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Date: 02/09/19 19:54
#5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: BoilingMan

Cruising though a "spot of dodgy weather",  the WB Zephyr at Shed 10 (near Cisco. CA on Donner Pass).   Meanwhile, the CHP was shutting down parallel I-80 due to high winds and whiteout conditions.  Rough day on The Hill today!
SR




Date: 02/09/19 19:56
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: goduckies

Wonder if they will pull out the rotaries with all this snow.

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Date: 02/09/19 19:59
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: BoilingMan

Nah.   They had only one flanger out today- not looking like Rotary Time yet.
SR



Date: 02/09/19 20:08
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: PHall

This is no where near bad enough for the rotaries.
Maybe in April when there's 8 feet of snow along the tracks, maybe...



Date: 02/09/19 23:06
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: Rover

Polar Express



Date: 02/09/19 23:18
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: chrisparker

Nice shot.

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Date: 02/10/19 06:09
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: co614

Hi SR. I took # 3 yesterday Chicago-KC. Had a first for me. We went through an area west of LaPlata that had just experienced an ice storm and when we got up the track speed we were sucking up large quantities of ice that was peppering the underside of the car and making a tremendous racket. I was in the 330 car 3rd. behind the power and in room 12 so I had this serenade for about 45 minutes. At first I thought we had something dragging and kicking up ballast but fortunately it was only ice. 

    Every day you learn something new.

     Keep up the great pics in your area. Best, Ross Rowland 



Date: 02/10/19 08:44
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: BoilingMan

Hey, Ross!   I remember getting a little bit of that working on #3 (Ice storms in Kansas), but I don't think I ever experienced 45min worth!  Yeow.   I worked mostly on the lower level of the Lounge/cafe (33000) and I never liked stuff banging around under my feet.  I always imagined something coming up through the deck, which I sensed would be a bad thing...
SR



Date: 02/10/19 10:17
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: IC_2024

BoilingMan Wrote:
   I worked mostly on the lower level of
> the Lounge/cafe (33000) and I never liked stuff
> banging around under my feet.  I always imagined
> something coming up through the deck, which I
> sensed would be a bad thing...
> SR

You “imagined” correctly, SR. #14 hit a drawbar between the gauge one night and it ripped a hole right through the dorm car floor— very gnarly scene !



Date: 02/10/19 10:23
Re: #5@10. (no- not &10)
Author: BoilingMan

Yes I remember that one- shoved the stairwell up into the ceiling- put a big bulge in the roofline!
I think it was on the Mulford Line, right?
SR



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