TRAINS in the RAIN

Peirce Jul 10, 2005

  1. Hardcoaler

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    That's exactly what I was thinking Box. I tried to do some on-line research without much luck. I have some books on the C&O which will hopefully explain more about it.
     
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  3. ddechamp71

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    Is this unit one of EMD( Progress Rail) 4-stroke prime-mover equipped latest samples of SD70s ?

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    The 1065 is an SD70ACe which are no longer made. NS's SD70ACe Heritage Units were delivered during May and June of 2012.
     
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    Sugar Land, September 3, 2007.
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    This coal train stalled as it left town for some reason. PIC_0732.JPG
     
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    Did you ever learn what happened?
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    From a soggy December 10th 1992, the ACL's station at Moncks Corner, SC. It was refurbished in 2000, but lost a bit of its charm in the process. The town was named for Thomas Monck, an early landowner who first acquired nearby property in 1735. An ACL predecessor completed its line through Moncks Corner in 1856.

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  9. badlandnp

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    Not yet. I have a customer I can ask when I get a chance. Should be interesting, but it sounded like the DPU's were not performing correctly.
     
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  11. HemiAdda2d

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    My guess is the wet rail was the straw that broke the camel's back. These trains today operate on the ragged edge. No such thing as sufficient power to prevent a stall.

    Anyways, I don't shoot in the rain much (it's been really dry here this year). Last week, I was up near CP 10.6 on the BNSF Glasgow sub, as this wicked thunderstorm hit with driving rain, gusting winds and a wind warning for trains.

    Here's a 1x0 empty oil can climbing the .66% grade out of Minot at CP 10.6. The grass and weeds practically laying down tells the story! This one was rather slow, so it made for an easy chase.

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    Still pouring at Des Lacs, ND near MP 14:

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    Glistening west of Des Lacs:

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    Nearing MP 17, and leaving the rain behind:

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    An October weekend in 2009 in Clare, MI. It was a beautiful day:). Even though the weather was soggy to say the least and I may be a just little biased, there's only one thing better than a Van Swearingen Berkshire, and that's a pair of them. Railfans showed up from several states around to witness something that happens only infrequently- NKP 765 and PM 1225 double headed on a trip from Alma, MI to Cadillac and return. My daughter Grace was shooting the stills on this trip and caught the two Berkshires at Clare, MI.

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    Huh! Seems like I was just here, but almost five years separated this photo from the previous post. This photo was shot during Train Festival 2014. Nickel Plate 765 had just arrived in Alma, MI from Owosso and is barely recognizable in the midst of the most inclement weather I have ever chased a train in.

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    On the corridor in beautiful Rahway, NJ on a soaking wet day in 11/1980, hopelessly shooting with Kodachrome 64.

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  15. Sepp K

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    That was quite a stretch of railroad there.
     
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    CP 7003 and an eastern visitor wait in Minot during a thunderstorm. The glinting headlights from adjacent Valley Street glisten on the flanks.

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    Nice shot! Rain is amazing for pics!
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Well, it is not raining, yet. About five minutes after taking this picture, the thunder rolled and skies opened. BNSF 4622 is leading an H-PASGAL at Rathdrum, Idaho, a few years back. FYI- This is actually a Montana Rail Link train. In about 45 minutes it will turn onto home tracks to continue eastward:

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    CP train 498 barrels west just east of Foxholm:

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    Rosenberg, Texas on November 23, 2013.
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