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Padraic McCarthy's Collection
 
8/19/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Padraic McCarthy
Dates:1/1/1990 - 1/1/2100
Album Info:Pictures taken with my cell phone, quality will be less than great, but usually of interesting items taken in the moment.
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Crossing Rebuild
Title:  Crossing Rebuild
Description:  The Hoosier Magnetics lead crossing in the Port of Ogdensburg is in the process of being rebuilt. New ties and ballast have been laid, and now is awaiting a dry day and the paving crew to finish the job.
Photo Date:  7/16/2010  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:41 PM
Location:  Ogdensburg, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  171   Comments: 0
EMD Sisters
Title:  EMD Sisters
Description:  The 801 and a tugboat whos name I can't remember idle next to each other, their 567 motors chugging out greetings to each other.
Photo Date:  8/25/2010  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 4:41:50 PM
Location:  Ogdensburg, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  VTR 801(GP18)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
Fresh From the Mill
Title:  Fresh From the Mill
Description:  A shot of the date stamp on a peice of rail in the lead into the Port of Ogdensburg. 80 lbs Troy Steel and Iron Co, cast in 1888
Photo Date:  9/1/2010  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:21 PM
Location:  Ogdensburg, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  154   Comments: 0
Late Night
Title:  Late Night
Description:  The production gang is over from Vermont, and are taking a break from tie and rail work on the mainline to help construct a siding for a new customer. Its just after 5 pm, light is going quick, cold is setting in, but the guys are still at it. They have to build 20+ 40' panels to complete our section of the job.
Photo Date:  11/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:54 PM
Location:  Norwood, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  135   Comments: 0
B/O Door
Title:  B/O Door
Description:  A shifted load on the Bowery track, car experienced some rough handling while on CSX and the paper rolls headed for the end of the car
Photo Date:  12/3/2010  Upload Date: 6/26/2013 2:21:27 PM
Location:  Norwood, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  128   Comments: 0
Its the pits, man!
Title:  Its the pits, man!
Description:  All cleaned up, not that you can tell from this high quality photo, the pit is ready for tomorrows inspection festivities.
Photo Date:  1/10/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:16 PM
Location:  Norfolk, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  NYOG 14(SW900)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
Inspection Time
Title:  Inspection Time
Description:  The NYOG 14 is in for a 92 day inspection. Airbox covers are off for cleaning and inspection, new oil and main fuel filters are in the foreground waiting to be changed, the door filters have already been changed out, and some lucky fellow gets to spend a little quality time in the pit changing traction motor brushes!
Photo Date:  1/11/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:24 PM
Location:  Norfolk, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  NYOG 14(SW900)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
The Desk
Title:  The Desk
Description:  The dispatchers desk for the VRS system.
Photo Date:  2/6/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:52 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  176   Comments: 0
Track Patrol
Title:  Track Patrol
Description:  Highrailing east towards Norwood, we stop to take a pic, and then make a short reverse move to check a joint that looked suspect. NYS Rte 345 is ahead.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:28 PM
Location:  Lisbon, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  143   Comments: 0
Rochelle Railfan Park
Title:  Rochelle Railfan Park
Description:  A UP coal train heads east past the Rochelle railfan park.
Photo Date:  5/2/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:35 PM
Location:  Rochelle, IL
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  107   Comments: 0
The Stable
Title:  The Stable
Description:  All three units assigned to the NYOG rest in the Norfolk enginehouse. The unit to the right, the NYOG 12, is OOS with a bad main generator at the time of the photo, and was scrapped about a year after this picture was taken
Photo Date:  5/12/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 4:43:31 PM
Location:  Norfolk, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  VTR 801(GP18) NYOG 12(SW9) NYOG 14(SW900)
Views:  674   Comments: 0
Good Catch
Title:  Good Catch
Description:  On my way to clear some brush (just ahead on the left actually) I find this. Brush cutting took a back seat to this.
Photo Date:  6/8/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:48 PM
Location:  Lisbon, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  168   Comments: 0
EMD Valvetrain
Title:  EMD Valvetrain
Description:  The top end of a EMD motor. The boys from VT came over to change a cracked head, now just testing it to make sure everything is kosher before they head back home.
Photo Date:  6/15/2011  Upload Date: 6/26/2013 2:17:22 PM
Location:  Norfolk, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  VTR 801(GP18)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
EMD Valve train
Title:  EMD Valve train
Description:  Closeup of the valve train and cylinderhead of a 567 motor.
Photo Date:  6/15/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 4:59:38 PM
Location:  Norfolk, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  VTR 801(GP18)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
A Lazy Sunday
Title:  A Lazy Sunday
Description:  The folks from QSI are down from Burlington to get some recordings of the 203 for a new DCC decoder. They are setting up their equipment, getting ready to start recording.
