Drive by Shooting: Lafayette NS Yards

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by jon-monon, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    I guess I missed this thread (LOL) very nice photos Jon, you sure like the digi camera a lot.
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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thank you, my good friend, yes, I love it! well over 1000 photo's taken in the last month :D

    Here the NS Crew brings in a fresh load of ballast:

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    This used to belong to the Wabash Railway, before bought by N&W, then NS. This mainline was relocated in the late 90's and now runs through the old Monon properties.

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice to see the switching going on. Did you get a blast form the horn as you stood in the path of 5173 to get the third photo?
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    hehehe not this time, Robin, they did yell "Get the hell off the tracks" once. This time I was driving by.

    I chased this rascal all over the place, saw it first onthe horseshoe, from US 52, but by the time I got pulled off to a safe place, I was just on time to see it dissappear. Then I went down SR 25 and just missed it again as it pulled into the yards. I didn't have time to pursue it further, but I later noticed it by my house, on a siding near the yard lead:

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    After going home, I came back about 1/2 hour later and I could see her from the lead, but she's back up in the yard, by the caboose:

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    Then I cought one more shot as I drove over the yard on 52:

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    I forgot I had this photo, that train on the right gets real interesting. I hope to post some pics of it soon.

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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's a great shot of the crane Jon. In the one photo that track going through the switch looks as wavy s my track laying.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    After shooting hte crane, I went out for groceries, hoping to get some better shots along the way (see Robin, I do have a life, I also eat! :D ). Well the crane was gone back into the yards, but there were a couple of GPs switching autoracks, so I parked it and decided I would get some shots. They were going all the way accross the crossing, so it was a good photo op.

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    The GP's rumble by, switching the autoracks of SIA

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    I was surprised to see a pair of Dash-9's being drug along:

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    Notice the door open in the front

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    Man, the ground shakes when these mightly diesels roll by
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    Jon,Keep those great picturs coming..:thumb: :D
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    The natural progression after the delivery o fballast would be the arrival of MofW equipment. Em Oh Doubleya, as they say around here. So when I went for a walk last night, here's what I found:

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    Then this morning, as I drove over hte crossing, I saw a yellow light flashing somewhere near the MOW

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Then when I loaded the pics onto the PC, I saw an LPB.

    So Brakie - them rail workers got funny names for us, but I bet they don't know I'm callin' them LPBs! :D :D :D

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  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That MOW stuff is sure interesting Jon as are the awesome photos of those NS locos
  12. chipmonk

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    jon,
    these are some great photos, enough that i may try to model this yard! anyway i was just wondering if the A/D tracks connect to the yard anywhere other than here




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    is there another cross-over before the A/D tracks turn away from the yard?

    Thanks for providing this great resource and keep up the great photography!:thumb:
    Chirs
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hi Chris, I'll try to draw out as much as I can see soon.
  14. shamus

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    Like the MOW photos, got any others yet.
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    OK, Shamus, here are closeups of hte MOW gear for you:

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    and NO RIDING ON THIS pease :D :D :D

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    The ballest pi thas been filled up now

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  17. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's You Have! :D :D :D Keep them coming:) :) :)