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Date: 08/04/19 02:55
UP Gay Mine Job, Idaho 8-20-1992 Part 2
Author: RailRat

2 scenes of the same day (Part 1 posted on 7-23-19) of Gay mine Job up to MP 7.2 ,on way East, to 9 mile, where they will pick up more empty cars, on thier way up to the Gay mines in Idaho, East of Blackfoot . Engineer Jim Lance gives us a little more throttle power, plus some extra horn, Conductor Walt West is seen walking along the power in one of these scenes. More to come. Sorry for the crazy camera panning near the end, I was "Shootin and Scootin" to keep ahead of the job, even though the trains speed limit was about 10mph, still had to drive ahead, in unknown territory, and  shoot from the hip, between each segment, without time to set up my tripod on the big old VHS Cam. Again Jointed Rail sound with a Caboose.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/19 22:18 by RailRat.

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Date: 08/04/19 10:00
Re: UP Gay Mine Job 8-20-1992 Part 2
Author: tomstp

Lot of power for such a short train.  What did they haul from the "mine"?



Date: 08/04/19 13:39
Re: UP Gay Mine Job 8-20-1992 Part 2
Author: RailRat

tomstp Wrote:
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> Lot of power for such a short train.  What did
> they haul from the "mine"?

Not sure, but I think it was iron ore?
I will post more segments of this same day, as my time allows.

They pick up more cars up ahead, and there's some pretty steep grades, plus they shove cars at the mine, then head back down hill with loaded cars, I guess all the power is for braking downhill on the way back?

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/19 13:41 by RailRat.



Date: 08/04/19 15:21
Re: UP Gay Mine Job 8-20-1992 Part 2
Author: motorcar2

Simplot made fertilizer out of the ore. If you check on google you will see the rails are still place. They are quite over grown is spots. The last time I looked the track was listed as out of service.



Date: 08/04/19 15:55
Re: UP Gay Mine Job 8-20-1992 Part 2
Author: Nomad

tomstp Wrote:
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> Lot of power for such a short train.  What did
> they haul from the "mine"?

Phosphate ore.



Date: 08/04/19 20:35
Re: UP Gay Mine Job 8-20-1992 Part 2
Author: SCKP187

Great power, jointed rail, and a caboose too--nice video.
Brian Stevens



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