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cmherndon
11-18-2004, 04:26 AM
This past Sunday, EB and I headed out in hopes of shooting a 112 with a brand new GEVO unit leading (what's wrong with us?). While 112 didn't make it up here before daylight, there was plenty of rail action going on despite crewless trains. At one point, the North End dispatcher had only single track between Waynesburg and Junction City due to trains being tied down at Junction City, Geneva, and Kings Mountain. There were also a few more tied down south of there, as well. The mess finally started to get cleaned up in the early afternoon after there were some rested crews available. Amazingly, there was never a large dead spell, and a total of 18 trains were viewed in a little less than seven hours. The highlights are as follows.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85074 - 133 weaving around a crewless 49T at Bowen.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85075 - A wide angle shot of 223 at Palm.
http://www.cmherndon.com/other/ns223palm/ - A 17 mm shot of 223's train.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85076 - A crewless 123 at Geneva with an SD70 leading.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85077 - 167 passing 123 at Geneva
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85078 - A three window UP SD60M leads 215 south through Moreland.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85079 - 143 with a clean pumpkin rolls south through Moreland.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85080 - Catch of the day! 58N at the wye with NS 6130 running like a locomotive ought to be run.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85081 - NS 6130 running light so the locomotive can be turned around at the wye due to a broken ditch light.

What would a railfan trip be without an outtake?

http://www.cmherndon.com/outtakes/grassroots - George W. Bush's "grass roots" campaign which helped win four more years for the good guys.

Hope y'all enjoy, and thanks for looking!