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Re: Bn

texaszephyr
 

They are definitely taking the cheap way on this. And when I say cheap, I'm talking K-Mart blue light special cheap.

They should have copied NS and done one unit in each predecessor roads. That would have been worth something.

Even the BNSG 9980 SD70mac from a few years back was better than this.

TZ




On Aug 18, 2020, at 10:46 AM, SCHULTZE wrote:

They're just decals. Lame as CSX.  Since the units were being repainted, why not shoot some real heritage schemes?
Norm Schultze  

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:41:46 AM CDT, Steve Grabman via groups.io <sgrabman@...> wrote:


I’d like to see a unit in Frisco mandarin orange and creme.

The other SG


On Aug 18, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:


Agreed, TZ. Pretty cheesy attempt. Maybe they should paint one in warbonnet?
On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 09:42:14 AM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


I wish they would apply ten heritage paint schemes to ten different motors.

The Denver Road logo isn't even on the unit completed so far.


TZ



On Aug 18, 2020, at 9:22 AM, jason wrote:

I read on Trains web site BN is painting 10 motors with their fallen flags logo. Get your cameras out!
Jason



Re: Bn

SCHULTZE
 

They're just decals. Lame as CSX.  Since the units were being repainted, why not shoot some real heritage schemes?
Norm Schultze  

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:41:46 AM CDT, Steve Grabman via groups.io <sgrabman@...> wrote:


I’d like to see a unit in Frisco mandarin orange and creme.

The other SG


On Aug 18, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:


Agreed, TZ. Pretty cheesy attempt. Maybe they should paint one in warbonnet?
On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 09:42:14 AM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


I wish they would apply ten heritage paint schemes to ten different motors.

The Denver Road logo isn't even on the unit completed so far.


TZ



On Aug 18, 2020, at 9:22 AM, jason wrote:

I read on Trains web site BN is painting 10 motors with their fallen flags logo. Get your cameras out!
Jason


Re: Bn

Steve Grabman
 

I’d like to see a unit in Frisco mandarin orange and creme.

The other SG


On Aug 18, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:


Agreed, TZ. Pretty cheesy attempt. Maybe they should paint one in warbonnet?
On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 09:42:14 AM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


I wish they would apply ten heritage paint schemes to ten different motors.

The Denver Road logo isn't even on the unit completed so far.


TZ



On Aug 18, 2020, at 9:22 AM, jason wrote:

I read on Trains web site BN is painting 10 motors with their fallen flags logo. Get your cameras out!
Jason


Re: Bn

Scott Kelm
 

Agreed, TZ. Pretty cheesy attempt. Maybe they should paint one in warbonnet?

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 09:42:14 AM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


I wish they would apply ten heritage paint schemes to ten different motors.

The Denver Road logo isn't even on the unit completed so far.


TZ



On Aug 18, 2020, at 9:22 AM, jason wrote:

I read on Trains web site BN is painting 10 motors with their fallen flags logo. Get your cameras out!
Jason


Re: Bn

texaszephyr
 

I wish they would apply ten heritage paint schemes to ten different motors.

The Denver Road logo isn't even on the unit completed so far.


TZ



On Aug 18, 2020, at 9:22 AM, jason wrote:

I read on Trains web site BN is painting 10 motors with their fallen flags logo. Get your cameras out!
Jason


New paint

jason
 

I read on Trains web page that B N is putting  falling flags on 10 motors. Better keep those cameras handy! 


Another deadly wreck near Wichita Falls

texaszephyr
 

Local news media is reporting a deadly roll over wreck involving a train near Jolly.

No other details at this time.

TZ


Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Gerald Hook
 

Decades ago, the Northwest Illinois Chapter (NRHS) published a booklet titled something like Railfan’s Guide to Photography.  I have a copy, somewhere, but can’t lay my grubby mitts on it. 

 

Does anyone out there have a copy?  If so, would you scan and post it?

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerard Kelley via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 8:48 PM
To: tomroise@...; panhandlerails@...
Cc: rs-talon@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

 

Howdy

While I am sticking close to home and taking care of cleaning up my various collections and closets I have been consolidating my photos prior to organizing them. I haven't been been very active really since slides passed into another technology lost to progress. Digital is a little easier to sort and store but I don't have the hands for good stuff anymore.

 

But I get a smile when I can catch a train as opposed to an engine shot and if there are signals and other rail facilities that smile gets big. You caught some nice ones.

