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Date: 08/11/19 18:44
Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: the_expediter

Another Flagrant Vestibule Violation...If I'm right, the Northbound train shown with the BN units is running 5.5 hrs late...Stay tuned for 2 more pics...Stevie




Date: 08/11/19 18:45
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: the_expediter

Santa Fe Pine Peak..a 10-6 Sleeper...




Date: 08/11/19 18:47
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: the_expediter

The Coup de grace...an SP Biz car...Enjoy and comments are welcome...Stevie




Date: 08/11/19 19:39
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: WAF

A lot of suits on the Oakland



Date: 08/12/19 00:54
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: E25

'Looks like you are in the "new" Labish siding.

Pretty rare catch of the BN Es running from Eugene to Portland on #12.  Espee's SDP45s must have been OOS for some reason.

The only time I saw a pair of BN Es on the Starlight they were going south from Seattle through to Eugene.  The bigger surprise was that the SP sent them back to Portland the next day as the sole power on a FREIGHT!

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/19 00:59 by E25.



Date: 08/12/19 05:51
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: andersonb109

Happy you survived this very dangerous practice! 



Date: 08/12/19 06:53
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: WAF

E25 Wrote:
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> 'Looks like you are in the "new" Labish siding.
>
> Pretty rare catch of the BN Es running from
> Eugene to Portland on #12.  Espee's SDP45s must
> have been OOS for some reason.
>
> The only time I saw a pair of BN Es on the
> Starlight they were going south from Seattle
> through to Eugene.  The bigger surprise was
> that the SP sent them back to Portland the next
> day as the sole power on a FREIGHT!

11 has E units too from a makeup set. The SDPs are sitting at Eugene waiting for No 11. Standard procedure when 14 was late and couldn't swap power at Portland



Date: 08/12/19 13:22
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: PasadenaSub

Great pictures!

You helped my friend in Salem solve the mystery as to which current building there used to be American Can Company.  It is now the Garten Recycling Center.

Rich



Date: 08/13/19 00:05
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: the_expediter

Glad to be of service...I loved the vestibule...the mist of toilet water in your face at 70 mph, the red faced conductor telling you to close the door,  the cute women that wanted a peek...ah the good ol days...Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck...SHM



Date: 08/13/19 12:31
Re: Meeting a late Amtrak #12 from #11 - Salem, OR July 1972
Author: WP805A

Great photos Steve.

Dave Dodds
San Dimas, CA



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