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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

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    WOW. I looked long and hard at this photo, seeking any signs of paint. I see nothing other than lettering. Rust and more rust!
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Empty's and loads at 26.4x, Sumner Wa.
     
  3. BNSF FAN

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    Eastbound loaded coal tied down near Gattman MS - Summer 2015
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  4. r_i_straw

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    The Missouri Pacific depot in Dodge, Texas in 1960. Dodge was about half way between Houston and Palestine, Texas along the old International & Great Northern line that ran between those two points.
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Neat old pulpwood cars too! (y)
     
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    Got Snow?
    An empty EB BNSF oil train gets the Highball at East Scenic to head thru the 7.79 mile Cascade Tunnel under Stevens Pass this last Wednesday. You can barely make out the flashing white light that lets the crew know the tunnel fans are operating......
     
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    As the DPU's push into the tunnel, the snow really starts to come down!
     
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    -5F and snowing a bit as this empty oil train waits for clearance to leave. And an early CSX AC unit is in the set in what I think is their best paint scheme. PIC_0841.JPG PIC_0843.JPG
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Any evidence of a train order signal is long since gone. :(
     
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    Eastbound tonnage knocks down the signals guarding the Soo Tower interlocking:

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  11. BoxcabE50

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    BRRRRRRRRRR! I am cold!
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

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    It was! -4°F ambient....
    This photo was even colder. -8°F with a -31°F windchill!

    WB BNSF grain loads chug upgrade past Minot Builder's Supply. First shot with my new nifty fifty lens, I had to lighten it up several stops. I need to adjust my settings over the kit lens....

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  13. Kurt Moose

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    :confused::eek:

    Brrrrrrrrrrr, getting chills watching this thread!!
     
  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    Around here, I just have to look out the window! Never mind sticking my nose out! :p

    I like the Dodge depot. Nice B&W photo that brings some atmosphere to the view.(y)
     
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  15. r_i_straw

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    Here is an old one from my collection. The Sam Houston Zephyr running on the Burlington-Rock Island line between Houston and Dallas. This train set ran opposite the Twin Star Rocket on the same line. The original streamlined equipment was the articulated 9901 formerly of the Twin City Zephyr, however it caught fire and burned on December 19, 1944. The replacement locomotive and cars shown here lasted from then until passenger service was discontinued in 1966.
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  16. SP 9811

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    Big hook at SP Mojave yard, CA...long ago
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    I love those old E5s.... Sleek, stainless and slant noses.
     
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  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    You've got that right! I believe that they're the classiest E's ever built. I may add the B&O EAs to that title, too.

    Vergara doesn't hold a candle to the talent of the designers of that era.
     
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    Here's a picture I came across in some papers this morning. It was taken by my friend Joe Grow who has long since boarded his last train home. Note on the back says circa "1939 or 1940, B&O Locomotive, Bradford PA". Looks to be number 7527. Possibly a 2-8-8-2
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  20. Kurt Moose

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    The "modern" E-unit......yuck!!!:sick:
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    NB Cascades Talgo at MP26.4x, Sumner WA.

    Just ain't the same!!
     
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