My first railfan outing (Boring though)

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Kevinkrey, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Today my freind came over and since my computer was not working (fixed now) we decided to go catch some train pics. I was over by the Amtrak station for those of you in the area or that know of the area. I got some shots of some older pass. equip. and some misc freight. We next ventured to Midway Yard to find little action and it was hard to find a decent photo taking spot. We next went down the mainline running west/east from the yard, where there is alsmost always a train every 10 or so minutes, not this time. But I ventured out onto the tracks and got two interesting shots while looking for a train exiting the yard.

    Here is what I came up with.

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  2. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    the rest............. I was especially intrigued by the side dump (Difco?) because of my DMIR background.​

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  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Nice photos! Nothing like spending time track side.:thumb: I am waiting patiently for warmer weather so I can spend time track side and with my driving restriction removed( my doctor failed to mention it was a 30 day thing over 2 years ago wall1) I can visit my old track side stomping grounds again.:thumb:
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Boring? You don't see the Olympian Hiawatha very often these days.
  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Kevin, WOW!!!:eeki::eeki: I didn't know parts of the Hiawatha even still existed:eeki: . GREAT SHOTS!!!:thumb::thumb: do you have ANYMORE pics of the Hiawatha observation car?:confused: i would really love to see more pics of it, what a gold mine!:winki::thumb::mrgreen: . you REALLY hit the jackpot on that one!:thumb::mrgreen:
    :deano: -Deano
  6. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    That Hiawatha dome car is BAD TO THE BONE! :thumb: I would like to see more pics it!!!!
  7. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    I guess boring was not the word, no railfan could consider that a wasted trip.I couldnt figure out how to get down where I wanted to go, and where those passenger cars where, I dont think I was exactly welcome, I got quite a few looks from employees on the business property I was on, but nobody said anything. Maybe tomorrow I can convince dad to let me take the car, I can ge a few more, maybe I can start a Saint Paul Railfan thread, others could start them for their own area, and members could add to the appropriate thread. ​
  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    hmm...Denver that Hiawatha observation car in these pictures a different car from the one that (at least) used to sit outside your Union Station?

    I've ridden in one of those super domes before...there is one (maybe that one) which is a regular on the excursion circuit.

    All 5 cars are almost undoubtedly privately owned. They are either for use as a private car or for renting out for excursions.
  9. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    I love your pictures. I've hadn't been in St Paul for several years. I see SNOW! I lived in Wausau, Wisconsin before I moved to the Great Smoky Mountains in TN. I currently live off the CSX mainline that links Knoxville to Chattanooga. Lots of trains on there!


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