Locals at work

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by slekjr, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. slekjr

    slekjr Member

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    This is a picture of the local switching our interchange.(NS C39 9-3-2004)
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Me too Charlie! That was a nice start for this thread!
    Thanks!
    Ralph
  3. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Go pick up the July issue of TRAINS which is all about.
  4. brakie

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    A friend of mine that lives in Marion shot this video..
    Talk about big power for a local! A SD70M-2!
    Note the conductor riding the first gon protecting the shove.

    YouTube - Norfolk Southern Local
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Minnesota Commercial rolls south out of New Brighton, MN approaching the crossing with the CN (formerly Wisconsin Central).

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    A sampling of freight cars. I haven't seen a blue CN car before...
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    A load of telephone poles taken from nearby Bell pole and lumber next to the yard in New Brighton.
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  6. csiguy

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    local pictures

    nice pictures charlie. when were they taken.
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pics.
  8. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Heres a pair of MP15's pulling cars from the UP,WSOR, & IC&E interchange tracks in Janesville WI.
    :deano: -Deano
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    OR...how about 5 MP15's pulling a string of covered hoppers into Beloit WI:thumb::thumb::thumb: .
    :deano: -Deano
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  10. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Nice pics.
    I'm interested in that blue CN boxcar. It might be an old blue Grand Trunk Western boxcar . GTW is owned by Canadian National.
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  11. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    I checked the CN roster at:
    boxcars - CN Lines SIG
    It confirms what I mentioned in the above reply:
    This steel CN boxcar is painted a distinct blue colour as are most of (all?) the others in the series CNA 794xxx series. It was built in 1970 by Pullman Standard and was originally numbered in the GTW 309000-309299 series and used in automotive service.
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    BT, thanks for checking into that!
    Ralph
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice picture. I had to check out that CR E unit with the Geep behind it too! Also very nice!
    Ralph
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Keep 'em coming Charlie!

    In Red Wing, MN a pair of CP locos uncouples from their train and moves forward to pick up some cars near this large grain complex.

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    It backs a short string of cars into the train and then pulls forward...
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    A shot of the locos as they passed me by...
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  15. Chessie6459

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    Great Photo's.