Photo Date:  8/7/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:00 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  CLP 203(GP38)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train
Title:  Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train
Description:  The 40th anniversary train has come to Burlington. It is parked on the CV Interchange track out of the way for the night.
Photo Date:  8/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:05 PM
Location:  Burlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  AMTK 822(P40DC)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train
Title:  Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train
Description:  The 822 poses next to the 302.
Photo Date:  8/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:10 PM
Location:  Burlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  AMTK 822(P40DC) GMRC 302(GP40)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Hurricane Patrol
Title:  Hurricane Patrol
Description:  Out with the track crew, inspecting for damage from Hurricane Irene we come across this sight at the north end of the Proctor Long
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 6/26/2013 2:10:02 PM
Location:  Proctor, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Track
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Views:  145   Comments: 0
Hurricane Patrol
Title:  Hurricane Patrol
Description:  The log jam piled up against the bridge crossing Mill Brook in Danby. Amazingly enough, there was no damage to be bridge, the river backed up and topped it's banks further upstream, sparing the bridge at the expense of a culvert a few hundred feet north.
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:31 PM
Location:  Danby, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  129   Comments: 0
Hurricane Patrol
Title:  Hurricane Patrol
Description:  Something seems amiss with this bridge.
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:38 PM
Location:  Arlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  174   Comments: 0
Hurricane Patrol
Title:  Hurricane Patrol
Description:  And there is the problem. The northern abutment of the bridge has been scoured and a good chunk of the back fill has been washed away. The river moved its channel a good 20 feet just to the east of the bridge, and widened a similar amount west as well.
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:40 PM
Location:  Arlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  153   Comments: 0
Hurricane Patrol
Title:  Hurricane Patrol
Description:  Yep, something is definitely wrong here
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:27:45 PM
Location:  Arlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  145   Comments: 0
A Bad Day
Title:  A Bad Day
Description:  Another view of the overturned car, springs are all out of the truck, but since these cars tend to derail more often than others, there are keepers for the axles so they stay with the rest of the truck.
Photo Date:  12/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:28:00 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2334(GP38-2)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
A Bad Day
Title:  A Bad Day
Description:  The aftermath of trying to unload a side-dump that was still frozen
Photo Date:  12/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/26/2013 2:14:10 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Track
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Views:  183   Comments: 0
A Bad Day
Title:  A Bad Day
Description:  And problem solved, just flip car over the rest of the way, and deal with it later.
Photo Date:  12/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:28:05 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2334(GP38-2)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
Winter Plan Ballast
Title:  Winter Plan Ballast
Description:  Loaded CP Ballast cars are heading south on the BDRD. They have been shrink wrapped to keep snow and ice out of the ballast, allowing the cars to dump with minimal warming in the case of an emergency.
Photo Date:  1/12/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:28:12 PM
Location:  Proctor, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Views:  166   Comments: 0
New Ponies
Title:  New Ponies
Description:  Two SD90MACs sit at the Rutland enginehouse awaiting another assignment. The 130 has been sent offline with electrical issues, and has been replaced with the 105, also in the new CIT paint scheme.
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:01 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  CEFX 130(SD9043MAC) CEFX 125(SD9043MAC) VTR 301(GP40)
Views:  274   Comments: 0
Cab View
Title:  Cab View
Description:  Conductors side of the cab
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:08 PM
Location:  Burlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  CEFX 130(SD9043MAC)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Cab View
Title:  Cab View
Description:  The engineers side of the cab, with the despised desktop controls
Photo Date:  3/24/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:26:14 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  CEFX 130(SD9043MAC)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
Dumping Salt
Title:  Dumping Salt
Description:  Myself and the 1509 have been assigned to the BD Salt crew today, its going to be a long day!
Photo Date:  9/11/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:28:19 PM
Location:  Burlington, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  CEFX 1509(GP15D)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Vergennes Station
Title:  Vergennes Station
Description:  The former Vergennes Rutland station sits on wheels after being moved from its original site to a new location approximately 1000' north. It will eventually serve as a welcome center at the junction of Rte 22A and 7, located in an existing park and ride.
Photo Date:  10/29/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:28:25 PM
Location:  Vergennes, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Station
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Views:  133   Comments: 0
Off to see Santa!
Title:  Off to see Santa!
Description:  Folks are heading back to load up for the trip from Rutland to Proctor and back on the Santa Train. Very shortly the horn will sound, and off to the North Pole we will go!
