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7/26/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Shad Vargo
Dates:2/22/2014 - 1/1/2020
Album Info:Just random photos I take at random intervals
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Stupidity at its finest
Title:  Stupidity at its finest
Description:  They cleared off the tracks right before a empty CSXT coal train cam rumbling through
Photo Date:  8/1/2013  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 11:31:12 AM
Location:  Staunton, VA
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories: 
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Views:  82   Comments: 2
Preperations
Title:  Preperations
Description:  The engineer of BN U30C #5383 climbs into the cab to get ready for the start of diesel days 2013.
Photo Date:  8/1/2013  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 11:37:10 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
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Locomotives:  BN 5383(U30C)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Spirited away
Title:  Spirited away
Description:  a Amtrak train cuts through the heavy fog at CP506 and is headed eastbound
Photo Date:  8/1/2013  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 11:32:36 AM
Location:  Whiting, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
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Views:  23   Comments: 0
We are not in Kansas anymore
Title:  We are not in Kansas anymore
Description:  This loco was delivered in 2008 and still retains her former owners colors. the only thing changed was the road number
Photo Date:  8/1/2013  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 11:34:24 AM
Location:  Staunton, VA
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  45   Comments: 0
Hot train on a cold night with oil cans
Title:  Hot train on a cold night with oil cans
Description:  NS 8114 leads 65R on a cold December night past Hammond/Whiting Amtrak station and is wasting no time getting to BNSF Western Ave yard
Photo Date:  1/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/3/2014 12:02:26 PM
Location:  Robertsdale, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Winter,Night,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8114(ES44AC) NS 8056(ES44AC)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
Old timer
Title:  Old timer
Description:  A Triple Crown roadrailer ison its last leg as is the Roadrailer service
Photo Date:  1/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/3/2014 11:57:08 AM
Location:  Hobart, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Winter
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Views:  53   Comments: 0
Epic fail
Title:  Epic fail
Description:  A very bad fail in train Simulator 2014. The train lost control and by the time we hit the first switch we were doing 110+. THis is the Donner Pass layout
Photo Date:  2/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/11/2014 9:43:49 AM
Location:  Robertsdale, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Yard,Wreck,Action
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Views:  98   Comments: 2
New meets old
Title:  New meets old
Description:  A new SD70ACe meets a old 1997 Plymouth Voyager(I feel old its the same age as me) at the Hammond Whiting Amtrak station. The van has been promtly named Ol foamy while the truck my friend owns(a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500)has promptly been named the Foammobile 1500
Photo Date:  2/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/11/2014 9:40:24 AM
Location:  Robertsdale, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Winter,Station,Transit,Action
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Views:  63   Comments: 1
Home rails
Title:  Home rails
Description:  NS 3408,a ex Conrail SD40-2,is on home rails and is seen powering 31Q towards Calumet Yard but currently is at CP506.
Photo Date:  2/21/2014  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 2:11:08 PM
Location:  Robertsdale, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 3408(SD40-2)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
Night owl
Title:  Night owl
Description:  I pulled a 24 hour session Saturday into Sunday to nab a photo of the Nickel Plate unit silently sitting at Western Ave yard on NS 65R. This was taken at 330AM. Not the greatest area at the time of night to take photos of trains since it is a iffy neighborhood.
