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#1 NorthernElectric

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:52 PM

Today in prepartion for the chasing of 844 westward to Oakland/Middle Harbor, I had some fun with a good friend, Frank C. I hope you enjoy the following;

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A switch stands guard at Swingle near the Yolo Causway along the Cal-P. This train hit the nearby detector at 59mph.

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Pacing 734 out of Davis. Suddenly a Dyna-Cat came into view, so I took advantage of it and incorporated it into this photograph. The train hit the detector at 76mph heading east

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A grain train switches cars in Roseville. On the otherside of the yard UP 844 is prepared for tomorrows 106 mile run to Oakland, Ca.

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Yes! I had to throw in the transit curve. A Greyhound coach boards passengers at the Roseville Amtrak station.

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Roseville was very busy today (when is it not?) and another train comes in (now if I could have waited for Amtrak - not!)

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And of course, last but not least, the queen herself, 844 as she is prepped for tomorrow. Damn does she look good!

To Jeff W. and the other Nor-Cal railfans, I look forward to seeing you all in this wonderful chase of "cat and mouse" across the valley and the bay tomorrow. Be safe and have fun!

#2 B32BWH

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:33 PM

I wont be chasing tomorrow, as i'll be at work. I dont have enough days off this week to be able to steam up the 2472 and chase 844 around.

Check here about why.

http://www.3dtrains....showtopic=16326