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Date: 01/01/18 15:48
A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: Ritzville

It was a frozen cold overcast day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub with a high-low of 26/19. I'm sure many parts of the country are colder than in the backyard at the moment. Not a warm start to 2018, lol. Traffic was light today with only 9 trains since 830am. Here are the few trains I managed to catch today, very slippery outside.

1. A rare catch in daylight WB 836am #27 The Empire Builder to Portland with Amtrak 195 on the point with it's snow face. Over 4hrs late. Thanks Zachary!
2. Another side shot of Amtrak 195 on same train.
3. WB 910am "Q" train with BNSF 5807-H1 1039 on the pull with DPU.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/18 15:49 by Ritzville.








Date: 01/01/18 15:54
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: Ritzville

4. Another shot of BNSF H1 1039 on same train.
5. DPU BNSF 4052 on same "Q" train.
6. EB 1008am auto train with BNSF 9229-8344 on the point with DPU.








Date: 01/01/18 15:58
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: Ritzville

7. EB 325pm manifest train with BNSF 6347-9259 on the pull, no DPU.


That's it for this frozen day. Hope everyone had a great New Year's weekend. Here's to a fun 2018! Thank you so much for looking!

Larry




Date: 01/01/18 16:34
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: DaveL

Well Larry,

The month of Dec. here (Greenville CA 3550' BNSF Gateway Sub. mp 193.5)
had 4 days over 50f (0 over 60f) and 1 low over 30f. All other lows were 'teens and twenties.
Oh, and today 1-1-18 the high was 56f (highest since 11-26). Also the only "white stuff" I have is 1/2" of
hoar frost in the coldest parts of shaded areas.

Dave



Date: 01/01/18 16:37
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: funnelfan

Saw a loaded grain train 2x2 go by a short while ago with a BNSF Gevo with a burned intercooler and UP SD70M #4446 on the point, and a recently washed BNSF CW44-9 H2 and a NS ES44T4 on the rear. That train was followed shortly by a Roberts Bank Coal train with a Gevo-SD70ACE-Gevo consist on point and I didn't catch the DPU. Earlier I saw a loaded UP Potash train with almost all new Canpotex cars. Just missed the head end, but the rear DPU was a pair of fairly clean CP Gevos.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 01/01/18 16:56
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: Ritzville

funnelfan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Saw a loaded grain train 2x2 go by a short while
> ago with a BNSF Gevo with a burned intercooler and
> UP SD70M #4446 on the point, and a recently washed
> BNSF CW44-9 H2 and a NS ES44T4 on the rear. That
> train was followed shortly by a Roberts Bank Coal
> train with a Gevo-SD70ACE-Gevo consist on point
> and I didn't catch the DPU. Earlier I saw a loaded
> UP Potash train with almost all new Canpotex cars.
> Just missed the head end, but the rear DPU was a
> pair of fairly clean CP Gevos.


Too bad it gets dark so soon, would like to have taken a picture of those trains.

Larry



Date: 01/01/18 17:27
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: bmarti7

Thanks Larry. I think 7/27 was turned at Spokane last night.

BB



Date: 01/01/18 18:36
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Set Larry, Happy New Years!

RailFanAZ - RailFanning BNSF & UP
AZ, CA, NM, TX
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 01/01/18 18:58
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: rrartist

-17 here in La Crosse WI, Amtrak was (is) 11 hours late as well as many BNSF trains. Thank you for your superb coverage out West, it is much appreciated by me!



Date: 01/01/18 22:26
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Larry --
Thanks for the nice photos of the passing
parade of trains. And the Builder was late
enough for you to catch it in the daytime!
Nice work! Stay safe and warm up there!

rrartist ---
BRRRR!!!!!!!!! I do not know now you folks
out there stand it when it is that COLD!!
LOVE your art, even if I do not always say so.

Happy New Year, everyone!



Date: 01/02/18 07:11
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: oklachaser

Nice series of photos Larry. At least you have some snow to go with the cold temps. I wouldn't mind the frigid temps so much if we had some snow; but no snow just temps in the teens during the day with wind chills in the single digits to minus zero & below. I don't know if the frigid temps are a factor but I heard on the scanner yesterday of rails breaking on both the UP & BNSF around Tulsa.

Ronda Thomas



Date: 01/02/18 07:12
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: 4400horsepower

Thanks for the GREAT shows last year Larry, keep up the good work. Happy New Year to you and yours out West. Here in the Midwest it's -23 this morning, we might, that's a small might, see 0 before the end of the week. BBRRRRRRRR

Brian
Burlington, Iowa



Date: 01/02/18 09:06
Re: A Cold Start To 2018 Brrrrrr!
Author: SCKP187

A good start for the year Larry. Always like to see what types of traffic are in your area and look forward to your next posts. Happy New Year.
Brian Stevens



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