What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

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Unread postby RailCanon » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:30 pm

Here's my main car for most of the year: a 1988 Toyota Camery sedan, scanner antenna included :). (Photo taken at Ensel yard in Lansing):
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I've been driving this car since I was on my permit in 2006, and I absolutely love it. Gets GREAT gas milage, close to or above 30 MPG. Because this car is in such great shape, we (my family) are trying to very hard not to wreck it by driving it in the winter, so at this time, I am using my mom's 1992 Toyota Corola Station wagon (I'll get a pic of that up at some point in the future, too).
I can't wait to start driving this one again.
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Unread postby Racer » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:57 pm

Gregg, how come every time I go to your house, we have to drive my car insted of yours? It's got 6mpg better than mine! :) -Chris
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:02 pm

Hey Gregg, has your mom tampered with the speedometer on that one too? :lol:
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Unread postby RailCanon » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:23 pm

Conrail Jon wrote:Hey Gregg, has your mom tampered with the speedometer on that one too? :lol:

Very funny. :roll:
He has a point though. NS2591 can probably back it up. The speedo on this car is a little bit off....e.g. it says 55, but I'm auctually around 52 or so.... My dad hasn't figured out how to fix that issue yet.
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Unread postby GP9R » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:52 pm

Gregg, its closer to being around 49 when it says 55...I would know. my Speedo is dead on!...now my Gear Shift...thats another thing...
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Unread postby Spirit of the Conrail7 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:03 pm

Hey sd70accsxt700,i appreciate the compliment.I remember seeing you guys this past Summer in the bullpen.I kinda figured you were wondering what just drove by-LOL!!!!
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Unread postby odave » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:11 pm

OK. I'll jump in. Here's my '05 Civic in Fenton - no antennae yet:

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Unread postby GrandTrunkFan » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:54 am

Taken in Garett, In, here is my Chrysler Intrepid:
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Unread postby J T » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:17 am

Somewhere in the galleries is a picture of me in my car in Fostoria sporting dual scanner antennas. Anyone know who took that picture?
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Unread postby MMRR-24 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:05 am

Don't have a car, got my legs! I could drive the good ol' Ford 8N but only in the rural areas. Could always say I'm taking a break from plowing. :wink:
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Unread postby SD40-2 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:07 am

Jim this the one you are looking for ?
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Unread postby J T » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:17 pm

Ahh, yes, Bob's photo. That's it. Speaking of Bob...he's disappeared again, no?
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Unread postby J T » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:18 pm

MMRR-24 wrote:Don't have a car, got my legs! I could drive the good ol' Ford 8N but only in the rural areas. Could always say I'm taking a break from plowing. :wink:


You still in Belding? Did you catch 24 coming through for the last time last a couple of weeks ago?
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Unread postby PSK at CH45.2 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:34 pm

Picked up a new chase vehicle this summer...one of them Ford "Grand Trunks". :D

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Unread postby J T » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:56 pm

Nice ride, Pete. No way that goes on a chase if I own it, though!
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Unread postby PSK at CH45.2 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:06 pm

Thanks JT. I still haven't done any chasin' down the gravel roads I used to fan on... :wink:
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:29 pm

Well here's my beast:

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Unread postby MMRR-24 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:56 am

You still in Belding? Did you catch 24 coming through for the last time last a couple of weeks ago?

Nope. Wish I could have though....
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Unread postby CAT345C » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:35 am

Conrail Jon wrote:Well here's my beast:

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To clean for my taste.
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Unread postby GrandTrunkFan » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:05 pm

To clean for my taste.


Diddo! I hate bein behind ya goin down the dirt roads 'round my parts. :P :D
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