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Date: 03/26/20 06:22
Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: robj

A slightly late #4 departing Flagstaff provided enough light for a photo at Winona on 3/9/2018.

Bob Jordan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/20 08:03 by robj.




Date: 03/26/20 06:40
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: santafedan

Great photo.
Now if we could add a transition car and some F units or FP 45s it would be super.



Date: 03/26/20 07:26
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: goneon66

awesome image.  you nailed it............

66



Date: 03/26/20 07:45
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: joemvcnj

Summer consist in March.



Date: 03/26/20 08:28
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: andersonb109

"Don't forget Wenona." 



Date: 03/26/20 08:43
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: UP951West

A beautiful image !  Thanks for sharing it. -- Kelly



Date: 03/26/20 08:50
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: bluesboyst

Wow superb...



Date: 03/26/20 08:57
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: robj

Thanks everyone, you may notice the lights of a WB stack getting very close, tho it would not have screened Amtrak I am glad it did not make.

Bob



Date: 03/26/20 09:05
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: Jeff

Just out of curiosity, how fast do you think #4 was going at this spot?  Jeff



Date: 03/26/20 10:08
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: robj

Jeff Wrote:
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> Just out of curiosity, how fast do you think #4
> was going at this spot?  Jeff

I'd be totally guessing but came pretty quick thru the dip but there is good curve here.  Sure someone may correct me but 59????
Shot at 1/400th..

Bob



Date: 03/26/20 11:49
Re: Early AM departure from Flagstaff
Author: PRR1361

Question from an easterner not familiar with Superliner / baggage cars combos: Is that a transition coach/sleeper car next to the bag, to give access from the train, or does whoever handles the baggage have to exit the train? Thanks,!



Date: 03/26/20 12:35
Re: Early AM departure from Flagstaff
Author: PHall

PRR1361 Wrote:
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> Question from an easterner not familiar with
> Superliner / baggage cars combos: Is that a
> transition coach/sleeper car next to the bag, to
> give access from the train, or does whoever
> handles the baggage have to exit the train?
> Thanks,!

The Transition Sleeper has a high level door on one end and a low level door on the other end. Same as the Santa Fe Hi-Level Step-up / Step-down cars.
So you do have access to the Baggage Car from the train.



Date: 03/26/20 12:38
Re: Early AM departure from Flagstaff
Author: Pig-Mauler

PRR1361 Wrote:
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> Question from an easterner not familiar with
> Superliner / baggage cars combos: Is that a
> transition coach/sleeper car next to the bag, to
> give access from the train, or does whoever
> handles the baggage have to exit the train?
> Thanks,!

Trans dorm behind the bag car.



Date: 03/26/20 12:51
Re: Early AM departure from Flagstaff
Author: texchief1

That is one nice shot!  Can you shoot that from I40 just pulling onto the shoulder or do you have to drive in there?

Thanks.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 03/26/20 13:16
Re: Early AM departure from Flagstaff
Author: robj

texchief1 Wrote:
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> That is one nice shot!  Can you shoot that from
> I40 just pulling onto the shoulder or do you have
> to drive in there?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Randy Lundgren
> Elgin, TX

I drove in , I40 not a good place to park unless you have no fear of trucks, tho maybe you are a trucker?  It is easy on off and a pretty decent parking area opposite this shot.
Road is fairly busy but you don't have to be on overpass itself, can climb over approach barrier so you are pretty safe. 

You might get some shot fro shoulder?

Bob

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/20 13:17 by robj.



Date: 03/26/20 13:31
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: 8notch

Bob, Great looking shot. The mountains in the back ground are beauitful.Could be IOTD!
Robert in Lagrande Oregon



Date: 03/26/20 15:57
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: ATSF1129

Jeff Wrote:
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> Just out of curiosity, how fast do you think #4
> was going at this spot?  Jeff

Track speed between switches at Darling (as shown) is 55 mph.



Date: 03/27/20 23:22
Re: Early AM deaprture from Flagstaff
Author: ProAmtrak

El_Duderino Wrote:
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> Jeff Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just out of curiosity, how fast do you think #4
> > was going at this spot?  Jeff
>
> Track speed between switches at Darling (as shown)
> is 55 mph.


Yeah and the speed increases big time once no. 4 clears East Darling, rode it almost 3 years ago and man, talk about putting the pedal to the medal!

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