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    Talgo ferry Move

    Talgo is terminating it's month-to-month lease with the City of Milwaukee at the Century City facility and will move the two idle train sets out of Milwaukee. The Amtrak Unlimited form reports they will move to Amtrak's Beech Grove facility Wednesday night as train 960. Departing Milwaukee...
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    A Bargain Flash for Night Work

    I've started to play with artificial lighting at night (flash, spot lights etc). Flash work can give some nice images but you can wrap up a fair bit of money into gear too. I came across a pair of Nikon SB26 speedlights recently in the used case at the camera shop. The SB26 dates from the...
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    Waiting for the Grand Elk 303

    There was no chase this weekend. The 303 ran Saturday night and tied up north of town at Coop. All I had to do was keep the scanner on and wait. Sunday the 105 crew was sent to fetch 303. To get to their yard in Kalamazoo, they would have to cross Amtrak's Michigan line and then make a...
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    Foamers, from the Wall Street Journal

    From the October 15 Wall Street Journal. "How many foamers does it take to change a light bulb? No! No! Not before we get a picture of the old one!"
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    Heritage Unit Tracking Website

    https://www.heritageunits.com/
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    FRA Map

    Here's an interesting map on the FRA website. Zoom in and it will show mile posts and grade crossings. Some abandoned routes too. http://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0053
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    SP 319 Through Rochelle IL

    The SP 319, an unpatched unit, went west through Rochelle on the tail end of an empty coal train a little after 7:00 this morning. The nose was pointed east and would give a decent shot this morning.
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    Trains Magazine Complete Collection 1940-2010

    I received “Trains, The Complete Collection” and loaded it onto my hard drive. This is the PDF copies of Trains Magazine from 1940-2010 on DVD that Kalmbach is offering for $149.95 including shipping. From 1940 through 2003 the PDF’s are scans. Picture quality is good. The text quality is...




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