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Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« on: June 16, 2016, 05:08:31 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 10:55:46 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 08:48:43 PM »
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With the close of the SD40-2 era on CP (all retired except captive hump units in Mpls), a shot from a few years ago of a trio doing their thing:

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 08:53:58 PM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 12:36:45 PM »
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With the close of the SD40-2 era on CP (all retired except captive hump units in Mpls), a shot from a few years ago of a trio doing their thing:


Wow. That's incredible. Never thought that day would come.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 01:17:48 AM »
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Wow. That's incredible. Never thought that day would come.

I never thought I'd miss them, but they essentially have two models of road power, AC4400's and ES44AC's; it's tough to get interested in foaming CP these days. The former SOO SD60/60M's now in the CP 6200 series are about all that's left for non-GE variety... and SD30ECO's. The SD90's are all stored and though they were supposed to be rebuilt, they're probably never going to run again. Last I heard CP has over 600 units out of service/stored. Heck, there is only one of their first order of 84 AC4400's still running (9500-9583 built in 1995)... many are on shop trucks having had their rollerblades removed and placed under ES44AC's in the 8700-8759 series (these were built with steerable trucks that require more maintenance that the riding ones).
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2016, 09:02:08 PM »
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You know, every time I hear this kind of talk, I remember something @Dave Vollmer said at a RailBQ a few years ago as we all moaned at the monotony of another train of GE fatheads pulling.... Wait for it..... Pigggybacks and stacks! He mentioned that if this were 60 years earlier on the same stretch of track, we'd all be saying, "Good lord, another M1?"
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 09:20:14 PM »
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I caught a mixed manifest on my route in Mt Airy, MD on Friday heading eastbound.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 01:01:49 AM »
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Caught some Erie Lackawanna hoppers at the end of an NS rock train in April of last year. Was on my mind this weekend when I found a few Atlas N scale 90 ton hoppers in a couple of fallen flags. I thought, "Hey, I have a photo of something like that!"

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 16/16
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 07:45:24 PM »
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You know, every time I hear this kind of talk, I remember something @Dave Vollmer said at a RailBQ a few years ago as we all moaned at the monotony of another train of GE fatheads pulling.... Wait for it..... Pigggybacks and stacks! He mentioned that if this were 60 years earlier on the same stretch of track, we'd all be saying, "Good lord, another M1?"

Yes... except the M1 was unique to the PRR, whereas the cookie cutter GE's are unique to no road. It is homogenized to the point of no escape... on the class ones at least.
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