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UP 8595 leads its Northbound Z train past the DPU of a stopped Southbound manifest. At this time that day, it was raining. However, later that day the rain turned to snow, and by the next morning there was about 10 inches of the white stuff on the ground making access to Cascan impassiable.
This covered hopper was sitting in Bend today. At first, I ignored it, but Rob Jacox was there as well and pointed out the old Co-Op lettering. You don't see a lot of the Co-Op lettering around much more today.
BNSF 736 came into town about three days ago, but what suprised me was that it is coupled and MU'ed to the local GP40M and GP39-2. I know a Dash 9 is a little heavy for some of the track the local needs to run on, so it is a mystery to me as to why it is where it is.
The fourth of ten SD40-2's on a light engine move being returned to the leaser. I did get a shot of the white face behind this one as well, but it didn't turn out very good. The other five units were not in a very good spot to be photographed as I would've had to stand on a highway onramp to...
These two GP's are the local power in Bend. One is GP40M number 3009, and the other is GP39-2 2723. The road crews use the road power to set out or pick up cars in Cascan. Then, the local crew goes to work making up a Northbound local every day. The local goes from Bend to Madras, OR, and...
The 8002 was leading a 10 locomtive light engine move South on the Oregon Trunk. All 10 locomtives were SD40-2's being returned to their leasers. Really a shame as the SD40-2 is one of my (if not the) favorite locomtives.
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