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UP 6055 leads a long string of empty ethanol cans eastbound along the San Francisco Bay. The mid-afternoon light wasn't the greatest, but I've long wanted to get a shot of a freight train at this spot. Beggars can't be choosers.
A Bay Colony locomotive heads back to Millis through Needham after dropping cars of in Newton in the mid-2000s. Trains no longer travel this line, which once belonged to the New Haven. (From a scanned slide.)
Bound for Thunder Bay, CP 5982 leads this westbound train around the curves and through the 110' Mink Tunnel at mile 72.9 on the CP's Heron Bay sub. Already through Red Sucker tunnel at mile 71.5, the 5982 will pass through six tunnels enroute to its destination. September 13/2006
A pair of former SP tunnel motors and a Rio Grande GP40-2 take a Roseville to San Jose manifest past Pinole, California in March of 2002. The t-motors were in their last days of service. First for their age, and second for the closing of the yard at San Jose just two years later.
Every engine displayed here, was on and idling. It was a really cool sound. Here, IR 6 is attatched to IR 2, OSS 3757 is by itself, and HBRY 5008, 5009, and NKC 3 are ready to go to Eola, which won't happen for another 24+ hours...
TBPX 0007 serves as a rider car accompanying the Cracker Train, and it appears to be of CN heritage. Note the stream of smoke coming from the lower quarters. The tankers at the rear of the picture are on CN 313
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