BNSF Glendive, MT

badlandnp Sep 6, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

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    Doesn't look like spring has sprung as yet. Not showing here, either.

    I heard a brief blurb on radio this week that Arch Coal has gone bankrupt and is pulling out of Montana. Do you know if any of their loads have been passing through your area?
     
  2. badlandnp

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    Ain't sure what reporting mark would be on a car from their mine. Do you know? And where is Arch coal?
     
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    Did get a couple of nice action videos this weekend. Here's one of them.



    Hope y'all had a Happy Easter!
     
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    Nice V train. Assuming it's full of import cars, should have brought in a few dollars worth of revenue.
     
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    I do remember there being trains from Black Thunder in the past. Will have to check with some folk......
     
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    Asked a bit today, and the V trains are a divert from the high line. They are doing some heavy maintenance up there so these got diverted, both east and west bound. Nothing about coal though, just depression and negativity.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    Yup. I'm sure of that. :(
     
  9. badlandnp

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    Has been a busy spring catching trains and putting up video's! Got this looooong M train this week.
     
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    That was a loooooooooooong one. Some interesting sounds. An air compressor with an ailing valve. And getting toward the rear, a whopper of a flat wheel.
     
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    Flat wheels are so common anymore that it seems like the crews barely notice. Every train I watch has multiple flats and spalling that can be heard going by.
     
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    Good old BN Cascade green stuff! An SD40-2 and a Glendive dedicated sand car. You will see a stencil on the end of the car. PIC_0966.JPG PIC_0968.JPG
     
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    Have not checked this year, but through last summer I was still seeing a few seemingly untouched BN green covered hoppers.
     
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    Found these pics of BN units running around back in 96-97. Pics of pics, so not good quality.
    This trestle is headed up to Circle, and I believe is the last train to Circle.
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    Lots of snow in the winter of 96-97! It can't go into the shop that way, so off it has to come!
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    And more snow, with a rare GP50 and LMX GE. But I think this one was in Livingston in 95-96.
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    I caught a coal train leaving Glendive eastbound today and got a chance to video it going over another bridge over Glendive creek and then going up Beaver Hill at a road crossing 1 mile west of the summit. It was a great weekend!
     
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    Is it just me, or did that horn sound a bit different?
     
  17. badlandnp

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    It did sound a little sick. Kinda like it has a broken diaghram in one chime?
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Maybe it ingested too much snow and ice, this past winter?
     
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    Took these BN car pics, the string of three almost looks like an old pic from 20 years ago!
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    And here's the video of that wind generator tower section train I saw on the 11th June, 16.
     
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