Some Misc NS shots

BNSF FAN Jan 1, 2007

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Using "kite fuel" for these too, now!:D
     
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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Gallitzin PA - July 2, 2003
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  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Whoa, that's so cool, a fine looking SD-70M in primer and at the summit. Neat!
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Whoa, it's a ghost!!:eek:
     
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  5. in2tech

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    Is that what it is, Primer paint? Looks cool, or does it?
     
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  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    June, 2014 in Roanoke, Virginia. Excellent rebranding of a rent-a-wreck.
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  7. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Yep, primer alright. Sometimes new locomotives are so badly needed that the buyer receives them in primer so as to save days on delivery and other times the buyer determines that they'd rather paint them in their own shops. I forget which was the deal with NS's SD-70Ms.

    It'd be an easy first airbrush custom paint project. :LOL:
     
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  8. BNSF FAN

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    Atlanta GA by the site of the former Howell Tower. Feb. 27, 2003
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am guessing the tower was located somewhere behind the rear end of that engine, in the background area?
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Hopefully @BNSF FAN can give us a fix on where Howell Tower once stood. I shot this on 04/11/1984. It's an enormous interlocking.

    I might be wrong, but that looks like a first gen Plymouth Barracuda there. (y)

    1984-04-11 001 Howells Tower [Atlanta] GA - for upload.jpg
     
  11. BNSF FAN

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    In my picture, there is a pile of ballast in the lower right corner. The site of the tower in Hardcoaler's pic would be just to the right of that pile of ballast. The tail end of the black Chevy pick up in the lower right of Hardcoaler's pic would be very close if not on where that ballast pile is in my pic. Also, hist pic is from the opposite side of mine. That help? :)
     
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  12. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, and in nice shape too!
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Yup. Going by the backup lights, appears to be a '66.
     
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I was close in my guess. A shame that it is gone. Must have been quite the hustle-hustle job
     
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks @BNSF FAN . It's been some 30 years since I was last at Howells, so my memory is a bit fuzzy. I found the below shot this morning, taken 08/22/1992. So we know the tower existed at least another eight years beyond my above photo from '84.

    1992-08-22 001 Howells [Atlanta] GA - for upload.jpg

    I also just found the interlocking diagram. Holy cow, what a plant. The tower is at the center toward the top, marked by a small rectangle.

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  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. That is a whole bunch of busy! :eek:
     
  17. Kurt Moose

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    Long way from home today in Auburn, Wa.... 20230127_135211.jpg
    Thoroughbred on the lead of a SB EVEPAS. For some reason, they were stopped and checking out the first car.
     
  18. BNSF FAN

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    That is one lost pony Kurt
     
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  19. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A couple more lost ponies on the prairie of North Dakota, near CP203.0, BNSF KO Sub:
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    From 01/05/2019 at Columbia, SC, two GP 38-2s are awaiting track authority for departure.

    2019-01-05 001 Columbia SC - for upload.jpg
     
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