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Date: 08/03/22 15:37
One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was another sunny Hot day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub on the Northern Transcon. The high-low was 96-61, with cooler temps on the way for a couple of days, then 100's return. Don't know traffic count due to Monitor being down since last evening. Hope it comes up soon. Here are some trains from yesterday and one from today.

8/2/2022

1. First two trains out of sequence. EB 613pm manifest train with BNSF 7963-6036 on the point with no DPU.
2. Old SP auto rack rolling in same train.
3. A string of MRL covered gondolas rolling in same train.








Date: 08/03/22 15:41
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

4. Old Ex-CNW hopper rolling in same train.
5. EB 320pm manifest train with BNSF 7547, Warbonnet 794 and BNSF 7882 on the pull with no DPU.
6. EB 545pm manifest train with BNSF 3965-8047, Warbonnet 685 and BNSF 7471 on the point with no DPU. Thanks Zachary!








Date: 08/03/22 15:44
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

7. Another shot of faded Warbonnet 685 on same train still earning money.
8. Clean TBOX yellow boxcar rolling in same train.
9. Clean MTNR brown boxcar rolling in same train. I wonder how long that will last.








Date: 08/03/22 15:52
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU's KCS 4688 and BNSF 5730 on WB 635pm grain train. Missed the head-end, sneaked up on me.
11. WB 645pm 2x3x3 Super grain train with BNSF 6888-6964 on the pull with DPU's.
12. Middle DPU's BNSF4177-4358-8280 on same train.








Date: 08/03/22 15:56
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

13. End DPU's BNSF 4550, KCS 4683 and BNSF 5674 on same Mega train.
14. EB 722pm manifest train with BNSF 7085-7577 on the point with no DPU.
15. WB 737pm coal train with BNSF 6033-6220-4622 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 08/03/22 15:59
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

16. DPU BNSF 6194 on same train.

8/3/2022

17. WB 1249pm "V" train with BNSF 3813 on the point with DPU.
18. DPU BNSF 4289  on same train.








Date: 08/03/22 16:02
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: pedrop

Beautifull MRL covered gondolas. Do you know what they carry?

Posted from Android

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



Date: 08/03/22 16:06
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Now for a bit of Traction form the Andy Goddard collection

19. LARy streetcar 316 on the U Line to Slauson and Central in the 1940's. Looks like a line truck next to streetcar. Need location help Charlie. A Bob McVay photo.
20. Key System A Train to San Francisco in Oakland, CA in the 1950's. Any additional info welcomed. Jerry Squier photo.
21. Key System C Train 125 to Oakland Ave. at San Pablo Ave in the 1950's. Any additional info welcomed. Jerry Squier photo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/22 16:08 by Ritzville.








Date: 08/03/22 16:23
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

22. OT--A/C Transit buss 311 at Garnet and Broadway Oakland, CA 1982. A Bill Wightman photo.
23. OT-- Old Twin buses in Yakima, WA in the 1960's. A Jerry Squier photo.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA






Date: 08/03/22 16:25
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

pedrop Wrote:
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> Beautifull MRL covered gondolas. Do you know what
> they carry?
>
> Posted from Android

Not sure Pedro, maybe someone can help us.

Larry



Date: 08/03/22 16:54
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: steph62850

#20 shows the Key System A train at its terminus at 12th and Oak Streets after service to Havenscourt in East Oakland was discontinued.
#21 shows the C train on Yerba Buena Ave, about to cross San Pablo Ave.  What's noteworthy is that the Sacramento Northern Railway shared the Key System tracks as far as 40th and Shafter Streets.

Stephanie Ann



Date: 08/03/22 17:02
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Stephanie Ann for those location spots and info, much appreciated!

Larry



Date: 08/03/22 19:23
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: swaool

I see strings of those MRL covered gondolas in the yard at Garrison, Montana, leading me to believe they come from the Butte area on the BNSF Copper City sub.

mike woodruff
spokane



Date: 08/03/22 20:40
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: cewherry

Photo 19: Los Angeles Railway's U-Line in the 1940's formed a giant inverted 'U' between two legs. The western leg 
began at Vermont Ave and Florence, traveled northward through the USC campus on McClintock Ave, into downtown
Los Angeles on Figueroa where it turned eastward on 5th St before turning south at Central Ave and terminated at
Central & Slauson---the distance between the end points being but 3.6 miles, as the crow flies.

This McVay photo has all the markings of being somewhere along the bottom--upper, if you will, leg of the 'U' on 5th St.
before turning southward to Slauson. The line truck seen in the photo could very well have been involved the conversion of that part of
the U-Line to trolley coach operation that took place on August 3, 1947. We know that Los Angeles Transit Lines, the purchaser of
LARy in 1945 used LARy"s Division 1 car house and yard at 6th & Central, on the route of the U-Line, for the home base of all trolley coach 
operations from 1947 until final abandonment by LAMTA of all electric---rail and trolley coach---operations in 1963.

EDIT: The conversion of the U-Line was directly to buses in 1947--not trolley coaches. As often happens, I allowed my words to outpace the facts.
To clarify the paragraph above and upon further reading, I find that at the time of the photo, two other LATL lines, "3" and "D" shared 5th St in the
area with the U-Line as part of their routes.Technically, the U-Line never converted to trolley coach operations--the 3-Line did make the conversion
in 1947 and any work the line truck may have been involved with in that regard would have been in favor of the 3-Line; not the U-Line.

Charlie

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/22 10:44 by cewherry.



Date: 08/03/22 22:07
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Mike for your interesting comments. Thanks Charlie for your insight to the LARy. lots of interesting facts!

Larry



Date: 08/03/22 23:01
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: krm152

Am running late today in the summer heat.

Ritzville Action
The trains keep rolling without missing a beat.
Only two foreign units, both KCS,  Otherwise, all BNSF power.
Especially like old C&NW Hopper (Photo 4)

Historic Traction
19 - Historic  scene in color from the 1940's; line truck adds interest..
21 - Nice action scene; really like the tower.
22 - Oakland GM New Look  coach has an attractive paint scheme.
23 - Passenger hauling days are over for those two Twin coaches.

Thanks for compliling another super photo posting for us to appreciate.

ALLEN  











 



Date: 08/03/22 23:12
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Allen for your always interesting review. We're getting a two to three day reprive from the 100 temps, until next Monday. The Heat will be back, YUK!

Larry



Date: 08/04/22 07:42
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: ntharalson

I remember first seeing those old Twin Coaches when my family first moved to Cleveland in the mid-50's and thinking how odd they looked after GM's and Macks I was used to seeing, so thanks for posting.  

I suspect the covered cars are hauling some sort of enviromentally unfriendly material somewhere.  That's usually what these cars haul.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 08/04/22 09:42
Re: One Last Hot Day on the BNSF--A bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Nick for your interesting comments. I too remember the Twin coach trolley buses in San Francisco which looked like those in Yakima. They were gone by the late 1970's,

Larry



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