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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]New MOW locomotive for UP. Leading the Work Train to its tie down location for the evening.
    Cedar Rapids, IA-February 12, 2020

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  2. Akirasho

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    yes!!!
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

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    Wild Mary looked great in that last shot. Some dislike that scheme. Say what you will about vermillion, blue and yellow, I thought the Chessie scheme was a classic.
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    :) Nice! I know just where to took that shot -- that phone pole and wire show up in every photo on those tracks. The introduction of PSR at NS has reduced their need for power and I rarely see units on those tracks today.
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Me too -- it's bright, cheerful and the Chessie cat theme resonated with the public. CSX's dark blue (aka the "Dark Future" scheme) and NS's black seem to suck up every photon of available photographic light.

    Here's another, taken in January 1989 at Howells (Atlanta), GA:

    1989-01-28 Chessie 4552 Atlanta [Howells] GA - for upload.jpg
     
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  6. BNSF FAN

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    Along the BNSF between Memphis TN and Birmingham AL is the little hamlet of Amory MS. There is a line that branches off the main in Amory that used to take BNSF all the way down to Mobile AL and then on to Pensacola FL. This line is now operated by a short line/regional. However, BNSF maintains control of the line down to Columbus MS even though trackage rights are used and cars interchanged in Amory. This shot was taken a few years ago and every time I come across it, I always wonder when was the last time an actual BNSF freight occupied the track in front of this lonely outpost of the great empire.
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Further south of Amory, MS on the line to Mobile, AL is Linden, AL. This is the Frisco's depot there as seen in February 1989. The L&N also served Linden.

    1989-02-25 Linden AL - for upload.jpg
     
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  8. gmorider

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the pic.
     
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  9. Pastor John

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    Amtrak intended to abandon that route a few years ago but, along with a community plea, Amtrak relented as they discovered the scope of the Boy Scouts of America's development of the Summit Bechtel Reserve as the permanent home of the quadrennial Scout Jamboree (and last year's World Scout Jamboree) which brings in 50,000 scouts and scouters to Mt. Hope, WV. While most arrive my bus, a great many choose to take Amtrak and arrive at the White Sulphur Springs station not far from this station in Thurmond.

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  10. SP 9811

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    SSW 9660 woodford.jpg
    SSW 9660 east in the hole at Woodford, in the Tehachapi's
     
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  11. Doug Gosha

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    More wonderful pictures, you guys. The one of the Linden depot makes me sad, though.

    Doug
     
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  12. Akirasho

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    They need a picnic table and grill on that back porch!

    :D

    Doug
     
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  14. Hytec

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    When the SD-40s first came out years ago someone at Trains Magazine commented that they looked like a small kid with big tennis shoes. :D
     
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  15. Keith

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    Spotted a couple of days ago.
    Still in town, this time separated by several cars!

    Big string of pipes, bound for somewhere!
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    Looking opposite direction. Several more cars of pipe way down in the distance.
    That area, blocked to public by City of Longmont.
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    Have a few empty MT flats. What would be good for representing pipes?

    And sitting by depot.
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    New apartments being built! Former Longmont Foods turkey plant location!
    Wouldnt mind a south facing place, on top floor!
     
  16. Hytec

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    I'm assuming they're 24" diameter pipes. So for HO use a soda straw which is about 1/4" in diameter. 24"/87=0.27"=~1/4".
    A 1/6"-1/8" tube would be more difficult to find for N-Scale.
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    Wow, cool loads! Thanks for posting. (y)
     
  18. Pastor John

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    A little more expensive than soda straws, but Plastruct makes a variety of sized tubing. The wall thickness might look a little more accurate as well. https://plastruct.com/product-category/tubing-fittings/styrene-round-tubing/

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  19. Hardcoaler

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    Eastbound freight proudly carrying B&O blue, August 1983 at Harpers Ferry, WV. I had to scramble to catch this, hence the blur. How soon we forget the days of 64 ASA film and manual focus!

    1983-08 002 Harpers Ferry WV - for upload.jpg
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Gotta guess these are for a petroleum or gas pipeline, somewhere.
     

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