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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    At about 5:50 in the video, I see an odd little car passing. Looks like "MBKX 250142"? What is it?
     
  2. Kurt Moose

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    Looked like an empty coil car, without a hood on it. I've seen some BNSF ones like that in Seattle. They carry a huge roll of steel on them.
     
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  3. BuddyBurton

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    CP SD30C-ECO 5023 leads a 3-474(3rd section of the original train of 474) by the depot in Washington, IA.


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    CP SD30C-ECO 5023 leads a 3-474(3rd section of the original train of 474)into the yard limits of Ottumwa, IA.

    April 6, 2021


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  4. Doug Gosha

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    I love it when old depots are restored to look new and those red CP locos sure are striking, especially those rebuilt ones.

    Doug
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Was the Washington depot moved? Or the track realigned? A depot that size would seem to be quite a chore, (and $$$), to relocate.
     
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  6. Sepp K

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    How do we like the weathering on this car? The reporting marks belong to a cement company. DSC07643.JPG
     
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  7. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    I think with that one, paint it rust and add a bit of color here n there to hint at what it was! :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Mike VE2TRV

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    On the upside, the rust has almost completely obliterated the spray-paint vandalism.:)
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    This is one good method for saving money.....
     
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  10. Sepp K

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    Only in an accountant's eyes. I feel sorry for anybody who has to work on that rusty mess.
     
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  11. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    And remember who runs these outfits now..........??
     
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  12. HemiAdda2d

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    I see a lot of MOCX cars, usually short versions of a covered hopper with 3 bays, on CP manifests between St Paul and Edmonton and Calgary. They typically are a burnt orange color, and nowadays, many are clean and fresh.
     
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    Aboard Amtrak #4, the Southwest Chief while heading up Glorieta Pass and on to Raton in north eastern New Mexico. On this day, April 9, eleven years ago. Hard to get a good shot through the tinted windows on a Superliner lounge car.
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  14. Doug Gosha

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    May be but it's beautiful!

    Doug
     
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  15. Akirasho

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  16. gjslsffan

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    LOL,
    Yep, thats a mess for sure. We see them thru here, headed to and from the Potash branch to Moab and back, usually the last type of service before they fall apart.
    In 1984, I worked for a couple years in Silverton CO, at the Sunny Side gold mine, as an underground mechanic. We had all kinds of vendors come around trying to sell their products. If you ever been part of that underground miner community, those guys can be merciless to one another.
    There was a Eutectic weld rod sales newbie trying to sell the mine a truck load of welding rod. A little back story. The water that dripped in that mine was basically acid, the main level tram was 3ft gauge, 75lb rail, if that water dripped on to the rail, it would cut thru it over time. So everything was quite rusty.
    The warehouse people asked that salesman, if he could get us some Eutectic rustrode welding rod, so we could weld rust. He said he would look into getting us some rustrode.
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    That's savage! Gotta love a bit of hazing, even when it's not your coworkers!
     
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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    Back on topic, we were discussing an MOCX car that was grungy and rusty; here's a fresh one I see frequently.

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  19. BoxcabE50

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    Well, the WPF thread for this week is not up yet, so I'll put this here. The MRL 25th Anniversary train at Ravalli, Montana:

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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Wow, Boxcab -- that's a lovely shot! Are those gray cars old bi-level commuter coaches? The large windows look strange.
     

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