Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Doug Gosha

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    I've noticed quite a few spikes sticking up in recent photographs and interestingly, you would think they would be in groups if the rail was getting lifted and it seems like they're random. Of course if it was vibration causing it or poor ties, that would explain it, I guess.

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  2. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]HLCX 1068 trailing at Galesburg-June 22, 2019


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  3. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]Not too many of these SD40-2’s left on the BNSF in BN Green.
    Galesburg, IL-June 22, 2019


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  4. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]Got some nice souvenirs from the BNSF at Galesburg, IL-June 22, 2019


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  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    "Not Scared of Snow"
    A Dakota, Missouri Valley Western snowplow rests on the tail of the wye at Wishek, ND.

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  6. Mr. Train

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  7. Hardcoaler

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    A sight rapidly fading from the American railroad scene are classic era signals. This searchlight signal is still in use, protecting NS's lines in Columbia, SC. The rectangular plate with the "fishtail" ends is a legacy of semaphore signals and indicates that this is a "distant" signal, giving notice that there's a home signal ahead at the NS/CSX interlocking. [NS 192 with N&W Heritage unit trailing, 06/21/2019]

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  8. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]CP 474 in the hole at Letts for 4 northbounds.

    [​IMG]CP 475-25 going to work at Muscatine

    [​IMG]CSX 7 second out on 475

    [​IMG]CP 3111 on 475

    [​IMG]CP 8039 on 475

    [​IMG]475 at Buffalo

    [​IMG]First of two 675’s empty sand train at Buffalo

    [​IMG]Second 675 at Buffalo

    [​IMG]B71 taking the “slow” track South of Buffalo...

    [​IMG]with a “beavered” CP 6307 trailing.

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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    "Blue Hour Over Gassman"
    The Ross Local, led by a sharp pair of veteran SD40-2s, rolls over the imposing trestle spanning Gassman Coulee at 5:50AM.

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  10. Hytec

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    That's one AWESOME Trestle. :eek:
     
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    ....and the train too!!:cool:
     
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  12. r_i_straw

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    Rock Island Class P-32 Pacific powering a Burlington-Rock Island passenger train about to depart Houston Union Station. Early 1930s. It was built by Alco-Schenectady in 1905. It was retired in 1947.
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  13. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]”Powered By Our People” Unit.
    Cedar Rapids, IA


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  14. Mr. Train

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    Thanks for sharing the steam.

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  15. Mr. Train

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    Look what was parked over night in Lanark siding be hind the shop. Engine idling all day Built 1955 (Been around longer than me). [​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. BoxcabE50

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    Lanark? Illinois, former Milwaukee Road track? Looks like they are busy doing some nearby right of way maintenance.
     
  17. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks -- I had no idea where "Lanark" is or its rail heritage. (y)
     
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  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    One of the Katy's slogans was "Serves the Southwest Well". I did not realize that their tracks may have actually gone through that well. He he he....
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  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    They were a lot crazier back then....
     
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  20. BNSF FAN

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    That is really a cool catch and a great looking unit. I was unaware it had been done. Really like it. (y)(y)(y)
     
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