Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    WARNING!!!! When the weather warms up, it is dangerous to be wading around in that grass, etc. The area has plenty of rattlers!
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    That's such a good caution Boxcab. Summer weather brings out the ticks as well.
     
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  3. Hytec

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    Amen to Ticks!!!! Deer Ticks (Lyme Disease) have now spread their range as far south as north Mississippi. :eek:
     
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    One of the many slides I bought (this one by Bob Jensen). Judging by all the random bits and pieces lying around, I guess to say that this photo depicts RI 607 at the end of the line.
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Yikes. Too true. Lyme disease, etc. :(
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Scrap yard. :( Those louvers/grills along the top are an interesting alteration.
     
  7. Eagle2

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    What I've found through the years is that, while many of the pests are near universal, there seem to be some that are particularly fond of certain areas. Missouri reminds me of horse flies, Kentucky was ticks, Texas was red ants and Louisiana was (shudder) chiggers.
     
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    Come to east central ILL,,, we got all those bugs plus deer flies, fleas and buffalo nats… We use a lot of bug repellant.
     
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  9. Hytec

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    I'm reminded of a reflection by an old and wise New Hampshire native....

    "Ehyup, Black Flies are bad.
    Give coupla hot days, they'll be gone.
    Then we'll have Skeetahs.
    Give coupla hot days, they'll be gone,
    Then be Wintah..."
     
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  10. r_i_straw

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    St Louis, Brownsville & Mexico train at the Brownsville, Texas, train depot in March, 1922. This was part of the Missouri Pacific Lines.
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  11. BoxcabE50

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    Do you have a map of the MP family lines? I do, but cannot access it at present.
     
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    I never realized that MOPAC was that large.
     
  14. r_i_straw

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    Poth, TX is located on what once was the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway at milepost 37.2 from San Antonio. The SA&AP was eventually absorbed into the Southern Pacific System. This was probably around 1910 or earlier. The passenger train is likely the Davy Crockett eastbound (Number 4). The station agent is at far right looking toward the oncoming train - the papers in his hand might be waybills or passenger lists. The warehouseman is at far left with two crates of chickens on the dolly. The barrels and crates staged nearby are probably express shipments to be loaded in the express car. The crates read "Return to Crown Bottling Co - San Antonio, Texas".
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    Me neither. It's like the photo of the CB&Q depot in Abilene, TX Texas posted last week by scottmitchell74. My first thought was "What is the Q doing in central Texas?!" Then Boxcab noted that the line was owned by the FW&D, a Q subsidiary. I'd forgotten all about that.
     
  16. r_i_straw

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    The map caption says "and connections" so it does include a few things like the Denver & Rio Grand System. Basically the Mop stopped at Pueblo in Colorado. In Texas it stopped at Sierra Blanca, Laredo and Brownsville. They operated their own trains on into El Paso from Sierra Blanca over the Southern Pacific and the Mexican National took their trains all the way to Mexico City from the boarder.
     
  17. BoxcabE50

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    How far west did the T&P operate? (Mopac subsidiary company) Is this the termination noted at Sierra Blanca?
     
  18. r_i_straw

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    Yes, the Texas & Pacific tracks ended at Sierra Blanca and they gained access into El Paso on the Southern Pacific Sunset Route. Originally the T&P was supposed to build all the way to San Diego, California under a federal charter however the SP somehow managed to "steal" that route. You can read all about it on this web page. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqt08
     
  19. r_i_straw

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    Found some photos from a train trip in September of 2014.
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    Wow Russell -- that's some fine shootin'.
     
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