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Date: 08/03/20 14:22
Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

It was a warm sunny day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub with a high-low of 88-60. Much better than the 100+ temps. Traffic is at 17 trains since midnight, had 34 trains yesterday. Here are some of the weekend trains from Saturday and Sunday.

8/1/2020

1. WB 401pm 3x3x2 Mega grain train with BNSF 9153-5811-8428 on the point with DPU's and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
2. Middle DPU's BNSF 7152-8318-7474 on same train.
3. End DPU's BNSF 9369-7796 on same train.

 








Date: 08/03/20 14:26
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

4. EB 436pm empty coal train with BNSF 5823-6425 on the pull with DPU.
5. WB 456pm oil train with BNSF 8518-8025 on the point with DPU.
6. EB 513pm grain train with BNSF 3915-7835 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 08/03/20 14:38
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

7. BNSF 478793 NP Heritage Hopper rolling in same train.
8. BNSF 486059 SAnta Fe Heritage hopper rolling in same train.
9. WB 720pm coal train with BNSF 6276-9332 on the point with DPU's.








Date: 08/03/20 14:43
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU's BNSF 8480-8787 on same coal train.

8/2/2020

11. EB 927am auto train with BNSF 4301 and NS 9363 on the pull with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
12. DPU NS 4190 on same train.








Date: 08/03/20 14:47
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

13. WB 953m coal train with BNSF 6313-6065 on the point with DPU.
14. KCS 4121 in the DPU mix with BNSF 6250 on same train.
15. WB 1028am 1x1x0 empty well train with BNSF 5999 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 08/03/20 14:51
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

16. Middle DPU BNSF 8322 on same train.
17. The End of same train. An unusual Mega train.
18. WB 1132am empty well train number 2 with BNSF 4238 on the point with no DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.








Date: 08/03/20 14:57
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

19. EB 1153am 3x2x0 Mega manifest train with BNSF 9053-6756-6122 on the pull with DPU's.
20. Middle DPU's BNSF 7796-9369 on same train.
21. The End of same train fading away.








Date: 08/03/20 15:03
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

22. WB 1246pm oil train with BNSF 6153-3913 on the point with DPU.
23. ​WB 132pm manifest itrain with BNSF 7289-8752 on the pull with DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
24. DPU BNSF 3899 on same train.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA








Date: 08/03/20 16:14
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Copy19

That stub track with concrete ties and heavy ballast down to the concrete dock is probably one of the best maintained loading tracks in the country.

JB - Omaha
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/20 18:43 by Copy19.



Date: 08/03/20 16:25
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

Copy19 Wrote:
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> That stub track with concrete ties and heavy
> ballast down to the concrete dock is probably one
> of the best maintained loading tracks in the
> country.
>
> JB - Omaha
  
I think your right, lol.

Larry



Date: 08/03/20 19:22
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: SCKP187

Nice assortment of trains today
Brian Stevens

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Date: 08/03/20 23:22
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: SP8100

Ritzville Wrote:
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> 16. Middle DPU BNSF 8322 on same train.
> 17. The End of same train. An unusual Mega train.
> 18. WB 1132am empty well train number 2 with BNSF
> 4238 on the point with no DPU and a friendly
> toot-toot from the hogger.

I would think that these two baretable trains are for the merchandise coming to the US from overseas to LA forcing the imbalance of well cars to carry product east out of LA..

Nice catch on a MEGA WESTBOUND loaded grainer..   How would you like to run a train around 32,000 TONS on the Lakeside Sub, Larry??


SP8100



Date: 08/04/20 03:39
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: CM80-46

That track and roadbed resembles that new model train track they now sell ! Prototype for everything!



Date: 08/04/20 09:39
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

SP8100 Wrote:
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> Ritzville Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 16. Middle DPU BNSF 8322 on same train.
> > 17. The End of same train. An unusual Mega
> train.
> > 18. WB 1132am empty well train number 2 with
> BNSF
> > 4238 on the point with no DPU and a friendly
> > toot-toot from the hogger.
>
> I would think that these two baretable trains are
> for the merchandise coming to the US from overseas
> to LA forcing the imbalance of well cars to carry
> product east out of LA..
>
> Nice catch on a MEGA WESTBOUND loaded grainer.. 
>  How would you like to run a train around 32,000
> TONS on the Lakeside Sub, Larry??
>
>
> SP8100

I guess I'd have to let the computer run the train, lol!

Larry



Date: 08/04/20 09:41
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: goneon66

hey ritz, do you know approx. how many grain lds were on that 3x3x2 mega grainer?  nice catch..........

66



Date: 08/04/20 10:19
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

Not sure 66, but the train was very LONG, well over 200 cars.

Larry



Date: 08/04/20 11:00
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: SP8100

Ritzville Wrote:
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> SP8100 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ritzville Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 16. Middle DPU BNSF 8322 on same train.
> > > 17. The End of same train. An unusual Mega
> > train.
> > > 18. WB 1132am empty well train number 2 with
> > BNSF
> > > 4238 on the point with no DPU and a friendly
> > > toot-toot from the hogger.
> >
> > I would think that these two baretable trains
> are
> > for the merchandise coming to the US from
> overseas
> > to LA forcing the imbalance of well cars to
> carry
> > product east out of LA..
> >
> > Nice catch on a MEGA WESTBOUND loaded
> grainer.. 
> >  How would you like to run a train around
> 32,000
> > TONS on the Lakeside Sub, Larry??
> >
> >
> > SP8100
>
> I guess I'd have to let the computer run the
> train, lol!
>
> Larry

C'mon Larry, you could do it without the computer running it..   I know you could do it..

66, BNSF runs unit grain trains between 107 to 116/117, so with that in mind, it would be 210+ loads, 0 empties, 30K+ tons, and about 13K feet long.   Those are all estimates, but that should give you what you are wanting..


SP8100



Date: 08/04/20 11:04
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: goneon66

thanks for the info.

much appreciated............

66



Date: 08/04/20 14:19
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

SP8100 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Ritzville Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > SP8100 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Ritzville Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > 16. Middle DPU BNSF 8322 on same train.
> > > > 17. The End of same train. An unusual Mega
> > > train.
> > > > 18. WB 1132am empty well train number 2
> with
> > > BNSF
> > > > 4238 on the point with no DPU and a
> friendly
> > > > toot-toot from the hogger.
> > >
> > > I would think that these two baretable trains
> > are
> > > for the merchandise coming to the US from
> > overseas
> > > to LA forcing the imbalance of well cars to
> > carry
> > > product east out of LA..
> > >
> > > Nice catch on a MEGA WESTBOUND loaded
> > grainer.. 
> > >  How would you like to run a train around
> > 32,000
> > > TONS on the Lakeside Sub, Larry??
> > >
> > >
> > > SP8100
> >
> > I guess I'd have to let the computer run the
> > train, lol!
> >
> > Larry
>
> C'mon Larry, you could do it without the computer
> running it..   I know you could do it..
>
> 66, BNSF runs unit grain trains between 107 to
> 116/117, so with that in mind, it would be 210+
> loads, 0 empties, 30K+ tons, and about 13K feet
> long.   Those are all estimates, but that should
> give you what you are wanting..
>
>
> SP8100

I could, but it's been awhile, lol!

Larry



Date: 08/04/20 15:19
Re: Rolling Thru The Weekend Parade On The BNSF--Mega Trains
Author: Ritzville

Thanks everyone!

Larry



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