Aug 11, 2017

Rail action on Thursday night

New member Jesse makes the first time around the layout. That's a BN GP15, a rare model at the Evergreen.
Speaking of rare, here is a real BNSF engineer, Keith Wiles running a Portland version of the Empire Builder that SP&S would have had the responsibility to get it there.
When the Builder got to Spokane the Portland section of the GN Empire Builder would connect to the NP North Coast section that wanted to get there as well. I think I
got that right?
Amtrak still splits off the Portland section from the section in Spokane that will keep going to Seattle.
An ex-member called Robert case stopped by last night to run his Amtrak train very similar to the
one we rode several weeks ago to Havre as a club event.
Marvelous Marvin had his Montana Rail Link train with an F45 on the point bringing Boeing aircraft
bodies west to Seattle. Last year they put a half dozen bodies on the ground with 1 or 2 making it to the river.
I caught these 3 locos passing each other when I asked everyone to stop (blur) It's an unlikely shot
to have NP and BNSF stuff together as the time line does not match and the Western Pacific hangs out'
hundreds of miles to the south of Spokane.

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