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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.
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  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

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    At the crossing.

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    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.

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  5. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    On the PNWR theme...
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    And since tomorrow is National Train Day somewhere (just not in Portland anymore... >sniff< >sob<)...
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    Adam
     
  6. PNWR Power

    PNWR Power TrainBoard Member

    Excellent shot Adam!
     
  7. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    One from maybe 6 months ago.
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    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]

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  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:
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    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.
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    Same thing, only more of a head on shot.
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  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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