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chess_c
11-12-2003, 05:16 AM
Hands down, I have to say that the most interesting train I have ever seen was on my birthday in 2002.

With my avid train-watcher boyfriend, we caught a 10-diesel NS coal train at Speer's Ferry in Virginia consisting of:

LLPX 2804-SD38-2
HCLX 7933-"Furby" SD40-2, I believe
BNSF 4340
NS 8437-Conrail paint
Santa Fe 689-Warbonnet scheme
BNSF 4631
BNSF 763-Warbonnet scheme
Santa Fe 647-Warbonnet scheme
Union Pacific 4489-winged SD70
Union Pacific 9183-C40-8, I believe

(You'll notice that there is actually NO true NS listed). This was my first sighting of most of these schemes...also a first, down the line at Bootleg Trestle, we met Chris Starnes and Ron Flanary chasing it. :)

To see any shots, look up photo ID 25 on RP.net...or email Chris Starnes, whereas he's deleted the shots from Bootleg to conserve space.

Guilford350
11-12-2003, 12:14 PM
That's pretty wild lashup indeed. Were all units online? Nice photo, too!

chess_c
11-12-2003, 02:23 PM
Truthfully, I don't believe that very many of them were...Chris Starnes would be a better person to ask...I think that 3 or 4 were on and the rest were dead in tow :)

Chris Starnes
11-12-2003, 04:55 PM
As I recall the lead engine was online, the ex-BN 2nd out was offline and the two GEs behind that one were online as well. Due to powered axle restrictions, only a certain # of them could have been online anyway.

CTS

Lord Vader
11-13-2003, 05:21 AM
Not bad. Mine:

CSX B30-7
Chessie SD40-2 (first two benign enough, now it gets interesting)
SBD BQ23-7
CSX F7A (116)
CSX F7B (117)
CSX BQ23-7 (another one!)
SBD GP16
CSX U18B

Guilford350
11-13-2003, 08:23 PM
Not bad. Mine:

CSX B30-7
Chessie SD40-2 (first two benign enough, now it gets interesting)
SBD BQ23-7
CSX F7A (116)
CSX F7B (117)
CSX BQ23-7 (another one!)
SBD GP16
CSX U18B

When did you see that! :shock: I assume early 90's, maybe?