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Date: 09/16/23 19:33
Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: srman

This afternoon I heard NS talking to a high and wide move they were calling O52. Turns out NS Dash 9 9901 was pulling six former Florida Tri Rail passenger cars that they were delivering to the French Lick Railroad for their tourist operation in French Lick Indiana. Clouds and spotty showers had moved in so I did the best I could do to record the move before darkness would set in. Three images in New Albany, Crandall and finally Depauw Indiana. Thanks for looking.   








Date: 09/16/23 19:53
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: Gonut1

Good catch. Are they old Santa Fe high level cars? They are so strange looking. I don't recall seeing these posted back when Tri-Rail placed them in service. Maybe before main-stream Internet?
Go



Date: 09/16/23 20:58
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: refarkas

Well done - Three first-rate photos of the move.
Bob



Date: 09/16/23 21:04
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: pdt

I guess that paint scheme looks better in Florida....



Date: 09/17/23 04:19
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: GPutz

They do look strange with those tall windows, more like tourist cars.  See Evan's post on the Passenger Board and my post on the Nostalgia & History Board for current and 34-year-old views of Florida Tri-Rail trains.  Gerry



Date: 09/17/23 08:03
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: rbenko

These are Colorado Railcar DMUs, I believe they've been in storage for many years in Miami.



Date: 09/17/23 08:04
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: PCRC

Colorado Railcar DMU's. They look like the ultra dome cars they put together for tour trains.
The front two are trailers and the others are power units. The concept was two three car sets.

Trimet has four single levels still in service, AAR has a high level they use as a unpowered car, and what's left of the single level demo unit was out in Pueblo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/23 08:07 by PCRC.



Date: 09/17/23 21:11
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: P

pdt Wrote:
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> I guess that paint scheme looks better in
> Florida....

Lol. It doesn't look like Indiana, does it?

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Date: 09/17/23 21:54
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: cabsignaldrop

Darn! Was hoping NS was starting a Louisville to St. Louis passenger service 🤣. Neat catch!

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Date: 09/21/23 20:03
Re: Something you don't see everyday in Southern Indiana
Author: NationalLimited16

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> Good catch. Are they old Santa Fe high level cars?
> They are so strange looking. I don't recall seeing
> these posted back when Tri-Rail placed them in
> service. Maybe before main-stream Internet?
> Go

These are exactly what the Tri-Rail cars I remember from my childhood in the 80's and 90's looked like.



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