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Stan Lytle

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Saw the BNSF business train at Balmer this afternoon. About 14 cars, had all the usual passes, towns, and rivers. People were busy washing windows and doing repairs. I don't think the power had been so clean since it left Erie. Noticed the Rollins Pass had some wrinkles in the roof, like it might have been in a derailment in previous years. The train was parked in front of the yard office.


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I believe it came into town over Stevens Pass empty on the 16th. I have no info on when its suppose to leave Seattle and to where. Perhaps a RR'er can school us...


Lighting was not good at West Portal, so I shot video instead. Then I stopped at East Winton to get a nice wedge shot.



I wondered what they would do with the #7 meet. How long did Amtrak wait?

It was a rolling meet at Bearing. The eastbound morning Z held the main at Goldbar. While I was waiting along the river for my first shot, I heard the DS tell the crew they could have breakfast at Goldbar.

A westbound stack train was at Berne for just over 2 hours waiting. It then met the Z at Scenic.

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