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Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:19:09 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 10:45:00 AM »
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On the way to Myrtle Beach this past Sunday, I stopped off in Chadbourn, NC, to get a photo of this guy. It was facing into the sun so I apologize for the shadows and lesser quality, but you'll get the idea:



Original C & O SW9, ex-Baltimore Annapolis Railroad, now languishing on the Carolina Southern. For those that don't know, they aren't operating and haven't for over a year due to deteriorating bridges on their ROW. They need a huge influx of cash to get their MOW up to par. They have rolling stock trapped on their line that can't be interchanged due to the embargo.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 11:48:03 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 12:14:46 PM »
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One of CP's new GP20C Eco rebuilds. Like a mutant GP60... for some reason reminds me of a Cougar (V hull military truck).

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 12:48:27 PM »
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Blast from the past ballast express C32-8 on ML-421 at West Seneca, NY., November 11, 1998.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 01:44:33 PM »
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Holy cr@p Mike, I have railfanned in THAT EXACT SPOT!  What wa sthat CR loco befor epaint - I don't recognize the scheme.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 01:51:59 PM »
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Funny how the CP name is offset.  Seems unbalanced to me.  The DB definitely looks like a GP60.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 01:55:45 PM »
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Holy cr@p Mike, I have railfanned in THAT EXACT SPOT!  What wa sthat CR loco befor epaint - I don't recognize the scheme.

Russ or Ed could tell you the whole story on that scheme.  I read about it a few months back but don't remember the whole story.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 03:18:09 PM »
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Funny how the CP name is offset.  Seems unbalanced to me.  The DB definitely looks like a GP60.

Mostly looks like they just shook-up a box of old EMD parts and dumped it out. Long short hood recalls the SD40-2 snoots. Looks wacky on a GP frame.

"GP20C"? All these semi-contrived model names have pretty much tossed the concept of the old "Diesel Spotter's Guide". It's just not possible to tell the players these days without a roster in front of you. Maybe there's an app for that?  :trollface:
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 03:31:22 PM »
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Pretty soon, the warning stickers will be the main element of decoration, LOL.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 03:52:13 PM »
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Holy cr@p Mike, I have railfanned in THAT EXACT SPOT!  What wa sthat CR loco befor epaint - I don't recognize the scheme.

It's one of their C32-8, one of the Boston Line units after the horde of C40-8W's and SD80MAC's displaced them (and the C30-7A's). They (the ten C32's) were repainted into this attractive scheme for ballast service and carried lettering for Ballast Express. It would appear there was a requirement for stealth... that or it was the antidote to CSX's orange MoW units.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 03:57:26 PM »
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... Ballast Express. ...

OK, that explains the sublettering. Some wiseguy peeled-off the 'A' and it says "Ball St Express". I thought that the paint was awfully bland for commute power.  :facepalm:
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 03:57:34 PM »
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Mostly looks like they just shook-up a box of old EMD parts and dumped it out. Long short hood recalls the SD40-2 snoots. Looks wacky on a GP frame.

"GP20C"? All these semi-contrived model names have pretty much tossed the concept of the old "Diesel Spotter's Guide". It's just not possible to tell the players these days without a roster in front of you. Maybe there's an app for that?  :trollface:

This appears to be the inspiration for these, and the C in GP20C must stand for Cougar, which is what I'll be referring to them as  :D

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013, 04:00:15 PM »
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OK, that explains the sublettering. Some wiseguy peeled-off the 'A' and it says "Ball St Express". I thought that the paint was awfully bland for commute power.  :facepalm:

Good eye. Here's the roster shot... better view of the lettering.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Aug 15/13
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013, 04:10:18 PM »
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Funny how the CP name is offset.  Seems unbalanced to me.

+1 Does not looks right ...  No talent anymore in that department .
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