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Date: 02/10/19 16:23
A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

It was a Cold snowy day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub with a high-low of 18/9 with a 1/2 inch of snow showers today. More snow tonight and tomorrow. Traffic was fairly steady today. Here are some of the trains from today amd one from yesterday.

2/9/2019

1. EB 428pm auto train with BNSF 4239-5792 and Ferromex 4028 on the point with DPU.
2. DPU BNSF 6985 on same train.

2/10/2019

3. WB 947am grain train with BNSF 7117-4935-8235 on the pull with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.








Date: 02/10/19 16:35
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

4. BNSF 488312 Colorado and Southern Heritage Hopper with graffiti rolling in same train.
5. DPU 5317 on same train.
6. WB 1037am oil train with BNSF 8178-4245 on the point with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.








Date: 02/10/19 16:39
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

7. Same train with snow flying.
8. DPU BNSF 5361 on same oil train in snowfall.
9. WB 1159am coal train with BNSF 9177-7664 and CREX 1407 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 02/10/19 16:42
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

10. CREX 1407 on same train.
11. DPU BNSF 9156 on same coal train.
12. EB 1230pm manifest train with BNSF 4432-4901 on the point with DPU.








Date: 02/10/19 16:46
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

13. DPU BNSF 5220 on same manifest train.
14. WB 124pm #28 Empire Builder with AMTK #10 on the point about 13hrs late. Thanks Bill!
15. Another shot of same train.
 








Date: 02/10/19 16:51
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

16. The End of same train fading away in flying snow.
17. EB 339pm empty oil train with BNSF 4679-604-6662 on the pull with DPU in snowfall.
18. Another power shot of same train.








Date: 02/10/19 16:54
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

19. DPU BNSF 5970 on same train in flying snow.

That's it for today. Hope everyone had a great weekend and thank you so much for looking!

Larry
Ritzville, WA




Date: 02/10/19 17:08
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: railstiesballast

Down the Gorge at Washougal, Sunday was partly cloudy until mid afternoon and snow started about 400 PM. But yesterday's 8-9" accumulation stayed all day.
Whoever wanted to brave the highways could have taken some spectacular photos today, of trains and the whole world.  
In a brief trip Friday I could see how the fresh snow highlights the burn scars from last summer's fires on the Oregon side.
Even in the worst of the burn areas a few conifers survive.
Thanks as always Larry.



Date: 02/10/19 17:19
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

Wow, you did much better snow wise than we did on the East side. We only got about 2 inches of blowing snow with 40-50mph winds and COLD windchills(-10). Suppose to maybe get 3 inches more tonight and an inch tomorrow.

Larry



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/19 18:48 by Ritzville.



Date: 02/10/19 18:18
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: bmarti7

Ritzville Wrote
> 14. WB 124pm #28 Empire Builder with AMTK #10 on
> the point about 13hrs late. Thanks Bill!
> 15. Another shot of same train.

Larry -glad you caught 28. It (8/28) will be a daylight run across North Dakota. I wish it wasn’t Monday (busiest day of week for me). Otherwise it would be great to chase from Minot to Fargo.

BB



Date: 02/10/19 21:11
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: SCKP187

Nice ones.  Amtrak looks neat in the blowing snow, and of course good to see the coal trains.   Looks like you got enough snow to cover up the grocery store parking lot again.
Brian Stevens



Date: 02/10/19 22:22
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Series Larry!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 02/10/19 23:35
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: SP8100

Very "kewl" photo series, Larry!!!


SP8100



Date: 02/11/19 04:17
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: rrartist

Very nice Larry! Looks like we are in for more snow (8-10") tomorrow and winds later on this week! Take care and keep on posting these wonderful reports!



Date: 02/11/19 08:01
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Quakerengr

There you go again Larry,  another Heritage Hopper.  great updates!!  thanks,

Pat



Date: 02/11/19 13:59
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

Thank you everyone!

Larry



Date: 02/11/19 15:12
Re: A Snowy Sunday On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: ShastaDaylight

Stay warm Larry! Thanks for the great snow photos!

ShastaDaylight



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