Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Oh, man-my two fav railroads!

    My family moved from Detroit to Seattle back in '68, and luckily Dad had a camera!!

    He grew up in Monroe, Wa next to the GN line so that was his favorite line, so naturally he got some pics.
    Not the best, kinda' blurry, but still some good stuff.(y)

    I used to drag my camera everywhere I went just incase, but these phones nowadays are better at times!
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    A few old fallen flags vans here. From a number of years ago.
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  3. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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    KCS Belles leading the M337 past Seward, IL.

    September 1, 2021


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Seward was or still is Illinois Central RR?
     
  5. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Supporter

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    Maybe that hauled some of the ocher used in our scenery paints. I have Liquiex tubes from the 80's. I'm sure there are more than a few members with older vintage!
     
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  6. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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    Was. Now CN


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  7. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    Ill post a few I got of my employer the last few months.

    Here is Indiana Rail Road's CBRME(Coal Bear Run to Merom) going south passing N.E. Cummings Siding in Dugger,IN with 100 loads of coal.
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  8. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    Indiana Rail Road's HWSOT(Hiawatha Switz City Odon turn) with 2 SD40-2s leading a mixed freight through Linton,IN heading for Switz City,IN to interchange with Indiana Southern.
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  9. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Alex, love your employer's colors. Thanks for the photos. :cool:
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, the train, ballast, and pretty much everything in the pic is so clean and modern!

    Well taken care of for sure, really shows pride!(y)
     
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  11. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    alxmoss0609: Now that is some stye! (y)
     
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  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    "First Light at Norwich"

    This is Amtrak train 7, the westbound Empire Builder, at Norwich, ND with 184 leading. Yes, I was the idiot on a stepladder in the back of a truck at dawn...
    Aannnnnd back to your regularly-scheduled programming.

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  13. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Beautiful capture Hemi!!

    I'm usually in the back of my truck too, when I go down to Boeing Field to shoot planes over the fence there.:rolleyes:
     
  14. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Taken this morning on the NS main at Taylors, SC, Train 265 with Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072 leading. I wish I could say that I planned this shot, but the 1072's appearance was pure serendipity.

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  15. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    IR 4004 started life 41 years ago as BN 7229:

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  16. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Caught 4014 at La Salle, CO this morning.
    Running late, as they added Rio Grande 1989
    to the consist as well. Left 1:43 late.
    One good shot, of freight train passing over
    bridge where I stopped for photos/video.

    Will post those later. Gonna get a bit more sleep right now!
     
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  17. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    A couple photos from today.

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    And finally, video of train, as it passes over the Platte River.
     
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  18. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Wow! :)

    All diesels should be retrofitted with a whistle like 4014's...:love:

    It's hard to understand how big this beast is until it's in context with something else, like that bridge, and the trailing diesels. Also that there are two people sticking their heads out the cab window.

    Back seat driver? :whistle:
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ha ha. :) Probably just a guest. Could be some official from the company, or a lucky party who got/bought a cab ride. In olden times would have been the head end brakeman in that cab.
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I wholeheartedly agree!

    Could be pilot crew, in the event a steam crew member is not qualified on that district.


    I don't know if cabrides for common folk like us are still a thing, but I treasure the experience of my cabrides.
     

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