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Date: 01/23/23 15:25
Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a partly cloudy to cloudy breezy cold day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub on the Northern Transcon. The high-low was 39-24. Cool weather will stick around this week.Traffic is at 21 trains since midnight, a rather busy Monday, usually the quiet day of the week. Here are some trains from today and yesterday, with a bit of Traction.

1/22/2023

1. EB 1123am grain train with BNSF 6439-6089-6638 on the point with no DPU.
2. EB 1247pm "Z" train with BNSF 6769-7464-5519 on the pull with no DPU.
3. Stacks on the roll on same train.








Date: 01/23/23 15:33
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

4. WB 225pm grain train with BNSF 6968 on the point with DPU's.
5. DPU's NS 9775 and BNSF 7935 on same train.
6. EB 254pm "V" train with one container car with BNSF 7226-5037-8204 on the pull with DPU.








Date: 01/23/23 15:37
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

7. DPU BNSF 6709 on same "V" train.
8. WB 320pm "Z" train with BNSF 3785-4651-4564-4603 on the point with no DPU and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
9. Stacks on the roll in same trin.








Date: 01/23/23 15:39
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

10. TOFC on the roll on same "Z".
11. EB 340pm manifest train with BNSF 7434-7896 on the pull with DPU.
12. DPU BNSF 7458 on same train.








Date: 01/23/23 15:45
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

13. WB 439pm manifest train with BNSF 9048-7475-5142 on the point with DPU.

1/23/2023

14. WB 1101am grain train with BNSF 4120-7122 on the pull with DPU's and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
15. DPU's BNSF 7001-5205 on same train.
 








Date: 01/23/23 15:49
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

16. WB 1119am manifest train with BNSF 7857-7738-8388 on the point with no DPU.
17. WB 1133am manifest train with BNSF 5468 and Warbonnet 746 on the pull with no DPU.
18. WB 1210pm oil train with BNSF 6069-3250 on the point with DPU's.








Date: 01/23/23 15:55
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

19. DPU's BNSF 7520-5735 on same oil train.

Now for a bit of Traction from the Andy Goddard collection

20. LATL PCC 3129 parked in Car yard in the 1950's. Need location help Charlie. Jerry Squier photo
21. Pacific Electric MTA 318 to Los Angeles in the 1950's. Need location help. Jerry Squier photo.








Date: 01/23/23 16:00
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

22. San Francisco Muni Geneva Car Barn at night in 1977. Dave Morgan photo.
23. San Francisco Muni 3048 Ball Park special in downtown in 1970's. Bill Wightman photo.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA






Date: 01/23/23 19:51
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: krm152

Back problem has cleared up so I returned to the keyboad.

Ritzville Action
The snow cover has returned but the BNSF action is really hot.
Those intermodal containers and trailers really help to brighten the day,
plus they keep traffic off the roads.
Definitely a lot of grain is moving on the main.
Unit Of The Day is BNSF #9048.

Historic Traction
21 - An excellent heavy interurban scene; nice cloud formations.
23 - A superb bustling downtown scene; #3048 is a GM Model T8H-5305 Blt 1969.

Thanks for posting more interesting Ritzville action and great historic traction.
Appreciate your work and time to compile your postings.

ALLEN



Date: 01/23/23 19:58
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: cewherry

No 20 shows Los Angeles Transit Lines, Class P-3, PCC 3129 at the Georgia St car house.
The 40 P-3's were "all-electric", in that all braking, door and other mechanisms formerly operated 
by air were replaced by electrically operated systems, including the brakes which used the traction
motors down to the final stop which was completed by mechanical drum brakes. Other features
were the amber tinted standee windows along the upper sides and a wider aisle; 34" vs 21" on the
older PCC's. The first of the P-3's were delivered on September 10, 1948 and one of the 40 cars, 3165,
was saved and today resides at Perris along with sisters 3001, 3072, 3084 and 3100. The remainder
of the P-3 cars were sold to Cairo, Egypt following final electric rail abandonment on March 31, 1963.

I believe (love that caveat?) No 21 was taken somewhere along Pacific Electric's right of way between
Dominguez Jct and Watts. North of Watts would show us a four-track r-o-w and simple trolley wire,
not catenary as seen here. The dash sign indicates the car is moving inbound toward Los Angeles.
"Metropolitan Coach Line" lettering indicates it is sometime after October, 1953 and before 1958 when
the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority logo began appearing on car sides. 

Charlie
 



Date: 01/23/23 22:01
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Allen, glad your back is much better. Thanks for your many interesting reviews and bus model info and year built, always appreciated!. Glad I was able to catch an EMD on the point for the unit of the day. Thanks Charlie for your in depth information in your classroom. Lots of interesting tidbits of  fascinating information and location of #21, much appreciated!

Larry



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/23 22:05 by Ritzville.



Date: 01/24/23 04:45
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: pedrop

Nice trains in the cold weather Larry. Here also is rainy and a bit cold what's different from our traditional Summer time. It's running almost everyday and the grass is becoming too high near the tracks. Soon the yard will become a jungle here.

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,
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Date: 01/24/23 09:53
Re: Sunday-Monday Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for your report Pedro!

Larry



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