BNSF Glendive, MT

badlandnp Sep 6, 2015

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    A friend of mine used to work there in the tool room. He collected and either sold off, stored or donated to NPRHA a lot of NP stuff. As many tools as he could find, books, paperwork etc.
     
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    It's weird to see a closed up shop here. the white pickup at the left is the MOW mechanics shop, the old carshop. PIC_0121.JPG And scrap dumpsters full of toolboxes, PIC_0122.JPG Stored locomotives on the old ready and storage tracks, all dead and drained, PIC_0124.JPG PIC_0127.JPG
     
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    But on a fun note, a GP60B showed up, PIC_0134.JPG And a GN gondola, a lot worse for wear! PIC_0143.JPG PIC_0145.JPG PIC_0147.JPG
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    That GP60B and the GN gons are sure good catches. Sad to see the rest in such a state.
     
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    This early morning, I wonder just how many locomotives have taken a spin on this turn table? Everything from old NP 0-6-0's to W-3 Mikes to the mighty Yellowstones! Followed by hordes of diseasel invaders, does make you wonder what stories it could tell! PIC_0149.JPG PIC_0150.JPG PIC_0151.JPG This portion of the shop is original 1880's. We just don't build with this kind of class anymore! PIC_0152.JPG PIC_0153.JPG PIC_0154.JPG
     
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    Stored units, a lot of them! PIC_0156.JPG PIC_0157.JPG PIC_0158.JPG PIC_0160.JPG PIC_0165.JPG
     
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    Look at the 3 different types of brickwork on the side with the big windows, looks like it's been redone a few times!

    Like you were saying, the history of these buildings over 130 years is got to be incredible!!
     
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    That area is used as a tool room, lockers, offices etc. The stalls were designed around the tiny old 4-4-0's and such, so won't fit the bigger newer stuff. The hinge bans are still there for the old double swing doors. And of course new brick for the walling in. There have been obvious repairs done in the past as well.
     
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    So, it turns out that my old chromebook is declared obsolete and youtube wouldn't allow me to upload or edit videos until I upgraded. That forced me to go buy a new one on my way home from the summer trip to Hill City and Iowa. Starting with the last things I videoed and working my way to the newest, here we go!

    This was an evening on 8 July when the yard was empty and I could get a good clean view of all the stored locomotives at the roundhouse, and voila! Here comes an empty!



    And another from a different vantage point a few days later,

     
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    Here's a pair of videos of an early morning coal train racing past Curry siding just east of Glendive then walking it's way to the top of Beaver Hill 20 miles and an hour further on.



     
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    Well, yesterday I was able to pause, just before a concrete pour, and catch this train eastbound going out of the yard and towing some DIT ES44DC's. There are quite a few interesting cars in the set, GT bulkhead flat, BN Alum-a-gons and MRL boxcars among others.

     
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    That one flat with a single long pole required an idler flat... :p
    The time to shoot those old-school steel triple and quad coal hoppers is now. Most are over 50 years old!
     
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    There is a lot of antique rolling stock out there now. Even the SD70MAC and GE -9's are obsolete! Change is constant out here on the RR, as usual!
     
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    It seems odd to see the 1545 trailing in this consist of big GE's! This was on July 24th after I got home. And a un-vandalised BN hopper! PIC_0388.JPG PIC_0389.JPG PIC_0392.JPG PIC_0393.JPG
     
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    All those years, and no tagging!:D
     
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    Don't you mean "no vandalism?"
     
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    The new laptop got my Vimeo channel working again, too. Yay! Well, except for the forced obsolesence thing...

    Anyway, got in some local fanning the last few days. Friday evening was a need for some quiet time, so I saw that there were some signals allowing trains to arrive, so scanner on and set by the tracks. Then this lightly powered empty grain train comes rolling by.


    Followed by this set entering the yard on 1 track, which makes room for the 3873 t0 pull east with a new crew,
     
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    After all of that, the 3873 gets clearance to roll east, the light was fading fast and I was happy to get this,
     
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    3 ACes on the head of that coal train!!
    Nice to see, (and a good poker hand as well!:D), must've sounded really good at full throttle!!
    (y)(y)(y)
     
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    That was a LOUD bell! Somehow EMD's always sound more like they are really doing some work, versus GE units.
     
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