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George Lortz

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Three Questions
« 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?

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Re: Three Questions
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Three Questions
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 08:09:27 am »
I have a fourth question: Why is the freight train headed by a passenger F3?

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Re: Three Questions
« Reply #3 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???

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Re: Three Questions
« Reply #4 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.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 10:53:37 am by Rick Berg »

George Lortz

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Re: Three Questions
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 02:41:13 pm »
Thanks for the answers.  You guys are awesome (and quick).

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Re: Three Questions
« Reply #6 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