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Date: 12/09/12 23:36
Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: oyw

'Tis the season for taking the wife to the mall and shopping for presents. Today, she suggested we make the 40 minute drive up to the Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, trying to beat the crowds in our local area. Knowing we might see something in Cajon, I threw the camera in the car and away we went. Cajon was pretty quiet but on a hunch before hitting the mall, she agreed to let me take a quick detour to check out the Cemex/SWPC. It was about 11:30AM and last April I chased the train leaving the mine around the same time and, as luck would have it about 5 miles out, I spotted them heading back to the plant. Ex-UP/ex-CNW SD60 416, still with 2125 in the number boards, had eluded me until now. Here are two "grab shots" that helped make the shopping trip less painful.

1) Arriving the plant in Victorville with 21 hoppers at 12:03PM.

2) A few miles earlier, just west of the landfill, a rolling roster shot of the ambiguously numbered yellow locomotive. The UP lettering was completely removed and the Cemex lettering is very tastefully done.

Thanks for looking,

OYW






Date: 12/10/12 00:23
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: lwilton

Nice! Good-looking logo, nice clean engine, nice clean train. If I had any complaint it would be that the engine looks like UP until you look closer.



Date: 12/10/12 00:49
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: loopy7764

Nice shots. Now I'll have to go catch it too.



Date: 12/10/12 01:05
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: sp5312

Man, the last time I chased that line they were still running the fM's



Date: 12/10/12 04:37
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: electromac

Photos of the Gevo? Anyone.........



Date: 12/10/12 06:48
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: 3rdswitch

Great catch Bob,
JB



Date: 12/10/12 07:18
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: erielackawanna

Very nice, Bob.



Date: 12/10/12 07:54
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: ACR_Ted

Does anyone have any shots of the hopper cars? They look like 3 bay Ortner rapid discharge cars.

Thanks

Ted



Date: 12/10/12 08:44
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: NSDTK

The GEVO is at the Tx facility



Date: 12/10/12 19:42
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: coosbaytoday

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.
Looks like the number on the cab doesn't match the number in the number board...or is it just me?
Todd Montgomery
Springfield OR



Date: 12/11/12 07:30
Re: Not normally a big fan of Christmas shopping...
Author: octrax

A new spin on UP colors.



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