Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, August 12, 2016

Because It's Friday

UP 844 is back out from her overhaul:

True foamers will note that the "safety diesel" is a railroad rockstar in its own right, as the sole remaining operation Centennial-class locomotive.


Stewart Dean said...

What's the funny looking car directly behind the coal (or is it fuel oil?) tender? Wish the photographers could insert a speed readout....

Comrade Misfit said...

Water tender. 844 burns oil.

montag said...

Here in the East trains blow 2 long, a shot and a long for a crossing. Unless the rules are different for steam, was that engineer tooting with a California accent?

LRod said...


They do photo runbys for people to get stills and video, and apparently the crowd loves them some steam whistle. It's really obnoxious listening to edited videos that show mostly runbys. I usually have to mute. Generally, when they show actual crossings, it's the two longs, a short, and a long as they roll through the crossing.

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired