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    Perhaps the consist in question is too long for...

    Perhaps the consist in question is too long for the siding or whatever location you are starting from in the activity, but when you are in Explore mode you are beginning from a different location...
  2. Thread: IC Freight Run

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    IC Freight Run

    A pair of Illinois Central GP40s wearing the black 'Death Star' paint scheme that replaced the white & orange IC/ICG livery leads a mixed freight in these undated images.

    Activity inspired in part...
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    NHRR/PRR Senator

    A pair of New Haven Alco PA-1 locomotives lead the NH/PRR "Senator" westbound along the New Haven right of way in these images captured circa 1956. En route to Washington DC from Boston, the...
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    Tangerine & Blue: CNJ Freight Run

    An Electro-Motive F3 A-B locomotive set wearing the Jersey Central's short-lived tangerine and blue livery leads a manifest southbound after departing the Elizabethport, NJ yards in these undated...
  5. Thread: ATSF Westbound

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    ATSF Westbound

    A westbound Santa Fe freight is led by a trio of veteran Electro-Motive FT units in these undated images captured near San Bernardino, California. The ATSF was first and foremost as a user of the...
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    New Haven DER-2s at Work

    The New Haven RR was one of the earliest Class One railroads to fully eliminate steam, relying heavily on Alco products to help do so. These images capture an A-B-A set of Alco FA-1/FB-1 units (New...
  7. Thread: CB&Q Graybacks

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    CB&Q Graybacks

    A trio of 'grayback' EMD F units lead a Burlington mixed freight at an unspecified location in these images from the 1960s. Beginning in the late 1940s the CB&Q relied heavily on these machines for...
  8. Thread: Eastbound Espee

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    Eastbound Espee

    A matched A-B-A set of EMD F7s wearing the popular 'Black Widow' paint scheme lead an eastbound Southern Pacific freight (heavy with reefers and other high-priority traffic) thru Truckee, CA in these...
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    DRGW 30/35 Freight Run

    A GP30/GP35 pair teamed up to lead a short Rio Grande freight in these undated images captured in Utah.

    Activity inspired in part by content from: "Rio Grande, Memories of the Final Years" by...
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    That will be a very nice model when completed ......

    That will be a very nice model when completed ... good work!
  11. Thread: Ghosts of F7s

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    Ghosts of F7s

    In these views thought to have been recorded in the 1970s, an A-B-A set of veteran EMD F7s in the red & white "ghost" paint scheme lead a Kansas City Southern freight at an undocumented location.
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    SCL - Geeps Southbound

    In these views captured some time after the SAL/ACL merger, a pair of Seaboard Coast Line GP7s running elephant-style lead a southbound freight near Wildwood, FL.

    Locos: BLW/ZT ... Consist:...
  13. Thread: CSX Freight Run

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    CSX Freight Run

    A pair of EMD SD40-2 locomotives lead a CSX freight as it rumbles southbound near Dalton, GA in these undated images. CSX has owned more than 300 of these machines, using them all over the system in...
  14. Thread: C&IM Sampler

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    C&IM Sampler

    The Chicago & Illinois Midland (renamed the Illinois Midland RR following a 1996 ownership change) short line is known for running some classic power, for example a batch of EMD SD18 and SD20...
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    Texas Chief / Lone Star

    The Texas Chief was a 1971 Amtrak original, inheriting its Chicago/Kansas City/Fort Worth/Houston routing from the Santa Fe train of the same name. In 1974 however, the train was renamed the Lone...
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    You might try some of these (in no particular...

    You might try some of these (in no particular order) for IC/ICG 'stand-in' routes:

    - Illinois Eastern (fictional)
    - LaSalle, Rockford & Central (fictional)
    - Birmingham (NS-based but running...
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    L&N - Geeps Northbound

    A Louisville & Nashville freight is northbound with a pair of EMD Geeps on point in these images captured in and around Etowah, TN. The somber 'black dip' paint scheme began to give way to the...
  18. Thread: Leaser Local

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    I agree that the de-electrified Pahusset looks...

    I agree that the de-electrified Pahusset looks great, but I deserve zero credit for the scenery updates visible in the screen shots - that work was done by a fellow train sim enthusiast who was...
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    CNW Eastbound Freight

    The Chicago & North Western owned more than 125 EMD SD40-2 locomotives, and used them all over the system in a variety of roles. A pair of these units leads an eastbound mixed freight at an...
  20. Thread: Candy Apple SOO

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    Candy Apple SOO

    A candy apple red SOO SD60M and a red/white liveried SD60 partner lead a mixed SOO freight northbound at an undocumented location in these summertime views.

    Activity inspired in part by:...
  21. Thread: Leaser Local

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    Leaser Local

    An LTEX leasing company GP15-1 shepherds a short local freight in these undated images.

    Loco: TrainSim F/L ... Consist: TrainSim F/L ... Route: Pahusett (De-electrified)

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    Frisco #33 - The Texas Special

    A pair of nearly-new EMD GP40-2 units are in charge of Frisco Train #33 (marketed as the 'Texas Special' in a nod to the long since discontinued SLSF/MKT passenger train of the same name) in these...
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    UP Eastbound Traffic

    Union Pacific GP20s and GP9s lead a mixed freight eastbound on the Cima Sub in these undated images.

    Locos: BLW/ZT ... Consist: BLW/ZT + 3DTrains + SLI + DW + TrainSim F/L ... Route: UP Cima Sub
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  24. Thread: Pekin to Indy

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    Pekin to Indy

    A pair of EMD SD50 locomotives are leading a Conrail freight en route to Indianapolis via Pekin in these undated images; the mixed consist features reefers, autoracks, boxcars and covered hoppers...
  25. Thread: NYC: Flexi-Van

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    NYC: Flexi-Van

    A pair of New York Central GP35s lead an eastbound Flexi-Van train near Cleveland in these undated images. The NYC was a champion of the pioneering container system, and ran a number of Flexi-Van...
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