Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. LegomanBill

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    Photographer Jordan captured a June 1976 UP excursion as one of his sons watches the action. (Bob Jordan)
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    Amtrak E9B 451, Denver, CO, March Mid-1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  2. r_i_straw

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    Yeah, the sun is tough on most red pigments. I was told that the highway departments long ago started using tiny red glass beads for pigment in their stop signs. The beads also reflect light real well.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Red paints back then used iron in their pigments. So, they essentially were internally rusting, rather than oxidizing.
     
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    This is just one of those kind of shots that really are cool. I love how it is timed so that 8444 is right at the point of passing the kid watching.
     
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    Rusting is oxidizing. Rust is iron oxide. And the paint wouldn't have been red without the iron oxide, as iron is gray.
     
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    Harriman, WY, on #3 track. Nice shot!
     
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    UP 8444, with 5 borrowed Amtrak cars, waits with an excursion that is almost certainly not on the UP mainline, February 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    MKT GP40 171, May 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    It does look like a non-transcon track.
     
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    All right. Some MKT.(y)(y)
     
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    The red to green transition era. Looked like Christmas all year long.
     
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    SP SD40 8431, Denver, CO, November 1973 (Bob Jordan)
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    Amtrak P30CH 703 on a foggy morning, Illinois, December 1975 (Bob Jordan)
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  12. Kurt Moose

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    Interesting, the car behind the "Pooch" looks to be like a bi-level passenger car? Ex-Santa Fe, maybe?:cautious:
     
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    It is a former Chicago & North Western bi-level commuter coach that were used by Amtrak into the mid-70s on their Illinois Zephyr train.
     
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    Thank you Sir!(y)
    Never seen these in Amtrak, just the commuter agencies that run them.
     
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    UP SD24B 420B, Cheyenne, WY, September 1975 (Bob Jordan)
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    UP GP9 261, a former turbocharged unit, (Hence the oodles of extra hood vents), November 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    A pair of Santa Fe F7s (with 284 in the lead), pull a freight in April of 1974 (Bob Jordan)
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    A short Amtrak train, with all MILW cars, rolls up to the platform in what I believe to be Milwaukee, WI, January 1975 (????)
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