Post "Current Shots" of Fallen Flag Freight HERE:

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by UP SD40-2, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    OK folks, this thread is dedicated to freight from Fallen Flags, thats right, ANY freight cars that you may see out there that are still in operation TODAY, LETS SEE IT!:thumb:

    REMEMBER: Just because you see it today, doesn't mean it will be operating tomorrow, SO TAKE THOSE PICS!!!:winki::mrgreen:

    **THE RULES:
    1- the pictures MUST be taken by YOU

    2- the freight cars CAN BE PATCHED, but MUST have the ORIGINAL ROAD lettering or logo STILL ON IT.

    3- NO pictures allowed from the past, that means NO pictures from before the road became a "Fallen Flag".

    4- NO pictures of freight cars that are in a museum, that defeats the whole purpose of this thread, it MUST still be in regular operation.


    Atlantic Coast Line -ACL
    Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway - ATSF AT&SF Santa Fe
    Bessemer & Lake Erie - BLE
    Burlington Northern - BN
    Boston & Maine - B&M
    Baltimore & Ohio - B&O
    Bangor & Arostook - BAR
    Chicago Burlington & Quincy - CBQ
    Kansas City Southern - KCS
    Chicago & Northwestern - CNW
    Chesapeake & Ohio - C&O
    Delaware & Hudson - D&H
    Duluth Missabe & Iron Range - DMIR
    Denver & Rio Grande Western - DRGW Rio Grande
    Detroit Toledo & Ironton - DTI
    Erie Lackawanna - EL
    Erie Railroad - ERIE
    Gulf Mobile & Ohio - GM&O
    GN Great Northern - GN
    Grand Trunk Railway - GT
    Grand Trunk Western - GTW
    Great Northern - GN
    Illinois Central Gulf - ICG
    Illinois Central - IC
    Lehigh Valley
    Louisville & Nashville - L&N
    Maine Central - MEC
    Milwaukee Road
    Missouri-Kansas-Texas - MKT KATY
    Missouri Pacific - MP
    New Haven - NH
    Northern Pacific - NP
    Norfolk & Western - NW
    New York Central - NYC
    Penn Central - PC
    Pennsylvania Railroad - PRR
    Reading Railroad - RDG READING
    Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomic - RFP
    Rock Island - RI ROCK
    Seaboard Air Line - SAL
    Seaboard Coast Line - SCL
    Soo Line - SOO
    Southern - SOU
    St Louis Southwestern - SSW Cotton Belt
    Texas & Pacific - T&P
    Western Maryland - WM
    Western Pacific - WP
    Wisconsin Central - WC

    I know i DON'T have ALL the Fallen Flags listed, but this is just a condensed "quick reference guide" that has the most probable roads you will run into:winki: . If you can get shots of IN SERVICE FALLEN FLAG FREIGHT, that i don't have listed, GREAT!, POST IT!!:thumb:

    I think it would be GREAT to see just what freight cars are still operating out there from Fallen Flags. this will also give you Rail Fans something else to get shots of, besides engines, thus making your rail fanning experience more enjoyable:winki: .

    Now I'm done talking on here, its up to YOU FOLKS to get out there and get shots of ANY Fallen Flag freight cars in your area on HERE:thumb: .

    **One last thing, if you ever found any Fallen Flag engines, DON'T post them on here, that would REALLY be an AWESOME find, and would constitute a thread all on its own[​IMG] .

    **OK, one more last thing[​IMG] , i WILL permit Fallen Flag passenger cars on here too:twisted: .


    **A HUGE THANK YOU!, to Charlie(slekjr), Kurt(cnw1961), and ED(eightyeightfan1) for helping me out with the Fallen Flag list:winki: , THANKS GUYS!:thumb::mrgreen:

  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Great idea Deano! :thumb:

    I see several cars from the fallen flags every week but,never thought to take their picture..That's about to change.



  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Larry:wav: , ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Those shots you posted are EXACTLY what i am talking about!:thumb::mrgreen:

    You know, so many of us try and get the "perfect" engine shot while Rail fanning, then we drop our cameras:eeki: , NOW, we have gave our Rail fanning experiences more purpose:winki: , and besides that, we can make this thread a "record" of the neat Fallen Flag freight that is STILL OPERATING today:thumb: .

    (BTW, THANK YOU Larry, for the complement:mrgreen: )

    Here are MY contributions to this thread:




    The next three shots arnt great:oops: , i was a ways from these when i took the shots, but you CAN see all three are Rio Grande's.


