PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 09/04/2020

YoHo Sep 5, 2020

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    I just found out that a good friend got caught in a furlough with UP today so I'm kinda bummed and not in the mood to post pictures.

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  2. Hytec

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    So Sad, Deepest Sympathies.
     
  3. r_i_straw

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  4. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice colors. Came through VIA who inherited it from CN as their #6504.

    Great to see it still running 60+ years old!
     
  5. BNSF FAN

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    Kennesaw GA - July 2004

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    March 1997, some 20 miles east of Topock at Franconia, AZ.

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  7. BoxcabE50

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    A few years back, Amtrak #8 just west of Belton, Montana. (That's "West Glacier" to non-railroaders.)

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  8. Hardcoaler

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    Cool shot Boxcab. I can also see the grade!
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

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    CP train 199 west of Burlington, ND.

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  10. badlandnp

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    A couple of 'lost' loco's this week, PIC_0069.JPG PIC_0073.JPG
     
  11. RailMix

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    This week starts with a short story. The first photo is of PM 1225 at Sterling, Michigan on one of the Grayling trips. Flash back to about two minutes before this one was taken. One of the two state police cruisers that always followed the 1225 back then pulled up on the shoulder of the road and the trooper asked, "Which one of you guys is driving the black Blazer?"
    "That would be me." replied a guy who was busily setting up his tripod.
    "Well, if I catch you trying to shoot video while you're driving again, I'm gonna pull you over and you'll never catch up to the train." replied the trooper before speeding off to the next grade crossing. (Just a nod to the Michigan State Police here, as they always did a good job of keeping everyone safe without putting a damper on the festivities.)

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    Fast forward to this past Friday. Daughter Grace and I were on our way up north. We had stopped at Burger King in Standish when Lake State Railway's three-day-a-week Bay City to Grayling freight showed up. Since track speeds there are low, we were able to finish our dinner, run ahead of the train and set up an ambush at the same location near sterling as the 1225 photo. A separation of many years, no convoy of railfans and no state police cars- just more overgrown brush, a pair of LSRC diesels and a string of mixed freight, but there was still something cool about being there.


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  12. William James Stempel

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    Like both the 1225 photo and the diesel photos
     
  13. logging loco

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    Nice composition Tom. The brush in the lower left has such brilliant color.
    Is the utility pole in upper left the same as in the 1225 shot?
     
  14. RailMix

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    Thanks, John. Sometimes I get it right. Might be the same pole. It's the same pole line, but it's hard to tell as the morning mist in the 1225 shot obscured a lot of the background detail, whereas the diesel shot was taken in the early evening. Also, I was a little surprised at how much different the location looks now with the brush grown up as it is.
     
  15. logging loco

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    is it a grade crossing?
     
  16. WPZephyrFan

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    Family and I did a bit a rail fanning last Saturday the 19th. I caught these two BNSF trains in Riverbank, Ca. The first is a southbound intermodal with GE ES44C4 #8364 on the point. The second is northbound GE also a ES44C4 #6795 sitting on a siding with a manifest:

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  17. WPZephyrFan

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    We then stopped by the BNSF yard in Riverbank and found some GEs cooling their heels. The first one is BNSF GE B49-8W #514 looking sweet.

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  18. WPZephyrFan

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    Also at the Riverbank yard were GE ES44DC #7747 and ES44C4 #6518:

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  19. RailMix

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    Yes and no. There is a one lane road there that leads to a restricted area I think is used for training police cadaver dogs.
     
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  20. WPZephyrFan

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    And Canadian Pacific GE ES44AC #8802:

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