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Old 02-23-2009, 12:37 AM
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Throbbing, Snorting, Iron Monster

The Fastest Train On Record

Photo'd by A.P.Yates, Syracuse, N.Y., May 10, 1893, showing New York Central's Locomotive 999 drawing four cars of the Empire State Express.

There were three dozen miles of straight-a-way between Batavia and Buffalo, and on them Engineer Hogan threw the throttle wide open. A lone fireman raced back and forth to the tender, furiously shoveling coal into the yawning furnace, and the iron horse stretched her legs. Railroad officials and members of the press on board the train, using watches and mileposts, calculated their speed at 112½ miles per hour! The throbbing, snorting, iron monster had broken every land speed record!
When Engine 999 arrived in Buffalo, it had traveled 69 miles in 68 minutes!

This was an event that helped create Syracuse's first postage stamp, showing the legendary locomotive designed to service that city, memorializing Syracuse, New York on postage.

The Empire State,
She rides on Eastern time,
She's the "rollingest" baby,
On the New York Central line.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:42 AM
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Re: Throbbing, Snorting, Iron Monster

Starting things out!
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:22 PM
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Smile Not exactly snorting or throbbing...

but at a far more leisurely pace....
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Great nostalgic photo, i aged it and added some grain,
Gary...
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:44 PM
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Re: Throbbing, Snorting, Iron Monster

Nice Pic OB

Thanks for the reminder about this Algarve, I'd forgotten all about it.

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Old 03-21-2009, 09:24 PM
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Re: Throbbing, Snorting, Iron Monster

Gary, cute little tourist train and nice looking version of the faster one... Might look better than the original! Good job!

Pete, I luv your sketchy looks.. Looks great!
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Re: Throbbing, Snorting, Iron Monster

good pic

a bit of a sketch here. all psp.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:14 PM
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Re: Throbbing, Snorting, Iron Monster

i did another, which i've subsequently printed out, framed and hung in my living room. understand that this is a bit bright here due to printing having a tendency to darken things a bit:
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