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« Reply #100 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 8:12pm »
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A HLCX engine with a C&NW caboose

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« Reply #101 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 8:14pm »
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GP38-2 396 was in charge of switching. I saw this same engine switching at Minneapolis (no pictures from there, though)

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« Reply #102 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 8:16pm »
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396 couples the hoppers to the train.
 
Well, that's about it. Enjoy!


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« Reply #103 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 8:28pm »
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SP Patch.Ugh,looks horrible!

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« Reply #104 on: Aug 27th, 2007, 11:22am »
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St. Paul, MN Jul 17,2007

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« Reply #105 on: Aug 27th, 2007, 1:13pm »
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Here's a shot from the Bard area south of Las Vegas. This is my favorite place to watch trains in the Las Vegas area. However, I found out shortly before taking this picture that it's illegal to use motor vehicles in this area!   There was a BLM Ranger behind me when I took this shot changing a flat tire, but he was nice and didn't ticket me since I was ignorant of the law.
 


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« Reply #106 on: Sep 4th, 2007, 12:09pm »
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Good catch calzephyr. That's the only specially painted loco I haven't caught yet.

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« Reply #107 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 3:18pm »
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Couple shots from last saturday
 
First is an eastbound manifest heading by the abandoned tunnel just south of Las Vegas.

 
 
The second is another special UP unit. This one honors the North Little Rock shops.
 


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« Reply #108 on: Sep 12th, 2007, 3:06pm »
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Ken
 
The 2748 seems to have lost part of the decal on the front nose.    Did it have NLR on it at one time
 
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« Reply #109 on: Sep 12th, 2007, 7:48pm »
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Yes, it is looking a little worse for wear. Here's what it should look like:
 
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« Reply #110 on: Sep 25th, 2007, 12:07pm »
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That last shot is a beaut! Seems like UP is sending plenty of interesting power your way. The DRGW unit is supposed to be coming through Las Vegas sometime today, but I don't know when and it doesn't matter because I'm working all day till dark.

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« Reply #111 on: Sep 26th, 2007, 12:22pm »
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Well, it came through late...but not late enough! 1989 came through Vegas in the pre-dawn hours this morning, while I was still asleep and it was still dark. Had it been a couple hours later, I probably would have gone into work a little later and chased it down to Nipton.

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« Reply #112 on: Oct 22nd, 2007, 6:30pm »
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I spent 24+ hours railfanning Cima Hill this weekend!   Here's a couple pictures I took.
 

 
This is UP 8311 heading through Nipton, Ca pulling ZLADV, the hottest train on the Cima Sub.
 

 
I chased UP 5279 quite a distance. In this shot, he has just topped the summit of Cima Hill, and is bracing for 20 miles of 2% downgrade. Ordinarily, there would be some mountains in the background of this shot, but high winds stirred up a lot of dust which reduced visibility significantly. By the time this train reached Kelso, it was near dust storm conditions as evidenced by my last shot.
 


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« Reply #113 on: Oct 22nd, 2007, 6:57pm »
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Only three pictures from 24+ hours? come on, you have to have some more. Please post them.
Great pictures BTW.
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« Reply #114 on: Oct 24th, 2007, 2:53pm »
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on Oct 22nd, 2007, 6:57pm, SRC#90_KB3PQD wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Only three pictures from 24+ hours? come on, you have to have some more. Please post them.
Great pictures BTW.
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Well, by request I'll produce a few more! First off are links to the 4 I sent to Railpictures.
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=207486
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=207950
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=207949
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=207946
 
And 3 more you don't have to link to.
 

 
First up is a coal train holding for a clear signal at the Arden mini-yard on the south side of Las Vegas.
 

 
Heading back to the tracks after lunch, a stack train caught me off guard. here it is taking a green signal near the Nevada/California state line.
 

 
Finally a morning shot of a manifest with a couple KCS visitors.


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« Reply #115 on: Oct 24th, 2007, 5:04pm »
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Awsome. Thanks. I really like the first one with the night stars. Hope to see more from you.
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« Reply #116 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 8:40pm »
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Well, the California wildfires have been filling our skies with smoke! Hopefully it's clear this weekend, as I'm going out again, this time to some new areas.

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« Reply #117 on: Nov 5th, 2007, 2:36pm »
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As I stated in my previous post, I decided to get out and fan some new areas this weekend, going north of Las Vegas as opposed to going to Cima Hill like usual. It was quite a change for me, trading the very wide open spaces for canyons. It was amazing up there, and I'm having a hard time paring down the pictures to share here.  
 
First however, I want to invite you to view what is most likely the best photo I have ever taken. You can find it at http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=210083 Hope you enjoy it.
 
Finally, I picked 5 other shots to share.
 
The first is a UP intermodal running past some fall color in a canyon.
 

 
Down the road, I caught the same train bursting out from a tunnel.
 

 
I continued the chase as the train left the canyons, picking up speed over the open land. Here it is passing a lonely ranch.
 

 
Later, I caught a coal train running through the south end of the canyon. Hard to believe this is Nevada, and not Colorado!
 

 
My final shot is an autorack passing some badlands.
 

 
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« Reply #118 on: Nov 6th, 2007, 3:30pm »
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Thanks for the new photo's.  The GE coming out of the tunnel onto the bridge is a dramatic classic picture and the one of the 4449 is great for sure.   I never knew that area was so great for photography.
 
Do you know if that tunnel had been double tracked for a siding at one time in the past.  It looks way too wide for a single track.  
 
Thanks again.
 
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Thanks for the new photo's.  The GE coming out of the tunnel onto the bridge is a dramatic classic picture and the one of the 4449 is great for sure.   I never knew that area was so great for photography.
 
Do you know if that tunnel had been double tracked for a siding at one time in the past.  It looks way too wide for a single track.  
 
Thanks again.
 
CALZEPHYR

 
I'm not sure if the route was ever double track, but I doubt it. I think the portals were built that big. 5 of the 6 tunnels in that section looked about wide enough for double track, it just seemed to be UP's style through here to build very large tunnels. For the most part, aside from some areas where track got washed out, this line is straight from the 50's as far as infrastructure, especially signals.


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