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by Otto Vondrak
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Anyone involved with the NYS Museum of Transportation in Rush, NY?
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Anyone involved with the NYS Museum of Transportation in Rush, NY?

I am building a 1/8 scale model of G&W caboose #8, formerly of the DL&W. I have plans and lots of pictures but have nothing showing the underside. The museum used to have #8 outside but lately I don't see it visible in online pictures of the area. The website says it is undergoing roof repair and n...
by Otto Vondrak
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Who controlled Central Vermont? GTW or GTR?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Who controlled Central Vermont? GTW or GTR?

I was under the impression that Grand Trunk Western was Canadian National's way to control it's U.S. assets, and that the Central Vermont was in turn controlled by GTW. So the chain of command would go CN -> GTW -> CV. The other day, I had someone tell me I had it all wrong, CV was controlled by the...
by Otto Vondrak
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: News, Announcements, FAQ and Help
Topic: Railroad.net New Ownership!
Replies: 18
Views: 5576

Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

I want to thank the previous owner, who preferred to remain in the background, for the opportunity, and the owner previous to him, Otto Vondrak, who recommended me as administrator when he sold the site. Please also credit co-owners Mike Roque and Jessica Stallone, and please also credit RAILROAD.N...
by Otto Vondrak
Wed May 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing
Replies: 41
Views: 8619

Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Sunday, June 2 Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY https://www.facebook.com/events/1048266445353873/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I am hosting a small train show on Sunday as part of the 2019 New York Central System Historical Society Annual Convention. Trai...
by Otto Vondrak
Tue May 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad NYNH&HRR
Topic: Noel Weaver's Collection and Memorial
Replies: 61
Views: 32732

Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Another visit of his that I remember very well was at the Railroad Museum of New England's Naugatuck RR, when former New Haven RS3 529 was operating. I was engineer that day and after the scheduled trains were done I got permission to take 529 light engine south to Highland Jct at the north end of ...
by Otto Vondrak
Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4149

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

thebigham wrote:B&H #5 and LAL #14 may have been scrapped in Cohocton. Waiting for confirmation...
Do I have my units mixed up? I can't find a listing for LAL 14, but have LAL 15:

15 S2 73924 2/47 Ex-Tioga Central 14 < CR 9662< nee Buffalo Creek

Also, did we confirm B&H 5 was cut as well?

-otto-
by Otto Vondrak
Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad NYNH&HRR
Topic: Noel Weaver's Collection and Memorial
Replies: 61
Views: 32732

Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

Noel was extremely talented, extremely knowledgeable. I will miss his reminisces of working the Waterbury Branch, and his insight into the railroad industry in general. We traded timetables now and again. His friendship will be missed, I am deeply saddened by his passing.

-otto-
by Otto Vondrak
Mon May 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340732

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Next week, May 13th - 17th, all Bartlett departures will be diverted down the Redstone Branch and down to the Saco River Bridge; these will be the first trains to go that far east. The reason for the diversion, is because the state will be redoing Rodger's crossing. Did anyone get sunny photos of t...
by Otto Vondrak
Mon May 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4149

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

The LA&L basically gave (RGVRRM) RS1 #20 the RGVRRM on a long-term loan Correction: LAL 20 was an outright donation to RGVRRM. Yes, the LA&L scrapped the 3 RS1 they got from TIOC... but none of them were in running condition. LAL folks actually set aside parts for RGVRRM, but the scrapper was overz...
by Otto Vondrak
Mon May 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Landlocked at Dansville?
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Landlocked at Dansville?

mkirsch wrote:As this is the only access to Dansville via rail, seems like all that equipment is landlocked to me.
A quick look at Google maps would reveal the answer to your question. Why would a locomotive rebuilder locate on an isolated line?

-otto-
by Otto Vondrak
Mon May 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4149

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

C2629 wrote:I thought LA&L donated an RS1 to a local museum, that doesnt seem like a bad preservation record to me.
Hear, hear... http://www.rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/lal20/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They've been very good to us.

-otto-
by Otto Vondrak
Sun May 05, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4149

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

I thought one of the units belonged to Stueben County?
by Otto Vondrak
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Tri-Rail, BrightLine experience
Replies: 3
Views: 5701

Re: Tri-Rail, BrightLine experience

I took a ride on Brightline back in September 2018. It was a very interesting experience. You can read all about it in the latest issue of Passenger Train Journal. A free preview can be found here: http://passengertrainjournal.com/west-palm-beach-to-miami-on-floridas-brightline/" onclick="window.ope...
by Otto Vondrak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

Re: RPI Layout (NEB&W) - Forced Relocation Coming

mcgrath618 wrote:I'm sorry to single this out, and my apologies for straying slightly off topic, but the hobby is not dying by any means.
You are absolutely correct. Right on, brother.

-otto-
by Otto Vondrak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

We made it public a while ago, I was waiting for one of you guys to say something! :-D

Please submit your article story ideas to me!

http://rrmodelcraftsman.com/contact-us/ ... uidelines/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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