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UP and CNW SD40-2's power the Milpitas - North Platte (EB) vehicle train. This train exceeded 7000 feet and had a "working" caboose. There were several carloads of railfans chasing this train and they would race east to see it "loop" over itself at Williams Loop.
The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" engineer switches cabs while paused at the wye in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. The train had a real "heritage" mix of Rio Grande, Western Pacific, and Southern Pacific locomotives. :)
Photo is self-explanatory - note the elevator centerpiece. Not that long ago two spurs run through, connecting CPs Sutherland sub with CNs Warman sub through the warehousing district (both now pulled up).
Portland & Western #2308 is leading the eastbound Toledo Hauler about to enter the Union Pacific mainline, near Union Pacific/Portland & Western joint yard. The Toledo Hauser has just traveled roughly 76 miles from the mill at Toledo over the Coast range and east towards it's final...
A relatively old ES44AC (#7/160 on the CPR) is running long-hood forward through the shops before being wyed.
Note the giant hangar in the background - the IMS forklift is normally stored there. You can see the top of the forklift itself right next to the building!
Later that day, he, CP...
Sutherland shops are equipped with a wye, which would be at most 15" if modeled in HO scale. Neitherless the less CP turns various unit sets there, from 3SD40-2's to 2AC4400CW's, a single ES44AC in this case. The key is doing it slowly, as the unit leans into the curve. The only consist...
I had to wait for Amtrak #7s consist to clear the Coach Wye in Seattle. We were running against the current of traffic account an extra Sound Transit commuter with F59PH #908 pushing the consist toward Seattle. The Seattle skyline can be seen in the background.
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