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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've done that, but I was doing 130KPH (82MPH) on the German Autobahn in this one.

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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Yep, ATN! I should have remembered that when I was posting it. In fact, that may be Jerry in the cab of that CSX unit. Hope he is doing well.

    The trestle is cool too!
     
  3. r_i_straw

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    Morning, looking out the back door of a super liner on the #2 out of San Antonio.
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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Just west of Birmingham is a huge coal fired plant served by the BNSF. Gets enough coal traffic that there is a 3 track staging yard and a fuel island at the beginning of the lead from staging to the plant. Railroad location name is Palos. It's always been a good spot to catch BNSF coal train power. Here are a few engines that were there on Feb. 19, 2005

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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice blast from the not too distant past, Richard. Hard to believe these were shot 15 years ago, though!

    This set of solid (if filthy) CSX power leads an empty oil can out of the old GN yard in Minot, ND.

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  6. Point353

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    If you find yourself in the area of IL, WI or MN , keep an eye out for UP 1142.
    It's the SSW 9642 with a new UP roadnumber and paint job.

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  7. r_i_straw

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    Fort Worth, Texas on September 20, 1956. Trains passing a tire dump fire. You can see a fire hose on the ground in the last image. They had to disconnect it from the hydrant to let the Rock Island pass.
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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    New T4 EMD leads a Z Train eastbound.
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  10. Point353

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    BNSF 2825 wearing its new duds and swapping locos around at Longmont CO:

     
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    Here you go:

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  12. BNSF FAN

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    CSX Tilford Yard - Atlanta GA Early 2000's ish

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    The LAPCX is about to go under the Angels Forest Hwy bridge, out on the Saugus Line. Vincent CA.
     
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  16. HemiAdda2d

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    I did a going-away shot and it was strongly backlit, so I did it in black and white.

    BNSF Glasgow Sub, just west of MP 7.

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  17. BoxcabE50

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    An interesting view. My eyes were caught by the roadbed. Looking around the ties, and shoulders, it appears the ballast in a bit thin here.
     
  18. BNSF FAN

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    A pair of BNSF units bring a long intermodal into NS's Inman Yard Atlanta GA - June 6, 2006

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  19. Mr. Trainiac

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    Look at that NS flatcar in your first image. Is that one of the cars built from cut up Southern boxcars? I didn't know they lasted that long. Looks like I may need to make one.
     
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  20. BNSF FAN

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    Yes, it for sure is one of those former 50ft boxcars. Funny thing is I thought the same thing about how long they lasted when I was posting the pic. I really thought those were cool cars and wish I had taken more photos of them.
     

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