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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40
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Mar 13, 2011, 2:19:36 PM
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endangered by JDAWG9806 endangered by JDAWG9806
One of the last Conrail painted units passes the closed Homan Ave tower with a bottle train. Before the overpass was finished in 1995 this was a very busy diamond with the IHB, NYC, Erie, the C&O, Monon, and the NKP.

It was also one of the last crossings that didnt have electric flashers and were controlled by a watchmen in a smaller tower behind me until about 1987.

Hammond, IN
Mar 13, 2011
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:iconeternalflame1891:
EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Nice catch!
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:iconwolvesone:
wolvesone Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
hmm maybe each bottle car works like a DPU but only for making air for the car behind it? or maybe they just use steel lines like those used for natural gas supply lines
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:iconl3rotherwolf:
l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so is that typical for a bottle train? have ...umm spacer cars between?
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:iconjdawg9806:
JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
yes, the bottle cars are too hot to have brakes on them, so threes cars in between them which have brakes.
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:iconl3rotherwolf:
l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so the brake shoes would melt if the bottle cars had em?
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:iconjdawg9806:
JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
yep, theres a few other things they lack too. I think they dont have air hoses but dont quote me on that.
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:iconl3rotherwolf:
l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
but if no airlines the other cars are useless for brakes...
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:iconjdawg9806:
JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
they have something else, because the rubber would melt right off.
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:iconl3rotherwolf:
l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i see...
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:iconfrankodragon:
frankodragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
That answers my question about whether or not bottle cars would be allowed on the right-of-way if I ever decide to get some models of them.
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:iconcharukunova:
CharukuNova Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet mercy its a conrail. nice catch.
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The name of this so fits everything here. The Conrail unit, the boarded up tower, the bottle train itself, the grundy town, and the less than steller mainline.

Is this the IHB or NYC mainline? This looks like a nice spot for some pictures.
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:iconjdawg9806:
JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
it's both. The NYC had a big stake in IHB's ownership back in the day.
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What I ment was it NYCs Chicago mainline but seeing how you answered...IHB...
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I like the bottle cars I think is they're called
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:iconnignag:
NigNag Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
outstanding
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