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CNW 8716 21st St 10-11-97 by eyepilot13 CNW 8716 21st St 10-11-97 by eyepilot13
10/11/97: Unpatched! The way it should still be...damn the stupid mergers! CNW and UP units on a light engine move at 21st Ave in Maywood, Illinois.
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Nice livery! Solid shot! :)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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CelixDog04 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome find! The only merger i'm really kinda not a fan of was Soo Line/CP Rail in my area of Wisconsin. CP Rail was apparently quick to start changing how they operate CTC signal and such. Maybe it's just me.. but i prefer when the signals are always on Green until the train comes thru. Around my town the signals in the Yards pretty much are off until the train gets about a mile out or so from the block.

UP Seemed to be out to mostly buy up the american lines with "Pacific" or a Direction (ie. "northern") in the name. :D But I donno.. i preferr American railroading. Again might just be beacuse my states been invaded by the maple leeaf trains ( both CP and CN).
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! In Chicago...we went from all these cool different rairoads to a handful, and CNS was one of my favs...at least I recorded it when I had the chance. BN was my fav railroad...now it's BNSF with boring GE "Pumpkins"! Oh well...I still love photographing trains!
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CelixDog04 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eyeah.... As a kid I saw mostly the SOO units thru Columbus, WI before the CP buyout. Otherwise most of my life ive been in Arkansas watching a Company called Arkansas and Missouri run on the former Frisco line.

I get excited when I find older railroading things. Depots and Bridges especially! :D
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The A&M...cool all those Alcos. Nice. Even now SOO still has a prescence but the CP is going CN on them...re-paint!
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CelixDog04 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*nod* It's hard for me to get used to the Turbo roar still at times since i'm so used to just streight up Alco growl. hehe That and the alco black smoke the A&M's #16 switcher used to make when it moved. hehe

Eyeah.. I wish they could keep the old paint and just at worse do as UP and sticker over the old SOO text. Of course Ive heard of UP trying to repaint new units in old company schemes... and I kinda cringe at that too. I like to see the units with some character of their heritage.. instead of just new units trying to look like the old ones.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the heritage units, though different, are nothing like the original! And I remember the BRC Alcos...So cool!
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CelixDog04 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*nod* Of course.. i'm a big fan of steam trains... so... eyeah I guess anything older or original im for. :D
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could get more into steam...I love them. They are so impressive. but my heart is in diesels...pre 1990! But especially first and second gen ones!
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