Jan 1, 2007
Using "kite fuel" for these too, now!
Gallitzin PA - July 2, 2003
Whoa, that's so cool, a fine looking SD-70M in primer and at the summit. Neat!
Whoa, it's a ghost!!
Is that what it is, Primer paint? Looks cool, or does it?
June, 2014 in Roanoke, Virginia. Excellent rebranding of a rent-a-wreck.
Yep, primer alright. Sometimes new locomotives are so badly needed that the buyer receives them in primer so as to save days on delivery and other times the buyer determines that they'd rather paint them in their own shops. I forget which was the deal with NS's SD-70Ms.
It'd be an easy first airbrush custom paint project.
Atlanta GA by the site of the former Howell Tower. Feb. 27, 2003
I am guessing the tower was located somewhere behind the rear end of that engine, in the background area?
Hopefully @BNSF FAN can give us a fix on where Howell Tower once stood. I shot this on 04/11/1984. It's an enormous interlocking.
I might be wrong, but that looks like a first gen Plymouth Barracuda there.
In my picture, there is a pile of ballast in the lower right corner. The site of the tower in Hardcoaler's pic would be just to the right of that pile of ballast. The tail end of the black Chevy pick up in the lower right of Hardcoaler's pic would be very close if not on where that ballast pile is in my pic. Also, hist pic is from the opposite side of mine. That help?
Yes, and in nice shape too!
Yup. Going by the backup lights, appears to be a '66.
I was close in my guess. A shame that it is gone. Must have been quite the hustle-hustle job
Thanks @BNSF FAN . It's been some 30 years since I was last at Howells, so my memory is a bit fuzzy. I found the below shot this morning, taken 08/22/1992. So we know the tower existed at least another eight years beyond my above photo from '84.
I also just found the interlocking diagram. Holy cow, what a plant. The tower is at the center toward the top, marked by a small rectangle.
Wow. That is a whole bunch of busy!
Long way from home today in Auburn, Wa....
Thoroughbred on the lead of a SB EVEPAS. For some reason, they were stopped and checking out the first car.
That is one lost pony Kurt
A couple more lost ponies on the prairie of North Dakota, near CP203.0, BNSF KO Sub:
From 01/05/2019 at Columbia, SC, two GP 38-2s are awaiting track authority for departure.