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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Was running a few errands today and stopped by Devine Jct. in Columbia, SC to see what was happening. Caught two trains in fifteen minutes. CSX was due as well, but rain was encroaching and I packed it in.

    Local P75 is a turn on its way west to Monetta, SC. The 6927 is a former C&NW SD-60. Those tiny signals are interesting, but I don't know much about them. There are several switches in the area that can be actuated by radio and this is probably one.
    2021-10-04 001 Columbia SC - for upload.jpg

    Train 18D is in from Spartanburg on its way to the Port of Charleston. The 4382 is a GE AC44C6M. The local as seen above used the track in the foreground.
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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Some track side artifacts. I believe this is in Truckee, California just inside the balloon turning loop. However, they must have been placed there relatively recently as they do not show up on Google Satellite.
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  3. r_i_straw

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  4. BuddyBurton

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    From the archives—[​IMG]
    IC 1007 leading a grain train northbound into Central City, IA

    Summer 2012


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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Is eight enough?
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  6. Sepp K

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    Looks like a power move with a train attached to it.
     
  7. badlandnp

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    Most likely. There are rules regulating how many powered axles may be used for a train. Knuckles and draft gear are only so strong.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Power transfer or perhaps units going lease return?
     
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  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Hmmm, I wonder what is hiding under the shrink wrap.
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  11. BoxcabE50

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    Nothing. I just had them put it there to make people wonder. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  12. HemiAdda2d

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    Hard to believe this has been almost 12 years ago this week, but my friend from Great Falls and I chased SP 4449 west thru Montana.
    Through some miracle/accident, my composition wasn't all that bad.:eek::D

    Superdome and Skytop over Two Medicine trestle:

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    Near Tunnel 2 on Marias Pass:

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    The admittedly small crowd in Essex, MT:

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    Artsy-fartsy in Essex:

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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I just realized how long that F45 cabin has been there, too! Time is flying! :eek::eek::eek:
     
  14. Hardcoaler

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    CSX F779 rolls through Columbia, SC nearing the end of her run. That's NS's line to Spartanburg on the right. [10/09/2021]

    2021-10-09 Columbia SC - for upload.jpg
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Interesting coloration between the rails. Too much for simply being rust. What has been spilling?
     
  16. Hardcoaler

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    I hadn't noticed until you pointed it out. I'm not sure. The next time I'm up on one of the bridges that spans this route through town, I'll take a closer look.
     
  17. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    ...and it's only the one track too, interesting.
     
  18. Randy Stahl

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    Two of my ponies.
     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Steel ties. Someone driving ATVs down the middle grinding the top layer of rust off exposing the brighter red underneath. That's my theory and I am sticking to it.:p
     
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  20. Doug Gosha

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    I can see it on the track the train is on, too (although not as heavy). It looks too uniform to be spillage. More like something purposely done as Russell surmised.

    Doug
     
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