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    From last Wednesday (5/10/17) at the marsh. This northbound (tt/east) had a nice mix of power with a CSX unit (sans lightning bolt) up front...

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    and a 700 series War Bonnet on the rear.

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    Most of my MP 17 photos are taken while I am photographing birds at the Edmonds marsh, a rather unique pocket of nature tucked within an urban area. Here is a brief history of the marsh for those who may be interested.
    https://sierraclub.org/washington/ed...h-through-time

    A few "marshscapes" I took in 2016.
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    You have a few nice photos on their website, including that one of the coyote! I saw a coyote here in the middle of the city last week. Just wish my camera was ready for it...

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    A northbound (tt/east) with an interesting lashup passed by the marsh Tuesday (5/16/16) morning. Several of these units are probably older than many members reading this thread.
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    The first true "switcher" in BNSF paint that I have seen.
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    GP60B, a B unit for the 21st century.
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    2763 looks like a rebuilt GP30 based on the shape of the dynamic brake blister. The Diesel Shop says it is a former Southern unit, so it probably had a high hood that was replaced with a low hood during the rebuilding process.
    2361 is listed as a former Frisco unit.
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    The day continued at Brackett's Landing. Photos can be seen on the MP 18 thread.
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 05-18-2017 at 11:08 AM.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad_in_omaha View Post
    You have a few nice photos on their website, including that one of the coyote! I saw a coyote here in the middle of the city last week. Just wish my camera was ready for it...
    Thanks. I let many local groups and government agencies use my photos for educational purposes.
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 05-18-2017 at 11:09 AM.
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    Wednesday evening (5/24/17) I noticed a southbound (tt/west) freight headed by old units being held at MP 18. There were no legal parking spots (and few illegal ones..... a long local story) left on Sunset Ave., so I headed for the marsh. A northbound (tt/east) freight passed by before I parked. It must have been a power balance, as a lot of engines were in the consist including a KCS unit in the Southern Belle paint scheme.

    A second northbound passed by after I got set up.
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    I remember when rear helpers were never used on auto trains for fear the auto racks were too light and would be shoved off the tracks. I guess modern DPU radio technology has removed that concern.
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    The freight with the old power passed by after the auto rack train had cleared MP 18. I have no idea why that boat is parked by the tracks.
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    A light power move (probably the Gold Bar Turn) headed south (tt/west) past the marsh Friday afternoon (5/26/17). How often do you get to see an ABA lashup in the 21st Century?

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    Especially matched sets. I'm taking the Sounder every morning to Seattle up from Auburn for a new job, getting an eyeful of train activity. Possibly I should start packing my sorry excuse for a camera and see what I can photograph. First time I've ever used public transportation to get to a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damon Hill View Post
    Especially matched sets. I'm taking the Sounder every morning to Seattle up from Auburn for a new job, getting an eyeful of train activity. Possibly I should start packing my sorry excuse for a camera and see what I can photograph. First time I've ever used public transportation to get to a job.
    By all means take your camera and start a new, regular thread. You are bound to see something interesting roll pass the station platform while waiting for your train.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    The CN tank train passed the marsh Thursday (6/1/17) evening.

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