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Date: 09/09/19 15:28
Big Lunes On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

It was a cloudy to partly cloudy day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub with some showers in the morning. The high-low was 72-53 and .10 of drips. Traffic was OK for a Monday with 25 trains so far. Though thirteen came by before 700am. Here are some of the roll-byes from today and several from yesterday.

9/8/2019

1. WB 322pm intermodal train with BNSF 7819-8413-8375 on the point with no DPU.
2. WB 347pm oil train with BNSF 5262-4620 on the pull with DPU's and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
3. DPU's BNSF 6516-3893 on same train.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/19 09:08 by Ritzville.








Date: 09/09/19 15:32
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

4. EB 503pm manifest train with BNSF 8436-4818-7437 on the point with no DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
5. WB 606pm ethanol train with BNSF 5022-4611 on the pull with DPU's and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
6. DPU's BNSF 7522 and CSXT 5215 on same train.








Date: 09/09/19 15:38
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

9/9/2019

7. WB 954aqm grain train with BNSF 7006-6617 on the point with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
8. DPU's BNSF 5333-8075 on same train.
9. EB 1012am intermodal train with BNSF 3816-6737 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 09/09/19 15:44
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: bbethmann

Hey Larry, what is a “Big Luna”? Is that some sort of railroaders term? Does it hurt to have one?

BTW......good webcam.

BB in Spokane

Posted from iPhone



Date: 09/09/19 15:46
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU BNSF 7005 on same intermodal train.
11. WB 1030am grain train with BNSF 6792-7248-4548 on the point with DPU and a friendly toot-toot-wave from the hogger. Lots of friendly crews today and yesterday.
12. WB 1136am "Z" train with BNSF 4350-5483-5163-9377-8586 on the pull with a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.








Date: 09/09/19 15:48
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Railpax71

Maybe it has been answered before, but I'd like to know what sensor is used to activate the webcam? :^)



Date: 09/09/19 15:50
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

13. Grab shot of EB 233pm empty ethanol train with BNSF 4321-4676-8331 on the point with no DPU.
14. The End of same train fading away under the clouds.
15. EB 255pm grain train with BNSF 7102 and CREX 1414 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 09/09/19 15:55
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

16. Another shot of CREX 1414 on same train.
17. BNSF 485233 The Denver Road Heritage Hopper with graffiti rolling in same train.
18. DPU BNSF 7157 on same train fading away.








Date: 09/09/19 16:22
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

Last train turned out to be a Mega-Train 2x1x1 which took at least 5 minutes to pass. Haven't seen too many of these yet in the backyard.

19. EB 407pm 2x1x1 manifest with BNSF 3946-4070 on the pull with DPU's and a friendly wave from the conductor.
20. Middle DPU 6683 on same train.
21. End of same train DPU 7062, a very LONG train.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA








Date: 09/09/19 16:26
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

bbethmann Wrote:
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> Hey Larry, what is a “Big Luna”? Is that some
> sort of railroaders term? Does it hurt to have
> one?
>
> BTW......good webcam.
>
> BB in Spokane
>
> Posted from iPhone

Just the Spanish word for Monday Bill, lol. It never hurts to have one, but it's better when you are retired.

Larry



Date: 09/09/19 16:29
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: goneon66

great catch on that "mega-train."  do they run many "non-clearing" beasts on the lakeside sub?

66



Date: 09/09/19 16:29
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

Railpax71 Wrote:
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> Maybe it has been answered before, but I'd like to
> know what sensor is used to activate the webcam?
> :^)

My sensor is ATCS Monitor, a God send for train location and chasing :^).

Larry



Date: 09/09/19 16:53
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

goneon66 Wrote:
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> great catch on that "mega-train."  do they run
> many "non-clearing" beasts on the lakeside sub?
>
> 66

That's only the third one of seen in a couple of months. They did meet a train at CP Tokio which is over 4 miles long. Last two megas were by when it was too dark to take pictures.

Larry



Date: 09/10/19 08:46
Re: Big Lunas On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: texchief1

Nice shots, Larry!  But it is lunes with an e.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/10/19 09:12
Re: Big Lunes On The BNSF Northern Transcon
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for the correction, I knew it was either a or e.

Larry



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