Action Photos

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  1. paul

    paul Guest

    SD45,U30B and U25B - 1970

    An SD45,U30B and U25B lead a train past a pond.

    Slide is dated August 1970.

    Location is unknown, but probably in Kansas.
    Photographer unknown
     

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  2. roger

    roger Guest

    BN 7082-2333(SLSF 478)-3046(SLSF 756)-8052

    BN 7082-2333(SLSF 478)-3046(SLSF 756)-8052
    Thayer, MO. 2/13/82
     

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  3. roger

    roger Guest

    BN 3047-2274 (SLSF757-419)

    BN 3047-2274 (SLSF757-419) Ribbon rail train north of West Plains, MO. 8/30/81. Note: exactly 10 years later the #2274/419 was destroyed in a headon collision with a loaded grain train at Fowler, MT.
     

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  4. roger

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    BN 11580 (X-SLSF 1252) Caboose

    BN 11580 (X-SLSF 1252) Cold Springs, AR. 3/22/81 (About 1000' south of the location of the photo on the 1980 calender)
     

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  5. roger

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    BN 6845-3045-2287-1377-2579 (SLSF 955-755-432-102-729)

    BN 6845-3045-2287-1377-2579 (SLSF 955-755-432-102-729) Thayer, MO. 6/82
     

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  6. roger

    roger Guest

    BN 2263-2360-2119-2350 (SLSF408-690-642-680)

    BN 2263-2360-2119-2350 (SLSF408-690-642-680) Koshkonong, MO. 8/30/81
     

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  7. roger

    roger Guest

    BN 2553-2579-2274-(SLSF 703-729-419)-6352-7043

    BN 2553-2579-2274-(SLSF 703-729-419)-6352-7043 Thayer, MO. 10/23/82
     

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  8. roger

    roger Guest

    BN#2304-3055-2117-3104-3102-3109-3100 (SLSF#449-765-640-794-792-799-791)

    BN#2304-3055-2117-3104-3102-3109-3100 (SLSF#449-765-640-794-792-799-791) Thayer, MO. 5/82
     

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  9. roger

    roger Guest

    SLSF 919-907-709-957-457-912-638-450 (1979)

    SLSF 919-907-709-957-457-912-638-450 No.Thayer, MO. 11/24/79
     

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  10. karl

    karl Guest

    Train #807 1040 Class 4-6-2

    It's time fo a little steam action. Here is a shot at Cape Giradeau of train #807 being pulled by an undetermined 1040 class 4-6-2. No info on the photo that would indicate the photographer or the date. It appears to be a cold winter's day during the late 30's.
     

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  11. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Hotshot (Tr #135) at Lockwood, MO, 1976
     

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  12. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I'm presuming that the lighting has added the interesting visual effect around the exhaust - the lead U30B looks as if it's belching fire!
     
  13. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    No computer manipulations were made to this photo. The relatively new U-boat was indeed belching fire from the stack.
     
  14. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Pretty awesome stuff. Unfortunately I'm woefully ignorant of the diesel (among other things) - what would cause such an eruption? I know that spark arrestors appeared on the F-units (I think someone told me that they were mandated by law) in their twilight.

    Either way one looks at it, I can't imagine that it would be good on the locomotive or for adjacent property that could potentially catch fire!
     
  15. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    It's probably sporting a blown turbocharger.

    Even today you see this every once in a while. GE's tend to do this more often than EMD engines do.

    Paul
     
  16. Steve40cal

    Steve40cal Member

    Frisco train #30 ran Eastbound from OKC to Tulsa every night usually after dark. 30 was the train that carried the extra power that had accumulated in OKC that day and the train was often led by as many as 10 units. The old U25Bs almost always had six to eight feet of flame shooting out of the stack as the train roared uphill in my home town of Stroud on the old Oklahoma sub from Tulsa to OKC. Multiple U-boats caused quite a show as the unburned diesel fuel ignited in the exhaust manifolds and flew straight up and illuminated the ground and most of the units. Due to the old U-boats tendency to smoke like an old Alco, the Stroud fire department was called to the small yard in Stroud one day when an old U25 was being used for switching by the local. Repeated clouds of smoke as the local crew flat switched the 4 track yard brought out the red trucks and flashing lights. If I only had a video camera in 1979 and 1980!! Steve, Frisco forever.
     
  17. so was the fire dept. needed or were the just there that day in the yard?
     
  18. Steve40cal

    Steve40cal Member

    The Stroud Fire dept was and is only one block from the tracks. In those days, they even blew a fire whistle to call in the volunteer firemen. They were not needed even though the clouds of smoke from the old GE U25 completely blocked it and some of the cars from view. Of course then diesel was way less than a dollar a gallon for the railroad. Steve.
     
  19. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    What you're seeing is unburned diesel fuel being spit out the exhaust and falling back onto the exhaust manifold, pooling up. The manifold is hot from the gases, and when the fuel gets hot enough it starts to smoke and later erupt into flame, burning off the pooled fuel.

    Plays havoc with the paint on a GE as well...........:eek: :D
     
  20. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thnaks for the info...I figure some commercial insurance underwriters probably went very gray, very prematurely from situations such as these!
     

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