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    Quote Originally Posted by Forester1 View Post
    Nice! Great experiences. I gotta actually get back on a train here soon.
    Same here. I haven't done any trips to speak of in about 30 years. I was looking at doing a round-trip Amtrak ride just because, but I don't have the money for something like that anytime soon.
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    Feeling nostalgic, I was hoping to find some scarlet on grey SP/CB locos. Found one at a UP yard at Pajaro, Calif (next to Watsonville).

    In June 2011:
    UP 555 and HLCX 991 sitting at Pajaro, Calif. I'm not recognizing the model, maybe EMD MP-15???
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8937...7i13312!8i6656

    In March 2020:
    UP 1004 (formerly Cotton Belt) sitting at Pajaro, Calif. Perhaps an EMD GP-40?
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8936...7i16384!8i8192

    Coupled to 1004 at Pajaro, UP 9987 and 1096 looking like EMD GP-40 locos to me.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8939...7i16384!8i8192
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    Quote Originally Posted by OddRails View Post
    In March 2020:
    UP 1004 (formerly Cotton Belt) sitting at Pajaro, Calif. Perhaps an EMD GP-40?
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8936...7i16384!8i8192
    What's up with the "Cotton B Belt" (extra B) on his one? Door replacements with lettering moved over?
    (or the painter get's paid by number of letters?)
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    In March 2020:
    UP 1004 (formerly Cotton Belt) sitting at Pajaro, Calif. Perhaps an EMD GP-40?
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8936...7i16384!8i8192

    Coupled to 1004 at Pajaro, UP 9987 and 1096 looking like EMD GP-40 locos to me.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8939...7i16384!8i8192[/QUOTE]

    The Cotton Belt unit looks like an old GP40-2. Pan Am/B&M ran tons of them on their lines.

    In June 2011:
    UP 555 and HLCX 991 sitting at Pajaro, Calif. I'm not recognizing the model, maybe EMD MP-15???
    https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8937...7i13312!8i6656

    That looks like a GP38 or GP40-3?



    Go back in time to 2011 and go down Railroad street and look at the wye. You'll have a bunch of UP units lined up.

    https://goo.gl/maps/GprqAceA1T5Gu7qr9

    I can't read the road numbers well enough to make all of them out.

    Great place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1611mac View Post
    What's up with the "Cotton B Belt"
    I didn't even notice! Nice catch
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    Go back in time to 2011 and go down Railroad street and look at the wye. You'll have a bunch of UP units lined up.

    https://goo.gl/maps/GprqAceA1T5Gu7qr9

    I can't read the road numbers well enough to make all of them out.

    Great place!
    I missed that group, but from the other side of the three mentioned there was another UP loco. Couldn't read that number either.

    The Pajaro yard would be a nice size to model. I followed the tracks southwest down the coast towards Monterey, northwest to Santa Cruz, northeast to Gilroy and south to Salinas and King City. Local loads are mostly agriculture related. I guess there would be some industry in the larger cities. Thought about doing a test route, modelling just short of the larger towns. I didn't follow through.
    Last edited by OddRails; April 4th, 2021 at 12:36 PM. Reason: corrected directions to towns
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    Quote Originally Posted by OddRails View Post
    I missed that group, but from the other side of the three mentioned there was another UP loco. Couldn't read that number either.

    The Pajaro yard would be a nice size to model. I followed the tracks southwest down the coast towards Monterey, northwest to Santa Cruz, northeast to Gilroy and south to Salinas and King City. Local loads are mostly agriculture related. I guess there would be some industry in the larger cities. Thought about doing a test route, modelling just short of the larger towns. I didn't follow through.
    That would be a nice route to model. I did some poking around myself afterwards as I always do.

    You could always do the route as modules starting with the Pajaro yard first then working out from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    That would be a nice route to model. I did some poking around myself afterwards as I always do.

    You could always do the route as modules starting with the Pajaro yard first then working out from there.

    Good idea. :-)

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    Pausing for a bit of conversation in Aug 2011, near Valley, Nebraska, a few miles west of Omaha. There is a cut of railcars off to the left a ways.

    Apparently UP #500 is a GP38-2 (originally UP #2000 before renumbering) built in 1974. source:thedieselshop.us

    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3209...7i13312!8i6656
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    Quote Originally Posted by OddRails View Post
    Good idea. :-)

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    I've been staying at my sister's place for a few days helping her with a few projects. (Enjoying her Internet!)

    Pausing for a bit of conversation in Aug 2011, near Valley, Nebraska, a few miles west of Omaha. There is a cut of railcars off to the left a ways.

