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Date: 02/17/21 18:38
Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: BoilingMan

Yesterday's Zephyr TODAY!    Monday's winter weather scrubbed the launch of #5, the California Zephyr, out of Chicago..  As a result, it was decided to turn yesterday's Zephyr out of Emeryville at Salt Lake City to take it's place.
Got that?
So here we see the turned #6, now #5, making a 6hr late sunset crossing of Donner Pass.
SR




Date: 02/17/21 19:10
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: irhoghead

That, sir, is a very nice photo.



Date: 02/17/21 20:56
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: Winnemucca

Amen to that

John Webb
Trinidad, CA



Date: 02/17/21 21:51
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: robj

So then the passengers that were on 6 get a bus ride east or...

Bob



Date: 02/17/21 22:04
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: BoilingMan

The decision to turn in SLC was made the day before #6 left Emeryville, so no one aboard was expecting the train would be going further.
SR



Date: 02/17/21 22:33
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: broken_link

That drone continues to pay off. Good that you were able to catch it. I thought about getting out to grab a shot, but instead I built a sledding run through the trees with the kids. So it goes.



Date: 02/17/21 22:39
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: Pioneer2526

Wonder if it’s a reverse consist ?

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Date: 02/18/21 06:37
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: BoilingMan

No, I don’t think so. Recently there have been a few Zephyrs with baggage cars- all I’ve seen have been on the rear like this.
SR

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Date: 02/18/21 07:39
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: Pioneer2526

I has that once when I was on that Train , the coach was behind the baggage so I took time great photos over the engine 👍

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Date: 02/18/21 09:08
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: jp1822

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> The decision to turn in SLC was made the day
> before #6 left Emeryville, so no one aboard was
> expecting the train would be going further.
> SR

Smart decision...... Glad they decided to keep things going. Last year the Empire Builder turned at Whitefish for a few days till the BNSF train that struck a rock slide and derailed could be cleared in the canyon west of Whitefish.....



Date: 02/18/21 09:28
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: BoilingMan

I would assume a factor in the decision making was that because there was no 5(15), there would not be a 6(18) out of Emeryville either.  At some point the dominoes of passenger service will catch up to you-  whether it be rail or air or whatever.
SR



Date: 02/18/21 13:07
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: atsf121

Spectacular image!

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Date: 02/18/21 13:22
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: BoilingMan

Thank you. This one was a little bit tricky. There were gusts of wind, off and on, that the drone doesn’t much care for. Also, I was slowly loosing light as the sun set. The shadows were already climbing to trees while I waited. I kinda wish they’d arrived about 10-15min earlier.
I blame Mark.
SR



Date: 02/18/21 22:56
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: wzd

Nice long train, great shot.

Handy to have a drone, beats a long hike to the top of the mountain.

Thanks for sharing.

-- wzd



Date: 02/19/21 07:30
Re: Boomerang Zephyr at Yuba Pass
Author: IC_2024

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> Thank you. This one was a little bit tricky.
> There were gusts of wind, off and on, that the
> drone doesn’t much care for. Also, I was slowly
> loosing light as the sun set. The shadows were
> already climbing to trees while I waited. I kinda
> wish they’d arrived about 10-15min earlier.
> I blame Mark.
> SR

Haha— “ yea, if I just hadn’t taken that coffee break at Truckee at Marty’s Cafe???”
Good work, SR!!



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