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    Help with identifying these

    tightyfist, Welcome to RRF! Your friend got you on this one. We called them Class lights and they're referred to as Marker lights some places as well. They were illuminated by a bulb and had several different colored lenses that could be flipped into position inside the cab. The different...
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    CSX Heritage Units

    Don't forget that CSX would have need to do Conrail & it's predecessor lines that NS has done.
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    Diesel MU hoses

    Can't speak about that specific unit, but there are occasions when you might see locomotives with anything from four to zero MU hoses on any particular end or side of the drawhead. Some units just never get MUed due to various reasons such as all their mechanical servicing occurs @ their...
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    Do railroads insure grade crossings?

    I can't tell from that image whether the red board is in the middle of the track, or is actually a wayside sign indicating entrance to a work force location. Just seeing the $ investment in highway grade crossing @ that location though, I'd say it's only a wayside sign and not deadended track...
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    Does lubricant from flange greasers cause wheel slip?

    Yes, primarily due to previous trains passing over the greasers and leaving residual grease along the rail past the greaser location. Of course, this grease trail can extend in both directions away from the greaser due to trains passing in both directions.
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    What kind of horn is this? (on BNSF #2083)

    These are swiftly being modified to "electronic" control as well.
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    My Little Engineer....

    Great looking boy there Ken! Just missing this, unless we got the shot of him w/o his.
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    Noob research questions about train lines

    Welcome Jason, Being a 4th Gen railroader working on my 35th year of service as well as an avid reader, I'm nowhere near needing to support my face in my palms. I tend to lean towards history & historical fiction myself these days. You've selected a genre that not only allows, but by... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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