    Apparently UP #500 is a GP38-2 (originally UP #2000 before renumbering) built in 1974. source:thedieselshop.us

    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3209...7i13312!8i6656
    Nice!

    I went back in time to August 2007 and found this.

    https://goo.gl/maps/NErqFqGPZNjHFPcm7

    I've been out in that area severe storm chasing. (2008-2012, 2014, and 2016). I also have friends in Grand Island as well. I saw a lot of good storms and lots of really great trains as well.
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    July 2019 shot of Rancaekek station in West Java:

    https://goo.gl/maps/uRtxmG4ixrDsRt7x6

    CC206 series diesel locomotive #CC206 21 is seen here departing from Rancaekek station, probably after waiting for the arrival of another train from opposite direction (as Rancaekek station is one of the regular stop of local trains serving Padalarang - Cicalengka and Purwakarta - Cibatu corridor). While the train pulled by CC206 21 itself is not clear due to presence of concrete wall near the tracks, it seems that the train was "Mutiara Selatan" express train that served Bandung - Surabaya Gubeng through Yogyakarta and Madiun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aryadwi_ef641030 View Post
    July 2019 shot of Rancaekek station in West Java:

    https://goo.gl/maps/uRtxmG4ixrDsRt7x6

    CC206 series diesel locomotive #CC206 21 is seen here departing from Rancaekek station, probably after waiting for the arrival of another train from opposite direction (as Rancaekek station is one of the regular stop of local trains serving Padalarang - Cicalengka and Purwakarta - Cibatu corridor). While the train pulled by CC206 21 itself is not clear due to presence of concrete wall near the tracks, it seems that the train was "Mutiara Selatan" express train that served Bandung - Surabaya Gubeng through Yogyakarta and Madiun.
    Here's the other train that pulled out of the station.
    https://goo.gl/maps/MJSQgQqxN7YF9Mju5

    Engine 208 on the point...
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    Here's a VRE train at Washington DC.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8861...7i13312!8i6656

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    Here's the other train that pulled out of the station.
    https://goo.gl/maps/MJSQgQqxN7YF9Mju5

    Engine 208 on the point...
    While it is actually the same train, judging from the shot itself we could say that lots of cars are waiting for the train to completely left the station.

    FYI: Rancaekek station is one of many stations in Indonesia that still equipped with the Siemens & Halske mechanical signals, and from this station there was a branchline toward Tanjungsari in Sumedang Regency that was torn off by Japanese in 1942 due to war needs. The branchline itself is already planned to be relaid and resumes its operation for almost 80 years after its forced dismantling in WWII. Currently there is also a temporary branchline for transporting rails to the (still in construction) high-speed rail depot of Tegal Luar, where rails shipped by sea to Cilacap Port (Central Java) would be transported by special rail-carrier trains from Cilacap station all the way to Rancaekek station (of course through the mountainous Eastern Priangan region).

    Anyway, another shot:

    https://goo.gl/maps/zaEftVi69LdndqP3A

    This is the shot from Cicalengka station, where CC201 94 (2010-style: CC201 92 04) is in charge for pulling Padalarang-bound local train. As of March 2021, this locomotive is among many of diesel locomotives of Indonesian Railways (PT. Kereta Api Indonesia) that have yet to be refitted with air conditioner. This locomotive is part of the 3rd batch of CC201 series locomotives (GE U18C) ordered by Indonesian Railways in 1990s, where they were already fitted with ditch lights from new, and originally having rounded front windows (currently most of locomotives from this group were already refitted with slightly-squared front window to give a matching look with the earlier 1st and 2nd batches locomotives, though Cipinang-based CC201 103 to CC201 110 are still having their original rounded front windows).
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    Belated thanks for spotting the locos near the wye.

    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    That looks like a GP38 or GP40-3?
    Hmm. I completely missed the above comment. Not unusual for me I guess. Sorry!
    It used to be fairly easy figuring out loco models. I do better now if I do an Internet search on the loco number.
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    July 2013 a mile or two west of Rincon, New Mexico, Union Pacific locos #6515 (AC44CW), #4703(SD40M-2 ex-SCL), #8031(SD40-2), #4279(SD70M) and #3929(SD70M) haul a heavy coal train westward ...
    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.6684...7i13312!8i6656


    ... with locos 6004 (GE AC44CWCTE) and 5733 (GE AC44CWCTE) are pushing on the rear.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.6685...7i13312!8i6656

    Note: UP#6004 was also used for an SD60, but this one looks like a GE loco to me. source:rrpicturearchives.net
    Last edited by OddRails; April 10th, 2021 at 08:41 PM. Reason: edit last sentence
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