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Date: 11/17/12 13:51
Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: erie833

We'll be seeing a lot of photos of this train tonight :)
I did the chase from just west of Attica Junction to Akron with this interesting move. The neatest part was the trailing GP-30 was facing west allowing for some great "going away" photos. Here are a few of my favorites from today....in no particular order.

Both the tower and the units could be living on borrowed time, although my money is on the GP-30 outlasting Nova tower.

Passing through Akron.

Entering Willard for a crew change.

And for the number crunchers :
2445, 2530, 2578, 2563, 2580, 2519, 2446, 2535, 2465, 2470, 2442








Date: 11/17/12 13:56
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: erie833

Departing Willard.

Waiting at Greenwich.

Departing Greenwich.

RAD








Date: 11/17/12 14:57
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: MSchwiebert

They sure built Nova tower to last! There's less and less of it there every time I see it.



Date: 11/17/12 15:31
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: DundasMP23

erie833 Wrote:
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> We'll be seeing a lot of photos of this train
> tonight :)

The best of the bunch. Nicely done.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Date: 11/17/12 15:44
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: erie833

MSchwiebert Wrote:
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> They sure built Nova tower to last! There's less
> and less of it there every time I see it.

Here is a deeper tele view showing the tower a little better. I can't believe it's still standing.....I try not to sneeze when I'm near it :)

RAD




Date: 11/17/12 15:50
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: jmbreitigan

Very nice series of shots Roger.
John



Date: 11/17/12 16:15
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: im_trainman

MSchwiebert Wrote:
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> They sure built Nova tower to last! There's less
> and less of it there every time I see it.

A couple old head railroaders I was talking to said that the only thing holding Nova Tower up is the 2 story components for the Armstrong Lever Mechanism.



Date: 11/17/12 17:14
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: FEC2000

"RN" tower in Ravenna had that same "lean" before they tore it down, I'll see if I can find some pics of it.



Date: 11/17/12 17:17
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: ns1000

SUPER pics!!!!!



Date: 11/17/12 18:14
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: erie833

DundasMP23 Wrote:
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> erie833 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > We'll be seeing a lot of photos of this train
> > tonight :)
>
> The best of the bunch. Nicely done.

Thank you sir :)

RAD



Date: 11/17/12 18:43
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: MDH

Great job with those shots Roger. I shot it just east of Hoytville and again at Godsend thanks to a stop there but you really blasted that sucker!

Michael



Date: 11/17/12 19:04
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: erie833

MDH Wrote:
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> Great job with those shots Roger. I shot it just
> east of Hoytville and again at Godsend thanks to a
> stop there but you really blasted that sucker!
>
> Michael

Thanks MDH. It was a "spirited" chase to say the least....

RAD



Date: 11/17/12 19:30
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: JimBaker

Anybody not familiar with this Tower's location, Google "Nova, Ohio" there are a few pictures of the Tower in better days.

--Jim Baker



Date: 11/17/12 21:00
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: cutboy2

Cool. Going where and why? Let me guess...



Date: 11/17/12 21:05
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: JimBaker

Ex-Santa Fe units heading for Larry's Truck and Electric for a new life.
Hence the LTEX stencil.

--Jim Baker, Whittier, CA



Date: 11/18/12 06:18
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: agrafton

A classic Durfee chase, great photos.
alan



Date: 11/18/12 11:50
Re: Old units, older tower (CSX X791)
Author: traxjax

Great Shots Nice seeing everybody



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