 

Early in Railspot history we had a discussion about how to improve taking pictures and I seem to recall Jimmy Barlow summarize the discussion with a list something like a bow saw, loppers, and as tall a step ladder that you could fit in your vehicle. Oh, and others suggested high ground, a bridge over the tracks even a wide bend. I have taken photos in the panhandle but sometimes they seem like a grain elevator or part of one with a train in it. Nathan you have a great lense work the long view and the backgrounds and f.regrounds . You might consider the high ground at that bridge if accessable and safe. Cropping or editing the image before posting can also be effective. I like the images in your string with people and the Amtrak trains. The right people acting naturally with context  also adds a lot.

 

Nice work.


G. Kelley

Arlington Tx




-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...>
To: Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...>
Cc: rs-talon <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 03:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Thx for showing the whole train.  I’m bored with the power. Now want to see the cars. Especially the manifest trains...

Tom Roise

 



On Aug 17, 2020, at 12:42 AM, Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:





August 1

 

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

 

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.

 

 

I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)

 

 

August 2nd

 

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

 

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958

 

 

Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.

 

 

We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.

 

 

A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by

 

 

We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 

 

 

Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

 

Thanks for looking

 


Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Gerard Kelley
 

Howdy
While I am sticking close to home and taking care of cleaning up my various collections and closets I have been consolidating my photos prior to organizing them. I haven't been been very active really since slides passed into another technology lost to progress. Digital is a little easier to sort and store but I don't have the hands for good stuff anymore.

But I get a smile when I can catch a train as opposed to an engine shot and if there are signals and other rail facilities that smile gets big. You caught some nice ones.

Early in Railspot history we had a discussion about how to improve taking pictures and I seem to recall Jimmy Barlow summarize the discussion with a list something like a bow saw, loppers, and as tall a step ladder that you could fit in your vehicle. Oh, and others suggested high ground, a bridge over the tracks even a wide bend. I have taken photos in the panhandle but sometimes they seem like a grain elevator or part of one with a train in it. Nathan you have a great lense work the long view and the backgrounds and f.regrounds . You might consider the high ground at that bridge if accessable and safe. Cropping or editing the image before posting can also be effective. I like the images in your string with people and the Amtrak trains. The right people acting naturally with context  also adds a lot.

Nice work.

G. Kelley
Arlington Tx



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...>
To: Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...>
Cc: rs-talon <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 03:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2


Thx for showing the whole train.  I’m bored with the power. Now want to see the cars. Especially the manifest trains...

Tom Roise


On Aug 17, 2020, at 12:42 AM, Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:



August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Tom Roise
 

Thx for showing the whole train.  I’m bored with the power. Now want to see the cars. Especially the manifest trains...

Tom Roise


On Aug 17, 2020, at 12:42 AM, Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:



August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Red River & Gulf - Aug 15-16 Work Session Report

Jason Rose
 

Report: http://www.redriverandgulf.net/Work-Session-20200815.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Rose

<>< 

RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto

 


--
 

 

 

Jason Rose

<>< 

RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto


Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Earl Needham
 

👍👍👍

Thanks for the pictures.  Very enjoyable!

Earl
Clovis


On Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 11:42 PM Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:

August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Nathan Herring
 


August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Re: BNSF and L&D action at New Iberia, Abbeville, and places in between -- 15-16 August 2019

Tom Roise
 

Great stuff

Hard to believe the mill was that busy just one year ago.......

Tom 

On Aug 15, 2020, at 9:49 AM, James Robichaux <robichauxenterprises.jr@...> wrote:


These two sets of pictures, the first one rather small and the second one ridiculously large, made on consecutive days one year ago go together.

One year ago today, I made this small set of images in New Iberia, Louisiana, on a very wet afternoon, showing a BNSF Railway crude oil train and some Louisiana & Delta Railroad action, including the bringing of a just-built train for the Abbeville Branch onto the beginning of the branch.

The next day, one year ago tomorrow, I made this really large set of images of action on the branch.

Thanks for looking.


James


Train incident tonight in Wichita Falls

texaszephyr
 

News reports are still pretty sketchy but it’s sounding like a motorist waited until a train activated the crossing gates at North Beverly Street, then pulled up, put car in park, exited vehicle and then ran up onto the tracks where they were struck at speed.

TZ


BNSF and L&D action at New Iberia, Abbeville, and places in between -- 15-16 August 2019

James Robichaux
 

These two sets of pictures, the first one rather small and the second one ridiculously large, made on consecutive days one year ago go together.

One year ago today, I made this small set of images in New Iberia, Louisiana, on a very wet afternoon, showing a BNSF Railway crude oil train and some Louisiana & Delta Railroad action, including the bringing of a just-built train for the Abbeville Branch onto the beginning of the branch.

The next day, one year ago tomorrow, I made this really large set of images of action on the branch.

Thanks for looking.


