Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    And it can only be removed if all the employees assigned to the unit have removed their individual blue tag, either from the sign, (what the little holes are for) or their little mag base flashing blue light with name tag. The system isn't foolproof, but it has been accredited with the saving of many lives. The steel is unforgiving and makes mush of you easily!
     
  2. Hytec

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    And ONLY by the original installer.
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Lockout-tagout for railroads!
    This is what I was waiting for, another fresh Charger:

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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Today's 238 at Hopkins, SC, destined for Charleston. I'd been wanting this shot for a while, as I like the composition with the old jointed light rail sidetrack. South Carolina's flat "lowcountry" makes this a very fast piece of railroad.

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    The entire foreground of my picture was covered in beercans, so I hastily gathered up as many as I could before train time. Someone sure likes their Bud Light in Hopkins. o_O

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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Conrail blue, atleast.....:rolleyes:
     
  7. Hardcoaler

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    From yesterday, CSX L644 (formerly F779) at Devine Jct. in Columbia, SC, UP power trailing. For a reason few can figure, CSX is renumbering all of its trains. :eek:

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  8. BNSF FAN

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    Saw a cool GE 70 tonner on CHiPs the other day.
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    Does this count as railfanning? :D:p:LOL:
     
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    Beautiful. Almost a perfect B&M Minute Man. Just need the Minute Man. :cool:
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    Neat screen capture there! That's one of the Ventura County Railway's GE 70 Tonners. Hope that the l'il MG or whatever it is wasn't crunched for real. :oops:
     
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    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    1 May 22, and that is snow on the ground. Unknown westbound, perhaps 445 (St Paul-Calgary) or 245 (St Paul-Edmonton) manifest at milepost 481, CP Portal Sub.
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  12. badlandnp

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    Took a walk yesterday early and walked around these. The SW1200 is former NP! Unit 165. I am sure it is being set up to get shipped elsewhere for disposition as the SF doesn't want them.....The 40's are constantly in use here in local service. We have 5 different local jobs, that I know of.

     
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    And part two, I had to miss the self start getting going! Some one was driving in to work, so I had to stop the first one...

     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Some lease companies sure know how to paint a delightful patch job. Argh!![​IMG]
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting how a former NP unit gets used as a GN, for their accounting or trademark purposes.
     
  17. r_i_straw

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    North of Houston in Montgomery County in 1906. Was not in a corn field, but they did meet.
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  18. MetraMan01

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    I love patched locomotives-it’s the only way my proto-freelanced WC gets any “modern” power and patches are fun to model.

    But that’s a particular jarring contrast.


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  19. Hardcoaler

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    No smiles there. Photos like these with the tenders having come forward to crush cabs are frightening. Looks like the opposing train was double headed.
     
  20. Hardcoaler

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    Anyone who's railfanned has one or more episodes where a train is on the way and you're expecting something grand, but are dismayed when it shows up. My wife and I waited quite a while at a nice spot at the Santa Fe's bridge over the Colorado River at Topock, AZ, so were quite excited when my scanner came to life. We were rewarded with a diminutive local. Not bad, but given what we'd seen elsewhere that day, it was a bit disappointing. [03/21/1997]

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