Drive by Shooting: Lafayette NS Yards

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    Kadees! :D :D :D

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    Jaybees!

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    :rolleyes:

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    Then deeper into the yards we find the motive power, at rest for the day.

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    and

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    Nice shots jon!!!:thumb: the photo`s show up the track work !
    And I wish I could model worn out up and down track like that last shot!!:thumb: :eek: :D
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    And here we have ou rpoor, old, sun faded, oversimplified icon of railroading, our lady, 55041

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    TY Chris ;) The Saturday shots really show hte track work. I plan to work on those and post 'em tonight. I have a few more Sunday shots to post here showing the switchstands and a gondo dump pit.

    This is about as far in as I go, for fear that I will not be invited back next weekend. I'm standing under the overpass that I drive over and shoot from during the week.

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    Just for giggles, this is the road I walk down into the yards, were lookin' South now. At the far end of the photo is a crossing, which is near my house, and is where I shot the first photo's for this thread from. The yard lead extends 1/2 mile past the crossing, and used to be the main line through town, but not the old Monon route that ran down the middle of 5th St.

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    Always a lot of interesting junk around here.

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    Gondo drop pit, as promised. I'll bet they'd poop a brick if they saw me around that hole! I have a pic from the side somewhere, the pit itself. Sometimes it's full to the brim, sometimes empty. Haven't seen any MOW stuff around for months and it's been empty, so I guess the tracks are mostly in good shape now.

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    Someone's dad's gunna be mad when he see's that hammer all rusted.

    I thot it might make a nice souvineer, then I thot, better not. So I thot I'de move it out of the shadow and shoot it, then I thot better not even touch it.

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    And a perfectly good glove. Urm, I mean derailer.

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    Don't worry, Tyson, if you don't have enough switch stands! Just leave 'em off, it's prototypical :D

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    More typical

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    Deeper in the yard, smaller stands are used, but htey've added these ridicules yellow handles to them, which must negate any benefit of the smaller head :confused: The yellow handles are a recent addition.

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    Gondo full a scrap

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    THE BOXcar

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