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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    What is the deal with BNSF 923023? Does anybody have any history on that car? It is surprising that a car like that lasted to have BNSF patches applied. 'Rail Train Buffer' sounds like they were used with welded rail trains. A Railpictures photo description says it was built in 1923. That could be an interesting modeling project too. Anybody know the reefer class?
     
  2. Doug Gosha

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    Springs get weak/break?

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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Another mid'70s shot here, but i don't know where I took it. Could be Crystal Lake, IL, definitely within one of the commuter districts with those yellow platform lines.

    1970s Mid CNW Location Unknown IL - for upload.jpg
     
  4. BuddyBurton

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    Ex Rock Island hopper at Ft Madison, IA.

    October 7, 2020


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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Former GN caboose somewhere in IL (if that's MP 79 displayed on the concrete post, it's Greenwood, IL on the Q main) in about 1976.

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  6. r_i_straw

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    I was driving along side of Texas Highway 36 a week or so ago and wondered why there were no trains on the BNSF. Then I found this.
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  7. Doorgunnerjgs

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    I am always amazed at how small the wheels and flanges are on those things!
     
  8. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here they are reinstalled in an EMD GP-9 main generator.
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    At the former DL&W terminal at Hoboken, NJ on 07/22/1976:

    1976-07-22 001 Hoboken NJ - for upload.jpg 1976-07-22 003 Hoboken NJ - for upload.jpg 1976-07-22 004 Hoboken NJ - for upload.jpg
     
  10. Hytec

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    I saw the springs, but never made the mental connection to a bank of brush holders. Thanks for the challenge.
     
  11. Hardcoaler

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    Although long unmanned, the RDG's Hope Tower still stood watch at Hopewell, NJ in July 1976. It's long gone today and the line is single track.

    1976-07-20 001 HOPE Tower Hopewell NJ - for upload.jpg 1976-07-23 001 Hopewell NJ - for upload.jpg
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  12. gjslsffan

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    Caught this BNSF unit on a DENPVO today in Grand Junction CO, on my cell phone.
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  13. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Now if they could paint some heritage units in the colors of those fallen flags... A big SD70ACe in Chinese Red would be quite nice!
     
  14. gjslsffan

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    What you said!!
     
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  15. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    That is a great catch!
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    How can BNSF be 25 years old?! CSX is 40, NS is 38 ..... even CR was 44 years ago and ATK 49. Holy smokes. :eek:
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    Tom,
    Very nice catch! What was leading that DEVPVO with the trailing 25th Anniversary unit?

    I have been reprocessing my old photos from the early 2000s....

    "The Depths of South Draw"
    On an overcast afternoon and from atop Tunnel 14, a westbound UP coal empty threads South Draw and nears 1,730 ft long Tunnel 17, the longest tunnel on the east slope other than the Moffat Tunnel itself. Decades ago, a short spur called Quartz was once located just ahead of the location of the head end of the consist.

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  18. Doug Gosha

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    Just think, if Penn Central had survived, they could celebrate their 52nd anniversary!

    :D

    Doug
     
  19. r_i_straw

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    And there I was, just driving down the highway minding my own business, when I encountered a train going the other way. Fortunately it was on the rails and not on the highway. :p
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  20. BNSF FAN

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    Tehachapi Loop - Jan 2009

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