Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Another oldie....

    The head end and DPUs of a loaded eastbound coal train are stacked upon each other at Big Ten Curve and just east of Clay Siding. May 2004.

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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    This is a good comparison between the old standard Dash-9's, and the newer Tier 4 locos. Look at the radiator difference!o_O
     
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  3. gjslsffan

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    I'm sure it was a BNSF unit, as this is trackage rights trains we run DENPVO PVODEN. This was the rear DP set.
     
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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Still driving while distracted. I can't help it.
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Here's another of the Black River & Western's No. 60 taking a train out of Flemington, NJ with L.V. Rockafellow at the throttle in July 1976.

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  6. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    "Hey boss, these new locos, in trials, get a lot hotter than the old ones. I think we're gonna need bigger radiators. Whadda ya think?"

    "Football field size outta do it."

    :D

    Doug
     
  7. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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  8. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I remember reading, several times, that train workers always disliked GE locomotives because they were so shoddily built.

    How about nowadays?

    Doug
     
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  9. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    The telephoto lens of the above picture makes the prototype switches look like the 7" radius switches of ancient N scale days.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  10. Akirasho

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  11. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Great shots Akirasho -- a very cool vantage point and compressed composition. (y)
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    It's been quite a while since I've been railfanning, so took advantage of some fine weather last Saturday to catch NS 191 crossing the Congaree at Cayce, SC. PTC trouble delayed 191's departure which caused me to miss a Heritage Unit leading a train on another line ( :( ), but it was still nice to get out for a change.

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  13. rch

    rch TrainBoard Member

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    I prefer GEs to EMDs. There are workmanship issues on both, but I like the GE cab setup over the EMD setup (layout, controls, heat/AC, visibility, etc.).
     
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  14. SP 9811

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    At Palmdale Jct. Palmdale Colton cutoff, SP east train.
     
  15. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    It is a Rr-43 Class Reefer. Built in 1923 and rebuilt by the Santa Fe in 1947. 1947 number is 8861 (don't know the original 1923 number), SF MOW number is 190456 and BNSF MOW number is 935023.

    A few detail photos of the car.
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  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Doing some serious cleaning of the commutator? Or was there a failure?
     
  17. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Taken in 1975 at North Western Station in Chicago were these time exposures using Plus-X 125 ASA film and my trusty Nikkormat FTn. I forget if I brought a tripod along or if I braced the camera on ironwork. Everything that appears is gone today, including the C&NW's beautiful downtown station opened in 1911. It's been replaced with a glass tower.

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  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I have posted this before but this is what the ceiling looked like above the waiting room in that station.
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  19. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    This engine was poorly maintained to begin with. It sat for a while so everything was stuck. It was a mess...
     
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  20. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    January 2005. From atop Tunnel 22, eastbound coal loads thread 1,553 ft long Tunnel 23 in the morning. In between Tunnels 23 and 24 decades ago, 2-car capacity Miramonte Spur once was a flag stop location for resort goers visiting the establishment by the same name, whose remnants can be spied high atop the hill at right. Miramonte Spur was removed after 1949. Miramonte is still a resort today, and the gated road off CO-72 makes access difficult.

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