This was a photo op that the guys wanted me to shoot so there are 3 of the runners together. What's that giant eraser doing in the photo? Heads will roll!
Another favorite railroad of mine is the Spokane, Portland & Seattle sitting here on a siding waiting for orders...or waiting for a pizza delivery from Bakersville Pizza. Looks like an upstart business has moved into town like Kelly Tires. It probably won't make it past summer. Where are those ballast crews? Probably having pizza as well.
Union Pacific hauled a lot of passengers and ice reefers back in the day. The apples needed a lot less attention than did the people.
Mike Baker brings back some fond memories when he runs this set of GN GE locos. The only thing missing is the smoke that these units had as their trademarks.
Speaking of B units I finally caught one of them doing some switching on the east end of Yardley, Washington. Some months ago I was wondering what happened to all the cabless units the BN and BNSF were running a few years back. Now it turns out that we have 6 or more cabless models running their final years on locals such as the Colville run. Keith Weiles, member and BNSF engineer says they run sometimes as A-B-B-B-A lashups just like the good old days with F units. It's a GP50 if I remember right, Santa Fe is the original owner.