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« on: February 19, 2013, 11:56:59 AM »
Q358 at the last of the 2 remaining NYC trilights in Winchester Indiana.

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Re: Randolph County
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 03:21:14 PM »
Q008 breaks the silence in the small town of Farmland, as it hustles its train east past the historic grain elevator.


A CSX grain train heads east out of Winchester on a cold wintery morning in the early morning.

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Re: Randolph County
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 04:27:19 PM »
That elevator looks taller (maybe skinnier?) than normal.
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Re: Randolph County
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 04:34:48 PM »
That elevator looks taller (maybe skinnier?) than normal.

It is very unique, I've personally never seen another like it.  You can see it for MILES around too.  Had a old farmer tell me that as a kid that his family used it to guide them to town.

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Re: Randolph County
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 09:07:28 AM »
It is very unique, I've personally never seen another like it.  You can see it for MILES around too.  Had a old farmer tell me that as a kid that his family used it to guide them to town.

Quite interesting, I wonder what the story behind its design is.
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Re: Randolph County
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 11:06:17 AM »
I've never asked, nor have I stopped to look at the historic plaque that is there with it.  I don't know if Historic Farmland USA website has anything or not about it. 

Several years back I got a neat photo of a WB CSX I stood in Parker City and it was the evening and aimed back toward Farmland and got the sun lighting the tower perfect.  Sadly it wasn't with my current camera gear...