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Diesel Locomotives / BL-2 trade in?
« Last Post by Eric Reinert on May 15, 2019, 02:45:05 pm »
I saw this on one of the Facebook sites devoted to Chicagoland railroad history. Now, what would a Monon BL-2 be doing at the Rocket House at 47th Street in Chicago? The only thing that makes sense to me is that this may be one of the units they sold to the CRI&P for their use as a trade-in. If that's the case I guess it would be #36. It's the first photo I've seen of a Monon engine this far off the C&WI in Chicago at any rate. It's not the subject of the photo, but there's no denying its Monon heritage!
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General Chatroom / Derailment of freight train in Ellettsville 1929
« Last Post by Thomas Pinnick on May 10, 2019, 09:32:36 pm »
I scanned this article from the Bedford Daily Mail, 1-8-1929
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General Operatons / Re: Monon Railroad Structure Colors
« Last Post by Mark Johnson on May 07, 2019, 07:54:09 am »
Others with more knowledge will, hopefully, chime in - but the 'buff' color you describe was pretty common on wood-frame depot structures like Clear Creek, Mitchell, Pekin, and a few others. As we all know, the Monon tended to be a pretty low-buck operation for most of its independent life, and I always suspected that the most common color for structures was "whatever paint could be bought in bulk the cheapest."

Mark J
Columbia MO
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Generic Modeling Discussion / Steam Engine Modernizing
« Last Post by David Armstrong on May 05, 2019, 08:48:55 pm »
Can anyone recommend a resource for updating Overland Models Monon steam engines to today's standards (remotoring, DCC and sound, painting)? I have several such models and it is time to either get them updated or part with them.
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General Operatons / Monon Railroad Structure Colors
« Last Post by David Armstrong on May 05, 2019, 08:25:01 pm »
Did the Monon Railroad have standard structure colors? I am interested in both the end-of-steam period and 1965/1966. I have a picture of what I assume to be a railroad structure at Cedar Creek (234.3?) that I took in 1966. The structure appears to be something like depot buff and brown, but the two prints that I have are quite faded and I no longer have a slide viewer to look at the original slide. I did not set out to model the Monon, but now that I have so many Monon models, I may wish to apply Monon Railroad colors to railroad structures that I add to my layout. Thank you in advance for any answers.
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CSX - Monon Sub / Heading For Lone Star
« Last Post by Vern Sargent on March 29, 2019, 01:01:36 pm »
No cars for Cloverdale today. Crossing U.S.231 in Greencastle.  Vern @ G.
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I second the motion. Ron's article on Diesel locomotives is amazing!

Mark J
Columbia MO :)
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2015 Convention Photos and Discussion / Re: 2015 Convention News Report
« Last Post by Rick Berg on March 26, 2019, 10:13:53 am »
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2015 Convention Photos and Discussion / 2015 Convention News Report
« Last Post by Rick Berg on March 24, 2019, 11:27:33 pm »
Continued
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2016 Convention Photos and Discussion / 2016 Convention News Report
« Last Post by Rick Berg on March 24, 2019, 11:26:41 pm »
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2016 Convention Report from the News & Timetables 2016
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