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Old 05-23-2008, 02:54 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Joey Bowman
Most of what I chase/photograph is along a shortline, having a scanner would be pointless for me unless I wanted to hear them reading off the information from each car theyre picking up/dropping off, then again im usually close enough to hear them talking anyway.
Well I dont live anwhere near a shortline just CSX and Norfolk Southern around here and the scanner helps out a whole heck of a lot. (track warrants, signal calls, defect detectors,train id's etc). On a shortline I could understand how you might not need it as much......but in agreement with Carl that the scanner is a very helpful. I would actually be lost without one.
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