Feb 22, 2018
A winter day on the B&M. No info with the photo, but I assume a light traffic branch line in NH.
2 CP crewmen use leaf blowers to clean out switches.
I found this awesome 1916 video of a rotary snowplow working in Norway! The locomotive is a 4-8-0, which would have been fun to watch and ride!
And a few slides from the Norwegian state radio/TV station, some very pretty steam loco's!
Blowing and snowing and a bit chilly! But, a loaded coal train from a fun point of view, so here we go! Of course the NS SD70ACe helped . . .
A cloud got me moments before train time. 5 minutes prior to this, it was bright sun.
Crossing the Mouse River at MP 202.60, BNSF KO Sub.
Hemi, did you happen to catch #7 that got turned around at Glasgow cause of the avalanche threats on Marias Pass? It was put together with the EB #8 from what I heard!
I believe it was yesterday.
Banging across what sounds like a loose joint? Broken rail?
And we have about an inch of snow here in Ridgefield, WA this morning and it is still snowing.
Nope, miscalculated and thought it was last night. Turned out to be Monday night...
Bummer, heard it was a big train and 5 locos!
"Banging across what sounds like a loose joint? Broken rail?"
Naw just a slightly worn joint. The yard lead is not as well maintained as the main. When I did those quick pans following the couplers bouncing, that was the location of the joint. The sound was mildly amplified by the ballast car beside me and the proximity.
Westbound grain load passing the old yard, while I was waiting for Amtrak.
And yesterday, this trio of ACe's roll an empty westbound out of Glendive. Sunshine on bright snow highlighting all the 'texture' of the badlands here. Lots of flat wheels to hear!
3 ACes, great poker hand too!
Went to Billings on Sunday for a Monday surgery for the wife's wrist. (Which went well.) And in the light and blowing snow, I was able to catch two westbound trains, an empty coal train Decker bound, and a loaded grain westbound. And was able to get a view from both sides! With a lot of snow to go, which i do enjoy!
And the grain,
Today was a snowy day, as well as yesterday! Yesterday was snowing, but only a bit breezy,
Waiting for a new crew,
Just arrived from North Dakota,
And getting set to head into North Dakota,
Then today was a light snow and a lot of wind!
As a teen living in the Chicago area, I remember shooting pictures in the snow on sunny days and meter readings were always f/16 at some crazy high shutter speed like 1/1000 or greater. Add in a white locomotive like the J's Bi-Centennial 668 and settings went to the extreme. [Barrington, IL 02/08/1976]
Very nice on the J unit! Wow, that's a lot of white!
Seconds before sunrise at CP2030 in Minot:
Never knew they had a Bicentennial loco!