Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    New owner is the Port. Primary lessor is USM, and NOAA will sub-lease one floor from USM. Naval Oceanography will have some offices as well, and there will even be spaces for private sector marine technology start ups. I'm angling for an office that faces the KCS road crossing. :D
     
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  2. r_i_straw

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    Don't you just hate it when you have to wait for a train?
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    AND YOU ARE NOT FIRST IN LINE?
     

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  3. HemiAdda2d

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    CP 368 had CP 6644 trailing today at Logan on the Portal Sub.
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  4. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I really like those military-themed units.

    The people that they represent are those that serve and stand between us and all the bad actors in the world.
     
  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I was driving along Highway 6 outside of Hearne on my way to the Armadillo Ranch yesterday when I had to do a U turn and chase this down.
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  6. HemiAdda2d

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    Great catch, Russ! I have yet to see that unit.
     
  7. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That's worth the detour any day of the week.:cool:
     
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    Kittanning Point was on the east end of Horseshoe Curve. The Kittanning Run Railroad met the mainline at the left. A signal bridge remains today located where we see the most distant one and the main is three tracks. All else is long gone. The station is thought to have survived into the late 1930s.

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  9. Point353

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    Is the signal bridge still standing?

     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That display Geep looks like it could use some TLC.
     
  11. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    It probably looks just fine to the RPM group who seem to prefer everything as heavily weathered as possible.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am old enough to recall that once upon a time cars did not look like scrap yard refugees. Thus I do not care much for the weather everything to look like it was just unearthed from being buried a fifty years ago appearance. Cars used to be proud advertising symbols. Now just almost an inconvenience to some owners. And then we have the out-of-control criminals of today trashing them daily.
     
  13. Hardcoaler

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    Yikes, showing my age here -- it's been a fixture forever. Sure enough, it's gone. :( I wonder if it was an intermediate signal? NS has removed many of these. This image contains it, shot 10/18/1994.

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  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    June 19, 2002 a friend was driving home from work and noticed something unusual. UP 949 in freight service. The train was sitting under the I 45 overpass in Spring, TX just north of Houston.
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    Al Dykes photo
     

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  15. Akirasho

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    Bucket list! I've got 4 drones and between them 12 batteries with an average flight time of 25 minutes. I want to drain all of them at the Curve!!!
     
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Could have been 'deadheading' to some destination?
     
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  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Al said the prime mover was running. Sounded just like a GP 38.
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Did they remove one of the two when it was rebuilt? If so, a single 645 now?
     
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  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yup, with new cab control stands, AR10 alternator and -2 electrical so basically a GP38-2 with A-1-A trucks. Easier to maintain that way.
     
  20. Point353

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    UP 949 has led a varied existence.
    Originally built in 1955 as UP E9 949, it was retired and sold in 1972 to Precision National, who then sold it to CNW, where it became 511 and worked in Chicago area commuter service.

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    Later in became RTA/Metra 511.
    It was retired in 1989 and sold to Kasten Railcar, who in turn sold it to original owner UP.
    UP returned the unit to service as 949.
    As Yogi Berra said, it's déjà vu all over again.
     
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