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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BNSF FAN

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    You are right Ken, I have no clue why I typed Progress instead of Patriot. Maybe I was still a bit shaken up by the ride. It was working a local on the GNRR so not sure if it is leased or if Patriot Rail may have a stake in the GNRR now?
     
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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Well, that is a funny thing there Hank. Southern and later NS actually ordered/purchased the locos but then assigned them to each subsidiary as they saw fit. While I'm sure there was some formula used to determine which road got how many of each, it wasn't obvious and did not always follow numbered order within a group of locos.
     
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    A favorite of mine. Shot at the NS yard in Irondale AL(Birmingham area) in 2001 I think :confused:
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  4. Hytec

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    Well I'll be...:confused: Thanks for that.

    S-T-R-A-N-G-E things occur in Board Rooms when the doors are closed. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Right on BNSF FAN. It did seem random and some pretty obscure SOU/NS subsidiaries were selected for the cab subletters. Kind of like SOU's single letter check digits that followed the engine numbers, the SOU had some interesting innovations.
     
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    [​IMG]6988 on a Deadhead move to South Amana for excursions in Oxford July 4th.



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    [​IMG]IAIS 515 and 6988 posing for photos at South Amana Yard.


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    Sorry for the confusion. Lanark Illinois on the old DM&E running from Chicago to Savanna Illinois. Not sure how much was Milwaukee Road. There is signs of old line running through the county side from here close to Lanark going down to Fulton Illinois.

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  9. BoxcabE50

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    DM&E bought the IMRL from WashCorp. As far as I recall, was operated independently as the Iowa & Chicago Eastern. A subsidiary of DM&E.
     
  10. r_i_straw

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    Early morning before the rush. At Temple Meads Station in Bristol about a year ago.
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    On the Sunset Route east of San Antonio.

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    WOW, simply lovely and powerful.
     
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    270 west, flies through Lancaster CA.
     
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    Somewhere between Durango and Dolores in the early 1940s. RGS's only narrow gauge ten wheeler.
     
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  18. Hardcoaler

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    From 06/23/2019, NS 192 arrives at Andrews Yard and Columbia, SC with the SOU Heritage Unit 8099 helping out. The 8099 was later cut out of the consist, turned on the wye and parked in front of the yard office. Where's my weed eater?

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    A lazy summer Sunday at Biltmore, NC, close by Asheville finds the former SOU freight station in excellent shape, now privately owned.

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    The yard at Biltmore has long since lost its importance, but a team track there sees regular use.

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    Several miles distant in Asheville is Murphy Jct. where the SOU main meets the Murphy Branch which one ran 116 mountainous miles southwest to Murphy, NC and an interchange with the L&N. What remains of the branch is operated by Watco's Blue Ride Southern (BLU) and beyond BLU, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad tourist line. The most distant portion of the branch has been out of service for decades. You can see the connection just ahead of the signal bridge.

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    This photo looks up the branch from Murphy Jct. as the tracks begin their climb. A (powered) derail must also be activated to route trains to and from the branch. The derail is seen in the photo.

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