PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun August 17, 2012

BoxcabE50 Aug 17, 2012

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just a couple of weeks back, a BNSF S-STPTAC is slowing down as it passes through Columbia Falls, Montana. A few short miles on it will be meeting a three hours late Amtrak #8:

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  2. r_i_straw

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    New paint job on old car.
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  3. co_riff

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    At Hobson Yard on the West Virginia Sec.

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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Was this actually a T&P car in real life? What train did it serve? I wish passenger equipment looked this classy today!
     
  5. r_i_straw

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    It was Texas & Pacific Business Car #1. It then was repainted to MoPac Jenks Blue and renumbered to #9. It has now been restored.
    http://www.mopac.org/pic_equip.asp
     
  6. Grey One

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    Taken at least 25 years ago:
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    The above was with my Pentax SLR, (note the lack of chain link fence).

    Taken from same bridge two days ago:
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    The above was with my Olympus VR-340
     
  7. jhn_plsn

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    Yummmmmm!!!!!

    ...and that's all I have to say.
     
  8. BuddyBurton

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    Westbound on Transcon at Ortho--
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    New ACe on lead in Mt Pleasant--
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    IC&E train at Ainsworth, IA--
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Is the IC&E still an independently operating (subsidiary) company? Or are these just units yet to be repainted?
     
  10. fitz

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    Visiting family members MADE me take them to the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, where we rode behind and photographed the ex-McCloud River 2-6-2 No. 25. She runs good and this is a great venue for family--short trips from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach along Tillamook Bay on the Oregon Coast. Those dang wires are around again.

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  11. friscobob

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    Little blast from the past- sounthbound NS freight rolling down former CofG trackage on the north side of Macon, GA. And yes, all that greenery is kudzu overing everything but the tracks.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    I didn't even notice the wires until they were mentioned. Nice photo anyhow! Sure shows off the short, little drivers. What is her top speed?
     
  13. Virginian Railway

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    Did it start to grow up you?:teeth:
     
  14. fireball_magee

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    IC&E Ceased to exist on Dec 31 2008.After that it became DM&E and then a sub of CP. My checks started out IC&E. Then DM&E and finally CP.I think Hunter is going to dump the IC&E DM&E trackage. Just wait.
     
  15. BuddyBurton

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    They are owned by the CP. So I guess they are waiting for a repaint. Don't know when.
     
  16. friscobob

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    I was standing on a bridge over the tracks when I shot this, and also since I'm a Yankee, I believe that no self-respecting kudzu vine woulda covered me, so I was OK.

    Add to that the fact that 30 seconds after I shot this pic, the rain came down heavy- which explains the lighting. So I jumped back into my car & took off back to my apartment, which was within earshot of this very line.
     
  17. GeorgeV

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    That's not kudzu, that's obviously ground foam over poly fiber!! Ya can't fool me!!!

    The lighting and humidity in this shot, along with GreyOne's winter picture a few entries back, sort of look like well done models to me. Interesting effect caused by the haze and snow in the two pictures. Great pictures.

    George V.
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    You must be seeing or hearing hints of some nature. Any thoughts as to what is happening?
     
  19. YoHo

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    Everything I've heard from industry people is that between the connections south, ethonol and shale oil, dme/ice is quite profitable for the CP
     
  20. fitz

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    Ken, I don't know how fast McCloud 25 CAN run, but on the OCSR I doubt if we exceeded 35 mph. It is a leisurely trip and quite family oriented.
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