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I didn’t see a midweek entry for this week, so I hope Tim won’t mind my starting up...

Unfortunately, I don’t have precise dates for these photos, just general recollections!!! The first was taken at Steamtown. Shortly after the collection was moved from Bellows Falls to Scranton, they held a Railfan Weekend (it was definitely in the mid-80’s). It was in the fall - it was dreary, cold, and a bit wet weekend. 2317 in full CP regalia was used to pull several trips out to Moscow as I remember. This was before departure...

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The second pic comes from the California Railroad Museum in the early 90’s. I was traveling on business and had to give a seminar in Sacramento, so I made sure to schedule it for the afternoon, and spent the morning at the museum. This EMD F7A was posed outside the museum (from what I can find online, luckily the have moved it indoors).

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Please feel free to add your own fine photos to the thread!!!!

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Mid week will be here in a couple of days but I'll be busy working the election tomorrow and catching up on my honey do list, so here's a couple of photos to start off the first midweek in November.

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August 23rd, 2018 at the Oklahoma Railroad museum,  Topeka built Santa Fe CF-7 #2571.

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Thanksgiving , 2014?,  New Orleans,  St Charles Street trolley #906. We had no plans for the day so 6 of us got on outside our hotel and rode it from end to end and back to our stop.

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@Max Warfel posted:

Took this awhile back while it was at the shop at Inman.
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I always need to look up if these are -8 or -9s? This is a -9. I don't know what would be easy to spot the difference? (I looked this # up)

I usually count the number of steps to see the approx age or build of it. This is 5. The one behind has 6!

I also wonder just how many miles an engine like this now has on it. It has to be amazing?

I always need to look up if these are -8 or -9s? This is a -9. I don't know what would be easy to spot the difference? (I looked this # up)

I usually count the number of steps to see the approx age or build of it. This is 5. The one behind has 6!

I also wonder just how many miles an engine like this now has on it. It has to be amazing?

Honestly... I don't pay much attention to what model they are, but I believe you're onto something with the step counting.



All I know is the following

SD70s = Nice, big cabs and typically very clean

Dash 9s = Trashed cabs with horrible seats, but has a spot on back near the engine perfect for heating food

AC44C6Ms = Nice cabs, terrible radios, but has a spot to heat food like a dash 9



I think I speak for most railroaders (except some engineers) when I say we don't particularly care about what kind of engine we get. As long as the cab is in decent shape and the toilet doesn't smell too bad we're in good shape.

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