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  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like a launch tube for sci-fi space fighters or something like that.:p

    Would make a nice fishin' hole. Complete with shelter to camp out.:)
     
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  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Must be one heck of a bumpy ride... :eek:

    There's a fine line between this and a roller coaster...
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Bridge, but no rails at Phillips, TN [03/12/1990]. I think that this is a segment of the old line of the SOU's Rathole that was left intact so that the Brimstone Railroad could retain access to the outside world. The Brimstone quit in about 1980.

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    At nearby Sunbright, TN was another example of an abandoned SOU Rathole bridge. This was on my first trip to the area and in an era before the Internet, so had little to go on. Hardcoaler stupidly waited at this location for 15 minutes for a train before taking note of the bridge's decrepit condition and realizing that I'd never see a train here. o_O

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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Great shots Hardcoaler! Seeing that shot and your comment about that bridge at Sunbright made me chuckle. Back in the mid to late 80's when we used to chase the steam excursions up through the rathole, we'd always see someone set up there waiting to shoot the excursion train. Usually we'd be nice and stop real quick and let them know they were in the wrong place. Still amazes me to think back on how many folks didn't believe us.
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    That's a funny story and easy to understand in that region. It's almost hard to recall what railfanning was like before the Internet and GPS. I'd often write various states for their official highway maps, which often had railroads on them and later I bought several DeLorme state maps which remain excellent tools to this day. Most of my interlocking tower expeditions were done on a hope and a prayer, never knowing what I'd find .... or miss because of a wrong turn.
     
  6. ddechamp71

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    And no harm to rails and ties doing so ?

    Dom
     
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  7. Sepp K

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    A beautiful sky, and not a train to be had. Looking west from the remnants of the freight house platform at Wernersville, PA, on the NS Harrisburg Line. Two eastbound and a westbound train were stopped at various detectors that prevented their passing here in daylight. DSC00167.JPG
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    Former Monon main near Crawfordsville, IN, 10/26/1990. Active semaphore signals. Long wait, no train and losing light. :(

    1990-10-26 Manchester IN - for upload.jpg
     
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  10. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Sometimes, you don't need a train...
     
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  11. badlandnp

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    The west end, right to left, Mainline, 1 track, 2 track and the 3 track switch. Dark signals, switches closed, waiting for a train.
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  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I've posted a photo of this trestle before, but I found a different view with nice framing by the trees:

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    Chutes-Ste-Ursule park, near Ste-Ursule Québec. The bridge was built in 1910 by the Grand Trunk. 1300 feet long and 185 feet high, it crosses the former riverbed of the Maskinongé River.

    Just needs a train... :)

    My photo, 2011.
     
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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, what a cool place to hang out and watch trains!(y)
     
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    You bet! Out in the woods - not even far, maybe 8-10 miles up from the main highway - and when there's no train to watch (maybe 10 trains a day going through here), there's the Maskinongé River plunging down about 200 feet in less than a half mile, a good part of that dropping into a deep cut in the rocks with quite a racket even outside of the spring thaw. Just keep your ears open for the throb of a diesel and make a dash back up to catch the train coming over the trestle.

    My Dad discovered this wonderful place about 20 years ago and shared it with me.
     
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  15. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    While waiting for that empty to show up,
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  16. badlandnp

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    Looking west from Blatchford siding between Terry and Miles City. Interesting that concrete ties are used on the siding and not the main.
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    The NP depot in Miles City sadly falling into further decay.
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  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had been thinking there was an effort ongoing to preserve the NP MC depot. Did that fail? :(
     
  18. badlandnp

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    There is an effort of sorts, but I don't know it's current status. It is a neat old building.
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes it is neat. I remember being in it forty years ago, when still an open agency and train order office.
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A train would likely have ruined this view at milepost 4, BNSF Crosby Sub, with Berthold, ND in the distance.

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