Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    For ya'll that model vehicle marshaling yards, gotta have a RiP track!(y)
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    Two cars having trucks replaced, would make a neat little scene. Just have to make that hydraulic jack.
     
  2. Hytec

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    I also have a RIP track. Sadly, the replacement trucks came in by semi-. :eek:

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  3. Hardcoaler

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    In a case of serendipity, I found Blue Ridge Southern working the most distant extremity of their line yesterday at East Flat Rock, NC, once on NS's line to Saluda, NC and the famous grade. I'd taken a shortcut, expecting to see the usual cuts of stored empty woodchip hoppers, but instead found a BLU crew gathering them up! BLU's track ownership does not extend to Saluda, stopping short about ten miles or so from the Grade. I'd not seen a train on this rarely-used line in nearly 20 years, so felt greatly blessed to have seen this, especially in daylight. :) I know the area pretty well, so was able to leap-frog ahead of the train to shoot these photos. Heavy highway traffic in Hendersonville put an end to my chase.

    Most of the automated grade crossings are out of service, rarely used and with rusty rails.

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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice catch, Hardcoaler! It is interesting seeing a train in the crossing and the gates up!
     
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  5. Doug Gosha

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    Yeah, that's neat. The track and ballast, etc. don't seem to be in too bad shape. GP38-2s?

    Doug
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    For Watco operations, 39xx series should indicate GP39-2.
     
  7. Hardcoaler

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    There're usually cows in this field, but they weren't there at train time. The farmer placed a sign nearby that read:

    Cow Pictures Are Free
    Bulls Charge

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  8. Kurt Moose

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    :ROFLMAO::D:p

    That's funny, never "herd" that one....:rolleyes:
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Oh my gosh, that's bad! :ROFLMAO: Time for me to moooove on.
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

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    I guess I'll have to go shoot train pictures elsewhere until the cows come home....:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  11. Doug Gosha

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    I guess I cud too.

    :D

    Doug
     
  12. Kurt Moose

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    :D:ROFLMAO::LOL::p

    Stop it, you guys are just milking this thread now....:rolleyes:
     
  13. Mike VE2TRV

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    You guys made me spit my coffee...:coffee:

    And nearly fell out of my chair laughing...:ROFLMAO:

    So I won't have a cow...:whistle:
     
  14. Hardcoaler

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    This is getting udderly ridiculous.

    That same morning, I caught a stacker at Fairforest, SC on the former SOU main.

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  15. BuddyBurton

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    CP 475 had two more newly rebuilt AC44CWM leading.

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    Also a 375 grain train with auto racks up front and led by a pair of KCS Belles coming in to Fruitland, IA.

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    And a CP SD60 leading a second 475.

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    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice catch on those rebuilt GEs! I hope to see some before they looked thrashed.
     
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  17. Philip H

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  18. Hytec

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    The car had to be sitting idle and out of sight for a l-o-n-g time to create a painting that large.
     
  19. Philip H

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    perhaps, though a LOT of the TBOX's rolling through the Pass these days have significant graffiti and they are the newer ones in the arsenal.
     
  20. badlandnp

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    Ooooo !!! I like that one! Mostly don't much care for the vandalism, but that one is, well, shall we say a 'personality trait' in the family. Fire and things that go BOOM are fun!
     

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