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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40
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10/4000 second
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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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