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Date: 03/26/23 14:47
Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

It was a partly cloudy to cloudy day in Ritzville, WA on the BNSF Lakeside Sub. The high-low was 48-31 so far. traffic is at 15 trains since midnight with more on the way. Have had an afternoon lull, but things are starting to wake up WB from Spokane. Here are some trains from Sat. and Sunday.

3/25/2023

1. EB 429pm manifest train with BNSF 6974-4203 and "B" unit 341 on the point with no DPU.
2. Covered gondolas on the roll in same train.
3. Two clean BNSF reefers rolling together on same train. That is a rare scene.








Date: 03/26/23 14:53
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

4. WB 451pm "Z" train with BNSF 3957-7038-7900 on the pull with no DPU.
5. Stacks on the roll in same train.
6. More stacks on the roll in same train. Storm clouds dropped lots of rain and hail in the area, but missed the back yard, no free water.








Date: 03/26/23 14:56
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

7. TOFC on the roll in same "Z".
8. More TOFC on the roll in same train.
9. WB 507pm grain train with BNSF 4655 on the point with DPU's.








Date: 03/26/23 15:02
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

10. DPU's BNSF 4588-4747 on same train.

3/26/2023

11. WB 923pm oil train with BNSF 7365-3267 on the pull with DPU's.
12. DPU's BNSF H1 1023-8352 on same train.








Date: 03/26/23 15:09
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

13. EB 1145m manifest train with BNSF 6731-6920-5261 on the point with no DPU and a clean LRS blue boxcar.
14. Two clean boxcars rolling together on same train.
15. WB 1210pm grain train with BNSF 7507-3859 on the pull with DPU's.








Date: 03/26/23 15:18
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

16. DPUs BNSF 4549-9048 on same grain train.

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

17. LATL H-3 streetcar 1450 on it's Charter journey in the 1950's. Any extra info welcomed. Jerry Squier photo.
​18. San Francisco Muni PCC 1017 on Taraval and 46th Ave. in 1956. Any extra info welcomed. Alan Weeks photo.








Date: 03/26/23 15:24
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

19. New Orleans streetcars on the St. Charles Line in the 1970's or early 1980's. Ay extra info welcomed. Unkown photographer..
20. San Francisco Muni Elkton scapping yard in 1958. Alan Weeks photo.
21. Culver City bus 3501 at W. Washington and West Blvd in 1969. Any extra info welcomed. Ron Johnsen photo.

That's it for today. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks so much for looking!

Larry
Ritzville, WA



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/23 19:18 by Ritzville.








Date: 03/26/23 16:08
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: HT6

#20.  This shows a Muni Jewett built streetcar, maybe 145, being scrapped at the Elkton Yard across the street from the Muni Geneva car house.  In those days there was no law about tearing apart and then burning such cars.  There was a direct connection with the Southern Pacific at this time and all the 1100 series cars from St. Louis were delivered here by rail.



Date: 03/26/23 16:25
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

HT6 Wrote:
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> #20.  This shows a Muni Jewett built streetcar,
> maybe 145, being scrapped at the Elkton Yard
> across the street from the Muni Geneva car house.
>  In those days there was no law about tearing
> apart and then burning such cars.  There was a
> direct connection with the Southern Pacific at
> this time and all the 1100 series cars from St.
> Louis were delivered here by rail.

Thanks HT6 for that bit of interesitng information, much appreciated!

​Larry



Date: 03/26/23 16:47
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: parsonplus

 #19 appears to be the outer end of the St Charles line.



Date: 03/26/23 17:23
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

parsonplus Wrote:
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>  #19 appears to be the outer end of the St
> Charles line.

Thanks "parsonplus" for that bit of interesting information, always appreciated.

Larry



Date: 03/26/23 18:01
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: MacBeau

Long time since a GP60B came my way, nice one.
Mac



Date: 03/26/23 19:56
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: krm152

Louisville Section - keeping good time

RITZVILLE ACTION
Acceptable weather conditions and interesting traffic made for a very nice photo day.
Lead-off photo included a rare GP60B #341; reportedly, six remain on the property.
Two clean white BNSF reefers really looked sharp, a super nice catch..
TBOX Boxcar was an interesting catch; Raibox was founded in 1974 as a sub of TTX.
Unit Of The Day is BNSF #341; its rarity justifies the selection.

