May 8, 2017
My thoughts, exactly.
As a locomotive engineer, it never ceases to amaze me, the forces involved to make thousands of tons of metal stack up like cord wood. I so hope no one was hurt in this. Looking at the images, it seems to be at a lower speed, but in signaled territory. I see many different types of cars involved. Mostly boxcars, flat bottom gons, along with bulkhead flats, I see the end of an airslide car too, the lumber is not burnt or scorched. I see some handrails in the images, maybe a LPG car.
BN U25C 5622, ex-NP 2522, Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
BN U33C 5707, ex-GN 2537, Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
Even though I never saw a real one, the NP paint scheme on that U-Boat has been a favorite of mine ever since I can remember.
C&NW F3A 233, ex-MKT 65A, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
Some Narrow Gauge remnants waiting to go back to Chama and Antonito, Alamosa, CO, July 1971 (Bob Jordan)
Man, that C&NW F-3 is another eye-popper Legoman. Wow. I grew up along the C&NW's Wisconsin Sub and just love the shot, nicely lit, mu cable draped over the headlight and all. I think I've stared at it for five minutes now.
Rio Grande K-37 495, Alamosa, CO, July 1971 (Bob Jordan)
A mixed bag of Rio Grande diesels at Denver, 1970/1971 (Bob Jordan)
Santa Fe Motorcar M-190, Albuquerque, NM, April 30, 1980 (J. V. Hopper)
Santa Fe GP7 2724, Denver, CO, Early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
A Santa Fe freight, headed by a trio of U23Cs, approaches the camera on a cold winter day in the early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
CNO&TP SD24 6315, Denver, CO, Early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
Interesting to see icicle breakers protecting the horns on that SD24.
That is odd. Does it get that cold in the south in the tunnels? I don't think even the Western Railroads used those. SP, D&RGW, even MILW never had that, hmmmm.....
The C,NO&TP is their link to Cincinnati, which isn't all that far south.
Icicles are more prevalent in the south where warm sun will melt snow and cold temps will freeze the drips into icicles, especially at tunnels and bridges.
Yep, and the lines through Asheville, NC (there are seven tunnels east of there on the Loops) and on west to Knoxville and Bristol see plenty of cold winter weather.
BN NW2 507 shuffles some UP E-Units at Denver in 1971 or 1972 (Bob Jordan)
UP U28C 2805, Denver, CO, Early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
How about those Rock units! I hope you have them too...
Pere Marquette SP-2 Pacific 4-6-2, 1940s, Michigan (????)
Southern 4501 roars toward the camera towing the Circus World Museum's consist, Oconomowoc, WI, July 1973 (Bob Jordan)
The Circus World Museum's train passes the camera in Oconomowoc, WI, July 1973 (Bob Jordan)
Santa Fe B40-8W 558, Denver, CO, early 1990s (Bob Jordan)
D&H PA-4 19 on its way back from Morrison-Knudsen, Denver, CO, February 20, 1975 (Bob Jordan)
Milwaukee Road EP-2 E-1, Deer Lodge, MT, April 29, 1958 (????)
Milw Bi-Polar and a PA?!