Sunday July 29, 2007 the PRSLHS was treated to a great tour at the SMS
Railroad in the Pureland Industrial Center in
arrived at about 9:00 AM and loaded up the SMS transfer caboose with everything
needed for a rolling Caboose Barbeque. It is the LAST STAND of a live all Baldwin Power roster in the United States
still making a living 50+ years after they were built. We went along for the ride
and had a front row seat in the caboose while SMS performed their regular
switching duties. We were a part of a real crew for a day! The tour was also
the day before my 45th birthday so I had a most unique rolling
caboose party! The SMS crew could not do enough for us. Every little detail was
done with a smile. Jim Boylan came prepared with a shirt from the original
PRSLHS 20 years ago! We rolled in from the third and final switching run at
about 2:30. We would like to publicly thank Brian Murray and his crew for all
of their wonderful hospitality. It is sincerely
appreciated!! We have already been invited back for another trip possibly in
A light but steady rain
fell for most of the day but that did not stop us from having an excellent time.
I did not like taking my camera out in the rain but got some shots anyway. Some
of the shots were taken with a rain drop or 2 on the lens. It just could not be
avoided. Other members on the tour will have their photos featured here as
well. My wife Donna went along for most of the day. We had 3 rounds of
switching with a break for lunch.
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Getting Started Donna & John
Campanelli Tom Moran &
Meeting Conrail on the Mainline Picking Up a Late Arrival A Shirt From the Original PRSLHS!
A Motley Crew! Out On The SMS Mainline Damsel Donna
Murray & John Campanelli Tom
Runby 2 Photo
Runby 3 Switching
One Of Our Locos Old
In The AS616 The End of A
Great Day The Big
4 5 Cake
Photos are by Bill Lane
the raindrop streaks in Photo Runby 3
This is a WMV file which
opens for me in Windows Media Player. You should not try to view the video
unless you are on high speed internet. It is a 27 MB and may take a few minutes
to download into a temp file. It is a bit shaky in the middle of the last clip
at full zoom because I hand held the camera.
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My Seashore Lines
November 3, 2007 we went for a ride on the Cape May Seashore Lines from Richland
weather could have been better but the ride was great.
PRSLHS members went to the Berlin NJ Station to visit the Long-A-Coming Historical Society
A New Jersey Transit train ride to Philadelphia and
back was the event for the morning, then visit the station and photograph
trains in the afternoon.
photos are courtesy of Dave Homer.
The stone mile maker shown is in the parking lot
area of Berlin Station.
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