A SIGN of the times

BNSF FAN Jul 22, 2008

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    64,915
    14,043
    653
    A very common practice in the days before the 3m peel and stick type emblems. Either bolted or riveted.
     
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,854
    7,910
    125
    Aaah, BNSF uses red, green, or yellow paddles they stick in the ballast.
     
    Mike VE2TRV and BNSF FAN like this.
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    7,982
    26,343
    115
    November 1980, Boonton, NJ

    1980-11 002 Boonton NJ - for upload.jpg

    Here it is today. I'm glad it still stands, but did they have to paint it pink? (Bottom photo not mine.)

    upload_2022-3-11_20-48-19.png
     
    fordy744, Sepp K, Hytec and 7 others like this.
  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,854
    7,910
    125
    Glad it's still standing and kept up, but ugh!o_O
     
    BNSF FAN, Hardcoaler and Mike VE2TRV like this.
  5. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    3,439
    5,638
    76
    *shudder*

    Must have been Homer Simpson in his pink shirt era.

    It looks like something out of a children's fairy tale story. :confused:
     
    Kurt Moose, Hytec, BNSF FAN and 2 others like this.
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    64,915
    14,043
    653
    Owned by a female? :)
     
  7. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

    1,534
    6,194
    64
  8. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    8,206
    17,681
    133
    Gastonia NC - 3/9/22
    IMG_1284a.JPG

    Thanks for the reminder Russell! :D
    Spencer NC - 3/9/22
    IMG_1301a.JPG
     
  9. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    7,982
    26,343
    115
    March 1981 at the DL&W's Denville, NJ substation.

    1981-03 004 Denville NJ Substation Sign - for upload.jpg
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    20,339
    32,011
    253
    While on my early morning walks while staying in Edinburgh, Scotland in the summer of 2003, I came upon a plaque commemorating a long gone railroad. Durn flash went off on my camera causing a reflection.
    innocent.jpg
    However, I found another photo on line that I could read.
    IRR.jpg

    Near by was an old cast iron bridge from the old line, now in the middle of the walking trail that maintains the route.
    bridge.jpg
     
  11. mr magnolia

    mr magnolia TrainBoard Member

    91
    25
    11
    Hey, that’s my cycle route into town!
    The top section goes into tunnel at a super steep grade.
    Donald


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  12. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    7,982
    26,343
    115
    Burlington baggage wagon at the Monmouth, IL station, 1976. Amtrak's California Zephyr ended service to Monmouth in the early 1980s and the depot was demolished.

    1970s Mid 004 Monmouth IL - for upload.jpg
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,566
    18,337
    253
    The Q lives on! Great catch!

    I may have posted this before, but I forget... Blah, blah, blah. Standard disclaimer here... :p

    CP train 199 winds through the snowy Des Lacs River valley near Foxholm, ND on the CP Portal Sub. A number of signs are seen in this composition: distance from the next siding, classic Soo whistle posts, milepost 484 and for good measure, the pole line. 29 Dec 20.
    _MG_4348.jpg
     
  14. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,854
    7,910
    125
    Brrrr.....:confused:

    Nice shot!
     
  15. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    8,206
    17,681
    133
    The old Auburn AL Depot. It's a seafood place now.

    IMG_1433.JPG IMG_1430.JPG
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2022
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    64,915
    14,043
    653
    Mike VE2TRV and BNSF FAN like this.
  17. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    8,206
    17,681
    133
    Alabama - Above post edited
     
    Mike VE2TRV and BoxcabE50 like this.
  18. Sepp K

    Sepp K TrainBoard Member

    354
    1,937
    33
    DSC02649.JPG Sinking Spring, PA. A new addition to crossing protection that dates back to Reading RR days.
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    64,915
    14,043
    653
    Informational sign by the surviving KR&PC structure:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,854
    7,910
    125
    Cool history, never heard of this before!(y)
     
    Mike VE2TRV and BNSF FAN like this.

Share This Page