What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

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What does your railfanning vehicle look like?

Unread postby Bluewaterfan » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:46 pm

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
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Unread postby GrandTrunkFan » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:55 pm

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.
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Unread postby Bluewaterfan » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:59 pm

My former railfan vehicle. It gave up the ghost about 2 weeks ago

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Unread postby GrandTrunkFan » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:00 pm

My friend just rolled his Blazer (same thing) last week. His was the same style as yours. Man be careful out there in that!
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:14 pm

Bluewaterfan, great bumper sticker! Where'd you get it?
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Unread postby Bluewaterfan » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:16 pm

Nick; you have a PM

Conrail Jon; my parents got it for me in Nebraska last summer.
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Unread postby i995impalass » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:04 pm

http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-22767
one of my many autos, the winter beater
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:09 am

Here's mine down at Judd St, no antenna on back on that day...
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Unread postby Railwidow » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:15 am

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.
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Unread postby J T » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:25 am

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 postby tsinoms » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:28 pm

trust me you dont want to see russells car.............
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Unread postby SD40-2 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:30 pm

the blue DODGE van
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Unread postby PSK at CH45.2 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:55 pm

I think subconsciously I want to be a cop...
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Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:29 pm

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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Unread postby ChessiePeakNip&Tuck » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:20 am

Here's my boyfriend's Rail Observer Vehicle (ROV).http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=207952
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Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:57 am

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.
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Unread postby GP9R » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:53 pm

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 postby ~Z~ » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:34 pm

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.
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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.
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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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trainjunkie47: Mine is the mud caked Buick Regal in front of the Mexican place.
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Unread postby Scooterb » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:38 pm

My main one.


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For longer trips
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The red one not the yellow one
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Unread postby Racer » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:09 pm

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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