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    Gargoyle II on its way to the Rigby Yard for out-fitting and preparations for its 'round the world journey.



    The joint D&RJRR/D&H train, "The Vermonter" has backed onto the NSN2014 and awaits the go-ahead while Hubert gives last minute instructions to conductor, Dick (absnut). Unnoticed, Cousin Herbert Hoehandle, sneaks aboard, since he has decided if Hubert can tour the country in a box car, and Hiram (wherever he is these days) can galavant around the world, then, he should be able to do the same, wherever this one is headed. "I'll just hide out 'til we get rollin'," he mutters to himself.



    That is he with his yellow hat, hunkered down in the wash-room on the left.



    Passing through West Rigby before joining the mainline.



    After a brief stop at Berryville, I give the signal to proceed westbound towards Vermont.



    Passing the junction. Vermont, here we come.



    On the move.

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    Here's a close-up of Dick as he rides the car upgrade being pushed by #5





    The passengers of 2014 (presently Dick and Zosimas + his missus) are getting one final tour of the layout:
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    Untitled by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    Untitled by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    "Dag-Nabbit! What in the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks am I supposed to do with all these here danged business cars! We only just made room for the commuter fleet, and now I've got two of these gal-danged things clogging up my yard! I want these things MOVED!"


    "Now, now, Joe. Calm down. They'll both be on their way shortly. Mr. Frost promised the photo group a trip into Charleston on the weekend express for an afternoon down by the river, and then they'll be headed out. The NSN car is just in for a short bit, too, and then she'll be on her way as soon as the Cardinal comes back through. In a couple of days you'll have plenty of room for your freight."

    "Well I'd better. All this passenger traffic is really making it hard for me to keep the revenue moving through here. It's getting really tough to switch cuts around with two of my tracks tied up. And what kind of fool names a fancy business car like that 'GARGOYLE' anyway???"
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    Time for NSN 2014 to head north -- err, East -- to the WP&P ...

    A few parting shots... NSN2014 and BCCRL8874 sharing space at the end of the Westbound Cardinal...

    Here's me, taking my spot...
    Untitled by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    This didn't work out as well as I wanted... both cars on the platform at the Charleston, WV Amtrak station...
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    The Charleston skyline...
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    Both cars headed out of town...
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    Sorry guys... this one wasn't up to what I'd hoped... I'm sure the car will have much better adventures going forward...
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    The car has already been forwarded on to Pennsylvania, but I did not have time last week to post photos. So, here's what happened while sojourning in the northern corner of Virginia:

    First, NSN 2014 arrived after having been tacked onto the rear of a special excursion - a refurbished Powhattan Arrow came rolling through Boyce Junction and headed up to Winchester Depot!



    I caught up with it there, pulling in to the parking lot just as the old RS-1 was cutting her off, leaving her on the team track, while the excursion rolled on out towards Grafton.





    I found out that the business car would be there for a few days, and that tickets were available. So, I bought one for myself, and climbed aboard!



    Then, when it was time to go, a single ALCo took us up the line to the interchange with B&O at Trellisville; from there, we were part of a B&O consist that picked us up in Green Spring, and carried us on the rest of the way to Lebanon, PA.



    (to be continued by Jimmi...)

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    After being dropped off at the Trellisville interchange by the WP&P, the Gargoyle II was tacked onto a northbound N/S freight bound for the Enola yards outside of Harrisburg. From there it was added to Amtrak's "King Coal" at the Harrisburg Transportation Center to be forwarded to New Essen, PA.

    The car was first spotted in this area during a stop at the Amtrak station in Port Carbon.
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    Leaving the Port Carbon station, NSN2014 glides through Bridgeport and across the Schuylkill River headed for New Essen.
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    Arriving in New Essen, Gargoyle II is cut from the consist and spotted at the station to await the Schuylkill Valley engines for it's trip further north to the SVRR connection with the Levittown & Kensington Long Pond Division. It is reported that at this time J. Boyer and his "secretary", Ms. Liberty Belle were escorted aboard the Gargoyle II by railroad security.
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    Schuylkill locomotives 551 and 901 arrive and couple to NSN2014.
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    Now running as Extra 551 North, the train departs New Essen.
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    Now running on home tracks, Extra 551 North crosses the Schuylkill River entering the mining village of Coalbrook.
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    Passing the Coalbrook Mine and commuter station.

