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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    As another day comes to a close in December of 2015, a container train heads north on the Galveston Subdivision in Rosenberg.
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    A self portrait? What the kids today call a "selfie"?
     
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    Cool find in Auburn Yard the other day.... 20210124_122927.jpg
    Never seen this before! Ex-CSX car.:rolleyes:
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

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    If you squint just right, the BNSF SD40-2s could be Omaha Orange and Pullman Green SD45s of GN...
    Gavin Yard, Minot, ND. Remote control set shoving cars into the yard.

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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Funny, I think that a lot, especially at night!

    We have some old GP39M's (GP30 carbodies), out here and at night you can see just the outlines in the dark and they can be anything-GN, Milw, etc!
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    NS 1070 leading the CP 474 through downtown Muscatine, IA

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    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    Another T kettle on the Rio Grande Railroad in Brownsville, Texas in the late 1800s. On January 19, 1891, the train from Brownsville was deliberately wrecked about twelve miles south of town by bandits who escaped with $60,000 in Mexican silver from the express shipment.
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    I didn't realize anybody built a 2-4-2. The boiler looks tiny compared to the cab. Definitely a low pressure "teakettle". Thanks for the history Russell. :cool:
     
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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    The Northgate Local drifts across Gassman Coulee Trestle long after sunset.

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  10. r_i_straw

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    Eureka Yard in Houston. April 1988. Did someone say John Deere?
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    Let's hope these three don't try to plow some top soil. :eek:
     
  12. r_i_straw

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    Melons being loaded aboard a stock car, Falfurrias, Texas 1915.
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  13. HemiAdda2d

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    We're standing behind the Soo Line freight house in Minot, ND. The concrete structure at right is probably the base of a crane that once stood at the end of a platform from the freight house. The 1894-build Soo Line depot originally built in Minot was built just to the right out of frame. CP train 498 rolls east past the historic structures.

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  14. r_i_straw

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    4 AM on June 21, 2016. I am about to board the Sunset Limited in San Antonio to head to Houston.
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    I hope they washed the car out good, first!

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  16. BNSF FAN

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    A cool trio of cars - Saginaw TX - Jan 2009

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  17. r_i_straw

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    Oh yeah. To get the most use out of stock cars they were used for all sorts of loads. After a good steam cleaning they were even lined with cardboard and used for grain shipment during the harvest rush.
     
  18. Kurt Moose

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    Boeing fuselage cars, see those up here in the NW.
     
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    The Glendive service track from the mainline side, at night. It is all shutdown and unused for anything, but lit up like a birthday cake. PIC_0114.JPG PIC_0113.JPG
     

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    Rio Grande Railroad in Brownsville, Texas? I did not know they ever ranged that far south. There must be a bit of history I am missing here?
     
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