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Date: 06/26/20 04:49
8444 Freight
Author: Bob3985

Here is a photo that I took in my early days on the crew when all we had was the tool car and so we would grab a block of freight cars for braking.
In this photo we are eastbound at the east end of Sidney, NE with a freight heading to North Platte and on to Omaha.
In the background you see the BN overpass on their line from Denver to Alliance, NE. I will have to research the date.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY




Date: 06/26/20 06:28
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: zoohogger

I have a recording of Eastbound 8444 on a freight at Schuyler, NEB.  March 8 1989. 


Rick z
 



Date: 06/26/20 07:57
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: Bob3985

Hi Rick,
That may have well been the same trip.
 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 06/26/20 09:25
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: callum_out

How could you do such a thing without a diesel?

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Date: 06/26/20 09:33
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: Bob3985

callum_out Wrote:
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> How could you do such a thing without a diesel?
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It's amazing isn't it?

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 06/26/20 14:17
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: Wolfman

Great Pic !
 



Date: 06/26/20 14:20
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: ironmtn

Great image, Bob. Something I sure wish I could have seen.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/20 14:24 by ironmtn.



Date: 06/26/20 15:58
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: jethat

Great photo thanks. There is video of 844 pushing a stalled freight train. Steve Lee and company weren't afraid to put them to the test.



Date: 06/26/20 18:36
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: callum_out

Nah, optical illusion, diesel freight was pulling the 844(4), we all know steam can't be trusted on a freight train.
But, I could be proven wrong, Ed could pull a stack train without diesels.

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Date: 06/26/20 18:53
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: needles_sub

You can't see it but a diesel is pushing. The smoke is from a burning tire in the smoke box.

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Date: 06/26/20 19:18
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: callum_out

Wonder if we can shame Ed into doing something?

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Date: 06/26/20 20:44
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: SP4360

Ed has no shame so in a word, no.
callum_out Wrote:
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> Wonder if we can shame Ed into doing something?
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Date: 06/26/20 20:53
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: cchan006

SP4360 Wrote:
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> Ed has no shame so in a word, no.

Haha.

Actually, the answer might be yes. There should be someone here on TO who have analyzed his behavior the past decade. Besides, there are people who have worked with him who probably have the real answer.



Date: 06/27/20 01:20
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: Evan_Werkema

callum_out Wrote:

> How could you do such a thing without a diesel?

...or at least some extra water?



Date: 06/28/20 10:09
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: dan

omaha directive that wants the diesels now i think



Date: 06/28/20 10:33
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: HotWater

dan Wrote:
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> omaha directive that wants the diesels now i think

I wonder just who put THAT idea in their heads?



Date: 06/28/20 13:01
Re: 8444 Freight
Author: callum_out

The guy that needs all the help that he can get?

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