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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, never seen them shipped "in the raw" before, that's cool!

    One more load to model!(y)
     
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  2. MetraMan01

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    I only did rail loading operations a couple of times when I was a tanker, but it can be high adventure. A couple of inches of track hang off each side and the drivers have to drive them all the way down the train as they are loaded circus style. Once they are parked and shut down, everyone comes in later to chain them down.


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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    But wait! There's more.
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  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    If you ever have a chance to ride the Crescent (ATK #19 & #20), you will pass the Anniston Army Depot where tanks and other armored vehicles are repaired. The Depot is a few miles south of Anniston, AL station, on the north side of, right next to, and downslope of the tracks, so viewing is great.
     
  5. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    If we're showing off tanks, this is our son Jonah and his training tank at Fort Benning before his move to Fort Hood, TX where they're expecting new tanks next month (maybe).

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  6. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    He looks pretty proud! It's guys like him that defend freedom that I really appreciate.(y)

    And a nice ride too. I wouldn't mind one, but gas mileage is a bear...:eek:
     
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  7. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    My best friend was a tanker in the First Cav, RIP Ian. :love:
     
  8. Doorgunnerjgs

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    @Pastor John - If Jonah is into Facebook, have him check out USABOT, both an open page and a membership only page. This is the United States Brotherhood of Tankers, but also includes tank mechanics. It has both veterans and active duty members.
     
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  9. Doorgunnerjgs

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    @Pastor John - I served for 9 months at Ft Hood in 1965 when both the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions were stationed there. I was a tank gunner in an infantry battalion's tank and scout platoon in the 1st Armored Division. I had also served 13 months in Korea as a tank gunner in the 1st Cavalry Division before they were reflagged to the Air Mobile capacity and sent to Vietnam.
     
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  10. gjslsffan

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    To all my current and former fellow Tankers, my meager offering as USMC, MOS 1811, "tank crewman" 1982, Thats me in the TC cupola of our M60A-1 (rise).
    I think, that sometimes folks dont understand what tanks bring, when you have 60 tons rolling around on tracks, with a high powered main gun (direct fire), they do have an impact.. Nothing like feeling the earth vibrate around you when a platoon of tanks show up. Nothing like being there when that main gun fires.
    With respect and admiration to my brother tankers WWI - present.
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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This looks like some sort of testing experiment.
     
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  12. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I believe it was one of these cars that were leased from GATX for liquid sugar service. Liquid sugar is not shipped in a molten state, it has a high water content like syrup. I don't know why they would be playing around with it. Unless they were exploring delivering hot fudge. :)
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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The water level route? Somewhere in Fort Bend County, Texas. July 1899.
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  14. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks. I copied your entire message and texted it to him. He's been working the night shift (basically the overnight duty officer) so I imagine he'll see it this evening some time.

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  15. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Snowbank railfanning; no ladder needed!
    Minot West, CP Portal Sub, CP train 293.

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  16. BNSF FAN

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    3 bay covered hopper INTX 462109 still in Family Lines paint. This car has to be close to 40 so may disappear soon. Cartersville GA 01-02-2022
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    From March 1988 at Montgomery, AL, CB&Q 85146

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  18. r_i_straw

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    It appears to be covered hopper time now. This was once an integral segment of a "Brown Worm" before some mishap. July 9, 2008.
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  19. Hardcoaler

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    Twenty years after N&W's acquisition of the road, the Wabash flag still flies at Mt. Carmel, IL in July 1984 in the form of WAB 33007.

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  20. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    New Years Eve 2021, Bay St. Louis, MS:

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