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By:Charles Freericks
Dates:1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
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City of Roseville's Rose Parade Float
Title:  City of Roseville's Rose Parade Float
Description:  As a part of its Centennial celebration, the City of Roseville, CA entered this float into the 2009 Rose Parade honoring their history as home to the large same named Union Pacific, ex Southern Pacific, nee Central Pacfiic Yard. The engine represents T1 class 4-6-0 Ten-Wheeler #2252 built by Cooke in March of 1897 as one of an order of 38, and later to be put in SP Fire Train service, protecting the Donner Pass snow sheds, before finally being retired to display in Roseville. The cars represent Pullman heavyweights of the Harriman era. This float won the 2009 Governor's Trophy for best depiction of life in California.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/2/2009 3:10:54 PM
Location:  Pasadena, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Western Pacific Heritage Unit
Title:  Western Pacific Heritage Unit
Description:  Pushing on the rear of ILADU-18 through Loma Linda, after having just waited on two westbounds, we see Union Pacific SD70ACe #1983, the Western Pacific Heritage Unit. This unit was debuted in Omaha, NE on July 30, 2005 to honor the employees of the former railroad, which had been merged into the Union Pacific. On this day, the unit was being chased by many local SoCal railfans, as it started that morning at East Yard, then headed out the Los Angeles Sub to Riverside, where it entered the BNSF San Bernardino Sub, to the Cajon Sub, where it switched over the Union Pacific's Yuma Sub at Colton Crossing. It is on its way to Dupo Yard near East St. Louis, IL.
Photo Date:  1/18/2009  Upload Date: 1/20/2009 9:52:48 AM
Location:  Loma Linda, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 1983(SD70ACe)
Views:  2761   Comments: 3
Los Angeles & Salt Lake Arrowhead - "The Salt Lake Line"
Title:  Los Angeles & Salt Lake Arrowhead - "The Salt Lake Line"
Description:  I believe that this arrowhead on the old Los Angeles & Salt Lake's backshops at 530 S. Anderson in LA is the last original LA&SL logo left on a structure in the world (there is a reproduction in Whittier). I have been told that this building was actually attached to the LA&SL roundhouse. The tracks came in on the other side of the backshops. (The following information is paraphrased from the works of the wonderful railroad historian - Fred Gamst - mostly from the fascinating article at this addresss "http://www.blet660.com/uploads/C6.20.08TropicoDivision660.pdf" -- The shops and the roundhouse, now long gone, were part of the "Middle District." LA&SL engineers lived in nearby Boyle Heights and would walk here after the crew caller would come by on a bicycle to call them to duty. When the new 2-8-0s were delivered here in 1905, they consumed so much fuel and water they were called "Hogs," and the engineers were called "Hoggers" and "Hogheads." Making this home to the BLET 660 hogheads.)
Photo Date:  1/25/2009  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 10:17:03 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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The "George Bush 41" engine
Title:  The "George Bush 41" engine
Description:  Union Pacific SD70ACe #4141 is painted a'la Air Force One to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. The unit was unveiled to the former President at the opening of his library in October of 2005. The unit has been called the "Papa Bush," and is seen here on IMNLB-24, a Arkansas Intermodal Facility to Intermodal Container Transfer Facility train, travelling between Marian, AK and Long Beach, CA. While it's on the Alhambra Sub here, it's about to cross over to the Los Angeles Sub to head through East Yard (which sucked because I chased it down the Alhambra Sub and never saw it again).
Photo Date:  1/26/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 12:49:49 AM
Location:  Pomona, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 4141(SD70ACe)
Views:  1594   Comments: 0
Chicago and Northwestern Heritage Unit
Title:  Chicago and Northwestern Heritage Unit
Description:  Leading the customer's special SLBOA1-27 at Moorpark in the early morning run up the coast, Union Pacific SD70ACe #1995, the Chicago and Northwestern heritage unit, pauses to wait on a southbound Metrolink train, finally allowing me to get a shot, after two failed attempts at Chatsworth and the Moorpark stations. Having begun the morning at the International Container Transfer Facility in Carson (ICTF, railroad Long Beach), #1995 ran up the Alameda Corridor, to Metrolink's River Sub, recrewed at CP Main Street, and is seen here on Metrolink's Valley Sub. In about half an hour it will regain UP rails on the Santa Barbra Sub, as it takes the old SP Coast Line the whole way north to Oakland.
Photo Date:  3/27/2009  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 1:14:00 PM
Location:  Moorpark, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 1995(SD70ACe)
Views:  1047   Comments: 1
The Red Monorail at the Main Entraince of Disneyland
Title:  The Red Monorail at the Main Entraince of Disneyland
Description:  Burke Composite Design Mark VII Red was the only train running on the last day of March, and that wouldn't last all that long, as the unit would break down a few hours after it was seen passing the main entrance here. This train was delivered back on December 20 of 2007, making it the first of the Mark VIIs on the property. It was built in Vancouver, BC and travels on a 2.5 mile long loop (for about a 13 minute long trip around the park). This was the first time I have ever been to the park and witnessed only a single train servicing the entire monorail ride. When it brokedown, a diesel tractor came out to rescue it, scurrying along the track.
