PROTOTYPE Railfan Photos of the Week, October 24th, 2021

LegomanBill Oct 24, 2021

  1. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

    Hello everyone, here's the photos for this week.

    r_i_straw with MKT 1205 "New Braunfels"

    Dave Kerr with N&W 611

    BuddyBurton with CP 6644

    Hardcoaler with G&W's "River Falls"

    Akirasho with Grand Canyon 29

    BNSF FAN with the former "Traffic Club"

    Metra Man in Japan

    Mike VE2TRV with CN 5601

    BoxcabE50 with some older BN

    Sepp K with a Conrail gondola

    and HemiAdda2d with D&SL 10060
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    We really went international this week, with Canadian and Japanese subjects included with all the others. Neat stuff everyone. (y)

    BNSF FAN's "Traffic Club" passenger car photo sparked my interest. I found that it was built by Pullman in 1929 as a Solarium Lounge Buffet car, then bought by the PRR in 1948, retired in 1957 and then adopted into MofW service. Its name is of interest too, as when I began my career in Transportation, the trade was commonly known as "Traffic". In fact, we'd answer the phone with "Traffic Department" and my employer belonged to a "Traffic Club" in Newark, NJ with members drawn from area shippers, truckers, brokers and railroads. I suspect that Pullman chose the car's name to recognize these organizations.
  3. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    We had a humdinger of a thunderstorm which crashed my computer, power outages, so I am late responding. Love the steam shots and all around good stuff as usual from all of you.
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  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    Great variety this week, love it!!

    Thanks all!(y)
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