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Date: 06/10/06 13:29
a few from La Grange in '73
Author: 3rdswitch

An August '73 visit to BN's triple track "speedway" at La Grange, IL, netted these photos of various westbound trains.
JB








Date: 06/10/06 14:53
Re: a few from La Grange in '73
Author: bnsfsd70

Nice shots. Thanks for posting, but, a small correction. Its "Racetrack," not Speedway. Regardless, great shots. Jeff



Date: 06/10/06 15:30
Re: a few from La Grange in '73
Author: alco636

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. Love 1970s era BN stuff.



Date: 06/10/06 16:59
Re: a few from La Grange in '73
Author: GP30Frank

Thanks for posting the CB&Q GP-30 unit. That's the 1st photo I've seen of one. Was the upp

er light (or lights) a mars type light, or for some other purpose??

Frank in Tennessee



Date: 06/10/06 21:56
Re: CB&Q GP-30 ?
Author: ATSF100WEST

GP30Frank-

Upper assembly was a white/red Pyle National "Gyra-Lite" (pretty sure not a "Mars (figure 8) Light"; the red was only activated by an emergency brake application.

Bob

ATSF100WEST......Out



Date: 06/14/06 14:16
Re: CB&Q GP-30 ?
Author: GP30Frank

Thanks, Bob. Hopefully, you learn something every day.

Frank, in Tennessee



Date: 11/14/12 07:48
Re: CB&Q GP-30 ?
Author: ntharalson

ATSF100WEST Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> GP30Frank-
>
> Upper assembly was a white/red Pyle National
> "Gyra-Lite" (pretty sure not a "Mars (figure 8)
> Light"; the red was only activated by an emergency
> brake application.
>
> Bob
>
> ATSF100WEST......Out
Sorry, Bob, but it's a Mars light. Standard on all Q
engines.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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