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Date: 11/29/19 21:41
FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

Thanks to a timely heads up today, we were able to intercept the FXE Monster Manifest heading to West Colton!  This was a big train, 148 loads, 18 empties, 16,027 tons at 10,726' in length!  Here are the details, Photos and the Video!  Enjoy!

FXE 4061 West
MFWWC-27 (Manifest-Ft. Worth-W. Colton)
148 loads, 18 empties, 16,027 tons at 10,726' in length
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FXE 4061 (EMD SD70ACe), FXE 4648 (GE ES44AC)
Mid-DPUs: UP 7854 (GE C45AH), UP 6291 (GE AC44CW)
End-DPUs: UP 6624 (GE AC44CW), UP 6839 (GE AC44CW)
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West of CP SP918 Casa Grande
UP's Gila Subdivision (MP 915)
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Casa Grande, AZ
2019.11.29 @ 3:38 PM

Photos #1-3 are the FXE Leaders!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/19 21:56 by RailFanAZ.








Date: 11/29/19 21:43
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

Photos #4-6 are the Mid DPUs and a BN Coil Car.

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com








Date: 11/29/19 21:44
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

Photos #7-9 are the End of Train DPUs.  Video Next.

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com








Date: 11/29/19 21:48
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

Here is the full train video, Thanks for Viewing!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com

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Date: 11/29/19 22:26
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: Ritzville

Nice catch Christina of that Mega train with the Ferromex units on the point. Also enjoyed the video with it's friendly toot-toot!

Larry



Date: 11/29/19 22:27
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Nice catch Christina of that Mega train with the
> Ferromex units on the point. Also enjoyed the
> video with it's friendly toot-toot!
>
> Larry

Thanks Larry!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 11/30/19 03:30
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: BigDave

Fun seeing an old Southern boxcar in the mix. Haven't seen one of those in a while.



Date: 11/30/19 03:58
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: goneon66

great catch.  thanks for the images, video, and train info.............

66



Date: 11/30/19 06:06
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: mexrail

I'm guessing those boxcars are carrying Mexican beer, added at El Paso, destined for the LA market.  PSR is evident with the many autoracks included on this train.  Interesting combo, beer and autos!

Mexrail



Date: 11/30/19 06:55
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: SCKP187

Really nice.  Good seeing foreign power ocassionally and all those blocks of boxes.
Brian Stevens



Date: 11/30/19 07:05
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: King_Coal

Beautiful skies and sun for your video. Love seeing and hearing trains moving at a good pace.



Date: 11/30/19 07:38
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: StStephen

Christina, are there any sidings left in AZ that are the old +/- 8300', or have they all been lengthened? Seems like there were two short ones between Yuma and Dome?  I believe there are a few between Yuma and Coachellla that have not been, but not sure. And at WC the longest receiving tracks are +/- 10,250' long, while the longest departure track is +/- 9,600' long. (any corrections/updates welcome)

Bruce



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/19 07:38 by StStephen.



Date: 11/30/19 09:33
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: 3rdswitch

Only one siding left between Yuma and Dome, Kinter at '8487, two main tracks now Yuma to Blaisdell MP746 + or -. I "think" some of the older fifty footers MAY have cotton in them? Nice catch.
JB



Date: 11/30/19 09:52
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: tomstp

I wonder how long it took to hump and assemble this train in Ft Worth.



Date: 11/30/19 10:27
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: FloridaTrainGuy

Just a side thought.  This monster took only about three minutes to pass.  It would be great to inform those idiots who try to beat such trains to a crossing to realize that three minutes is not worth the risk to your life or your family's life.



Date: 11/30/19 12:15
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: florida581

tomstp Wrote:
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> I wonder how long it took to hump and assemble
> this train in Ft Worth.

Probably not as long as you would think.  MFWWC-27 departed Ft. Worth with the 4 UP motors and 83 cars.  It set out 16 cars at El Paso's Alfalfa Yard.  It then picked up 99 cars, plus FXE 4648 and 4061, at Santa Teresa, NM.  The two FXE motors and 99 cars were previously the entire consist of MKBST-26 (Kirby, TX - Santa Teresa, NM). 

Andrew



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/19 12:16 by florida581.



Date: 11/30/19 15:13
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: tomstp

Thanks Florida.



Date: 12/01/19 10:32
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

StStephen Wrote:
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> Christina, are there any sidings left in AZ that
> are the old +/- 8300', or have they all been
> lengthened? Seems like there were two short
> ones between Yuma and Dome?  I believe there are
> a few between Yuma and Coachellla that have not
> been, but not sure. And at WC the longest
> receiving tracks are +/- 10,250' long, while the
> longest departure track is +/- 9,600' long. (any
> corrections/updates welcome)
>
> Bruce


Bruce,
Hope this helps.

West to East (Single Track and Sidings Less than 10,000') for the Gila Sub.
01. CP SP738 East Yard to CP SP743 Fortuna = Single Track.
02. CP SP747 Blaisdell to CP SP749 Kinter W = Single Track.
03. CP SP749 Kinter W to CP SP751 Kinter E = 8360' Siding.
04. CP SP751 Kinter E to CP SP753 Dome = Single Track.
05. CP SP771 Wellton to CP SP 776 Noah W = Single Track.
06. CP SP776 Noah W to CP SP777 Noah E = 8360' Siding.
07. CP SP777 Noah E to CP SP783 Colfred W = Single Track.
08. CP SP783 Colfred W to CP SP785 Colfred E = 8300' Siding. (Turns into Track 1 at CP SP785 Colfred E).
09. CP SP796 Mohawk to CP SP800 Stoval W = Single Track.
10. CP SP800 Stoval W to CP SP802 Stoval E = 8255' Siding.
11. CP SP802 Stoval E to CP SP811 Aztec W = Single Track.
12. CP SP812 Aztec E to CP SP819 Stanwix = Single Track.
13. CP SP831 Sentinel to CP SP838 Piedra W = Single Track.
14. CP SP841 Piedra E to CP SP845 Theba W = Single Track.
15. CP SP845 Theba W to CP SP847 Theba E = 8250' Siding.
16. CP SP847 Theba E to CP SP854 Gila Bend W = Single Track.
17. CP SP857 Gila Bend E to CP SP862 Bosque W = Single Track.
18. CP SP865 Bosque E to CP SP869 Shawmut W = Single Track.
19. CP SP869 Shawmut W to CP SP870 Shawmut E = 9035' Siding.
20. CP SP870 Shawmut E to CP SP876 Estrella = Single Track. 

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 12/01/19 10:33
Re: FXE Monster Manifest on the UP Gila Sub - 11/29/2019 (2x2x2)
Author: RailFanAZ

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



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