Photo Date:  3/31/2009  Upload Date: 4/2/2009 11:02:53 AM
Location:  Anaheim, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Empty gons pushed in off the wye
Title:  Empty gons pushed in off the wye
Description:  Pacific Harbor Line's #21, a Motive Power Industries MP20B-3, shoves a string of gondolas into Pier A Yard, after having made a reverse move to get onto the wye. This unit is part of the railroad's new low-emission fleet designed to help reduce air pollution in the LA and Long Beach Harbors.
Photo Date:  4/4/2009  Upload Date: 6/3/2009 10:18:04 AM
Location:  Wilmington, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  PHL 21(MP20GP)
Views:  1469   Comments: 2
Faux Western Pacific F7A at California Adventure
Title:  Faux Western Pacific F7A at California Adventure
Description:  Rebuilt by Walt Disney Imagination for it's Calfirornia Adventure from the scrapped cab of a non-WP bulldog-nose unit, Western Pacific F7-A #804-A is part of a faux California Zephyr made up of shops at the entrance to the Disney Park. It is "pulling" WP #842 "Silver Platter" diner and WP #881 "Silver Crescent" vista dome observation car. The EMD bulldog nose is actually the Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream shop. The Silver Platter holds Baker's Field Bakery, and the Silver Crescent holds part of the Engine-Ears Toys.
Photo Date:  4/12/2009  Upload Date: 6/10/2010 10:09:52 PM
Location:  Anaheim, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  WP 804A(F7A)
Views:  2564   Comments: 0
Twelve Toasters at Vail
Title:  Twelve Toasters at Vail
Description:  Goat Boat #1051 is the trailing unit in a consist of nine Dash 9-44CWs and three ES44DCs taking an eastbound past the historic location of Vail. With all that power, this train managed to get from a slow rolling start to track speed with incredible swiftness.
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 6/3/2009 10:19:56 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1051(C44-9W) BNSF 5180(C44-9W) BNSF 7240(ES44DC) BNSF 5340(C44-9W) BNSF 757(C44-9W) BNSF 4461(C44-9W) BNSF 4601(C44-9W) BNSF 5369(C44-9W) BNSF 4528(C44-9W) BNSF 1119(C44-9W) BNSF 7230(ES44DC) BNSF 7629(ES44DC)
Views:  1616   Comments: 1
Amtrak YL250-23
Title:  Amtrak YL250-23
Description:  Amtrak/NRE SW10 rebuild #795, which began life as an SW1200, works the coach yard in Amtrak's 8th Street Yard, while watched by Los Angeles' version of the Sears Tower. Originally built for the Milwaukee Road, the unit went to the SOO, and then was rebuilt into an SW10 by NRE as part of a 1994 order. It was refurbished again by CEECO in 2005.
Photo Date:  5/23/2009  Upload Date: 6/3/2009 10:18:45 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 795(SW1000R)
Views:  808   Comments: 0
"The Belt's" #14
Title:  "The Belt's" #14
Description:  Recently repainted Houston Belt & Terminal S2 #14 sits on display at the Gulf Coast Chapter of the NRHS's Houston Railroad Museum (with an also recently repainted Katy "John Deere" steel cupola caboose and an SP bay window caboose). This engine was delivered in 1945 from Schenectedyand worked for "The Belt" at the terminal line's various yards and Houston Union Station. Following that it worked at the Union Equity elevator on the Houston Ship Channel.
Photo Date:  6/6/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 10:55:58 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  HBT 14(S2)
Views:  723   Comments: 0
Englewood Yard and Houston Skyline
Title:  Englewood Yard and Houston Skyline
Description:  Englewood Yard and Houston skyline from Wayside Drive - Built in 1956 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Englewood Yard was a state of the art hump and classification facility. The tracks to the right are the one time Texas & New Orleans "Sunset Route," today's Union Pacific Terminal Sub. What I thought would be a perfect shot doesn't work out exactly right because UP runs westbounds only on this line so this view is only of the back of a trains.
Photo Date:  6/7/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 10:56:37 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Charles Freericks
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PTRA 9604
Title:  PTRA 9604
Description:  A Port Terminal Morrison-Knudson switcher sits awaiting work.
Photo Date:  6/8/2009  Upload Date: 10/6/2011 10:31:04 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  PTRA 9604(MP1500D)
Views:  239   Comments: 1
First Great Western "HST" #43613 at Paddington
Title:  First Great Western "HST" #43613 at Paddington
Description:  Sitting on what will be tail end of the 1206 Penzance train is Class 43 BREL (British Rail Engineering Limited) Crewe Works, Bo-Bo, diesel #43163, a High Speed Train Power Car. These 1976-1982 era units are the fastest diesels in the world, capable of 148 mph, and set to go a standard 125 mph. The train is scheduled to arrive at Penzance at 1711.
