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BNSF FAN Nov 23, 2021

  1. in2tech

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    Talk about ugly. Thank goodness the ones now don't look like these. If they did, I would not be a CSX livery fan :) Did I say ugly? Did they not make decent paint back then :) What year was this? I mean even the nose of the locomotive is ugly.
     
  2. Hardcoaler

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    These were made in late '78 to early '79. With railroads hoping to reduce or eliminate cabooses at the time, the notion of the BQ23-7 was to provide a spacious locomotive cab where all crewmen could sit. Crewmen hated the design because it provided no collision protection with vehicles at grade crossings and probably because they wanted to preserve the use of cabooses and the jobs that supported their use.
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Two b&w snaps at Knoxville, TN, the first from 11/13/1976 of a rebuilt Alco S-4 with an EMD 567 under the hood and the other of some sort of water car (for fire suppression perhaps?) from autumn 1977. The flatcar has a stenciled build date of 2-27.

    1976-11-13 004 Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    Opened in 1905, the L&N's station in Knoxville was a stub-end affair and trains had to back a mile off the main to reach it. [01/21/1978] The station has since been renovated and stands today, used for a high school academy.

    The passenger car in the picture was used by the L&N to ferry VIP's from the station to the stadium on football Saturdays.

    1978-01-28 Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg
     
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  5. BNSF FAN

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    CSX 4350, former Gilford unit at the CSX yard just outside Chattanooga TN - April 1993
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  6. BNSF FAN

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    This slug was about as plain as they come but it had a full crew - Decatur AL - Aug. 5, 1989
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    From 08/19/1989 at Howell Interlocking, Atlanta, GA

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  8. BNSF FAN

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    Caught tis pair of GE's waiting for a new crew at Pine Street in Atlanta GA - Aug 19, 2023
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  9. BNSF FAN

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    Not really good shots but the best I could get. This train was tied down at Dacula GA and the power was cutting off to possibly go down to the small yard between there and Auburn GA - Saturday 8/26/2023
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  10. gmorider

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    Dacula, GA. Nothing like a redneck vampire. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Kurt Moose

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    :LOL::ROFLMAO::D:p
     
  12. BNSF FAN

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    LOL, you don't want to be there after dark.
     
  13. Hardcoaler

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    From 03/28/1993 on the former SAL at Weddell, SC was #464 bound for Hamlet, NC. The 8432 is an SD-40, former C&O I think.

    1993-03-28 Columbia [Weddell] SC - for upload.jpg
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    On a typical hazy summer day in August 1994, a CSX freight is departing the siding at Hull, GA and continuing its advance toward Atlanta. This is former SAL.

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  15. Hardcoaler

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    CSX local tied up at Lugoff, SC. 2774 is a GP-38-2. [03/10/2018]

    2018-03-10 Lugoff SC - for upload.jpg
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    From 11/24/1989 at Spartanburg, SC, the Detroit Division's Operation Redblock GP-40.

    1989-11-24 LOCO CSX 6726 Spartanburg SC - for upload to TB.jpg
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    From yesterday on a gloomy morning, local L637 rolls through Weddell, SC led by an SD-70MAC. Ditch lights are evidently Just PlugĀ® by Woodland Scenics. :)

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  18. BNSF FAN

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    Very cool sir! Those loose covers on the first two cars look like they would be an easy enough way to model a loaded car in N scale as opposed to the tight wrapped loads on the 3rd and 4th cars :)
     
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