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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just north of Fairview, MT at the ND border.
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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    "This just in-local stores run out of Calamine Lotion, and no one knows why, film at 11!!"
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Wow! Those GP7 old-timers still look good! :)

    Some more old soldiers that still serve with pride.
     
  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    In the summer of 95, before the BNSF merger that September, a couple of cub scouts on the siding in Rosenberg. Rebuilt GP7u 2204 has one of those wonky "Topeka"cabs like #7015 in Hemi's photo above.
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    More information about this operation, please?

    I notice one unit has cab numbers and RR initials, while the other does not.
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  8. Hardcoaler

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    From 04/18/1992 at McBee, SC (that's MAC-bee around here :)), train 464 makes its way north on the former SAL main between Columbia, SC and Hamlet, NC.

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  9. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    An assortment of cars seen on a road trip from June, Part 10

    CB&Q Coach 4627 "Minerva", Union, IL
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    CB&Q Diner 150 "Ceres", Union, IL
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    CB&Q Parlor-Lounge-Obs. 225 "Juno", Union, IL
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    UP 10-6 Sleeper "Pacific Peak" (with faux CB&Q lettering), Union, IL
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  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I know almost nothing about it.
    The WAMX note has merit, as I caught this Geep with WAMX reporting marks and Yellowstone Valley RR markings between Fairview and Snowden, MT:

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    This is the kind of math I can get behind. CP Track Geometry train, Minot West, 9 Jul 22.
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  11. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Today's rather short CSX L647 (formerly F784) at Camden, SC. This is a Hamlet, NC => Columbia, SC manifest that covers 112.5 of former SAL main.

    The typical eastern U.S overgrowth is evident to the right, with a forest of weeds overtaking the scene. I often stomp down weeds to help clear a view, but these need power equipment .....

    2022-08-05 001 Camden SC - Second Edit - for upload to Nikonites.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2022
  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Many years ago, I bought a folding pruning saw. It is compact, with the blade sliding into the handle for storage. I kept it in my camera bag for a rainy day--seems you could use one!
     
  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Or the power of fire.
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I was thinking of that one when I saw Hardcoaler's photo!
     
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  15. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    An assortment of cars seen on a road trip from June, Part 11

    NP Baggage 230, Union, IL
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    ACL Diner "Birmingham" (with Faux CB&Q lettering), Union, IL
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    NP Slumbercoach 325 "Loch Sloy"[​IMG]

    CB&Q 10-6 Sleeper 493 "Silver Ridge"
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  16. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Nowadays, you would probably get arrested for "pruning without authorization from the authoritative authorities".

    Doug
     
  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    There, I whacked some of the weeds down for you. ;)
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  18. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Whoa, that looks great Russell. Amazing actually. (y) There are a lot of thorn bushes in there and thanks to your work I didn't get a scratch. :LOL:
     
  19. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Yesterday's 18D departing Columbia, SC for the Port of Charleston. This train operates nearly every day, originating at BMW's upstate automotive plant in Greer, SC which produced nearly 434,000 X-Class SUVs in 2021. 70% of the plant's volume is exported, making these long trains quite a sight.

    2022-08-06c Columbia SC - for upload.jpg
     
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  20. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Love that KATY. There are even some shots of both the inside and outside of our car, the New Braunfelds.
     

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