Old 01-19-2010, 05:06 AM   #1
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If you were railfanning, what would you hope would be the consist, cars, and such?

Caveat: It needs to be a train that you would have a reasonable (would likely pass your regular spot at least once in a week or so) chance of coming through.

I would want an Intermodal double stacked all the way back led by either two NS SD70M-2s or some good ol' foreign power. Like this:
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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CP trains 400-404, with something other than a GEVo or AC4400. I'm not picky.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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So y'all don't have to search, this is the closest I could find to his description.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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That's not the best example, if I may be permitted to explain....
out here, you have the 100-200s. Autoracks, intermodals, and the power is always in annoying spots. 300 series, those are grain unit trains. 600s are other unit trains like potash and sulfer. 400-404? The only trains with an actual varied consist. They're the only trains left to look at that have cars that differ majorly from one another.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:05 PM   #5
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I like seeing intermodal trains, too. I like seeing all those trailers off the highway. But my favorite two types of trains would be a regular merchandise train with boxcars and old cars, etc. lead by anything with a standard nose. A close second would be a grain train with odd reporting marks on old hopper cars. I just saw a Pillsbury grain car a few days ago on NS.

But basically if it's a train, I'm there!
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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On NJT it would have to be a solid set of Comet IV coaches. It's rare since most trains run with at least a Comet V cabcar on the end.
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On other lines, I like small uniform locals. All boxcar. All hopper. All tankcar.
It happens occasionally on the Conrail lines around here but I couldn't find any examples. Does a two car consist count?
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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Strictly following the rules, I'm going to say the plow train again.

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...or matching Alcos.

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(man does this photo need a re-edit)

But, seeing as Bay City is my home away from home as far as railfanning goes, I'd like to catch both of the CM's black U23Bs on the 701/702 Durand turn. They were paired together this past March, but I couldn't find the pair. Here's the only photo I have in the database of one.

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Old 01-20-2010, 06:47 PM   #8
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Nice, clean UP 70Ms on a K-Line stacker and life is good for me!
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UP heritage unit 1989 in the lead....something like this:
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for me its something besides a GEVO, preferrably an older EMD engine with just a nice assortment of mixed freight.
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UP heritage unit 1989 in the lead....something like this:
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I wish I had one of those every week, too.

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:21 PM   #12
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Class I - Manifest haulled by a Trio or Quartet of SD40's. (No, not a local!)
Regional/Shortline - Log Train / Pulp Paper/ Flat Cars (w/ Wood)

If I can't watch/photograph both or one of the other, then;

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Old 01-23-2010, 06:35 PM   #14
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Trainfan, not a manifest but close enough:
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You gotta get over to the states!
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Thanks coborn35 and yep I'm working on it
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I'm Personally always looking for the Tropicana Train, sadly it most often comes through here at night or early morning, but when late it sometimes creeps into the daylight hours.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:14 PM   #17
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:54 AM   #18
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Anything pulled by a Geep or an Alco is excellent!

On NJT, 4112 (mostly because of its amazing Nathan P01235! ) pulling a solid set of Comet Is.
Unfortunately, the days of anything pulling a set of CIs has passed
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A real heavy CSX manifest with a bunch of CN/CP/SOO units. (cowls and SDs, not gevos)
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An all Pacer Stack out of Global 3 pulled by something other then GEVOs or SD70Ms.
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