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  1. Point353

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    The former L&I 1610 now sports a BN inspired paint scheme as it works on the Northern Lines Railway in the vicinity of St. Cloud MN.

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    Looks like they're growing a nice crop of weeds.
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Experimenting with scanning my box of b&w negatives this afternoon, all taken in the mid-70s. I was just a high school kid, pretty much blasting away at anything I saw without regard to composition or lighting. Most of the negatives exhibit scratches and unyielding dust spots, but oh well. Here's some MILW, all taken in northern IL somewhere (perhaps near Bensenville?) on an overcast day.

    1970s Mid 001 MILW Location Unknown IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 002 MILW Bensenville [Uncertain] IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 003 MILW Bensenville [Uncertain] IL- for upload.jpg
     
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    That would explain the trainload of heavy-duty weed whacker blades.
     
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    The former MILW 161 had a second life as TFM 1428.

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  6. Doug Gosha

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    Hauling wind turbine blades (Hehe, I saw the post about weed whacker blades after this). I wonder if the 1411 is ex Milwaukee Road.

    Doug
     
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  7. Doug Gosha

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    Neat photos!

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    Two special units on train CP 651.

    #7021-Army Arid Regions
    #7018-Heritage Block Lettering Unit
    Both SD70ACU’s

    Bellevue, IA
    September 27, 2020


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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    CP 7030, Strathcona unit visited Minot recently.
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    EJ&E 924 is a Baldwin DT-6-6-2000, one of 26 purchased by the J. The flared perimeter at the base of the hoods was added to house wider EMD 567 engines, a result of a rebuilding program in the late 1950s that covered most of the fleet. [About 1975, Barrington, IL]

    1970s Mid 001 EJE Barrington IL [Epson Software] - for upload.jpg
     
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    These two units are elevator goats at Bottineau, ND's Border Ag & Energy facility.
    Anyone know their lineage?

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  13. r_i_straw

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    The ox yoke air cleaner on 702 reminds me of some of the Paducah rebuilds that Illinois Central did.
     
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    702 looks like an IC Paducah rebuild GP-10 based on the overhanging airduct. Midsouth inherited a bunch when they bought IC branches in Mississippi. We had 8-10 home based in Gulfport for many years before KCS took over.
     
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    A scan of an old color negative from the 1980s. I have no idea where I took this shot.
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  16. Point353

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    The 702 was formerly MRIX 702 and originally IC 9128/ICG 8128.
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5193665
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4466703

    The 2285 was formerly NPR 2285 and originally GTW/CV 4557.
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1824401
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2272260
    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/gtw/gtw4557ags.jpg
     
  17. Hardcoaler

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    Some C&NW from the mid-1970s at Barrington, IL.

    1970s Mid 001 CNW Barrington IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 002 CNW Barrington IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 003 CNW Barrington IL - for upload.jpg
     
  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    Cute smiley-face bell where the top headlight was on 406...:)
     
  19. Hardcoaler

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    Spanking new EJ&E SD-38-2 666 heads Train No. 6 at Barrington, IL in the mid-70s. This manifest train covered the entire 73 Mile Western Sub from Joliet to Waukegan. At the time, the J ran four trains on this line, 5, 6, 9 and 10. It's owned by CN today.

    1970s Mid 002 EJE Barrington IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 003 EJE Barrington IL - for upload.jpg
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

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    A pair of Catfish wait for Maintenance In The Way with a westbound V-train, framed by derails:

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