Featured Photo - Summer 2018

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Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby nyandw » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:58 pm

Well it's been quite a while to update the Featured Photo since the depths of Winter... Here's some heavy freight action featuring LIRR C420 #229 leading a four unit lash up, in Bicentennial colors at Yard A - Sunnyside, LI City 8/12/1981 in the heat of August.
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:52 am

Steve: Good 1981 picture of a LIRR freight train at Yard A in Queens. There is half the fleet of L2s
(C420) there in the picture for power flying the wave color scheme which they looked good in.

The only problem is your description of the color scheme - it should be the "Gabreski" scheme in
which the red/white/blue "We Serve With Pride" patriotic colors on locomotives were used.

The one and only true Bicentennial LIRR locomotive was GP38 #252 which was delivered wearing
those colors in 1976. The MTA and the LIRR both had bicentennial logos/heralds that were used
on some equipment that was special that year - but that was about it.

I suggested that C420 #200 be at least lettered for the Bicentennial "200 Years 1776-1976" as a
teenage railfan then which got nowhere - and it would turn out that #200 would be leaving the
LIRR as the original lease was up and replacement GP38s were entering service.

The Gabreski era 1978-1981 more then made up for the lack of Bicentennial colors on the LIRR.
What I did find interesting is that after Robin H.H.Wilson became LIRR President that the railroad
went back to blue and white on locomotives during the 1980s when it was time to repaint units.

Another interesting observation is seeing that bright red Santa Fe boxcar and Burlington Northern
green covered hopper coupled up together as the first two cars on that pictured train - as we all
know these two railroads would eventually combine to form the BNSF Railway...MACTRAXX
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby nyandw » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:14 pm

Thank you for the insight! Yes, I noted the box cars as I have/am compiling a location/car type/road name/date listing for modeling and historical reference purposes!
The BN covered hopper appears to be a 40' 2-Bay...

Anyone with freight photos to add, or perhaps a thread on that topic?
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby newkirk » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:49 pm

Steve,

How did you hotlink that photo ?
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:47 pm

newkirk wrote:Steve, How did you hotlink that photo ?


JoeD exaplained this to me:

Start a topic or click "Post a Reply".
4 - Then the "Upload attachment" tab. (It's below the text box at the left)
5 - Browsed for the image file and selected it. (from my computer)
6 - Click "Add the file".
7 - Then I get Posted Attachments and chose "Place Inline"
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:57 pm

That BN 40-footer....what customer would've received that and what did it carry?
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:40 pm

Teutobergerwald wrote:That BN 40-footer....what customer would've received that and what did it carry?

My interest , also. Sand, grain, or??
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby freightguy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:28 pm

Probably flour for Ronzoni pasta and a good chance the Red Santa Fe car may have had Gallo Wine which were both customers near Yard A.
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby newkirk » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:59 am

nyandw wrote:JoeD exaplained this to me:

Start a topic or click "Post a Reply".
4 - Then the "Upload attachment" tab. (It's below the text box at the left)
5 - Browsed for the image file and selected it. (from my computer)
6 - Click "Add the file".
7 - Then I get Posted Attachments and chose "Place Inline"


Thanks Steve, tried it as a test. it works.
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Re: Featured Photo - Summer 2018

Postby dieciduej » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:14 pm

newkirk wrote:
nyandw wrote:JoeD exaplained this to me:

Start a topic or click "Post a Reply".
4 - Then the "Upload attachment" tab. (It's below the text box at the left)
5 - Browsed for the image file and selected it. (from my computer)
6 - Click "Add the file".
7 - Then I get Posted Attachments and chose "Place Inline"


Thanks Steve, tried it as a test. it works.


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