GN GN remnants

HemiAdda2d Mar 26, 2003

  1. barlowfaudio

    barlowfaudio TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry if this has already been discussed on this old thread. That caboose is not of GN ancestry. Wrong details, window placement, length etc. X-626 or X-628 were 25 ft cabeese with X-628 having the heavy underframe for pusher service.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

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    Any hints of it's heritage? I'm trying to think of any other US regional operation, where it could have found it's way to that site. Neither NP, nor Milw. The cupola placement is quite far toward one end. By chance something Burlington?

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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Please post those photos in the CB&Q forum!!!:):)
     
  4. Kurt Moose

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    There's another one of these trailers, but without the decals, sitting next to East Valley RD just south of Auburn, WA. even though the decals are gone, you can see where the lettering was and make out all the words.
     
  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Amazing, as this trailer must be from the 60's at the latest--possibly the 50's?
     
  6. Mr. SP

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    Faux GN Caboose

    The weathered GN caboose in the photo is a "Waycar" from the Burlington. As for why it is in GN paint is anyone's guess.
    The photo is the Walthers version of the Waycar.
     

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  7. barlowfaudio

    barlowfaudio TrainBoard Member

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    That's amazing to see that in the original freightliner scheme. GN came up with that lettering scheme in 1949 for their Motor Freight Division (GNMFD). The trailers were pretty much exclusive to Montana with the exception of Havre to Williston ND service. That trailer is probably from the early 1960's.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I believe you are correct.

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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Carter, MT's depot:

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    It seems to have been moved from its original location, as it is 90* from the tracks.
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Nice to see it has a good quality roof. That gives it a chance for long term survival. Did you find me any GN train orders in the attic? :D

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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Thanks for posting, Hemi! It's always good to see GN stuff still standing!
     
  12. Geared Steam

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    Thanks for the pictures Hemi, you always make me miss Montana!
     
  13. MRL

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    Found this a few weeks ago heading west in Scottsbluff!!!
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  14. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Nice find! Alittle soap and water, she'll look new again!:rolleyes:
     
  15. gnbook@hotmail.com

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    I've seen several old GN wood chip cars! One was in Avon, IN in late 2009! I almost wrecked my car when I saw it.
     
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  16. SDP45

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    There are a string of GN and NP woodchip cars, still in GN and NP reporting marks, just outside of Wenatchee. Been there for a while too.
     

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