A few pictures

chessie Apr 6, 2005

  1. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here is train 349 from today that has 4 GE units, all running elephant style! In addition to 3 different models, we have 3 different roads as well:
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  2. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's NS train 350, which appreared after 349 and has a CR GE unit and a CSX SD70AC:
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  3. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's the train that preceeded the other two:
    [​IMG]

    Yes, that is an Amtrak train :rolleyes:

    Harold
     
  4. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    The best part?? All 3 trains within about 30 minutes of time and virtually in the same place! :D :D

    Harold
     
  5. Stourbridge Lion

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  6. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Any clue as to why the Amtrak/UP power lashup?
     
  7. NSDASH9

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    The Amtrak locomotive failed and the UP unit was added from a freight to keep Amtrak train 92 moving.

    Chris Toth
     
  8. chessie

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    Yes, the Amtrak picked up a freight loco due to engine failure. In talking to one of the passengers, apparently they also had to de-train at one point too.

    I have always heard about odd power on Amtrak trains, but this was my first catch! [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  9. chessie

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    Here's today's train 349:
    [​IMG]

    An interesting catch! Lead by a CSX SD70AC, also in the consist is an SD70 (in Horsehead scheme), a Dash 9, an unpainted Dash 9, a couple of UP units, and another Dash 9.

    Harold
     
  10. chessie

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    Sorry, it is not the best picture, but it was starting to rain and the train was really movin'!

    Harold
     
  11. Stourbridge Lion

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    Looks like a great shot to me!!!!!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    It is not my best shot, but it'll do [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  13. chessie

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    You guys are killing me... no NS fans??? :(

    Harold
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Did that train really need all that power, or were they just moving some units?
     
  15. William Cowie

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    Great pics, Harold - loved that Amtrak shot - SD90 no less!! You can tell UP was anxious to get that train out of their way!
     
  16. Rule 281

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    I wondered about that...sometimes it sure is pretty quiet around here. [​IMG]
     
  17. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think it was just a power balancing move.... 349 goes back to a major yard.

    Harold
     
  18. chessie

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    I think the UP unit was picked up from CSX in South Carolina! (Lots of them roaming around down here..)

    Harold
     
  19. mdrzycimski

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    Harold,

    Keep 'em coming.

    Love your pictures!
     
  20. chessie

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    Hey Mike,
    Long time no see. Great to see you're still doing N scale & NS! [​IMG]

    Harold
     

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