Engine Pics & Train Stuff...

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  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    sign1 Well., that's what I see on most boxcars wround here, and that's what I noticed missing from your models! :cry: I though a lil' siggestion might help.

    As far as how they look around here...They're either VERY old (I saw an "Automated Railway UP box last weekend! :eek: Can't believe they're still out there! And the very new, UNTAGGED(!) ripply, shiny, new Railboxes and CP cars galore! (and this is in the Bay Area, California!
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    oh cripes Miles, i see a ton of "old stuff" run through here:thumb: . haven't seen any 40'ers in YEARS, but 50'ers of old, galore;) . there are some gons that roll through here, i swear you can read NOTHING on them, yet they roll them into the scrap yard 3 times a week:thumb:. i will be taking 1 vacation day a week starting this Friday- till Christmas, i am going to try and get some shots of the local freights on the days off:thumb: . i will post some of the pics i am able to take:D . :D -Deano
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Fuel Tanker?

    anyone know what this tanker is? a fuel tanker?:confused: i have NEVER seen this before, and am curious as to what it is. is this a common thing seen by any of you folks? THANKS!:D -Deano View attachment 31078

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  4. LongIslandTom

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    Yep, that looks like a fuel tender to me.. BN actually started using those back in the 1980's... They would have a tanker car rebuilt to be a tender (some with a saddle-tank across the top to carry lube for a flange-lubrication system) and it would be spliced in between two locos outfitted to draw fuel from it.

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    Pretty neat!
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    Dean, I seem to recall reading in Trains magazine, some years ago, about Burlington Northern experimenting with the use of a tank car as a fuel tender for diesels. I don't have the magazines any more, so I can't say if it was to extend the range between refueling stops, or if it was to take advantage of the situation when fuel prices were low. Or, perhaps this is U.P.'s attempt at trying to re-create the appearance of a "Big Blow".:rolleyes: If that's the case, I believe that the "tender" should be at the rear of the lash-up.:D

    Wayne
  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    WOW!! Tom and Wayne, THANK YOU!, for the speedy responses:thumb::D . i would LOVE to model the "fuel tender":thumb: . Tom, your good with finding engines:thumb: , any chance in locating ANY pics of the UP tenders? THANKS GUYS!:D -Deano
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH TOM!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::D Tom, YOU my friend, ARE THE MAN!:thumb: TOTALLY AWESOME SHOTS TO MODEL FROM!!!:D the fuel nozzle and fuel management decals will be a challenge to do, but i am DEFIANTLY going to make one of these:D . THANKS again Tom!:D -Deano
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    Nah.. You don't need to make your own decals.. Microscale has a set available for HO: 87-978.

    Hope this helps, and looking forward to photos of your consists! :thumb:
  10. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    HOLLEY SMOKES TOM!, your just a fountain of info:thumb: . man, i REALLY owe ya:D , THANKS TOM!!!:D I'm going to Walther's to see if i can find em:thumb: . :D -Deano
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    Wow,:eek: Fuel Tender, I didn't even now they had those,:oops: They are pretty cool!!:thumb:

    Deaon, cant wait to see some pics from your vacation O and that fuel tender you do sounds like it will be sweet!!:D :D

    Tom, How do you do it, you always come through, and QIUCKLY I might add too :thumb: :thumb:
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    That fuel tender is a good find. I remember reading something about BN using those a while back, to prevent running out of fuel on the long hauls
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    Tom
    the way you come up with pics and info is truly amazing!!
    Deano
    That tender will look awesome on one of your trains! Can't wait to see it
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    This oil tender will look great behind a big diesel. Can’t wait to see it. Go ahead, Deano.
  15. UP SD40-2

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    Fantastic Vacation Day!!!

