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Date: 02/07/20 04:15
NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: valmont

NP #'s 5111 & 5119 eb out of Pasco, WA on June 23, 1955 ..... photographer?




Date: 02/07/20 07:20
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: gbmott

I have no idea who the photographer was, but oh my -- is that not wonderful scene?

Gordon



Date: 02/07/20 08:22
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: tomstp

You have to wonder how many cars.



Date: 02/07/20 08:29
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: cewherry

I wonder if this was a power re-positioning move. I never worked over this specific piece of railroad but are two Challengers required?

Charlie



Date: 02/07/20 08:42
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: WoodwardEJ

Here's a very similar Wade Stevenson photo, probably of the same train, but in a slightly different location.

http://www.nprha.org/Stevenson%20Photo%20Scans/WJS-03-035.jpg



Date: 02/07/20 09:22
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: TCnR

WoodwardEJ Wrote:
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> Here's a very similar Wade Stevenson photo,
> probably of the same train, but in a slightly
> different location.
>
> http://www.nprha.org/Stevenson%20Photo%20Scans/WJS
> -03-035.jpg

Same first two cars, maybe more.
Trying to figure where the overpass would be, not many on that district.



Date: 02/07/20 10:02
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: Ritzville

Really NICE shot!! Heading towards Ritzville, WA.

Larry



Date: 02/07/20 10:36
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: stmarieswestern

With regard to the overpass in the photograph - before the hump yard was constructed, the road north out of Pasco crossed from the west side of the yard to the east side, in the general area of where the hump is now. I can't locate a photo at the moment.... I believe the bridge remained for a brief time after the new hump yard was opened; it was probably removed not too long after these views.

Tony Dell
Puyallup, WA



Date: 02/07/20 16:35
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: GN599

cewherry Wrote:
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> I wonder if this was a power re-positioning move.
> I never worked over this specific piece of
> railroad but are two Challengers required?
>
> Charlie

Yes they very well could have it has an up and down profile and the NP was running some pretty long trains between Pasco and Spokane by then. Some in the 150 car range!



Date: 02/07/20 21:06
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: coach

Plus it looks like a reefer train, eastbound, which means it's loaded.  Can't delay produce in ice reefers--hence 2 Challengers to make speed and get that produce to their eastern markets!



Date: 02/08/20 15:33
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 02/09/20 12:45
Re: NP Challengers X2 leaving Pasco (1955)
Author: ts1457

Since it is 1955, I am guessing that NP has increased its average train size with diesels. Perhaps NP has added enough steam power on so that it can match the size of a diesel powered train.



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