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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Typically the crews jumped before impact. Although the trains were not moving very fast before the collision, they were slow enough for the crews to exit with only minor injuries. Still a lot of mass coming to an abrupt stop like that caused a lot of mayhem. Now non collision boiler explosions did not give the crew much of a chance.
     
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I saw 12 CSX power units with One (1) box car cruising through town at 50 mph. I later learned that CSX rules required a solo power move to go no faster than 35 mph. BUT, if it had at least one car attached, it became a train. Thus, was allowed to travel at track speed. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just a guess, but those classic road reporting marks are a sign of the end for a unit, before being stricken from the roster. Probably to make room for new technotoasters.

    Speaking of technotoasters.... This respectable-looking Warbonnet rolled eastbound past the GN depot in Minot last month.

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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Need some lawn chairs and a BBQ grill for the front porch. May 13, 2017 north west of Austin, Texas.
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  5. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Exactly. They needed room on the roster for techno-toasters. So, they resurrected just the GN reporting marks for older soon to be disposed of units. The SD9's also are GN now, and SD9's, SD39's, and a few other one off units.
     
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  6. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Wow! Nice and shiny!

    You bring the steaks, I'll bring the beer.:cool:
     
  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Looky what was hitching a ride on the back of the KCS business train as it came through Rosenberg yesterday.
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  8. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    In a train pulled by a trio of ex-CN locos...o_O

    Talk about irony.:ROFLMAO:
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have not seen any mention recently. How is that KCS acquisition deal progressing?
     
  11. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Last I heard, STB approved it. Now they're working the details.
     
  12. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    "Hey,how about we name it Kansas Canadian Southern so we can keep the same initials?"

    :D

    Doug
     
  13. BNSF FAN

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    No idea of a date but pretty sure it was Marietta GA. Picture was hanging in the ophthalmologist office I visited yesterday.

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    Sometimes you just have to do it.

    HAPPY 611 DAY EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Hardcoaler

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    Those are great photo angles @BNSF FAN (y)

    04/01/1989 at Fort Payne, AL on a Birmingham to Chattanooga round trip.

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  16. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    The railfan equivalent of Star Wars Day.

    Except our stuff isn't fiction, and N&W 611 is our Princess Leia... :)

    Live long and prosper.;)
     
  17. Hardcoaler

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    Caught NS high hood GP-38-2 #5004 yesterday morning on local P77 at Columbia, SC. NS's high hood Geeps have become rare and the unit has become a local celebrity amongst fans, but it's elusive and spends most days out of sight working in the yard.

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  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    BNSF mechanical forces need to repair a Superliner set out in downtown Minot, and a hopper. A yard crew here fetches them.
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  19. Hardcoaler

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    NS has been borrowing a lot of UP power lately. Here's this afternoon's 15R at Blythewood, SC, with a CP unit thrown in for good measure. Clouds moved in to darken the shot, but it was nice to be trackside.

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  20. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I wonder what was wrong with the Superliner.

    Conversation at EMD:

    "Another high hood order from Norfolk Southern."

    "Those guys just won't give in. Just like that railroad, years ago that...you know...wouldn't give up on steam."

    :D

    Doug
     

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