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Date: 07/11/19 01:12
Trains in the Columbia River Gorge, June 2019, Part 2
Author: Rainier_Rails

Continuing this series with photos from Monday 6/17.

Here's a link to the previous Part 1: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4823862

Here's a link to the following Part 3: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4826983

1) 9:15 AM: On the BNSF Fallbridge Sub, ES44C4 #7096 leads a westbound manifest, along with CN ES44DC #2299, C44-9W #4525, and ET44C4 #3929.

2) 9:47 AM: Moving over to the UP Portland Sub, C44AC (AC4400CW) #6739 leads an eastbound empty grain unit, the GSVAET-16, along with SD70ACe #8523.

3) 2:34 PM: C45ACCTE (ES44AC) #7964 leads an eastbound manifest, the MPDOG-17, along with SD62E #2179 (nee-SD60 #6024), C44ACCTE (AC4400CW) #5988, and SD70M #5057.

Continued...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/19 02:06 by Rainier_Rails.








Date: 07/11/19 01:13
Re: Trains in the Columbia River Gorge, June 2019, Part 2
Author: Rainier_Rails

Next Three:

4) 2:59 PM: C45AH (ES44AH) #8177 leads an eastbound intermodal, the ITAG4X-17, along with C45ACCTE #8050, C44AC #7293, and 2 DPU's: C45ACCTE #7656 and SD70AH #8918.

5) 3:01 PM: View of the DPU's.

6) 6:18 PM: C45AH #8133 leads an eastbound intermodal, the ISEMN-17, along with C44AC #6288 (ex-SP #238), CSX CW44AH (ES44AH) #969, and C44ACCTE #5814 as the DPU.

Continued...








Date: 07/11/19 01:14
Re: Trains in the Columbia River Gorge, June 2019, Part 2
Author: Rainier_Rails

Last Three:

7) 6:19 PM: View of the DPU.

8) 7:34 PM: A westbound loaded soda ash, the OW1LV-13, with SD70ACe's #8404 and #8717, and 2 DPU's: C44ACCTE #5984 and SD70ACe #8562.

9) 8:57 PM: C45AH #8099 leads an eastbound empty soda ash, the OT4WV-17, along with SD70ACe #8674, C44AC #6469, SD70ACe #8339, and C44AC #7191.








Date: 07/11/19 09:37
Re: Trains in the Columbia River Gorge, June 2019, Part 2
Author: texchief1

I like your last shot the best.  Was it that dark or is that from the headlights messing with you exposure.  That is what usuall happens to  me in low light.  The surroundings are darker becausee of the head and ditch lights.

Thanks.

Randy Lundgren
 



Date: 07/11/19 18:47
Re: Trains in the Columbia River Gorge, June 2019, Part 2
Author: Milwaukee

Pictures 1 and 2 are impressive as they make the BNSF and UP lines look like they are virtually side by side.   Wouldn't you'd say there is at least a half mile between them with that being the Columbia River?   



Date: 07/12/19 01:25
Re: Trains in the Columbia River Gorge, June 2019, Part 2
Author: Rainier_Rails

texchief1 Wrote:
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> I like your last shot the best.
> Was it that dark or is that from the headlights messing with you exposure.
> That is what usuall happens to  me in low light.
> The surroundings are darker because of the head and ditch lights.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Randy Lundgren

Randy, yes, a combination of both the headlights lowering the exposure, and having the camera settings as to not have too much light; in dim conditions, on automatic these DSLR's will sometimes tend to want to overcompensate for the low amount of light available.

Milwaukee Wrote:
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> Pictures 1 and 2 are impressive as they make the BNSF and UP lines look like they are virtually side by side.
> Wouldn't you'd say there is at least a half mile between them with that being the Columbia River?

The camera was pointed north-northwesterly for the first photo, so at an angle across the river; using Google Earth, the measurement of distance from the UP to the BNSF along that line of sight comes out to 4,941 feet. But looking straight north across the river, depending on where exactly within the confines of the park, it is between 3,800 feet and 4,100 feet for the actual width of the River itself. Add about 590 feet at maximum for that distance (for the position of the UP, as it is set back from the River's edge about 590' at the center of the park), so between 4,390 feet and 4,690 feet. The BNSF is much more exactly parallel at Cooks siding (opposite Viento) to the River's shoreline than the UP is at the center of the park.



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