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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, that is a COOL park and such a beautiful station too. (y) I'd love to see the park some day. Lots of interesting exhibits there.
     
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Here's a sad sight. Long ago I volunteered on NJ's Black River & Western Railroad and, knowing the owner, slept aboard the Alexauken pictured here in July 1978. Some 30 years later before his death, the car was sold and moved to Ohio.

    1978-07 OBSERVATION PRIVATE Ringoes NJ - for upload.jpg

    This is how it looked a decade ago after being moved. [Photo not mine] I don't know what has become of it.

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  3. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    I clicked "like" but it is a sad state of repair for it to be in.
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Yup, can't click the "like" button, just too sad. Atleast you have the good memories.:unsure:
     
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  5. Doug Gosha

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    I clicked on "like" because of Hardcoaler's post, not the situation.

    Jeez, the criminals even find their way to rural areas.

    Doug
     
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  6. HemiAdda2d

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    Westbound grain loads roll past MP 12.4 on the BNSF Glasgow Sub at the end of Blue Hour.

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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ouch. :mad: = for the criminal activities. :cry: = for the pictured situation of decline.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's sickening.
     
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  9. Point353

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    The car is still in Ohio on the Hocking Valley Scenic Ry.
    Here's a photo from late 2018:

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  10. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Point353 for the shot. I sent it on to a friend who also knew the "Alex" well. I'm amazed that someone would purchase a nice private car, route it 500 miles west with no apparent place to safely store it and then allow it to be destroyed. :cry:

    Adjacent to the Alexauken at Ringoes, NJ was the heavyweight Chenango, formerly Pullman sleeper Herald Square. The owner was rebuilding it into a business car and doing a proper job of it. It's still safely in Ringoes.
     
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  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yesterday at the GATX plant in Hearne, Texas.
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  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    "Berthold Canola"
    A fast-moving westbound grain train charges into the low angle sun just east of Berthold, ND on the BNSF Glasgow Sub. A blooming canola field basks in sun near the tracks. The light is decidedly head-on here, but what are ya really gonna do?

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  13. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    Wow. Is that a 44 tonner still working?
     
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  14. BuddyBurton

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    Strathcona Tribute unit approaching Sabula Drawbridge.

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    Close up of herald

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    CP 7030-Strathcona Tribute unit, trailing on train 472 on July 22, 2020.
    Savanna, IL-CP Chicago Sub

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  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yup. However, I like its old paint job better. It had flames painted on the hoods.
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    Found in October 1987 at NS's steam shop at Irondale, AL was this tender from an L&N Class M-1 2-8-4. The Big Emma's were thoroughly modern steam locomotives, with the 1984 built by Lima in 1949. I'm guessing that NS had their eyes on it as a canteen. I don't know what became of it.

    1987-10 TENDER LN Irondale AL - for upload.jpg

    The L&N saved and modified a number of their tenders for use in hauling diesel fuel. I found this one and a mate at Knoxville, TN in January 1978.

    1978-01-14 FUEL TENDER LN Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg
     
  17. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    The tender from the 1984 is at the Kentucky Railway Museum.
    Here's a photo of it taken last year: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5142663
     
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  18. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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  19. SP 9811

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    SP 8575 helper.jpg
    Late afternoon finds SD40M-2 8575 and a sister, shoving wide open on an east train at Woodford, just below the Tehachapi Loop.
     
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Big hooks from the east and the west. First is from 07/1982 of Conrail's at Allentown, PA. (Cue up Billy Joel's Allentown :whistle:) I'm uncertain of its heritage. Second is from 03/1997 of the Santa Fe's at Winslow, AZ. The sun was in a bad spot there.

    1982-07-24 CRANE CR Allentown PA - for upload.jpg 1997-03-18 CRANE ATSF Winslow AZ - for upload.jpg
     
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