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Date: 09/22/22 15:32
Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a cloudy breezy pleasant day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub. The high-low was 77-54. Traffic is at 14 trains since midnight with more on the way. Here are some trains from yesterday and today with a bit of Traction.

9/21/2022

1. EB 223pm grain train with BNSF 6675 and Warbonnet 790 on the point with DPU.
2. Grab shot of EB 239pm "V" train with BNSF 6774-6183-H1 1064 and BNSF 7774 on the pull with no DPU.
3. Another shot of BNSF H1 1064 on same train.








Date: 09/22/22 15:37
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

4. Old SP auto rack rolling in same train.
5. Grab shot of EB 249pm geometry train with BNSF 6102 on the point with the Atchison and Skagit River.
6. EB 302pm stack train with BNSF 5425 and KCSM 4716 on the pull with DPU's.








Date: 09/22/22 15:39
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

7. Colorful stacks on the roll in same train.
8. DPU's BNSF 7029-4728 on same train.
9. EB 314pm empty grain train with BNSF 7257-4251-7057 on the point with DPU.








Date: 09/22/22 15:44
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

10. WB 552pm manifest train with BNSF 4658-H1 1003 on the pull with DPU's and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
11. DPU's BNSF 5013-5040 on same train.

9/22/2022

12. WB 1131am grain train with BNSF 3987-7002 on the point with no DPU.








Date: 09/22/22 15:48
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

13. Older Trans.Corp. Of America hopper rolling in same train.
14. Mostly clean green BN hopper rolling in same train.
15. EB 115pm manifest train with BNSF 7028-6979-5863 on the pull with no DPU.








Date: 09/22/22 15:52
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

16. WB 225pm grain train with BNSF 8020-7664 on the point with DPU.
17. DPU FXE 4049 on same train.

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

18. Pacific Electric 1044 on a Special run at Sunset Beach heading for Newport Beach, CA in the late 1940's. Any added indo welcomed Charlie. Bob McVay photo.








Date: 09/22/22 16:01
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

19. Pacific Electric car 5011 on the 6th and Main Viaduct in 1952. Any info welcomed. Charles Thorpe photo.
20. San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC 1118 M Oceanview inbound on Market St in the 1960's. Jerry Squier photo.
21. OT--Riverside, CA bus 111 Complete Coach Works in the 1990's. Any extra info welcomed. I know the wig-wag is gone. Thanks PHall.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 17:06 by Ritzville.








Date: 09/22/22 16:38
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: PHall

The bus in picture 21 belongs to Complete Coach Works who sell, resell and rebuild busses of all sizes.
We see them doing test drives around here all the time.



Date: 09/22/22 16:42
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: SCKP187

Pretty good looking bunches of power Larry.  The FXE unit is exceptionally attractive.
Brian Stevens



Date: 09/22/22 17:04
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

PHall Wrote:
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> The bus in picture 21 belongs to Complete Coach
> Works who sell, resell and rebuild busses of all
> sizes.
> We see them doing test drives around here all the
> time.

Thanks for that interesting update on that being a Complete Coach Works bus.

Larry



Date: 09/22/22 17:29
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

SCKP187 Wrote:
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> Pretty good looking bunches of power Larry.  The
> FXE unit is exceptionally attractive.
> Brian Stevens

Thanks Brian, nice to hear from you.

Larry



Date: 09/22/22 18:39
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: SGillings

18 looks like Huntington Beach, what with it looking like the line is on a bluff above the ocean.  Based on the two oil wells at the right, I would guess that the 1044 is a bit northwest of Main St., paralleling Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).  At one time, the land to the right of the line was covered with many, many oil wells. The Huntington Beach station was at Main St. and PCH.  That excursion was on the cover of Spencer Crump's book Ride the Big Red Cars.  A different photo, but I guess near the spot in photo 18.

Steve



Date: 09/22/22 18:44
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: krm152

Ritzville Action
Weather is favorable for railfanning.
Geometry train was a nice catch.
Like the colorful container traffic.
Unit Of The Day is FXE #4049.

Historic Traction
18 - Absolutely great scene. The photographer made a super location choice.
20 - Excellent action photo of #1118. Also, enjoyed checking out the autos.
21 - Nice photo of one of my favorites, a GM New Look.

Thanks for another super nice posting of Ritzville Action and terrific Historic Traction.

ALLEN



Date: 09/22/22 19:21
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Stece for your location areas, much appreciated. Thanks Allen for your always interesting review and bus information, always appreciated!. Hope your hand is doing better.

Larry

 



Date: 09/22/22 19:46
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: cewherry

No 18 is without a doubt seen here somewhere along Pacific Electric's Newport-Balboa line. According to
the pacificelectric.org website the date is October 30, 1949. EDIT: After reading SGillings post above, the
location of the photo of 1044 is at or very near Huntington Beach. Thanks Steve.

The entire length of the double-track line that Los Angeles Inter-Urban Railway built from North Long Beach to
Balboa was 23.27 miles. Passenger service beyond Newport to Balboa was abandoned on June 9, 1940 and
final passenger service from Los Angeles to Newport Beach ran on June 30, 1950. The entire line south of
N. Long Beach to Huntington Beach was single-tracked in 1941. The track we see here was the pre-1941
'inbound main' with the 'outbound' on the water side of the pole line. 

No 19: PE owned a total of 30 Pullman-Standard PCC's all delivered in November 1940. Initially 17 of the cars were
assigned to the Glendale Burbank line with the remaining 13 assigned to the Venice Short LIne. Experience soon
showed that track conditions on the VSL drove the 13 PCC's off the line to join the original 17 on the Glendale line
where they remained until abandonment of rail service there in June 1955. Following their service the entire 30 car
PCC fleet was stored inside PE's subway where they stayed until being sold to General Urquiza Railway in Buenos
Aires, Argentina in 1959.

Here 5001 is far from its home turf in Glendale. Railfan's liked to choose unlikely match-ups of cars and routes, which we
see here. In actual service the 5000's didn't regularly call at 6th & Main. 

Charlie 

 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 22:15 by cewherry.



Date: 09/22/22 20:50
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: krm152

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Thanks Stece for your location areas, much
> appreciated. Thanks Allen for your always
> interesting review and bus information, always
> appreciated!. Hope your hand is doing better.
>
> Larry
>
>
Thanks for your comment about my hand.  Have to type with right hand only until stitches are removed from my left hand in two weeks.
Stay well and happy.
ALLEN  



Date: 09/22/22 22:14
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Charlie for your interesting classroom covering many topics, much appreciated. Wish I could have taken a ride on the 1044 to Newport Beach, but I was only 2 years old in 1949. Thanks Allen, if I had to type with my right hand, I'd be out of business since I'm left handed, lol. I guess I use both hands.

Larry



Date: 09/22/22 23:06
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: JimBaker

Further on the PE 1044 trip at Huntington each.
Note that the car has Wheel Trolleys installed as the Newport Beach Line was not lubricated by the Trolley Greaser.

Thanks for the first-class photo and your scan.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 09/23/22 01:32
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: CT97

If I may correct the 111 photo,,that bus is Privately owned by someone who did work for CCW . and he still owns it.

And yes the 49th Street Wig wag is gone,,but we did photograph it with my ex Sacramento Flxible in 2016.






Date: 09/23/22 09:57
Re: Some Action On The BNSF Northern Transcon-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Jim for your bit of interesting information. Thanks CT97 for your added info on bus 111 and your added pictures.

Larry



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