How about some Amtrak photos

BNSF FAN Jan 10, 2008

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  2. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice. I like how you got the meets through the dome car.
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Thanks. However, I was riding third world style hanging onto the car roof. ;)
    NOT

    That was from my trip on some private varnish earlier this year. I was glued to the windows in the dome with my camera waiting for meets.
     
  4. Kevin Anderson

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    Last month I had to make my yearly trip to Oakland and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get a couple of great shots of AMTK 590. One of two gen sets that amtrak owns. The other is located in LA. The yard crew were on the wye so I was able to get some close ups. :D
     
  5. bravogjt

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    Cool catch Kevin!

    Ben
     
  6. pastoolio

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    Radium, Colorado

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    (darn camera hesitated and cut off the nose :( )


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    Mike
     
  7. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the new wallpaper, Mike! Love it!
     
  8. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Darn it! Now I'm upset again that I had to fly home instead of being able to take the Zephyr a few weeks ago! (Derailment in Nebraska cancelled the entire route for a few days)

    Excellent photos Mike!
     
  9. Kevin Anderson

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    Train is 100% restored. Left Chicago today.
     
  10. pastoolio

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    Thanks for the comments guys :)

    Mike
     
  11. pastoolio

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    Pulled up to the Amtrak station in Glenwood Springs Colorado right at 5 pm and to my surprise, I caught the super late California Zephyr.
    UP loco on the front had me thinking locomotive problems, and talking with a guy that was on the train confirmed that. Almost 4 hours were spent sitting in Salt Lake while they tried to fix it to no avail.
    Only had my cell phone camera, so the pics didn't turn out so well :/

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    Mike
     
  12. Kevin Anderson

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    They look pretty good to me. Was that Sundays east bound?
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

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    Number 5 westbound through the fog and flurries near Tunnel 17:

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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    Wenatchee, WA at night, as #8 rests eastbound while the smokers catch a quick drag:

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  15. Mark Watson

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    That decides it. My next layout is going to be a snow based layout. :D

    Excellent photo. I love riding the train any time. But I love riding the train through snowfall the most!
     
  16. Mark Watson

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    [video=youtube;-MCuojw0kP4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MCuojw0kP4[/video]
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    Especially when you can just relax with a hot cup of coffee and watcht he winter wonderland without being out in it! :)
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

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    High green intermediates at Tunnel 10 for Number 5 westbound:

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  19. pastoolio

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    Kevin, you are correct sir!
     
  20. pastoolio

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    Followed Amtrak #6 out of Grand Junction and up to De Beque this morning.


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    Here it's crossing old Hwy 6.

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    Wave at the Observation car!!!

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    2 special cars on the rear end today

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    Thanks to Ben (bravogjt) for showing me this location =)

    -Mike
     

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