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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Clean above the frame, and just enough grime below the frame to show that it's actually working for a living.:)
     
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  2. PGE-N°2

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    This was not a DPU, it was the lead unit running long hood forward.
     
  3. Kurt Moose

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    That's gotta' be a pain in the neck-literally! If it has a console stand, your lookin' backwards over your shoulder for miles, ugh!
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  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sounds like an Ex- GN, N&W or PRR man is at the power desk...
     
  5. PGE-N°2

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    Apparently it's a transfer move that CP does where they just grab the closest available motive power.
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Tower 115 in Eagle Lake, Texas. It controlled the crossing of the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio (SP), the San Antonio & Aransas Pass (SP), and the Cane Belt railroads (ATSF). It was demolished in November of 1996. I took this photo about 4 years before that.
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Northbound intermodal nearing Hayne Yard at Spartanburg, SC [04/18/2021]

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  8. Hardcoaler

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    MKT ticket office in Ft. Worth, TX, 1950. MKT and Frisco logos are on the glass by the door and the glass in window reads Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines and St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway. A window sign invites a ride aboard the Black Gold to Tulsa.

    To the right is the Texas & Pacific ticket office.

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  9. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Also see Burlington signs in the windows to the left, and Santa Fe to the far left!
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Thanks, I did not see that.
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  11. Doug Gosha

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    Hehe, "Train Ticket Row" in Ft. Worth.

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  12. NCRR

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    That looks like the place to be if you don't want to be there anymore
     
  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    This was one of the first units painted into the Yellowbonnet paint scheme. This happened in the shops at Argentine Yard outside Kansas City. The paint date on the nose is 9 1972.
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    What I like about Train Ticket Row is all the nice, classy commercial signage. with lots of neon too.:cool:

    And another detail - the Pirate's Cave Dine & Dance, shoehorned between the Katy and T&P ticket offices.

    T'would be a nice place to stuff one's face, aarrrr...:whistle:
     
  15. BuddyBurton

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    SOO 4448 works a cut of cars at CP’s Nahant Yard.
    Davenport, IA-May 5, 2021


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

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    Those SOO locos were very striking when freshly painted.

    Doug
     
  17. badlandnp

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    MOW doing switching on the yard lead to spot some rock cars for loading yesterday,
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  18. Hytec

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    Would this fella qualify as a "Critter" because of its low horsepower compared to a switcher or road engine?
     
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  19. Point353

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  20. r_i_straw

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