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Totally understandable. That's cool, I'd never considered things that way before! :)
 

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Lol Big Ed that’s a great pic! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with the pic or that you knew exactly where to find it that fast lol. I think I’ve picked up along your posts that you drive tractor trailer and go to Maryland is that correct? And was that pic taken there?
 

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Lol Big Ed that’s a great pic! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with the pic or that you knew exactly where to find it that fast lol. I think I’ve picked up along your posts that you drive tractor trailer and go to Maryland is that correct? And was that pic taken there?
Yep 18 wheels, a tanker yanker most of my life.
Mainly truck the Northeast states now.
May do over 500 miles but home every night.
That train was a couple of miles long, all loaded with the tractors.
 

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Lol Big Ed that’s a great pic! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with the pic or that you knew exactly where to find it that fast lol. I think I’ve picked up along your posts that you drive tractor trailer and go to Maryland is that correct? And was that pic taken there?
Yep 18 wheels, a tanker yanker most of my life.
Mainly truck the Northeast states now.
May do over 500 miles but home every night.
That train was a couple of miles long, all loaded with the tractors.
ok I thought so I’ve wrenched on and built big trucks for 30 years now! Well now I sit in an office and tell other people to work on them while I read train forum posts lol. Was that pic you posted in the Amtrack yard off Quad Ave? If so the one I posted today was from the opposite side of the same yard my son in law lives in Maryland he drives a heavy duty wrecker and is in that yard a lot. He knows I model Conrail into Norfolk Southern so he sends me cool pics. He’s a csx guy and some NS O scale guy just starting into the hobby. It’s a nice thing to have in common. I live near Scranton PA NS runs a few hundred feet out my office window! It’s hard to believe I get anything done here lol! It’s hard to see but that NS went by as I was typing this!
 

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ok I thought so I’ve wrenched on and built big trucks for 30 years now! Well now I sit in an office and tell other people to work on them while I read train forum posts lol. Was that pic you posted in the Amtrack yard off Quad Ave? If so the one I posted today was from the opposite side of the same yard my son in law lives in Maryland he drives a heavy duty wrecker and is in that yard a lot. He knows I model Conrail into Norfolk Southern so he sends me cool pics. He’s a csx guy and some NS O scale guy just starting into the hobby. It’s a nice thing to have in common. I live near Scranton PA NS runs a few hundred feet out my office window! It’s hard to believe I get anything done here lol! It’s hard to see but that NS went by as I was typing this!
We do get up there to DG Nicholas in Scranton once and a while.
Get up to United Gilsonite too.
There is another place a few miles south of Scranton we get to too. I want to say the name of the town is Pittston?

I owned my own from 1988 to 1999. Sold it in 2000
I practically rebuilt the entire truck. Engine trans rears suspension AC was all new etc. Had all leather interior bought a Cherry wood steering wheel for her too.:D

77 Pete 352 model 350 big block Cummings w/t 13 speed trans.The frame was stretched out.
I bought this in 1988.
I hauled Hess oil and diesel fuel in this for 5 years.
Then I was a house truck for a chemical plant in Philadelphia, Pa for another 6 years. But based in Jersey.
The guy I was leased to died and I lost the use of a shop and free parking. Fuel prices were creeping up so I decided to sell.
I practically rebuilt the entire truck in those 11 years.
It was a nice cab over, you don't see too many of them on the road anymore.
This picture was taken in 1999 right before I sold it.
These are scanned pictures from my photographs.

The last year they made the 4 piece front windows I think.
The tanker was owned by the man I was leased to, I that was a classic 1966. Needs a bath in the picture.
Delivering down the Jersey shore on the ocean front, that was in Deal, NJ Think it was Deal, or close by. They sat right on the dunes.

See my chrome girls by the fuel tag plate?
I painted them with yellow polka dot bikinis .:p:thumbsup:
I should have took more pictures of her back then.

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ok I thought so I’ve wrenched on and built big trucks for 30 years now! Well now I sit in an office and tell other people to work on them while I read train forum posts lol. Was that pic you posted in the Amtrack yard off Quad Ave? If so the one I posted today was from the opposite side of the same yard my son in law lives in Maryland he drives a heavy duty wrecker and is in that yard a lot. He knows I model Conrail into Norfolk Southern so he sends me cool pics. He’s a csx guy and some NS O scale guy just starting into the hobby. It’s a nice thing to have in common. I live near Scranton PA NS runs a few hundred feet out my office window! It’s hard to believe I get anything done here lol! It’s hard to see but that NS went by as I was typing this!
We do get up there to DG Nicholas in Scranton once and a while.
Get up to United Gilsonite too.
There is another place a few miles south of Scranton we get to too. I want to say the name of the town is Pittston?

