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Date: 02/05/04 20:54
Oddities, eh?
Author: Evan_Werkema

Here are a couple of my favorites. The first is a former Santa Fe hopper now used as, well, a hopper, by a business in La Junta, CO. Not your typical car up on blocks in the front yard...




Date: 02/05/04 21:02
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: Evan_Werkema

This is what happens when you follow the assembly directions to a tee, except for one small detail. This "Rail Road Croing" sign was on the Santa Fe at Fox, NM on Glorieta Pass.




Date: 02/05/04 21:42
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: samreeves

Nice to see you back from the dead Evan. It all turned to crap while you were gone!



Date: 02/05/04 22:24
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: bnsfjordan

I can remember watching grain cars fill up with feed at the La Junta Mill and Elevator Co. The cars were filled right under the elevated grain car. It is no longer serviced by rail, and the tracks were removed a good 8-10 years ago. Here is a link showing a few more pics of it.

http://www.mutable.co.uk/pictures_2002/180302_ok_to_nm_travel/la_junta_001.html

Jordan L.



Date: 02/06/04 00:05
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: brianbergtold

He lives!! Welcome back Evan....



Date: 02/06/04 07:26
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: hepkema

Welcome back, fellow Frieslander. Todd's going to have to change the rules now because I'm sure that you have enough oddity photos to win every week.

rh



Date: 02/06/04 13:30
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: espeeboy

My thoughts exactly! I bet he can win every oddity week for the next few years!

Welcome back Evan - will ya be prodcucing/editing slideshows in the upcoming weeks at Foamer Vic's? I might want to drop by when/if you are there...


hepkema Wrote:
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> Welcome back, fellow Frieslander. Todd's going to
> have to change the rules now because I'm sure that
> you have enough oddity photos to win every week.
>
> rh





Date: 02/06/04 15:58
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: chrisb

Welcome back,Evan. You have been sorely missed. Hope all is well. For those of you who don't know Evan through TO, he is a fountain of railroad knowledge.



Date: 02/07/04 00:04
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: anaheim-al

samreeves Wrote:
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> It all turned to crap while you were gone!


Amen to that brother...

WB Evan !!





Date: 10/04/16 23:24
Re: Oddities, eh?
Author: CA_Sou_MA_Agent

On a similar note, I have a picture somewhere of a crossbuck in El Centro, CA that has "Pacific Electric" written on the mast.  I took it sometime back in the 1970s I believe.  I guess SP was into "re-cycling" back then.

I knew PE was big, but I don't think it ever served El Centro.

And, Evan, on a recent visit to Claremont, SD, I found a crossbuck (a couple, in fact) that must have been installed by the same guy who did the work on Glorietta Pass. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/16 15:58 by CA_Sou_MA_Agent.




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