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The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« on: February 09, 2006, 12:53:18 PM »
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I keep scanning and uploading old photos to my RailImages site, so I'll start the topic this week with a few from the first batch uploaded:

"Did he ever return?" (Charlie)  ;D  Boston MTA 5709 on April 12, 1956


Chicago-bound local leaves the Milwaukee CNS&M terminal in June 1959


Crossing the Mall on conduit-powered track, D.C. Transit 1243 on April 12, 1957


Bi-State Transit (St. Louis) 1795 on the Hodiamont line on April 18, 1964


Atlantic City Brilliner 270 on August 10, 1955


CNS&M Electroliner looks odd in the middle of a Milwaukee street in June 1959.


Montreal Tramways Commission "Golden Chariot" and two-man car on August 5, 1956


Might get into some steam next week.

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 01:18:10 PM »
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 03:12:02 PM »
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I haven't been out railfanning for a while now, so I'll just post a freight car of interest I've shot recently.

This is CR 589004, an ex-NW gon. CR acquired at least 53 of these cars. Some, in CR tradition, had the NW hastily painted out and new reporting marks applied directly over them; some of these also had brown patches applied on certain spots of the car. Some seem to have been repainted black and some made it into oxide red. This is of the first type I described, shot in a slab train at last year's Railwire Meet at Horseshoe:



Fairly simple and straightforward. However, I shot the car again last time I was out railfanning. It has had some interesting modifications...



It's had the old reporting mark, including all traces of the NW heritage, painted out. It's also had other random bits of small grafitti painted out. Moron markings were attached, so it was obviously a fairly recent job. So that means it got cycled through the car shop and NS didn't bother to renumber it. This is very odd, as I was shooting renumbered gons as early as the summer of 1999. I guess it must have been sent to Hollidaysburg... ;D
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 04:38:02 PM »
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Caught this westbound UP train at the Vegas depot last year, near the end of the summer...when temps at night were still in the upper 80's at night.


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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006, 05:27:47 PM »
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here's a shot of CSX 808 shoving hard on an eastbound coal drag at Barnesville, MD



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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 10:03:26 PM »
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i have come to the conclusion that car watching is probably the only place left in railfanning that offers diversity.  the leasers are starting to fade off and run thru power is common place and since there are only a handful of Class 1's left, the hodge podge of paint on the cars is a breathe of fresh air.  back in 99 when the leasers were hitting CSX like a fat kid on a glazed donut, things were groovy, but now that CSX has more branded power, things are getting blah.  at least there are 12 different variations of the CSX schemes...

the one thing i have taken an interest in is the age of the freight car fleet - the oldest car i have seen in non-captive service was 1961 on a covered hopper. 

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 01:09:01 AM »
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Here are a couple more from Plano/Richardson on the KCS from Tuesday and yesterday:





And here are some pics of som MOW equipment on Tuesday from Carrollton:




You can see more and roll-bys of the trains on the last two pages of my railimages album:
http://www.railimages.com/albums/Ron-Harris-album/deg.jpg
 

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2006, 06:47:39 AM »
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Saw me a GP38 in CR colours.  Not very common around here, mostly old high short hood Southern stuff.
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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2006, 08:20:59 AM »
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SSW GP40-2 7647

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2006, 08:25:51 AM »
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Here's some more pictures from the last time out railfanning; some of the CSX locomotives this time.

1. CSX ES44DC GEVO No. 5238 leads CSX manifest freight train, Q406, eastbound on the Capital Subdivision in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



2. CSX ES44DC GEVO No. 5247 leads CSX manifest freight train, Q410, eastbound on the Capital Subdivision in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



3. CSX ES44DC GEVO No. 5286 leads CSX intermodal train, Q174, eastbound on the Capital Subdivision in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



4. CSX AC4400CW No. 95 leads CSX coal train, U822, eastbound on the Old Main Line in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



5. CSX AC6000CW No. 607 leads CSX manifest freight train, Q409, westbound on the Capital Subdivision in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



6. CSX (ex-Conrail) C40-8W No. 7331 leads CSX automotive train, Q261, westbound on the Capital Subdivision in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



7. CSX GP38-2 No. 2641 is the fourth locomotive of CSX manifest freight train, Q373, westbound on the Old Main Line in St. Denis, Maryland on 28 January 2006.



I wanted to go out this weekend again, but the snow will ruin that.  :'(

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Re: The Thursday Proto Photo Thread - 2/09/06
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2006, 04:39:26 PM »
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Caught this westbound UP train at the Vegas depot last year, near the end of the summer...when temps at night were still in the upper 80's at night.



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