It's 2018, do you know where your steam locomotive is?

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It's 2018, do you know where your steam locomotive is?
Posted by seppburgh2 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:42 PM

I was sitting rocking chair in a line of stopped big-rigs, just me and my little Subaru, at the Carlisle, PA Love Truck Stop waiting for the exit traffic light to turn green (ok I was making a U turn and it’s faster to turn around the truck lot.)  When, to my surprise a tractor turning in with a large white trailer with a big yellow sticker on the bulkhead stating “NO RAILROAD”, right below was a black outline of a 2-6-0 with a red line through it. So, on the rest of my drive home, kept thinking of all the symbols that represents railroads these days on highway signs, advertisement, and TV, how did the silhouette of a little Mogul tea pot become a modern railroad symbol? I smiled all the way home.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:29 PM

Is this it?

The trucker was probably thinking more about the subsidized highways he enjoys than what kind of train might steal his freight. 

Or perhaps he was simply from upstate New York, and supports turning the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into a trail!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:28 PM

Thanks!  Only had a moment to see it, that's sure looks like it.  Appreciate it.

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Posted by LARRY THIERER on Sunday, December 2, 2018 4:09 PM

I heard that was so the yard loaders would not put that trailer on a train.

It was to be used ONLY on the road.

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Posted by M636C on Monday, December 3, 2018 6:26 PM

In Australia, similar locomotive logos are used on grade crossing approach signs for crossings lacking lights and bells. Those crossings with warning have an outline of the crossbucks and lights on the approach signs. Our locomotives are largely 4-4-0s with a few 4-6-0s.

In the Pilbara in Western Australia, Hamersley Iron Railway road vehicles had a green 4-4-0 logo on the front door, the same logo as used on crossings. Other HI vehicles for the port and the mines just had the company logo.These vanished with the Rio Tinto name change, and just the company name  appeared.



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