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Re: The spirit of railroading - By Billman730 on 06/28/06 at 01:08:56 - 'MedBillDrvby1-2.jpg' 101 KB
That is a great pic. Tell her I said so.  
Here is a bit of early spirit that blossemed into a short line operation years later. At the controls is the present President of the Central New England Railroad co. I am breakie on the run. It has something to do with the movement of rail cars... sorta......  LOL.....

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Re: Conductor , bad idea or not? - By Billman730 on 06/28/06 at 01:00:39 - 'MedBillDrvby1.jpg' 101 KB
on Jun 9th, 2006, 12:43pm, TAB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey Billman730.Any details about that photo?

Yes it is a New Haven RS-1 0670 with original engine rebuilt with Alco Parts just before the NH end. We run it in CT along with a couple of GP-9's on two short line railroads. Under the rail name of CNE....... I also have several of each modeled on my O Gauge New Haven Line. Trust me the real 1 to 1 scale engines a alot less trouble than MTH's versions..... LOL ..... Gotta start SOMEWHERE right?


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Re: Conductor , bad idea or not? - By Billman730 on 06/09/06 at 12:24:40 - '670Valley.jpg' 130 KB
Good Luck! Hope you make out well with the meeting. a good attitude and work ethic will get you a long way on the job. Pay attention to what you are doing and resist gawking at something as you do your work and you will stay safe. Many new conductor trainees get hurt do to slip trip and fall accidents their first few weeks of work. One thing. Railfanning is great when you go near the tracks watch for a while and split to do other things. WORKING on the trains day after day is a TOTALLY different experience. You will either love it or not. It will make a man out of you. Wether driving or sitting in the conductors chair there is little glory in walking a train due to an air hose blew apart in the cold rainy winters night. Or ride the rear car over a bridge backing in to make a cut and its cold and raining. You have to love the job to put up with that year after year. Or you can always go back fanning.......

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Re: Slide Fence - By North49 on 04/22/06 at 03:34:11 - 'Wolf-Creek.jpg' 480 KB
a description of a slide fence is as follows: Is an automatic warning system used to alert employees to a potentional hazard on the track, located in mountainous areas that have a history of frequent rockfalls or avlanches.. The fence is constructed with a constantly charged electrical wire circut, which if broken by falling rock or snow, sends a message to the singalling systems so that trains will etheir STOP before the slide area or proceed at restricted speed(CROR-not exceeding 15/mph) it will also alert the RTC's so that MOW crews will be dispatched to carry out nessacary inspection/repairs/cleanup.
hope that answered your question, below is a picture of a slide fence.

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Re: Last week along Hudson - By sergio_vadora on 04/07/06 at 08:33:36 - 'Giovi0304_85.jpg' 278 KB
Railroading in Italy is very different from the one of USA: here police is too much against every kind of photos and video, so everytime you go railroading you don't know if they arrives asking why, what, where..........is not so relaxing as in USA.
Another thing that makes better railroading in USA is the speed of the trains: here the most travel at 100 mph so if you're waiting for a new video you have shirt time to feel that a train is coming.....and may be you can lost it!  In USA when you see a train you can go for a tea and came back......and the train is still there!
 
Here an italian E633 heading a container train to Genova.
 
CIAO.
Sergio


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Re: Last week along Hudson - By sergio_vadora on 04/06/06 at 05:47:56 - '7-2.jpg' 137 KB
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Re: Last week along Hudson - By sergio_vadora on 04/06/06 at 05:45:17 - '4.jpg' 90 KB
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Re: Last week along Hudson - By sergio_vadora on 04/06/06 at 05:44:51 - '3.jpg' 96 KB
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Re: Last week along Hudson - By sergio_vadora on 04/06/06 at 05:44:16 - '7.jpg' 137 KB
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Last week along Hudson - By sergio_vadora on 04/06/06 at 05:43:49 - '8.jpg' 112 KB
Hi everybody!
I'm back from US: I went along Hudson again, this time with girlfriend. Everything was super: I saw the usual MTA commuter, some Amtrak (no more genesis ph4....only ph5!). I was lucky to see a freight along MTA tracks composed by GP38 (or similar), 10 cars, GP38 (or similar).
On the other side (CSX) I saw a lot of Dark Future (too much......I prefer the Bright Future scheme!), some new units "ACE", a couple of UPRR, and some FURX.
I was happy to see a consist with Conrail SD60, NS dash CW, CSX all gray SD40 (or 45).
I also went to Croton Harmon shop but was difficult to take pictures without permission, also near Peekskill police prohibited me to take photos because of the energy-plant very close.........
The holiday was good, my girlfriend likes US railroading and.......we like to come back as soon as possible!
THANKS USA! GREAT COUNTRY!
Sergio, Italy
 
PS: follow some pictures taken by my girlfriend......I was working with videocameras!

