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Date: 03/16/23 15:39
Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a cool sunny day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub. The high-low was 49-26 so far. A little break from the rain until Sunday. Traffic is at 19 trains since midnight with more on the way.Here are some trains frim yesterday and today and a bit of Traction.

3/15/2023

1. WB 409pm 3x4x1 Super coal train with BNSF 7732-5180-6860 on the point with DPU's.
2. Middle DPU's BNSF 8014-9114-6083 and Grinstein 9431 on same train.
3. Another look at Grinstein 9431 on same train.








Date: 03/16/23 15:42
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

4. End DPU BNSF 3868 on same Mega coal train.
5. WB 455pm "Z" train with BNSF 8288-3877-3935 on the pull with DPU's.
6. Stacks on the roll in same train.








Date: 03/16/23 15:45
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

7. TOFC on the roll in same train.
8. DPUs BNSF 6180 and NS 4442 on same "Z".
9. WB 513pm coal train with BNSF 7264-7055-7543 on the point with DPU.








Date: 03/16/23 15:52
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU BNSF 6895 on same train.
11. EB 546pm grain train with BNSF 7883 and CN 2303 on the pull with DPU.
12. DPU BNSF H1 1006 on same train.








Date: 03/16/23 15:58
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

3/16/2023

13. EB 409pm manifest train with BNSF 7060-3915 on the point with no DPU.
14. WB 1242pm grain train with BNSF 5352-H1 1075 on the pull with DPU.
15. WB 106pm manifest train with BNSF 5269 and Warbonnet 4719 on the point with DPU's and a friendly wave from the hogger.








Date: 03/16/23 16:01
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

16. Another shot of Warbonnet 4719 on same train.
17. Nice new green PROCOR tank car rolling in same train.
18. WB 150pm oil train with BNSF 6398-H1 1023 on the pull with DPU. Two buffer cars.








Date: 03/16/23 16:06
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

19. DPU BNSF 7364 on same train with unusual buffer car.

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

20. LATL H-3 streetcar 1450 in 1950's on S Line. Any extra info welcomed.
21. San Francisco Muni streetcar 194 on C Line at 2nd Ave. and Cornwall in 1955. Alan Weeks photo








Date: 03/16/23 16:12
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

22. San Francisco Muni streetcar 131 on B Line on Geary St in 1956. Any extra info welcomed. Alan Weeks photo.
23. Vancouver, Canada Trolley bus 2307 on Broadway in 1977. Any extra info welcomed. Mitchell Libby photo.

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

Larry
Ritzville, WA






Date: 03/16/23 16:24
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: MacBeau

Some nice EMDs and more Muni. Bagdad-by-the-Bay was such a neat place in those days.
—Mac



Date: 03/16/23 16:27
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: goneon66

great variety today ritz, especially with the mega coal lds and the 70mac. 

i'm easy to please..........

66



Date: 03/16/23 16:38
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Mac, I hear you on SF in the 1950's, I'm glad I got to experience the City in the 1950's, 60's and working on the Muni in the 1970's. The last time I visited San Francisco in 2003,  I said I would never go back, it was ruined and I never have to this day. I'm sure it's worse today. Thanks 66 for your nice comments, much appreciated to you both!

Larry



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/23 16:41 by Ritzville.



Date: 03/16/23 17:07
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: cewherry

Aha, the puzzle is coming into clearer focus! No 20 shows us LAMTA's 'S-Line' 8th & Western loop
as it existed following its September 1958 completion. The 1450 is posed on the original portion of
the 'S-Line' that extended only to the edge of Western Ave with the trolley wires for both the outbound
and inbound tracks clearly visible overhead. The car in the background has preceded the 1450 through
the loop and is seen crossing over the 'outboind', to the 'inbound'. From the presence of the sine-age and
raised bumps in the pavement, it appears the portion toward the photographer was not used for frequent
access to Western Ave especially since the main route of 8th St was to/from where we see the other H car.

Here's a link that shows the full extent of the so-called 'island' that lay within the 'Loop' as of February 2023:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/8th+%26+Western/@34.0576105,-118.3091641,3a,65.9y,49.39h,94.06t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2b_TM17amhrkoox4KqxDZQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3D2b_TM17amhrkoox4KqxDZQ%26cb_client%3Dsearch.gws-prod.gps%26w%3D86%26h%3D86%26yaw%3D42.030136%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192!4m6!3m5!1s0x80c2b885b905cb63:0xfa72ae595597c023!8m2!3d34.057728!4d-118.3089599!16s%2Fg%2F11fpgxj1z8  



Date: 03/16/23 17:16
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: santafe199

I still find it strange to look at GATX reporting marks on a boxcar...

;^)



Date: 03/16/23 18:05
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Charlie for your clearer vision classroom involving the S Line at 8th and Western. Lots of hard detective work on your part. Thanks Lance. I too found it a bit different to see all these blue boxcars with GATX. Also see grain cars with GATX. I always thought of GATX as coke cars. Much appreciated to you both.

Larry



Date: 03/16/23 19:03
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: HT6

#22.  Outbound on Geary Blvd about to turn onto 33rd Ave.  The gas station has been replaced by a four story apartment complex and additional buildings to its right have effectively blocked the western views from the windows of the brick building at 32nd Ave.



Date: 03/16/23 19:18
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: krm152

Louisville Section - running on time

RITZVILLE ACTION
Great skies and lots of trains make for super railfanning conditions.
Those super-size coal trains seen to be an almost daily event.
The intermodal traffic definitely adds interest.
Unit Of The Day is BNSF #9431 (the obvious choice)

HISTORIC TRACTION
21 - Auto on right is a 1955 Ford.
23 - #2307 is a CC&F/Brill Model T-48A Blt 1951

Thanks for your action and traction posting.  Definitely appreciate your work.

ALLEN


                                                                                                                       



Date: 03/16/23 19:45
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks HT6 for your interesting info on #22 helping on the location of 33rd Ave. and building view history. Thanks Allen for your on time performance. Enjoyed your always intersting reviews, unit of the day and bus model history and year built. Thought you might like the Grinstein. Much appreciated to you both!

Larry
Ritzville, WA



Date: 03/16/23 22:59
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: SP8100

santafe199 Wrote:
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> I still find it strange to look at GATX reporting
> marks on a boxcar...
>
> ;^)

Sir Lance,

You need to get your eyes checked..  It's GBRX for the reporting marks on the reefer on the oil train in picture #19..

Larry, very nice capture of the cream and green MAC.. 


SP8100



Date: 03/16/23 23:34
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks SP8100, but we were talking about the blue boxcar in #13.

Larry



Date: 03/16/23 23:39
Re: Some Of This and That On The BNSF-A Bit Of Traction
Author: SP8100

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Thanks SP8100, but we were talking about the blue
> boxcar in #13.
>
> Larry

Larry,

He still needs his eyes check.   LRS is the reporting mark on that one..


SP8100



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