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randy moore
02-11-2005, 01:23 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
Bridge
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
Tateville
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
http://www.kd4jsl.com/NewRiverBridgeE020505rdm.jpg

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:
http://www.kd4jsl.com/NewRiverBridgeB020505rdm.jpg

The assault on the briars and the hill begin, this is NOT the sissy's way up
the hill
http://www.kd4jsl.com/NewRiverBridgeC020505rdm.jpg

The reward for climbing through briars, blood, sweat, tears, aching muscles
and all
http://www.kd4jsl.com/NS144NS8940NewRiverA020505rdm.jpg

The path down the hill was slightly easier, but not much until the very
bottom
http://www.kd4jsl.com/NewRiverBridgeD020505rdm.jpg

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

B747
02-12-2005, 02:25 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.

NicTrain35
02-15-2005, 04:57 AM
Great shots, Randy! Great job! :)
Nick