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Southern Pacific S.F. Bay Area Slide Show.

Unread postby Ericmopar » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29 am

If you want to see where I spent my youth, pause play at 8:14. I spent many an hour with my friends at Hayward's Hunt's cannery terminal.
Right after that is the location where me and my friends ate tons of pizza and beer at Niles Tower. *!greengrin!*

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Re: Southern Pacific S.F. Bay Area Slide Show.

Unread postby _o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:35 am

Nice slideshow.

Just look at all that SP power with its headlight clusters, even the small SW's had them.

Lots of ' Cadillac's ' in service still.

What kind of engine was that ugly looking 7030?

What ever became of the testing of those SCL U36B road slug combinations? Weren't these pulled off the Florida potash trains?

On the other hand, lots of operational mishaps it seems, and quite a lot of dirty, unmaintained units. Was SP already in decline?
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Re: Southern Pacific S.F. Bay Area Slide Show.

Unread postby g_nash » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:41 pm

_o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha wrote:What kind of engine was that ugly looking 7030?


MK Innovation !!*ok*!! *!lol!*

Got to give them credit though, they were never afraid to try different ideas. The Utah 5000s are a neat looking loco imho.
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Unread postby PapaXpress » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:55 pm

You just want to make me cry.
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Re: Southern Pacific S.F. Bay Area Slide Show.

Unread postby Ericmopar » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:02 am

PapaXpress wrote:You just want to make me cry.


Yeah...
For me, this slideshow quite literally hit home.
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Re: Southern Pacific S.F. Bay Area Slide Show.

Unread postby _o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:55 am

Ericmopar wrote:
PapaXpress wrote:You just want to make me cry.


Yeah...
For me, this slideshow quite literally hit home.


There is lots more of nostalgic video from that guy.

Seeing these photos also shows how much detail we are missing on our SP models. There isn't even that signature bay window caboose with the wagon wheel antenna.
There is probably still so much love left for Southern Pacific to make commercial DLC worthwhile.

RE superdetailing H0 models: I haven't been involved in model railroading for more than 20 years now. I suspect with the current 3D printers, creating a super detailed scale model isn't that difficult anymore. No expensive lost wax castings needed ...
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