Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

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    Some DMVW snowfighting equipment at Custer, ND just a few miles south of Garrison in 2008.

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    A BN Russell plow at Beulah, ND, early 2000s.

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  2. Hardcoaler

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    C&NW Crandall Cab 503 at Arlington Heights, IL and EJ&E SW-1200 306 at Barrington, IL, both from 1976 or 1977. The J painted their switchers in brown.

    1970s Mid 003 CNW Arlington Heights IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 013 EJE Barrington IL - for upload.jpg
     
  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    Yup. Just looked up the company names and NATCOM/Cleaver-Brooks make burners and boilers and it looks like both hooked together as a steam generating plant.
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

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    I'm revisiting some of my old photos, reviewing, editing and uploading higher-res versions.

    Here's one, Dale Jct, WY, Apr 2004, with Deuces bookending a Dash-8 widecab.

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  5. Randy Stahl

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    My biggest memory of Rondout was tower operator Bonnie. On hot summer days she would often be sunbathing in a little bikini.
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

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    Alamosa, CO, 2017:

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  7. Doug Gosha

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    Pictures?

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  8. Randy Stahl

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    I do but they would get me tossed off of Trainboard. I know how much everyone enjoys my interurban thread, I don't want to ruin that...
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Coach yard at Barrington, IL with Chicago-bound train to the right. In the late 1970s, the yard was moved a mile or so west to make room for a new depot constructed at this spot. In the far distance, the mainline expands from two tracks to three.

    This photo was taken in about 1975.

    1970s Mid 016 CNW Barrington IL - for upload.jpg
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

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    Welcome to Kittitas, WA on the famed Milwaukee Road Coast Div. All photos Feb 2010.

    The depot:

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    A company electrification substation operator bungalow:

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    The Kittitas Substation #23 foundation:

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    A MILW section house:

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  11. Randy Stahl

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    Sometimes my understanding of railfan pictures is not the norm.

    These are essential to a locomotive, what are they and what am I doing to them ?
     
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  12. Hytec

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    Possibly a rectifier bank for a DC drive?
     
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  13. Randy Stahl

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    Simpler than that. Why are they on my workbench ?
     
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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    You're rebuilding it?
     
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  15. Randy Stahl

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    I am rebuilding/repairing them. Does any one want to guess why they needed rebuilding?
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    CNJ RS-3 1554 works at Flemington, NJ in August 1975. The CNJ's branch to Flemington fell into such poor shape that it was abandoned and a circuitous routing was used to handle its traffic, with cars routed via the PC and Black River & Western to this isolated piece of the CNJ. The 1554 has led a good life and remains in service on the Genesee Valley's Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.

    1976-07 LOCOMOTIVE CNJ 1554 Flemington NJ- for upload.jpg
     
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  17. Kurt Moose

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    I dunno what they are, but when it's done, can I run it?:rolleyes:
     
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  18. Randy Stahl

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    Probably could be arranged
     
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  19. HemiAdda2d

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    Restoration project? Upgrading to a more reliable electrical system?
     
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  20. Randy Stahl

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    Sort of a restoration. Aren't all repairs a restoration of some type ?
     
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