Circa 1985

BNSF FAN Mar 16, 2018

  1. BNSF FAN

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    Found a few shots from 1982 to 1986 with most being 1985 that I had scanned a while back. Was never happy with how they scanned so didn't really do many but will share what I did. Most of these are 1985 shots. May be a couple from 1986 as well mixed in. Enjoy.

    CR 6493 - Hixon TN. This unit was a regular on trains 116/117 back in those days
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    Seaboard System 8030 is actually leading an NS train out of the north end of DeButts Yard - Chattanooga TN
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    Southern (NS) 2300 in Knoxville TN.
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    Southern (NS) 2328 and slug 9831 working the north end of NS DeButts Yard, Chattanooga TN. SOU2328.jpg
     
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    Southern 4501 in green rolling through the north end of NS DeButts Yard, Chattanooga TN. My favorite paint scheme for this engine.
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    Southern 4501 mid way through NS DeButts Yard, Chattanooga TN.
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    Southern 4501 at Tyner - Chattanooga TN.
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    Southern 7033 north at Hixson TN
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    Southern 5043 working the north end of NS DeButts Yard, Chattanooga TN.
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    Southern SD40-2 # 3283 and radio control car 905908 head across TN Bridge in Chattanooga TN May 1984. If you know the location, you might notice the river level was a bit high on this sunny afternoon.
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    Great pics!! (y)(y)(y)
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    It must been a significant flood. Look at how high the splashing has wet those piers. :eek:
     
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    Looks like someone is deadheading in the cab of 6493.
     
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    It was a pretty good flood. Here is a shot from 2015 with the normal water level that was taken maybe 300 or 400 yards down stream. The water was about half way from this level up to the bottom of the bridge. The spot where I took this picture from was maybe 15 to 20 feet under water during the flood that year.
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    Back then, you could still get away with a cab ride, if you stayed outta the way.:rolleyes:
     
  12. fitz

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    I sure like your photos of 4501 when she was green.
     
  13. Hardcoaler

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    Great shots BNSF FAN! Those were the days. Southern was widely recognized for railroad excellence and their paint scheme remains a regal sight.

    In April of 2016 I was blessed to find NS's SOU 3170 working in Columbia, SC, restored and repainted. It was SOU's first SD-40. I think she has since been donated to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, but I'm not positive on that.

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    I also saw her in Columbia around that same time frame but the day I saw her the weather and lighting were no where near this nice. Good shot.
     
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    Here are a few more.

    The only all black CR unit I ever caught. This was in the north end of NS's DeButts Yard - Chattanooga TN
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    And this late night visitor was a great catch. NS's DeButts Yard diesel shops - Chattanooga TN
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    Another pair of CR units northbound at Hixson TN including a rare to the area 4 axle unit.
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    And a couple of N&W units

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    SD40-2 6145 - Chattanooga TN
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    GT 6204 southbound at Lexington KY
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    NS 1606 at Chattanooga TN
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    Steam x3 - N&W 611 leads an excursion into Chattanooga TN past the TVRM who had Southern 722 and Southern 630 double heading the museum train and to salute the 611 as she passed. Was a neat scene. Another one of those wish the weather would have been better days.
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    Southern 722 and Southern 630 double heading a TVRM train
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    N&W 611 being pulled backwards out of Lexington KY since there was no wye there to turn her on.
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