PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO Fun! 11/26/2021

YoHo Nov 27, 2021

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

    Hope everyone had a wonderful day.
    This is an oldie from my collection. It says 2014, but I don't even know if that's true. In fact, I'm not 100% sure where this is. My immediate assumption was Roseville, but Roseville isn't painted that color. Other Possibility is the since bulldozed Brooklyn Roundhouse.

    Just not sure. Though, I'm assuming by the Roatary beacon and equipment on the roof, that the patched SP unit is a Remote control unit. Its SP heritage running deeper than the paint. The nose lights and the elongated engineers window where there used to be an L-window make it plain.



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  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Time travel, anyone? Ste-Thérèse station, October 1982:

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    For company, the station has MLW RS-18 CP 8780 and a short train, on this sunny fall day. Photo by my Dad.

    That handsome station has been transformed into essentially a radio shack for the cell tower right next to it :( :

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    Frame capture from a video I shot with my tablet back in 2014. The tablet's pretty good for photos but for videos, it's sluggish in the exposure department... That's one of the new ALP45DPs trundling into the commuter station. Two 2100 hp diesels supply 4200 hp of power when in diesel mode, and in electrified territory, it can raise its pantograph, shut down the diesels, and run at 5300 hp.

    I much prefer this original photo from the early part of the last century:

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    This building was built in 1910. One can see in the background the freight house that was already decrepit when I frequented the station on my school lunch breaks in the 1970s.

    I found this photo on a local history website. I was researching the timeline of rail service through Ste-Thérèse over the years.
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

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    I think this was Leeds AL, a little east of Birmingham AL - Feb. 2005

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    On NS's Rathole at Tateville, KY, April 2005:

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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A few years back, an eastward move on a summer day at Radnor, Montana. BNSF C44-9W #5403 has an empty shuttle, U-AWAEPP0:

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  6. r_i_straw

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    After coming down from Kicking Horse Pass on the west bound Rocky Mountaineer.
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  7. HemiAdda2d

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    Mike, that first image is just sweet! Love that classic MLW switcher in Multimark paint and a nicely cared-for depot.
    This train was bound for Epping, ND in the Bakken oil patch.

     
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  8. badlandnp

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    Back in Oct this trio was digging hard up the grade eastbound out of Glendive, MT
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  9. Sepp K

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    Let's have some East of the Appalachians action. Last Sunday, the 21st, sees NS 19G splitting the backyards of Wernersville, PA, led by an ES44DC. A few minutes later, 21E thunders past the old Reading RR station with a pair of AC44C6M's in charge. DSC00616.JPG DSC00634.JPG
     
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