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What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:46 pm
by Bluewaterfan
Thanks to Mike and his pic of his truck to get me thinking of this. Most of us know what each other look like due to the picture post, but what do us railfans drive to see trains? It would be nice to recognize a vehicle that I know a friendly railfan drives.

So start posting!! :D :D

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:55 pm
by GrandTrunkFan
Pre March 2006:
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And it gets a whopping 5-7 MPG! :D

Now I drive a blue Dodge Intrepid with a CB antenna on the trunk lid (But I still own the truck). I dont have any shots of it at the moment though.

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:59 pm
by Bluewaterfan
My former railfan vehicle. It gave up the ghost about 2 weeks ago

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Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:00 pm
by GrandTrunkFan
My friend just rolled his Blazer (same thing) last week. His was the same style as yours. Man be careful out there in that!

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:14 pm
by SD80MAC
Bluewaterfan, great bumper sticker! Where'd you get it?

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:16 pm
by Bluewaterfan
Nick; you have a PM

Conrail Jon; my parents got it for me in Nebraska last summer.

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:04 pm
by i995impalass
http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-22767
one of my many autos, the winter beater

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:09 am
by ~Z~
Here's mine down at Judd St, no antenna on back on that day...
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Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:15 am
by Railwidow
mine is a 2006 silver Montana. However I will wait to post a picture until I have the new personalized plate. (RAILWDO) so be on the lookout.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:25 am
by J T
Inspired by Zack's shot, I'm posting these old, train-related pics (I have newer, MUCH nicer ones sans trains, though):

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When did you take your shot like this, Zack?

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leo28150 wrote:No attennas' for the scanner? No McDonalds wrappers up the the dashboard? It's clean--you call this a railfan car??? JT and Zack will tell you it doesn't qualify---yet....

:lol: Yeah, Chris needs to break that thing in by running it down a few wet and dirty country roads while chasing a train (while obeying all local and state laws, of course. heh heh). Only then can it be christened a railfan's car. :D



Pre-scanner days:

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Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:28 pm
by tsinoms
trust me you dont want to see russells car.............

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:30 pm
by SD40-2
the blue DODGE van
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Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:55 pm
by PSK at CH45.2
I think subconsciously I want to be a cop...
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Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:29 pm
by GreatLakesRailfan
EDIT- took this earlier today...this is my ride, amazingly still clean, just two days and 1100 miles after its last wash...
BTW, this was taken at the old NYC depot in downtown Elkhart.
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Railfan vehicles

Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:20 am
by ChessiePeakNip&Tuck
Here's my boyfriend's Rail Observer Vehicle (ROV).http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=207952

Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:57 am
by sd70accsxt700
Yea thats a neet truck, I was outside our office, in Walbridge, Oh., when he drove by one day, and thought I was seeing things.

Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:53 pm
by GP9R
Here's my truck its not a very good shot but its here. The blue one is mine. That was before I got my Mag Mount antenna
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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:34 pm
by ~Z~
Here's a bunch of posts from the other members on a duplicate thread that Chris posted:

Chrisracer8903: Image
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leo28150: No attennas' for the scanner? No McDonalds wrappers up the the dashboard? It's clean--you call this a railfan car??? JT and Zack will tell you it doesn't qualify---yet....
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Norm: Well, I don't know why I choose to embarrass myself, but here is the reality. I saw that roadrailer coming and stopped. Never thought about gates at the crossing. Thought the engineer was going to fall out of the cab, he was laughing so hard.
Just one of those senior moment days.
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Railnut: Here is my ride..a 1994 Buick Lesabre Limited..taken back before Global Warming was pushed out of the way by old man winter.
Dave C
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Chrisracer: Hey, I just got the car cleaned last week. I take many dirt roads with this car and a-few "Slight driftings" here-and-there. Most of the times my car gets very dirty when following my friend Mike Tabone on really rouge, dirty, and muddy roads that he takes. So this car can really take it! I'm getting a scannar soon so you will see an antenna on it by Christmas. I can't do much to the car's appearance because it's a lease. Hopefully I'll get a Jeep Liberty Sport soon in black! -Chris
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skrail: http://www.railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/100_8700.JPG
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trainjunkie47: Mine is the mud caked Buick Regal in front of the Mexican place.
http://www.railroadfan.com/gallery/disp ... pos=-41174

Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:38 pm
by Scooterb
My main one.


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For longer trips
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The red one not the yellow one

Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:09 pm
by Racer
Here's my car while waiting for D716 on the Kelsy Hays Branch. It's all dirty! :P I do have an antenna on the back of the car, but it is hard to see. -Chris

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