PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN 1/12/2018

YoHo Jan 13, 2018

  1. YoHo

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    The Sand Track at Roseville always has something coming or going

    This ACE F40PH-3C is presumably heading somewhere for work. Wabtec(Id, where it's from) or Progress/EMD in Tacoma most likely.

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  2. badlandnp

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  3. RailMix

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    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a photo of HESR 8802 at Marlette, then later found this one of the trailing unit in the consist. Prior to Genesee and Wyoming's renumbering program, this was the 9712, subject of Atlas models in both Central Michigan livery and the later HESR patchout scheme. I
    developed a fondness for this engine when it was assigned to Marlette as the elevator switcher for several weeks on end a number of years ago.

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  4. r_i_straw

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    Rosenberg, Texas. Sunset Route west of the BNSF crossing. January, 2012.
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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    The mercury is truly curling up in the bulb today, current windchill in NW North Dakota is -40F!

    Here's a warmer location from 2017.

    As we near Mud Tunnel, D&RGW 315 and 463 strut their stuff as they doublehead the Chama-bound train around a great curve:

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    Amtrak's northbound Silver Star ran eight hours late on Tuesday and I was able to grab a shot of it in daylight south of Lugoff, SC. This is the former SAL main.

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  7. BuddyBurton

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    January 9, 2018:
    CP 2309 & 2216 leading a long local back to Nahant Yard via track rights over the Iowa Interstate Railroad.[​IMG]


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  8. RailMix

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    Is it still 2018? Looks more like it could be the summer of 1928. Absolutely stunning photo.
     
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    Last fall on the CSX Ohio River Sub.

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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    Late Amtrak trains are common around here... This is Amtrak 8, the eastbound Empire Builder, entering Minot, ND about 4 hours behind schedule:

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    The coolest part was the monster 4-unit consist, exceedingly rare for Amtrak trains!

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    Last, a BNSF stacker's DPU heads east past the Minot storage yard.

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  11. badlandnp

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    And here's a fun video of a lost CSX with BNSF GE's on an oil train.

     
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    Does anyone know what that red thing is?
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  13. badlandnp

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    That looks like a car mover some sort, looking at the two hydraulic cylinders attached to the rail wheels.

    However, the new icon you have is just great eye-Candy! :D
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Trackmobile. Model, manufacturer unknown.
     
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    Every I scroll past this pic, I think the right hand engine was in a crash with the nose bent down!
     
  17. Candy_Streeter

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    I didn't know what to call it. But I put " trackmobile "
    in google and I got tons of pictures. That's the first one I've ever seen.
     
  18. Hytec

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    I drove a small one years ago and found out real quick that it would nose dive when you stepped on the brakes if there wasn't a car coupled on the rear. It had a plate under the coupler to hold the rear down when you stepped on the brakes. It was driven like a truck, had accelerator and brake pedals, but a grab bar instead of a steering wheel. The one I drove was similar to this.

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  19. Candy_Streeter

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    How many cars can it pull?
     
  20. Hytec

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    The one I drove could do two or three with a light touch on the accelerator.
     

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