PROTOTYPE Railfan Photos of the Week, January 30, 2013

BuddyBurton Jan 31, 2013

  1. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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    r_i_straw gets us going with a fake Santa Fe--
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    Keith found a string of new cars at Gilcrest--
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    bravogjt in Grand Jct--
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    co_riff along the Pokey--
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    Up next......a Battery-powered Goat
     
  2. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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    YoHo with a battery-powered "goat"--
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    That shot got my "goat" for this week.:cute::)
    See ya next week!!!
     
  3. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Buddy, more nice choices. Russell, fake Santa Fe? Sure looks like the real thing to me. Must be not original?
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As I recall, these were ex-SP, or SP family units.
     
  5. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice selection again Buddy, great work fellas!
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The Galveston Railroad Museum is not real big on historical restorations. I believe they wanted some Santa Fe F7 warbonnets but the only ones left in existence, since the CF-7 program, are the A-B set out in Sacramento. They found some F7s and had them painted. They used to have two other ex SP F7s that were cut up after they got a sea water bath during Hurricane Ike. It was cheaper fix up some different locomotives than to totally restore the damaged ones. If it were me, and I was tasked to pull it off, I would have at least ditched the SP snow plows and found some standard pilots, mounted different horns in the correct position and painted them more accurately. (The curve of the warbonnet looks a little funky to me.) The ditch lights could be made to be detachable like UP does on their E units. I guess if your buddy Doyle can paint an ex Santa Fe PA in Nickle Plate Road, my buddy Patrick and the other board members at Galveston, can paint things as they like.
     
  7. co_riff

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    Thanks Buddy, no snow shots around here.

    Curtis
     
  8. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Oooooo, that hurt, but true.
     
  9. Hytec

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    C'Mon Jim, if you're honest with yourself, as I also am reluctant to do, you'll admit that winter months without having to shovel a driveway to go to work or the grocery is pleasure...;)
     
  10. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Hank, I was replying to Russell and his remark about my buddy Doyle painting a former Santa Fe PA as Nickel Plate, after I questioned his Santa Fe. I guess nothing is as it once was.
     
  11. bravogjt

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    Thanks for the selection Buddy!

    Ben
     

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