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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Oh well, at least it will keep the tire in gauge.

    But...ouch! The tire doesn't look too old either.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. Lucky the rim was not broken!
     
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  3. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    There are better ways to collect spikes! Wow, that was extreme! And it looks like it just went through the outer "skin" of the sidewall??
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yikes, looks like it gouged the wheel too. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    I'm on the other end of this story-working at a large independent northwest tire dealer, we have BNSF and UP two blocks away-you'd be amazed what I've seen stuck in tires over the last 20 years!

    And yes, lots of tie spikes!:whistle:
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Oh my gosh Russell. :( Looks like a new tire that was ruined. Hopefully the wheel can be salvaged; it looks like the spike caught the rim.
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    05-09-2000, the Carolinian makes a stop at Wilson, NC on the former ACL main.

    2000-05-09 001 Wilson NC - for upload.jpg
     
  8. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    Some serious karma there!!! Either a bad day at work (what did you do?) or a lucky day at work as you add to your awesome railroad spike collection (winner winner chicken dinner)!!!
     
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  9. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Glinty fresh eastbound autoracks at MP 2, BNSF Glasgow Sub:

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  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    A mogul in Denison, Texas in 1891.
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  12. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    From the mid-1970s, with a wave from the Op, EJ&E's No. 6 clears the plant at Barrington, IL. That's the C&NW's main in the foreground. Barrington Tower was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2006.

    1970s Mid 009 EJE Barrington IL - for upload.jpg
     
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  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I like b/w, so I'll take a whack at something a bit younger.
    CP train 199 west of Baden, ND:

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  14. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That Mogul is a beauty. And she's all prim and decorated for a parade!:cool:

    Even the crew is dressed to the nines.
     
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  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Well I tried to collect on the chicken dinner but it caught the next train heading out of town.
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    But then I did get to shoot some big trains with some more spikes in the foreground.
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  16. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A Pittsburgh & Lake Erie gon (reporting marks are now ATSF) in the CP yard in Minot:

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    _MG_4323.jpg CP train 499 west of Burlington, ND with a ground blizzard:
     
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  17. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Columbus MS

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  18. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, that's beautiful BNSF FAN. Dig that steam-era pilot!
     
  19. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    RUN!!! It's 1955 and GIANT NUCLEAR CHICKENS are running amok !!!!!

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  20. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Er ma gerd! Could have been worse (not sure how)? :eek:
     

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