Double Double And Oddities To!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by brakie, May 6, 2008.

  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Here in Bucyrus things can get busy..I took these pictures Sunday and ended up playing hookie from the Bucyrus HO club.
    If you look close you can see a W&LE whoa up at a absolute stop indication at COL/SAN as a NS train rattles the diamonds.

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    Now the Wheeling gets wheeling as the engineer puts the whip to 'em.

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    Then later we hear dueling horns from 2 trains!
    First we see CSX rolling a cut of stone picked up at National Lime Stone at Spore heading toward Crestline.
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    Then a NS trains rounds the connector heading East toward Columbus.

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    Check those high loads of stone.
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    Went back Monday and caught these oddities.

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    Indeed..Bucyrus does have its railfan moments.
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Hey Larry...I see you're back in your "country club" setting watching those trains roll by....Keep up the good work....(Yeah...I know....It's a lot of work, but somebody's gotta do it....).
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Gus,The NS has a contract with of the local contractors to cut the grass once a week..While this is a good spot to railfan it has limited photo spots due to the numerous electric and telephone poles.
    I try to be creative with my photos and try not use the same spot over..I took 19 pictures Sunday..Seven was deleted because the poles "jumped" into the photos.wall1
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    Nice catch on the BNSF Thundercab / NS SD60 combo. And that is one ugly Wheeling unit, too!

    ~BS
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    I thought it was neat!
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Actually when I saw the nose stripes I thought it would be a exMP unit.
  7. jesso

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    Great pictures! I love that BNSF and those CSX's and the NS's, who am I kidding, I love big power! What a great place to watch trains! The green grass and trees make for a great location.I would love to be at a crossing to hear a train going over it. Nolatron once had a video online of a coal train going over a crossing, that was a great sound.
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Scott,It is a beautiful place to railfan.I am told eventually there will be railroad museum inside of the T&OC station and perhaps a caboose on display.


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    As RailOhio can vouch the place for crossing diamond sounds in this area has to be Marion with its double track diamonds.
  9. jesso

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    That is a great looking building. I bet it will look pretty grand once it is fixed up.
  10. Triplex

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    What exactly is up with the Wheeling unit? It's not their usual Rio Grande copy scheme. I'll assume it's a patch job - or is it even a W&LE at all, or just a leaser? - but from who?
  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Its a WE unit..There was a small WE above the number.



    Current Locomotives of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway

    Look under SD40-2.
    Its a ex UP(MP) exLTEX acquired by the Wheeling in September 2007.
  12. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    Ahhhh... Ex-UP but with all the yellow painted over. It actually looks good this way.