Photo Date:  12/1/2012  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:28:31 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  VTR 201(GP38-2)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Rerailing
Title:  Rerailing
Description:  CLP 264 derailed 5 cars shoving into Whitehall yard, the next day we cleaned it up.
Photo Date:  12/22/2012  Upload Date: 6/26/2013 2:24:44 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,InCab,Yard,Wreck
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Views:  146   Comments: 0
Old Warrior
Title:  Old Warrior
Description:  The VTR 20 sits in Rutland yard, awaiting another call to duty
Photo Date:  3/2/2013  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 4:47:27 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  291   Comments: 0
Changing of the Guard
Title:  Changing of the Guard
Description:  The VRS/PW marketing special has finished its run over the VRS from Whitehall to Bellows Falls. So now the VRS crew is handing over the controls to an NECR crew who will take the train south to Willimantic CT, and the PW.
Photo Date:  6/3/2014  Upload Date: 11/25/2014 1:15:38 PM
Location:  Bellows Falls, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PW 4006(B40-8W)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
ELOX 983289
Title:  ELOX 983289
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/5/2014  Upload Date: 11/25/2014 1:10:52 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  98   Comments: 0
Welded Rail At Shelburne
Title:  Welded Rail At Shelburne
Description:  Looking south from the passenger platform at Shelburne Station, you can see the new welded rail that has been spread over the past few days. Word is it will be installed by the end of September. Off to the right is the W-17 regulator, waiting to head south when an operator is available
Photo Date:  8/23/2014  Upload Date: 8/23/2014 4:59:02 PM
Location:  Shelburne, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Track
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Views:  314   Comments: 0
New Rail!
Title:  New Rail!
Description:  Brand new rail, only one month old! I believe it is the first new, not relay, welded rail to be installed on the VRS system.
Photo Date:  8/23/2014  Upload Date: 8/23/2014 5:00:58 PM
Location:  Shelburne, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Track
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Views:  276   Comments: 0
Crap...
Title:  Crap...
Description:  The damage after a rod bearing failed under load, and stuffed the #15 and #16 pistons.
Photo Date:  3/8/2015  Upload Date: 6/28/2015 8:21:05 PM
Location:  Bellows Falls, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
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Locomotives:  GMTX 9000(SD60)
Views:  839   Comments: 1
Flock of Cabeese
Title:  Flock of Cabeese
Description:  The DA yard power cools its heels for the weekend, in the company of 3 cabooses.
Photo Date:  6/28/2015  Upload Date: 6/28/2015 8:19:07 PM
Location:  North Walpole, NH
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  CLP 306(GP40-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
New Power at Night
Title:  New Power at Night
Description:  The two newest additions to the VRS roster sit in the Rutland Enginehouse while the shop forces prep them for duty.
Photo Date:  8/31/2015  Upload Date: 10/2/2015 10:05:31 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Night,Yard
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) VTR 432(SD70M-2)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
New Power
Title:  New Power
Description:  THe two newest additions to the VRS roster sit out the night waiting for the shop crew to return and continue to prep them for duty.
Photo Date:  8/31/2015  Upload Date: 10/2/2015 10:06:22 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  Night,Yard
Locomotives:  VTR 432(SD70M-2) VTR 431(SD70M-2)
Views:  1011   Comments: 0
Standing By
Title:  Standing By
Description:  The RD yard power and a foreign visitor rest at the Rutland enginehouse awaiting their next assignment.
Photo Date:  12/24/2016  Upload Date: 2/18/2017 8:14:50 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  VTR 207(GP38-3) PW 4302(SD70M-2) GMTX 318(MP15AC)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Christmas Eve Goodies
Title:  Christmas Eve Goodies
Description:  The PW 4302 cools her heels for the weekend at the Rutland enginehouse, awaiting another trip over the hill to Bellows Falls and on to home rails.
Photo Date:  12/24/2016  Upload Date: 2/18/2017 8:13:51 PM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  VTR 207(GP38-3) PW 4302(SD70M-2)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Builders Plate
Title:  Builders Plate
Description:  The builders plate for the GMRC X106.
Photo Date:  2/14/2017  Upload Date: 3/5/2017 8:58:16 AM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter
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Views:  85   Comments: 0
Bellows Falls Sub Plow Extra
Title:  Bellows Falls Sub Plow Extra
Description:  My assignment for the day, plow train engineer. The stove is fired up and the MoW guys are testing the wings and flanger before we set out. This is the first run of the X106 since its return from the PW.
Photo Date:  2/14/2017  Upload Date: 3/5/2017 9:00:46 AM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Padraic McCarthy
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter
Locomotives:  GMTX 2205(GP38-2)
Views:  323   Comments: 0


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