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Date: 01/11/21 17:49
Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: bmarti7

The crew of the BNSF 3943 West prepares for departure from the east end of Fryburg, ND with crude oil destined for a West Coast  refinery. The conductor is on the ground releasing hand brakes while the engineer is programming the PTC. For the record this photo was taken on railroad property, not inside the oil terminal.

Bismarck Bill 




Date: 01/11/21 18:18
Re: Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: Ritzville

Maybe I'll see 3943 rolling thru the backyard in a couple of days,

Larry



Date: 01/11/21 20:11
Re: Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: bmarti7

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Maybe I'll see 3943 rolling thru the backyard in a
> couple of days,
>
> Larry

2nd loco is KCS de Mexico
 



Date: 01/11/21 20:16
Re: Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: goneon66

hey bill, 

i am curious, where are the crews based that take the trains out of fryburg or eland and approx. how many hours against them usually before they turn a wheel out of there to either glendive or mandan?

thanks for the image.........

66



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/21 20:18 by goneon66.



Date: 01/11/21 21:17
Re: Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: bmarti7

goneon66 Wrote:
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> hey bill, 
>
> i am curious, where are the crews based that take
> the trains out of fryburg or eland and approx. how
> many hours against them usually before they turn a
> wheel out of there to either glendive or mandan?
>
> thanks for the image.........
>
> 66

Currently all crude oil trains from Fryburg and Eland are going west. Crews are called from Mandan. They arrive at these terminals in 2.5 hours (average). Departures from the terminals are determined by several factors: train is not ready, wheel is not ready, traffic on Dickinson Sub. 

I have seen a train depart in as little as 45 minutes after the crew arrived and as long as 3 hours. So the answer to your question is 3:15 - 5:30 hours.

BB



Date: 01/12/21 04:54
Re: Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: goneon66

interesting that there are no more e/b loads.

thanks for the info...........

66



Date: 01/13/21 11:02
Re: Night Departure from Fryburg
Author: BigSkyBlue

Really good photo that reminds me of what working on the railroad is like. (I'm retired now)  Well done.  BSB



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