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    Then across the Schuylkill River again on the High Line to continue on to the Levittown & Kensington.
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    Mr. Boyer and his secretary aboard the Gargoyle II. This trip is not without serious controversy. See post #100 under the "What happens in New Essen..." thread in the Urban section for today's front page story in the New Essen Scimitar/Defender.

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    Oh thats what them 2 are up too well there lock in there roomette and Oscar is waiting to get on board and the local pick the car and from the siding tonight for our part of the trip

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    OK Finally Oscar got on the car for his trip up the Lackawanna line out of Gouldsboro Just waiting for Steve from PA to come pick him up in the the mean time Oscar is just going to Hang with Dick

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    DSCF1955.jpgThe car is arriving from RichM's on the Lackawanna line as the observation car at the end of the passenger train pulled by a GG1
    DSCF1956.jpgDSCF1958.jpgComing around the water works leading up to the steel mill.
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    DSCF1962.jpgDSCF1963.jpgAs soon as it is uncoupled from the train it will be moved into the service facility. Stay tuned

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    DSCF1964.jpgThe car was dropped in the yard and has been picked up by an EL locomotive
    DSCF1965.jpgMoving the car around to the car shop for some maintenance
    DSCF1967.jpgBacking in
    DSCF1970.jpgPicked up for the trip to NJ on the end of a short freight
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    Jerry Novotny came into the office and asked if what he heard was true? 'Is it true there is an observation car coming in this morning on an East bound way freight? I understand there are a bunch of dignitaries aboard from all over the country. When were going to tell me?' Jerry asked telephone operator Frank Dvorak. 'I didn't have to now did I' answered Frank. 'It should be pulling into Murrysville siding to cut off the obs car in about 10 mins.'

    20 minutes later here is what happened:

    It's here! head end on a local freight by epumph, on Flickr

    The car was head ended behind a PRR FM C Liner.
    The car was set out and the freight moved on:

    The car load of dignitaries at Murrysville by epumph, on Flickr

    A while later the morning milk run, combine and coach powered by a PRR RS 2 picked up the obs car:

    The morning local picks up the car at Murrysville by epumph, on Flickr

    Here the train waits in the Turtle Creek siding:

    The local picks up the car at TC by epumph, on Flickr

    The visitors were put up at the Murrysville Hotel and were giving free dining passes:

    Murrysville hotel where the visitors got a good nights sleep by epumph, on Flickr
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    The car was moved by the TCIR to its rip track (future site of an open air rip facility)

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    Early the next morning the venerable RS 2 #462 moved the empty car from the yard to Turtle Creek siding to connect to the morning commuter:

    TCIR RS 2 #462 Drops the car at TC siding for the local by epumph, on Flickr

    The train stopped at the Murrysville station to pick up the original 7 dignitaries plus one more shady character:

    The visitors board for the nest stop by epumph, on Flickr

    Power here is PRR U25-B 2616:

    PRR U25 powers the local by epumph, on Flickr

    And the train is headed out of sight around the large foam cliff. Hopefully all got a good nights sleep and are enjoying the ride.
    Next stop Ill:

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    and one shady character joined the crew:

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    Well, I messed up the captions! the RS 2 is an RS 3 and I think that I mixed up the photos of the U25-B and the RS 2(3)
    ooooops!
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    I'm glad you corrected yourself there, Gene, or I was gonna have to go ever-so-slightly-berserk on you for labeling a gorgeous ALCo as a U-boat!

    I'm not a picky eater, when I go to new places I like to order the item on the menu that I have the most difficulty pronouncing, and just see if I like it. That dinner at the Murrysville Hotel was excellent! But I've already forgotten what the oddly-named dish was that I ordered. I think it happened to be their specialty - can you maybe tell me what it was? Next time, I'm definitely ordering that again!

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    Chicken fried steak, white gravy, collard greens and biscuits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by epumph View Post
    Chicken fried steak, white gravy, collard greens and biscuits!
    Sounds like Mississippi food ..
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    Dad was born in Booneville Ark and lived in Muskoogee OK until he joined the service and married my mom - from Union City NJ - never heard of chicken fried anything or white gravy. We ate everything with white gravy including hamburger (officially called salsibury steak!)
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