Photo Date:  2/22/2014  Upload Date: 2/24/2014 9:13:09 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
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Locomotives:  NS 8100(ES44AC)
Views:  142   Comments: 1
Chi-Town Style night
Title:  Chi-Town Style night
Description:  The Sears tower watches over the quiet Amtrak yard and diesel shops
Photo Date:  2/23/2014  Upload Date: 3/3/2014 12:15:59 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Scenic,Night
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Views:  35   Comments: 0
Level 2 complete
Title:  Level 2 complete
Description:  NS 8100 comes off the 21st street lift bridge and is completeing level 2 of its 4 level journey to North Dakota for more oil
Photo Date:  2/23/2014  Upload Date: 3/3/2014 12:13:04 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Winter,Night
Locomotives:  NS 8100(ES44AC)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
Chillin
Title:  Chillin
Description:  NS 8100 chils with a NS D9-40CWat Western Ave yard
Photo Date:  2/23/2014  Upload Date: 3/3/2014 12:06:17 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Winter,Night,Station
Locomotives:  NS 8100(ES44AC)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
Oversize load
Title:  Oversize load
Description:  any idea what this would be for. Saw this on the Racetrack
Photo Date:  2/23/2014  Upload Date: 2/24/2014 9:30:28 AM
Location:  Berwyn, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  RollingStock,Transit
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Views:  162   Comments: 1
Giant record player
Title:  Giant record player
Description:  another oversize load on the same train at Berrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrwyn
Photo Date:  2/23/2014  Upload Date: 2/24/2014 9:31:44 AM
Location:  Berwyn, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Roster,Transit
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Views:  154   Comments: 2
KCS Belle
Title:  KCS Belle
Description:  a KCS SD70ACe in the Belle paint scheme appeared on a oil train headed west to the IHB and is seen at Dolton Junction
Photo Date:  3/31/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 12:41:43 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 4035(SD70ACe) CSX 949(ES44AC-H)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
Holy Moley
Title:  Holy Moley
Description:  A SD40M-2and a old Espee unit head towards Barr Yard on the CSXT Barr sub at Dolton
Photo Date:  3/31/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 12:43:36 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 3138(SD40M-2) UP 6246(AC44CW)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
Going dark
Title:  Going dark
Description:  A NS D9-40CW leads a SD70M-2 while a nice storm rolls in from the south. Right after I took this I screamed in a very creepy voice,"ITS STORM TIME PEOPLE" and did this creepy laugh...then it started pouring and I lucked out on the camera not shorting out(I dont own a car and walked up to the station)
Photo Date:  5/3/2014  Upload Date: 5/5/2014 1:16:01 PM
Location:  Whiting, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9931(C40-9W) NS 2658(SD70M-2)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
Gone but not forgotten
Title:  Gone but not forgotten
Description:  EJ&E 670 works with Grand Trunk Western 4632 at Kirk Yard.
Photo Date:  11/16/2014  Upload Date: 11/18/2014 12:44:16 PM
Location:  Gary, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Yard,Action
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Views:  22   Comments: 0
Hot train with hot locos
Title:  Hot train with hot locos
Description:  NS 261(I think this is it)has NS 2745 on the point with ex Santa Fe 934 trailing.Note I cant remember what date I took this so I put 1-1-14 in
Photo Date:  1/1/2016  Upload Date: 3/3/2014 11:50:28 AM
Location:  Hobart, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  NS 2745(SD70M-2) BNSF 934(C41-8W)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Steel Wheelin it down the line
Title:  Steel Wheelin it down the line
Description:  A NS MoW truck creeps past the Lafayette Amtrak station
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 2:19:23 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  25   Comments: 0
Heritage I st LPIF
Title:  Heritage I st LPIF
Description:  A BNSF GEVO trundles into Logistics Intermodel Facility
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 2:06:55 PM
Location:  Elwood, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
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Views:  37   Comments: 0
Snowy
Title:  Snowy
Description:  NS 2564 leads a hotshot past Cp506/507
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 2:14:15 PM
Location:  Robertsdale, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
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Locomotives:  NS 2564(SD70)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
Going down on a cold winter night
Title:  Going down on a cold winter night
Description:  As NS22W(the hottest hotshot in the evening)approached the Calumet Avenue roadcrossing I managed to get this epic pic of the gates going down once more.Do not remember what date I took this though....
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 5/14/2014 1:06:09 PM
Location:  Whiting, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Night,Station,Signal,Track,Action
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Views:  261   Comments: 3
Slow and steady
Title:  Slow and steady
Description:  A NS stack train trundles down 3 runner into Colehour Yard.The train was going fast enough to where I could get a pic like this though
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 5/14/2014 1:08:03 PM
Location:  Whiting, IN
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Night,Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  20   Comments: 0
Wrong leader
Title:  Wrong leader
Description:  Formerly NS 65r had a BNSF loco put in front
Photo Date:  12/31/2016  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 2:21:38 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Shad Vargo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8100(ES44AC)
Views:  195   Comments: 1


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