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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  2. r_i_straw

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    That was north of Clinton where two of the old Frisco, Santa Fe or maybe Rock Island crossed. (I can't remember which ones) The track heading away behind me goes to Weatherford, OK but is washed out beyond that. To the right goes to Enid, OK, the one heading away in front is toward Elk City, OK and to the left is going to Clinton.
     
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  3. Point353

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    Topo maps identify that crossing of the Frisco and the Rock Island as "East Junction".
    More info in section 580.5 of the following post:
    https://groups.io/g/RS-TALON/message/156923
    Apparently, the crossing was protected a trainman operated gate, which was normally closed against the Frisco.
     
  4. r_i_straw

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    Thanks for that link. It really clears thing up for me. I was having a hard time listening to history conversations, from the Farmrail guys and members of the group I was with, and putting it all together. Here we are in the board room in the new Farmrail office building listening to one of the railroad management giving us an overview of operations. Behind him are movable panels, salvaged from the side of an ex Rock Island covered hopper, that they scrapped. It conceals the door to the safe room (tornado shelter) for the building.
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Just about the coolest thing I've seen today!!

    (y)(y)(y)
     
  6. r_i_straw

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    They really had fun decorating their new office. Here is another view of the panels hiding the safe room door.
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    Here is some more of that car hanging in the reception room.
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    They used part of a Santa Fe hopper to build the counter in the reception room.
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    They used old rail and wooden box car flooring to built the board room table and this lounge room table.
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    WOW! SO COOL! :cool:
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

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    That's my kind of recycling!
     
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  10. Mike VE2TRV

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    Greatest interior decorators ever! :cool:

    My advice to any train enthusiast that gets hired there: don't get fired!:)
     
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    Wow. I hope these folks are actually as cool in person, as are their furnishing creations!!!
     
  12. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    They were very gracious hosts. They were proud to show us their new offices, their shops and spotted a locomotive for us to photograph at "East Junction" north of town.
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  13. r_i_straw

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    I wanted to take this locomotive home with me. But they did not let me. The lease was up and it was going back to GATX. Maybe I should talk to them.:D
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  14. Point353

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    There must be quite a lot of blue paint underneath that UP yellow.
    GMTX 2189 was previously MP 2289.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ycsfsoya/28912144546/
    It was originally built as RI 4351, one of the 'named series" of RI locos, in this case the City of Albert Lea.
    http://www.arkansasrailroadhistory.com/ROCK-named/ROCK-named-diesels.html
     
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  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    Go for it. A little sweet-talkin' and you probably could get it for a song and a half (plus tax).:cool:

    Your neighbors might need a bit more sweet-talkin'...:LOL:

    The missus might not be as amenable to negotiations...:eek:
     
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    CRANDIC Job 12 had double power today.
    202/302 and 203/303 both were hooked up.
    Seen here shoving hoppers into the ADM Dry Grind plant. Later, they would pull out ethanol cars to head downhill to the main plant’s yard for departure on either the Iowa Northern or the IAIS.

    December 8, 2021


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  17. BoxcabE50

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    New paint scheme for me. Are they still officially named the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway?
     
  18. BuddyBurton

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    Yes


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  19. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that is a cool yet modern paint scheme!(y)
     
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