PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 7/19/2019

YoHo Jul 20, 2019

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    Back in 2008, I'd only had my digital camera for a year or so and had been playing with it. I set up one of the custom settings for night photography (which didn't work out right) and then proceeded to leave the camera set for that for some time.

    This lead to some remarkably blue photos.

    I did my best with the built in photo tool in Windows 10 to get it back to something close to true color. It's still too blue, but closer. Just looks like a cloudy overcast day. CalTrain and Amtrak's paint schemes didn't help.

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  2. r_i_straw

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    Well, here is something yellow to offset the blue. :p
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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Jasper Alabama early 2000's

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    Taken last Sunday, NS 192 works through the curves at Ridgeway, SC en route north to Linwood, NC.

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  5. co_riff

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    They are building a railroad museum at Gallipolis,Ohio, it had the C&O going through it. They got this circus train rail car, it was built for the PRR.
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  6. RailMix

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    Nice looking set of pumpkins in the BNSF photo and then a rather workworn looking lead unit in Hardcoaler's NS photo. All interesting stuff this week.
    Meanwhile, in my constant quest to find interesting grain cars for future projects, I found this down at the elevator last night. I've included it here just because it's interesting, obscure and unusual.

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    A little research showed the LEF&C to be a Pennsylvania shortline that existed from 1913 to 1993 and handled coal from the Clarion, PA area as well as sand for a glass plant there. I would assume that this car was used for the latter purpose. The line was abandoned due to declining coal traffic.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    You write that Gallipolis "had"... Does this mean there is no longer a railroad in town?
     
  8. YoHo

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    Just as likely this was a per diem car that carried grain and rarely if ever was on the shortline.

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  9. RailMix

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    Hmm. Good point. Hadn't considered that. Like a lot of people, I always associated IPD with boxcars as that's what all the articles covered back then. Thinking about it, sand might be too heavy for a car that large.
     
  10. YoHo

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    Elevators and coops often had their own per diem cars.

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  11. RailMix

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    Again, very much so. I'm thinking in particular of the pink Klemme Co-op cars, but yes, there were many others, although, again for whatever reason, I had always thought of them as being in captive service. Duh! Neither do I remember exactly when the economics changed, or exactly why, to conditions that favored leasing companies. A short capsule history on this subject would be welcome.
     
  12. co_riff

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    It was the Toledo,Columbus,and Hocking Valley Railroad.The path in the pic, was the old ROW.

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  13. HemiAdda2d

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    "Out of the Hole onto Steel"
    A westbound mixed manifest leaves the siding east of Gassman Coulee and climbs onto the namesake trestle in evening light.

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