Old 10-25-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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I can't even begin to think of the endless captions for these shots! LOL
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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Nice shots, Dave! What exactly is that?
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I can't even begin to think of the endless captions for these shots! LOL
Ahhh..when windshield wipers fail...there is always the backup system...
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Thats one "hot" Z train?
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:23 AM   #5
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Good ones so far! HAHAHAHA!

Actually I got no idea what it is. I first saw this in San Bernardino at the A Yard as it was holind on a green signal. just behind the four engines was an Association of American Railroads car "instrument car". Here's a shot of the car and train.
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So one time at band camp...

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Looks like some sort of wind instrument.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:28 AM   #8
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It's obvious you put a twinkie at the end of it and the crew keeps goin faster and faster to get it.


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Seems like they are putting these darn windmills everywhere!
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How do you make a Dash-9 move?? Come on guess?? Give up...wind it up!
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I must say Andrew, that gave me a rather hearty laugh.

Once featured almost exclusively on water-born craft, radar is now being employed by train crews to help detect and avoid foamerz with cameras.

I swear they do have this, when I used to shoot film, the trains always came after I had shot my last shot, and I didn't have enought money at the time to carry another roll with me.
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BNSF 4694 You are cleared for take off track two fly track heading have a nice flight.
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:38 AM   #14
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They are trying for the first "self portrait" on RP.net!
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Once they get up to track speed they can turn off the diesel engines and run with the electricity generated by the windmill up front, and save on feul costs.

Or..

In an effort to confuse the birds, the new dash-9s are installed with new bird deflectors.. a real problem in the cities where there are too many pigeons.
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I swear they do have this, when I used to shoot film, the trains always came after I had shot my last shot, and I didn't have enought money at the time to carry another roll with me.
Naw, thats just what we like to call business as usual. For example, a train will come 5 minutes after the last good light disappears. Or you'll wait for 4 hours, leave, and see a train going by where you were standing in your rear-view mirror as you drive away (that one is annoying).

Maybe it helps BNSF trains go faster. Between that and the new, lighter logo, I see some possibilities. UP, take note!
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Conductor rigged that up so he can generate electricity to use his laptop on the road.
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Conductor rigged that up so he can generate electricity to use his laptop on the road.
Seems logical, a lot of effort but still...haha!

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Sorry for posting a reply to this so late, but I know what it is and that was one of the original requests. It looks to be an anemometer, which is a scientific instrument for measuring wind speed. As a meteorologist, I use this device quite often, especially while storm chasing. People darn near drive off the road when they see one of these strapped to the roof of a car driving down the highway. As for a caption:

Scientists, long wanting information about the inside of a tornado, are now trying to drive a locomotive into a tornado. (A weak tornado).

We've all seen the aftermath of trains and tornadoes. Hard to believe winds can move something as large as a train!
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That is indeed an Anemometer, its used to measure wind speed. I expect the train you snapped is some sort of test train, the loco may well be rigged up with a lot of other test equipment that you can't see.

The idea of the anemometer is to check wind speed and direction so that these can be deducted from the equation when working out such things as power output and fuel efficiency.


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Its part of BNSFs new "modernisation" policy.
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