Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,724
    26,542
    243
    Back in 1971, one of my high school buddies and I were going to school at various junior colleges in the area while still living at home with our parents. His afternoon job was working as a nurse's aide at the Galveston County Hospital. He worked with a number of black nurses and doctors so they invited him to a Juneteenth BBQ. He did not want to go alone so took me along. I had no idea what Juneteenth was but I got educated all about it there. We had a great time and returned the next year. Great food and great people.
     
    Hytec, Kurt Moose, Kez and 2 others like this.
  2. digimar52

    digimar52 TrainBoard Member

    83
    159
    6
    As a foreigner, I hadn't heard about Juneteenth until it was mentioned in the radio news this morning. I think it's always good to remember and celebrate human rights. Hopefully it helps people to also apply them.

    Anyway wish you all a good party.
     
    Kurt Moose, Mike VE2TRV and r_i_straw like this.
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,724
    26,542
    243
    N&W 4-8-0 #1118 still in the yard at Virginia Scrap Iron & Metal. The owner of the facility had traditionally held out for way more money than the locomotives in the collection, called the "Lost Engines of Roanoke", were worth whenever he was approached about selling one of them. After he passed away, his heirs donated them all to various museums. This engine was moved shortly after I took this photo on July 30, 2009. Two more 4-8-0s were in the brush to the right of it.
    IMG_3371.JPG
     
    fordy744, gmorider, badlandnp and 7 others like this.
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    19,998
    15,060
    243
    "Glinting Deep Into Gassman"

    At the tail end of golden hour, a Seattle or Portland-Chicago Z rolls quickly through the curves into Gassman Coulee near milepost 7 on BNSF Glasgow Sub. A parked empty eastbound grain train waits on the second main track. Photo from private property, with permission.

    _MG_2627.jpg
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,084
    6,002
    119
    Wow, that's crazy to think these were still around just "hiding" in some bushes!!

    Hopefully atleast one got a makeover and cleaned up, or even running condition?
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,724
    26,542
    243
    I don't think any will ever be restored to running, but you never know. Here is one of them cosmetically restored in Portsmouth, Virginia. James D. Crawley photo.
    James D. Crawley.jpg
     
    fordy744, gmorider, badlandnp and 7 others like this.
  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,084
    6,002
    119
    Just need those six little numbers, and the Powerball to match, and you can do whatever you want!(y)

    First thing I'd do if I won, was have the SD9 in Skykomish be fully rebuilt....:rolleyes:
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    19,998
    15,060
    243
    "Amtrak's Fiftieth"
    Amtrak 8, the eastbound Empire Builder, rests at Minot, ND during a station stop. Heritage unit 161 led the 'Builder this evening.
    _MG_2952.jpg
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    2,984
    3,940
    70
    Wow... nice paint job! A little livelier than the one behind it. Almost New Haven-like.

    They ought to adopt that for the rest of the fleet.
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,724
    26,542
    243
    Pretty much a retro paint job recreated to resemble what was on the early E units.
    [​IMG]
     
    fordy744, NCRR, LegomanBill and 8 others like this.
  11. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    13,186
    4,080
    183
    Naturally the current day politicians and their media sycophants labeled the design, "The Pointless Arrow".
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    63,460
    10,440
    652
    How many units have received this scheme?
     
    Doug Gosha and BNSF FAN like this.
  13. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    2,984
    3,940
    70
    It looks way better than the more subdued, dare I say drab, tones of late. The slant of the line between the red and the black on the nose gives it a newer look.

    It even makes those GE units look half decent!:cool:
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    19,998
    15,060
    243
    156, 161 that I have documented and a couple others in the northeast, I think.
     
  15. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    7,084
    6,002
    119
    It'd be great if Amtrak went back to something this stylish again-Via Rail's new locos are amazing in they're new paint!(y)
     
  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,724
    26,542
    243
    The same paint scheme on another locomotive.
    [​IMG]
     
    fordy744, NCRR, LegomanBill and 9 others like this.
  17. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

    2,191
    2,864
    61
    Oh well, their heads can stand in for the "points"

    Doug
     
    Kurt Moose likes this.
  18. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

    2,063
    3,455
    67
    “Ballast Move”
    South of Manchester, IA
    CN Cedar Rapids Sub
    June 23, 2021[​IMG]


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
    fordy744, NCRR, gmorider and 9 others like this.
  19. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    19,998
    15,060
    243
    Westbound manifest tonnage plods out of the Souris Valley atop the plateau at Berthold, ND at MP 20 of the BNSF Glasgow Sub.

    _MG_2787.jpg
     
    ddechamp71, fordy744, NCRR and 11 others like this.
  20. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

    2,063
    3,455
    67
    [​IMG]
    “Around The Bend”

    M338
    West of Winthrop, IA
    June 23, 2021


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

Share This Page