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3rdrail

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Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« on: July 06, 2006, 12:49:05 PM »
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Instead of fifty years ago, how about three days ago? Y'all have no doubt heard of railfan's hotels, with rooms overlooking railroad action. Well, I stayed in one Monday and Tuesday night - the Embassy Suites, 300 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery, AL. The rooms on the North end overlook the old Montgomery Union Station and the junction of the old L&N from Mobile to Birmingham with the Western Railway of Alabama from Atlanta. Went to a Mongtomery Biscuits Class AA baseball game Monday night - like Camden Yards, the stadium is partly the old WofA freight house! Yep, same architect.

Here's the Union Station from my hotel room:

And here's a local freight passing it:

The local is coming off the Birmingham line. The track to the right is CSXT's Atlanta line. Note the colored glass in the trainshed end. The station looks very L&N.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 01:48:48 PM »
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1. Early morning shot of CSX ES44DC GEVO No. 5285 leads CSX intermodal train, Q112, eastbound on the Greenwich Subdivision in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.



2. CSX ES44DC GEVO No. 5364 leads CSX intermodal train, Q108, eastbound on the Greenwich Subdivision in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.



3. CSX C40-8W No. 7382 leads CSX intermodal train, Q114, eastbound on the Greenwich Subdivision in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.



4. Canadian National (ex-Wisconsin Central) SD45U No. 7507 is the second locomotive of Norfolk Southern manifest freight train, 17Q, westbound in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 01:51:29 PM »
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Some Norfolk Southern first locomotive types for me:

1. Norfolk Southern ES40DC No. 7524 leads Norfolk Southern intermodal train, 25K, westbound in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.



2. Norfolk Southern GP59 No. 4626 is the tenth locomotive of Norfolk Southern manifest freight train, 10E, eastbound in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.



3. Norfolk Southern SD70M-2 No. 2718 leads Norfolk Southern intermodal train, 20Q, eastbound in Berea, Ohio on 20 May 2006.


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 03:34:13 PM »
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From July 1st.
Started off at LTEX in McDonald OH and found this Army switcher:

And this:

Needs some Tom Mann weathering :)

The shops at LETX are the old engine house of the Youngstown & Northern. So I pulled out my mountain bike and rode down the old Y&N roadbed going toward Youngstown and found this along the CSX:


This is Ohio Junction where the CSX interchange with the Ohio Central, The foreground tracks are the OC. Notice the lovely mountain of garbage in the background. A map of the area:
http://www.ohiocentral.com/map_north.html
Further up the junction:

The crest in the rail is the start of the OC. This train was backing some old cars into a scrap dealer to be cut up.

A VERY new gondola full of scrap:

And some PC still around:

While watching the scrap train do it's thing 4 trains went by behind it that I couldn't see :( One with BN green at the front.

Today went to Lordstown OH NS yard behind the GM cobalt plant, found this cool tankcar:

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 03:49:41 PM »
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I'm tired of GATX coming out with fantasy junk.



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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 04:02:35 PM »
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Is that a real tankcar ? Why the clown paint job ? Is that Army pink diesel really a faded red , or was that found near the clown tank car ?

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 04:18:04 PM »
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The tankcar was real, but I don't see any brakegear or airhoses ??? The army switcher was a hair redder, but I highlighted the photo to let the underside detail show. The paint was faded bad and were real pink on top.

I have a cool shot showing the whole area, but can't post it online. 4631x882 1.0MB, new camera does panoramic shots automaticly.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 04:43:10 PM »
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I'm tired of GATX coming out with fantasy junk.

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Looks a bit like the Lego Tanker :o only more colourful 8)

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 05:13:43 PM »
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In the photo by Chris333, there are CSX "coke express" hoppers, behind the new gondola, in the background. My question is, has Atlas or MTL ever made a 90 ton hopper with that wording?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2006, 05:19:54 PM »
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I think those hoppers are X-tra tall and wouldn't match up with a normal sized hopper. There are tons of them down the street from me.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2006, 06:55:44 PM »
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Interesting Power switching at the Brantford Ontario yard.



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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2006, 08:49:41 PM »
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In the photo by Chris333, there are CSX "coke express" hoppers, behind the new gondola, in the background. My question is, has Atlas or MTL ever made a 90 ton hopper with that wording?

The Atlas model doesn't match the Coke Express cars. The Coke Express cars have been rebuilt from regular coal hoppers with extended sides and ends, as coke is lighter than coal. This allows the car to haul more coke before it reaches capacity than a regular coal hopper.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2006, 09:12:47 PM »
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I built one out of a 90 ton hopper


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Re: Thursday Proto Photo Topic - July 6, 2006
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2006, 02:49:06 AM »
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Above I said there were a ton of those hoppers down the road. On the way to work I looked, they were NS and say "HIGH TOP" on them.