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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Point353

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    NS should reinstall the fourth track between Gallitzin/Tunnelhill and Altoona PA and offer rides downgrade on a vehicle such as that one.
    You could wave - or scream - as you go past the Virtual Railfan live webcam at Horseshoe Curve.
     
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    CSX 831 leads a northbound through Cartersville GA on Jan. 2 2022

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    CP train 198 rumbles thru Minot and the historic 1905 Soo Line freight house into the sunrise.

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    DSC01690.JPG Norfolk Southern has also experimented with rebuilding EMD units with AC traction motors. NS 1818 leads NS 23Z West through Wernersville, PA enroute to its destination in Harrisburg with a solid block of JB Hunt doublestacks on the head end. NS 1818 was rebuilt from a NS standard cab SD70 by Progress Rail. It was photographed today, 8 January 2022. DSC01690.JPG
     
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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's a cool rebuild! Basically they did a kitbash job with a straight SD70 and some front-end parts of an SD70ACe, making an SD70ACC.

    Nice to see the 1:1 folks having as much fun as we do.:)
     
  6. Sepp K

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    NS has done, in addition to the EMD's, almost 500 rebuilds of GE Dash9's. Those all get new cabs, even if the core unit had a wide cab to begin with.
     
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  7. BuddyBurton

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    CP 8757-Every Child Matters Unit-leading CP 374.
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    (Bottom)-Washington, IA

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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    Mint light, Buddy!
     
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    Before being rebuilt, NS 1818 was NS 2522.

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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    CP 8781 leads CP train 199 at Minot on its maiden voyage thru North Dakota on 11 Jan 22.
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  11. BNSF FAN

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    Sweet you got it!
     
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    A surprise look at a beautiful KCS gray ghost, lost in Glendive,
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    CP 499 shuffles the deck in Minot, doing its pickup and setout work while the St. Paul diesel doctor attempts to figure out the DPU that shut down and won't restart, trying every manner of "shut it off and turn it one again and see if it works" to get the unit to play nice. In the end, the batteries were too dead to turn the prime mover over, although they had been replaced 3 weeks prior. The Minot CP mechanical guys then came out to jump start it, but I didn't stay past sunset for that!
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    And an eastbound light power movement knocks down the signals at control point 203.0 on the BNSF KO Sub.

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    Waiting on Blatchford siding, high wide and lonesome! But oh so beautiful!
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    And the west end of that coal train on the same siding.
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    NS works an unpowered FRA car into the siding at Simpson, SC to clear the main for train 12R. [01/13/2022]

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    Alright new to the Proto area, say what is doing what, for the what? English please :) Exactly what is the thing on the right track, etc...?
     
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    The car is owned by the Federal Railroad Administration which is charged with enforcing railroad safety. As such, their Track Department operates a small number of railcars equipped with equipment to inspect rail lines. One of these is seen in the photos, a car probably converted from an old Amtrak Metroliner.

    The NS crew was moving it off the main line into the siding so that a nearing freight could pass by.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2022
  18. Sepp K

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    I haven't seen a Heritage Unit leading for quite some time until today. NS 8105 leads NS 21M West through Wyo JCT. DSC01878.JPG DSC01882.JPG
     
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    Crossing the Dan River in Danville, VA. September 24,2010.
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  20. BNSF FAN

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    Got a few autoracks sitting in some early morning sunlight today. Jan. 18, 2022 - Kennesaw GA

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