Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

    2,869
    7,478
    70
    Another interesting lashup:

    [​IMG]
     
    fordy744, gmorider, Sepp K and 12 others like this.
  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

    4,782
    12,060
    92
    I was thinking the same thing. Nose lower than the FT's, and the twin radiators lock it in as a DL-109.

    If the rads were different, Baldwin Babyfaces would be contenders.

    But the photo above nails it. No mistaking that Otto Kuhler styling!:love:
     
  3. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

    2,221
    5,021
    69
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    CN Brandt Maintenance Truck hauls ass to clear for M338 just west of Winthrop, IA. Had a nice P3 horn.

    February 2, 2023
     
    fordy744, gmorider, Sepp K and 12 others like this.
  4. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    10,566
    43,962
    142
    From the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, M&StL at Gowrie, IA and Estherville, IA. I am infatuated with old photographs like these.

    Gowrie IA M&StL 001.jpg

    M&StL Ethsterville IA.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2023
    fordy744, gmorider, NCRR and 12 others like this.
  5. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

    2,869
    7,478
    70
    At one time, on a branch between Hope and Rockwell City, Gowrie was also served by the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern interurban line:

    [​IMG]

    Later, when that branch became freight-only, the FDDM&S still interchanged with not only the M&StL, but also the C&NW and CRI&P.

    [​IMG]
     
    fordy744, gmorider, Sepp K and 9 others like this.
  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    21,979
    27,168
    253
    I love branch lines. So much history from when railroads reached every conceivable destination to ship grain.
     
  7. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    4,583
    16,117
    90
    Wow! Had an extended family member from Gowrie! And grew up in Carroll for a while when the 'Louie' still had nightly trains rolling on the overpass crossing Hwy 30 there! Very neat to see them photo's. Thanks!!
     
  8. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

    313
    1,154
    20
    Is that shore power on the second unit (6401)? or something different

    TIM
     
    BNSF FAN, Mike VE2TRV and Sepp K like this.
  9. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

    313
    1,154
    20
    Wow -- we chased tornados around Gowerie... never did catch one though (sigh...)
     
  10. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

    2,221
    5,021
    69
    [​IMG]
    A Salute to our Law Enforcement Agencies across the Nation with CSXT’s “Spirit Of Our Law Enforcement” Unit, CSXT 3194.

    Unit leading UEXCDG 02/04 into Morrison, IL destined for Dana, IA.

    February 4, 2023


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    9,744
    28,200
    148
    Great catch Buddy! I have managed to miss that unit every time it passes through my area.
     
  12. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    4,583
    16,117
    90
    Chased this train from Glendive to Forsyth. Here it is just east of Miles City, between Shirley and Tusler,
     
  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    22,136
    48,893
    253
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    22,136
    48,893
    253
    Trains could look small in their far West Texas surroundings. This train photographed in Paisano Pass in 1885 is a case in point. It undoubtedly had to be stopped and positioned just right so that it could be centered in the photographer’s view, with the light just right and the drama kept high with the big rocks soaring overhead. The effect worked well! Ken E. Stavinoha Collection
    West Texas.jpg
     
  15. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    4,583
    16,117
    90
    That is a beautiful shot!
     
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    67,472
    22,450
    653
    I am an M&ST.L fan, so if you find any more such views..... :)
     
  17. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    10,566
    43,962
    142
    I thought you'd enjoy the M&StL shots. Neat stuff for sure. Found eight more that might be of interest.

    Keithsburg, IL
    M&StL Keithsburg IL 001.jpg

    Klossner, MN
    M&STL Klossner MN 001.jpg

    Marshalltown, IA
    M&StL Marshalltown, Iowa CNW-CGW-MStL Interlocking 001.jpg

    Monmouth, IL, Costello Tower, crossing of the CB&Q
    M&StL Monmouth IL 001.jpg
     
  18. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    10,566
    43,962
    142
    Monmouth, IL
    M&StL Monmouth IL 002.jpg

    Morton, MN
    M&StL Morton MN 001.jpg

    St. James, MN. Crossing of the C&NW, tower erected 1914, closed 1948. 12 Levers, 2 Spares.
    M&StL St James MN 001.jpg

    Tara, IA
    M&StL Tara IA 001.jpg
     
  19. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    9,773
    14,048
    147
    Awesome, detailed pics!

    When JWB III went over the Milwaukee Road from the Twin Cities to Seattle, he took pics the whole way, and they're in a book now that I have!

    Some of the places he took pics, you can't find anywhere else.(y)
     
  20. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

    3,580
    7,595
    80
    I love these old pictures of the railroads in little towns, too and often look the towns up in google and try to figure out where the pictured stations or other structures may have been.

    I have a friend in St. James so I sent him the picture of the tower, although he may already have it since he is interested in railroads, too.

    Doug
     

Share This Page