Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We railfans have all kinds of vernacular for railroad equipment.
    Hacks, crummies, catfish, deuce, toaster, pumpkin, cub scout, green weenie, Cadillac, bloody nose, bandit, vomit bonnet, swoosh, powerbar, ad nauseum.... Maybe we should create a thread for these nicknames, and a photo to illustrate the name?
     
  2. Hardcoaler

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    I'd definitely need a photo guide, being rather behind the times on new generation nomenclature. :) I do however now know what a "Brown Worm" is thanks to TrainBoard members and it makes me smile. I don't see these in the east.

    We do see NS Tophat units, so named because of the white band on the top of the cab above the windows. The 3617 is a GE ET44AC, taken 12/17/2016 at Killian, SC.

    2016-12-17 Columbia SC NS 3617 - for upload.jpg
     
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  3. r_i_straw

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    Crew change at dusk, just northwest of Valley Junction, Texas. The crews and van drivers call the location Trinity Church for some reason.
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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    How about a Death Star? Cheyenne, WY, 2005-ish.

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    "Death Star" Funny! :)

    Then there's CSX's all gray "Stealth" scheme. Salak Interlocking near Greenwood, SC, 09/11/1993. (Yep, the "Sal" in Salak is for Seaboard Air Line and the "ak" for Atlanta/Knoxville so I was once told. tho the SAL never came close to Knoxville.)

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  6. Mike VE2TRV

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    They came over the the good side of the force - CN!:D
     
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    And CSX's "Dark Future" scheme (06/09/2018, Columbia, SC). I think that CSX's choice to identify AC units with lightning bolt graphics is a neat touch.

    2018-06-09 Columbia SC CSX 775 - for upload.jpg
     
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    And "Critters" (Laurinburg, NC 04/14/2011)

    2011-04-14 Laurinburg NC Laurinburg and Southern Critter - for upload.jpg
     
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    Love that little critter!
     
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    Here is another death star. Mattoon IL many moons ago...…… wait, that's no moon...…
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  11. HemiAdda2d

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    A heavy frac sand load passes through Des Lacs, ND as a huge cumulonimbus cloud looms overhead:

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    Sunset in Hearne.
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    From last Saturday along the Congaree River in Cayce, SC, NS 191 departs Columbia for Macon, GA. I began to lose my light when storms moved in. This is an interesting bridge, with a section of girder bridge and two types of trusses, plus a variation in piers. Cool latticework too on the nearest truss.

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    That bridge looks scratchbuilt!(y)
     
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    Nasty storm brewing? :eek:
     
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    Yesterday evening, as I was about to come home from a day of train watching in Rosenberg, these guys showed up. ;) he-he-he

    You can barely see the edge of Tower 17 on the far left.
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    A stumble upon catch of this old Meridian and Bigbee loco back in 1993 while making a pit stop for gas. I was through Meridian MS last year and I couldn't find this spot at all. Just good luck that day I guess.
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