Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

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    From August 1983, a view from the hump tower at Rice Yard in Waycross, GA:

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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Frisco 1522 in Houston back in 2001.

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  3. BoxcabE50

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    I sure liked the paint schemes from back then, a lot more than that of today.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    What is the status of 1522? Didn't I read a while back, of an effort ongoing to steam her again?
     
  5. r_i_straw

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    ^^^^^^
    I don't know. Last I saw it, it was still cold sitting in the yard at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.
     
  6. fitz

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    1522's organization is out of $$ and there is no plan to get her running again. Really unfortunate. She was a real crowd pleaser, allegedly the loudest in stack talk among the preserved locomotives.
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    Here is an old one that I shot on cheep color print film back before digital cameras. Could not afford Kodachrome all the time.
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Wrong colors. Degrading for both MP and WP. :(
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Me too and very little graffiti on freight cars back then.
     
  10. Mike VE2TRV

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    Same here - paint schemes were more interesting and varied. And no graffiti makes it easier to model. A time before vandalism was considered art.:eek:hboy:

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  11. Jim Wiggin

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    Not steam but interesting. At one time real common in Galesburg, now they have been replaced with SD40-2's. Never thought I would grow nostalgic over Cascade Green.

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    BN 6177, former CB&Q #430. Taken in Galesburg, June 1998.
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    Nice shot Jim. When I was a kid in Chicago, I recall that BN ran some neat TV ads to promote the new railroad. Then when I went away to school, a professor ran BN's 1973 film Portrait of A Railroad which I though was so cool. Yep, I miss Cascade Green too. One of the few BN units I have on film is this poor scan of a unit at the former Frisco yard in East Thomas (Birmingham), AL taken in August 1990.

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  13. r_i_straw

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    I used to see them often 8 or 9 years ago but they are quite rare now. This one is from February 2007.
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    I did find some old b&w photos of a BN boxcar and NP boxcar, taken between '73 and '75 before I shot color. Alas, that wonderful pre-graffiti era is seen again.

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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Back when we had better parents, and children did not have the 'right' to freely commit criminal acts. :(
     
  16. Hardcoaler

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    NS Train 156 leaving Columbia, SC in January 2014 with Veterans unit trailing:

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    Westbound empty coal train in the Loops west of Old Fort, NC in December 2014:

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  18. BoxcabE50

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    This looks like an interesting place. Did you need to hike in?
     
  19. Hardcoaler

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    Helpers dropping down at Jarrett's Tunnel, west of Old Fort, NC:

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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Yes, but this spot isn't too bad to access, just a steep uphill walk for maybe 1/2 mile. The west end of the Loops is more remote, but is somewhat close to long-abandoned, grown-in, impassible-by-car US-70 and the old highway provides a hiking avenue to access the railroad. I hope to check it out someday.
     

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