GP38's part III

chessie Jul 22, 2005

  1. chessie

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    Smae unit, almost exact same location, now repainted and equipped with a larger fuel tank!
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    Harold
     
  2. chessie

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    # 2778 idles on the fuel racks besides the remnants of the recently dismantled engine house :(
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    Harold
     
  3. chessie

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    Almost 20 years ago...
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  6. chessie

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    At first glance, it is hard to see the new fuel tank due to the spilled fuel:
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    Harold
     
  7. chessie

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  8. chessie

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    Looks like this unit has received a new fuel tank, but still holding on to its Southern paint:
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    Harold
     
  9. chessie

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    Now wearing a coat of all black:
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  10. chessie

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    An interesting view, showing both the details of the fuel & sand racks and details of the GP38 including the bell, walkway lights, and more!
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    Harold
     
  11. chessie

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    Same unit, side view... notice this unit has been repainted, but still has its small fuel tank:
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    Harold
     
  12. chessie

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    Another repaint:
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  13. chessie

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    Nice high hood detail shot:
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  14. chessie

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    The dead of winter, but the Carolina Pine trees still add green to the background:
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    Harold
     
  15. Alan

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    Harold, what is the small F after the number?
     
  16. mdrzycimski

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    Harold,
    Do you know when you took this picture? I noticed the absence of ditch lights and the short fuel tank (posted in the next photo). I wanted to get a timeframe as the photo shows an abundance of detail for someone wanting to model a engine fueling area.
     
  17. chessie

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    Mike,
    When I get home later in the week, I can research against dated photos to get you in a close estimation of the date of the photo... I usually only post a date when I have an exact one (I used to use databacks.... )

    Harold
     
  18. chessie

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    The Southern used a "check digit" that was a small letter behind the road numbers on their locos. They followed a very basic algorithm to make sure that the road # was correct.

    Harold
     
  19. Alan

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    Thanks Harold. European countries use a computer check digit in the locomotive number. Once you know, it is easy to check the number. Had not realised it was done earlier, and with a letter! [​IMG]
     
  20. chessie

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    Another one:
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    Harold
     

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