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Hardcoaler Jul 6, 2023

  1. Hardcoaler

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    CNW GP-15-1 4418 at Madison, WI on a drizzly 04/14/1987. My Kodachrome 64 was fighting for its life in this lousy light.

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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Aaah, the baby tunnel motor, lol!
     
  3. BNSF FAN

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    I think that shot turned out well and those 15's are neat looking little units. :)
     
  4. Hardcoaler

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    Trussrod CNW 105234, inside length 36 FT and 1/2", capacity 10 Tons. Interesting hatch on the car's end.

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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Milwaukee Road had those, use to load long lumber.
     
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    10 tons is not much capacity - even for those days.
     
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  7. Doug Gosha

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    I still like the look of wooden boxcars.

    And, I wish they would fix the awning on the Lake Street Tower. There is a gap in one place and a loose piece in another that flaps in the wind. It looks tacky. :D

    Dou[g
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    Haha! :LOL: I thought I saw something odd with that awning, but couldn't figure out what was going on with it.
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Just an old negative I found this afternoon, taken about 1975 or so. A Chicago-bound "scoot" is slowing for a stop at Barrington, IL. Neat that the order board is still there. Looks like three cars in the four car train are cab cars. Lead car 254 was built by Pullman-Standard in 1965.

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  10. Doug Gosha

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    The CNW made the structures for order boards, semaphores, etc. out of old rails.

    Doug
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    That's interesting Doug. I didn't know that, but I see what you describe! Cheap & Nothing Wasted, right? :)
     
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  12. Doug Gosha

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    Yup. I believe it was in an old Model Railroader where they had an article about how to model them.

    Doug
     
  13. Doug Gosha

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    You showing those cab cars reminds me, The GP15s must not be equipped for use with cab cars because when a GP15 is backing cars into the sheds, there is always a crew member at the rear doorway of the rear car to direct the engineer.

    Doug
     

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