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ctclibby

Well-Known Member
Just West of Needles, CA. Cell phone pix, smudges are bugs on the windshield. Pix date 6/2021 @ 2030 with the temp at 106. Went by about a week prior but couldn't get stopped for the pix. Still there on the next loop as you can see.
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ctclibby

Well-Known Member
Ya always worry and watch the oncoming side. Probably less chance of something happening than getting hit by lightning; but still watch. I was at the Amtrak Station here in Libby at night awhile back as a WB Freight went by. Was dragging about 30ft of chain about the middle of the train. The chain was wrapping and unwrapping itself on the lineside stuff which provided quite a light show from the sparks that were flying. Amazing it didn't pull stuff out by the roots. I was not THAT close to the RoW and I did see it coming, but still. Called dispatch in Ft Worth and told them about it. At first they didn't want to listen but figured out that I was on the up and up as I knew railroad speak. Probably got the train stopped by Kootenai Falls - 12ish miles West. Pretty unpopulated with minimal road crossings and pretty much zero people.
 

2Tracks

Ol' School
Track inspector called one day, one of those huge log bunks off of a TTX flat car had fallen off. How did that not create a FUBAR?
 

J.Albert

Member
It must not have been an important stretch of track, if that thing sat on it a whole week and no one did anything about it...
 

truckdad

Well-Known Member
We shouldn't be to quick to blame the railroad.........It may have been flung off one of the turbines around Palm Springs or even Amarillo!
 

ctclibby

Well-Known Member
Needles to Amarillo 800ish miles, Needles to Palm Springs 188 miles and over a big hill. These ARE wings but really?
 




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