PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun, 5 Nov 21

HemiAdda2d Nov 7, 2021

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'll start us off. I was messing around doing night time exposures.

    Gassman Coulee, eastbound autoracks:

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    Eastbound local:

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    Soo Tower/GN station, with eastbound CP grain train:

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  2. Mike VE2TRV

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    A nice lineup of electric rolling stock:

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    Including a nice replica of a cobblestone street complete with streetcar tracks. Peeking out at the lower right is one of Montreal's famous Golden Chariots, extravagantly decorated open-top tourist cars with seating stepped from front to back so everyone had a nice view.

    I was born after all the Montreal streetcars were retired, but my parents experienced the last years from late 1956 until the last run in 1959.
     
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  4. Grey One

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    MBTA Cab Car at Rossindale. Note the super-elevation. Also in the 2nd photo, what is that 'loop of wiere'? Is it a detail worthy of reproducing?
    @HemiAdda2d Beautiful!
     

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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    Single cable, only one on the pole, makes me think of phone lines or cable TV/internet. I sometimes see that around here when they're working on adding or upgrading the lines. But that's just a temporary arrangement.

    The way it's connected (seems to be in series with the pole-to-pole cable) is interesting.
     
  6. Grey One

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    Previous pic was taken at 10:33.
    This one at 2:33
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    Darwin Missed
    A young couple just crossed the tracks. He asked her,
    "Did you look both ways?"
    She laughed and said, 'Never'
    At that moment the 2:33 came out of the blinding sun blaring on the horn.
    While they were clear of the tracks it was only by maybe 15 seconds.
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    Well, it *seemed* like 15 seconds. It must have been more. It was still too close.
     
  7. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's the "It'll never happen to me" syndrome. Usually co-morbid with the "it never happened before" syndrome. Often affects eyesight by selectively blocking out signs telling them to take precautions before doing something potentially dangerous. Cure: none known.

    Amazing how some people treat crossing train tracks like crossing the street over a marked pedestrian crosswalk. Unconsciously, they expect the trains to stop for them like cars do at the crosswalk. Egad...:confused:
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Factories cannot produce enough Darwin Award trophies today. Doing so is beyond any possible capacities.
     
  9. r_i_straw

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    Just nature's way of providing candidates for voluntary population control.

    "Okay, the train is passed. We can cross now". These folk had to stop when they determined that they might not get across the second track.
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  10. Grey One

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    My stomach still churns when I think of the mess it would have made. Not to mention me giving my account to the authorities over and over and over. argh. Would have ruined my month.

    Nice Shot of Acela from this evening: Acela on PVD Line Inbound to South Station from Rt 128 Nov 08 21.jpg

    Very brief vid the pic was extracted from:
     
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    New Freedom Pennsylvania
     
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    That looks like a beautiful place, Candy. And a nice photo.:)

    Just check the wind direction before hanging your laundry out... :eek:
     
  15. r_i_straw

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    One of my earliest memories is my mom charging out the back door to pull the laundry in before the smoke from the C&NW switcher from the yard a few blocks away chugged by at the end of the street.
     
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    Found a lost Belle on an eastbound freight, PIC_0341.JPG
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