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Date: 09/21/22 15:53
Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a partly cloudy to cloudy day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Northern Transcon. The high-low was 77-52 with some possible rain during th night. Any water is badly needed. Traffic is at 20 trains since midnight with more on the way. Here are some trains from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

9/19/2022

1. EB 219pm empty grain train with BNSF 6917, UP 6923 and BNSF 4947 on the point with no DPU.
2. WB 255pm manifest train with BNSF 7214-3701-7703? on the pull with no DPU.
3. One clean BN green hopper out if three bringing up the rear of same train.








Date: 09/21/22 16:02
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

4. Grab shot of EB 315pm of power hop with Warbonnet 711 and BNSF 6998, possibly heading for work train.
5. WB 452pm grain train with CP 8838, CN 5714 and CP 8149 on the point with DPU.
6. DPU BNSF 7248 on same train.








Date: 09/21/22 16:06
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

7. EB 513pm manifest train with BNSF 4050-8334 on the pull with no DPU.
8. Green end of same train.
9. EB 632pm "V" train with BNSF 77??-5174-5014 and FXE 4029 on the point with no DPU.








Date: 09/21/22 16:10
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

9/20/2022

10. WB 1143am "Z" train with BNSF 6968-5160-5079-6672 on the pull with no DPU.
11. TOFC rolling in same "Z".

9/21/2022

12. WB 1130am "Z" grain train with BNSF 8348-8095-4131-5511-5291 on the point with no DPU.








Date: 09/21/22 16:14
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

13. TOFC rolling in same "Z".
14. More TOFC rolling in same train.
15. Grab shot of WB 1254pm work train with BNSF 6998 on the pull with DPU.
 








Date: 09/21/22 16:20
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

16. Another shot of work train point with BNSF 6998.
17. DPU Warbonnet 711 on same work train.

Now for a bit of Traction from the Andy Goddard collection.

18. Pacific Electric 306 on a Special move at the Santa Ana Station in 1951. Any addition info welcomed Charlie. Jerry Squire photo.








Date: 09/21/22 16:35
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

19. Pacific Electric 5096 next to the car house and Watts Tower in 1952. Any more info welcomed. Charles Thorpe photo.
20. Peerless coach in San Jose? in 1960. Not sure of location. Any info welcomed. Jerry Squier photo.
21. Lehigh Valley RR. Have no other info, any info welcomes. Nice old traction. Jerry Squire Photo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/22 18:57 by Ritzville.








Date: 09/21/22 16:39
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

22, Nice looking San Francisco Muni Mack bus 2167 in 1960's. Not sure bus location. Any info welcomed.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA




Date: 09/21/22 17:45
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: cewherry

Your date of 1951 for the photo at Santa Ana is entirely possible. We know that the last scheduled passenger 
service to Santa Ana was on July 2, 1950 but freight continued to roll down 4th St from the West until 1955
when PE signed an agreement with parent SP to use their tracks from Stanton via West and South Anaheim
to the existing SP station in town .4 miles east of PE's station. The agreement allowed removal of PE's tracks
between the station, seen here, and West Santa Ana, leaving a 7 mile stub of the original PE track eastward
from Stanton to serve remaining freight shippers. Looks like the crew onboard 306 has ample help to flag
themselves across traffic and onto 4th St. Could you imagine an Amtrak crew allowing such shenanigans today?
Different times, indeed.

No 19 is at Watts Tower, the southern end of Pacific Electric's four-track main line from downtown Los Angeles.
Car 5096 is a 1949 rebuild where the motorman did it all; ran the car, took fares, lined switches (except those
operated by interlocking operators). The car is leaving the Watts car house headed across three main tracks to
the "Inbound Local Main" where it will load its passengers at the 103rd St station for the 7.45 mile trip to
6th & Main Sts in downtown LA. It was scrapped by Metropolitan Coach Lines in 1956.

Charlie

  
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/22 18:01 by cewherry.



Date: 09/21/22 17:58
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: isambard

A great group of photos, as usual.  I also enjoyed the vintage photos.  I wonder, however, if it might be Lehigh Valley RR, rather than Leigh Valley?



Date: 09/21/22 18:53
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Charlie for your informational classroom as always full of interesting facts, much appreicated! Thanks "isambard" for your comments. You are probably right on Lehigh Valley RR, my bad.

Larry



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Date: 09/21/22 19:17
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: krm152

Injured my hand so comments will be brief for next couple weeks.

Ritzville Action
Moderate tempuratures are nice skies, perfect for railfanning.
Two covered hoppers in BN scheme were a very nice catch.
The drop center flat is definitely interesting and not ordinary.
Unit Of The Day is UP #6923.

Historic Traction
18 - Wonderful PE scene with so much to like I don't know where to begin.
20 - Interesting scene,  Coach appears to be a GM Model TD-4506.
22 -That Mack Old Look tells us it is definitely Pepsi time.

Thanks for posting more interesting Ritzville Action and wonderful Historic Traction.

ALLEN
 



Date: 09/21/22 19:38
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

Sorry to hear you've injured hand, hoping for a speedy healing. Thanks much for your interesting review and model and year info on the buses. Take it easy with your hand.
 hope it heals soon.

Larry



Date: 09/21/22 19:43
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: pedrop

Great trains. I like the BPAX green flat car. Not easy to find these big ones on the tracks.
Hope you can get your hand better soon.

Pedro

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



Date: 09/21/22 19:57
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Evan_Werkema

Watts Tower sure looked a lot better before Simon Rodia remodeled it...



Date: 09/21/22 21:42
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: krm152

Ritzville Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Sorry to hear you've injured hand, hoping for a
> speedy healing. Thanks much for your interesting
> review and model and year info on the buses. Take
> it easy with your hand.
>  hope it heals soon.
>
> Larry

Thanks for your message.  I appreciate your thoughts regarding my hand.
ALLEN



Date: 09/22/22 02:37
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: funnelfan

MOW is sure getting some use out the BNSF 6998, 711. Those were the same two units that pulled the MOW equipment train west out of Cheney on Monday.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 09/22/22 07:38
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: ntharalson

Good stuff, Larry, as usual.  Thanks for posting.  #22 is interesting.  I believe that's a bus garage somewhere in SF.  And notice the lettingering on the pavement to the left side of the photo.  They wanted only a certain type of bus in that lane.  I've never seen that anywhere before.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/22 08:05 by ntharalson.



Date: 09/22/22 11:45
Re: Beginning The Week On The BNSF Lakeside Sub--A Bit Of Tractio
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Ted and Nick for your interesting comments.

Larry



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