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Jul 03, 2018 20:05 as a reply to  @ post 18628883 |  #4501

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 |  #4502

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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 |  #4503

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 |  #4504

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'.

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Jul 04, 2018 17:53 |  #4505

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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 |  #4506

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 |  #4507

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'?

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 |  #4508

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 |  #4509

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Jul 05, 2018 04:04 |  #4510

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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Jul 05, 2018 14:01 |  #4511

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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

LOL! Indeed, I know virtually nothing about trains except that they fascinate me to some degree. I have a goodbuddy who LOVES trains and train-related things, and years ago we stopped at fascistfornia's Tehachape loop. He'll go with when I make my FIRST train-foto trip.

One fotografic point--I used the usually-on-the-lens CPL for the side shot and was amazed at the difference in saturation, to the extent that I reduced its saturation a good bit. Apparently, the angle of the reflection was JUST right to be highly polarized.

The old rusty-steel sign to the left of the locomotive's front was a bust--its front contained NO text and only streaks of birdpoop. :cry:

Is there a common abbreviation of 'locomotive'? Perhaps LM?

What is EMD short for?


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Jul 05, 2018 17:28 as a reply to  @ jeffreybehr's post |  #4512

Loco or Engine.

Electro-Motive Diesel, formerly Electro-Motive Division.

Originally (1922) Electro Motive Engineering Corp became Company became Electro-Motive Division of GMC in 1941 (General Motors Corporation - makers of Chevrolet/Oldsmobile/P​ontiac/Cadillac). When GMC Reorganized from bankruptcy, EMD was sold in 2005 to several concerns, eventually ending up under Progress Rail in 2010 (Progress Rail is owned by Caterpillar). Out of respect for its heritage, the new owners called it Electro-Motive Diesel.


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Jul 06, 2018 17:11 |  #4514

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #18656984 (external link)
Loco or Engine.

Electro-Motive Diesel, formerly Electro-Motive Division.

Originally (1922) Electro Motive Engineering Corp became Company became Electro-Motive Division of GMC in 1941 (General Motors Corporation - makers of Chevrolet/Oldsmobile/P​ontiac/Cadillac). When GMC Reorganized from bankruptcy, EMD was sold in 2005 to several concerns, eventually ending up under Progress Rail in 2010 (Progress Rail is owned by Caterpillar). Out of respect for its heritage, the new owners called it Electro-Motive Diesel.

Thank you very much. I've since researched a bit on Wiki, and my friend and I have purchased a bunch of books.


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Jul 06, 2018 18:00 |  #4515

A trestle in the Palouse, some miles NW of the town of Palouse.


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