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Date: 11/17/12 11:06
Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: GrandeGold

Sunset on Soldier Summit
Oct. 12, 1996

James Belmont
Salt Lake City, UT




Date: 11/17/12 11:45
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: miralomarail

I can almost hear the Locomotive's straining as they try to keep moving



Date: 11/17/12 11:59
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: The_Chief_Way

those noisy, smelly, fuel inefficient, LOUD old things?
NO wonder here !



Date: 11/17/12 12:55
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: GrandeGold

The_Chief_Way Wrote:
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> those noisy, smelly, fuel inefficient, LOUD old
> things?
> NO wonder here !

Exactly!

James Belmont
Salt Lake City, UT



Date: 11/17/12 13:24
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: rehunn

It's interesting shot in that most of the time at that point the power is in Run 8
with a clean stack, must have had a signal just West of the picture and is now throttling
up.



Date: 11/17/12 13:24
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: BNSF6400

miralomarail Wrote:
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> I can almost hear the Locomotive's straining as
> they try to keep moving

Not only can I almost hear it, but I can almost FEEL it as the grounds rumbles under the mightly pull of these EMD beasts.



Date: 11/17/12 13:44
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: GrandeGold

rehunn Wrote:
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> It's interesting shot in that most of the time at
> that point the power is in Run 8
> with a clean stack, must have had a signal just
> West of the picture and is now throttling
> up.

They paused to set out a Martin swing helper in the yard. Note the tail end of an SP manifest at right. The pass was still very busy at this point, some four week after the merger. As many as two dozen trains per day. A distant memory now.

James Belmont
Salt Lake City, UT



Date: 11/17/12 14:55
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: tomstp

SD-40's and F's, nothing better sounding when wound up. Good shot James.



Date: 11/17/12 16:09
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: CT97

The_Chief_Way Wrote:
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> those noisy, smelly, fuel inefficient, LOUD old
> things?
> NO wonder here !

If Glade or Airwick came out with a fragrance called "Run 8" I`d buy it by the case.

Ct97



Date: 11/17/12 19:38
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: hiline

tomstp Wrote:
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> SD-40's and F's, nothing better sounding when
> wound up. Good shot James.

SD-40's wound up sound great!! Got too here two yesterday on the BNSF Gateway sub local with around 25 car's ,that was way late,running real short on hour's and in a hurry to make it back to K Fall's before the crew had died. After the quickest grab from the Bieber yard I have ever seen,pulled onto the main,backed up and picked up the Brakemen. They were headed back north, notch after notch, wide open real quick!! What a Awesome sound and sight that I am grateful to still get to witness. Bill



Date: 11/18/12 08:30
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: WichitaJct

Very nice. Four EMDs. I bet the sound was beautiful. GEs sound like washing machines on steroids.



Date: 11/18/12 15:12
Re: Is it any wonder we like trains?
Author: alco539

tomstp Wrote:
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> SD-40's and F's, nothing better sounding when
> wound up. Good shot James.

How bout' UTAH Gators,....AWESOME.!!



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