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  1. #1981
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    When I traveled north recently, I visited a small railroad museum. A nearby event had the place quite crowded.

    I was enjoying the exhibits, when much to my surprise I looked up and saw a photo that I had taken 40 Years ago! It wasn't particularly noteworthy when I took it and it isn't a million-dollar shot, but I unwittingly captured a lost moment in time that is of interest today. It must have made its way to the museum via an older and late friend who was generous with his time when I was young. I had sent him some of my enlargements as a thank you gift and he must have passed them on to the Curator decades ago.

    So, pretty neat. My name isn't on the photo and it's okay. Perhaps someday if I return, I'll mention it to a staff member.

    I guess the lesson is that common, non-artistic shots can be of surprising historical interest. I have a few pictures of railroad trestles posted in a local office that were of great interest to a group that offers walking tours to visitors. The trestles are long gone and it seems nobody ever took a picture of them except me.


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  2. #1982
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    When I traveled north recently, I visited a small railroad museum. A nearby event had the place quite crowded.

    I was enjoying the exhibits, when much to my surprise I looked up and saw a photo that I had taken 40 Years ago! It wasn't particularly noteworthy when I took it and it isn't a million-dollar shot, but I unwittingly captured a lost moment in time that is of interest today. It must have made its way to the museum via an older and late friend who was generous with his time when I was young. I had sent him some of my enlargements as a thank you gift and he must have passed them on to the Curator decades ago.

    So, pretty neat. My name isn't on the photo and it's okay. Perhaps someday if I return, I'll mention it to a staff member.

    I guess the lesson is that common, non-artistic shots can be of surprising historical interest. I have a few pictures of railroad trestles posted in a local office that were of great interest to a group that offers walking tours to visitors. The trestles are long gone and it seems nobody ever took a picture of them except me.
    You should have taken a photo of your photo.
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  3. #1983
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    You should have taken a photo of your photo.
    Arrgh! What a GREAT idea!! Of course, I didn't think of that .....
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  4. #1984
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    When I traveled north recently, I visited a small railroad museum. A nearby event had the place quite crowded.

    I was enjoying the exhibits, when much to my surprise I looked up and saw a photo that I had taken 40 Years ago! It wasn't particularly noteworthy when I took it and it isn't a million-dollar shot, but I unwittingly captured a lost moment in time that is of interest today. It must have made its way to the museum via an older and late friend who was generous with his time when I was young. I had sent him some of my enlargements as a thank you gift and he must have passed them on to the Curator decades ago.

    So, pretty neat. My name isn't on the photo and it's okay. Perhaps someday if I return, I'll mention it to a staff member.

    I guess the lesson is that common, non-artistic shots can be of surprising historical interest. I have a few pictures of railroad trestles posted in a local office that were of great interest to a group that offers walking tours to visitors. The trestles are long gone and it seems nobody ever took a picture of them except me.
    That's Fantastic! We know now, others will appreciate them, they are now known.
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    I need a little help with an identification. Last Friday I was out & about searching for trains. I was in Bellevue Ohio poking around the Mad River Railroad Museums rolling stock when I saw a train roll out of the NS yard. No big deal I've seen many of them & they all seem pretty much like each other. Except this one had a splash of green paint on it. The chase was on!

    I hot footed down the road to try & catch it at Attica junction. I did, but a northbound freight blocked my view. I headed south again & after a few more miles I finally got a better shot. Any idea what it is? I was thinking maybe it's some sort of slug or possibly a tender holding CNG?





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  6. #1986
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Neat photos! These were a complete mystery to me too. Did some research and found that they're SD33ECO type and are numbered 6210-6214 with three more (6215-6217) on the way. These units achieve low Tier 3 emissions, hence the special paintwork.

    They're rebuilt from old SD-40s and SD-40-2s and the work is being done at the NS shops in Altoona, PA. The odd-looking mate is indeed a slug and these too are created from old SD-40s.

    The units you saw have a Georgia map on the hood and were partially paid for by Georgia taxpayers, and should be working there. Let's not say anything.
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  7. #1987
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Thanks for solving the mystery Sandpatch. Those 2 units looked factory fresh & pristine. It may be possible they were on their way south to Georgia.

    Edit: When I zoomed in on the image there is indeed a map of Georgia & Working Together for a Greener State painted on the long hood. Bet they are going to live out their lives in hump service somewhere in Georgia.
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  8. #1988
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/6210.html (WEB SITE FOR ENGINE) WHAT IS A SLUG (2 ND ENG)? FIGURED A SEARCH FOR SLUG WOULD NOT GIVE ME THE RIGHT ANSWER.
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  9. #1989
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Its a non powered B unit. It is unable to produce its own electricity to power the traction motors.

    More here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(railroad)
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  10. #1990
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Thank you nikonpup nice find. Looking on that site gave me this about the RPU6D slugs.

    NS Diesel Locomotive Roster - EMD/NS RPU6D Slug Nos. 889-894

    What a great place this is! Thanks for the help guys.
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