NS action in Columbia SC

BNSF FAN Jun 26, 2005

  1. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Heres some of what I have seen on the NS in Columbia SC over the past few weeks. Will keep adding to this as I have time to resize and upload more pics. Hope you all enjoy the shots.


    NS (aka former CR) 5405
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    NS 8888 - Looking a little rough.
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    NS 9378 rolls trough a grade crossing near the NS yard.
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    NS 9536
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    NS 9928 in primer
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    UP 3652
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  2. chessie

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    Hi Richard,
    Very nice pics... The NS 8888 as you caught, would be the last Dash9 standard cab, and is a great catch!

    Harold
     
  3. BNSF FAN

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    Some more shots along the NS in Columbia SC.

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  4. chessie

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    Richard,
    Great photos... I really like that new paint SD40-2!
    Keep 'em coming! [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  5. chessie

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    Hey, I caught the BNSF 1052 in Raleigh a while back... it was on a train with 3 BNSF units and a UP (NS train # 349)

    I need to look it up!

    Harold
     
  6. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    BNSF # 1052 was in Raleigh on 6/2/05 on NS train # 349 that runs to Linwood.

    Harold
     
  7. BNSF FAN

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    Harold,
    My shot of BNSF 1052 was taken on 6/22/05. Looks like she has spent the better part of June roaming the NS. :cool: No complaints from me about that.
     
  8. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Lots of nice, colorful units there. A great variety!

    Harold
     
  9. chessie

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    # 8888 looks to be the victim of a little turbo flare-up :eek:

    Harold
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good variety of locos there. I like the CEFX scheme. I see there is a SOO unit lurking behind the CEFX, are they regulars in that area?
     
  11. mdrzycimski

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    Any loco can be a regular these days. Yesterday, I saw a CN on the point of a BNSF train down here in Texas! I see NS engines in the consist of UP trains regularly. It seems that you never know what paint scheme you will see on a train rolling through town.
     
  12. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Mike. At least it keeps things interesting :D
     
  13. chessie

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    That's what makes railfanning so fun in my neck of the woods... it is not the volume of trains that I see (sometimes it is pretty dismal :( ) but the variety! :D

    Harold
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Variety is the spice of life, Harold ;)
     
  15. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow :eek: That is mighty profound, Alan. [​IMG]

    Harold
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  17. BNSF FAN

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    More less than exciting shots from Columbia including a not so great shot of that Soo unit.

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  18. chessie

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    More great shots, Richard! [​IMG]

    Where is the yard in Columbia?

    Harold
     
  19. Flash Blackman

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    One UP unit there at the edge.

    #9918 is to be painted? Just in primer now? Looks like it would be a hassle (and unnecessary expense) to clean it up before painting.
     
  20. BNSF FAN

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    Harold,
    To get to the yard in Columbia, you take exit 6 off of Interstate 77. It is only about 1 1/2 miles northwest to the area where the fuel rack area is.

    Flash,
    Yes that is a UP unit in front of the ex CR unit. It is the same power set that I posted above. Saw that same set two different days.
    Also, I agree about why NS would want to run those units in primer for so long. Saw another one in primer today. No pics because it was parked in a bad spot.
     

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