PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN 9/8/2017

YoHo Sep 9, 2017

  1. YoHo

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    The Skunk train trundles out of Ft Bragg with a brightly painted car in tow.
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  2. r_i_straw

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    And yet another shot from a bus window. Lisbon, Portugal near the Santa Apolónia railway station. DSC_0684.jpg
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    On 07/21/2010 on the former N&W main at Farm, WV, an eastbound grain train passes a pusher set.

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    That track looks just a wee bit more than neglected. :(
     
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    not the worst I've seen...and better than NWP to the north, but yeah. They don't perform too much maintenance.
     
  6. YoHo

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    Is that the coaling tower for steam engines still standing?
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Yes, I believe it's still there.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    :( When they eventually pile up a train and get sued, the money they could have spent on track maintenance will be cheap compared to the dollars courts award to litigants.
     
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  9. WPZephyrFan

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    I drove up to Santa Rosa with my ex Saturday morning and passed through Tracy, Ca and caught this Western Pacific box car sitting on a siding:[​IMG]



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    And someCalifornia Northern locos downtown:
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    Including this ex SP bay window

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  11. Hardcoaler

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    Sheeesh -- there must be a million idle "artists" with spray cans these days. They're worth what they're paid. There are ~ 1.6 Million freight cars in service on U.S. Class 1 railroads alone and it's a rare car that hasn't been ruined. I'm blessed to have grown up in an era before this sort of gangland form of expression became acceptable and admired. <Soapbox mode off>
     
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  12. Mike VE2TRV

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    Stay on that soapbox, Hardcoaler. It's those who speak up who get heard. Sort of.

    I love that overhead shot of the Portuguese railway station.
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    I agree. That this sort of stupidity is given any such acceptance says a lot about our declining nation/culture. :mad:
     
  14. Rocket Jones

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    I'm not trying to model reality. There is no graffiti on my layout.
     
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  15. ddechamp71

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    Interresting photo a few posts higher.

    Can a Genset be MU'ed with a standard diesel loco ? :)

    Dom
     
  16. WPZephyrFan

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    I guess. The GP15 and the gen sets go everywhere together.


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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Does anyone have a *detailed* map of those lines CFNR operates?
     
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  19. WPZephyrFan

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    I know they operate a lot of SP's old West Side line which follows apart CA. 33 from Tracy to past Newman, where i am now. I can hear the trains pass through town, Saturday in Tracy was my first time seeing their equipment. There are videos on YouTube of the CFNR in the upper part of the Central Valley, north of Sacramento.
     

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