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Date: 03/17/23 15:15
Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a pleasant sunny day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub on St. Patricks Day. The high-low was 54-29. No rain until Sunday night. Traffic is at 15 trains since midnight with more on the way. Was some lulls this morning. Here are some trains from yesterday and today.

3/16/2023

1. WB 322pm grain train with BNSF 9048-5805 and Warbonnet 784 on the point with DPU's.
2. DPU's BNSF 8238 and NS 7651 on same train.
3. WB 346pm "Z" train with BNSF 7054-4464-5458 on the pull with DPU.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/23 16:38 by Ritzville.








Date: 03/17/23 15:18
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

4. TOFC on the roll in same train.
5. Stacks on the roll in same train.
6. More TOFC on the roll on same train,








Date: 03/17/23 15:22
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

7. DPU BNSF 6362 on same "Z".
8. WB 431pm rock work train with BNSF 3959-7139 on the point with no DPU.
9. The End of same rock train.
 








Date: 03/17/23 15:26
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

10. WB 513pm manifest train with BNSF 7951-8160 on the pull with no DPU.
11. Some CATS on the prowl on same train.
12. WB 525pm coal train with BNSF 4283-8379-8235 on the point with DPU








Date: 03/17/23 15:29
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

13. DPU BNSF 9387 on same train.

3/17/2023

14. EB 952am "V" train with BNSF 6180 on the pull with DPU.
15. DPU NS 4442 on same train.








Date: 03/17/23 15:36
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

16. WB 205pm grain train with BNSF 8263 and Grinstein 9407 on the point with DPU's and a friendly toot-toot from the hogger.
17. DPU's Warbonnet 765 and BNSF 6709 on same train.

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

18. LATL H-3 streetcar 1450 on a Charter run in the late 1950's. Need location help. Jerry Sqier help.








Date: 03/17/23 15:42
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

19. LATL H-3 streetcar 1443 somewhere in LA in the 1950's. Need location help on this one. Jerry Squier photo.
20. San Francisco Muni streetcar 81 on B Line at Playland Terminal at the beach in 1955. Alan Weeks photo.
21. Hamilton, Ontario Trolley bus 701 in 1977. Any extra info welcomed. Mitchell Libby photo.








Date: 03/17/23 15:46
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

22. Trolley bus at Kitchener Garage in Kitchener, Ontario in the 1970's. Any extra info welcomed. Mitchell Libby photo. Thanks Mike for the correction.

That's it for today. Hope everyone had the luck of the Irish today, lol. Thanks so much for looking!

Larry
Ritzville, WA



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Date: 03/17/23 16:34
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: zaltwsp7

Nice day Larry!!

Photos 1 & 2..
They shipping coal in covered hoppers? ;)))

Ps.. the eastbound empty Centralia coal train was by my place early this am.



Date: 03/17/23 16:51
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Andy for the gentle heads-up to my typo error, now corrected. I never saw that coal train. Larry



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Date: 03/17/23 17:30
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: HT6

#18.  Gage & McKinley on the S line.  Last December you posted another view at this location.  I am really enjoying your excellent LA & SF photos.  Hope you have lots more!
 



Date: 03/17/23 17:42
Re: Another Round of This and That On NSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: cewherry

No 18 is on Gage Ave, between Avalon Blvd and Central Ave, where the 'S-Line' was moving east/west. 
The rails in the pavement were standard gauge, used jointly by Santa Fe and Pacific Electric on a joint
track age agreement dating from the 1920's to serve the Wing foot Industrial area on an alternating yearly basis.
The dirt median where we see the 1450 remains today; with a single set of standard gauge rails still in place,
as does the two-story building in the background. 

EDIT:
Well I finally found it, figuratively speaking, and it was comparatively recently when we saw it.
On 3/01/23 we saw a slightly different view here, in photo No 16 of:
 
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5638410,5638538#msg-5638538

where the Hamner Escrow office at 8461 S Central Ave was again in the background.
So for the record, No 19 is  on Central Ave, about one city-block north of the end of LAMTA's 'S-Line'.   

Charlie



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Date: 03/17/23 17:58
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: swaool

Larry:  Pic #22 shows a Brill trolley coach of the Kitchener Ontario PUC at their garage in Kitchener.  The line ran between Kitchener and Waterloo ON.  The Kitchener trolley coaches were sold and moved to Vancouver BC in 1973, but your pic was made in Kitchener ON before this occurred.

mike woodruff
spokane wa



Date: 03/17/23 18:40
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks HT6 for your comments and location info. So far I do have more pictures to post. Thanks Charlie for your interesting location classroom. I thought #20 might be hard to pinpoint the location, but you make a good guess. Thanks Mike for the location correction on #22 and futher information. Much appreciated to you all!

Larry



Date: 03/17/23 19:27
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: krm152

Louisville Section - on the advertised

RITZVILLE ACTION
More sunshine with interesting traffic but moderate volume.
The doves turned out again for some train watching from the utility lines.
Super feadoff photo with BNSF #9048 in lead on WB grain train.
Ther rock train definitely was interesting.
The CATS were a nice catch, added variety to usual manifest consists.
Liked the colorful intermodal traffic: those trains do keep some traffic off the highways.
Unit Of The Day is BNSF #9407.

HISTORIC TRACTION
21 - A very nice neighborhood scene; looks like Trolley traffic is one way on this street.
       #701 is a CC&F Model T-48 Blt. 1950.
22 - Another CC&F Model T-48. Note the GM New Look in the background.

Thanks for making another interesting posting of contemporary action and historic traction.
Those trolley bus photo really bring back my early boyhood memories of trolly buses in louisville.
Definitely appreciate your time and work

ALLEN



Date: 03/17/23 19:30
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: SCKP187

Great bunch of different locomotives today Larry.  I really like the work/rock train as well---will be some pretty heavy duty shoring up somewhere.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/17/23 22:13
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Allen for your as always enjoyable reviews, on the advertised, Unit of the day and bus models and year built. Glad to bring back good trolley bus memories. Thanks Brian for your interesting comments. Much appreciated to you both!

Larry



Date: 03/18/23 00:13
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: JimBaker

Pic #18 shows LATL 1450 on an excursion as it was being purchased by the Orange Empire Trolley Museum in the late 50s early !960s.
I was on that trip.
Yes, that was on Gage Avenue between Avalon and Central Avenues.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 03/18/23 08:42
Re: Another Round of This and That On BNSF--A Bit of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Jim for that interesting update. Looked like fun trip.

Larry



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