PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN 11/10/2017

YoHo Nov 11, 2017

  1. YoHo

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    This was in the shops this evening. They were moving it behind some of the armor yellow, so I grabbed the best shot I could from the car.

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  2. r_i_straw

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    Austin Western high rail truck. IMG_1752.JPG
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

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    With good light (but not weather) conditions, glorious first light bathes the solid autorack blocks in East Minot in a golden glow. Amtrak #7 begins to ease on the throttle for an early arrival at the station. Canon T5, 55-250mm @250mm

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    Taken in 1996 I think, stacks move east on the transcon at West Defiance, NM. From a low-rez Kodachrome scan.

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  5. jhn_plsn

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    October 29, 2017 Hill582 Cajon, California. Its my version of fishing. Sit back relax and enjoy the vast scenery and good company. 20171029_140049.jpg
     
  6. RailMix

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    Assortment of Huron and Eastern power tied up at Marlette, MI December 15th, 2013, shortly after the Genesee and Wyoming takeover of RailAmerica. Pictured are an ex-CORP unit, GP9 1721(ex MNN 1471, now scrapped), an ex Central Michigan unit, one of the first engines in the new G&W livery and one of the ex P&LE GP38-2's bought by HESR in 1993. I am told that at one time, HESR operated power in no less than 23 different predecessor/patchout schemes

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    Another CIT engine for the Kanawha River Railroad

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  8. Kurt Moose

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    NB UP stacker at Auburn, WA.....
     
  9. Kurt Moose

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    This is former Milwaukee Road territory, the pole lines on the far side of the tracks were for the electrification, now owned by the state I believe, and the poles on this side were the code lines. Remnants.......:rolleyes:
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

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    At last a southbound CP shot at Soo Tower in the sunlight! Even in low winter light, this shot better suits morning light. Ah, what are ya gonna do? This train had 3 lead units and 1 DPU. 3 head end units is somewhat uncommon for CP in this area.

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  11. Hardcoaler

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    I was wondering about the legacy of those poles. You answered my question before I could ask it. :)
     
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    A zoomed shot....
     
  13. r_i_straw

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    While driving through Central Texas yesterday, I spotted an unusual "Guest House" on a ranch north of Rockdale.
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  14. badlandnp

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    This coal train was sitting here this morning in the icy haze. The second photo is of the dpu's at the rear. PIC_0815.JPG PIC_0817.JPG
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Trying to think of what industry that spur serves/served.
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

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    Nearly 2 hours late, and running with a freight unit leader, Amtrak 8 must have suffered a failure along the line west of Minot. A very late Empire Builder splits the signals guarding Soo Tower. The dense fog and icy rails certainly didn't help the schedule. Canon T5, 18-55mm @ 53mm, f/32 61 sec

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    Dense fog advisory? What do you do when it's foggy? If you're like me, you go shooting anyways!

    Eastbound doublestacks cross Gassman Coulee Trestle in the fog. Canon T5, 18-55mm @18mm f/11, 64 sec

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  17. BoxcabE50

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    Are you still the "Tunnel Junkie"? Or now the "Fogmeister"? :p:D
     
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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    LOL! Still a tunnel junkie, but there's no such thing in North Dakota.
     
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  19. Kurt Moose

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    Goes behind a place called Huttig Building Products off of 6th St NW. Still in use.

    Pic by Bill Edgar off of Railpictures, (hope I don't get in trouble for using this!), but this is the exact same spot, but the other side of the tracks, spur going off to the right lower....
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Oops. Looks like something tripped and went astray...
     
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