Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Clicked "Like", but actually do not... The amount of damage fork lift operators did to box cars is stunning. Some cars requiring many tens of thousands of dollars during their life spans. Not to mention the lost revenues while those cars were idled, in or awaiting repairs. Writing as one of those who had to spend the hours fixing their aftermath, :mad::mad::mad::mad:.
     
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  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    And UP 629 is one of a very few high-nosed U25Bs - very early production run. Now that's cool!:cool:
     
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  3. LegomanBill

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    An evening (5:38 PM) SP commute rolls near Millbrae, CA toting commuters home after a day's work, June 23, 1975 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    Amtrak's Train 11 passes through Martinez, CA on March 31, 1974 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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    Santa Fe SD45-2 5666, Caliente, CA, February 6, 1977 (????)
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    Northern Pacific HH-660 602, Seattle, WA, 1961 (Fred Byerly)
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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Ken,
    Is the last NP unit in its as-delivered scheme?
     
  6. BNSF FAN

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    That ATSF SD45-2 looks fantastic and I don't know that I've ever seen a pic of an NP switcher in this scheme. Really cool!
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Trying to recall. I believe not. "602" is not it's original number.
     
  8. Kurt Moose

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    I wanna say it was originally the Walla Walla(NP) paint scheme?:rolleyes:
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

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    What was as-delivered paint?
     
  10. LegomanBill

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    To add on to Ken's info, the original number is 127. Don't know what the original scheme on it was either. However, I do know that this loco still exists today. It's on display in Albia, Iowa as Burlington/RELCO 602.
     
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    NP Shop Loco 6 (This thing was built from a retired EMC motorcar, or at least part of one anyway), Tacoma, WA, 1958 (Fred Byerly)
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    Great Northern's Western Star (Train 27), headed by BSB F3 367A, rolls near Minnetonka, MN in 1968 (Fred Byerly)
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  13. Kurt Moose

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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    Ken,
    Was #6 electric/battery powered? There doesn't seem to be a fuel tank.

     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Battery, extension cord or both. I honestly do not recall it's abilities. :(
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    Although I clicked "Like", I never did care for the GN BSB scheme. It did not weather well. The paint on every unit I ever saw, flattened and weathered badly, in a short time. Easily seen in this photo, above.
     
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  17. LegomanBill

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    UP U50C 5006, Council Bluffs, IA, January 1971 (Rik Anderson)
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    GN FT 418D, Minneapolis, MN, 1964 (Fred Byerly)
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    I am hoping this "slide box" never ends. It is unreal and simply wonderful.
     
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  19. trainman-ho

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    Yes...I agree whole hardheartedly!!

    Jim
     
  20. LegomanBill

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    NP RS3 861, Duluth, MN, 1969 (Fred Byerly)
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    Another SP evening (5:41pm) commute, rolling through Millbrae, CA behind GP40P-2 3198, June 27, 1975 (Thomas G. Acheson)
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