Why Don't I Ever Have My Camera When I Need It??

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Cannonball, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I went past the railyard last night on my way home from work. Sitting right beside each other were a BNSF engine with the new swoosh logo and an old Santa Fe still done up in the Blue and Yellow. Talk about covering both ends of the spectrum.

    And of course my camera was home on the desk. :(
  2. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr

    Been there done that!

  3. joesho

    joesho Member

    ya ive had times like that,i saw an rs3, wooking in a rail yard, didnt have a camera,felt like smashing my head through a wall.:curse: :mad: peasoup wall1 btw cannonball have you seen the april model railroader?? it has a huge section about an o scale layout you would love it!
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Murphy's Law of Railfaning Rule #6 states:

    When your camera is at home or you are out of film you will see a once in a blue moon locomotive or locomotive consist.

    Ain't it the truth?
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I'll have to see if I can find that issue. I'm not a subscriber and I don't know of anyplace off the top of my head that carries it. Of course, I generally don't go looking for it either.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Amen, brother.

    I was kind of suprised because I thought all the blue and yellows were gone by now.
  7. joesho

    joesho Member

    look in chapter book store they carry it,trust me,its worth it
  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Still lots of blue/yellow, red/silver, green/black and dark green/cream around.
  9. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    When they pulled some tracks out of a old depot in manhattan kansas where Im at, for some reason they cut them out in sections and had them stacked. It looked like sectional track stack on a model train board, wish I had a camera that day lol
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I thought the Blue and Yellow was a 60's paint sceme?
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    That would have been cool to see.
    I wonder how much the sections would sell for in bulk? :D
  12. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    In the BNSF yard that I go past everyday to work, I see some of everything. Trust me, the blue and yellow Warbonnet is alive and well. Along with the BN green and black, SF red and silver warbonnet, BN orange and black along with the new paint scheme. I also see UP, CSX, N&S, Houston Terminal, and even CN locos. And the occasional TFM, and a number of leased units.
  13. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    If you live in a BNSF state, and you do, that's not very rare. There are still blue and yellow units out floating around and the "new" BNSF paint will only get more common. The blue-and-yellow was used exclusively up until the reintroduction of the warbonnet scheme on the FP45s and GP60Ms in the mid 1980s.
  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    This didn't look like the Warbonnet.
    It looked more like the Beep paint sceme.
    It was kinda foggy so it was hard to tell for sure but I know the lettering was the same.

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  15. brakie

    brakie Active Member

  16. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I'm almost positive it wasn't a Warbonnet.
    But like I said, it was foggy so I can't be 100% sure.
    If it was, it would have been the first I've ever actually seen.
    I do know I saw those big yellow letters bright as day though.

    I should have grabbed the camera and gone back. :oops:
  17. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Oh, I was thinking you meant warbonnet. Yep, I have never seen the "bookends" blue and yellow schene around here.... well, I take that back, there are a couple of the non-cabbed SD-something or others done in that scheme, but that doesn't really count.
  18. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    You can find it at Walmart, if your lucky.:thumb:
  19. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I'll have to look this weekend when we go shopping then. :D
  20. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think the "Beep" is the only ex-Santa Fe in the bookends scheme. The whole fleet was painted into the blue and yellow warbonnet long before the red & silver super fleet came out which was years before the BNSF merger.

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