Sep 6, 2015
Probably laid down by the NP!
And looking at the size of the rail, that may be true!
The ugly thing is, the stockyard has a "mud" pile just across the parallel access road along the tracks! I am sure that the wet ground and overflow from the pile may have helped to 'weather' the ties!
There is a few sidings and spurs in the Pasco area that has 1908 sticks of tracks still in use, and a few around the Kent and Auburn area here that have some from 1953 too!
While traipsing about during my weekly busy-ness, I got stuck at the west Towne street crossing. This light power had just cut off it's oil cans and was moving up to drop the DPU on the siding ahead. Don't see enough of these KCS units around here.
And a 'captured' UP! These very rarely show up in Glendive! And this was a short cur of cars being worked by this train. Later in the day I went under the tracks here again, and this set was further west and the train was back together, with the cars you see in the fore track to the right side. They must have just cut some out and set them out.
So, with the fresh snow, went and rolled by the RoHo to see what was covered in white,
Another toasted toaster!
Got this pair yesterday, it just seemed poetic,
And on 8 April we got some spring snow! Which promptly melted away.
So, on 13 April we got another heavy one! Which is also nearly gone today.
Please note- Spring for 2018, in Montana has been cancelled. Please go directly to July. And then to November.
That was last year! Oh, and it looks like it may be a repeat!
And here's the video of that last train in snow,
Then, two days later, a mixed freight entering from the east end. And look! No snow! Yup, spring is here. This train is going down into 3 track, so slow through the switches. There are a LOT of different cars in this train!