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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    The ad doesn't mention the Southern Pacific. I guess it was bought by the Rock Island. The many times I rode the Golden State in 1945-1947. We changed to SP crews and engines at Dalhart, TX. Watching an SP GS War-baby unhook and go forward a few hundred yards to take on water in El Paso was exciting.
     
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Neat that they invite St. Louis and Minneapolis/St. Paul passengers too with Pullman and "daylight coach" accommodations that are "entrained in the Golden State in Kansas City". So many wonderful trains back then. @Hytec is blessed to have first-hand memories to enjoy.
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The year that I was born, my mom put together a scrap book to show the zeitgeist (cultural climate) of that era. Inside there were folders covering everything from clothing fashions, industry, business, automobiles, food and especially travel. She loved to travel but with three small kids she and dad could not afford to do that for a while. But she loved to dream and I suppose she had kind of a bucket list of sorts. Here is an ad from the travel folder for the Great Northern. Little did she know that 9 years later, she, my brothers and I would be riding the GN from Seattle to Minneapolis-St. Paul. We could not afford Pullman accommodations but the railroad adventures we had were priceless.
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  4. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    The word "hie" a fairly obsolete, obscure word, is used in many crossword puzzles and means to hurry or go someplace quickly which, of course, makes sense in the ad.

    Doug
     
  5. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Hence "high-tailin' it", coined 1890-ish, which is also going someplace in a hurry. Like getting out of Dodge. Making tracks. Hauling ***. Take a powder.
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A classic Cascade Green 'deuce leads a local under Broadway in Minot, ND. A sign at right, of similar vintage, is at the Amtrak station platform. BNSF 1964 was built as Colorado & Southern 909 in March 1972.

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  7. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    CP OCS, train 40B eases thru Minot east of Minot East today, bound for KC.
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  8. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    That is SO beautiful!

    Doug
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Nicely colored consist. Great that CP has painted a few of their locos in the old maroon-and-gray scheme.

    That big EMD sure looks sharp in it!:)
     
  10. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Long and lovely!

    I recognize the F B unit, of course but not the middle unit. I think I see flared radiators but... :D

    Doug
     
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  11. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think it's a GP38-2, but it has a winterization hatch.
     
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  12. BuddyBurton

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    CRANDIC Job 13 pulling grain hoppers toward ADM.
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    June 1, 2022


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  13. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That is correct! It's also a later production, judging by the modified "free-flow" blower bulge.
     
  14. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    It's strange seeing a slug in the lead. Though I'm sure it's not uncommon.
     
  15. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks you guys. After looking again, I did think it was too short to be an SD45. One always hopes, though. :D
     
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  16. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    CP did have some flared Geeps, the GP40X prototypes for the GP50. Handsome units. Keep hoping!:)
     
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  17. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What you shoot when waiting for the target train...
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  18. Kisatchie

    Kisatchie TrainBoard Member

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    Hmm... why is the Safety
    First sign blocking the en-
    gineer's view...?
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  19. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    So that's the blinking blue light I see in front of the locos at night on the Belen NM webcam...

    I had made the connection with the blue signs, though.

    Cool.:)
     
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  20. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    "Blue Flag", anything with one on it or near it, cannot be moved under any circumstance, until it is removed.
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