Midweek Photos 5/17/2017 [Real Trains]

Hello, everyone!  Wednesday is now upon us, and another chance to celebrate the world of railroading with Midweek Photos.

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At Steamtown, Baldwin no. 26 is back in steam after a failure on some rod bearings.  This is a break in move on Tuesday of last week.  While she was out getting tested for the fit of the new bearings, she went out to move some cars around.  

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On Friday, I found her at work running through the Scranton yard on the Scranton Limited trains.  Going past several old pieces of railroad equipment that were collected by F. Nelson Blount in the 1950s and 60s, plus DL&W MU commuter cars that were added in the 1980s by the Steamtown Foundation.

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Running over the roads of the downtown.  The industrial center of the city was at one time indicated by the locomotive shops and railroad complex. 

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The light was strange last Friday, so I could not get great shots.  But if and when you come to Scranton, this little train can give you many photo angles to shoot.  

How has your week gone?  Any cool trains pass your way?  If so, then please add an image or two of your "conquest."  See you next Wednesday. 

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Found these two on Monday.

NS 5642 "Training First Responders" and the safety train sits in the Stiles street yard that used to service the GM Linden plant. Tomorrow, I take the afternoon class in the NS OAR program.

 

 

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8025 Caught in Kearny, on 63V, the westbound trash train.

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-Chris Member since 12/14/02

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For the first part of the year I concentrated on the northeast part of my state.  Now, I'm more focused on the southeast corner as I build up my inventory of Dakota & Iowa RR (DAIR) photos.  This is probably the railroad I've photo'd the most over the years.  It's a shortline owned by a regional quarry company that came into existence with the break up of the Milwaukee Railroad.  It follows the Big Sioux River along the border between South Dakota and Iowa.  The typical train has about four EMD engines and mostly consists of rock hoppers carrying ballast/gravel, gondolas carrying chunky rocks, and tankers from the one ethanol plant along the line. 

 

1. Obligatory shot of n/b crossing the trestle at Sioux Falls.

2. A meet at the Chatsworth IA siding as the sun sets.

3. Angus cattle with spring calves at Hawarden, IA

4.  WPA (wildlife production area) land south of Fairview, SD

5. Jefferson, SD.  I used a slow shutter speed to try to give a sense of movement to the train.  Not sure if I like the shot or not.

 

Kent in SD

 

 

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The early bird may get the worm, 

but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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A photo of Michigan Central hudson 5369 sitting on what is now the mainline of the railroad at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI in the 1940's.  I stumbled across this print on Ebay and bought it.  I'm going to the research center at work this coming week and hope to find a little more information about why it was there.

Hudson GFV

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Tim, I was hoping that you were able to get a shot of Third Avenue Railway open car #651 being dropped off at the trolley museum but you must have missed it.  If I can get down there this weekend I'll take a couple photos - she's in Bay Four.  

Glad to see that #26 is on the move again!

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For the first part of the year I concentrated on the northeast part of my state.  Now, I'm more focused on the southeast corner as I build up my inventory of Dakota & Iowa RR (DAIR) photos.  This is probably the railroad I've photo'd the most over the years.  It's a shortline owned by a regional quarry company that came into existence with the break up of the Milwaukee Railroad.  It follows the Big Sioux River along the border between South Dakota and Iowa.  The typical train has about four EMD engines and mostly consists of rock hoppers carrying ballast/gravel, gondolas carrying chunky rocks, and tankers from the one ethanol plant along the line. 

 

1. Obligatory shot of n/b crossing the trestle at Sioux Falls.

2. A meet at the Chatsworth IA siding as the sun sets.

3. Angus cattle with spring calves at Hawarden, IA

4.  WPA (wildlife production area) land south of Fairview, SD

5. Jefferson, SD.  I used a slow shutter speed to try to give a sense of movement to the train.  Not sure if I like the shot or not.

 

Kent in SD

 

 

FallsparkNBm

This picture is amazing, thanks for sharing!

Corey West

Aircraft for work, trains for fun.

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