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Before I had my own camera and was able to get

trackside, I had to depend on railroad magazines

and in the early 1960's there might be 3 to choose

from if you were lucky enough to have a hobby store

in your town. Trains and Railroad and Model Railroader

were the choices. Think it was getting a HO set for

xmas one year started my connection with railroad

magazines like Trains and Railroad Magazine. It seems

I took a stash of Railroad Magazines from 1960-1966

and carefully cut-out every cool picture I saw and

"taped" them to some grand collage or something

as some grand vision I had with all these pictures

as just about every picture has "tape-marks" on them.

I was 12-13yrs old when I collected these pictures and

so thats why there are tape marks on them because

I taped them to something else. I think I was trying to do 

my best-of picture album with them. Anyway looking back

50 years I knew what a cool train shot was back then.

So some of my "clippings". I got a lot of them so this thread

may go extra pages.

 

 



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I had a collection of old Railroad, and Trains magazines. The last time I moved they were considered excess tonnage and were jettisoned. They weren't worth anything because most had the pictures removed just like Krink did. Besides there are collections bought and sold frequently, If I wanted I could find a good complete unedited set for a fair price.

I liked the stories in Railroad magazine. They quit doin the stories after it became Railroad and Railfan Magazine. Thats when I quit reading them.

I've been tryin my own hand at being an Eddie Sands, tho I haven't stumbled across a good Moniker. By the time I retire conditions should be ripe for a good book of stories told in that 1st person view that you just cant put down when ya start reading it.

 

 



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This whole lifetime of mine right now is to embrace the diesel era. Born late
1953, all the GPNW railways were switching to diesel power and the steam
engines were heading to scrap lines. So I have no recollection of steam
trains whistling through Bellingham as a "baby". So I'm going to be a
diesel locomotive expert this time around. Meanwhile there is still a huge
amount of steam action from elsewheres or pictures playing catch-up
before the steam era ended in the late 1950's-early 1960's. Something
in me recognized what great steam train pictures these were and I cut
them out as well. Been sorta "Steam Engine Handicapped" my whole
life as I cant tell as much about a steam engine other than its "wheel set".
Yes I can identify wheel arrangements and size of drivers and know a
Mallet when I see one.



-- Edited by The Krink on Friday 14th of February 2014 02:08:34 AM



-- Edited by The Krink on Friday 14th of February 2014 02:31:15 AM

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My imagination has allowed me to make a connection to every train picture
ever taken or the ones I actually get to look at. These powerful images
of steam at its prime/end...both are worthy of rememberance. If you
are going to be a railroad historian you need to have some/lots of
steam engine knowledge.

 



-- Edited by The Krink on Saturday 15th of February 2014 02:34:05 AM

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Railroad Magazine was a much different trains magazine than "Trains
Magazine". Its "pulp paper" vs Trains Magazine glossy pages and it
had some sort of elements of the popular "Stag" magazine that
was real popular reading at the time and alway featured some
pictures of women that could cause arousal...maybe. All these
pics come the early 1970's Railroad Magazines that I dint clip
any pictures from. Only have 6 issues of that magazine left in
my collection.

 



-- Edited by The Krink on Sunday 16th of February 2014 03:04:00 AM

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More pictures of women in railroad situations.

 

 



-- Edited by The Krink on Sunday 16th of February 2014 03:09:03 AM

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MOM Bannon.jpg

For real railroad situation.



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S'up girl?

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Maybe, she's still in Farmville. Course, there's that 40 years ago thing.

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Hiring out as a clerk I got to mingle with many female employees...
those were the days.

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MIR will end soon so I got to post a few more old magazine clippings
before I come to my senses.



-- Edited by The Krink on Saturday 22nd of February 2014 03:00:27 AM

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