PROTOTYPE Weekend Photo Fun, 9 Feb 24!

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  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Going back to January 2017, we see Soo Tower's signal bridge in a time exposure as two westbounds knock down flashing approach signals; both FREDs can be seen flashing into the distance:

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    And the next night, Amtrak 8 streaks under the signal bridge at MP 201.4 on the BNSF KO Sub as it leaves Minot:

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  2. Hardcoaler

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    It's Saturday, 04/01/1989 and it's the first run of the season, with N&W 611 nearing Chattanooga on a run from Birmingham. Note the length of the train and all without a diesel to be seen.

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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Saginaw TX - Jan. 21, 2024
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  4. Sepp K

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    Post 600. Today, 60-year-old ex-NYS&W GP18 leads ESPN's KHO-3 West along NS's Harrisburg Line towards home rails in Sinking Spring, PA.
     
  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    June 7, 2011. Rosenberg, Texas.
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    Whoa, that's cool! I never gave any thought as to what happened to the Susquehanna's geeps, but I now find that the ESPN has all three, 1800, 1802 and 1804. Odd numbers were awarded to NYS&W units without mu.
     
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  7. Sepp K

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    My buddy used to live in Little Ferry, before Mr. Rich took over the Suzie Q. Only two of the 3 were active with the little business left on the southern end of the line. Later they were rebuilt with 645 power assemblies.
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    I rode behind the 1804 (and 240) on a June 1982 fantrip from Little Ferry to Butler and back. We rode in former Auto-Train domes and with the slow speed, the A/C failed to function and it was HOT in them cars. Looks like the GP-18's one piece windshields are gone today.

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  9. Sepp K

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    Was that the infamous trip that broke down in downtown Passaic?
     
  10. Mike VE2TRV

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    There's a little je-ne-sais-quoi about first-generation Geeps (or other engines of that era) that makes them look so good with their clean lines and "I mean business" air.:)

    While great for visibility, they cost an arm and a leg to replace when broken. Likely while rebuilding the loco, they did a makeover on the cab. The smaller windows only cost an arm.;)
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    I don't recall that, but my memories are pretty hazy after so many years gone by.
     
  12. Hardcoaler

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    One piece windshields must have been a feature of the era, as GE's U25s had them too. [03/17/1978, Knoxville TN]

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  13. Hytec

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    The second thing to go is the memory. Darned if I remember the first. o_O
     
  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    Thanks for reminding me of #2. The #1 thing completely escapes me too...:confused:

    All that must have fallen out of my brain by stuffing too much train stuff into it...:cautious:
     
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    These high-mileage gondolas, most likely now serving as NS MoW tie carriers, are parked on the siding next to the Sebring Model Railroad Club. There are a couple bearing Conrail reporting marks and at least one from the Illinois Terminal Railroad.
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    That's pretty neat. Growing up in IL, I bought a M-T IT gon at a local hobby shop in the early '80s. It remains one of my favorite cars. (Photo from Trovestar)

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  17. r_i_straw

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    From seven years ago in Breckenridge, Colorado. My brother and I were about to snow shoe up to the old Colorado & Southern section house at the top of Boreas Pass to spend a few nights.
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    Clearing snow at the pass back in 1882. Denver Public Library Special Collections.
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  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's fantastic. :cool:

    With that amount of snow, they must have been inching along, with the shoveling crews giving a hand too.
     
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