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Jun 30, 2018 07:46 |  #4501

Coal trains in Lincoln, NE. Coal from Wyoming. There's a few other types of goods cars mixed in there.

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Jun 30, 2018 18:39 |  #4502

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This is a southbound CP train through the concrete canyons of downtown Milwaukee.
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Hot taconite loads steam on a -10F morning.
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Big steam from the Pere Marquette 1225.
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where're ya located?

PM 1225, is just up the road from me (well more "over" the road about 75 miles)...




  
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Jul 01, 2018 00:27 |  #4503

Ltdave wrote in post #18654229 (external link)
where're ya located?

PM 1225, is just up the road from me (well more "over" the road about 75 miles)...

I'm in Milwaukee, but I've got family in Michigan so I managed to catch one of their North Pole Express runs up to Ashley a few years ago when I was visiting.


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Jul 02, 2018 08:20 |  #4504

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Heading east out of Flagstaff passing the Purina chow plant. BNSF crews say that when the smell of that plant begins to smell "good" it's time to retire! LOL!! This is a VERY good photograph of this particular location. Why? Because it essentially captures the optical illusion presented by the landscape. That train is in dynamic braking, because it is gaining speed and must be held back against the steep down grade!

It does not appear as that though, it appears as though the train is going UPhill, it is NOT. Not really sure, but there were stories of cars being set out of trains at Purina the were cut off and left frestanding on the mainline while the crew put the rest of the cars back on their train. When they cut their engines off to go get the car - it was gone. I heard of this happening at least twice over the years. The cars rolled away EAST and went downhill at terrific speeds! The crews were fooled by the optical illusion thinking that a car would not roll uphill - east. But it isn't uphill and a car WILL roll east from there. Newly hired brakemen are hard to convince until they actually SEE it happen. LOL! The grade is steep enough that when the hand brake is released on a car it will slowly begin to roll east - the direction this train is going, and if not caught quickly enough it will become very hard to stop!

Nice photo!

Had to move my post to "quote" this photo, otherwise my comment would not make much sense, especially following a post from the UK! LOL!


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Jul 02, 2018 18:51 |  #4505

Commuter trains as seen approaching Chicago

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Jul 03, 2018 20:05 as a reply to  @ post 18628883 |  #4506

I may have made light of this elsewhere. Penn Central was a combination of 2 bitter rivals, Pennsylvania RR (my grand dad worked for them) and New York Central. When the PC went bankrupt, it was the largest bankruptcy in the nations history up to that point. As a kid, I remember it being on the news quite a bit! I was born in the early 60's, grew up a couple miles from the PRR Mainline in Maryland, headed into DC. A good book to read, is called "The Wreck of the Penn Central".


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Jul 04, 2018 01:09 |  #4507

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I may have made light of this elsewhere. Penn Central was a combination of 2 bitter rivals, Pennsylvania RR (my grand dad worked for them) and New York Central. When the PC went bankrupt, it was the largest bankruptcy in the nations history up to that point. As a kid, I remember it being on the news quite a bit! I was born in the early 60's, grew up a couple miles from the PRR Mainline in Maryland, headed into DC. A good book to read, is called "The Wreck of the Penn Central".

My father started working with New York Central then retired from Penn Central.


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Jul 04, 2018 08:52 |  #4508

GBRf Class 667 . 66716 passing through pleasington hauling the the Wembley Eur Frt Ops Cntre to Irvine Caledonian Paper Gb


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Jul 04, 2018 15:09 |  #4509

Are pics of tracks OK? I'll have a train later. ;-)a

Shot July 01 in Colfax, WA, in the Palouse. The cloud making the foregound shade was moving so fast that my next frame was almost all in the shade and quite 'flat'.

FWIW, the new Canon 50mm TS-E arrives tomorrow--I couldn't resist ePay's 15%-off promo. These things (being TS-Es in 24mm-gen.2 and 45mm-gen.1) work very well with the 7R3 and Metabones v.5 smartadapter.


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Jul 04, 2018 17:53 |  #4510

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Are pics of tracks OK? I'll have a train later. ;-)a

Shot July 01 in Colfax, WA, in the Palouse. The cloud makign the foregound shade was moving so fast that my next frame was almost all in the shade and quite 'flat'.

FWIW, the new Canon 50mm TS-E arrives tomorrow--I couldn't resist ePay's 15%-off promo. These things (being TS-Es in 24mm (gen.2) and 45mm (gen.1) work very well with the 7R3 and Metabones v.5 smartadapter.
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It is certainly OK with me Jeffrey! ;-)a


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Jul 04, 2018 20:36 |  #4511

And here's the train, parked, of course, on the fringe of the small, very-eastern town of Palouse, WA. Details of engine will have to be supplied by someone(s) who knows something about it. ;-)a And I have no idea what it's hauling. What is 'CNK'?


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Jul 04, 2018 20:44 |  #4512

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And here's the train, parked, of course, on the fringe of the small, very-eastern town of Palouse, WA. Details of engine will have to be supplied by someone(s) who knows something about it. ;-)a And I have no idea what it's hauling. What is 'CNK'?

NKC = Nebraska Kansas Colorado
Looks like a GP40-2 to me.

Typically center beam cars like that are going to haul some type of building products - 2x4, 4x4, 2x10, OSB, drywall, etc.


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Jul 04, 2018 21:14 |  #4513

jeffreybehr wrote in post #18656552 (external link)
And here's the train, parked, of course, on the fringe of the small, very-eastern town of Palouse, WA. Details of engine will have to be supplied by someone(s) who knows something about it. ;-)a And I have no idea what it's hauling. What is 'CNK'?
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I am glad to know I am not alone in that I like to take pictures of trains but don't know anything about them! ;-)a


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Jul 04, 2018 21:19 |  #4514

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Jul 05, 2018 04:04 |  #4515

wizzells wrote in post #18656554 (external link)
NKC = Nebraska Kansas Colorado
Looks like a GP40-2 to me.

Typically center beam cars like that are going to haul some type of building products - 2x4, 4x4, 2x10, OSB, drywall, etc.

You are spot on. EMD GP 40-2...




  
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