Where is Jim157?: Guess the Location

BarstowRick Jul 25, 2010

  1. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    Anyone seen Jim out there on the highways and byways? Who knows where they've got him running? We will give it a wait and see. You never know where he is going to pop up next.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Like my wife's younger brother. He is supposed to be on a dedicated run, in the southeast. Instead, is running coast to coast and all over the USA. There are times when we hear from him 2-3 days a week, and others when it's 3-4 weeks in between.
     
  3. SleeperN06

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    I think I would enjoy driving around the country like that except for getting caught in heavy city traffic or Icy roads.
     
  4. fitz

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    "Windshield wipers slappin' out a tempo, keepin' perfect time with a song on the radio." With apologies to Eddie Rabbit.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    It's a stresser. All the regs and laws now, etc. You won't get rich, either. :(
     
  6. BarstowRick

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    I'm around. Just slow train watching days. Here's a pic from this am. From the land of snowmobiles and ice fishing. Clues on side of engine. If need more help let me know.


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  8. fitz

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    Uh, somewhere in Minnesota? Uf Dah.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    I have not heard of any units straying from company rails. From the clue, gotta be in their home territory, somewhere. West of the Mississippi? Minneapolis. East side of the River, could be several places, from St. Paul, to ???
     
  10. jim157

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    I thought it was the guys arm that gave it away. But St Paul is real close. So, will give it. Good thing no snow up here just Plain. Hope for something tomorrow since going through the rail hub
     
  11. BarstowRick

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    Well after trip to Wisconsin back to west side. Here is the western pacific heritage engine that I was lucky enough to Spot. I'm sure it will be easy to find. Good luck.


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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. They have you wandering everywhere!
     
  14. jim157

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    Yes they do in this job. Only one more year if all works. Here's one from the Burlington route. Best of luck


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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. That's a large bridge. So a large river, such as the Mississippi? From the Burlington? They crossed the Mississippi at Dubuque, Iowa. Am I close?
     
  16. fitz

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    Waterloo, Iowa?
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    This scenery can be nearly anywhere from western Nebraska to Utah. Maybe even into CA. What are we supposed to be seeing to give it away? (hmmm.....)

     
  18. jim157

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    Boxcab won the debuque one on the heritage engine try the cowboy state. I thought there was a site on its location so my apologies. In sin city for night some a new stuff tomorrow
     
  19. HemiAdda2d

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    Jim, this is a toughie. Wyoming is so similar from east to west along the UP two-track main. My guess is between Rock River and Rawlins, WY. I chased UP 3985 thru here in 2005 for their trip to Portland. A group of 3 of us went--I drove the first bit, railfanned, and as the steam crew made stops to regrease the bearings, we swapped the wheel so that all 3 of us had a chance to ride. We even had cab rides. I rode from some 40 miles east of Rawlins to the same, where we swapped again. When the steam crew stopped for the night in Rock Springs, WY, we grabbed dinner, turned around and drove home the ~200 miles in the pitch black WY night. Driving at night down the paralleling roads is pitch blackness, then blinding lights as another UP train heads west, followed by pitch black again.... Of course, I was driving (my car), and the two passengers were sawing logs in the back seat. Great chase!

    Here's Creston Jct, WY:

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    Rock River, WY, near MP 600:

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    Point of Rocks, WY:

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    Our ride for part of the triip was office car Idaho, and a couple of the dome cars. Here's our view:

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    Now that I have somewhat hijacked your thread, Jim, back to your regularly-scheduled programming.... :)
     
  20. jim157

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    I haven't forgotten about you. I have some photos, but my phone acting up at times. I should have some new material soon.
     

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