Iowa Northern 454

BuddyBurton Dec 6, 2017

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  1. BuddyBurton

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    Iowa Northern 454 led the South Job northbound shortly after noon approaching Mt Auburn, IA.
    December 6, 2017

    IANR 454 built as Amtrak 314, 384 & 360. Ex-CDAC 384; patched with IANR markings
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  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You have been out railfanning again. I don't think I have ever seen the Iowa Northern before.
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    454 is interesting - it and other F40PHs were converted to freight units for CDAC, but never delivered because CDAC went belly up. They were sold to other RRs including IANR. Montreal Maine & Atlantic took up the CDAC line, and we all remember how that ended.

    I like the CPR-inspired paint scheme on 454.
     
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    Video—-




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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice video. :)

    Plenty of power for some obvious tonnage? What sort of track speeds available here? Any grades with which to contend?
     
  6. Doug Gosha

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    If you get excited just watching a railroad video, you MIGHT be a train nut.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  7. BuddyBurton

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    30 mph speed limit, 15-20 on jointed track. Quite a bit of heavy tonnage as well.


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  8. Hytec

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    If you know how to read to read the size of the rail, its date of rolling, and its date of installation, you just might be a rail nut.
    Qui Moi? :rolleyes: (to quote Miss Piggy)
     
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  9. badlandnp

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    I zoomed in on some rail yesterday, reading the writing it was installed in July 2017, . . . . ooops, does this make me a foamer??!!

    Seriously, that paint is so much nicer than the old lemon yellow paint.
     
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