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The boys stoke the stove in the Gibson Speeder and bring it off the rip track in preparation for an early morning project to clear the ROW of downed trees and debris resulting from the ice storm which hit the area during the past week. Sunday work means extra pay, but today they could be in for...
A foggy mid morning provides a ghostly atmosphere for this morning's Simpson run to Mill 5. The 1201 has around 40 log cars in tow with two engines pushing on the rear. (edit: new crop submitted 12/07/2011)
I have a couple new videos documenting operations on the Simpson Railroad both are "from the cab" perspectives.
"First Things First" shows the beginning of the workday where the guys start up the engine and begin the day with some switching before heading out to Mill 5:
"The Mill 5...
Florida East Coast 424 hits the diamond at the Simpson main. The old Gibson speeder was assigned to the section crew replacing ties along the creek. The GP40 has been working on the PSAP for over one year now.
Thanks, guys! Glad to share. I love short-line railroading. For those not familiar with the soundtrack intro, it's Paul Butterfield's "East West" (Mike Bloomfield, guitar) from which I grabbed the title name, seemed to fit nicely. I edited over an hour and a half of footage and maybe later I...
During its 12 hour journey through the wheat lands of North Eastern Washington the EWG train pulls through the town of Davenport. It will eventually arrive in Coulee City and tie down for the night, then return to Cheney the next day.
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