Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Subdued lighting, dramatic curve, bright light and a red unit on point. Looks like a great shot to me!
     
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    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Got "stuck" by a grain train today........ PIC_0599.JPG
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Happens to me too, alot.

    *wink wink*;)
     
  4. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    There's the difference between railfans and the rest of the people on the road: when we're "stuck" at a level crossing by a train, we pull out our cameras, instead of getting our shorts in a knot (unless we either have camera problems or worse, no camera:eek::mad::censored:).
     
  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I'll bet a lot of us have odd routes to get to where we want to be. My route to the grocery store takes me to a more distant store and down a bumpy road so that I can read NS's signals. Why would I instead choose an easy drive close to home when I might miss a train? :D
     
  6. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Driving that extra block or two and seeing a green signal is always exciting!! Then it may take even longer 'cause you have to stopo to watch it or video it or . . . .
     
  7. Hytec

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    I'm always disappointed when I cross the CSX (ex-L&N NO&M Division) tracks and see a yellow board, Oh Rats, Nobody in the next two blocks, east or west.

    Then I remember when the Meridian Speedway opened and we went from 20+/- trains a day to maybe three or four. :(
     
  8. Akirasho

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    … a "new" pic (from the archives)

    Train - HLCX 1400-IMG_9107 (10292009).jpg

    and older...

    Train - HLCX 1400-IMG_9298B.JPG

    Train - HLCX 1400-IMG_9299.JPG
     
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  9. Doug Gosha

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    Dang! That train must only be a mile away! There's no way I'll make it through this crossing!

    :D

    Doug
     
  10. Akirasho

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    More Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All from my Archives...

    Train - CSX 6451-IMG_6461 (11122011).jpg
    Train - CSX 6494-IMG_6461 (11122011).jpg

    and earlier (posted before)...

    Train - CSX 4742-IMG_6493 (11122011).jpg
     
  11. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I like the second photo. Interesting angle and closeup of the cab of 4742. Good lighting angle too, bringing out the details.(y)
     
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  12. r_i_straw

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    The SP Englewood yard in Houston in June of 1978.
    Englewood.jpg
    From Google street view today.
    yard.jpg
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    In the era before Precision Scheduled Railroading, the nearby SAL main saw two long daylight manifests each day, plus a healthy local. The nearby NS saw four trains each day, two in daylight and two at night, plus a local. Both lines are now a sad sight for fans, with only a pair of puny locals to be seen in daylight. (NS runs two manifests at night.)
     
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    Also me, every Northgate Local chase I make...

     
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    On my way home from chasing CP 681, I stopped by Oelwein and the Hub City Railroad Museum to get a quick snapshot of CGW 116-A by the Yardmaster’s Tower.

    January 13, 2021


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  16. Akirasho

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  17. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Is that a locomotive cab on the flat car behind 116-A? The visible window has the right shape, and the roof curve too. Looks like it's from a switcher or a round-roof road-switcher.
     
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  18. BuddyBurton

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    Looks like it.


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  19. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for this pick, Buddy! Love the old CGW!:love:
     
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  20. r_i_straw

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    Just another load of square tubing. April 2014.
    4-16-14.jpg
     

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