Today I spotted a westbound empty UP coal train in Arlington, Texas, on the UP Dallas Subdivision. The lead engine was UP 6769, and I later learned that the symbol for this train was CSFSM2-09. Obviously the C stands for coal, SF is the unknown origin I'm looking for, and SM stands for...
Snapshots taken from videos that I shot today can be found at:
The below observations were documented on the following video:
MP 228.99 UP DALLAS SUB (GSW PKWY, TRACK...
UP #4843 leads the Z-PDCS (Expedited Trailers - Portland, Ore. to Canal St. [Chicago, IL]) just west of Arlington, Ore. Power was the UP #4843 and 3 other SD70M's for power.. After leaving CP Biggs Jct., 4843 was running about 70-ish mph. At Arlington, we were finally ahead of this train.
This photo was taken at approximately 4:19 PM CST on 02/06/04, and this NS engine was leading UP's MTXFW-06 through Arlington, Texas. It was a Manifest from Texarkana, Arkansas to Fort Worth, Texas. It sure was sweet to hear that symphony of the K-5LA horn.
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