What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby A No.1 » Sun May 16, 2010 9:04 am

Thanks to BIG FRANK for the " SNIPER SHOT ". The big bad GMC is my prefered chase vehice. This was the day I got the Speeding ticket from the OSP. NICE.

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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Mr. Tops » Sun May 16, 2010 12:57 pm

Sometimes I use this:
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 4.0L I6 engine, ~170,000 miles

Sometimes I use this :wink: :
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2000 EMD SD70M, 16-710-G3 engine, ~2,365,712 miles
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby rsinoms » Sun May 16, 2010 1:40 pm

Mr. Tops wrote:Sometimes I use this :wink: :
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Where can I get one of these lol???
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Mr. Tops » Sun May 16, 2010 2:06 pm

I can get you a discount on a few. They are salvage titles but repairable. With a little TLC, you can have yourself your dream railfan vehicle. As is, where is, you tow. :wink: :lol:

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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby MDH » Sun May 16, 2010 9:28 pm

Good one Bob - those are some expensive fixer uppers!

Since this has come up again, here's my (infamous) railfan vehicle with NS 20E in the background:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=272357

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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby PAT.C » Mon May 17, 2010 1:57 pm

MY PREFERRED CHASE VEHICLE...
I'LL HAVE A SHOT OF JACK WITH A BEER CHASER !!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) 8) 8)
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby UncleRaul » Mon May 31, 2010 1:00 am

Pat, I prefer the "George Thorogood:" One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby CAT345C » Mon May 31, 2010 4:58 pm

Here is my truck, 07 sierra 2500 hd in deshler picking up ties for the SMRS. I also see mr. dane and MDH's rides.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby A No.1 » Mon May 31, 2010 6:57 pm

SMRGUY wrote:Here is my truck, 07 sierra 2500 hd in deshler picking up ties for the SMRS. I also see mr. dane and MDH's rides.
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Is that DR. Dane? I see all the lights on the roof. I know Dane likes flashing lights. LoL.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby CAT345C » Mon May 31, 2010 7:20 pm

Thats mr dr, me and him had a trip from hell getting my trailer down there, after re-wiring it I got a flat and had to drive around howell at 1am looking for a new valve stem.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Shorthaul » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:33 pm

This is the 2000 Ford Ranger that I drive, next to a much more impressive vehicle.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby SW » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Time to resurrect an old thread.

Last November my beloved blue Silverado reached the end of its long life, at least with me. Scary messages were appearing on the dashboard (e.g. "ENGINE RUNNING AT REDUCED POWER"), and after 240,000 miles, it was time to say goodbye. Replaced it with a 2015 GMC Train, er, Terrain. If I remember correctly, that train in the background is NB Q385 turning west; this was taken looking north on Theodore St. in Plymouth.
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Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:26 pm

SD80MAC wrote:Well here's my beast:

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Lolz I heard about this one...but now I've seen it. :lol: :lol:
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Jochs » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:33 pm

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This is a picture of me while chasing NKP 765. This photo was taken from the train on its way back to North Judson,IN from Lacrosse, IN by csxt4617. My car is a 2004 Chevy Cavalier.

I still have the same vehicle, though the photo I took seems to have vanished.
The paint is flaking off of the roof and trunk, and the front bumper is rusting and coming off. The only place the car has rust is where LeRoy's Body Shop in Benton Harbor repaired in in May 2008 after I hit a deer near Bradley, MI.
Here is a photo I took from the top of Castle Rock in St. Ignace, MI in 2015.
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I was the only person there at the time, and decided to pay $1 to climb to the top, as I seem to visit this place an average of once every 10 years, and I would probably be in my 50's and may not be able to handle all of the steps to the top.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Jochs » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:14 am

Jochs wrote:
Jochs wrote:Image
This is a picture of me while chasing NKP 765. This photo was taken from the train on its way back to North Judson,IN from Lacrosse, IN by csxt4617. My car is a 2004 Chevy Cavalier.

I still have the same vehicle, though the photo I took seems to have vanished.
The paint is flaking off of the roof and trunk, and the front bumper is rusting and coming off. The only place the car has rust is where LeRoy's Body Shop in Benton Harbor repaired in in May 2008 after I hit a deer near Bradley, MI.
Here is a photo I took from the top of Castle Rock in St. Ignace, MI in 2015.
carcastle.jpg

I was the only person there at the time, and decided to pay $1 to climb to the top, as I seem to visit this place an average of once every 10 years, and I would probably be in my 50's and may not be able to handle all of the steps to the top.
car2.jpg


9 hours after I posted this my car took a dump and I am now looking for a new one. I jinxed myself! :(
I got over 10 years and 214,000 miles out of it. It had around 275K and I was hoping to at least get 300K miles out of it.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby AARR » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:30 am

Here's a picture of me in my ride with my railfanning buddy, Spot.
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby SousaKerry » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:42 pm

I finally had to upgrade the Danger Ranger this year after making an unscheduled stop with a deer. Introducing the Trac Attack, 07 Ford Exploder Sport Trac with the V8 of coarse.

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What smells like lube oil and diesel.... Oh wait it's just my "Locomotive Breath"
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Crow T Robot » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:38 pm

SousaKerry wrote:I finally had to upgrade the Danger Ranger this year after making an unscheduled stop with a deer. Introducing the Trac Attack, 07 Ford Exploder Sport Trac with the V8 of coarse.

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Is it the 4x4 version?
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby SousaKerry » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:51 pm

Nope no 4x4. But it was a good deal and the V8 was a plus. Only 110k on the clock super clean inside and out.
What smells like lube oil and diesel.... Oh wait it's just my "Locomotive Breath"
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Re: What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby A No.1 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Mine is a Train
GT HOG

Es sind 80 meilen nach chicago, mein tank ist halb voll sprit, ein six pack , es ist dunkel und ich hab meine sonnenbrille auf , LOS GEHTS!!

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