WEEEE Doggies! Looky Here!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by brakie, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1

    Shatner:we...must..go on..we..cannot...stop..hear...i will...get...that engine!
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    Knowing nothing previously about the series, it appears I'd relate the most to Bones.
  3. 91rioja

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    She rolled through my area very early this AM on her way to The Masters in Augusta, Ga. It is a shame I missed her. What a lovely sight!
  4. LoudMusic

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    Does anyone know why they chose an F9 A unit and F7 B units?
  5. 91rioja

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    The NS Discussion board over at railfan.net has more news concerning the new NS power. You should go an check it out.
  6. Russ Bellinis

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    I suspect that the NS picked engines they had for restoration, and they probably picked the two best units for the project. The F-9A is probably at least 55 years old and the F-7B is probably over 60 years old. Most people would not notice if both were F-7s or F-9s, and for railfans, the railroads used to mix and match the A & B units regularly when these units were in regular service.
  7. 91rioja

    91rioja Member

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    I've also heard the rumormill grinding about another local North Carolina railroad getting their hands on a few F units as well; The Aberdeen Carolina and Western. I'll have to check it out on my next trip to Pinehurst.
  8. JR&Son

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    I saw the NC engines on a siding in Aberdeen about 45 days ago. Have tried numerous times to get Aberdeen and Western to contact me but have had little luck. What I saw was from about 100 yards away. Appeared to be in Red Primer. They were on there way to the Engine shop @ Star NC, off Hwy 220 aka I-73 well South of Greensboro. Good luck with getting anyone to contact you.

    JR&SON
  9. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Actualy Herc, I've never seen a full episode of Star Trek in my life. tooth1 sign1 hamr :p
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    Oh you don't know what you're missing CNWman...cheezy sets, really fake special effects, and almost laughable dialogue. Yet the old Star Trek series from the sixties was a classic.
  11. JR&Son

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    Thank Heaven above that they painted it the Tuxedo scheme. Now if NS would only paint the rest of their engines like that....

    I wonder if they will ever head south of Atlanta to Macon? They would have to pass through Stockbridge and come Heck and high water I would be there to take pictures of them.

    Michael
  13. Russ Bellinis

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    If they ever want to take the business train South, they would probably come through. When we have a big event like the Superbowl held in So Cal, or like the Republican National Convention a few years ago in San Diego, the BNSF & UP had business trains down here. I don't know what would happen in Macon to bring the business train there, but is Macon on the route to Orlando or other possible Florida destinations? Does the NS send a business train to Daytona during the speed weeks and Daytona 500?
  14. Thoroughbreed

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    Heres SAM shortlines that run thru Americus, Plains and so forth being pulled by Heart Of GA railway.
    http://www.samshortline.com/net/content/page.aspx?s=1156.0.3.1144
    Check out their excursions that run daily:thumb:

    Edit: the prices are dirt cheap too!!!
    INDIVIDUALS
    Coach Class - Seats are not assigned.

    Adults - $22.99*
    Seniors (62+) - $19.99*
    Children(3-12) - $12.99*
    Veterans OR Military active and retired- $19.99* NEW RATE