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  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I cannot find the longer version of this, but if you saw it, the train actually stops, backs up, then goes ahead again.

     
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Good grief!!:confused:
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    CRS moment--May have shared this already, but here you go again.

    "Alphabet Soup Over Gassman: Q"

    An eastbound Seattle or Portland-Chicago Q-symbol intermodal cruises downgrade over Gassman Coulee Trestle after sunset.

    It was a busy afternoon of eastbounds stacked up at the "Minot Wall". Trains are stacked up west of Gassman Switch waiting to enter Gavin Yard for inspection, crews, fuel, etc. I had just missed a V train of autoracks minutes before while driving up, and the Z train prior has already been shared. An H-train was also queued up eastbound and ready to cross the trestle.

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  4. BuddyBurton

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    Iowa Interstate 511, 519, 503 leading 117 cars through Walford, IA.

    January 16, 2022


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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Wagon loads of Porsches in Zuffenhausen Germany. A few convertible VWs back there as well.
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  6. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Oh my gosh that's cool. I'm guessing we're looking at 914s maybe?
     
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  7. Doug Gosha

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    A Porsche customer:

    "And, I will NOT buy it if it has been rained on!"

    :D

    Doug
     
  8. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Was the Gassman Coulee Trestle ever tested to see if it would support trains?

    :D

    Doug
     
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Just south of Fort Worth on the BNSF.
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  10. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    IIRC, when first introduced in the US, the 914 was considered an over-priced VW because its engine had only four cylinders.
     
  11. Kez

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    My college roommate had an old 914 that he would periodically let me drive. What a blast that car was. Like a go cart, but on rails. ;)
    The four cylinders were plenty at the time. :)
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    CP power at the "Roundhouse Track" in Minot, ND at the old Soo yard. CP 4422 was Soo Line 4422, it's on home rails. Fun fact: the Minot yard on Soo never had a roundhouse or turntable, just a wye and 2-stall engine house.

    Look, ma, no GEs!
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  13. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    A neat catch in the background is SD30C-ECO 5022, as well as the back end of sister 5032 behind the 4422.:)
     
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  14. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Caught a couple of the exec scheme's this week,

    PIC_0811.JPG And last Sunday,

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  15. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    You're right. :oops: Some Porsches of the period even had VW logos on dashboard switches and buttons. VW and Porsche have had a long and often acrimonious relationship and it culminated with a gloves-off bout with each carmaker trying to buy the other, with VW winning control in 2012. VW also owned a controlling interest in Audi for many years and moved to buy the balance in 2020. VW and Toyota often trade places as the No. 1 and No. 2 global carmakers.
     
  16. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The old Missouri Pacific depot in Longview, Texas. March 8, 2011. The old train order mast seems to have grown some hair.
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  17. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    When the original Beetles first arrived in the States in 1946-47, we called them "Belch Wagons". My uncle bought one, all 36HP. We all laughed when we heard him coming blowing "Beep, Beep".
     
  18. Rip Track

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    Circa mid 70s, my first job was as a lot tech at a used car lot. Still in junior high, I was as sharp as a bowling ball. The first week there, one of the salesmen asked me to check the coolant level on the Volkswagen. At least I knew where the engine was! o_O
     
  19. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Why "Belch Wagons"?

    Spilt rear window Beetles from the early post-WW-II era are worth big money these days.
     
  20. BNSF FAN

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    Columbia SC - June 2005

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