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    Railfanning in Alaska

    There are quite a few crossings were you can get your shots on that RR. From anchorage all the way to Talkeetna routes 1 and then 3 run pretty close to the RR. I think it's in Wasilla that there's a crossing that has a nice big parking lot next to/up hill from the RR. South from ancorage the...
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    Big Bang Theory

    http://youtu.be/jCNrs23r4DA
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    KCS F Units on a Surprise Trip!

    Not bad, that train was in Kansas City monday morning, it went by me about 9 am just south of the yard.
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    coal cars colored ends

    Here's a video of a Rotary in action, while you can't see the couplers you can see the cars on both ends well. The whole unit is designed to rotate around the center of the couplers this way they don't have to unhook the cars when they dump them. The rotating part is built into the stem of the...
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    BNSF Jordan Spreaders

    And I've got ASTM 199250 in Westwood CA.
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    BNSF Jordan Spreaders

    I've got 972678 at Bend OR. Not sure if it's still there but that was the last place I saw it.
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    BN Rotary Snow Plows

    972577 was last I knew in Westwood CA.
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    What gauge?

    Ok, this is the info I just got, Philly's older trolley lines run at 62". BART in San Francisco runs 65". I guess there is no narrow gauge lines running. I do know of a RRer with a little private RR out by Leavenworth WA that's narrow gage! :)
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    What gauge?

    I believe there is a couple of commuter lines that run narrow gage, and I think it's Philly that uses a wide gage. I'm not sure of the numbers but I'll see about getting them.




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