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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Is "a dog's breakfast" related, at all, to "all dressed up like a dog's dinner"?

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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    It's hiding in the panel shadow, but I'm pickin' up what you're puttin' down...:cool:
     
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  3. r_i_straw

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    The Leadville Railroad, AKA the Leadville, Colorado & Southern, picked up another locomotive to add to their fleet used to pull tourist trains from Leadville up to the continental divide at Freemont Pass. The GP9 is a former Mt. Hood Railroad locomotive. This shot is from the window of a dome car while riding that line in 2009.
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    Here is a shot of it being transported to its new home in Colorado.
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    Here is a shot of one of the older Leadville locomotives from the 1990s.
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    Thank you. Amusingly, NS has a wye adjacent to the BMW plant with the three points of the wye named BAVARIAN, MOTOR and WORKS. A recent siding extension there includes a control point named RPM. It's nice to see that people within NS operations can have some fun in their work.
     
  5. r_i_straw

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    BNSF baretable in Rosenberg heading north,
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    50 Shades of Grey.... 20210912_174343.jpg
    Thought it was odd, no two hoppers are the same color!:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Doug Gosha

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    I think I see two, way over on the left, the same...just kidding :D, you're right and the clouds have at least 50 shades of gray, too.

    Doug
     
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    As far as I know these wide cab equipped GP60s give their crews a terribly rough ride so they quickly were removed from hot shots..

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    Locomotive beeing transferred on a trailer... Its new owning railroad is isolated from the remaining of RR network ?

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  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Yes, Leadville, Colorado has been isolated ever since the UP closed the old Denver & Rio Grande Tennessee Pass Route.
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

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    Even if TP was still active, the LCS has no rail connection to the TP line. That connection was severed at a grade crossing years ago. Development probably has sprung up on the old ROW, but that's just a guess.
     
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    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Down at the Leadville depot in the 1980s.
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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    Color or black and white? CP train 292, eastbound past the Minot Soo Line depot during the tail end of blue hour:

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  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Color seems more alive, as if I am there watching. B&W seems a bit like I am expecting it to be a damp and foggy night.
     
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    B & W has that aura of tension, 'what's going to happen next?' to it.
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    I want to try it in a snowstorm. The snow in the headlights should be the element this image needs.
     
  18. Hardcoaler

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    From Friday, 09/17/21 is the Blue Ridge Southern's yard at Canton, NC where a paper mill is served. Their neat and compact yard looks like a model railroad doesn't it? We're 17 Miles west of Asheville here.

    The building with the blue roof trim was built by the SOU and serves as BLU's main office.

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  19. Hardcoaler

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    These two shots were taken in Canton, NC just over 32 years ago on 07/22/1989 when the annual NRHS National meet was held in Asheville.

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  20. HemiAdda2d

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    If I didn't know any better, I would have thought that building was a former Pizza Hut or something.
     
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