I owned my own from 1988 to 1999. Sold it in 2000
I practically rebuilt the entire truck. Engine trans rears suspension AC was all new etc. Had all leather interior bought a Cherry wood steering wheel for her too.<img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

77 Pete 352 model 350 big block Cummings w/t 13 speed trans.The frame was stretched out.
I bought this in 1988.
I hauled Hess oil and diesel fuel in this for 5 years.
Then I was a house truck for a chemical plant in Philadelphia, Pa for another 6 years. But based in Jersey.
The guy I was leased to died and I lost the use of a shop and free parking. Fuel prices were creeping up so I decided to sell.
I practically rebuilt the entire truck in those 11 years.
It was a nice cab over, you don't see too many of them on the road anymore.
This picture was taken in 1999 right before I sold it.
These are scanned pictures from my photographs.

The last year they made the 4 piece front windows I think.
The tanker was owned by the man I was leased to, I that was a classic 1966. Needs a bath in the picture.
Delivering down the Jersey shore on the ocean front, that was in Deal, NJ Think it was Deal, or close by. They sat right on the dunes.

See my chrome girls by the fuel tag plate?
I painted them with yellow polka dot bikinis .<img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />

I should have took more pictures of her back then.

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Very nice rig!! I work in Pittston it’s just south of Scranton just north of Wilkes Barre. I built this two years ago it was a 26 foot refer truck. I shorted the wheel base 56 inches and took 36 inches off the rear. I use it to pull my quads and camper. My summer hobbies! The before pic is not the actual truck but it’s the right dimensions.
 

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Cool, is that an International's sleeper box on it?
 

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I don't know the name of that road in Baltimore, but it deadends into the plant we delivered to. TNEMEC Cement spelled backwards.:)
Close to the RR yard and to the port.

That place in Pittston is Adhesives and chemicals on a dead end road, Brown Road. I think there is a dump at the end. They are the last place on the left of that road. A small place.
 

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I don't know the name of that road in Baltimore, but it deadends into the plant we delivered to. TNEMEC Cement spelled backwards.<img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Close to the RR yard and to the port.

That place in Pittston is Adhesives and chemicals on a dead end road, Brown Road. I think there is a dump at the end. They are the last place on the left of that road. A small place.
Ok yeah Brown Rd in Pittston is 3.5 miles from where I work.
 

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Good eye! It is indeed off an 1988 international 9300 eagle.
I drove an 1980 Eagle when it was new for a while, 4 1/4 Cat with a 13 speed. That truck used to fly.
Besides the style the color gave it away.
 

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Funny about your title.
Here is just the opposite.

I have somewhere a 1977 Model of my real cabover Pete. It is in pieces now as I was in the process of tearing it apart to stretch the frame.
I built it years before I bought the real cabover. Might have been 1977 when they first offered it in a model.
Not Imron green like the real one was, but back then I did paint it green. :)

I will have to search my dungeon for it.
I know it is down there somewhere.
 

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I’d love to see that CIRR box car in real life. It's the only Lionel box car that I bought two of. I liked the slogan “Better by a Dam Site”.

Here are a few models and their real-life counterparts. The Greenwood Lake RS-3 #935 once sported a lightning stripe paint job. It was originally D&H #4085.

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I’d love to see that CIRR box car in real life. It's the only Lionel box car that I bought two of. I liked the slogan “Better by a Dam Site”.

Here are a few models and their real-life counterparts. The Greenwood Lake RS-3 #935 once sported a lightning stripe paint job. It was originally D&H #4085.

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that is a cool slogan! I like that reading bee line engine. I have it also. My dad did all his drinking in Greenwood lake cause the drinking age was 21 in NJ where he lived but a short ride to Greenwood lake was only 18. If it’s Greenwood lake N.Y. lol
 

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Funny about your title.
Here is just the opposite.

I have somewhere a 1977 Model of my real cabover Pete. It is in pieces now as I was in the process of tearing it apart to stretch the frame.
I built it years before I bought the real cabover. Might have been 1977 when they first offered it in a model.
Not Imron green like the real one was, but back then I did paint it green. <img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

I will have to search my dungeon for it.
I know it is down there somewhere.
hope you find it I have a bunch of 1/2 built models I’m sure I’ll never get back to. I’ll be lucky if I get my layouts down before the dirt nap comes lol.
 
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