PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 9/21/2012

YoHo Sep 21, 2012

  1. YoHo

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    Another day another dollar in BNSF Vancouver Wa Yard.

    She's a very freshly painted GP39-2. A real one, not a rebuilt GP30/35 nee ATSF I believe. I think Ph 1 even.
     
  2. SteamDonkey74

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    Trying not to run this one into the ground this week, but I just recently received a treasure trove of photos of my recently departed Grandpa, my favorite rail and the main reason behind my interest in trains 1:1 and smaller. This is him aboard SP narrow gauger 50-tonner #1.
     
  3. TwinDad

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    Hey YoHo... who's the "angel" with the feet dangling in the top of your pic?
     
  4. co_riff

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    We don"t see this kind of engine around the NS in West Virginia.

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  5. BoxcabE50

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    AFAIK, a real one. But I believe ex-AT&SF?
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    This view is indeed a treasure.
     
  7. Grey One

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    From my window a couple years ago:
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    That unit seems to be getting around! It's the same one Akirasho posted this morning in his Railfan Photos topic, then seen in Ohio.
     
  9. r_i_straw

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    An entire train of shiny tank cars with one scruffy MoPac hopper behind the locomotives. The hazardous material placards showed the number 1267 for petroleum crude. I did not know they transported much crude by rail around here anymore with all the pipe lines and such.
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    Don't believe I've posted this one before- One month ago, caught Montana Rail Link's "ML" (M-MISLAU3-23A) train coming through Clinton. SD&)ACe #4308, SD40-2XR #251 and SD45-2 #332:

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  11. BuddyBurton

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    1]Iowa Interstate's CRIC19 cresting a grade at Homestead.
    2]CRIC19 at the feedmill in Homestead.
    3]CRIC19 near F.W. Kent Park
    4]UP Business Special at Beverly, IA.
    5]CN's L563 coming by McLoud Place.
     
  12. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    There was an invite to post SOMETHING proto here, even if old stuff. Okay, here is some old stuff.

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    Violet, Texas ca. 1915. (Approximately 12 miles west of Corpus Christi) Members of Kircher family in field. Texas Mexican freight train in background pulled by Nacionales de Mexico (NdeM) locomotive #421, seized by creditors and used on Tex-Mex after NdeM defaulted on bonds. D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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    Violet ca. 1915. Four members of Kircher family in field showing large cabbages produced on their land. In background is Texas Mexican passenger train pulled by NdeM #237, another seized locomotive. D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

    These are among some 1500 photos from my career at KZTV I contributed and catalogued for Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M Corpus Christi a little over a year ago. The library put almost 100 of my photos on their website, and I am posting them here from that site.
     
  13. OC Engineer JD

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    Night photo shot with three of the four ACes on ATN. Odenville AL, 0130 am. (If you look carefully you can see the big dipper!)
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  14. Hytec

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    That's the "Big Dipper" looking out the cab window, right? ;-)
     
  15. OC Engineer JD

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    LOL......you got it Hank! LOL :)
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    I see it! No. Wait. Those are dust specks on my screen... :(

    BTW- What did you use for lighting the scene?
     
  17. OC Engineer JD

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    I am not sure what type of light he used.....it looked something like a large spotlight off a ship.
     
  18. Ike the BN Freak

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    ATSF had phase I GP39-2s, some of them are floating around Spokane on the locals and yard duty. BN had phase II units, plus all the rebuilt GP30/35 GP39E/M/Vs
     
  19. YoHo

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    I should clarify, I knew that ATSF had all 3 phases of the GP39-2. There was an article in MR about 20 years or so ago about kitbashing 3 versions. I was just surprised BNSF retained any phase 1s. PNWR has a number of the atsf ph 1s and there was a ph 3 unit kicking cars in Vancouver that same day wearing very very clean cub scout paint.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    I must have missed this one somehow. What is "cub scout paint"? Is it reference to AT&SF blue and ywllow ("Bluebonnet") type colors?
     

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