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Another good looking display.

Any way we can cajole you into restarting your YouTube account so we get video :)
 

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Love those EF-3s doing their thing....pulling heavy freight.

You run with the pans up...you must have good clearances.

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Another good looking display.

Any way we can cajole you into restarting your YouTube account so we get video :)
I will check out my YouTube account. I know there is approx 50 videos of older S&Y RR layouts under the Seayakbill account. Since I have not used it for years, not sure if I could even post to it anymore.

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Love those EF-3s doing their thing....pulling heavy freight.

You run with the pans up...you must have good clearances.

Tom
Hi Tom, no tunnels so its smooth sailing with the pans up. Did have a problem with Lionel's overhead signals, they were to low so they had to be removed. MTH overhead signals were not a problem, about 1 inch of clearance.

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Good planning on your part. Clearances on the railroad are very important factors. I have quite a bit of pantograph equipped traction, so I will have to be careful when I design my layout.

The Milwaukee Road catenary system was pretty simple, using mostly interurban style wood poles. I will likely try to construct a loop of track with that, as opposed to the huge, heavy system the PRR used...

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Good planning on your part. Clearances on the railroad are very important factors. I have quite a bit of pantograph equipped traction, so I will have to be careful when I design my layout.

The Milwaukee Road catenary system was pretty simple, using mostly interurban style wood poles. I will likely try to construct a loop of track with that, as opposed to the huge, heavy system the PRR used...

Tom
Tom, I had a Milwaukee power substation near my house back in the 50's in Washington State. Back in those days the huge Milwaukee Electrics went right down the center of one of the main throughfares in my hometown of Renton, Washington. It was quite a sight to see those monsters passing by while I stood on the sidewalk about 40 feet away.

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That’s neat. The good days when the railroad hauled everything and delivered everywhere. They ran everywhere it seemed. Now we have semi trucks doing the same thing.

Not nearly as interesting...

Street running was an everyday thing. Now it is rare and considered unsafe. One railroad I worked for, had street running through the “fancy part” of town. It served one customer at the end of the branch. The town and the railroad couldn’t get rid of the line quick enough...

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