Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Akirasho

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    CXS spur under US 35 Dayton, OH.
     
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    CSX yard Cayce SC 2005

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  3. r_i_straw

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    Another random shot from way before my time.
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    From 1981 are two shots taken at Middletown, NY on the Middletown & New Jersey. I'm not sure why a Warrenton caboose from North Carolina was working in New York, but there it was and in beautiful condition too.

    1981-11-15 004 Middletown NY M&NJ 1 - for upload.jpg
    1981-03 003 Middletown NY Warrenton Caboose - for upload.jpg
     
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    More good stuff!
     
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  7. SP 9811

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    No, SP. The horizontal headlight with the UDE blank out gives it away. Plus where the Gyra was.
     
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    Found these odld pictures from back in 1983 when I was in Hong Kong. There is this neat botanical garden at the top of the ride, PIC_0043.JPG PIC_0042.JPG
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Located on the Erie main, Waldwick, NJ was an interesting spot to explore with it's 1887 depot, interlocking tower and yard. Happily, the depot and tower have been preserved. These shots are from 1982.

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    1982-07 002 Waldwick NJ WC Tower - for upload.jpg
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    RDCs at Waldwick and a push-pull train arriving. This was one of the few times in my life where I saw a prototype and went that afternoon to a local hobby shop to buy the model -- Con-Cor's new N Scale RDC. With the push-pull, I'm not sure if he had brake trouble or if he came in a bit too hot.

    1982-07 001 Waldwick NJ - for upload.jpg

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  11. ddechamp71

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    Is at least the ultimate remaining track still operating ?

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  12. Hardcoaler

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    Yes, Dom, by the Middletown & New Jersey. Maybrook is in the upper right on the branch to Montgomery. The once tiny road with the 44-Tonner as seen above has since greatly expanded its operations. Such a nice thing to see! (y)
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  13. ddechamp71

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    Good !(y)

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  14. Hardcoaler

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    One of my mediocre slides from 1983 was of a mystery structure in eastern PA, labeled with only a guess as to where it was taken in the cement region. With a bit of research, I finally hit paydirt -- the L&NE's yard office at Bath, PA. It does not appear on mapping sites that I can see, so I'm pretty sure it's gone today.

    1983-10 Cement Jct PA [Uncertain Of Location] - for upload.jpg

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  15. r_i_straw

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    I was doing some "drive by" rail fanning today. Found this along Texas Highway 36 between Wallis and Sealy. You can turn down the volume if you don't like what was playing on the radio.;)
     
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  17. BNSF FAN

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    That is a cool string of locos Russell. Neat find!
     
  18. Hytec

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    I wonder if that dead line was caused by BNSF adopting PSR? I'd heard that CSX had stored a bunch of power because of PSR.
     
  19. r_i_straw

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    I don't know, most of those units were used in coal service on unit trains. The genset units were used in switching.
     
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  20. HemiAdda2d

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    A lot of coal power is idled due to the downturn in the coal economy. I wouldn't pin it specifically on PSR.

    "Action Red Transfer"
    A CP transfer pulls interchange traffic for BNSF east past the Minot, ND Amtrak station.

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