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No Orders II by classictrains No Orders II by classictrains
The Burlington's fantrip Mikado passes the freight station in Yorkville on a hazy June day in 1965 trailed by a nice set of heavy-weight standard cars. There is still a BNSF branch to Streator though this town but it is very different today.
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Angelcuti Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student
Pretty cool, looks a lot like as if it's from the classic old days......

Even this steam engine looks pretty cool, too.

I wonder why is there 2 tenders on it?

Maybe I guess this steamer usually had ONE coal tender, while the second tender is probably an auxiliary water tender car, am I right?

Strangely, is it normal that ONE steam locomotive can have many coal tenders one TOO MANY?
I think it's NOT.

You know what did I mean...

[link]

And this,

[link]

And even this.

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Skip to the 2:09 mark. LOL

Well, at least on [link] the "tenders" on that LONG train is actually gold carrying cars.
LOL

And also the Demon Train from Legend Of Zelda; Spirit Tracks, the two cars the Demon Train pulls that looks like tenders at all, they AREN'T even coal tenders at all, just armored with weapons.
LOLOL
XD

*to myself*
MY GOD THAT'S A LONG COMMENT!
LOL
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classictrains Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
After steam engines had been replaced by diesels the railroads started tearing down all the old water towers since they were no longer used, expensive to maintain, and just plain dangerous. Anyone who wants to run a steam excursion these days has to figure out where they are going to refuel, either coal or oil and water. Water is a big problem since it often has to be treated. I once was on an excursion where they called out the local fire department to fill the tank and it took hours. So to make life easier many engines running today have extra tanks that they fill up at night so they can run all day without worrying about the time it takes or the water quality.
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, I figured.

Excuse me, though.
(I'm actually the one who using Angelcuti's account long before she was banned and I joined 'em. Sorry about that.)
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TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Photographer
Love the atmosphere on this one.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Thanks! These tracks still exist but darned if I can catch a train on them. The rails show wear but it must be a 2 or 3 times a week turn to Streator on an unpredictable schedule. I'd love to take this picture today!
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TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008   Photographer
Yeah. I know that feeling well. We've got a railroad out here in Page, the Black Mesa and Lake Powell, but the rail crossings are pretty difficult to get to, and the trains run unscheduled, so I've never managed to get a shot of them before today.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Gotta love the old semaphores!

Good shot.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
yup... especially lower quadrant... I posted this for that reason as much as the Mike :-)
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Another classic!
-YD
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classictrains Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Thanks Don.
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