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

LegomanBill Oct 24, 2021

  1. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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

    r_i_straw with MKT 1205 "New Braunfels"
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    Dave Kerr with N&W 611
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    BuddyBurton with CP 6644
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    Hardcoaler with G&W's "River Falls"
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    Akirasho with Grand Canyon 29
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    BNSF FAN with the former "Traffic Club"
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    Metra Man in Japan
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    Mike VE2TRV with CN 5601
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    BoxcabE50 with some older BN
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    Sepp K with a Conrail gondola
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    and HemiAdda2d with D&SL 10060
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  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    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

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    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

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    Great variety this week, love it!!

    Thanks all!(y)
     
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