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Date: 11/28/12 20:19
Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: F40PHR231

While driving near Lava Hot Springs, Idaho I stumbled upon an empty "acid train" making its way towards Utah. Naturally I took this opportunity to grab a few shots, and the Olympic unit was an added bonus:

1) The TicTacTrain rolling west on the Oregon Short Line route.

2) A new crew boarded in McCammon, and after throwing two switches, the train took a left at the wye and continued south towards Cache Junction and Ogden.

3) Red Rock Pass, which is where Lake Bonneville (the larger lake that reigned before shrinking to what is now the Great Salt Lake) breached the mountains and drained towards the Snake River.

There was quite a bit of activity around Pocatello, and scoring three trains on the route through Cache Junction certainly made up for last week's bore of a drive. :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/12 20:22 by F40PHR231.








Date: 11/28/12 21:32
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: wesleygreer

Excellent shots!



Date: 11/29/12 00:00
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: coach

Just beautiful areas--really like the geography!



Date: 11/29/12 06:33
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: SP8595

Very nice trio of pictures!



Date: 11/29/12 07:53
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: SF5953

Very nice catch.



Date: 11/29/12 08:19
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: grahamline

That can be a tough line to shoot. I prefer the Idaho end of it myself.



Date: 11/29/12 15:14
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: ns1000

GRRREEEEAAAT pics!!!!!



Date: 11/30/12 15:32
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: DNRY122

TicTac train--that's a new one on me (here in Southern California), although the cars could be thought to resemble the "Jolly Green Giant's breath mints." And what kind of acid do the cars carry?
I wonder if any of the crew members refer to this job as "taking an acid trip" (they'd probably have to be almost as old as me, or at least be familiar with 1960's counter-culture).



Date: 11/30/12 19:43
Re: Today's set of TicTacs from Idaho to Utah
Author: F40PHR231

I think the cars serve some kind of fertilizer plant, based on previous posts by GrandeGold.



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