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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by jon-monon, Mar 9, 2004.
I guess I missed this thread (LOL) very nice photos Jon, you sure like the digi camera a lot.
Thank you, my good friend, yes, I love it! well over 1000 photo's taken in the last month
Here the NS Crew brings in a fresh load of ballast:
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.
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?
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:
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:
Then I cought one more shot as I drove over the yard on 52:
I forgot I had this photo, that train on the right gets real interesting. I hope to post some pics of it soon.
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.
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! ). 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.
The GP's rumble by, switching the autoracks of SIA
I was surprised to see a pair of Dash-9's being drug along:
Notice the door open in the front
Man, the ground shakes when these mightly diesels roll by
Jon,Keep those great picturs coming..:thumb:
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:
Then this morning, as I drove over hte crossing, I saw a yellow light flashing somewhere near the MOW
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!
That MOW stuff is sure interesting Jon as are the awesome photos of those NS locos
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
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:
Hi Chris, I'll try to draw out as much as I can see soon.
Like the MOW photos, got any others yet.
OK, Shamus, here are closeups of hte MOW gear for you:
and NO RIDING ON THIS pease
The ballest pi thas been filled up now
Great Photo's You Have! Keep them coming