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photoblog image S'now problem....

S'now problem....

                             Approx' 13,200's worth of horsepower making the snow look like no problem, whilst hauling freight through Flagstaff station, there were two more of these loco's at the rear, another 8,800 horsepower. This train took 5min's to pass me, at approx' 40mph.

S'now problem....

                             Approx' 13,200's worth of horsepower making the snow look like no problem, whilst hauling freight through Flagstaff station, there were two more of these loco's at the rear, another 8,800 horsepower. This train took 5min's to pass me, at approx' 40mph.

comments (16)

Very enjoyable photograph Frank, it sounds as if the cope with ease.
Frank L Croston.: They seem to, Andrew, you can feel (and hear) the power as they pass. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2017, 01:24
This is a brilliant pic, Frank!

Phew! That makes the train more than 3 miles long!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ray, that would not surprise me!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2017, 01:27
I just found this... https://youtu.be/FNQBoxdl9d8 ... aren't trains wonderful!
Frank L Croston.: Amazing! They are...Unless you are on the way to work!
I love that you caught the train, and our station in snow like this!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Elizabeth, I thought I should try, they are both iconic to Flagstaff.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Feb 2017, 05:04
Jolies couleurs dans ce paysage de neige.
Frank L Croston.: They show up well in the snow, Martine.
THAT is a brochure photo if ever there was one, Frank. You should submit it, seriously.
Frank L Croston.: I'll see what my business manager has to say. Thanks, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2017, 06:28
These figures put anything we have over here to shame - a fine image Frank
Frank L Croston.: I never cease to be amazed by them, Chris. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2017, 07:27
A wonderful sight. The stone looks beautiful in its own right but with the snow and the colour of the locatives makes the whole scene even more spectacular.Whenever when I see trains like this, I always wonder just on the stress on the coupling on the first wagon; they have to hugely strong.

I was disappointed that Michael Portillo never showed us Flagstaff on his recent programme; he went to Williams (for the GCR, I suppose).
Frank L Croston.: It is a grand station, Alan, everything about these must be immensely strong! A shame he didn't stop off in Flag', but as you say he was heading for Williams.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 15 Feb 2017, 07:28
5 minutes of sheer delight for you, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Well, the front and the rear are ok, Elisabeth, the bit in-between can get a bit boring. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2017, 07:37
a picture like from old good days!
Frank L Croston.: Almost, Philine, you need steam for that!
This should be in a frame on the wall Frank. Cracking picture
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Bill. Glad you like it.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Feb 2017, 14:51
That's amazing, thank you to Ray for working out how long it is. You wouldn't have to be in a rush to get to the other side with that going by!
Frank L Croston.: I was hoping someone would work it out! Indeed, Anne, it can be frustrating if you catch one!
Frank L Croston.: The station really is nice, and unlike ours you can sit on there all day if you want to. there are from a 100 to 120 freight trains a day passing through, and, I think, 2 passenger trains, yes, only 2.
they stop for about 20min's morning and evening. I can usually hear them from home, they have a different engine noise and sound their horn when leaving, the freight trains aren't supposed to sound theirs in city limits unless its an emergency.
it takes powerful stuff to get these up the mountain Frank... they will drop off the rear trains after they reach the apex...
i saw the steam locomotives on display in the Canadian Rockies... and they make these diesel engines look like toys...

i come from a family of railroaders... and grew up next to a railway yard....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Some of those old loco's are huge! I worked on the railways in my teens, i've never forgotten it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Feb 2017, 16:02
What a place. One can spend considerable time here, with the camera. Lovely snow shot.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Louis.
The station complements the train nicely.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Larry, glad you think so.

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