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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by chessie4155, Oct 9, 2006.
Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Today we went over to a place we call Quicks Cut. No sooner that we set up , Amtraks Nat. Ltd. came blasting through the bridge and was gone.. about 35 mintues later a surprise. This Conrail reroute came across the bridge. After that we had to wait for about an hour before this single SD40 came along. This Eastbound had a train of empty hoppers and had a few of the moonshine hoppers in the consist. After this we went back into town for some lunch.
Had a good lunch, and went back to the bridge for the afternoon action. We didn't have to wait long . This was another surprise. A GP39 with SWMT . It was headed to St. Louis to work the yard. This must have been the day of days for surprises, that GP39/SWMT had on the rear one of the Careful Car Handling Cabs. And to round out the day for surprises, another Westbound came along, and in the lead was a brand new SD50..After that we decided to head for home. wow what a day..
Yeah, I don't think you're going to see much more interesting than a Geep slug. Might as well quit lookin`
Great shots! Lots of fun to share your railfanning.
Speaking of the slug, is it showing off a bit of a hump in the main line just to the left of that crossing? Looks like each of its trucks are sloped upwards to the center of the unit.
Hey your right. I never noticed it till now. I'll have to check that out.
I think I may know what has happend. The trucks are the type that clip on and I'm thinking they have come unclipped when I set this on the layout. Thanks for noticeing this.
good eye for detail:thumb:
This is just amazing. I am enjoying this alot.:thumb:
Had another good day of railfanning. We went over to the tunnel at Willow Valley today.
First up was Eastbound CU96 with the purple saftey caboose C3718, followed a little later by Eastbound #88. #88 and #89 were the HI wide trains.
Our first Westbound was GW97, with lots of power and the Maroon safety caboose , C3017. . 3 or 4 Four axles on a train was pretty common out here. The second unit on #97 is GP38 #3802, Train Magazines, All American Locomotive. Our last train before we left was Eastbound #94 with the Brown safety cab, C3714. Today must have been THE day for safety cabs.
For a change of pace here's some Penn Central pics.
First up is a Red P GP40, the caboose of that train and another mixed freight.
Great Photo's Chessie4155. I am enjoying this thread everyday. Keep the pictures coming.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Here's a few shots we took under the overpass..
First up is CR SD40-2 #6388, next is B&O 4115, dang telephone poles! and finnaly is a going away shot of a B&O coal train..
Nice pictures and nice composition, framing the shots with the bridge.:thumb:
Here's a couple of shots that turned out purdy good. First shot is at Arthurville. A Conrail hotshot is over taking an Amtrak and the second shot is at the East portal of Willow Valley Tunnel. Sure would have liked to have got a few shots from up there in that chopper.
Those pic look great . Love the western PA look to the entire thing . The White Castle billboard is great. Here's a CSX pic you might like.
Great Pics.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Just added this old bridge. As you can see it still needs some work but it looked so neat I had to take a pic of it.
Here's a few shots of some run through power from Uncle Pete's railroad..With all the 4 axle power we run out here on the B&O St. Louis line, these six axle units look kinda big!
I had a chance to take a plane ride the other day. We flew over Scottsburg and I took these shots.
..more like a helicopter flight, I hope! the FAA would NEVER let a small aircraft below 1000' even for this purpose!
OK I stand corrected.. We took a Helicopter ride.. and here's a shot of the chopper we were in. Thanks for the info Miles. :thumb: