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rldilley
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« Reply #60 on: Jun 10th, 2007, 12:47am »
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Try this one for size.  An Air Force Radar Bomb Scoring train that belonged to the 1st Combat Evaluation Group out of Barksdale AFB Louisiana

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« Reply #61 on: Jun 10th, 2007, 12:49am »
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Another shot of the RBS Express

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« Reply #62 on: Jun 10th, 2007, 12:52am »
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My final photo for now

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« Reply #63 on: Jun 10th, 2007, 10:01pm »
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Wow, just how much railroad stuff did the AIR FORCE have? Welcome to the Forums rldilley.
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« Reply #64 on: Jun 11th, 2007, 3:07pm »
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The army has some of the most unusual looking trains  
 
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on Apr 14th, 2005, 5:39pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey dustymars, any chance of a pic or drawing of the inside of one of them thar simulators?  Does the Air Force have any info they would be willing to share?
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Long time no post; but I found some images of the inside of the B-52 mobile simulator for you.



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« Reply #66 on: Sep 9th, 2010, 4:00pm »
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on Sep 9th, 2010, 2:56pm, dustymars wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Long time no post; but I found some images of the inside of the B-52 mobile simulator for you.

 
Went over to Barksdale a few years ago to visit the 8th AF Museum. While leaving, saw a B-52 simulator train parked on a siding. Had the look of something actually stilll in use.


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« Reply #67 on: Sep 9th, 2010, 6:06pm »
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This is the first time i seen this type of car, it is unusual to me so does anyone know what it is and what it was/is used for? Thanks!

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« Reply #68 on: Sep 10th, 2010, 6:36am »
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Anything real heavy and short. Nice catch, where was it?
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« Reply #69 on: Sep 10th, 2010, 6:38am »
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on Sep 9th, 2010, 2:56pm, dustymars wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Long time no post; but I found some images of the inside of the B-52 mobile simulator for you.
Some dated looking gear in there. Thanks for the shot.
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« Reply #70 on: Sep 10th, 2010, 7:24am »
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on Sep 10th, 2010, 6:38am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Some dated looking gear in there. Thanks for the shot.
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Analog computers with many tubes.  We called hem "room heaters."    It has been so many years ago I have nearly forgotten how they worked.   Sometimes I Google search for "mobile simulators" on the chance of contacting old friends who were also assigned to them, but to no avail. We were not veyr well known even among AF simulator people; some neber had heard of us mobile sim techs!  
 
I will keep serching for more photos but they are rare items for sure since we were not permitted to take many pictures of hen in those days.


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« Reply #71 on: Sep 10th, 2010, 7:56am »
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Since unusual model cars have been mentioned here, I have one of the old AHM HO gauge helium cars from the late 1960s.
 
I have seen a Schnable car-the 32 axle came through Fargo about 10-12 years ago moving a large pressure vessel of some sort.  It was unloaded at the Port of Duluth and moved west from there.  I think it went to a refinery in westen Canada.
 
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on Sep 9th, 2010, 6:06pm, Deech wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is the first time i seen this type of car, it is unusual to me so does anyone know what it is and what it was/is used for? Thanks!

 
Well, DODX reporting mark, so it belongs to uncle. NOT for hauling tanks, though because the load deck seems to be raised with a lower level equipment deck at the end, and you load tanks by driving them on and off instead of requiring a crane.


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« Reply #73 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 12:27am »
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Here's the most unusual car I have seen. Maybe these are normal.. I don't know.


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« Reply #74 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 4:14pm »
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Only one I've seen. Santa Fe used to have some steam blowers, used as much for sand as snow, i think (most of them made from steam loco tenders orphaned by the scarpping of the locomotive).

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on Jan 18th, 2011, 12:27am, delishfixish wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's the most unusual car I have seen. Maybe these are normal.. I don't know.

 
 
That is a jet snowblower, used to clear ice and compacted snow from around switch points and turnouts. It's basically a jet turbine that can tilt down and to each side, using the force of the exhaust to blow the snow. They are primarily used in yards, where it is more efficient than having a section gang spend hours sweeping the snow out.


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on Jan 19th, 2003, 7:49pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Well, I don't know for sure if this is the "Most Unusual Car" that I have a shot of, but it was the one that came to my mind first.   I was told that this was a B-52 KC-135 Simulator that the USAF used.  Would love to see the inside of it.
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I worked on the same type, it was called the DAFX-8. The Panels with the SAC emblem on it was a pair that moved out. Then you could get into the Cockpit, Instructor Pilots and Operators station. I operated and as well as maintained the Analog computers that ran the systems. I was stationed at Bunker Hill Air Force Base, where we had a ground based one. We would go to KI Sawyer, Kinchole and Wursmut AFBases to train for a month and then move on to the next base. Years for me 1963 to 1964. I Have another picture of the DAFX-8, If I can find it I will post it here. Thanks


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on Dec 29th, 2013, 12:54pm, krisfr wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I worked on the same type, it was called the DAFX-8. The Panels with the SAC emblem on it was a pair that moved out. Then you could get into the Cockpit, Instructor Pilots and Operators station. I operated and as well as maintained the Analog computers that ran the systems. I was stationed at Bunker Hill Air Force Base, where we had a ground based one. We would go to KI Sawyer, Kinchole and Wursmut AFBases to train for a month and then move on to the next base. Years for me 1963 to 1964. I Have another picture of the DAFX-8, If I can find it I will post it here. Thanks

 
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I Have another picture of the DAFX-8, If I can find it I will post it here. Thanks
First, let me thank you for your service! Second, another Welcome to The Forums. And last, I look forward to seeing future posts with a photo from time to time (hint, hint)  
 
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PRR Class X-30,  #59861
 
Inside Length: 70'6" Inside Height: 10'0"
 
There was exactly one of these. It was used specifically to transport fire engines from American LaFrance in Elmira NY.  
 
Full width doors on the 'A' end allowed even the longest ladder trucks of the day to be carried inside
 
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