PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO Fun! 4/8/2016

YoHo Apr 8, 2016

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    From the Archives. Portland Or. 2010.

    Next week I'll be moving my mom back to Las Vegas which means a trip over Tehachapi. Camera is charged and ready. So maybe something more current. :)
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    In the Genesis Warehouse yard in East Houston.
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  3. co_riff

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    Still some around.

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I finally hit paydirt several days ago with NS's SOU SD-40 No. 3170 Heritage Unit in the sunshine at Columbia, SC. Built in '71, she was rebuilt late last year in Altoona and randomly roams the Piedmont Division working where needed and is a jewel.

    2016-04-02 SOU 3170 Short Hood Columbia SC - for upload to TB.jpg
     
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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    I'll bet the crane sounded fantastic. Thanks for the photo!
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    My memory is letting me down tonight. I cannot recall what the "W" indicates. Either the maintenance base shop, or division assigned?
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Would love to see video of this in action. Am betting the chuff, chuff as it worked would be very interesting to hear.
     
  9. Mr. SP

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    The "Cascade" train. There are I think eight sets of the train. They run between Eugene Oregon and Vancouver BC
     
  10. Eagle2

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    My curiosity is piqued as well!
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    The subletters on Southern Railway locomotive numbers were merely ten letters to verify that the locomotive number had been properly transcribed on reports. If sometime tried to enter a locomotive number in the computer without the proper letter, the system wouldn't accept the entry. The letters were assigned using a rather complex formula based on the locomotive number.

    Neat as it was, the merged NS thought it of little value and dropped the requirement.
     
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  12. BoxcabE50

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    I can't think of another railroad which adopted such a system. I guess I can understand why NS dropped it.
     
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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    We had a good turn out at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum "Rail Fest" yesterday. Around 4000 people through the gate. The railroads provided quite a show for everyone to watch too.
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    Wow Russ -- what a wonderful day everyone must have had. Fine photos. I've been to TX only once in my life. If I return, Rosenberg will be on my list.
     
  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice day of fun, Russ. Like Diesel Weekend at the museum here last September, but way better weather!
     
  16. badlandnp

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    Found some aerial views of Glendive from 1997, took pics of pics, so........the first pic is from the east and shows the old service track to the left of the fuel tanks. PIC_0993.JPG
    And this pic is from the north-ish, The stockyards are in the fore and the roundhouse is behind the new service track. That puts this view in 1997. PIC_0994.JPG
     
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  17. Mike VE2TRV

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    Great aerial views, Alan. With the motive power and cars in the photos, it gives a good impression of the scale of such facilities.
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Looks like a stock yard/feed lot. I wonder what it was like, back in times when it might have been rail served?
     
  19. badlandnp

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    The track nearest to it served it. I think there were two tracks there in the past. The ice house for reefers was across the main from the stockyard. There was an active car shop at the far end and several industries on the various sidings.

    The airplane ride getting these shots was dizzying! I used two cameras, a Minolta and a Miranda, one with a tele lens and one with a 50mm lens. It was a fun afternoon.
     
  20. jhn_plsn

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    I short walk North/East of Sullivan's Curve in Cajon California.

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