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I don't know about the rest of posse but I am hiding in the warmth. UP was really quiet because of a derailment in North Bend. And then there was a bunch of family stuff last week. It is supposed to get up in the high 20's today and then snow a bit. I was hoping for more snow for photo ops, but we only got an inch. So hopefully we can catch up and make up for our lackidasical cold weather attitude. Tom
The layout of the industrial area we are in would make a great model railroad. There are 10 or so industries spread out over a square mile. And on the west end is the power plant that gets 100 car coal trains. Sometimes the train even goes north on the old Omaha Road tracks, now abandoned at Florence.
Can only speak for one-been in San Antonio (alas, no rr photos), but I'm back now and hoping to get trackside soon. Goal of my Texas trip--reenlist son for what may be the last time as he'll be good for 20+ years
And some clean up from earlier this month. I walked up the old UP, the original route of the transcontinental RR south of Millard, NE and north of Portal where the MP crossed. The last shot is looking north at the CB&Q(BNSF) bridge. I'll get closer later when the persons unknown are not under the bridge
Brad, I forgot to answer your question. MUD gets cars 2 or 3 times a year as near as I can tell. It is probably more. I will have the guy that is out with the UP when they set cars at my employer ask the train crew about that. They already think he is crazy for asking if they still kick cars in the north yard in the morning. Which they do. Why? So I can record the noise, er sound. Tom. P.S. Anybody want me to post some switching sounds?
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