View Full Version : A Day of Acceptable Power

08-08-2004, 05:44 AM
Taking advantage of some excellent weather, Randy Moore, Emmett Bell, and I decided to head out this morning to capture the action around Danville and on the Second District. It turned out to be a good day for EMD power (heading in the right direction too). Traffic died down in the mid-afternoon, but that did allow us to enjoy lunch at the Science Hill Burger Shack. A total of 18 trains were seen, and four more were heard on the radio. The great weather today allowed for quite a few "keepers". The highlights are in order as follows.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72789 - A late 376 at Harrodsburg behind an NS SD70M

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72792 - A C39-8 at the point of 223 is smoking profusely as the engineer throttles up

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72793 - "Catch of the Day" 143 arriving at Danville behind an MRL SD45.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72795 - 197 rolling at track speed through Bowen behind an EMD trio.

What could be better than an EMD trio? How about an EMD quartet...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72797 - 133 at Bowen with four fine EMD locomotives.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72800 - Here's that 143 at Junction City.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72803 - 143 again at Bowen, struggling to get moving again after meeting two northbounds.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72807 - My final shot of 143, at Kings Mountain. Talk about some joyful noise...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72809 - An SD50 leads 229 south around the big curve at Norwood. Nice to see some older power on this southbound hotshot.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72811 - My first shot of 111 in it's "new" form with the Coors' beer tanks on the head end.

And finally....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72812 - 236 rockets through Moreland behind a Dash 8 and a Dash 9.

Hope y'all enjoy, and as always, thanks for looking!

08-08-2004, 06:57 AM
Looks like you had a pretty good day. I was thinking about heading out today to do some railfanning myself but it was cloudy and crappy so I decided to call it off since i have a very unsucessful day yesterday with clouds. Insted I went to see Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle, excellent movie I might add. Anyways back on topic... Yea not a good day to go out for me but looks like you had an awsome day!

E.M. Bell
08-08-2004, 03:29 PM
well..here is my version of the same thing..differnt angles and such...

ou Know its gonna be a groovy day when...Its August and the temp is 49 degrees
when you wake up...There is hardly a cloud in the sky and it stays that way all
day...99% of the Southbound trains have more EMD's than GE's and the is a
healthy mix of "furrin" power...

Caleb, Randy and myself departed in a Southward direction just after sunrise
this morning to find the CNO&TP and LS alive with trains...it was going to be a
Heavy Southbound day. 143 had been reported with a MRL leader, so that was our
goal..the rest was just icing on the cake...lots of good shots, and we even
managed a relaxing bacon cheeseburger lunch with hot fudge sunday desert at the
Science Hill Dairy pimp during a lull.. Here are a few of the better ones..

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72757 not to long after sunup, 376
winds through Harrdosburg with a SD70M leader and a BNSF and WC behind
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72758 223 At Danville with a NS
C39-8E and UP SD70M
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72760 MRL 346 leads 143 into
Danville..who says you cant find a little scenery in a yard??
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72762 WSOR boxcar, painted for the
70th year of Model Railroader magizine
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72768 143 with MRL leader leaves
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72769 143 lays back at Geneva
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72770 My favorite shot of the
day..143 at Norwood
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72772 229 at Norwood with a CR
SD50 leader
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72773 111 at the Coon Hollow Dip at
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72774 236 late in the Evening
blasting up Moreland hill.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72764 197 at Bowen with a Trio of
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=72765 133 at Bowen with 4 EMD's...

08-08-2004, 03:52 PM
EMDs are groovy now? :P And I think it's a great day when something rare or neato shows up. None of this "EMD is groovy" stuff. :wink: