What Do You Do?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by brakie, May 11, 2007.

  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    What do you do when the lead unit runs out of fuel?
    Why you wye your unit consist of course..This was taken in Bucyrus(Oh)and the CR unit run out of fuel.The unit was supposedly serviced at Conway.


  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Seems like a rare event to be lucky enough to photograph!
  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Neat stuff. Good to hear from you, Brakie.
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GREAT SHOTS LARRY!:up: those are some nice looking units:up: :mrgreen: -Deano
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ralph,Actually I was at home and my scanner alerted me to the rare move..So,I drove to the T&OC station and took the pictures.Yup,I keep my scanner on from the time I get up to bed time.It keeps me informed of any "special moves"..It also alerts me to when there will be several trains by..This information is gleam from road Foreman, signal and track maintainers wanting track time or perhaps a train waiting in the siding..
    Like this:
    Road foreman Smith to Sandusky dispatcher.
    Road foreman,Yeah,hows it looking for me to sit on and run between RT.98 and Marion?
    Dispatcher..Well,lets see..I have 3 West bounds and 2 East bounds.Call after the last West bound.
    Road foreman..Ok..Call you after the last West bound.

    I then proceed to watch the show.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That's really cool Brakie! I'll bet your post will probably motivate the purchase of a dozen scanners soon. :)
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ralph,I would be lost without my scanner..Its a valuable railfaning tool.
    My old hand held scanner was stolen and I bought a use base for $50.00 back in January and my kids got me a new hand held..Both are Uniden Bearcat.
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Larry.
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    dad:alright son,make sure you fill'er up before you bring it home
    son:alright dad i promise.....
    (next day)
    dad:see ya later honey...
    dad: @#@%#$^^*$%&#^!!!.......
    dad:uh...dispatcher....can you ugh..pick me up.....

    sign1 sign1 sign1 wall1 great pics brakie!--josh

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