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    • August 11, 2013 10:09 PM EDT
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      Well, we completed another weekend of Operations on the Bluestone Southern...    Temps were in the mid 80's, and I do believe the Dew points were just as high...


      Was a good weekend, 20 trains run on Saturday and  16 trains run on Sunday...

      Thanks to all who helped and Operated...   :)


      Am beat, so pictures will be forecoming in the next few days....

           

    • August 12, 2013 6:39 PM EDT
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      OK, pictures are in:

      Amtrak as it departs Evansville, heading Northbound to Chicago:






      Autoracks heading Northbound to Chicago:








      Amtrack running thru the Bluefield Yards:




      Coal train heading North to the Mines:





      Working the Industrial Yard:






       



         
          
         
         
        

      This post was edited by Jane Clarke at August 12, 2013 6:58 PM EDT
    • August 12, 2013 7:14 PM EDT
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      Mixed Freight crossing the Sparta Subdivison bridge Heading south to Evansville:





      Mixed freight running Northbound:
         

       


      Overall shots showing some traffic on the railroad:




         




      EVWR Local train working Woodlawn:











      This post was edited by Jane Clarke at August 12, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
    • August 12, 2013 7:22 PM EDT
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      AN overall shot looking out over Evansville.  The Hilltop subdivision tracks are towards the top of the picture...   The gray area to the left is to be the Nashville Elevator yard track location...   the gray loop inside is the EVWR shortline roadbed...   tracks were onlt installed as far as the string of covered hoppers one can see down towrds the right just across the dry creek...




      The following picture is a shot over Evansville, looking first to Woodlawn and eventually up to Bluefield...  The blue canopy is sitting onver the Industrail Park location at Bluefield...





      It was Hot, so we had refreshments and a cool spot for the crews to rest and recover:





         
        

    • August 12, 2013 7:31 PM EDT
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      Dag! Miss one year and the RR doubles in size...................;)


      Nice shots. 

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      "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --Martin Luther King Jr

    • August 12, 2013 8:54 PM EDT
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      I corrected the duplicate shots....

      Ken, It's just a work in progress....   Of course, at my age, progress is real slow...  :) 

    • August 12, 2013 9:58 PM EDT
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      real nice r.r. and great plantings.

      Richard

    • August 13, 2013 1:49 PM EDT

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      Great pictures Andy, looks like you Guys and Gals had a blast.

      Nick

    • August 13, 2013 4:32 PM EDT
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      Wow Andy! That's a tremendous railroad.

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    • August 13, 2013 7:22 PM EDT
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      Thanks guys...   It was a wonderful weekend...   Trains, and good friends....   What more could one ask for....   Well, OK, the humidity could have been lower....     Was hot and humid, but not near as hot as it could have been for August.....

    • August 14, 2013 5:25 AM EDT
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      Nice report Andy and Jane. Looks like this operating season has been pretty good for you.

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