Jul 10, 2005
Rosenberg, a cold and rainy February 4, 2010.
Following Russell's lead, another cold and rainy day. Bluefield, WV 02/21/1988.
Nice engine facility. Complete with a huge coaling tower!
It must have been too complicated to demolish, so they left it.
An all wet 4 window Canadian Cab CN GP at Greenwood MS. 07/01/22 Was really more of a mist than a rain at this point so hope it counts
Cross posted from the Amtrak photo topic.....
I went back and expanded the Amtrak page on my website. Some links to earlier pictures here may now be broken.
Anyhow, forty some years ago, I was out chasing trains with my friend Al Currier. We caught F40PH #217 with the Pacific International coming through Fairhaven, Washington. Wish I could remember the old train numbers for this route! (Back during Great Northern days this location was known as South Bellingham.) It had been a dark day, with on and off drizzle. Also dark, as our favorite Milwaukee Road was only a couple of days from final embargo.
A foggy and drizzly afternoon, over forty years back. F40PHR #251 has one of the old "Mount Rainier" (Seattle-Portland) trains just departing Portland Union Station.
Perfect NW weather, love it!
It's a foggy and drizzling winter of 1981 morning at Tacoma Union Station. A "Mount Rainier" from Portland is pulling into the platform with F40PH #227 in front:
Got this coal load crawling out in today's rain..........
Nice, a Pony on the front!
That DPU has seen better days though, ouch!
Seeing a lot of that anymore.
Two pictures from a heavily overcast and rainy afternoon at Newport News, WV on the former C&O. My employer determined that having attendees fly to a nearby meeting on a Saturday for a Monday meeting would save money, so there I was on Sunday, 02/21/1993 stuck in a hotel room. Thankfully I had a car, so rather than kill time watching TV, I headed trackside and got soaked.
Getting soaked trackside is always better than watching TV!!!
From 04/05/1989 on the former PRR main at MG Tower, west of Altoona, PA. I think it rained for much of the week and even with 400 ASA Ektachrome, I struggled getting pictures. MG is very remote and I had to climb up a mountainside to find it. MG stood for Middle Grade, built during WW-II to provide additional operating flexibility on the PRR's mighty four track main.
I don't know if MG still stands. NS has it slated for demolition and the last I saw it in pictures, it was in terrible shape.
Driving through Hearne on Wednesday in the rain. Camera decided to focus on the rear view mirror.
Found a nice set of EMD's at Auburn Yard in the rain...
KCS freight heading west of Rosenberg on the Sunset Route before the old Macaroni line was reopened.
A rainy day in Roanoke while the collection at the Virginia Transportation Museum is be shuffled.