PROTOTYPE Weekend PROTO Fun 2/22/2020

YoHo Feb 22, 2020

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

    Down in the bay area at a dance competition. Saw an Amtrak California train while driving down. Couldn't take a picture.

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  2. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    Amtrak PVD line goes right past my window. The Blakemore bridge is a 5 minute walk. I liked the effect of the Acela that was moving too fast for my camera to catch the front or rear. 20.02.21 Amtrak Acela  PVD Inbound Boston from  Blakemore Bridg 1850  SAM_2836.jpg
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    Steve, that photo is cool. Your photo imagination is expanding. Love It!
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  4. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    On 16 Feb we had a cool frosty morning. And this unlikely pair of old horses was waiting for pickup east. PIC_0071.JPG PIC_0072.JPG
  5. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    Thanks hank. , Ya, I don't use chain link fesses as a filter any more. ☻
    I have decided no to use images from my camera phone again except for a few taken by my grandson. But, also, may of the current crop of pics would not be possible between April and October as leaves and such are in the way.
    I see the Grey and Grandure X as the final and intend to do my very best. By extension, I intend to record my world in the same manner.
  6. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    20.02.19 MBTA MP39 on Stone Arch Bridge Needham Line Jelani Photo 1850   20200219_112955.jpg To that end here is what I expect will be my last cell phone pic and last pic of this bridge until I begin to model it:
  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

    I took this yesterday afternoon while I was on top of the former Southern Pacific diner that we (Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS) just acquired. I was patching a leak in the roof. We are keeping the car at the Cedar Park yard north of Austin, Texas while we are fix it up a bit to put into service on the Hill Country Flyer. Our other car that they are leasing from us, the former MKT New Braunfels, is way up at the head of the consist on the left behind the locomotive.
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  8. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

    "Along the Hogback to Burlington"
    A hot westbound vehicle and intermodal stack train hustles west of Minot at MP 475. A surprise DPU is in tow, but I saw it too late for this shot.

    After catching a westbound CP oil can empty at 'the Split', I headed back towards town. I saw the intermediates just east of MP 475 were still lit red. Knowing the signals at this place are approach lit, I suspected a following westbound. I made my typical railfan maneuver, making a U-turn on US-2/52, and barreling back west. I had long wanted a shot at the little crest of a hogback west of Minot, but never had the light, the train or the time to do it all at once.

    I drove on the shoulder for a quarter mile, looking for a head-on tele I had long wanted to try. Once I found just the right spot, I wedged myself between my truck's front seats, opening the back cab window from which to shoot. Since the highway was so busy, I couldn't really safely get out to shoot, and the heavy trucks buffeted my vehicle as they passed. Standing on the tailgate for elevation was out of the question. As it passed, I caught too late a surprise midtrain unit as a DPU...


  9. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

    "Military Muscle Near Foxholm"

    The surprise I caught in the westbound vehicle and intermodal train was the CP military heritage unit as a midtrain DPU. Honoring the navies of the US and Canada, this once workaday SD90MAC has been rebuilt and designated as an SD70ACu and wears the colors of a warship hull. A total of 5 SD70ACus have been painted in these military colors.
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  10. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    Great catch Hemi!!!

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