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gbcaboose

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One Less Turntable
« on: December 13, 2016, 06:41:21 PM »
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While driving home from work I saw the span from the old Frisco (now AGR) turntable here in Pensacola loaded on a flatbed truck. Though it hadn't operated in years it was kinda sad seeing it loaded on the flat bed while some workers were filling in the pit. I had taken some (phone) pics a year or so ago and it was very overgrown.

Here's a few shots from today, and before it was dismantled.

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Re: One Less Turntable
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 11:16:19 AM »
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Ultimate insult that a turntable is uprooted and taken away on a truck.

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Re: One Less Turntable
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 11:20:33 AM »
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Ultimate insult that a turntable is uprooted and taken away on a truck.

Agreed . . . though you kitbash a couple of those hawt Trainworx flatbeds and you got a neat model.
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Re: One Less Turntable
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 12:41:46 PM »
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Hey, it might be en route to a new home, where it can be better used and maintained.

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Re: One Less Turntable
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 09:36:22 PM »
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Perhaps it could be repurposed like this bridge on CPs Pecten Subdivision south of Pincher Creek, AB...
Former Turntable bridge moved here in the 1960s.

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Re: One Less Turntable
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 07:15:50 AM »
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I'm with Dave on this one. If they were scrapping it it would have been cut up on site and hauled away. Most likely going to be reused somewhere.

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