PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO Fun 4/11/2020

YoHo Apr 11, 2020

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    Happy Easter all. Another quick grab in the yard with bad lighting.

    Trying to decide, if this weather holds, I may drive up the hill just a little to sit and watch trains next week. It's socially isolating after all. Just need to find a current time table.

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  2. Hardcoaler

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    This slide is a personal favorite, taken in Knoxville, TN in October 1978 in an era when railroad crews weren't sealed in air-conditioned locomotive cabs behind bulletproof glass. The L&N was a friendly railroad and this image captures the pride that once seemed commonplace on its lines.

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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Too long ago and too sad it can never bee seen here again. A funky light day, via a poor quality scanner. Polson, Montana:

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  4. r_i_straw

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    Leaving the Brazos River bridge while heading west on the Sunset Route in Richmond, Texas. July 15, 2007.
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Man, epic pic right there!!!(y)(y)
     
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  6. badlandnp

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    Had to stop at a crossing this morning, after getting our Easter snow! Happy Easter one and all! This was after I captured a westbound empty.... PIC_0504.JPG
    ....which video is here;
     
  7. HemiAdda2d

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    "Golden Hour Grain"
    With a new toy (Canon 1.4x Extender III), my fav long shot gets even longer now--a 35mm effective view of 896mm. Westbound grain loads attack the undulating .66% grade leaving Minot on the BNSF Glasgow Sub during golden hour. The lead technotoaster was rather thrashed, but a head-on telesmash hides the bad news on the long hood.

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  8. BNSF FAN

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    NS 8708 rolling southbound through Hair (Dalton GA) back in Jan. 2004
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  9. BNSF FAN

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    That is a beautiful shot Hardcoaler. (y)(y)(y)
     
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  10. Bendtracker1

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    Caught this "fish out of water" a long way from home rails on the BNSF's Ravenna Sub WB near Milford, NE 04/11/20
    It's in charge of some old steel hoppers full of ties. Three trains and nearly four hours later it finally arrived at my location
    just before the shadows crept in.

    If the sky looks inverted, it's because they were burning some fields just to the east of this location, which added to the "Golden hour" lighting.

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  11. kimvellore

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    Saw this on youtube.
    Modeling challenge in any scale. What a track, have to see it to believe.


     
  12. BNSF FAN

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    Dallas GA - June 2004
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    Dallas GA looks sweltering!
     
  14. gmorider

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    This makes me feel a lot better about my track laying. Does the crew use seasick pills? :D
     
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  15. BNSF FAN

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    June is normally, hot, hazy, and humid in that area. Most of the summer, sweltering is an understatement. :D
     
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  16. gmorider

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    As a native Alabamian, what you said times seven! :cool:
     
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  17. RailMix

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    That looks a lot like Jason Asselin's YouTube videos shot on the Escanaba and Lake Superior in upper Michigan.

     
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  18. Kurt Moose

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    Ex-Milw SD40-2 on the head-end!!(y)
     
  19. RailMix

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    The E&LS has an interesting stable of motive power including a freshly refurbished F unit and tucked away in a shed on their property are the last surviving pair of Baldwin sharks. Unfortunately, E&LS is not a very railfan friendly railroad.
     
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  20. Mike VE2TRV

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    We need another Doyle McCormack to resurrect those lovelies...:love:
     
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