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Trains, Nor-Cal style

 
Itsed65
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Dec 05, 2012 20:58 |  #1

So I spend a lot of my spare time chasing trains, if I am not chasing birds, although sometimes I am lucky and get both on the same outing. Here are some train shots from my area over the last few months...

Roseville CA (Union Pacific) diesel shops

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Eastbound freight coming off Donner Pass in Mogul Nevada
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Coming and going at Truckee CA
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Amtrak's California Zephyr pouring on the power (and smoke) at Crockett CA
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A lone GP38 running long hood forward (backwards for the UP) out of Berkeley back to the yard at Oakland
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Old school paint on a GP39M pulling some empty trailer carriers from the yard at BNSF's North Bay yard back to Richmond.
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Westbound "Z" train coming out of tunnel #3 in Franklin Canyon CA
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Unusually, a UP GE at the head of a BNSF train eastward through the canyon. The conductor told me that the controls were different than their BNSF units and they didn't know the ditch lights were out until they entered the tunnel.
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Ltdave
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Dec 05, 2012 21:11 |  #2

i love trains!

between my grandfather, an uncle and my dad theres about 130 years of Grand Trunk Western railroad service given...

how did you manage to talk to the conductor of 7616?

were most of those 'over the road' shots taken along hwy 20 or 49 heading up into the sierras? never thought to stop and enjoy the trains when i lived in marysville...




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Dec 05, 2012 21:39 |  #3

Very nice shots




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Dec 05, 2012 21:41 |  #4

This is a nice assortment of shots!


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Dec 05, 2012 22:11 |  #5

My grandfather was a switchman on the Frisco and family got free passes to go anyplace they went. Very long time ago, like in the very early 50s. I enjoy seeing freight trains and their engines.


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Dec 06, 2012 04:05 |  #6

Great series!! Love #2


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Dec 06, 2012 04:47 |  #7

I enjoyed this set very much. You got some great shots in it!


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Dec 06, 2012 15:52 |  #8

I might be visiting Roseville this weekend, might have to checkout the yard and maintenance shop again while I am there...


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Dec 06, 2012 19:47 |  #9

Thanks all, glad you liked them. I guess I never grew out of getting a thrill when a big train passes by.

Ltdave, the pics from the Sierras were taken right off of 80,within a few miles of Truckee. The others (except Roseville) were all taken within a few miles of my house in the bay area. I'm lucky that we have two major carriers, plus Amtrak and the short lines here to follow around.


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Dec 06, 2012 20:29 as a reply to Itsed65's post |  #10

Beautiful shots, always love the trains.

Have you considered posted in the "Post your best train shots" thread? Many great shots there, and these great ones would be a big hit.

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Dec 06, 2012 23:20 |  #11

Good series....really enjoy the Roseville shop and the GP39M.


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Dec 07, 2012 11:40 |  #12

Joe Ravenstein wrote in post #15331963external link
My grandfather was a switchman on the Frisco and family got free passes to go anyplace they went. Very long time ago, like in the very early 50s. I enjoy seeing freight trains and their engines.

My dad worked in the Pennsylvania Railroad shops here in Altoona, Pa and when I was a child (late 50's), we used to travel using his employee pass all the time.

Great pics, thanks for sharing!!




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