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    Quote Originally Posted by NorfolkSouthern1036 View Post
    Amtrak #101 and another one but the number is blocked, and there's even a F40PH #406, which is probably used as a DPU. This is in Boston, MA.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3315...7i16384!8i8192
    Looks like the unit behind #101 is #112 if you read through the fencing.

    Touring around in Street View allows voyeuristic traveling. It was interesting to snoop around in places that I've only seen on a map.
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    Oh, whoops, I didn't see that lol. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OddRails View Post
    Looks like the unit behind #101 is #112 if you read through the fencing.

    Touring around in Street View allows voyeuristic traveling. It was interesting to snoop around in places that I've only seen on a map.
    Isn't that cool! I do it all the time all over the world where I can. It's a nice inexpensive way to travel too!
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    Over on the North Station side...

    MBTA 2012 sitting at platform 1 (I think this is either the Newburyport or Gloucester train. They usually use this track.

    https://goo.gl/maps/Z2VZG48XFiKUgpHz5

    MBTA 1128 pulling a string of Horizon cars

    https://goo.gl/maps/7u5msXPxYCUKyB3k7

    Not a loco, but a couple of snow plows:
    https://goo.gl/maps/uptmWPdHEertg6LK6

    This was once the extensive B&M engine facility that once had a huge roundhouse, cleaning racks, and a passenger car repair facility. In the early 2000s, the engine facility was rebuilt and greatly consolidated.

    PAR 345 peeking around the bushes.
    https://goo.gl/maps/KqByYFMiDkeMdrq16

    This was once a huge hump yard, reduced to a flat yard in the late 1980s, then eliminated to a few tracks when everything was sold off to real estate developers in the 1990s by Guilford. Today there's hardly any freight switching on the north side and whatever switching is left is done up in Lawrence and brought down the mainline as local LA-2 or SA-1 Lawrence-2 switcher, or Salem-1 switcher. The Salem switcher does Salem, what's left there, and the Grace chemical plant in Peabody where they receive bones hoppers and tanks. The switcher also does the scrap dealers in East Boston and the food distributors in Chelsea, or whatever's left of them which isn't much. There's a big oil distributor in Chelsea as well, but the NIMBYs blocked the trains from coming in!

    MBTA 1053 pulling a string of commuter cars towards Lowell.
    https://goo.gl/maps/BTbTsQapLCBCze3e8

    This was once part of the hump yard and now an industrial park. Poke around and you'll still see the big overhead lights, and some track. There's some track being rebuilt here as an extension of the Green line light rail to Somerville Union Square and to Medford.
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    Amtrak 500 and 504 at Chicago.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8650...7i13312!8i6656

    Metra 110 outside of Chicago.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9891...!7i6656!8i3328

    CN 2248 and 5714 at Hazel Crest IL. There are some other locomotives and even CSX locomotives behind these ones but I didn't feel like listing att the numbers lol
    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5725...7i16384!8i8192

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    Hazel Crest is really cool!
    Here's another from down the road apiece.

    https://goo.gl/maps/o5MvuQ8ZJZVZs8Z37

    CN 2842 up on a bridge.
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    Nice find! Perfect shot of it on the bridge.

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    BNSF 992 and 256 at Portland, Oregon.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5509...7i16384!8i8192

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    A Great Northern NW3 #181 on display in Whitefish, Montana.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4134...7i13312!8i6656

    I was thinking about the Marias Pass Trainz Route that I've bought for Trainz2006 a few years back. Hence using Street View in Whitefish.
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    Oops. You can't see a number on the loco. Deleted. Sorry.
    It was another display loco.
    Last edited by OddRails; October 28th, 2020 at 09:59 AM.
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    NS 1927 in Dagsboro, Delaware. I've seen this one in person cause I live in Delaware. This locomotive is actually an NS locomotive bought by Dagsboro Materials and operated by the Delmarva Central Railroad.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5697...7i13312!8i6656

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    Two six-axle GE locos -- BNSF #4942 and BNSF #5021 -- near East Glacier Park Village, Montana. Maybe helper units?

    Satellite view shows single track to the left and double track to the right. It appears that they are just past the single track sitting on one of the double tracks.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4407...7i13312!8i6656
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    Quote Originally Posted by OddRails View Post
    Two six-axle GE locos -- BNSF #4942 and BNSF #5021 -- near East Glacier Park Village, Montana. Maybe helper units?

    Satellite view shows single track to the left and double track to the right. It appears that they are just past the single track sitting on one of the double tracks.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4407...7i13312!8i6656
    That's what it looks like. I saw some great action along this route during a trip out that way in 2012 on a storm-chasing trip with Silver Lining Tours. We visited Glacier National Park and we stopped at that station for a break before continuing into the park. We also got to visit Devil's Tower that trip as well since there were much fewer than normal storms that year.

    We also traveled through Gillette on the way to Devil's Tower. We stayed overnight in Billings then headed up to Great Falls, MT. When we traveled up to Great Falls from Billings, we traveled up to Forsythe then on US 12 west before heading up to Great Falls. Forsythe, MT has a good-sized yard that held some long coal trains back then. We then headed out from there on US 12 west. US 12 west follows the former Milwaukee Road Pacific Northwest Extension.

    No one else except for one other guy, one of our drivers actually, and me that knew it what that was. It was sad seeing bridges in place without rails, empty roadbed, telegraph poles, old sidings, and big swaths where yards once stood. At one location, US12 swings a bit north and it was obvious there was once a yard to our left. You could see the old train-order loop and the location of other yard buildings.

    Thank you for bringing back some memories of an eventful trip.
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    Maryland-Delaware (MDDE) RR #2632 in Selbyville, DE. This locomotive is an old EMD CF7. This locomotive sadly no longer exists because it was scrapped and used for parts.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.4558...7i13312!8i6656

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    Union Pacific RR #8037 & #8831 at Abilene, TX. Locomotive #8037 is a AC45CCTE, and #8831 is a SD70AH, the train seems to be heading eastbound towards Fort Worth on UP's Baird Sub.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4549...7i13312!8i6656

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