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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.

    1990-03-12 002 Phillips TN - for upload.jpg

    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

    1990-03-13 001 Sunbright TN - for upload.jpg
     
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  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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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.
     
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  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

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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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

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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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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