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« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2010, 07:58:24 AM »
That conductor is furiously trying to recall if they blocked the Corn Syrup in front of the gasoline or behind it....

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« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2010, 02:45:24 AM »
I just couldn't resist.


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« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2010, 03:22:47 AM »
Maybe this should be in 'Oddities' - an EMD bulldog (double ended yet) still working for a living...



Brief history - entered service Feb 1954 as B85, the last of Victoria Railways 'B' Class diesels.  Rebuilt in early 1980s to 'A' Class (after nearly 3 million miles) with 12 cyl '645' engine and Dash-2 electrics.  Still going strong just last week leading an unidentified XR (SD40 near enough) on (I think) the Maryvale paper train.  Prolly close to another 3 million miles on the clock by now...

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« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2010, 05:30:15 AM »
Very nice Andy :cheers: Where abouts was that piccy taken? I'd say that's XR557 too, 555/558 have been working the Dimboola Grain and 559 has been up in NSW on the gauge. Good to see some Pac Nat stuff not in storage though.

Taken oh so many years ago...



Got another one of me in the cab on our way to Warrnambool, but can't show it for obvious reasons hehe.

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« Reply #79 on: May 12, 2010, 06:22:37 AM »
Well done, Tommy.  It was indeed 557.  Yes, I know I said 'Unidentified', but the notebook was in the car and it's cold and raining and if you come right down to it I was just plain too lazy to go get it...

Just for you I went and checked :)

Taken at a favourite spot of mine between Langwarry and Druin.  The train passes  Warragul around 11.30 Thursdays and I was all set up with a great shot framed on the tripod, but the thing was running late and I'd packed up and left.  About 10 clicks down the road the damned thing passes me, so I had to turn around, chase it back and had about two seconds to frame up that shot hand-held.  I tried a one-handed blind shot of the locos as I passed, but that stupid move near killed me....

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« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2010, 07:29:11 AM »
Hehe the crew would of been happy, not often that they have an XR (I think...pretty sure they were using regular X's for a while).

Very nice spot for photos that one by the looks of it...even if a bit 'death-defying' :P

Tom :)

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« Reply #81 on: May 21, 2010, 12:57:26 AM »


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« Reply #82 on: May 21, 2010, 01:17:28 AM »
-saw something weird in the UP north yard (Denver) today!


-UP N. Yard!

-My girlfriend took this photo, thought it was nice, so I will share. It is a pic of me watching a S. bound UP coal train, 2 in front, 3 in the middle, 1 in rear. i'm standing on a platform next to the bnsf maintenance facility, next to union station!

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« Reply #83 on: May 21, 2010, 07:39:40 AM »
Hi Joe - any GF you can take rail-fanning is a keeper...

Andy :)

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« Reply #84 on: May 21, 2010, 07:57:09 AM »
-lol thanks Andy! in my current situation she actually took me rail-fanning!!!! i'm slowly getting her into it! what i really need to do is find the colorado hot spots, u know, some notch 8 power chugging away instead of watching shunting action!!!

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« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2010, 11:37:31 AM »
Cumbres and Toltec....or Durango and silverton and she will be hooked for life.  I love how now the self-powered FRA unit has to have home power haul her.

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« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2010, 03:34:10 PM »
All aboard the fail train!  dillon

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« Reply #87 on: May 21, 2010, 04:01:07 PM »
Lol awesome, Nikos. What was the ID on that train? Was it a Q train or an X train?

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« Reply #88 on: May 22, 2010, 10:05:38 AM »
WK&S Back in the 1960's


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« Reply #89 on: May 22, 2010, 03:58:42 PM »
-lol thanks Andy! in my current situation she actually took me rail-fanning!!!! i'm slowly getting her into it! what i really need to do is find the colorado hot spots, u know, some notch 8 power chugging away instead of watching shunting action!!!

-Joe

Palmer Lake, Larkspur, Spruce, Tomah, and Sedalia on the Joint Line are good spots, and easily accessible. I wanted to go out today with the weather being as nice as it is, well except for the damn wind. If your up for a little drive you can hit Crescent, Pine Cliff, or Rollins on the east side of the Moffat Line, but the real show is on the west side between West Portal and Tabernash, 2% grade and 14,000+ ton coal trains =  :yay:.
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