Gauge "N" Boxcar TGR#101976

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Bill Pontin, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    AAAAHHHGH!!!!!!!
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    JUST AS I GOT THE SHOT LIGHTNING STRUCK!!!
    The pilot got us outta there!
    I thought things looked overcast. 'Course down here with no
    mountains in their paths, storms move fast.

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  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    We arn't able to return to the air until the loading was done and
    the train on its way north to Texas.
    We do know that it was loaded with Gator tail meat and Seashell
    Critters. You know... Them things that look like frogs and such
    made outta seashells.:rolleyes: :D :p
    Welll.... At least I know the Gators good.
    Good Luck Engineer! The Paintshop will be waiting!

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  3. Drew1125

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    Nice!

    Great photos Ken!
    What a nice looking layout!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Actually it's parts of the Suncoast Model Railroad Club. Where I'm
    a member. I haven't got an actual layout, yet. Been doing an
    N-Trak and Diorama.
    It is a nice layout, though.

    It was fun setting the shots, making the story, and knowing that
    little boxcar has been in many a place; and more to come.
    :D :D
  5. davidstrains

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    what a trip to Florida. Love the "reptile" scene. And a great story to go along with it. Very well done, Sir.:) :) :)
  6. Tyson Rayles

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    Ya done good Ken!!!
  7. CSX6638

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    Nice photos and story ken, I will add it to my slide show.
  8. guppyman

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    I got home to find a package waiting for me today..... Very nice!

    Will get a chance to take some pics tomorrow (when I can borrow a cam) or Thursday, and "should" have it on it's way by Friday.
  9. guppyman

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    Sorry I haven't posted anything yet... Why is it that when you want to do something, everything comes up right at that moment to block it????

    Anyway- Tonight I'm going to a Hockey game (GO AEROS!!!) and Thursday evening I will finally get a chance to take some pics.

    I did sneak up a little early this morning and shot a couple just for grins:

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  10. guppyman

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    First light- before the town wakes up- The Gauge car rolls into Seabrook Mountain. Had a heck of a storm here last night as you can see by the debris on the streets and the leaning telephone poles along the way...

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    It hitchhiked a ride in on a passing intermodal train

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  11. guppyman

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    Right away, it was discovered that there would be issues with this car.... What in the world are those little bitty couplers???!? ;-)

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    Finally, things get sorted out and we are on our way. The crew can't wait to get rid of this one because somebody forgot to ice down the gator tails before loading them onto the car. Ever smell dead gator when it's been in a hot car for awhile? Whew!

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    I just noticed all my picture links are dead!!!! I fixed a couple, but will have to get the rest later when I get a chance.
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    Passing by town, notice not even the hard core rail fans will come outside for this one.... you can smell it for miles

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    A few deer pretend not to notice the train passing

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  13. guppyman

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    Over the old line

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    We make it to the transfer building to get the gator offloaded. After the crew gets it hosed out, they'll throw on some red snapper and Corona (and we won't forget to ice it down).

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    Notice the storm even blew one of the smokestacks down at Kitt Transfer.

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    Alrighty.... where is it off to next???
  14. Tyson Rayles

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    Nice work Guppyman!
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Excellent!
    Love the weathering on the Rio Grande car.
  16. Drew1125

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    Nice Work!!

    Nice looking layout, Guppyman!:cool: :cool:
    Great to see The Gauge alive & well in Texas!:D :cool: :D
  17. davidstrains

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    Great pictures and story, Guppyman. The car sure has a lot of history to tell in it's short life.:) :) :)
  18. Sir_Prize

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    It's ya'lls SUPER heat over thar. Them Tails was iced!
    I 'member ask'n Bubba if'n he had the boys ice'em.
    He said they did. Hmmm.... Wonder if'n he thought I
    meant the gators themselves. Hmmmm....

    Well.... Next time it comes 'round I'll be sure'n be one
    o' the fellas load'n the goods.
    :p ;) :D

    Looks like a right nice town ya got a going.
    Suppose I' won't tell the boys 'bout it....
    Might not be as nice after'n them.
    :eek: ;) :D
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Nice pics, neat story. This car has made history in its travels. It is surprising where it has been and what it has carried.

    Don
  20. guppyman

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    Thanks for the comments guys....

    I will be shipping it out tomorrow.... Sorry it took so long but I got caught up with a bunch of stuff and am just now getting a chance. Can't wait to see what other adventures this car takes!