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Thread: Tales of the Meridian Speedway

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    Looks like a SD70M kicked off mainline duty leading the local. I had to run one of them years ago from Wenatchee, WA to Seattle on a BNSF stack train, they were sure noisy and I didn’t like having to use a hand mike vice a regular phone handset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USSHelm View Post
    GPs, GPs, and more GPs. Swung through Gibsland looking for L&NW action Tuesday morning, but everything was quiet. Found a Louisiana & Southern manifest tied down at the end of the Gisbland yard. Ran up to Minden to look for switching action, and heard the dispatcher talking to a local south of Minden in Doyline heading for Sibley. Repositioned and caught the KCS local west of Doyline, in Sibley from the US371 overpass, and a backroad in Taylor.







    They couldn't find a better place to put the bell on #3846?
    "A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNSFEng View Post
    Looks like a SD70M kicked off mainline duty leading the local. I had to run one of them years ago from Wenatchee, WA to Seattle on a BNSF stack train, they were sure noisy and I didnít like having to use a hand mike vice a regular phone handset.
    I've been seeing more six-axle power on UP locals lately. Saw several SD70Ms on the Eagle Lake local this summer, and a pair of NS GEs the other day running the local in from the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMDGP30 View Post
    They couldn't find a better place to put the bell on #3846?
    The bells location probably has to do with theft deterrence.
    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Busy day. Rolled out at 0645 to catch the L&NW in Gibsland, no dice. Ran up to Homer and caught the northbound manifest just as it crossed US79. Chased from Homer to the AR state line, catching it four times. Went back down to Doyline after that to intercept EB traffic from Shreveport. Heard an EB train coming out of Shreveport on the radio, and it showed up 30sec later while I was pulling out of my parking spot. Gave chase, and caught it in Ruston going the cut in the middle of Tech. Been wanting that shot ever since I got to Tech. Later that afternoon I also caught two more WB trains passing through Choudrant.









    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Good shots. Get your railfanning done now before the heat, humidity, and bugs return.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    Good shots. Get your railfanning done now before the heat, humidity, and bugs return.
    Thanks. Will do.

    Went out to Arcadia the other night to work on some long exposures. While I was there a trio of KCS GP40s tied down in the passing track and a grain train passed through. The photos of the grain train came out soft due to the vibrations of the train shaking the camera.









    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Good night shots.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    A rare snowstorm dropped 1-2" of snow on Ruston last night. The high this afternoon was 28, with a good breeze out of the north. The original plan was to drive to a crossing and wait on the train from my car, but it did not get out of the shop as planned. Hitched a ride to campus and got trackside at 1200 and waited until 1330 when I stepped inside a friend's apartment to warm up for a moment. I was inside 10min when a train came by. Returned at 1400 and waited until 1545 when a stack train came into view. Those 3hrs were miserable, but I got the shot.

    This was a stack train that I missed by a hair earlier in the day.






    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Congratulations on the shots. I doubt you will get many more opportunities to take snow shots in Louisiana.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    Nice! Really like the night photos and the snow photos!

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