Monday, December 15, 2008

First Major Snow

This afternoon I heard the roar of engines approaching a local crossing, so I unholstered my trusty Sony and caught UP 8369 (EMD SD-70ACe, 4,300 hp) followed by UP 5095, a 4,000hp EMD SD-70M. Two other locomotives followed, but I couldn't capture their numbers in the swirling snow obscuring this mixed manifest train.

The camera had much difficulty finding its focus in the heavy snow, and the train was having its own set of difficulties as well. Sounding to be in Run 8, the locomotives were working for all available traction, sanders on overtime.

With such a new unit, I'm sure the heaters were working effectively for the engineer and conductor.


1 comment:

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Merry Christmas, MP154! GREAT train blog, sir!