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Washout in Marias Pass by classictrains Washout in Marias Pass by classictrains
This is a companion photo to the station shot at East Glacier.

Here I'm riding GN's Western Star up the east side of Marias Pass in the rain. It's September 1965 and there is a construction crew working on replacing a bridge washed out in the Spring snowmelt.

Look at the old heavyweight clerestory style RPO car... second back from the engines.

I've always wanted to try and find this and a few other spots I have pictures of in MSTS and take a screen shot.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :)
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Doggone full time jobs will get you every time.

Reminds me of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Do you know where that was filmed? Is there really that long of a section where trains can't communicate? Probably not any more, but at one time maybe.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
I really don't know.
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy moly, that's a lot of locos for a passenger train! Were they worried about breakdowns or something? Or just a power move? :?
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classictrains Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
They are climbing the hill to the Continental Divide Patrick... sharp curves and steep grades.
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I see now. :slow: I should've known.
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NightShooter Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Might you know which sleeper is just ahead of your car? It looks like it might be a 7-1-4-3 "River" series ...

Thanks,

* JB *
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classictrains Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Sorry JB... was looking at scenery and F-units and just having a plain old good time!
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deke8706 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
GOTTA LOVE GN!!!

Would you happen to have shots that include GN car names after 1968? Or BN passenger cars? I'm trying to nail down what cars made it into Big Sky Blue, what cars were still in Empire Builder at the time of merger, and what cars made it into Cascade Green before Amtrak came along.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Nope. Sorry. 1968 was my peak year for RR pix. Got a full time job after that with squat for vacation.
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