Photo Date:  7/6/2009  Upload Date: 7/20/2009 9:52:50 PM
Location:  London, UK
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  FGW 43163(Class 43 HST)
Views:  956   Comments: 0
BBCI K563
Title:  BBCI K563
Description:  A drenching monsoon downpour empties out on top of "plinthed" (retired and displayed for us Americans) Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway narrow-gauge steam engine K563, a 1929 Kerr Stuart product from England, which was put in display after its 1990 retirement (abandonment) for the Platinum Jubilee of what was Bombay Central Station.
Photo Date:  7/11/2009  Upload Date: 7/26/2009 3:18:42 PM
Location:  Bombay/Mumbai, IN
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BBCI K563(2-6-2)
Views:  963   Comments: 0
OHE Tower Wagon "Garuda"
Title:  OHE Tower Wagon "Garuda"
Description:  Just south of the Vasai Road station is this tower wagon, which appears to actually be a bit too large for the shed that is provide for it at this extremely busy junction on the Western Railway. OHE stands for OverHead Electric. Built by ICF, this diesel electric is 750 HP and is actually powerful enough to do light shunting if necessary. Built by ICF (Integral Coach Factory at Perambur), this is a class RU DETC.
Photo Date:  7/12/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 1:20:29 AM
Location:  Bombay/Mumbai, IN
Author:  Charles Freericks
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WDM-3A (aka RSD-29) "Baldie"
Title:  WDM-3A (aka RSD-29) "Baldie"
Description:  Train #6613, the Coimbatore Express is under the comand of a "Baldie," a Indian Railways Diesel Locomotive Works WDM-3A built under license from ALCO. Listening to this thing go burble, burble, burble, I felt like it was 35 years ago and I was watching a C420 on the Long Island Railroad.
Photo Date:  7/12/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 1:20:47 AM
Location:  Bombay/Mumbai, IN
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Indian ALCO
Title:  Indian ALCO
Description:  ALCO powered diesel train with 31 stops from Rajkot Junction/RJT to Coimbatore Junction/CBE makes one of those stops at Vasai Road. For a lifelong ALCO fan, it was still kind of wild to see an ALCO roadswitcher hauling a 22 car passenger train in 2009... and as much as this may not look exactly like an American RSD12, it sure sounded exactly like one.
Photo Date:  7/12/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 1:21:02 AM
Location:  Bombay/Mumbai, IN
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Views:  1077   Comments: 2
New York Central #3
Title:  New York Central #3
Description:  Bringing up the tail markers on the Grand Central Terminal bound Laker Shore Limited we see private varnish, NYC-3, Harold Vanderbuilt's 1928 private Pullman car, which is now in charter service, working for VarChandra, Inc.
Photo Date:  8/3/2009  Upload Date: 8/22/2009 1:12:48 PM
Location:  Croton Harmon, NY
Author:  Charles Freericks
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MNCR train 861
Title:  MNCR train 861
Description:  P32AC-DM #220 with a string of 1983 era Bombardier Shoreliner coaches, and the only train in the timetable with a Manitou stop listed, passes the no trespassing sign. The P32s are known locally as "Gennys," while trains made up of the Shoreliner coaches are called "Bomb Trains," short of Bombardier.
Photo Date:  8/3/2009  Upload Date: 8/22/2009 1:05:46 PM
Location:  Croton Harmon, NY
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  MNCR 220(P32AC-DM)
Views:  717   Comments: 0
D&H "South Bronx Express"
Title:  D&H "South Bronx Express"
Description:  Delaware & Hudson 417, the South Bronx Express a Fresh Pond to Oak Point manifest rumbles through about 15 minutes after the sun vanished behind the Harmon shops. Three SD40-2s with specially modified pilots for the third rail and 44 MTYs make up tonight's train. They would get stabbed just a few miles further north at Peekskill. Thanks to alert of NH from the Hudson River Rail Lines YahooGroups for letting me know this train was on the way, or I'd have seen it through the windows of my commuter train back.
Photo Date:  8/3/2009  Upload Date: 8/22/2009 1:05:06 PM
Location:  Croton Harmon, NY
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  CP 5671(SD40-2) CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  1170   Comments: 1
KTSG21-28 @ Montebello Way
Title:  KTSG21-28 @ Montebello Way
Description:  At 3:35 PM Union Pacific intermodal KTSG21-28 from Long Beach ITS to Global 2 in Chicago crosses Montebello Way after a brief stop in East Los Angeles to add GEVO #5741. While this train was waiting at East LA the crew of another eastbound intermodal said on the radio, "Those are some pretty eninges," and this crew responded something like "Don't you wish you had them."
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2010 10:21:28 PM
Location:  Montebello, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 1996(SD70ACe) UP 1995(SD70ACe) UP 5741(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  776   Comments: 0
Northwestern Heritage Unit
Title:  Northwestern Heritage Unit
Description:  The Northwestern heritage unit is the middle unit between the SP heritage unit and a plain vanilla UP GEVO on KTSG21-28 @ Montebello Way on the Los Angeles Sub. This train will soon move to the Alhambra Sub at CP Oak, then to the BNSF for a ride over Cajon Pass, before passing through Las Vegas on its way to Chicago.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2010 10:34:19 PM
Location:  Montebello, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 1995(SD70ACe) UP 1996(SD70ACe)
Views:  584   Comments: 0


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