and in fact 10 have now been ordered by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (Moçambique Railways).
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