Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. vince p

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    Now that's catching em in the wild nice shot.

    Using that new fangled unit to protect the heritage unit's. Lol
     
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  2. vince p

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    Nice Flare miss those unit's.
     
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  3. BuddyBurton

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    Business Train is enroute on a two-day journey to St Paul from Kansas City. Overnight at Nahant in Davenport. Resume trip at 9am Wednesday morning.


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  4. r_i_straw

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    BNSF picked up a number of CITIRAIL lease locomotives to run on their coal train. These were caught in Rosenberg last weekend.
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Not just coal. Have seen them on grain, merchandise, etc.
     
  6. r_i_straw

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    At the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.
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  7. Kurt Moose

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  9. Joe Lovett

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    Missouri Pacific transfer caboose on the Union Pacific mainline between Broken Arrow and Tulsa OK, January 07, 2019 by yours truly. The caboose has major graffiti on both sides and ends. Photo location is in the center median of the Broken Arrow Expressway near the 31st and Yale in Tulsa.

    Joe

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  10. r_i_straw

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    That was actually a “short-body” bay window, welded steel caboose with all of the standard “shack” appliances except bunks, was among the last class of road cabooses on the MoPac, and one of the last cabooses built before their use was discontinued by most railroads. Built by the MoPac in Sedalia, MO in about 1980. It was built for, and used in, long-distance service. Because it has a shorter body and longer end platforms or “porches”, it is sometimes confused with a transfer or yard caboose, which were usually “boxes” built on freight car frames for use in large railroad yards.

    This was a "Transfer" caboose.
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    This was really a "Road" caboose.
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  11. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]CP 7015 northbound with the Business Train.

    Mud Lake Park-Dubuque, IA
    October 16, 2019


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  12. NCRR

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    Sorry,

    I bought this slide on Ebay. I had it made into an electric file. I can not take credit for the photo, nor properly give credit. If this violates the rules, let me know.
     
  13. r_i_straw

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    It belongs to your collection now so there should be no problem. As long as you are not charging $ to view it. ;)
     
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  14. Joe Lovett

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    Thank you Mr. Straw for clarifying the type of caboose in my photo, the caboose has been in service on that mainline for as long as I can remember. We moved to the Tulsa area in 1967 when I was eleven years old.

    Joe
     
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  15. r_i_straw

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    From the Jan. 17, 1959, Houston Chronicle: A heavily laden truck carrying steel crashed into the locomotive of the Rock Island Railroad's "Rocket" at a North Harris County crossing Friday, killing the truck driver and derailing the passenger train. In the left foreground, to the right of the truck's wheels, is all that is left of the truck.
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    "Sixty years ago this month, a passenger train, running 20 minutes late, raced through the northwest section of Harris County en route to Dallas. Daylight was fast fading that evening on Jan. 16.

    The Rock Island's "Texas Rocket" had been in service since 1937, shuffling Houston travelers to and from Dallas/Fort Worth and points north. The sleek, stainless steel trains were the first diesel-powered passenger trains used by the railroad.

    The train had barely passed the crossing at Jackrabbit Road -- FM 1960 today, just east of Willowbrook Mall -- when a truck driven by Ray A. Dawson of Dallas broadsided the second diesel engine powering the train.

    Dawson was thrown from the cab and crushed under the 16 tons of reinforcing steel he was transporting to Dallas.

    And with that, he became the sixth person in two years to die at what was then called the "Dead Man's Crossing."

    As you might have read before, this wasn't the only dangerous stretch of road in Harris County to get saddled with a macabre nickname. Near Pasadena, the La Porte Road crossing over Sims Bayou became so notorious in the 1930s for its fatal crashes that the bridge there came to be known as "The Kiss of Death" bridge."
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    Your disclaimer is good enough. Honest and straightforward. If the actual photographer ever stepped forward, with proof, then....
     
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    "Full Moon Sunflowers"

    Amtrak train 8, the eastbound Empire Builder, drifts downgrade into Minot for late arrival.

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    An oldie from November of 1957. Unloading raw sugar at the Imperial Sugar Refinery in Sugar Land, Texas.
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    Can someone with better eyes confirm that car's built date for me? 5-30?
     

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