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October 26, 2006, photos
« on: October 26, 2006, 09:29:26 AM »
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It's Thursday again, so here are two more:

Shade Gap Electric Rwy. 314 boards passengers for a trip up the ex-East Broad Top Shade Gap branch at Rockhill Furnace, PA:


At the same location as above, EBT 3 foot gauge Mikado No. 14 wyes its train:

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 09:57:10 AM »
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Here's some more central PA goodness, from this past weekend:

"Down Town" Cresson:


Rose Yard in Altoona:


Unit Ethanol Train (ironically, the same type of train responsible for us losing a lot of volume that day) at "the slide" in Tunnel Hill PA (just east of Gallitzen):


There will be many more over the next couple of weeks.

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 10:33:54 AM »
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Great pictures Ed!!!

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 10:44:05 AM »
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Seriously. Nice pics ed. I'm jealous that I wasn't there. 8)

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 11:14:52 AM »
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Next year, or in the winter if we go back...

Like I said, I have a slew more that I'll be posting over the next few weeks.

Maybe I'll go post different ones on Atlas.

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 01:53:48 PM »
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Unit Ethanol Train...

What's with the single excess height box car ahead of the ethanol tankers - is that standard operating practice for ethanol trains?

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 01:56:38 PM »
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I don't know about it's excess height requirements, but I do know they use a spacer, because accidents happen:

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 07:52:34 PM »
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Unit Ethanol Train...

All the ethanol trains I`ve seen going through Macungie have the boxcar spacer on the head end of the tank cars...
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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 09:46:04 PM »
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Unit Ethanol Train...

What's with the single excess height box car ahead of the ethanol tankers - is that standard operating practice for ethanol trains?

Safety regulations prohibit tank cars carrying flammable liquids or hazardous chemicals from being placed next to the locomotives, necessitating a "spacer" car (and usually there is more than one).

Ed, was that ethonal train headed uphill or downgrade?  Those look like pushers on the back end of the train and if I recall correctly the track on the right is the east bound track, meaning the train is going uphill toward Gallitzen.

Tim

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 10:04:49 PM »
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You got it, those were the helpers.

Because these days, the helpers are 10x more interesting than what's on the point (unless it's more helpers).

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 10:21:42 PM »
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Are Ed and I the only ones with photographs this week? C'mon, someone's got something interesting out there!  :D

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2006, 03:00:35 AM »
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Here's some more central PA goodness, from this past weekend:

"Down Town" Cresson:


Rose Yard in Altoona:


Unit Ethanol Train (ironically, the same type of train responsible for us losing a lot of volume that day) at "the slide" in Tunnel Hill PA (just east of Gallitzen):


There will be many more over the next couple of weeks.

is that sammy hagar in the red flannel next to the 5620?

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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2006, 07:56:19 AM »
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Anybody guess where these were taken last weekend?







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Re: October 26, 2006, photos
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2006, 09:26:49 AM »
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