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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    And yet another "Undecorated" locomotive and probably the smallest I've ever seen is this tiny critter built by Brookville Locomotive in Brookville, PA. Brookville specialized in this market, producing a wide array of small locomotives for mining and construction. This l'il guy had come from a local brickyard. Note the link and pin coupler and narrow gauge. I might see a chair in the cab where the engineman sat. Not much headroom in there. [Montgomery, AL - March 1990]

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This just screams 'model me in HOn30'! :)
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    Gotta love those Blunt trucks on the Alco!:cool:
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    "Consolation Prize"

    The biggest buzz across the northern tier in recent weeks was the BNSF train S-SEPLPC1-22A which was led by CP heritage unit 7014 in a 1x1 configuration (east of Havre, MT). It was originally scheduled to reach Stanley, ND (an hour west of Minot) at almost 11PM on a Friday. It saw delay after delay, cooling its heels in sidings for hours at a time. Not having the equipment to do a strobe lit night shot, I watched the train's progress for a day or so before it approached Minot. The night before it reached Minot, it was scheduled to roll into town about 10AM on a Saturday. I set my alarm, and checked Amtrak status, attempting to get the westbound trip for a change. Amtrak was late, so I slept in. Bad move! I always talk about the "early bird getting the worm" and here I am ignoring my own advice. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    A friend noted to me "past performance is no indicator of future performance", (I expected more delays) and as it turned out, 7014 and its stack cruised thru Minot at 0830! What would have been a great shot in morning light was missed because I slept in. *SMH*

    At any rate, while waiting for 7014, and its progress update, I heard 7025 ask for signals at Soo Tower. The light was quickly turning harsh, and I missed my prime opportunity, but a mediocre shot of a clean unit is better than nothing I guess.

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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Converted plug door box car on the Leadville Colorado & Southern back in the 1990s.
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  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The sun wasn't low enough for the desired glint shot, so I processed it in black and white.
    MP 20, BNSF Glasgow Sub, near Berthold, ND. Did someone say "minimalist?" :D

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    Eastbound hoppers taking the siding at Curry, MT. PIC_0446.JPG Rail glint eastbound from Glendive. PIC_0442.JPG
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I LIKE that shot from Curry! The possibilities with a long tele look fantastic!
     
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    Rolling east through NS Norris Yard on the passenger main en route to the ATL. - Birmingham AL Feb 2005

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  11. BNSF FAN

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    A pair of 4 axle GE's - Pensacola FL - 2008
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  12. BuddyBurton

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    CP SD70ACU 7001 leading train 475 Wednesday August 5, 2020 around the Bellevue, IA area.


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  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've been jonesin' to get a photo of the face of the old Soo Line power house in Minot. I need to make a concerted effort to grab photos of the flanks when they are properly lit in the morning now. There's a relatively narrow window of time between high sun and shadows from other structures on the building.

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    This is one I haven't done before. The Soo Line yard in Minot now owned by CP has small, nondescript location signs and milemarkers near each other. I wanted to get CP train 199 passing them, but the only thing around while I was waiting was this BNSF light unit.

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  14. SP 9811

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    An awesome SP lashup makes it way around the Tehachapi Loop..SD40M-2, SD40R, B30-7, AC4400CW, SD45T-2. Running east uphill.
     
  15. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Brrrr! An EJ&E signal braves another winter and keeps trains moving on Chicago's Outer Belt. [Barrington, IL - 12/1977]

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  16. Hardcoaler

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    Hard to believe that railroads like the Lehigh & New England cast their initials into trucks and track hardware. I'm guessing that it was done to assure return of their assets after wrecks and near junctions where hardware might be "borrowed". [From the early 1980s at locations in eastern PA]

    1982-09 LNE Truck Hazleton PA - for upload.jpg 1982-09 LNE Track Hardware Unknown Location PA - for upload.jpg 1980-07 LNE Truck Unknown Location PA - for upload.jpg
     
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    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Parts bins from the IC and PC, found at Tuscaloosa, AL [04/1984] and Gallitzin, PA [04/1989]. The Sam Rea Shop was a massive car fabrication and repair facility as built by the PRR at Hollidaysburg, PA in the 1950s.

    1984-04 IC Parts Bin Tuscaloosa AL - for upload.jpg 1989-04-05 PC Parts Bin Gallitzin PA - for upload.jpg
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  19. Point353

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    CSXT 5976 started life as Conrail 5084:

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    It then became NS 4814:

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    It was later acquired by CSX, given a patch job and renumbered to 5976, as shown above.

    Eventually, it received a proper CSX paint job:

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    Ultimately, it was sold to Pan Am/Maine Central and received another patch job:

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  20. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Evening sun catches this load of Bakken crude basking in the light. PIC_0420.JPG A very red evening sky! Yet the crew has no time to enjoy it. PIC_0400.JPG
     

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