A SIGN of the times

BNSF FAN Jul 22, 2008

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Control Point SA036 Rosenberg, Texas. UP Sunset crosses the BNSF Galveston Sub. Green light and we are flying through.
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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    Blue hour at Coulee, ND on the BNSF Crosby Sub (Northgate Branch) where a plow train is tying down for the next few days. This was Monday, and today we have a raging blizzard undoing all their work!

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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Yermo CA - Aug 2013
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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    "Ghosts of the BN"
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  5. BNSF FAN

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    Somewhere northeast of Charlotte NC - Feb. 28, 2022
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  6. r_i_straw

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    Just a few miles down the road from this sign.
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  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Great signs, especially if your stuck in traffic, lol!
     
  8. 7dmack

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    Here's a sign on the bottom of a lowered Subaru. I don't think it's stock.
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  9. Hytec

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    If you're reading that warning, I suspect you are already aware of that. LOL
     
  10. r_i_straw

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  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    The starting procedure reminds me of my first and only motorbike - a 1977 Yamaha RD400. Set choke lever to start position, and kickstart the thing. Didn't have to mix the oil and gas, it had a separate tank for the oil.

    I doubt the Fairmont was kickstarted...:D
     
  13. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    A high school buddy of mine had an 76 RD400. Sweet little bike! Easy riding and way quicker than my 78 GS400 was. The whole 2 stroke / 4 stroke thing. Fun stuff! I have a friend here, retired section gang, who rode those Fairmonts. And watched more than one get wiped out by a train that was ahead of schedule in those days!
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    I think I read somewhere that because track cars and hi-rail trucks won't reliably trip signals, they're insulated to never trip signals. When they're out on the line, their sole protection is authority to occupy a segment of track and long ago, they might not have had even that. I can imagine that in the days of track speeders, their noise would drown out the sound of an approaching train. :oops:
     
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  15. r_i_straw

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    On the back of the tender.
    WORK SAFELY AND CAREFULLY
    PREVENT PERSONAL INJURIES
    AND DAMAGE TO FREIGHT AND
    EQUIPMENT
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    Fred Schmiedkind Jr. photo. Bruce Blalock collection.
     
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  16. Kurt Moose

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    Looks like an actual sign on the side of the tender as well.
     
  17. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    And note MKT 1000, the Baldwin DS4-4-1000 switcher in the left background.

    An oldie but a goodie!:)
     
  18. Akirasho

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  19. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Fouling Point signs, of some sort?
     
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  20. Hytec

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    I think they signify work crew ahead, be prepared to stop on flag.
     

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