BN Cascade Green still rolls in the Northwest!!

Kurt Moose Mar 28, 2017

  1. Kurt Moose

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    Were they manned ? Or maybe DPUs, idling because head end power could have been idling in that time as well ?

    Dom
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Nope, the head-end power was definitely pulling, with the trailing power isolated and ideling... IMG_0799.JPG
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Soooooo, just saw THIS roll by Orillia.....
    :D:D MVIMG_20181027_135023.jpg IMG_20181027_135025.jpg MVIMG_20181027_135029.jpg
     
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  5. ddechamp71

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    Strange... Towed locomotives beeing idling rather than shut down... Never heard of that before. ;)

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    Possibly to assist with air supply? Also possible assist with extra power if they could be controlled individually from the head end?
     
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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Alot of locos nowadays have a "hot-start or smart-start" system in them, they'll idle up to a certain temp then shut down for a bit. When they get down to a certain temp, they'll fire back up to keep them warm. Saves fuel and these older locos can be a real pain to start-up when cold, kill the batteries and more wear and tear on the starter. Colder weather in Fall and Winter means they run alot more.
     
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    BNSF 2336, looking like she's in her original paint, at Interbay today... IMG_20181116_121824.jpg IMG_20181116_122041.jpg IMG_20181116_121814.jpg
     
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    Old SD40-2 in yard use near the carshop... IMG_20181116_124212.jpg
    Notice ALL the EMD hood units everywhere, even in the distance!!
     
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    Beautiful clean and still in whiteface! PIC_0050.JPG
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

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    A local westbound from Minot had a Cascade Green leader today...

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    The whole train:

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    The roundhouse recently started using the second switcher also! PIC_0062.JPG
     
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  15. WPZephyrFan

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    Man, if I ever had the time to get down to BNSF's Richmond, Ca, yards, I see Cascade Green and some ATSF Freightbonnets there from the freeway. Sucks that I'm in my semi and I can't stop...and it's always at might.
    But! There will always be Cascade Green on my layout (along with Chinese Red and the rest!)
     
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  16. r_i_straw

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    I always liked this shot, although it is pre-BNSF by a long shot. The MoPac caboose attests to that. However, there was a lot of BN and other predecessor rolling stock present. This is North West Robertson County ...... in Texas. ;)
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  17. Kurt Moose

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    BN, GN, CB&Q all grain 40' grain boxcars!! Great shot, as I just got some of these grain boards for my Milw boxcars, like the BN car to the left.
     
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    Not a lot of tonnage there. Has me wondering....
     
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  19. HemiAdda2d

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    I don't know which local this is, as multiple locals operate west out of Minot. If it goes to Crosby, this might be fairly healthy. If it goes to Williston, it would be light.
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Just thinking that as it is all oil, except the buffer car, would not seem to be a local?
     

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