Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Found this, going through photos on computer.
    Looking for my photo(s) of the Ootton Beet hopper, when I saw it in Denver!

    Came across this unusual visitor to Denver, April 7, 2007:

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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    An original SD40! Cool catch!

    While CP local job H12 was switching in the ex-Soo Minot yard, this unique unit was buried in the train and came out briefly in the sunshine. If only NPR painted their fleet like this!!

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  3. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Former Canadian National GP9RM, same number, retired from CN in 2013.

    Looks like it found a new hobby in retirement, and snappily dressed too!:)
     
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  4. Keith

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    I actually found it!! My photo of the Cotton Belt/Ootton Beet hopper.
    North Yard, Denver, CO. March 2005

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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    And then there is this to pull it.
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  6. Keith

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    Pretty cool! But, does Atlas make a GP40M model??
    Or would it have to be scratchbuilt??
    Wouldn’t mind adding this unit to my collection, as
    another unusual piece.
     
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  7. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I'm sure a stock GP40 can be altered to appear like this one, or at least approximate it closely.

    Including the patches of grey primer and an obviously hand-painted second "L" (must have been added by a real dingaling...:p ).

    And talk about coincidences... SSW 7277 and NPR 7278 with a few posts of each other! Or is it a coincidence...?:cautious:
     
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  8. Doug Gosha

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    Looks like they touched up a lark dark gray loco with lark light gray paint.

    "Hey George, are you SURE that's lark dark gray?"

    "Absolutely!"

    :D

    Doug
     
  9. BuddyBurton

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    When I was there, the tracks looked like they were realigned.


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

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    LORAM Railgrinder southbound in Camanche, IA.
    April 12, 2021


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  11. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Quite the makeover for WFAX 602, which started out as B&O 7598:

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  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    And along the same thread, Rocky Flats, CO, around 2004/2005:

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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Otto Be repainted......:D:ROFLMAO:;):p
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have looked at this photo several times now. Cannot help but to chuckle, each visit. It might be the best alteration I have ever seen, for any railroad!
     
  15. Keith

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    Have an SSW GP40, I think, that I could modify for either version shown to date!
    Maybe see if one could get Atlas to do a special run of both units?
    Or someone to do a special run?
     
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  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Just a photo mural on the wall at the Galveston Railroad Museum a week ago. No information posted about it.
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  17. Hytec

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    Sure looks like an ALCO built NYC MOHAWK. Just that some "vandal" over painted the tender with T&P. :rolleyes:

    Regardless, still a beautiful locomotive that easily could have run on the Hudson and Mohawk Divisions, and Lines West.
     
  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    T&P Class M2 4-8-2 built by Baldwin 1928. An oil burner, despite the tender appearance. Used in dual service.

    Nice machine.:)
     
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  19. HemiAdda2d

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    Going back to 2019, we see a group of units that don't belong on former Soo Line, CP tracks at Max, ND.
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  20. BuddyBurton

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    BNSF Power ruled the CP Ottumwa Sub [​IMG]
    CP 475

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    CP 671

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    Extra B82


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