Where is Jim157?: Guess the Location

BarstowRick Jul 25, 2010

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I knew you had to be eastward, as the RR is on your left. OK. Now I know where this was taken. This is past "Summit" on the railroad, but the highway summit is actually further east from that of the RR.
     
  2. jim157

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    Yea, sorry on quality of pics. I try tho. Here's a pic took on Thursday the new UP commercial was filmed in this area. Good luck



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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Is this commercial more recent than the one they released back in September/October of last year?
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    I'm thinking this is along the Columbia River, east of The Dalles toward John Day dam, and so forth.
     
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    Well after some time off at home. Was off to work. Here is a cowboy tunnel motor to think about. Yea it's also time of year for bug splatters too. Yes boxxy was right 2 in a row.

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    I'm not recognizing the engines. But mention of "cowboy" has me thinking Wyoming.
     
  7. HemiAdda2d

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    I immediately thought I-80, Cheyenne, WY, but the scenery is wrong. Going to have to dig some more.
     
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    Got to be the Western end of 80 in Wyoming lol
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Got it!
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    Just a few miles west of Green River, WY, I-80 is the road, facing east.
    Google Maps shows this is a spur off the UP main to Solvay Chemicals. I think this is the plant that lads the monster trains of potash on UP that used to storm thru Cheyenne back in the day (prolly still do).
     
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    Wyoming is correct and Hemi did some nice research. I have a really nice run from Denver going east so you all know where I will be so should we say cloesest town on the I-70 run. Hope for some good pics on my way to Rifle
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

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    Jim, I searched high and low for photos of those Cowboy units. No photos I could find exist of than the ones you shared. Impressive paint scheme, for sure.
     
  12. jim157

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    On the cowboy engine want to say Wmax marks. Been real busy but found this coal drag heading west across the salt as I sat at the salt plant.


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  13. BoxcabE50

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    The paint scheme on those almost reminds me of Clinchfield colors.
     
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    Well another day of fun. Here's a GP working leading to UP engines in this capital city. Good luck


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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Boise Valley Railroad- Boise, Idaho.
     
  16. jim157

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    Boxcab right again. Well since I missed the circus train today. It went by nothing special for power found this switcher close to Cabelas headquarters



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  17. BoxcabE50

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    S&L Railroad, LLC- Sidney, NE? Is that an ALCo? Can't be certain, but it has some features which seem that way?
     
  18. jim157

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    Ok let's try new area. Here is a heritage engine. It's enroute towards Boise. Best of luck. See if you can get Boxcab on his streak


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