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In the Golden Days of Railroading Deshler was the Crossroads of the B&O linking key points such as Cincinnati to Chicago or Toledo to Cincinnati. Today much has changed of the years with many railroad mergers and more direct freight Deshler still remains to be the Crossroads of not the B&O but...
On September 28 of last year I headed for Spokane to attend a high school reunion. Just south of Ritzville I came across the first of many stopped trains. It was an eastbound grain train. At the west end of Tokio siding was a stopped intermodal. (Next two photos).
At the east end of Tokio siding...
When Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief developed running gear problems on the second unit P42DC, BNSF 1770, an SD40-2 was put on in Albuquerque. After hearing that it would lead the train, we went trackside to Bernalillo to catch the action.
This engine was built in 1978 as ATSF 5210...
We lead off with Amtrak 3 being led by AMTK 3 as it passes through Bernalillo, NM.
After a tragic derailment near Kingman, AZ, Amtrak 3 became Amtrak 4 in Flagstaff, AZ. Passengers were bused in from California and Kingman. Unfortunately, the train was still pointing west so BNSF 5836 was...
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