Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

    1,376
    5,083
    58
    I saw something else!!

    [​IMG]

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070350/

    … or, "Super Fly", a popular genre from my youth!
     
  2. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    4,315
    1,179
    71
    The crew did eventually turn the ditch lights on.
    As we passed the train, on the highway, lights were
    back on.
    Was an interesting time!
     
    Doug Gosha and BNSF FAN like this.
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    61,875
    7,434
    651
    Two below zero here this morning. No way I'm to be found outdoors, no matter how much I love trains!
     
    Doug Gosha, Hardcoaler and Kurt Moose like this.
  4. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

    1,376
    5,083
    58
    Perhaps the most Random Railfan Prototype Photo ever (and rambling addition slightly related subject matter)!!!

    Amtrak - 20201025_201950.jpg

    Found as I cleaned out old drugs, medications and several cans of decades old shaving cream given to me by Mom even though she knows I don't SHAVE!!!

    I'm thinking that I will seal them in resin! (the Amtrak soap. The old cans of shaving cream are headed to the trash (at last))!!!

    P.S. Did I mention a brown bag full of disposable razors (I will keep for hobby use)? I guess Mom wants her baby to shave!!!???
     
    fordy744, badlandnp, SP 9811 and 5 others like this.
  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

    19,281
    11,032
    242
    Nice parka! I'll railfan in nearly any weather. I have been found in -35 windchills with the camera at the ready. This was one such day at that ludicrous number:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    5,656
    14,837
    93
    Two shots taken at the former PRR station at Newark, NJ in July 1976, with CNJ (New York & Long Branch) trains.

    1976-07-22 001 Newark NJ - for upload.jpg 1976-07-22 003 Newark NJ- for upload.jpg
     
  7. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    5,656
    14,837
    93
    October 1976 at Galesburg, IL with PC power lending a hand and a GP-20 at rest.

    1976-10-10 001 Galesburg IL - for upload.jpg

    1976-10-10 003 Galesburg IL - for upload.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
  8. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    5,656
    14,837
    93
    Also seen that day at Galesburg, IL was SDP-40F 587 leading an Amtrak train. My notes show that this unit was destroyed in a wreck within the next year at its birthplace at LaGrange, IL on 08-27-1977 when its train collided with a freight train that had derailed.

    1976-10-10 004 Galesburg IL - for upload.jpg
     
  9. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    12,648
    2,962
    171
    OUCH! Hope the headend crew was OK.
     
  10. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

    1,376
    5,083
    58
    Future Tech.

    Original media, film in a Canon T50, scanned with a HP flatbed scanner (circa 2005). Then original media shot with a Samsung S7.

    Scan - Train - GP30 (circa 1990).jpg
    Scan - Train - GP30 (circa 1990)  (phone).jpg

    Scan - Train - GP30-02 (circa 1990).jpg

    Scan - Train - GP30-02 (circa 1990) (phone).jpg
    … in theory, the phone images have better resolution than the scan. What do you think?

    Scan - Train - GP30 (circa 1990)  (phone) 2.jpg
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

    19,281
    11,032
    242
    Modern tech may have better resolution, but film has that priceless patina you can't get elsewhere.
     
  12. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    5,656
    14,837
    93
    On a typical hot, muggy NJ day in July 1976, a big G arrives at Newark. The GG-1s often ran with the rear pan up for reliability. If the front pan were instead raised and it fouled in the wire, it'd carry back could tear the rear pan from the roof. The grille seen on the side was an addition made to many Gs to improve ventilation to equipment after an unusual winter storm in the latter 1950s brought snow with tiny flakes that passed through existing filtration and shorted electrical gear.

    1976-07-22 002 Newark NJ - for upload.jpg
     
  13. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

    1,319
    1,062
    32
    Misc 207.JPG

    I never know which way to go...
     
    fordy744, badlandnp, SP 9811 and 10 others like this.
  14. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    5,656
    14,837
    93
    Where are we here?
     
    BNSF FAN likes this.
  15. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

    1,319
    1,062
    32

    Derby Maine
     
    Doug Gosha and Hardcoaler like this.
  16. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

    19,281
    11,032
    242
    I can play that little game... If you go left, you'll end up in Laurel, MT. If you go right, you'll go to Ft Benton, MT on a dead-end branch.
    Great Falls, MT, at the Missouri River bridge:

    [​IMG]
     
    fordy744, badlandnp, SP 9811 and 7 others like this.
  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    61,875
    7,434
    651
    Ex-BAR?
     
  18. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

    1,319
    1,062
    32
    Yes it was.
     
  19. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    4,315
    1,179
    71
    An Eskimo maybe. Not a parka either!
    It’s actually a woman’s full length blue/white fox fur coat.
    Custom made to my measurements! Because I liked the look of it!!
    26* at the point, and other than my face and hands freezing, I was
    comfortable! Get many nice comments about it, whenever I wear it out!
    Nice for rail fanning, if it’s cold out!

    Was a bit surprised to see as many trains as we did, especially over the weekend!
    Saw 3-4 loads and maybe 6 empties over about 2 1/2 days. Cold, but fun.
    Until it was time to head back home! What took 3 1/2hours to get there, took about
    6 to get home! Weather was unbelievable!
     
  20. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    5,656
    14,837
    93
    As seen at Knoxville, TN in 1976 and 1977. That's L&N S-2 2327 to the left of former SAL C-420 1376. C-628 7519 is former ACL.

    1976-11-13 002 Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg 1977 026 Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg
     

Share This Page