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Which RR company is this? - By sergio_vadora on 06/29/05 at 04:43:18 - 'Cheyenne_88-2.jpg' 219 KB
Can you discover which RR company is this? I saw this train along Sherman Hills (WY) last april.
It looks like the old C&NW....
CIAO
Sergio, Italy
 


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Re: Question for Matt - By VentureForth on 06/13/05 at 08:12:06 - '2005_0610_191904.jpg' 123 KB
Perhaps, but I'm pretty certain where the line enters the Manzano Mountains to the East is single track.  There's a grade crossing about two miles west of the Mountain entrance [Beevers] where there is triple track to assist trains in taking turns through the Manzano Pass (My name, not a real name).  I'm pretty sure that one section at least is single track, so if that's it, that's not back coverage for BNSF through that area.
 
It's actually a really good place to take pictures, but it's on private land.  Really neat seeing the trains come out of the mountains.  Attached is the best I could do from Beevers with 6x zoom:

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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/23/05 at 03:08:55 - 'Grafica1.jpg' 442 KB
Really? So I was double lucky: in that train there were TWO Santa Fe red warbonnet, together with a mix of Heritage I, BN, EMD leasing and NS......a very interesting power at one time!
Following I link all the frames from video to show you how was the power of this train.
CIAO
Sergio

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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/20/05 at 03:10:38 - 'Moffat_7.jpg' 288 KB
Well, the great surprise for me was, naturally, the steam Challenger.
I was ready to see some steam "sleeping" in Cheyenne....but under pressure was a big surprise!
I also was very surprise to see two "Rio Grande" unit in Denver (GP40-2) and in Cheyenne (SD50).
My dream was to see Santa Fe in red warbonnet and this appened in Cheyenne.....what else can I ask?
I know I was very lucky, and I'm happy for this because this travel was very expensive for me!
CIAO.
Sergio

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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 03:25:47 - '025_025.jpg' 129 KB
This is me!
CIAO

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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 03:06:31 - 'Cheyenne_105.jpg' 211 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 03:04:28 - 'Cheyenne_121.jpg' 223 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 03:02:48 - 'Cheyenne_95.jpg' 228 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 03:01:36 - 'Cheyenne_78.jpg' 281 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:59:45 - 'Cheyenne_39.jpg' 217 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:57:35 - 'Cheyenne_25.jpg' 225 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:55:05 - 'Cheyenne_8.jpg' 241 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:53:42 - 'Moffat_110.jpg' 286 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:51:55 - 'Moffat_86.jpg' 257 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:50:33 - 'Moffat_79.jpg' 264 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:48:26 - 'Moffat_63.jpg' 233 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/19/05 at 02:47:18 - 'Moffat_46.jpg' 262 KB
I think theese engines are from little short RR company, but I don't have idea about the name.....if anyone of you has an idea let me know!
Other pictures?
Sure!
 
Following a mix from Moffat to Sherman.
Ciao.
Sergio

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Re: REPORT FROM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:45:36 - 'Cheyenne_88.jpg' 219 KB
What RR company is this?

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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:43:18 - 'Cheyenne_91.jpg' 193 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:41:21 - 'Cheyenne_119.jpg' 207 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:39:33 - 'Cheyenne_35.jpg' 264 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:37:11 - '3985_61.jpg' 219 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:34:47 - '3985_58.jpg' 260 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:32:58 - '3985_30.jpg' 170 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:30:20 - 'Moffat_94.jpg' 288 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:28:04 - 'Moffat_83.jpg' 265 KB
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Re: REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:25:40 - 'Moffat_70.jpg' 266 KB
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REPORT FORM HOLIDAY IN CO AND WY - By sergio_vadora on 05/18/05 at 10:23:42 - 'Moffat_45.jpg' 233 KB
Hallo everybody, I'm just arrived from holiday in USA along Moffat Line and Sherman Hill, near Cheyenne.
Thanks to your suggestions my trip was gread and I was very lucky to see the famous Challenger under pressure.....WOW!
Let's begin from the Moffat line.
The line was busy for two days, then only four or five trains a day! MoW told me that they were changing tracks so......no traffic!
Fortunately I saw a lot of trains in the first two days: a special privat car was at the rear of the California Zephir and a lot of ex SP engine were pulling long coal trains.
In Cheyenne I've visited the engine-shop with all historical engines and wagons. The day before there was a special run from Cheyenne to Laramie of the Challenger and I was lucky to find other railfans that help me to follow the special run.
The busy line along Sherman Hill was superb!  
The beautifull sunny days help me to take good films and photos and everyone was very nice with me: thanks USA!
Following this message some pictures from video.
CIAO BELLI!
 
Sergio

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What is this on the Crossbuck? - By trainpixsnet on 03/09/05 at 00:44:18 - 'photo-367.jpg' 12 KB
When I was driving down to see my dad, I noticed these bottles (shown below half way down the post) hanging from every crossing in Luisiana. Does anyone know what these are for? The Mississippi river is about 1/2 a mile away from the line and is down in the river valley.
 
