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Date: 06/19/22 01:27
At 1AM, Donner Kinda Looks Like Anywhere Else...
Author: BoilingMan

A 13+ hour late #5 near Gorge CA this morning.
SR



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Date: 06/19/22 08:11
Re: At 1AM, Donner Kinda Looks Like Anywhere Else...
Author: CP8888

Actually a fantastic photo. Thanks for posting.



Date: 06/19/22 12:50
Re: At 1AM, Donner Kinda Looks Like Anywhere Else...
Author: ExStarlightHog

1 AM and #6 is only at Gorge?  Glad I'm retired.  I did countless all-nighters in my 42 years behind the throttle.  Can't say I liked it much. 



Date: 06/19/22 13:37
Re: At 1AM, Donner Kinda Looks Like Anywhere Else...
Author: BoilingMan

Oops- I meant #5! I shouldn’t be posting stuff at 1-2AM!
SR

This is an old Amtrak OBS habit. When I got an assignment it was for, say, #14- not "14 and 11”. The return train was assumed. So I my world the Coast Starlight was simply “14”, the Chief was “4”, the Zephyr “6”, and so on. It was the same for the Capitols. Capital assignments were a string of 10 individual moves back and forth, but collectively grouped as the starting schedule number, and the number implied all 10 trains.



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Date: 06/20/22 10:22
Re: At 1AM, Donner Kinda Looks Like Anywhere Else...
Author: GenePoon

It might LOOK like anywhere else at 1AM but it does not smell like the Kensington neighborhood of Killadelphia!!



Date: 06/20/22 17:37
Re: At 1AM, Donner Kinda Looks Like Anywhere Else...
Author: BoilingMan

Decidedly not, no.
SR



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