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  1. Yellow jackets and a hornet

    Yellow jackets and a hornet

    UP and CNW SD40-2's power the Milpitas - North Platte (EB) vehicle train. This train exceeded 7000 feet and had a "working" caboose. There were several carloads of railfans chasing this train and they would race east to see it "loop" over itself at Williams Loop.
  2. Pausing at the wye

    Pausing at the wye

    The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" engineer switches cabs while paused at the wye in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. The train had a real "heritage" mix of Rio Grande, Western Pacific, and Southern Pacific locomotives. :)
  3. Downtown Saskatoon

    Downtown Saskatoon

    Photo is self-explanatory - note the elevator centerpiece. Not that long ago two spurs run through, connecting CPs Sutherland sub with CNs Warman sub through the warehousing district (both now pulled up).
  4. Portland & Western RR - Toledo Hauler

    Portland & Western RR - Toledo Hauler

    Portland & Western #2308 is leading the eastbound Toledo Hauler about to enter the Union Pacific mainline, near Union Pacific/Portland & Western joint yard. The Toledo Hauser has just traveled roughly 76 miles from the mill at Toledo over the Coast range and east towards it's final...
  5. Alley cat

    Alley cat

    A relatively old ES44AC (#7/160 on the CPR) is running long-hood forward through the shops before being wyed. Note the giant hangar in the background - the IMS forklift is normally stored there. You can see the top of the forklift itself right next to the building! Later that day, he, CP...
  6. On the wye

    On the wye

    Sutherland shops are equipped with a wye, which would be at most 15" if modeled in HO scale. Neitherless the less CP turns various unit sets there, from 3SD40-2's to 2AC4400CW's, a single ES44AC in this case. The key is doing it slowly, as the unit leans into the curve. The only consist...
  7. The Y

    The Y

    A "Y" in the tracks by the City Park. It actually makes up a triangle.
  8. Wye Baby Wye

    Wye Baby Wye

    Amtrak No. 91, the Silver Star, backs up towards Tampa Union Station at the West Wye.
  9. Entering Tampa's West Wye

    Entering Tampa's West Wye

    Amtrak No. 91, the Silver Star, prepares to back up towards Tampa Union Station as it enters the West Wye.
  10. UP 5548 and company

    UP 5548 and company

    UP 5548 on the point of a light power move sent down from Dolores Yard to wye the power at the Wilmington Wye
  11. Amtrak and Sound transit at the Coach Wye

    Amtrak and Sound transit at the Coach Wye

    I had to wait for Amtrak #7s consist to clear the Coach Wye in Seattle. We were running against the current of traffic account an extra Sound Transit commuter with F59PH #908 pushing the consist toward Seattle. The Seattle skyline can be seen in the background.



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