PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun 5/11/2012

Discussion in 'Weekly and Special Threads' started by Grey One, May 11, 2012.

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Same Train, Different Day / Perspective. This time I was right under it.
  2. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    Three unusual and thus fun catches at the 2012 Spring CRHS Rail B Q in Newport, PA (taken 5 May 2012.)
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    At the crossing.

    Now here is an old trooper that you don't see that often any more.
  4. PNWR Power

    PNWR Power TrainBoard Member

    Made the drive up to Toledo yesterday. Saw PNWR #2308 doing some shunting duties. Pretty ratty looking GP39-2.


  5. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    On the PNWR theme...

    And since tomorrow is National Train Day somewhere (just not in Portland anymore... >sniff< >sob<)...

  6. PNWR Power

    PNWR Power TrainBoard Member

    Excellent shot Adam!
  7. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    One from maybe 6 months ago.

    Taken during installation of new crossing gate/signal set.
  8. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    MBTA GP40X Pushing Afternoon Commuters into Boston. It is crossing the "Bussy Street Bridge" in Roslindale, MA. From wikipedia:
    On March 14, 1887, a Boston & Providence Railroad train consisting of a locomotive and nine passenger cars inbound from Dedham to Boston with over 200 passengers, was passing over a bridge at Bussey Street, in the current Arnold Arboretum, when the bridge collapsed causing the rear five cars to pile up on top of each other, killing twenty-three and injuring over one hundred.[SUP][4][/SUP] This is considered one of the first major rail catastrophes in the country, and contributed to the widespread inspection of train bridges across the U.S.[SUP][3][/SUP]

  9. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    About 200 yards down the line I found an less obstructed view and a bit of "Urban Art" or "Graffiti" depending on perspective:
    Next week maybe a pic with an unobstructed view.
  10. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Quad Cities 5/9/12

    a] Weed Sprayer Train entering SSS Bettendorf siding
    b] Rail Train entering SSS Bettendorf siding
    c]SOO switcher at Nahant Yard
    d]ICSI passing a machine shop in Moline
    e]BICB crossing Govt Bridge
    f]CBBI at 44th Street Rock Island
    g]Rail Train
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  11. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Came across this grafitti "portrait" on the side of a BNSF 3 bay covered hopper recently.
    Thought it was neat, erie and worth a shot! From a slight ankle.

    Same thing, only more of a head on shot.
  12. Jolly

    Jolly TrainBoard Member

    Three things stood out Friday while Railfanning, a car with Goverment gafitti, the rail detector car in tow behind a flat car and Loco, and a trackmobile used for switch the fuel depot in Downey.

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  13. Leif

    Leif TrainBoard Member

  14. co_riff

    co_riff TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    SD40-2's at the CSX Huntington,WV Shops, about 20+.

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  15. davefoxx

    davefoxx New Member

    My favorite picture taken during the Conrail Historical Society's Rail-B-Q at Newport, Pennsylvania on May 5, 2012. Here's Amtrak P42DC and Amtubes westbound on NS's former PRR Middle Division:



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