MONON BOARD

Monon Property => Right Of Way => Topic started by: George Lortz on March 25, 2020, 08:21:54 pm

Title: Three Questions
Post by: George Lortz on March 25, 2020, 08:21:54 pm
First, where on the Monon was this photo taken?

Second, what was the photographer standing on to get this elevated shot?

Third, why is there a caboose on the end of a passenger consist?

George L.
Title: Re: Three Questions
Post by: Pete Pedigo on March 25, 2020, 09:13:39 pm
Freight appears to be northbound leaving Lafayette. Taken with long lens from U.S. 52 bridge over main. Caboose probably pulled off the rear of a southbound freight now coupled with passenger cars to be shoved into yard and switched accordingly after NB freight passes.
Title: Re: Three Questions
Post by: Mark Johnson on March 26, 2020, 08:09:27 am
I have a fourth question: Why is the freight train headed by a passenger F3?

Mark Johnson
Title: Re: Three Questions
Post by: Ryan Rybarczyk on March 26, 2020, 09:16:49 am
I agree with Pete on the location.

Work Train?

It was after the F's were renumbered with the A/B designation - perhaps just short on power???
Title: Re: Three Questions
Post by: Rick Berg on March 26, 2020, 10:48:23 am
I darkened the photo.
You can see the Lafayette Yard coaling tower in the distance.
Also below is a similar picture.

Title: Re: Three Questions
Post by: George Lortz on March 26, 2020, 02:41:13 pm
Thanks for the answers.  You guys are awesome (and quick).

George L.
Title: Re: Three Questions
Post by: Chad Boas on March 27, 2020, 11:37:27 am
Looks like a gon between the caboose and coach. The coaches are the 60' series that were used to move employees and also used on fan trips along with gons.
Chad