Page 10 of 11 FirstFirst ... 67891011 LastLast
Results 181 to 200 of 201

Thread: Glendive, MT BNSF

  1. #181
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Got some time in on Friday night to video some switching,



    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  3. #182
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And then yesterday morning, got some more action as this crew was picking up some pole cars to put into a train,



    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  4. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  5. #183
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And so, Sunday morning, I was working on this long neglected yard of mine. The previous renters had done absolutely minimal yard care, so there are a lot of high weeds and miscellaneous whatnot hiding among those weeds. So, about 0900, this M train power landed short of the service track with a NS GE in consist. 20 minutes later the hostler and helper restarted the set and are here bringing it onto the service track,



    Then, later in the evening, a trainnut friend and I went chasing it as the new power consist pulled it out of town, blowing over the old bridge at Glendive Creek,

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  6. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  7. #184
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Then, after it blew by, we hopped in the pickup and raced over to the ranch access road to catch it crawling up the hill. It took 45 minutes for the train to make the 19 miles to this crossing! The summit is still another couple of miles east,



    After it cleared the hill, it accelerated quickly to blow over Wibaux and Beaver Creek, which only took 20 minutes to get to,



    Overall, it was a fruitful and productive day of chasing this train! I hope y'all enjoyed it!
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  8. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  9. #185
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well, April blew in COLD and white! There's still a bit of snow around today, but it should be mostly gone by end of day tomorrow. But on the 1st, section was busily working in the yard, looked like ties and rail. Here I caught them parked at lunch and a few trains waiting in the snowy yard;
    PIC_0400.jpgPIC_0401.jpg
    And a couple of the trains waiting, here the 8100 leads while a toasted 5651 follows;
    PIC_0402.jpgPIC_0403.jpg
    And then a couple of eastbounds also waiting on crews and section to finish, the one set has 7 units!And all of them headed east with the train.
    PIC_0404.jpg
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  11. #186
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And not many hours later the 9089 and another coal train led by 8768 on the main both had clearance to leave, though the mainline had to pause and allow the 9089 to get out of town. Then I saw the mainline leave about 15 minutes later, from my kitchen window!

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  13. #187
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And Friday lunch proved to be busy, too! Three eastbounds were all crewed up and all left within the same hour, an oil can, coal train and M train! Still some snow on the ground. I also found another spot to get this nice low angle towards the top of the "hump" as the trains leave the east end of town. That is railroad east, but geographic north.





    and the next post has video 3!
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  15. #188
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And lastly the M train, which has a very interesting mix of cars for a while, then a long string of empty propane cars, followed by more mixed stuff,.

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  16. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  17. #189
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And Sunday late afternoon I ended up chasing trains with another foamer. We caught an empty, a ten unit consist switching and the local. It was a good day!
    PIC_0427.jpgPIC_0432.jpgPIC_0434.jpgPIC_0437.jpg
    So naturally there are some videos!


    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  18. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  19. #190
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    And yesterday was another sunny day, while it is raining this morning. Was able to catch a mixed train with a lot of boxcars, including a few un-vandalized Railbox cars!

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  20. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  21. #191
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    So yesterday morning we woke up to a bit of white fluffiness all around! And still falling! Sooo, I knew it just had to be a good time to get a video ofg a train, and a coal empty obliged me! The beauty of this location is it gives me that "N scale" perspective.......

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  22. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  23. #192
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    This evening I was able to catch the switch crew putting power on the head end of a westbound V-train. They conductor had to un-hook the yard air from the train before coupling in. There is a large air compressor on the west end of the yard that is used to keep air on the brake system while the power is away from the train. It sure makes life a lot better during winter time. It's amazing how much the system will leak out while cold, then becomes an even bigger leak as the pressure is removed from the glad hand o-rings. It is an expense, but well worth the time savings!

    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  24. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  25. #193
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    5,278
    Thanks
    7,791
    Thanked 9,429 Times in 3,045 Posts
    Mentioned
    218 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    The Little Rock Line blog


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin

  26. The Following User Says Thank You to Allen H. For This Useful Post:


  27. #194
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    cascade country
    Posts
    271
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    953
    Thanked 399 Times in 146 Posts
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    How true it is i can't say but sounds like the Glendive Shop's or Fuel facility will be closing.

    Just what I seen on the news.
    Pagosa Cavy distant cousin to the Wombat.

  28. #195
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    That is what we hear from guys here. This and Mandan and Minot and elsewhere.I suppose there are many factors involved in the decision, not all of them public, and I will refrain from postulating on what I don't know. I have seen traffic just drop off the cliff in the last few weeks, even tho there is a stack train and oil can sitting here as I type.

    In other news, I caught this 40-2 in the yard, In the company of a couple others,

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  29. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to badlandnp For This Useful Post:


  30. #196
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    5,278
    Thanks
    7,791
    Thanked 9,429 Times in 3,045 Posts
    Mentioned
    218 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badlandnp View Post
    I have seen traffic just drop off the cliff in the last few weeks...
    Yeah it's pretty much the same here in Nebraska, traffic is way down.
    I sat out by Seward, NE (the Ravenna Sub) last Friday night and seen 4 trains in five hours where there once was a train every 10-15 minutes, mostly coal.
    For those not familiar with this area, this is the main route BN/BNSF takes to the coal fields for coal traffic to the East and South.

    Hobson yard looks almost deserted some days. But they seem to be taking advantage of this lull and they are doing a lot of track maintenance in the yard and on the Ravenna Sub.
    The Little Rock Line blog


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin

  31. The Following User Says Thank You to Allen H. For This Useful Post:


  32. #197
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    They spent about 8 or 9 days working over the yard tracks here, including the service track leads. Which is funny if they plan to close it!
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  33. #198
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    cascade country
    Posts
    271
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    953
    Thanked 399 Times in 146 Posts
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badlandnp View Post
    They spent about 8 or 9 days working over the yard tracks here, including the service track leads. Which is funny if they plan to close it!
    Just what I heard so take it for what it's worth.

    My BNSF inside man retired so no longer get the facts
    Pagosa Cavy distant cousin to the Wombat.

  34. #199
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Glendive, Montana
    Posts
    1,633
    Thanks
    7,579
    Thanked 4,295 Times in 1,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    They announced it here. So the housing market here will get slammed hard. With the crash in oil, coal trains, and now this, there will be a lot of repo'ed houses on the market.

    It may make for more work for me, but we will see.
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
    Aian, CEO, COO, Engineer, Gopher and everything else!

  35. #200
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    5,278
    Thanks
    7,791
    Thanked 9,429 Times in 3,045 Posts
    Mentioned
    218 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badlandnp View Post
    They spent about 8 or 9 days working over the yard tracks here, including the service track leads. Which is funny if they plan to close it!
    Well I don't think they're gonna close down the railroad, just the diesel shops and repair facilities from what I read out of it.
    With the lull in traffic, they are taking advantage of things and maintaining the tracks and infrastructure.
    The Little Rock Line blog


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin

  36. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Allen H. For This Useful Post:


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •