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    • April 22, 2018 10:11 AM EDT
    • I like this source for The Detroit Publishing Co. Many of the Shorpy pics are Detroit Publishing pics too.

      I enter 'railroad' in the searches, you can be more specific.


    • April 22, 2018 1:55 AM EDT
    • Ray Dunakin said:

      Shorpy is an amazing treasure trove of great old photos! Many of them are from large, glass plate negatives, which have tremendous clarity and detail.

      You know anyone who goes there will be gone a month at least.


      This is one of my favorite railroad photos from there, everything a model railroader could ask for inspiring an obviously toy-like scene on layout,


      See also for passenger platform right outside tunnel portal:

      "New passenger station 1899 replaced one that burned. The station closed when the New Jersey Cut-Off was opened in 1912. Two single track tunnels 975 feet long connected Delaware and Manunka Chunk with Bridgeville, Oxford Furnace and Washington. A wood tower for Pennsylvania Railroad interchange washed out in 1913 when embankment washed away and was relocated further west along hill. The tower was closed 1948 and the double track removed from Washington to Manunka Chunk in 1942."

    • April 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT
    • Shorpy is an amazing treasure trove of great old photos! Many of them are from large, glass plate negatives, which have tremendous clarity and detail.

    • April 21, 2018 11:16 PM EDT
    • Very cool! I also wasn’t aware of this website, which also looks intriguing ...

    • April 21, 2018 10:25 PM EDT
    • I've seen lots of old B&W photos but this is the first I've seen it in color. This place is a model railroader's dream, with all those steel trestles and vintage buildings, etc:





    • April 21, 2018 10:45 AM EDT
    • Interesting but looks too much like a Range Rover to me 

    • April 20, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

      Wanna discuss the dual headlights, with the beacons front and rear ....has polling pockets as well.....but only noticed as I wanted to say "polling" and "pocket" spelled properly.


    • April 20, 2018 7:31 PM EDT
    • No dome on the OP, I'm sticking with a Gravity feed fuel tank.... that's a cheap fix

    • April 20, 2018 5:54 PM EDT
    • One final guess on my part.  The red tank appears to have darkish spill/drips down the center and a fuel line underneath.  If you enlarge the photo (Ctrl +) there appears to be a glass fuel filter bowl that feeds the fuel line.  The black cylinder with the silver top in front of the window looks like a propane tank similar to this and seems to have a hose going through one of the louvers.   The sand lines near the wheels appear to be of a much larger diameter than that one line visible on the bottom of the red tank.


      How about it's "dual" fuel?  

    • April 20, 2018 5:30 PM EDT
    • Hmm, just found this, looks like same tank and brackets inside cab

      I do know that a fair percentage of these little critters did have fuel tank in cab on what would be called the fireman's side - don't need a fireman so why not put fuel tank there.

    • April 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT
    • Want to say that I've read somewhere that as Plymouth did Whitcomb eventually dumped the sand dome and moved sand boxes inside hood.

    • April 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT
    • The sand makes sense, the top of it looks larger where you could pour sand, and it also explains all the hoses near it near the bottom.


      Looking at more of the pictures taken of that railway's little diesels, they had sand domes, and usually on top of the hood. Putting a fuel tank above would necessitate moving the sand dome.





    • April 20, 2018 2:45 PM EDT
    • I'm thinking the tank on the deck is for Sand. Both wheels have sander lines.

      I'm guessing they raised the tank to make it gravity flow vs replacing an obsolete fuel pump...

    • April 20, 2018 2:06 PM EDT
    • -Damn - duplicate post.

    • April 20, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
    • My guess is that the tank on the bottom is an air tank for the brakes.  I also guess that the red tank is either for gasoline or diesel. That's my guess since the tank's end seams look rather thin and not welded and perhaps that's a gas cap sticking up on the top; doesn't look like a pressure fill type fitting.  Whole lotta guessing going on!

    • April 20, 2018 1:13 PM EDT
    • Isn't that a bottle of propane down below?

    • April 20, 2018 1:07 PM EDT
    • Safe to assume the red is an aftermarket fuel tank?

      Wonder what happened to original.
      Or is this the original fuel tank which sometimes was in cab and has been moved outside?

      And note the extended coupler and knuckle pin lifter

      (which probably has a proper technical name but I can't recall it right now)

      From today's regular Friday update at the website.

    • April 19, 2018 7:05 AM EDT
    • Whatever way works, Ray. This new program handles things a bit different than the old one.