Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    Yeah, but now even Amtrak has come out on team CP.

    Sent from my moto g(7) play using Tapatalk
     
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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Look Ma, no extra paint. Today in Hearne, Texas.
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, those are clean!
    Hope they stay that way for a little while.
     
  4. Hardcoaler

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    Paducah Geep ICG 7735 at Tuscaloosa, AL, 04/1984, formerly SLSF GP-7 585. She went on to enter the Paducah & Louisville's roster.

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  5. BNSF FAN

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    On the Georgia Northeastern at Tate GA - June 2, 2021

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  6. Hytec

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    That's an interesting looking car. What's its purpose?
     
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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Old VIA Rail steam generator car for passenger train use.
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Did they have an excursion service, or attempt setting up one?
     
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  10. Hytec

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    Thanks. Its windows, top, and paint scheme look like a B-unit. But the box car ends threw me. :confused:
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    May have been a WWII troop sleeper that was repurposed. But then again they were a bit longer and had different ends.
     
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  12. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Definitely ex-ViA exx-CN steam generator car. They repurposed boxcars for that purpose. The express-like trucks confirm it.

    CN had a whole gaggle of those and VIA inherited a lot of them.

    It may have been gutted to use as a MOW tool car or something like that.
     
  13. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Correction: the IRM has inherited it and it still has its steam generators intact!
     
  14. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    They do operate the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

    https://brscenic.com/

    However, I'm not sure this old ex VIA heater car has ever seen service on those trains.
     
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  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The running boards look a little soft on this one. Down at the Galveston RR Museum back in April.
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  16. Doug Gosha

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    It's that hot Texas sun that does it.

    Doug
     
  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Not just the sun but also the heat and humidity.:whistle:
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  18. Hytec

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    They're just plum tired.

    Out of curiosity, might the blades straighten out if you spun the fans slowly? Spinning slowly might not cool the blades as much as spinning them fast.
     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Not the cheep pressed fiber board that is used to make them. The humidity soaks into it and de-bonds the glue. Kind of like when you soak OSB plywood (Oriented Strand Board). It will never return to normal. I replaced all the blades on the porch fans at the Armadillo Ranch with solid plastic ones.
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    And now back to trains. Hempstead, Texas last November.
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  20. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That's what happens when you run your staging yard tracks too close to the furnace.

    A lot of us railfans sag as we get older and spend all that time out in the hot sun watching trains...;)
     

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