PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 04/13/2018

YoHo Apr 14, 2018

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's Friday the 13th, but we're not superstitious here.

    A UP container train makes it's way through Binney Junction headed to the Feather River Canyon on the Former Western Pacific.
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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    And not too far away to the southwest in Napa Valley.....
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  3. co_riff

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    Leased CIT engines SD60's on the Kanawha River Railroad.

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    From my days as a student in October 1977, L&N C-420 1328 (ex-Monon) prepares to haul U. of Tennessee football fans a short distance to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. The L&N provided Saturday football service for shippers and other friends of the railroad. That's the L&N's stub-end station, which still stands today. In the days of L&N passenger service, mainline trains had to leave the main and back over a mile into the station.

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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Co_Riff,
    Are the Kanawa engines going downgrade or stopped? There's no exhaust to indicate they were pulling hard.

    Here's a crummy cell phone shot of the only BNSF heritage hopper I have yet caught:

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    And another cell phone photo by my beautiful bride of a CP Officer Special in Minot (photo by Kristal Siembida, posted with permission):

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. Looking very much disused and no longer maintained. Sad to see any such station in this condition. :(
     
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  7. co_riff

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    Hemi they were waiting for a new crew.

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  8. Mark Watson

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    Caught another J Train yesterday afternoon through Emerald Nebraska, a small town just west of Lincoln. This one with 3 Fuselages and 4 Skyboxes.
    I returned to Emerald just before sunset and caught 4 coal trains (and an EB Oil train that was in sight before I had cameras set up) all within 20 minutes. Two of them were literally back to back, and came while I had the drone acting as a tower cam. If the battery didn't die half way through the second train, I think that footage would have been a cool timelapse. Two NS Gevos close out the rear end DPU on the last train, and that does it for this one.

    After the J Train, try bumping the playback speed to 2x. It's interesting what becomes more noticeable across the horizon at that speed.




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  9. arx

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    ln_c02.jpg : Nov. 1970

    Was been there in the early '70s, but didn't know such a train. My dad was at UT
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  10. Joe Lovett

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    I worked for Boeing 24 years and was fortunate enough to work on several aircraft and spacecraft programs. The video Mark posted shows three Boeing 757 fuselage assemblies and several sky boxes that transport the remaining sections, wings and tail etc. The green coating on the aircraft is a protective lacquer finish to cover the pure aluminum skin. It is washed off before painting.

    When I first started, in 1979, I worked on the Boeing 747. We were able to assemble about 60,000 lbs. of structures in one shipset, such as wings, torque box, fuselage assemblies and emergency exit doors. Our schedule was for 7 shipsets per month and we were building 9 shipsets. There was about 250 structure mechanics working on the program.

    The sky boxes used to transport the assemblies are special built railcars, their basically a flat car with a cover that is lowered in place by a overhead crane. It takes three sky boxes to transport one shipset of 747. I'm not sure how many it takes on other aircraft.

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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Amtrak Coast Starlight heading south thru Puyallup, Wa. 3/13/18

    Mount Rainier is still in the clutches of a chilly winter.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Wish I could afford to move back home. To the People's State of Taxington. I miss the slugs, moss, rain, gray. The salt water and mountains. Dreary fall days.... :(
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks Hiroshi -- neat overview photograph of the L&N's small yard!
     

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