A day long chase of the EWG

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RPO clerk
It's an all day affair chasing the Eastern Washington Gateway from one end of the line to the other, over 100 miles of mostly 10 mph track and beautiful country. I spent the day with Steve Eshom, Robert Scott, Dan Bolyard and Richard Zoller. The show is about 37 minutes, all good!:D

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Bruce Butler

Professional quality for sure. Nice to see a video where the camera isn't shaking all over the place!

For those who might be interested, here is the history on the two locos shown in the video:

ex UP 2891 renumbered 9 Jan 2007
exx UP 8619 renumbered 16 Apr 2000
exxx UP 4049 renumbered 19 Mar 1999
exxx D&RGW 5362

Built: Jul 1975 Builder Number 756046-7
UP classification - SD40T-2R - UP yellow
reference: UtahRails.net

SD45, built 01/1968. Builder # 33857, frame # 7993-54. Ordered by the Pennsylvania, but delivered as Penn Central 6233. Served Conrail, then became CNW 6556, then NRE 6556, MRL 375 and finally IMRL 375. MRL blue.


RPO clerk
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 may refine this even more. Dan, that MRL horn is very pleasant, indeed!

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