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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

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    It's NS Tower (PRR/NKP/B&O). We stopped at Lima to seek it out and caught the new CSX units purely by luck. NS was demolished in 1999.

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    I saw this pair wander into Minot, ND yesterday as rain fell. I later saw it again in Kenmare, ND, presumably making an interchange move with Northern Plains Railroad.

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    Fullerton CA - Jan 2009

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    My favorite 1980 Honda Accord LX 5-Speed adjacent to CSX B23-7 3109 at Catawba, SC in February '91. I'm not sure what became of the locomotive, but my Honda would soldier on for another year, sold at 195,000 Miles.

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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Seeing the photo with his favorite car, posted by Hardcoaler, thought I would do a view of mine. A 1972 Honda Z600 Coupe. Note the appropriate color, which believe it or not, was a factory option. I regret ever having parted with this car. Parked on the platform of the Milwaukee Road depot at Sumas, Washington:

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  8. Akirasho

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    not sure but prolly handled bulk goods in the past.
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    I'll bet that picture brings on a flood of memories for you Boxcab. Such a neat car and one that I'd never heard of. I read that it was the precursor of the Civic, introduced the next year in '73. A great story on these here:

    https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/1972-honda-z600
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    It was a real hoot, driving that car. I did a bunch of train chasing in it and have a few stories. But "we" :rolleyes: bought a new '82 Honda Civic FE, so having an excess vehicle, something (supposedly) had to go. I actually tried to buy it back, but when I contacted the owner, he'd rolled it. That ended the story. :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    I was wondering about that very thing, hoping that it may have been a survivor. Such a shame. :( The link that I posted mentioned that good quality crankshafts for the 598cc 2-Cyl. air-cooled engine in the V600 are highly prized, as without one, there's no way to rebuild the motor. I have a dumb question and I guess it would relate to VW Beetles too, but how is cabin heat generated in a car with an air-cooled engine? I'm guessing some sort of ducting passed over the cooling fins?
     
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    Yes. There is specific shrouding, from which engine heat is gathered.
     
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    I can't say anything about Hondas, but the Beetle had a fixture called "Heizbirne" (i.e. heating pear) mounted one each at both exhausts. You could rout air through these at footlevel into the back of the cabin. There was no fan included - the amount of heat depended on your driving speed.

    Not a very efficient system. Didn't do much to free the windshield from ice, but the backseat passengers got hot feet :LOL:
     
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    CSX B23-7 3109 was retired in 1998. The road number was later assigned to a new ES44AC-H.

    Here's a view of B23-7 3109 from the opposite end:

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    Houston Union Station. The Santa Fe California Special is ready to depart.
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    That's a nice photo, Russell. A diverse skyline framing a great PA-PB set, all in nostalgic black-and-white.
     
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    You have described the Ford Model-A heating system. An ambient air duct surrounding the four cylinder exhaust manifold that flowed into the passenger side based solely on forward speed. This system was absolutely worthless in late December with temps about ZERO degrees on upstate New York State roads unless you were able to do 60+ mph. Speeds that would be disastrous on snow/ice covered curvy roads.
     
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    Hearne, Texas from back when the Southern Pacific was still a going concern. Under exposed Kodachrome that shows scanner lines when adjusted in photo shop to illuminate the shadows. Love those old light packages on these things.
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    SSW 7270 was rebuilt as a GP38-2 and became Paducah & Louisville 3811.

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    Jeffersonville, Indiana, June 23, 2008. Former Seaboard GP9 1970.
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