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    Some photos taken at Chicago's Union Station in March 1975.

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    Shot in Kodak Plus-X B&W glory, SP 9786 east flies across Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA.
     
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    Train - NS 3454-IMG_7669 (12042011).jpg

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    "The Tolland Schoolhouse"
    Empty coal buckets roll past the quintessential schoolhouse at Tolland, CO. The former Denver, Northwestern & Pacific name for this place was once Mammoth, and hosted a wye, which can be seen in the right foreground in front of the train. I am positioned on the Giant's Ladder, a portion of the Rollins Pass "Hell Hill". August 2004.

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    .. a "stitched" image.

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    Kennesaw GA - 2004

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    Three roster shots taken 02/14/1976 at the MILW's big yard near Chicago at Bensenville, IL.

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    Kennesaw GA - April 2004

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  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    Wow! Classic F-M running in the 70s!
     
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    A friend noticed the roof-mounted air tanks on the MILW geep I shot and asked if it was steam generator equipped. I didn't know. Was it?
     
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    Looking at MILW 804, I don't think it was. The steam generator was mounted in the short hood in such units, and there should be an exhaust outlet and associated hatches atop the nose. BoxcabE50 would know for sure.
     
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    North Western Station in the mid-1970s at Chicago finds a Crandall Cab and and Cab Cars at the bumping posts. I seem to remember that Track 6 was often used for the trains I rode. I can't recall the number of tracks, but I think it was in excess of a dozen.

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  19. Mike VE2TRV

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    Most likely, by the 1970s, with Amtrak around, they would have removed the steam generators and the tank partitions, and re-gearing them, benefiting from the extended range of the larger fuel tank in freight service. Just like ATSF did with their FP45s (and the batch of SDP40Fs they traded from Amtrak) and other roads with similar engines.
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Yes.

    Arrived on the property as 2426-2435, new, 1954. Delivered in orange & black. Repainted yellow when that idea came along (ugh). Then back to orange and black when moved to freight service after Amtrak startup. 2426-2435 changed to 200-209 in the 1959 general renumbering. Then to 800-809 (1974) when the SD40-2's used those (200-209) same numbers.

    These were done in the yellow scheme, two numbers by Atlas (N scale), many years ago. (Don't know if Atlas did them in HO?) I had the pair, but couldn't justify them so they were sold off.
     
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