    WOW FOLKS!!!:eek: GREAT vacation day for me!:D announce1 SORRY FOLKS, NOT GREAT PICS:(. OK, i got up, grabbed my camera, and set out for a couple spots here in town where i know there are usually freight cars i could get some shots of;) . it was kinda a nasty day out, looked like it would rain any minute, TOTAL overcast all day. i found some cars on my first stop, at a place here in town we call switch-track alley:thumb:. I took some shots of them(pictured below)and checked a couple more spots out...no more luck here in town:( . well after i finished running around town, i decided i would head over to dads, to help him on his layout, BUT WAIT!, i needed 2 medium sized trees to put in the town park on his layout, better head to the hobby shop in Janesville FIRST:thumb:. SO off i went to the LHS in Janesville, not only did i need trees, but i wanted a couple gons and a tanker car to use for the UP fuel tender i want to make:thumb:. i got the trees, and 2 gons, 1 CNW and 1 UP:thumb:, NO luck on the tanker though:( . as i left the LHS, i figured i would stop by WSOR's round house, since it was only a block away...sadly, NOTHING was there, guess the engines were all out to work:(. announce1 THATS IT!!!:curse: I GOT MY CAMERA AND NO GREAT SHOTS:curse:, i said to myself...then it dawned on me, since I'm i Janesville, might as well head over to UP's yard!!!:D announce1 NEXT POST, MY TRIP TO THE UP YARD!!!... View attachment 31113 View attachment 31114 View attachment 31115 View attachment 31116 View attachment 31117

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    FANTASTIC VACATION DAY!!!...continued

    THE UP yard in Janesville is part of the Harvard Sub, and was on the other side of town from the LHS. on my way to the UP yard i was held up by 2 UP MP15DC's at a crossing, YES!!!:thumb: i was glad to see them:D, but not smart enough to get the camera out to get a couple shots:rolleyes:. just as i was coming up to the yard entrance, 2 UP SD40-2's were backing a ballast car train into the yard!!!:D I GOT PICS OF THAT!!!:thumb:. announce1 NOW THE DAY WAS GOING GREAT!!!:thumb: ME at the UP yard...I AM HOME!!!:D the yard was REAL BUSY, i couldn't get as close to everything as i wanted, but i got close enough to HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!:thumb::D announce1 SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS; i seen 7 MP15DC's, a TON of DASH-8's & DASH-9's!!!:D , a BUNCH of AC4400's!!!:D , a FEW SD40-2's:D , and 3 GP40's, one was a UP, one was a patched SP, AND ONE WAS A PATCHED RIO GRANDE!!!:D AWESOME!!:thumb: I seen a MULTITUDE of autoracks, hoppers, covered hoppers, 86.5' boxcars, and a few other assorted freight cars!!!:thumb::D. announce1SOME, OF THE PICS OF THE UP YARD ARE BELOW AND IN THE NEXT POST;) ...announce1 AFTER THAT, the 4TH POST: THE TRIP BACK TO DADS! View attachment 31120 View attachment 31121 View attachment 31122 View attachment 31123 View attachment 31124

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    Fantastic Vacation Day!!!...the End!

    SHEEW!!!:eek: I don't know about you folks, but i got so excited over the last 2 posts, i had to stop and have a cigarette!;)tooth1 ANYWAYS, the guys at the yard were starting to give me some dirty looks, so i figured i would hightail it out of there, and head over to dads to and tell him about the day so far, then do some work on his layout:thumb:. i got to dads, and we talked a bit, then dad started doing the ballasting, and i started on the park. NEITHER of us got to far, talked more then anything;) . the day ended for me at his house around 5, had to get home as my son was home from school, and i had to make supper. after that was done i put the CNW gon together, still need to do the UP gon. announce1 PICS BELOW; 1st pic is of a piece of track here in town, WOW, 1948!:thumb: 2nd pic, some of dads ballasting. 3rd & 4th picsannounce1 THE PARK IS NOT DONE, just set up to give you folks a preview of how i want it to look;). the sidewalk going to the statue is only a paper stencil, i need to trace it on styrene, and paint it, NOTHING is glued down, need to do A LOT of work to it yet, and needs people too.:thumb: LAST PIC, the 2 gons o bought today!:D i placed the UP on the CNW so i could get BOTH in the same shot:thumb: . WELL, THATS IT FOLKS! THANKS!:D -Deano View attachment 31129 View attachment 31130 View attachment 31131 View attachment 31132 View attachment 31133

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  19. doctorwayne

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    Hey, Dean, whattheheck kinda wildlife have you got out your way? That's one big bite outa that sign!jawdrop
    Looks like you had a good day, especially at your Dad's. The park is coming along nicely. Sometimes when cn nutbar comes to visit, we too spend as much time talking as we do playing trains: either way, it's always an enjoyable get-together.

    Wayne
  20. UP SD40-2

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    THANK YOU Wayne!:D not sure when i will get back to dads to finish the park, next 2-3 weekends are busy for him. as usual though, i WILL post ANY progress made:thumb:. THANK YOU! :D-Deano
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