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Date: 12/15/12 18:28
North Pole or Bust
Author: jmw

The Grand Canyon Railway's "Polar Express" whisks its precious cargo to the North Pole and a rendezvous with the fat man himself.

Images taken at the Pronghorn Rd crossing which is a little over four miles north of Williams, AZ.

Note: My wife took the second shot, which is actually the best of the three!

JMW








Date: 12/15/12 18:51
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: nikon1

Excellent set of photos. Especially the first one.
Charlie
MP 53 on the BNSF Topeka Sub



Date: 12/15/12 19:02
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: Tominde

Now that's a North Pole express. Just need that steam.



Date: 12/15/12 19:12
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: KV1guy

Love it..thanks! Last shot.....man that's a big train!



Date: 12/15/12 19:45
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: BNSF-6432

Excellent shots! Number 1 and 2 have Christmas written all over it



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/12 19:46 by BNSF-6432.



Date: 12/15/12 20:24
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: africansteam

Kudos to you and your wife!

Cheers,
Jack



Date: 12/16/12 03:20
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: GP25

Great pictures.


It's been a long time since I seen these
Particular F40s as bookends on a train.

Last time I was these as bookends.
When they was still used on the
old San Diegan Trains

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Date: 12/16/12 04:47
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: coaststarlight99

I'm getting cold just looking at these pictures!!! Like out of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles":

-"What do you suppose the temperature is?"

-"1"



Date: 12/16/12 08:37
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: oldhound

Great shots, wish I had been there for those. Thanks for the post.

Karl



Date: 12/16/12 10:58
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: arrow611

Hope your wife used a telephoto lens or setting (point-and-shoot) for that second shot. Otherwise, has she thawed out yet from becoming a "snow-woman?" Brrrrrr ! ! !



Date: 12/16/12 13:06
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: TomPlatten

Did they add a separate generator for the cars to those F-40's?



Date: 12/16/12 17:02
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: jmw

The #237 and #239 both have HEP generators. Only the #237 uses its HEP as it is the most efficient.

JMW

Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/21/12 09:29
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: milwrdfan

Are these separate gensets, or the original Amtrak HEP tied to the main generator? I ask, because at least the pictures of 237 seem to show an axillary exhaust stack on it.

Scott

jmw Wrote:
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> The #237 and #239 both have HEP generators. Only
> the #237 uses its HEP as it is the most efficient.
>
>
> JMW
>
> Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/22/12 11:25
Re: North Pole or Bust
Author: StrandedTexan

milwrdfan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Are these separate gensets, or the original Amtrak
> HEP tied to the main generator? I ask, because at
> least the pictures of 237 seem to show an axillary
> exhaust stack on it.
>
> Scott

239 has the original HEP tied to the prime mover. 237 has an independent motor and HEP generator, so it is used for power on these trains.



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