A SIGN of the times

BNSF FAN Jul 22, 2008

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    Penobscot PA - 2007
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    Port Clinton PA - 2007
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Wow, that's a very cool D&H sign BNSF FAN. With its beginnings in 1823 in the canal business at Honesdale, PA, the D&H was the oldest transportation company in the U.S. until its sale to the CP in 2000. I have a framed reproduction D&H Canal document from 1855 hanging in my train room that lists all of the "stations" by locks and mileage, bought at the museum in Cuddebackville, NY. I admit to being a bit of a closet canal fan. :)
     
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    "Call Before You Dig"

    Before there was an 8-1-1, you called the railroad agent. Remnants of the BN still exist today, if you know where to look.
    Minot, ND.

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    Going back a couple more decades, signs of the Great Northern still exist!

    "Ghost of Rocky"
    Trackside details catch a bit of last light near the Great Northern-built pedestrian overpass in Minot. Yes, you read that sign correctly; it does say Great Northern Railway. Rocky lives in 2019!

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    At the Railroad Museum of Minot, the old sign from Gavin Yard back in the GN days rests as a display above the dispatcher controls for Williston to Surrey, ND:

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    Greensboro, NC.
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    Former P&N station in Belmont, NC still sports this fine example of vintage tilework. I've always liked the P&N's logo with its three lightning bolts.

    The station is mighty neat too and stood at the end of a short branch off the mainline. When I shot these in '95, it hosted a small museum which has since moved.

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    Wow, that's a beautiful station Russell and a nice shot too. Thanks for posting it. (y)
     
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    Pedestrian underpass at SAL station in Athens, GA.

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    Inside the Southern depot in Greensboro, NC.
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    Cheyenne, WY:

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    Wow, lots to be seen inside the depot. (y) On the train schedule board, Nos. 5 and 6 have been painted over and can be barley seen. These belonged to the Southern's Piedmont which called on Greensboro at far more hospitable afternoon hours.
     
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