TRAINS in the RAIN

Peirce Jul 10, 2005

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If it is not locked, it is open. Bring it back any time. There is some fascinating and valuable stuff in message archives. Reminding folks now and then is a good thing! :)
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Looks like just out of and heading south from "Head of the Bay" yard in Tacoma.
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Correct!;)
     
  4. r_i_straw

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    IMG_1734.JPG It is raining a little in eastern New Mexico along the old Golden State route outside of Tucumcari.
     
  5. badlandnp

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    This one is heart warming. Why? My first post Navy job involved working at M-K in Boise. I rewired lots of this locomotive here! I asked my foreman if I could work the GP-30 line, because they are a lot more beautiful loco!
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Yeah!! I always get excited when I see one of the former GP30 locos running around here, especially in the BN Cascade Green/Black!!:D
     
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  7. r_i_straw

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    Been a long time since I saw a green and black GP30. This was in February of 2007. Sorry, no rain at the time.
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  8. r_i_straw

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    It was coming down pretty hard when I took this one. I did not want my camera to get soaked so I failed to let it stabilize before I clicked the shutter.
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    Here is another one from the same day at the Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia. They were moving equipment around to get the old Birkshire out to ready it at the old N&W shops for moving it to Ohio.
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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Just another wet one here in the Pacific Northwest today, and business as usual on the BNSF at MP26.4x at Sumner, Wa...... IMG_0850.JPG
    Nice surprise trailing the road units-Pasco Hump power!! SD35/Gen Set!:eek:
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Home, sweet home. Miss it. Wish living was affordable there.....
     
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  11. badlandnp

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    Boxcab - And you live in Kalispell, which sooo many other folk wish they lived in! Just no trains left there, last I heard. :cry:
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Still trains here. Mission Mountain RR. But that tenure will be ending as soon as officials and the RR get their acts together. Moving to the NE corner of own and tracks in town will all be lifted... :(
     
  13. badlandnp

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    Dang. Then it sounds like heading down to Helena along the MRL line would be in order!?
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    Across the Rockies from my area. But still well worth exploring.
     
  15. Kurt Moose

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    EMDX GP38 761, chillin' in the rain at Stcay St. Yard, Seattle. So rainy, you can hardly see the Space Needle in the upper left.o_O
     
  16. Kiha66

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    I love the rain, especially when riding/watching trains. We don't often get it here in California, but here are a few pictures from Sasebo Japan where I rode out most of typhoon season back in 2015. Sadly back then I wasn't as interested in the trains then so most of my pictures are of the shipyard where we were docked.

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    The recently elevated western approach to Sasebo station, now spun off onto the third sector Matsuura Railway.

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    A Matsuura Railway 600 series DMU. You take your ticket when your board, then a digital screen at the front tells you how much to pay each time you arrive at a new station. Payment is on the honor system!

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    The Japan Railways side of Sasebo Station. The Midori Express serves to Fukuoka via the sasebo line, while the 817 in the background provides more local commuter service. Both are EMUs, the Midori set actually dating back to the nationalized railway era.
     
  17. Kurt Moose

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    Dang, that's some serious rain!
     
  18. ddechamp71

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    I don't remember if I already put these... :) P1030412.JPG
    Speeder, Dominican Republic, a few years ago...




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    Les C├Ędres (50 km west of Montreal), QC, in 2015 or 2016, I don't remember.





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    The same train.




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    Same location, a short while later, on the opposite direction.



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    The same train, closer.



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    The same train, on its way out.


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    Still the same train..


    Dom
     
  19. Kurt Moose

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    Dom, nice shots!(y)

    Your like me, rain doesn't stop me from chasing trains! :D
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Cool! Ingenuity at it's finest. :)
     
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