James


Rail Passengers Sunset Limited Regional Briefing | Less Than A Week To Go!

D. Howard Bingham
 

DEADLINE LESS THAN WEEK AWAY.

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Posted: Aug. 13, 2020, 08/13/2020, 07:38 pm CDT

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:25:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: Joe Aiello | Field Coordinator <jaiello@...>
Reply-To: Joe Aiello | Field Coordinator <jaiello@...>
To: Howard Bingham <ke5apj@...>


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Dear Howard,

Join us next Wednesday, August 19th at 3pm Eastern, when Rail Passengers senior staff will host the fourth event in our advocacy webinar series -- which will focus on the campaign for daily service on the Sunset Limited. Registration will close on Monday, August, 17th. Space is limited to 475 participants so reserve your spot now.

In this briefing, we will:

  • Be joined by Rail Passengers Texas Council Member Bruce Ashton to talk about the history of the Daily Sunset campaign. 
  • Discuss the ongoing efforts to return daily service to the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Los Angeles featuring presentations by Steve Roberts, President of the Rail Passengers Association of California & Nevada and George Chilson, Chairman Emeritus of Rail Passengers Association - followed by Q&A with them and other team members.
  • Explain the IMPLAN economic modeling tool and how it can be used in the advocacy world.

Join us for a fast paced webinar about this initiative. Learn about the market and the economics that make running the Sunset Limited daily along on the I-10 Corridor an important but long neglected public priority. Understand the challenges we face and the strategies we’ve developed to overcome them. Explore how the Daily Sunset campaign could be a template for increasing frequencies on other long distance routes and for adding new routes to the national Interstate system to make train travel a more widely available and attractive travel choice for more Americans.

Submit your questions at mbutler@... with the subject line "DAILY SUNSET QUESTIONS" . Deadline for submission is Tomorrow, Friday August 12th.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

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From Fox News - Australia cane train derails after colliding with farm harvester crossing tracks, dashcam video shows

Tom Roise
 

An Australian sugar company has released dashcam video of one of its cane trains colliding with a slow-moving farm vehicle crossing the tracks last month in a public appeal for safety following a spate of recent incidents around its railway network.


https://www.foxnews.com/world/australia-train-collision-sugarcane-video


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Re: Fw: Bridge Hunter Web Site

Gerard Kelley
 

Howdy Norm,

Looks like another site I'll need to pack a lunch for who knew? I'm just wondering now but tunnels ? Just Bascules? New source of knowledge...
Thanks,
G. Kelley
Arlington Tx


-----Original Message-----
From: SCHULTZE <schultze@...>
To: RS-TALON <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 12, 2020 10:53 am
Subject: [Railspot] Fw: Bridge Hunter Web Site



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Norman Schultze <schultze@...>
To: Mike schultze <mike.schultze@...>; Carl Lehman <clehman@...>; GERHARD STUEBBEN <stuebben@...>; Patrick Phelan <ptphelan@...>; Robert Kaplan <robert.kaplan1@...>; steven dickey <froggyaz@...>; cozephyr <cozephyr@...>; Steve Baxendale <baxendas@...>; Thomas Hoffmann <thoffmann@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:52:54 AM CDT
Subject: Bridge Hunter Web Site

Well, I've been muckin' around the Bridge Hunter website.  It's a real bonanza for RR photogs. First you can search by state. Within State, you can search by railroad, and the see pix and Google street view.  In addition there is the geo coordinates so that your GPS will take you right to it.  It will tell you the length of the span(s), the kind of bridge, and build date.  

Now all I need to do is figure out the difference between a Pony Truss, and a Warren Truss and many other bridge designs.

Plan your pix now.....

Norm


Fw: Bridge Hunter Web Site

SCHULTZE
 



----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Norman Schultze <schultze@...>
To: Mike schultze <mike.schultze@...>; Carl Lehman <clehman@...>; GERHARD STUEBBEN <stuebben@...>; Patrick Phelan <ptphelan@...>; Robert Kaplan <robert.kaplan1@...>; steven dickey <froggyaz@...>; cozephyr <cozephyr@...>; Steve Baxendale <baxendas@...>; Thomas Hoffmann <thoffmann@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:52:54 AM CDT
Subject: Bridge Hunter Web Site

Well, I've been muckin' around the Bridge Hunter website.  It's a real bonanza for RR photogs. First you can search by state. Within State, you can search by railroad, and the see pix and Google street view.  In addition there is the geo coordinates so that your GPS will take you right to it.  It will tell you the length of the span(s), the kind of bridge, and build date.  

Now all I need to do is figure out the difference between a Pony Truss, and a Warren Truss and many other bridge designs.

Plan your pix now.....

Norm