PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO FUN! 01/30/2021

YoHo Jan 31, 2021

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    I happened to be in Lincoln Ca. this morning picking up some inexpensive sleds for a trip up to the Donner sno-park and saw this train in the distance as I pulled on to Lincoln Blvd. Mostly empty centerbeams with some tank cars thrown in. I assume it's headed to Oregon, but I suppose it could also be dropping off at Oroville or even Redding.

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    FYI, on the trip up to Donner, we actually saw an Eastbound stack train/Auto rack PSR special up above I80 I believe we were east of Emigrant gap and west of Soda Springs, but I can't be more specific. I was driving and my copilot was 6, so no pictures were taken. The car following me had 9 year olds which was not better. Semi-pro photographer was driving that one, so he was even more pissed than I was. It was photogenic.
     
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  2. Sepp K

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    I headed west today, about 25 miles farther West than I usually go. The relocated Annville Reading depot is about MP 90 on the NS Harrisburg Line. DSC06862.JPG DSC06869.JPG
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    CN 4-8-2 Mountain 6077 (an MLW baby) at Prescott Park, Capreol, Ontario, way back on July 30th 2009:

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    There's a little museum there, though when I visited (early morning) it wasn't open yet. I held my camera above the high chain-link fence and lucky shot - I got the whole loco in the frame!

    Beautiful machine. And no wonder they called this class "Bullet-nosed Betty".
     
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  4. logging loco

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    Nice. I'll have to check that out!
     
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  5. BNSF FAN

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    A quartet of CSX locos roll through the now gone CSX Tilford Yard - Atlanta GA March 2005

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  6. r_i_straw

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    TFM unit leads a KCS container train heading east through Rosenberg as it pull off the "Macaroni" line and onto the Sunset Route. June 14, 2016.
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    April 1998 at the SAL's crossroads at Hamlet, NC. There was a major hump yard here until Precision Scheduled Railroading took root at CSX and it is now closed. Hamlet is also stop for Amtrak's Silver Star. In 2003 the enormous L-shaped depot was moved across the tracks and spun 90 Deg. to place it in a more accessible spot.

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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    North of Aurelia, ND are 3 trestles. The south one is but a wooden culvert. The middle one is rather tall, spanning a deep coulee (my fav). The northern one, until now, has evaded my camera, but seems to be low on one side and tall on the opposite. Here's the Northgate Local returning to Minot with 1 car (not sure if he has sufficient HPT to make the hill), at dusk on a foggy, frosty day.

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  9. Sepp K

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    It's on N. Moyer ST, out by the Cleona line.
     
  10. RailMix

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    I was separated from my computer for a while this weekend, so I'm a little slow posting this, but here goes. Back on the Huron and Eastern again this week with a "typical" HESR freight from the nineties, this is another shot taken near Carsonville, this time on the way back to Bad Axe. The number of smaller elevators still on line combined with the railroad's commitment to providing customers with five-day-a-week-service as required made short freights common back then. Use of two units was doubtless a matter of convenience to avoid running long hood first.

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  11. Mr. Trainiac

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    That airslide is interesting, you don't see those anymore. The closest I get to airslides is the BNSF Buffer Cars, which one might call ex-airslides. Walthers has a similar model in HO, I think this is the GATX lease scheme.
     
  12. RailMix

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    Not entirely sure how the airslide comes into play, but it may have been loaded at Michigan Sugar. If I understand their use correctly, they were designed for lading such as flour or sugar rather than things like grain.
     
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  13. dualgauge

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    Looks like a model railroad made this train. More locomotives than cars.
     
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