Livingston - Helena weekend 2015

badlandnp Apr 25, 2015

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    So, I am going to bring this thread forward, for the 2022 show. Would like to change the title, but no worries. I got to Livingston today, and here's a really cool little video from Livingston, to tease y'all.......

     
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    This 40 was on the east end of Laurel,
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    An extreme zoom from the Livingston Depot,
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    And returning helpers at Livingston west, with 290 in the set,
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    And one of several video's. It is an extremely fun location due to the Depot's proximity to the tracks!
     
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    Earlier there was this train leaving,


    And immediately after those pushers ripped by, like the 2 seconds it took me to stop the first video, turn and notice the second train, then push record!
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Can't believe 290 is still riding the rail!!

    Old Great Northern SDP40, glad it's still earning her keep AND in blue!:cool::cool::cool:
     
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    Some more MRL, after the very fun Railfair! The neat thing is seeing the 109! It was the first of a series of 26 GP-9's LRC rebuilt back in '95 and '96 with an upgraded electrical system. I got to be the lead electrical designer on that project, and trainer and foreman.
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    And of course there is a video of the other side of the sets,
     
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    And a video overview of the show in the Civic Center Ballroom.
     
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    Wow, that's quite a swap meet!
    :)

    Hmmm, actually it looks like one of them there fancy-pants Montanan to-dos, with your carpeted floors and chandeliers...
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    You'all probably strut around drinkin' champagne and eatin' dainty finger sandwiches while buying gold plated brass trains and solid silver solder .... ... ... Dag'gum high falutan Montatan snobs!
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  8. badlandnp

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    It is called "The Ballroom" at the Civic Center!
    :LOL::ROFLMAO:
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice digs for a train show!:cool:

    Beats school gyms and sports arenas by a long shot.

    But I'll take a train show in any kind of wrapping.

    First thought through my mind. Made me want to rent a tux.:D
     
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    And a fitting end to the weekend on Tuesday evening, this is just east of Terry, MT. The NP main followed the Yellowstone while just behind me is the Milw mainline from Baker, MT to Terry.


    And just behind me, after I turned around, this grain was heading west along the MILW,
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Beautiful place to catch a train!:love:
     
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    And it was a double catch! Dorothy's cellphone camera acted up so we didn't get video of the grain train! Dang it!
     
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