Thanks,
Nathan Chidester

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Re: TCRC Conductor Killed - By BNSF_1088 on 11/17/04 at 18:24:28 - 't_flagncross.gif' 119 KB


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Re: Remote controls are bad .... - By BC_and_A_railway on 09/06/04 at 21:49:55 - 'DSCF0013.jpg' 311 KB
Heres a far away shot of one in the jessup yard i dont like them much either it doesnt look like its used much because its covered in weeds up close. ill have a better one once i get the film devolped

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Spikes - By Railroadman on 08/11/04 at 09:14:11 - 'Spike.jpg' 136 KB
I took this picture last week as I was trying to catch a train.
My question is, is it normal for a spike to stick out this far?
This is the first time I can remember seeing one like this.

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Re: UTU stands up to "school-yard bully" NS - By dougal on 02/12/04 at 17:44:57 - 'IjusthateNS.jpg' 3 KB
Figures. NS and CN are my two least favorite railroads.

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Re: Brakemen - By Two23 on 01/15/04 at 01:22:47 - 'SMhangon.jpg' 42 KB
on Jan 14th, 2004, 11:33am, nkp774 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks Matt, for your reply,too. It sounds logical that the Brakejobs would be performed by the Conductor with less seniority. This is probably good training in itself.

 
 
That can be a tough job around here, sometimes!
 
 
Kent in SD

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Re: Out of gas - By Coffee on 12/24/03 at 21:12:24 - 'csxtank.jpg' 27 KB
And I thought I was the only one that did that in my trucks? A quick 5 gallons will last me the rest of the day...not so easy for a train's consumption.

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Re: MOFFAT RAILROADING - By sergio_vadora on 11/26/03 at 03:23:07 - 'io.jpg' 186 KB
Thanks!
I'm interested by east portal....but this information is just to organize another trip to USA may be in 2004 or 2005 (I'm from Italy).....so I have to begin to think about my targets!  
Last october I was on Hudson River Line....but only after 3 years of maps, photos from internet, suggestions from other railfans, documents, etc......
So this time is the time for the Rocky Mountains....we will see!
Thanks and...other suggestions?
Sergio
 
PS: in the photo below I present myself; here I was at Iona Island (NY) last october.

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Re: How do you turn a train around? - By Ken V on 10/22/03 at 18:28:05 - 'Halifax_Harbour.gif' 30 KB
I don't know if they do it this way, but there is a balloon (loop) track near Halifax harbour on which VIA could
  • back out of the station
  • circle around the loop to turn the train
  • back into the station
as indicated on the map (courtesy of Mapquest)

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Re: Track Warrant - By BNSF_1088 on 09/04/03 at 22:07:02 - 'Sep_04_001.jpg' 366 KB
on Sep 4th, 2003, 9:57pm, BNSF_1088 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I will post a copy of one of mine in a minute

 
And here is one that is filled out


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Re: What do engineers think about calling signals? - By BnO_Hendo on 07/09/03 at 15:20:11 - 'switch.gif' 5 KB
Thanks Charles. Did you get the answer to your switches question?  This is from the NMRA site.

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Re: Remote controls are bad .... - By BNSF_1088 on 05/02/03 at 11:14:19 - 'May_02_011.jpg' 80 KB
2nd part

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Re: Remote controls are bad .... - By BNSF_1088 on 05/02/03 at 11:13:21 - 'May_02_010.jpg' 137 KB

Here is a story i found on RCO

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Re: Restrooms - By BNSF_1088 on 04/29/03 at 22:35:21 - 'out_house.jpg' 94 KB
This one is good to.

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Re: Remote controls are bad .... - By BNSF_1088 on 04/29/03 at 22:24:04 - 'rco_derail5.jpg' 52 KB
Here is a good exsample of an RCO accident waiting to happen in a town near you.

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Re: Railroad Jobs - By Two23 on 02/06/03 at 23:46:09 - 'BNSFmarsh.jpg' 37 KB
on Feb 5th, 2003, 7:17pm, CN5710 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Huron jobs are related to an operations center that would include maintenance and repair facilities, a transportation depot and some administrative offices.  
 
 

 
 
Huron has the last operating roundhouse in the country, as I recall.  (Last used by a commercial railroad.)  I've been in it a couple of times to take a few photos.  Note that the DM&E does not have any tracks in Sioux Falls.  The closest are in Brookings, about 60 miles to the north.  DM&E tried to get a bypass around Brookings a few years ago to speed up their service, but the town voted it down.  I get my hair cut in Brookings and have heard it's thought the reason DM&E is moving is because of that vote.  DM&E's tracks west of the Missouri River are not in very good shape and have been only hauling grain a few times a month. They hope to jog around the Black Hills to the south and then back north up to the Gillette coal fields.  BNSF is hoping none of this comes to pass.   Attached is a photo of a  mile-long BNSF coal train heading towards Twin Cities very near where their line crosses the DM&E in eastern MN.
 
 
Kent in SD


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Motive Power - By CN5710 on 12/31/02 at 21:56:08 - 'cn5701-1.jpg' 46 KB
It's no secret to anyone at this site who knows me knows that I really dig SD70/75I's . Have had numerous conversations and some good friendly debates over which is better , EMD or GE .  
 
My question is this , to those of you who are not railroad employees if you had a chance to operate a locomotive what kind would you like to operate and why ?
 
 


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