Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks very well kept. Where is their maintenance done? Perhaps that building at right edge of the first photo?
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That was my first impression as well. :)
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    :ROFLMAO: It sure has that look about it doesn't it?
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I'm not sure. The building to the right is an Evergreen Paper warehouse. The below shot is from 09/16/2017 and the BLU's engine terminal can be seen in the center in the distance, but there's no covered space there. Maintenance must be a rather miserable assignment in wintertime.

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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is one my dad took in Korea in 1956. I guess from the caption on the back there is a contrast between the human with a burden and the primitive train infrastructure.:whistle:
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, primitive alright.

    Who gets to man the crossing gate?o_O
     
  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Well, one of the brakemen could jump off the train and run ahead to lower the gate. Then someone could jump off the caboose to raise it after the train goes by and then run like heck to jump back on the train. :D
     
  8. Sepp K

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    A 1955 product of LaGrange, GP9 PRR 7006 displays its innards and 567 prime mover in Rolling Stock Hall at the RR Museum of Pennsylvania. DSC09751.JPG DSC09753.JPG DSC09758.JPG
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

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    There's a purty one...:love:

    I suspect that it had all its fans replaced at one point - they look like 2nd generation fans or maybe some grafted on from an F3. This lady's history must be interesting....:)
     
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    The unit worked for the Pennsylvania, Penn Central, and Conrail, who donated it to the museum. CR sent it down to be rebuilt as a GP10, having the dynamics blanked. It's still set up to operate long-hood forward.
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    San Francisco trolley.
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  12. BuddyBurton

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    A Birdseye view of CP 687’s DPU northbound through Bellevue, IA.

    September 22, 2021


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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    But what is a Mexico City street car doing in San Francisco?
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  14. Doug Gosha

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    "Pizza Cutter Flange" Hut.

    :D

    Dang! Forgot to quote!

    Doug
     
  15. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Sounds like our kind of place Doug. :) Two beers and an Arnold Rapido with everything on it.
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

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  17. Hardcoaler

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    These are such great pictures Hemi; the pair above convey a poignant sense of sad emptiness to me. It looks like there was a wye there? My knowledge of this line is thin, but through these images, I can imagine the activity Malta once knew.
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Your memory serves you well. The wye at Malta led to a 5 mile branch to Leadville. Long ago taken up from just out of Malta, the ROW can be traced thru town.

     
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    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Emeryville station with the Zephyr.
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