Old 11-12-2003, 05:16 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:14 PM   #2
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That's pretty wild lashup indeed. Were all units online? Nice photo, too!
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Old 11-12-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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Default interesting lashup...cont'd

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
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 11-13-2003, 05:21 AM   #5
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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
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:23 PM   #6
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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! I assume early 90's, maybe?
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