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  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    SDP40!!!!!

     
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  2. fordy744

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    Thanks Badland! Excellent pics!

    Look forward to seeing more!
     
  3. badlandnp

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    From Jan 95, I was uplate riding a test unit in helper service on MRL's Bozeman pass. We were waiting on this train to go by. PIC_0592.JPG The BN sent a couple of plows our way for repairs and some repainting, I think, PIC_0593.JPG PIC_0594.JPG PIC_0595.JPG PIC_0596.JPG PIC_0597.JPG PIC_0598.JPG PIC_0599.JPG
     
  4. badlandnp

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    And again , in Jan 95, we were in the process of scrapping some excess units for the BN. Sad to see these good ole 'cadillacs' go to pieces, PIC_0600.JPG PIC_0601.JPG PIC_0602.JPG And EMD Leasing was looking for a new image, LRC came up with this for them, PIC_0603.JPG PIC_0604.JPG I am not sure what we did with this one, maybe a CSX guy can tell us.... PIC_0605.JPG Pulling a freight east out of Livingston, MT, PIC_0606.JPG And a couple of shots of the inside of the LRC-BN-NP backhop, PIC_0607.JPG PIC_0608.JPG
     
  5. badlandnp

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    And finally a pretty freshly painted FNM U-boat. She got new cabling and wiring, newly rebuilt engine, generator and traction motors, larger radiators, and a general overhaul of every other thing. These were a lot of fun to work over! PIC_0609.JPG PIC_0610.JPG PIC_0611.JPG PIC_0612.JPG
     
  6. BNSF FAN

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    Cool to see more from the archive! (y)(y)(y)
     
  7. badlandnp

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    Thanks! The boxes of pics finally got relocated after getting settled into my new place, sort of . . .
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    It appears that the 2062 was rebuilt into a "GP-38-3", as done by the road's Huntington, WV Shops with an all-new square cab and all of the latest features. Man, it sure looked like a heap in your photo. You sure saw some pretty cool stuff in your work! (y)
     
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  9. badlandnp

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    Yes there were a lot of neat locos and such! Sadly, I didn't get many pics of them when I worked in Boise. There were a lot of NJT, MARC, FDOT, CSX, VRE, BN, MPI and other units going together there when I worked there. Only a couple of a GP30 from then. I even have a pic somewhere of 8444 in Boise at the 1989 state's Centennial. Somewhere..... O

    Oh well, plenty of others to gander at!
     
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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    That old GN snow dozer is a great find!
     
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  11. badlandnp

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    Have another that I have yet to post, which will be three after counting these two! Thought it was neat that these two were sequentially numbered and shipped to LRC at the same time!
     
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  12. badlandnp

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    From Jan 1995 at Livingston, MT. The MRL forces added a smiley face to the point of exNYSW SD-45 359. PIC_0755.JPG The 259 had been in LRC's shop for some minor repairs, PIC_0756.JPG As had the 214, PIC_0757.JPG PIC_0758.JPG The 258 was sitting closer to MRL, and begging for a shot, sorry for the reflection of my lighting and camera, PIC_0759.JPG And 112, which I believe is still running around somewhere, PIC_0760.JPG The 208 is leading the helpers trying out a couple of the newly put in service NYSW acquisitions, PIC_0761.JPG The 351 was the trailing unit on the head end consist, PIC_0762.JPG Led by the 291! And those two sandwiched an ex BN SD-45, PIC_0763.JPG
     
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    Here is a rare item, a pair of un-vandalized, practically freshly painted MRL boxcars, PIC_0764.JPG PIC_0765.JPG And the sad end of a pair of GP-20's, PIC_0766.JPG PIC_0767.JPG The 211 leading a pusher set at the west crossing in Livingston, PIC_0768.JPG We had some CR stuff show up, but I am not remembering what we did with them, yet, PIC_0770.JPG PIC_0771.JPG PIC_0772.JPG PIC_0773.JPG PIC_0774.JPG
     
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    And last for today, this NP cab is still sitting at the Livingston museum, PIC_0775.JPG PIC_0776.JPG The controls for this ex-GN spreader are rather un-imposing, PIC_0777.JPG PIC_0778.JPG PIC_0779.JPG PIC_0780.JPG PIC_0781.JPG PIC_0782.JPG But some one has added their commentary to the GN Safety sticker, PIC_0783.JPG
     
  15. BNSF FAN

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    Great stuff Alan. Thanks so much for sharing all these classic pics! (y)(y)(y)
     
  16. badlandnp

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    It is fun! And stirs up the memory, sometimes painfully! May need more use to be properly lubed up in there. The job I had there was probably my favorite. LRC worked on a lot of different locomotive types for so many roads. It is sad to see the whole thing empty any time I go through there, but that whole industry is just gone.
     
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  17. Kurt Moose

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    Thanks for all these pics, love them!!(y):love:
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

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    The Snow Dozer in the last post was sill wearing GN "safety first" heralds!
     
  19. badlandnp

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    And still labeled "built in St. Cloud" Neat stuff!
     
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  20. badlandnp

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    Was heading into work on a cold and snowy morning, Livingston, MT Jan 1995. MOST interestlngly, there are two different SD40-2B's! The 7500 and 7502, which are different from each other. PIC_0798.JPG PIC_0799.JPG PIC_0800.JPG PIC_0801.JPG PIC_0802.JPG PIC_0803.JPG PIC_0804.JPG PIC_0805.JPG
     

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