Mar 26, 2015
Saturday, just short of 6PM. Temps about 10 degrees!
That was my thought, "Wow!!!..."
Windchill was -40 this morning when Amtrak #7 rolled to a station stop in Minot.
Hey, you guys are welcome to to move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where the lowest Wind Chill M-I-G-H-T make it to +15F once every few years. However there's sufficient sour mash adult beverage to maintain your inner core temperature to a warm relaxed level.....
WB BNSF Z-train heading thru Lind, Wa.
....and rolling thru the remains of the former Milwaukee Road trestle that used to bridge the gap.....
Is the old NP depot still standing in Lind?
Wish I could catch 822 in the lead position.
Forget 822 leading, when did you catch the 406 leading? An F40PH leading? Awesome!
This was about 3-4 years ago, during an Amtrak "Train Days" tour. I posted this as the 822 is tucked in right behind 406.
They had them reversed when I saw them.
Man Kurt, that is so COOL. Your composition of the BNSF stack train amongst enduring evidence of the MILW main is excellent. I love this sort of thing. Makes me want to head west!
Unfortunately, no. But the one in Sprague is being restored to it's former glory!
Well, come on out! Springtime is the perfect time!
Unfortunately, the far pillar has been taken out by BNSF to double track this section, since I took this shot.
I was going to write the same thing. It's kind of bittersweet, though. I will have to look to see if there are any pictures, online, of when the trestle was intact.
Oh, and you guys have posted some really great photos here.
I have seen Sprague. Moved across the tracks, and turned 180 degrees. Unfortunately, it seems as though every time I stop there, the sun/weather are giving poor light conditions.
I was told these were photographed in Canton, MS, though I have no idea when. I have no data as to their history, or what organization restored and painted them. Though they appear accurately painted and lettered in Cornell Red with Black stripes. Hope our LV fans can fill in some details.
I just noticed SLRG in yellow under the side number. Photos of the original 576 show nothing under the number. I wonder if that represents the owner?
I also posted this on Fallen Flags/Other, but I felt these regal beauties needed more exposure.
Yeah! Give them a bath and some shining up, those are real beauty's!!
Found information on LV 576.
F7A LV (SLRG) 576 was built in July, 1949 by EMD, serial#8551, as CNW, 4073C, Order #E1188. She then went to NJT, URHS, and is now owned by the Saint Louis & Rio Grande Railroad (SLRG). In the photo she is trailed by her sister, originally CNW 4087C, from the same order, now LV (SLRG) 578.