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  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Got just a little hot, eh? Yowzah!

    "Amtrak's Gold Anniversary"
    While Amtrak 8 rested in Minot at a station stop behind heritage unit 161, I busied myself shooting various angles on the lead unit.

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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    OK, works for me. (y)
     
  3. BNSF FAN

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    The old L&N depot at Tate GA - July 2021
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  4. Pastor John

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    We can't get shots like that here. Amtrak stops twice a day, but at 1:30 and 3:30am. Never in the daytime unless it's REALLY late .

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  5. Hardcoaler

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    It's the same in my area too. Amtrak is a non-element in local railfanning.
     
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  6. acptulsa

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    Anthrax has never been a problem here locally. During the 1971 Pandemic we were spared. We didn't even need vaccines.
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Only possible here, during the very longest days of summer, IF there are no clouds, so the sun can give enough early day light. And if they are late, then we get a better chance. Ha ha.
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    I have to compromise with Amtrak shots too. Even in daylight, the train is going the wrong way for the light I have available. Only if it's WAY late does it work.

    "Thirteen Hours Late"

    Amtrak's Empire Builder, train #8, arrives eastbound in Minot, ND at about 9:30 PM. The 1 Nov 19 train straggled into town terribly late and departed at nearly 11 AM on 2 Nov, making for a rare morning daylight appearance in the Magic City. Sharp eyes will note the Great Northern/city built Anne St. footbridge, and foundations for the once-sprawling engine shops.

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  9. r_i_straw

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    The schedule for the Sunset used to be for the west bound #1 to come through late in the evening. That was great for when we would take Patric's cars to Chicago, we had enough time in San Antonio to get the cars switched over to the Eagle to go north. Now with the new late afternoon schedule you spend most of the night just parked in San Antonio before the Eagle leaves.

    March 9, 2011. The Sunset arrives from New Orleans. UP never sent an engine to spot us and hook us to the back end so Amtrak had to make a backup move after departing the station to get us. The conductor was not too happy about that. The cars were facing "backwards" so they would be in the right direction when switched over to the Eagle.
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    The #1 in the afternoon in Rosenberg on May 31, 2014 after the schedule change.
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    #1 in Houston on October 6, 2018. It was a few hours late.
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    A very late Silver Star northbound at Lugoff, SC on the former SAL main, 01/09/2018. Normal time at this location, about 4:15 AM.

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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    #8 was late again. A very warm Summer day back in 2012, at Columbia Falls, Montana:

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  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    "First Light at the Museum"
    I think I flubbed this one, composing too far left and cutting off the museum... CP train 198 rolls east into downtown Minot at first light, just after 0600.
    Oh well. At least the new, larger logo on the building came out!

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  13. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Talk about a cool place to work!:cool:

    Productivity would go down - every time a train rumbles by I'd be glued to the window...:ROFLMAO:
     
  14. rch

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    How is that museum, by the way? My mom lives just a few blocks from there so I've driven by it when visiting but I've never had a moment to drop in. Maybe next time I'm in town.

     
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    Wednesday’s catch

    CP 7023 (Air Force SD70ACU)trailing on CP 474.
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    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
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    Taken at Moravia, IA in Appanoose County.


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

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    From the Library of Congress collection, a March 1943 photo taken by Jack Delano. The caption, misspelling and all.
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  18. Doug Gosha

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    Wow! Great shot!

    A train around a corner near Winslow Arizona, such a fine sight to see...!
     
  19. Hardcoaler

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    That encompasses a lot of railroad, perhaps 150 miles worth, the most rugged of it replaced by the Crookston Cutoff completed in the early 1960s from Williams, AZ west to Crookston, AZ (east of Seligman). I don't know where Gleed, AZ is, but if this 1943 shot was taken on the old mainline between Ash Fork, AZ and Crookston, it's gone. (The original mainline east of Ash Fork remains as part of the AT&SF's line south to Phoenix.)

    One thing hasn't changed between Delano's day and ours -- you can't take a bad railroad picture in NM and AZ.(y)
     
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