  4. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    This is a GREAT idea.....I would just add...If the "fallen flag" is somewhat obscure (little known outside of a certain geographic area), a little "blurb" regarding the line would be nice to "enrich" our meager (mine really..) knowledge of railroadiana....Seeing Larry's SOO Lines brought this to mind....
    Also, date & place of picture...
    I think I'll have to carry my camera with me, just in case....
  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Gus, THANKS!:mrgreen:
    The added info you mentioned IS a good idea:thumb: , HOWEVER, i am NOT going to make it a requirement, heres the thing, i want to keep this 100% simple, the four rules i stated in the first post of this thread will make it hard enough. It took me almost a year to come up with the four freight cars i posted, so it just goes to show you this isn't an everyday occurrence, but DON'T get discouraged, believe me, when you DO come across a Fallen Flag freight, NOW, it will slap make your day:winki: .

    ANYONE that DOES want to post added info, like Gus mentioned, or even more then that, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO!:thumb: , but again, its NOT a requirement. if ANYONE has ANY questions about the pics feel free to ask about them, i am sure the "poster" would love to tell about it:winki: .
  6. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

    Wow - what a great idea! This is a thread that could go on and on and on and on...

    I'll have to start packing my camera every time I go out the driveway -- I live east of Kansas City and I see sooooo much 'fallen flags' rolling stock. I've always thought, "cool, look at the (insert Midwestern road name of your choice) (insert freight car type of your choice) - amazing it's still being used!" Now I'll have to remember to point and shoot, then post!
  7. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Don't mind me, while I flood the topic...

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  8. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    6 more, I think a dozen is good for now, I'll wait for some replies before I post more.

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  9. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    OK, not quite a freight car, but still a rare find.

  10. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Josh, GREAT FINDS!:thumb: , hey, no need to wait if you have more, post 'em if ya got 'em:winki::mrgreen: .

    Jim, your pic IS a good find:thumb: , we'll let that slide:winki::mrgreen: .
  11. rrol61

    rrol61 FM Man

    What a trip down memory lane. Keep this thread going. rrol61
  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    My Dad next to NEVER writes(hes a lurker), but even he supports this thread:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Charlie:wav: , GREAT SHOTS!:thumb: , i was really hoping YOU would get in on this too:winki::mrgreen: .
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    A pair of gons
    Boston and Maine gondola.
    Taken a couple of weeks ago.

    And the yellow one...This'll put a smile on Ralphs face.

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  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Here's some help Deano.

    BA Boston and Albany
    BM Boston and Maine
    NH New Haven
    MEC Maine East Coast
    RUT Rutland
    PRR Pennsylvainia Railroad
    HOUS Housatonic Railroad

    By the way....A few years ago, I did catch a Conrail unit hopper train with hoppers lettered for NYC, PRR, NH and PC, with just a couple for CR.

    Did have a camcorder with me(Shoulder buster...Remember those?), couldn't wait til I got home to view the tape....Unfortunatly....I FORGOT TO LOAD A TAPE!...............WAAAAAAAAAAAA.............
  15. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GOOD SHOTS ED!:thumb: , and THANK YOU for the help on the list:thumb:

    I ALSO need to say THANKS to two VERY GOOD friends of mine, Charlie(slekjr), and Kurt(CNW1961), BOTH of them seen the distress in my last post, and they sent two different lists of fallen flags, THANKS GUYS!!!:thumb:

    Slight problem...BOTH the lists they sent are 50 miles long:eeki: , i NEVER knew so many roads have went down:cry: , sad really. ANYWAYS, i am going to go through the lists, combine them, and then condense them down to what i think would be the most likely roads we will see. i gotta keep this as simple as possible, to make it fun for everyone participating:winki: .
  16. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    Ok Deano, ya went and made me do it. I went back to the rock crushing plant and got pics of a string of SP hoppers:mrgreen: I am pretty sure I saw 2 lettered for WP further down the string, but as it was clearly marked private property, and I had just saw the security patrol, I figured it would be better if I settled for the long distance shots:rolleyes:





  17. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    No need to wait? Oh you'll be sorry.

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    jbaakko Active Member

    6 more, ~50 to go...

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    jbaakko Active Member

    Last 6 for today.

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  20. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's so far everyone. Keep them coming. :D

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