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Date: 07/30/20 16:42
62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

I decided that I just HAD to head out to Naperville to see the NP 313 and Babbling Brook observation car on Number 6. Nothing like a nice observation car on what would have been an ordinary train. The racetrack lived up to it's name as I saw 8 trains in 60 minutes. First, Number 4 arrived with the DOTX 221 behind the power. It met an outbound express Metra and one waiting around the corner. Then a Westbound BNSF mixed freight H-BRCGAL showed up with 3 former Amtrak cars on the rear. Then a Westbound stacks/piggyback/TOFC train showed up. Idk about you all but I do love seeing piggyback trains and trucks off the highway for long distances. Soon after the intermodal cleared 6 showed up with John Webb III's newly refurbished NP Dome Sleeper and his Babbling Brook observation Car with the markers. An outbound Metra came after 6 left. Not much later number 5 showed up with a decent amount of people boarding. Finally an inbound Metra came and left. The freight photos will be posted on the western board. Thanks for looking!

Seth- 








Date: 07/30/20 16:47
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

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Date: 07/30/20 16:51
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

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Date: 07/30/20 16:54
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

On the way home I saw a Virgin Atlantic 787-9 cargo flight. It's amazing how quiet the 787 is. This one is fitted with the Rolls Royce Trent engines instead of the GEnx. 






Date: 07/30/20 17:48
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: GP25

Where are the three Amtrak cars heading?

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Date: 07/30/20 18:03
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: jderoo

They have been bought by the Santa Fe 3751 group and are headed to Los Angeles.



GP25 Wrote:
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> Where are the three Amtrak cars heading?



Date: 07/30/20 18:26
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: GP25

Thank you


jderoo Wrote:
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> They have been bought by the Santa Fe 3751 group
> and are headed to Los Angeles.
>
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> GP25 Wrote:
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> > Where are the three Amtrak cars heading?

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Date: 07/30/20 19:24
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: bmarti7

Great series Seth - thanks for posting. Love the Dreamliner shot. I've gotten to ride a United 787-8 once and the cabin experience is amazing compared to other widebodies. Quiet, mood lighting, higher pressurized cabin resulting in much lower cabin altitude and fatigue. Boeing has a winner with the Dreamliner.

Bismarck Bill 



Date: 07/30/20 20:06
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

bmarti7 Wrote:
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> Great series Seth - thanks for posting. Love the
> Dreamliner shot. I've gotten to ride a United
> 787-8 once and the cabin experience is amazing
> compared to other widebodies. Quiet, mood
> lighting, higher pressurized cabin resulting in
> much lower cabin altitude and fatigue. Boeing has
> a winner with the Dreamliner.
>
> Bismarck Bill 

Thank you, Bill! I too enjoy flying the 787.



Date: 07/31/20 05:40
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: AndyBrown

Quite the jackpot there with all the extra passenger equipment.  All nice but especially the freight w/Amtrak cars.

Andy



Date: 07/31/20 09:17
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

AndyBrown Wrote:
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> Quite the jackpot there with all the extra
> passenger equipment.  All nice but especially the
> freight w/Amtrak cars.
>
> Andy

I agree! 



Date: 07/31/20 15:40
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: agent1522

Great pictures, Seth.  makes me wish I was still living there.



Date: 08/01/20 07:07
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: UP951West

Nice ones, Seth. The NP car looks sharp. I , too, like to see all TOFC freights. Thanks for sharing. --Kelly



Date: 08/16/20 22:55
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

agent1522 Wrote:
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> Great pictures, Seth.  makes me wish I was still
> living there.

Thanks! Still is, and forever will be the train capitol of the country! 



Date: 08/16/20 22:56
Re: 62 minutes in Naperville, IL on the BNSF "Racetrack"
Author: sethamtrak

UP951West Wrote:
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> Nice ones, Seth. The NP car looks sharp. I , too,
> like to see all TOFC freights. Thanks for sharing.
> --Kelly

Thank you! I agree with both your statements. 



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