HISTORIC TRACTION
18 - Auto to left of #1017 is a 1956 Mercury.
21 - #3501 is a GM Model TDH-3501 built 1964:
35 passenger "Old Looks" were built until 1969.

Thanks for your very interesting action and traction posting. Your work is most appreciated.

ALLEN



Date: 03/26/23 20:13
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Gonut1

Larry,
Great rail action all around.
Your traction shots to me are the main attraction. I was about ten years of age when many of your posts were taken and an still this many years later still lamenting the traction action I missed locally by about a mere 4 years. arghh!
Thanks for what I missed.
Gonut



Date: 03/26/23 20:32
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Mac for your comments, it's also been awhile since I saw a "B" unit in the eback yard. Thanks Allen for your on time fun reviews, unit of the day, and I agree.  Your bus and auto models and year built, as always enjoyable info. Thanks "Gonut1" for your interesting comments, glad to keep your interest in traction. Guess I was lucky to have worked in old Traction. Much appreicated to you all.

Larry
Ritzville, WA



Date: 03/26/23 21:40
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: zaltwsp7

Thank you Larry for getting that B unit.
Seems they are getting siphoned off of the Chewelah Turn would be my guess.
Being how that train has those gondolas that are normally seen on that train.
I often see them come back west off of the Columbia River Sub.
- Andy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/23 21:41 by zaltwsp7.



Date: 03/26/23 21:54
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: cewherry

No 17 appears to be on a portion of the '9-Line' that utilized private right of way between 
Vermont Ave and Normandie Ave, parallel to 48th St.

A 1956 L. Swanson photo from the Andy Goddard collection of another 'H' class car, 1415, 
appears on the PERy Historical Society web page which shows the same warehouse building 
seen here. What I'm trying to figure out is which direction the 1450 and 1415 are headed?
The PERyHS photo shows a street in the background that the 1415 has traveled on before
entering the private R-O-W. My guess is both cars are headed east coming from Normandie Ave.
Could be wrong---anybody know for sure?

Also, ERHA says last service on the '9-Line' was in 1955-56 at the latest (based on the caption of 
the 1415 photo); but we know that 1450 was shown in multiple photos with the 'Perris' dash sign,
I suppose after the fate of the car was known circa 1958-9. I wonder if the tracks remained in place
at least a few years after official abandonment? Those rails on the track in the foreground do look a
bit rusty. Lots-a questions.

Charlie 



 



Date: 03/26/23 22:07
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Ritzville

Thanks Andy for your interesting information. Only see "B" units once in awhile these days. Thanks Charlie foryour classroom. Many if's or maybe's in this picture This os the last LATL picture until Andy sends some more. Thanks for all your detective work. Much appreciated to you both.

Larry



Date: 03/27/23 16:20
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: pedrop

Nice series, Larry, in spite of the dark sky. It looks a big storm was coming.
I like the BNSF B unit. Not easy to find B units nowadays.

Posted from Android

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



Date: 03/27/23 17:26
Re: Some Weekend Action On The BNSF--A Bit Of Traction
Author: Jerry_Joseph

Hi, Charlie!

Both our photo of 1450 and the PERyHS photo of 1415 show westbound cars on the stretch of private right-of-way between Hoover St. and Vermont Ave. It's a very long block. LATL and later LAMTA retained this trackage (accessed via Vernon Ave. and Hoover St.) for car storage, as it was fairly handy to the Coliseum for events and the southwest corner of the V Line for rush hours. The photo of 1415 especially shows the tracks curving off of Hoover St.

The warehouse structure remains at 47th and Hoover. If you use the sattelite view on Google Maps, you can kind of trace the right-of-way between 47th and 48th streets even though much of it has been built on in the intervening years. IIRC, the two story building at the east side of Vermont was a drugstore back in the day. The right-of-way west of Vermont is a bit easier to trace as deeper back yards on some lots. After crossing Budlong Ave., it bisected the park at Vermont Square as it continued west.

Hope that helps!



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