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  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    I have about 250 packages of 35mm film shot between Jan 92 and Jan 02 at Livingston, MT, Glendive, MT and various other points. I upgraded cameras at some point in that era and so the quality improves. I am going to have to get a tripod and do better re photoing these with my digital camera and then posting them here. Hopefully this will be fun!
    These teaser photos are from Glendive in Feb and March 99.
    A ready to work SD40-2 and a pair of GP15-1's on local service.
    PIC_0550.JPG A whiteface GE C30-7, PIC_0551.JPG
    A pair of 40's, PIC_0553.JPG
    And a pair of SD60M's, with a MAC trailing..... PIC_0554.JPG
    So, anyway, stay tuned for more interesting stuff!
     
  2. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    And here are some mixed leasing units of various heritage. This would be a fun one to model! PIC_0567.JPG
    OK< another BN whiteface beauty! PIC_0568.JPG
    A former MPI (Morrison-Knudsen) unit noe lettered for Helm Leasing, PIC_0569.JPG
    And a Livingston Rebuild Center GE of either SF or NdM heritage. PIC_0570.JPG
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ooh! Cool stuff! Watching intently...
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Like, like, like!!! More!

    BTW- Do you have a flatbed scanner?
     
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    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Unfortunately, no scanner, yet . . . .

    And more from the same months/year, Feb 99, a buddy and I went chasing trains on what was a busy day. This is just west of Glendive about 3 miles looking west-ish. First, a coal empty with some -7's leading a pair of 40's. PIC_0574.JPG
    And then a pair of GP's on the Miles City local heading west, PIC_0576.JPG
    Then a loaded coal train with what was a NEW MAC at the time! Fun, even in the cold! PIC_0581.JPG
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    PIC_0582.JPG

    Fun!
     
  6. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    And the last from that Feb/Mar 99 today, a SF oddity, PIC_0578.JPG
    A new GE that was rushed out of the plant without finishing the paint and decals, I kinda like it. PIC_0583.JPG
    And a National Railway Equip lease unit of obvious heritage! Slobbering SP fans may need tissue! PIC_0589.JPG
    And another from them, dubious heritage, unless someone can enlighten me. PIC_0590.JPG
    And a worn GP-50. PIC_0585.JPG
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    NREX 3065 supposedly ex-UP SD40 #3065.
     
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  8. Hytec

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    The paint scheme on the 6202 U-Boat looks like it may have come from the AutoTrain of the 1970s. Then again, maybe not....?

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  9. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Hytec - I was thinking it was a MARC passenger paint job. We built some GP40-2's for them when I worked at M-K in Boise, and they had a very similar paint job.

    Box- Thanks! Primer gray works well to cover yeller!
     
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  10. Hytec

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    Alan, I thought it looked sorta like the U-36Bs that AutoTrain had early on. Though I think you're probably right about being MARC cast offs.
     
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  11. Mr. Trainiac

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    I’m assuming you are talking about the GP40WH-2, and the paint scheme is kind of similar, but according to the Wikipedia roster, MARC never had U boats. I see “Auto Train” on the sides of them, so it seems like they are ex-auto train.
     
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    I'll bet BNSF 4202 is a former Metro North Commuter Rail unit. This railroad operates in the New York metro area. The paint looks horrible, but familiar.
     
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  13. Mr. Trainiac

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    It is a B23-7, and it is from Metro North. Some trains are just so weird or ugly thar it makes them cool. It looks like the Metro North ones were sold by BNSF to some leasing company in 1999. There were 3 or 4 of them. It looks like they kept the Santa Fe B23s a while longer.
     
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  14. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the info guys! It is always interesting to find out the who, what and where!
     
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  15. Kurt Moose

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    great thread!! Keep them old pics coming!!(y)(y)(y)
     
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  16. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Here're a few from Oct 94 in Livingston at what was Livingston Rebuild Center. This was in the old NP/BN backshops where everything from car wheel rebuilding, car repairs, locomtive repair and rebuilding and paint went on until they shuttered the place around 2000.
    Here's a couple freshly repaired and repainted boxcars, PIC_0591.JPG PIC_0592.JPG
    A reworked, tested and freshly painted SD45. Sure did like these units!
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    And a string of the competitions leaser units, freshly repainted at LRC! PIC_0601.JPG PIC_0602.JPG
     
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    The freshly repainted reaining unit. PIC_0594.JPG
    Oct 94 the 8017 is leading a mixed westbound into Livingston, PIC_0595.JPG
    The next picx are individual shots of each unit of 5 on the point of a westbound at the Livingston depot. PIC_0596.JPG PIC_0597.JPG PIC_0598.JPG PIC_0599.JPG PIC_0600.JPG
     
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    And some interesting shots of the individual pieces of a couple of GP20's and SD9's, sad but still . . . PIC_0603.JPG PIC_0604.JPG PIC_0606.JPG PIC_0607.JPG PIC_0608.JPG PIC_0609.JPG
     
  19. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What a time capsule! Love this stuff!
     
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  20. BNSF FAN

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    What a great series of pictures. <ove all that old BN green. Hopefully more to come? :)
     
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