Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Flour mill in Caldwell, Idaho. July 1941. Russell Lee photo. Library of Congress collection.
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that is just amazing for a color shot like this in those times! So clear and detailed!
     
  3. Doug Gosha

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    Yeah, Russell's color photos of "black and white days" are wonderful!

    Doug
     
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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    January 2009 in Rosenberg.
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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    Might be a rerun, but with as many photos as I have, no tracking system to know what's posted where, it's hard tellin' not knowin'...
    Here's CP 7019 trailing a toaster on CP train 296 (second section train 196).
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  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I have probably posted this one before but I just went back to the original file and tweaked it some. Conway, New Hampshire.
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  8. r_i_straw

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    I seem to recall reading somewhere that if the railroad did not have a specific design in mind, EMD offered to design paint schemes for their customers based on a catalog of styles. The customers could pick the colors, different stripe patterns or a combination of them. Kind of like a criminal sketch artist showing a witness different styles of facial features to recreate the image of a suspect.:cautious:
     
  9. Kurt Moose

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    Interesting locomotive-built as Northern Pacific #296 as a GP9 in Feb. 1957!:eek:
     
  10. Doug Gosha

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    I know I have read that, too.

    BTW, the phrase i wrote, above, is supposed to read "BLACK and white days", not "back and white days".

    Doug
     
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    Just needs a slight paint touch-up.

    :D

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  12. Randy Stahl

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    I visited a nice little 2-6-2 today. Its not in a good place for pictures... thumbnail_IMG_0338.jpg
     
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    B&M's Minute Man scheme, my favorite. Between 1947 and 1953 I would see four to six 4 unit braces of FTs and F2s pass every day on the New York end of B&M's Fitchburg Division.

    I lovingly patted 4268 in Conway, Labor Day, 2017. Thanks for the memory. :cool:
     
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  14. r_i_straw

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    I totally missed it the first go around. Corrected now. ;)
     
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    Look again! I thought the same thing, then realized it's the sun reflecting off of the shiny paint.
     
  16. Doug Gosha

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    Thanks!

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  17. Point353

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    B&M F2A-FTB-FTA:

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  18. Hardcoaler

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    Taken last Saturday, CSX F764 passes the former SAL depot at Camden, SC destined for a lumber plant just up the line at Shepard. The 4302 is a GP-39-2 of Reading heritage. Wanting better light, I waited in vain for F764's return. I'll try again soon.

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  19. BNSF FAN

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    Temple TX - June 2006

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  20. r_i_straw

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    Hearne, Texas in about 1990.
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