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Date: 03/25/20 15:52
A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

It was a cool cloudy and sometimes snowy day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub with a high-low of 39-31 with .20 of melted snow. Traffic was fairly steady with 29 trains since midnight. Here are some of the trains from today and a few from yesterday.

3/24/2020

1. EB 414pm manifest train with BNSF 8252-5290-9978-5791 on the point with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
2. EB 426pm grain train with BNSF 4216-4153 on the pull with DPU and a friendly wave from the conductor.
3. Nice clean green BN hopper rolling in same train for SP8100.









Date: 03/25/20 15:57
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

4.  EB 450pm grain train with BNSF 4610-267 on the point with DPU.
5.  WB 634pm grain train with BNSF 7351-6743 on the pull with DPU with a friendly toot-toot-wave from a friend at the throttle. Good roll-by!

3/25/2020

6.  EB 1035am auto train with BNSF 4010-3792-8334 on the point with no DPU.








Date: 03/25/20 16:00
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

7. Older UP auto rack with the old saying WE WILL DELIVER!
8. EB 1048am empty grain train with BNSF 7137-8060 on the pull with DPU.

Suddenly heavy snowfall

9. WB 1209pm grain train with BNSF 8368? on the very point with DPU.








Date: 03/25/20 16:08
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU BNSF 9268 on same train.
11. EB 1229pm manifest train with BNSF 5193-7345-9004 on the pull with no DPU.
12. EB 1251pm "Z" train with BNSF 7844-5143-4568-39?? on the point in heavy snowfall.








Date: 03/25/20 16:14
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

13. Lots of TOFC rolling in same "Z".
14. EB 110pm intermodal train with BNSF 7396 and Warbonnet 4714 on the point with DPU. Taken from open car window, lol.
15. Another quick shot of Warbonnet 4714. Sure nice to see a Warbonnet, been a long time!








Date: 03/25/20 16:22
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

16. EB 206pm intermodal/empty coal train with BNSF Orange Blast on the point with no DPU in heavy snowfall.
17. Another shot of same train in the heavy snowfall.
18. The End of same train.








Date: 03/25/20 16:27
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

As suddenly as the snow came, it went away just as fast.

19. WB 236pm graintrain with BNSF 3830 on the point with DPU's.
20. DPU's BNSF 7958-3987 on same train.

That's it for this interesting weather day. Hope everyone has a great evening and tomorrow. Thank you so much for looking! Stay safe!

Larry
​Ritzville, WA






Date: 03/25/20 16:43
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: bmarti7

Nice, big flakes 

BB



Date: 03/25/20 16:52
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

bmarti7 Wrote:
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> Nice, big flakes 
>
> BB

Now it's sunny and 43 degrees and you would never know it snowed earlier, lol.

​Larry



Date: 03/25/20 18:40
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: bobk

Nice series!



Date: 03/25/20 19:23
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: pedrop

Pic two is very nice.

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 03/25/20 22:27
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: SP8100

Ritzville Wrote:
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> 4.  EB 450pm grain train with BNSF 4610-267 on
> the point with DPU.

Larry,

#4 was going to our railroad at Four Lakes, Washington.    Glad it was in the day unlike some grain trains that sneak by you in the cover of darkness!!!


SP8100



Date: 03/26/20 07:02
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: SCKP187

Wow, amazing snow.  Nice shots Larry and good to see a few EMDs.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/26/20 09:34
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: santafe199

That  weather change is amazing. Good coverage!

Lance



Date: 03/26/20 13:43
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: Ritzville

Thanks everyone!

Larry



Date: 03/26/20 16:30
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: rrartist

Very nice Larry, very nice indeed!



Date: 03/27/20 22:54
Re: A Surprise Heavy Snow Showers On The BNSF
Author: isambard

Super snow photos!



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