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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think I've posted this here, but I suffer from CRS (Can't remember squat), so here goes again.

    The head-end shot was unsavable, but the DPU of this eastbound Stockton-Denver train is about to enter the west portal of Tunnel 24, one of the toughest to access points on the Moffat. 24 Sep 2004.

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  2. Grey One

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    Your photos would adorn my walls if I could justify the cost of the treatment they deserve.
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Wyoming coal on the old Fort Worth and Denver line in north Texas. September 2009.
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  4. Grey One

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    I have 10s of this bridge. At time of pic it was under replacement.
    They built a 2nd bridge just to support a crane to put the beams in. Sadly I was out of town when they did it. sigh.
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  5. logging loco

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    This would be a be an awesome scene to model.
     
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  6. r_i_straw

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    From high atop the Imperial Sugar refinery in Sugar Land, Texas, looking east along the SP Sunset Route in the late 1930s. It started out as the first railroad built in Texas, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad. Following the Civil War it was reorganized as the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway. After the Southern Pacific gained control it was merged into the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. On the right you can barely see Tower 114 which controlled the crossing with the Missouri Pacific. That line started out as the Sugar Land Railway. After MoPac acquired it, they merged it into the International and Great Northern.
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  7. Mike VE2TRV

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    There's a nice little switching layout idea in that photo. Lots of industries, tracks, etc. Some of those buildings are nicely weathered.
     
  8. Point353

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    Either that, or some NTrak modules. ;)
     
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yeah, Point353 knows about my NTRAK modules of that scene.;) I really need to take a photo of it from that vantage point on the tall brick building some day. I modeled it as it was in 1951 so a few things are different. In these photos you can pick out a few of the same buildings looking back from the other direction. When set up, the club was known to do some switching on the tracks when we got board running trains round and round on the NTRAK loops.:rolleyes:
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  10. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice!(y)
     
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    St. Mary's RR #506. Not a great shot but a neat looking little engine. July 2021

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    Really clean little loco, but not being used at the moment-covers over the exhaust.:unsure:
     
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  13. Mike VE2TRV

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    It's ex-Canadian Pacific! That distinctive headlight/numberboard assembly is very Canadian. Cool!:cool:
     
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    Rent-a-wreck on a BNSF brown worm, south of Wallace, Texas. November 19, 2006.
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    Crushed limestone from the quarries in the hill country of Texas to the concrete plants in Houston. A constant stream of cars it seems.
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    Going back about 35 years, I caught this one on a chilly but sunny winter morning. Steeping right along, so not exactly as sharp as I would wish, this was BN Train number 7, a HOT intermodal. SD40-2 #7827 leading through Monroe, Washington:

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    A pair of BNSF Dash9's leading a stack train are about to enter the shadow of East Glacier Park station on September 7, 2021.
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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice Fakebonnet catch. Those are starting to look either faded or just plain clapped-out.

    More than a decade ago at Birdseye, MT:

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  19. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    When I worked graveyard shift, I spent weekend nights trackside.
    23 Nov 17, WB BNSF autoracks leave the long siding east of the crew change point. Canon T5, 18-55mm @ 18mm f/20 634sec

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  20. r_i_straw

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    Southern Ps-4 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
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