How many RailAmerica lines can we post pics of?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Ralph, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    RailAmerica is a collection of some 41 shortlines and regional roads in the USA and Canada. RailAmerica ::: About Us

    I saw my first one (The Otter Tail Valley RR) in Fergus Falls , MN the other weekend while visiting friends. I'm guessing several members of The Gauge live near some of the other lines the RailAmerica group. It might be fun to see how many of them we can capture and post!

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    Ralph
  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Given that only a small portion of RailAmerica lines have locomotives in their own paint scheme or in the corporate paint scheme I bet members here will have a difficult time even knowing that a line is nearby.
  3. nkp174

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    The Indiana & Ohio isn't far from here. They originally were independent until they sold out to Rail Tex (or something like that) and then on to Rail America.

    I don't have any pictures though as I don't care for modern railroading. I just thought I'd mention the IO to contribute.
  4. Nick8564

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    The short line Virginia Southern Railroad has one CN in black and red, one in tan primer, and on that is owned my a locomotive leasing company.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Goderich and Exeter has rights through our town, but the trains are scarce -- I think there might be at most one trip a day. GEXR has locos painted in about 5 different schemes.
    I heard that CN is planning to take back the lines that they run on.
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    jbaakko Active Member

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    Here we go, two SDIY units (one with SDIV reporting marks still), and a CORP unit. All here in San Diego, on the SDIY.

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  7. jbaakko

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    They've also got two RMPX units, Fmr CN GP40-2LW's. Thats all I've seen on the SDIY, though there pretty darn well could be more.

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Than you Josh!
    Ralph
  9. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    You're welcome. I've been trying (Every time I head to AZ) to get shots of the Arizona & California Railroad (ARZC), but I've had no luck. Sometime I'll go out of my way to see them.
  10. DanRaitz

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    Here's one that doesn't show up on the list.

    the "St. Croix Valley RR"

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    heres a shot of the Arizona & California for Josh
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  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Everyone.
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Way to go guys! I figured we might get pics of some of the various lines across the country!
    Ralph
  13. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    What a fun topic!
    Here come the Chicago Ft.Wayne & Eastern rolling through Bucyrus.

    One of their lease units.
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  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Terrific Brakie! Thanks!
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    Gotta love the short line!

    Kevin
  16. DanRaitz

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    Here are a couple of the San Joaquin Valley RR

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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice ones Dan!
    Ralph
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    railohio Active Member

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    Boredom makes us do strange things...

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    Northbound Indiana & Ohio train 401 passes the farmer's co-op north of Hamler, Ohio on the afternoon of September 15, 2007. Leading are a leased Susquehanna SD70M and an IORY SD40-2 in the official paint scheme (which dates back to their RailTex days). On this date the train had about forty mix cars for the Canadian National in Flat Rock. Nikon N80, 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-D, Provia 100F.

    ~BS
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Well, whether its out of boredom or interest, thank you for your contribution Brian. :)
    Ralph
  20. Kanawha

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    The Arizona and California has a cool paint scheme.