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Date: 06/09/21 09:08
Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: santafe199

My good friend Don Winslow will undoubtedly take this as another Low Light challenge. So be it. But even he will have to go a long ways to beat the average Kansas sunrise/sunset when Mama Natures puts her mind to it... :^)

1. AT&SF waycar 999049 sits on the main line at Wellington, KS. Directly ahead is 45 loads, 0 empties & 2607 tons that comprise train 861 Y-1. The engine consist of 5040, 8729, 8096 & 5606 will be responding to the throttle/air brake adjustments of engineer R H “Ralph” Brunner for the next 114 miles to a depot crew-change at Emporia. I’ll be riding with conductor L D “Dean” Strand in the waycar. My timebook shows us on duty @ 0640, with a departure @ 0720, which will occur right after the crew delivers the head end crew to the power. Better put your feet up! This waycar will be rockin’ & rollin’ @ 70-per very soon now...
Photo taken November 27, 1981.

Thanks for looking back (in more ways than one)!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/21 09:10 by santafe199.




Date: 06/09/21 09:09
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: eljay

killer pic!



Date: 06/09/21 09:10
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: cozephyr

AWESOME - Lance-from you days on the Santa Fe, no less-!  What a sunrise.  IOTD in more ways then one-!!!



Date: 06/09/21 09:14
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: DynamicBrake

Lance, great shot and narrative!  Let the competition begin......

Kent in CArmel Valley



Date: 06/09/21 09:25
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: 3rdswitch

That is nice.
JB



Date: 06/09/21 09:49
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: switchlock

"Red Skies At Night"



Date: 06/09/21 09:52
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: raytc1944

Verry moody, I like it.



Date: 06/09/21 09:54
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: jgilmore

Beautiful sky, and the unmistakable outline of a caboose in the silhouette...

JG



Date: 06/09/21 10:50
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: tomstp

70 MPH, I like that.



Date: 06/09/21 10:57
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: gcm

Great one Lance !
Gary



Date: 06/09/21 12:02
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: DonWinslow

Well now, guess I'll hafta put you in your place so stand by Mr. Lance.

Don Winslow
Glendora, CA
http://www.donwinslow.net/Railroads



Date: 06/09/21 12:53
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: santafe199

DonWinslow Wrote: > ... I'll hafta put you in your place ...
I figgered as much! Compliments from this ol' Geezer (#1b*) show up about as often as the cicadas do. But I'm not sure I can wait another 17 years.

> ... so stand by Mr. Lance ...
I've been standing by right here the whole time WAITING FOR YOU to catch up, I've got cobwebs on me...

;^)

*to hear Don tell it, photobob is Geezer #1A...



Date: 06/09/21 13:24
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: DonWinslow

Your answer to this is on the Western Board.

Don Winslow
Glendora, CA
http://www.donwinslow.net/Railroads



Date: 06/09/21 13:41
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: santafe199

DonWinslow Wrote: > ... my >> (weak &feeble) << answer to this is on the Western Board ...

If ya can't answer Nostalgia for Nostalgia, then it DON'T COUNT, buster...

;^)



Date: 06/09/21 14:07
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: DonWinslow

Mine is not nostalgia so I put it where it belongs.

Don Winslow
Glendora, CA
http://www.donwinslow.net/Railroads



Date: 06/09/21 22:02
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: Ritzville

Both you an Don outdid eachother with beautiful shots!

Larry



Date: 06/09/21 23:12
Re: Not even Don can get this Low!
Author: DonWinslow

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Both you an Don outdid eachother with beautiful
> shots!
>
> Larry

We ain't done yet Larry. Lance is just a kid and he has a lot to learn.  :>)

Don Winslow
Glendora, CA
http://www.donwinslow.net/Railroads



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