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Date: 06/22/22 15:28
Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a sunny to partly cloudy warmish day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub on the Northern Transcon. The high-low was 86-56 so far, 90 degree temps on the way for weekend. It did stay cool and drippy until the first day of Summer, then the 80's hit the area. Traffic is at 19 trains since midnight with more on the way. Here is some action from Monday and Tuesday. and a bit of Traction.

6/20/2022

1. WB 1042am manifest train with BNSF H1 1119-3837 on the point with no DPU.
2. Grab shot of EB 1242pm manifest train with BNSF 7943 on the point of 5 units on the point with no DPU.
3. Railcare hopper rolling in same train.

 








Date: 06/22/22 15:32
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

4. Old LDC hopper rolling in same train.
5. EB 229pm empty container and TOFC train with BNSF 9241-4100 on the pull with no DPU.
6. New looking Ferromex red containers rolling in same train.








Date: 06/22/22 15:35
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

7. Empty TOFC rolling in same train.
8. EB 449am manifest train with BNSF 3796-7219 on the point with DPU.
9. MRL wood chip cars rolling in same train.








Date: 06/22/22 15:37
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU BNSF 5112 on same train.
11. WB 720pm grain train with BNSF 7657-6127 on the pull with DPU.
12. DPU BNSF 4607 on same train.








Date: 06/22/22 15:41
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

6/21/2022

13. WB 956am grain train with BNSF 3923-5411 on the point with DPU and a friendly wave from the hogger.
14. WB 1057am manifest train with BNSF 9116 and Warbonnet 746 on the pull with DPU.
15. Another shot of Warbonnet 746 on same train.








Date: 06/22/22 15:45
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

16. New Fe Trading black high gondolas rolling in same train.
17. DPU BNSF 5967 on same train.
18. EB 1234pm manifest train with BNSF 749-5456 on the point with no DPU.








Date: 06/22/22 15:57
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

Now for a bit of Traction from the Andy Goddard collection, Jerry Squire photos.

19. Pacific Electric MTA 1502 heading for downtown LA in 1960. More info welcomed Charlie.
20. Pacific Electric 1445 in the early 1950's. Not sure of location. Looks like a work car.
21. Los Angeles Transit PCC 3062 and H model 525 on a Special move in the 1950's. Need location help.








Date: 06/22/22 16:03
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

22. OT--Another Twin coach in different paint from the Asbury Transit Co. in the 1950's in blur, darn it. Not sure of location.
23. OT--Old Bay Rapid Transit Co bus 116 at Monterrey, CA SP Depot in the 1960's.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA






Date: 06/22/22 16:04
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: PHall

Picture 19 has dual gauge track (PE and LARY) and some actual cantenary instead of the usual trolley wire. Designed for heavy duty use!



Date: 06/22/22 16:20
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

Thanks just noticed the heavier wire.

Larry



Date: 06/22/22 18:03
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: SGillings

The 1495 was converted from an 800 class wooden car.  Sister car 1498, also converted from an 800, exists at Travel Town in Los Angeles.

Steve



Date: 06/22/22 18:08
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Zephyr

Wow!  These old traction and coach photos are amazing!  Thanks for sharing them.  The Twin Coach (former Asbury Transit Lines now in MTA colors) is passing Crown City Lumber and Mill on west Green Street in Pasadena, California crossing the UPRR Pasadena Branch.  My Mom (who never leared how to drive) used to take me on this bus route over to Eagle Rock via Colorado Blvd.  We'd get off and catch an LARY streetcar (don't remember the line identity) that took us to Lincoln Park on the northeast side of Los Angeles where, if I had been a good kid, we'd rent a peddle boat and peddle around the lake at that location.

Pete
Camarillo, California



Date: 06/22/22 18:14
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: swaool

Larry:  I think that Crown City Lumber and Mill facility behind the Asbury Transit bus was in Pasadena, not sure of the address.

mike woodruff
spokane



Date: 06/22/22 18:50
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Steve, Pete and Mike for your interesting info. Sounds like the bus is in Pasadena. Great look back story Pete!

Larry



Date: 06/22/22 20:33
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: cewherry

No 19 is on San Pedro St, looking north, between 8th and 7th Sts. The Red car will make a left turn about
one block further, to begin its climb onto the viaduct at the rear of the PE building. 

No 20 shows us one of the five 800 class coaches that were rebuilt into express cars in 1940; only to be returned
to their passenger duties in shop train service, bearing their original numbers--in this case 826, for the 'duration'.
The return was short lived and once again 826 and her four sisters were returned to express car service resuming
their 1495 class numbers. The 1495 was scrapped in 1949 while the 1498 was donated to Los Angeles' TravelTown
As to location of this photo, somehow this has a certain Torrance 'feel'. Maybe 3rdswitch can help on this---Torrance is
his home turf.

Charlie
 



Date: 06/22/22 21:28
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: krm152

Ritzville Action
Looks like summer started off with variable sky conditions.  Especially like the sky conditions in Photos 8 - 12.
Real variety of traffic.  Especially noted the FEDEX trailers and the MRL boxcars.

Historic Traction
19 - Classic Interurban street running scene.  Light color auto on the left is a 1958 Pontiac with some wear.  
       Coincidently, dark color auto on the right is a 1948 Pontiac.  1960 date appears appropriate.
22 -  MTA Twin Coach  is an interesting model we have previously discussed.
        Only operator of Twin Coach busses in my home area of Louisville, KY was Bridge Transit.  This line
         operated Louisville, KY - Jeffersonville, IN service with a small fleet of Twin Coach and GM Old Look busses.
         They replaced their Twin Coach busses with GM New Look busses about 1960/61.
         This line only accomodated interstate passengers.
23 -  Bus #116 is a GM Old Look; have never seen one that I do not like,

Really appreciate the quality of your postings and all the work that goes into producing them.

ALLEN
   



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Date: 06/22/22 22:37
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Charlie for all your PE knowledge and sharing it with us nearly every night, much appreciated. Thanks Allen for your nightly summery and your know of all the bus models and year. Thanks for your kind comments.

Larry



Date: 06/23/22 14:19
Re: Rolling Into Summer On The BNSF, Warmer Temps-A Bit Of Tracti
Author: pedrop

Nice trains Larry, specially the brand new Ferromex containers. Hope you have the chance to get more pics of them soon.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



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