Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. jonathan cordova

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  2. Doug Gosha

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    It kind of has the appearance of some of Frank Lloyd Wright's earlier designs.

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  3. Pastor John

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    From what I've heard and read, old fashioned capitalism might save quite a few of them. With the popularity of Halloween and Christmas themed train rides, excursion railroads can't rent enough of them.

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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    Westbound CP manifest gets underway at Minot West, CP Portal Sub, Minot, ND:
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  5. r_i_straw

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    More "classic" old SP in Hearne.
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    WM Yard Office at Hagerstown, MD, July 1982. It was opened February 1943.

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  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    But wait, there's more.............
    old Southern Pacific........
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    Basic, standard, no frills SD40!(y)
     
  9. badlandnp

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    Got to spend a bit of time chasing trains from Jefferson to Boone, IA and back last week. Caught this coal drag a couple of times. Here's the first time at the west end of Jefferson,

    The second sighting was of it sitting on the new Kate Shelley trestle,
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    Then lastly, I caught it eastbound through Boone. Turns out it was sitting on the trestle for a maintenance window on Boone's west end.
     
  10. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I stayed in the local area for this one. This is Beaconsfield station, on the CP main (also used by commuter trains) on Montreal's West Island, another nicely preserved example:

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    I thought, wouldn't it be nice if a train came by? Of course, CN obliged with a couple of GE units, 3027 and 2928, pulling a stacker on its own tracks on the other side of CP's right of way:

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    It was invigorating to watch, hear and feel the rumbling of the train as it went by. I was grinning from ear to ear.

    Mike is very, very happy.:)
     
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  11. badlandnp

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    That one looks almost like the plastic Atlas kit that is so ubiquitous! Nice!
     
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    Wilder Street - north end of NS DeButts yard in Chattanooga TN

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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Odd, the roof has some kind of hand railings? Or is that for snow and ice?
     
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    You got it right - around here we can get a lot of snow, and a roof like that is just the thing for mini-avalanches dumping on unsuspecting people waiting for the next commuter train.

    Keeps the lawyers away too!:D
     
  15. Kurt Moose

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    :D:p:ROFLMAO:
     
  16. Hardcoaler

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    From October 1985 at a locomotive rebuilder at Cornelia, GA, E-8A SOU 6901 awaits. She resides today, in full operating condition, at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA.

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  17. gmorider

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    @Hardcoaler, yes she does! Went there a long while back. She looked sharp! I climbed up the ladder. I saw someone looking at me. I climbed down the ladder. Foiled again! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Sooo glad she was saved!:love:
     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    On June 10, 1995, the Gulf Coast Chapter of the NRHS sponsored an excursion of the UP 3985 between Houston and Bryan-College Station. They stopped to unload passengers for the first photo runby spotting the first few cars in a cut. The bank was loaded with poison ivy so I stayed at the edge of the ballast. It was a little too close for my liking but I would rather brave the blast of a thundering steam locomotive passing at speed a few yards away than acquire a raging case of poison ivy. Some folks braved the poison ivy.
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    On the way home they stopped next to an large field so I was able to stand back a ways. Here the train is backing up after unloading the photographers.
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Finding run-by sites must be tough. Here's one at Spruce Run (Hampton), NJ on 10/10/1982 where someone should have bush hogged the area (it was just as overgrown down where the crowd was). New Jersey Transit E-8 4267 is former PRR 5767.

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