View Full Version : Slow Day at New River Bridge

randy moore
02-11-2005, 12:23 PM
I met up with Emmett last Saturday before the roosters were even up with the
New River Bridge on our minds. I had never been there so I was excited about
something new and exciting on the CNO&TP 2nd District. We had awesome
weather, NS just didn't cooperate with us very well. Oh well, thats the
life of railfanning.

I hope you enjoy these if you take time to look at them.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93832 <-- I15 on the New River
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93831 <-- 229 pulling the grade
at Pemberton
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93827 <-- A long tele shot at
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93830 <-- A pair of SD40-2 at
Mt View
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93828 <-- 167 rumbling through
Parkers Lake

Since we didn't get too many trains at New River, two to be exact, in
several hours, I got a little bored and started out on a little hike and
recon mission, to the top of the bridge. Now, been there, done that, not
going again, at least not that way. Here are a few pics of the bridge and
the path up and down, and one pic of a train on the bridge, at rail level.
Hope you enjoy, if you take a look.

Down on the floor of the valley, where I SHOULD have taken gotten the
picture of the next train

I took a hike up the gravel almost road up to the first bridge piller where
I got this pic, and it was a long, hard, uphill walk:

The assault on the briars and the hill begin, this is NOT the sissy's way up
the hill

The reward for climbing through briars, blood, sweat, tears, aching muscles
and all

The path down the hill was slightly easier, but not much until the very

Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoy taking them and posting them.

Randy Moore
Lawrenceburg, KY
NS Central Division, Louisville District, MP 330.5
My Pics on RP.NET http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=1229

02-12-2005, 01:25 AM
Thanks Randy, you do good work.

I enjoy looking, at Caleb, EM's, and your work. I plan on retiring around the Somerset, KY area in 9 more years. and your work gives me something to dream about.

Thanks again, and keep posting.

02-15-2005, 03:57 AM
Great shots, Randy! Great job! :)