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Date: 04/03/21 02:29
Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Images!
Author: LoggerHogger

Winter still held its grip on Southern Pacific's Cascade Line in 1950 when this wonderful photo of SP #5034 was captured on film.  This big 4-10-2 has her train well under control in this winter wonderland.

Martin



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/21 05:26 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 04/03/21 02:32
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: MMD

A stuttering Deck in the Cascades form the look of it.

Malcolm
New Zealand.



Date: 04/03/21 05:00
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: masterphots

3-cylinder 4-10-2



Date: 04/03/21 06:35
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: wp1801

A great photo I wish that it had sound!



Date: 04/03/21 06:45
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: gregscholl

wp1801 Wrote:
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> A great photo I wish that it had sound!

I doubt there would be much, as it looks to be drifting downgrade.
Those are some really nice engines though.  We have some film footage of one on a fantrip in the late steam era.  Really nice looking machines.
Greg



Date: 04/03/21 07:52
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: railstiesballast

Who was the photographer?
 



Date: 04/03/21 07:57
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: photobob

The signal is MP553.5 which shows between Fields and Frazier. 
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Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 04/03/21 09:52
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: cewherry

The grade here is 1.7% descending eastward (on 1987 track charts) and the photographer has captured
the crew of the 5034 'mid-tackle' on "The Hill" as you referred to in a previous post.

I suppose others may challenge me when I say the engineer of 5034 is really earning his pay in this photo. Any hoghead
can pull a train uphill; it takes an engineer to safely bring a train downhill.

Great photo, Martin!

Charlie
 



Date: 04/03/21 11:29
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: tehachcond

cewherry Wrote:
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> The grade here is 1.7% descending eastward (on
> 1987 track charts) and the photographer has
> captured
> the crew of the 5034 'mid-tackle' on "The Hill" as
> you referred to in a previous post.
>
> I suppose others may challenge me when I say the
> engineer of 5034 is really earning his pay in this
> photo. Any hoghead
> can pull a train uphill; it takes an engineer to
> safely bring a train downhill.
>
> Great photo, Martin!
>
> Charlie

Charlei, we've been there and done that a few times, haven't we!

Brain Black
Castle Rock, CO
>  



Date: 04/05/21 15:33
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: ns1000

Nice pic!!



Date: 04/06/21 12:02
Re: Steam Motive Power In The Snow Can Produce Some Amazing Image
Author: SD45X

The BNSF decided to put crews on a bus to move them from Barstow to Needles back in 2003. Think it lasted a week. One guy beat a bum up who wouldn't stay out of his bag. But for me, my one and only trip was next to a little guy of old age. He questioned the numerous guys getting on and I filled him in. Turns out he used to fire the Big Decks up north. Then he got a surprise when I asked him about what engines he fired. How did a kid know what a 4-10-2 was? It was a great bus ride. His face lit up and He talked the whole way to Needles. Wish I had gotten his name. He loved those engines.



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