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Date: 10/01/19 22:04
Two days chasing 4014
Author: jbwest

I flew into SLC, drove to Evanston for two nights, chased the 4014 from Green River to Morgan before heading home.  It was a nice quick trip.  Here are a few of my favorite pix, all from this morning when the temps were below freezing.  The first two are leaving Evanston, and the third is arriving at Wahsatch.  One of the reasons I like the first and third pictures is they show the forest of old code line poles that still line the UP in that area, I have no idea if any of them are still used but the UP sure used a lot of code lines, I don't remember anything quite like tht on the SP.  The 4014 ran pretty much on the published schedule on Monday, but today they had a slow trip, leaving on the block of a westbound stack train, and dealing with some single tracking due to MOW way work west of Echo.  By Morgan they were about an hour late and I had to give up and run for the airport.

JBWX



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/19 22:10 by jbwest.








Date: 10/01/19 22:13
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: refarkas

These are some of the best modern photography of a steam locomotive I have seen! That cold weather truly helped make these "A+" photos.
Bob



Date: 10/01/19 22:20
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: Mgoldman

Day-um - those are awesome, John!

Can't beat a great plume, and blues skies no less!

I'd say that was a weekend NOT wasted chasing
train(s).

/Mitch



Date: 10/01/19 22:21
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: luvsteam

These are great shots.  Having been there in April when it was also hovering around freezing, yes, the cold air really makes for the best steam shots.  Appreciate your work!  



Date: 10/01/19 22:28
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: brc600

Is that signal head in pic 3 (left) turned to the side?

refarkas Wrote:
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> These are some of the best modern photography of a
> steam locomotive I have seen! That cold weather
> truly helped make these "A+" photos.
> Bob



Date: 10/01/19 22:44
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: jbwest

brc600 Wrote:
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> Is that signal head in pic 3 (left) turned to the
> side?
>

I believe it is.  I have been along this part of the UP for various reasons three times over the past six months, and I got the impression there is a lot of signal replacement going on although I am hardy an expert.  Between the many code lines which appear to be still in good condition and new signals, I wonder if UP has been using old signal and communications technology longer than some roads, and is only now getting around to upgrading it.  That is not a criticism because they may have simply wanted to get their money's worth out of an older system that worked, but now PTC is seriously changing the requirements.  I wonder if we have any UP signal people reading these pages.

JBWX



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/19 22:46 by jbwest.



Date: 10/02/19 00:00
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: Odyssey

Thank you jb for sharing the images...
Simply fantastic ... ya dun gud!

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO



Date: 10/02/19 04:37
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: atsf121

You made good use of the cold temps, those photos are outstanding. Your quick trip sure worked out good.

Nathan

Posted from iPhone



Date: 10/02/19 04:57
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: bobdavis

All really nice, #1 especially so.  Yes, the cold morning temps really made a difference.   I don't think I've ever seen steam plumes like that before.  

Bob



Date: 10/02/19 06:40
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: jkh2cpu

bobdavis Wrote:
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> All really nice, #1 especially so.  Yes, the cold
> morning temps really made a difference.   I
> don't think I've ever seen steam plumes like that
> before.  
>
> Bob

I've seen lots of steam plumes like that, but I was
a kid, and I didn't have a camera. I'm glad Mr West's
digi-camera was put to good use :-)

John.



Date: 10/02/19 07:18
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: Bob3985

The old signals are turned as the new signals for the CTC and PTC are installed

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 10/02/19 10:18
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: callum_out

Typical John West shots, and that's a good thing, you definitely haven't lost your touch!!

Out



Date: 10/02/19 10:35
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: jbwest

callum_out Wrote:
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> Typical John West shots, and that's a good thing,
> you definitely haven't lost your touch!!
>
> Out

Many thanks.  After 80 years of trying hopefully I have learned something.  Digital is so much better than film, all I have to do is remember to get up early.

JBWX



Date: 10/02/19 10:59
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: jtbrandt

That hawk/eagle/owl in pic 3 sure had a great view of it.



Date: 10/02/19 14:58
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: trainmanwes

This is some of the best photos, cold weather make great photos. You have the best  i believe.

Wes 



Date: 10/02/19 15:15
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: zfan

Incredible pics!!  Love those cold air plumes!



Date: 10/02/19 15:20
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: ns1000

Wow..!!   Great pics!!



Date: 10/02/19 16:38
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: nycman

John West goes east and gets some of the best photos of 4014 yet.  You haven't lost it, John.  Beautiful photos.



Date: 10/02/19 17:30
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: sscannella

Awsome pics. Looking forward to being out west on the 13th and seeing this beast in person.



Date: 10/02/19 19:04
Re: Two days chasing 4014
Author: jethat

Beautiful pictures.



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