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Date: 03/20/17 16:25
A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: Ritzville

It was a Cold cloudy windy day in Ritzville, WA with some drips from the sky on the BNSF Lakeside Sub. The high-low was 48-29. More rain on the way. The MoW gang left today and didn't return leaving two flat cars behind on the team track. They may be all down in Sprague, WA with the flooding going on near the tracks. There was no traffic from 602am to 111pm. All grain so far today except one coal train I missed, It's been a light action day. Here are the catches from today and a couple from yeaterday.

3/19/2017

1. BNSF 2923 in the head-end mix of WB 445pm manifest train.
2. EB 503pm manifest train with BNSF 4679 and Warbonnet 708 on the point with DPU. 

3/20/2017

3. WB 111pm grain train with BNSF 8337-9232 on the pull with DPUs.








Date: 03/20/17 16:31
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: Ritzville

4, DPU's BNSF 8771-4431 on same train.
5. WB 139pm grain train with BNSF 4953-4150 on the pull with DPU and a friendly wave from the hogger.
6. DPU BNSF 4192 on same train.








Date: 03/20/17 16:35
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: Ritzville

7. EB 307pm grain train with BNSF 7706-5152 on the point with DPU's.
8. DPU's BNSF 7425-8178 on same train.
9. EB 331pm grain train with BNSF 7407-4447 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 03/20/17 16:49
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: Ritzville

10. WB 344pm grain train with BNSF 4913-4091 on the pull with DPU's.
11. DPU's BNSF 6731-7792 on same train.
12. WB 440pm grain/manifest train with BNSF 4173-7085 on the point with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.








Date: 03/20/17 16:52
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: Ritzville

13. DPU BNSF 7047 on same train.


That's it for this grain day. Hope everyone has a great evening and tomorrow. Thank you so much for looking!

Larry




Date: 03/20/17 17:02
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: fbe

That 4 hour work window which apparently was not cleared by noon as expected did not help things in any way.

So what's the story on that depot at the south end of Connell, WA? The architecture does not follow the lines of the usual railroads in the area.

There is a new book out called Railroads of the Couer de Alenes, Revised edition which is full of old times and gives a good history of all area lines east of you and into the Palouse. A good read to fill in background for you if you are into that. Be sure to get the revised edition.



Date: 03/20/17 17:22
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: SP8100

fbe Wrote:
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> That 4 hour work window which apparently was not
> cleared by noon as expected did not help things in
> any way.
>
> So what's the story on that depot at the south end
> of Connell, WA? The architecture does not follow
> the lines of the usual railroads in the area.

fbe,

I believe that is the former UP depot from the line that came from Hooper Jct.


SP8100
 



Date: 03/20/17 20:26
Re: A Light Traffic Day On First Day Of Spring
Author: SCKP187

Nice set of photos Larry.  Quite a few trains for such a slow day.  A huge amount of grain for sure.
Brian Stevens



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