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Re: The 213 Taking em West
Posted by FlyinPhotog on 7/15/2012, 10:22 pm, in reply to "Re: The 213 Taking em West"
Really awesome Gene. Thanks!! |
: Great as always Gene. Wish I was home
: for it.
: --Previous Message--
: Sunday, July 15, 2012.
: Just after 4 AM.
: W&LE 213 is departing Rook.
: Two SD-40's and 55 cars.
: Its easy work for those SD-40's
: those first miles.
: Past the Yard Board at Mile Post 57.
: Down the mile long tanget past Mile
: Post 58.
: Through the curves at Mile Post 59.
: Overtop the former Washington
: Secondary at Bower Hill.
: Passing G.E. Glass and the bus
: garage at Mile Post 60.
: The SD-40's are summoned back to
: Now on the upgrade ducking
: underneath the Interstate at Mile
: Post 61.
: At Mile Post 62 those SD-40's have
: all 55 cars on the upgrade.
: Coming into Gladden, something goes
: Trailing unit 6349 is in trouble.
: The conductor walks back.
: Ground relay is mentioned.
: Isolate the 6349 and start cutting
: out traction motors comes the word.
: Its 4 thirthy something or another
: in the morning.
: The crew communicates further about
: traction motors and a electricial
: Soon, the train dispatcher is dialed
: Automatic brake exhaust echo's over
: the airwaves.
: The train comes to a stop.
: Seems the 6354 isn't up to the task.
: I guess the overnight rain and wet
: And those 55 cars are just too much
: this Sunday morning.
: The 213 is dead in the water between
: Mile Post 63 and 64.
: Between the former switches at
: The chief comes on.
: The Rook Yard job is summoned West.
: A rescue train is announced.
: Pull the 213 back into Rook is the
: A inquiry on the where-a-bouts of
: locomotive 4000 is heard.
: Track warrants are changed.
: The 610 gives his mark up.
: Rooks two GP-40's are now head'em
: The photographer arrives Murray
: Avenue just after "O" 5:30
: And in a few minutes the 213...now
: com'in east.
: With the Rook Yard job lead'n the
: Headlights and flashing red crossing
: lights are on at Murray Avenue.
: The 3rd train movement through...
: this Sunday Morning.
: The photographer now heads west.
: And pulls off along the new railroad
: up near George as daylight
: The overnight fog still lingers in
: The time is nearing 7 AM.
: The Millers Run valley is summoned
: Blarring air horns announce the 213
: is again on the move.
: Turbochargers are heard several
: miles out.
: Its a great way to start another new
: The crossings in Cecil & Venice
: are whistled through.
: The rumble passing overtop the old
: Another throttle notch heightens the
: As headlights pierce the jungle of
: Out of the curve past Mile Post 69.
: Those SD-40's are making some time.
: Engineman Ben is playing the role.
: Hunched forward, leaning over
: against his armrest.
: Morning greetings are quickly
: In the consist now is immigrant
: numbered 4000.
: The crossings at Browns Orchard are
: whistled through.
: As the SD-40's are given one more
: Approaching Taggart up at Acheson.
: The SD-40's go silent for a short
: Then out the other end climbing
: those last miles.
: Fort Cherry is whistled for as the
: show nears its end.
: Another moment late, the 213 is
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