|Canadian Pacific 7304 in D&H Lightning Stripe shoots out of the Bluff control point shortly after 8 am heading North on May 5.|
5/4/2016 So I did some "Railroad Rambling" this morning. I have been busy and haven't had much time for railfanning lately, time and hobbies, all in balance.
However I had an itch, and the cure, more cowbell... err, nope, something big with a powerful prime mover about 2,000 HP and capable of about 61,000 lbs of tractive effort.
Turns out that was easy to get.
|After making the Sunset Ave. crossing D&H 7304 proceeds North heading into Plattsburgh on its way as Canadian Pacific local D11 going to Rouses Pt.|
This has been my first look at any BART equipment, so I think it was cool.
After sightseeing the Bay Area from the luxury of Plattsburgh I heard on the radio 7304 as Plattsburgh local D11 had to make a run up to Rouses Pt. and make a pick up at Champlain Plastics.
This was my opportunity to make a catch I've desired, at a crossing I haven't been to since winter set in, a little side street called Sunset Ave.
Arriving at Sunset Ave. I was caught off guard as the 7304 made better time than I anticipated, she was coming hot out of the control point at 165. It was only a minute after 8 am, and I was not disappointed. Coming up the tracks was 7304 running light power, pouring out an impressive amount of exhaust. She left a nice cloud and was working for the title of "honorary ALCO"
I certainly would have enjoyed a nice chase to Rouses Point, but time not entirely being on my side I abstained.
However I was completely happy with my catch, and even had the excuse to make a HeritageUnits.com report.
|A Bay Area Rapid Transit car appears ready to ship out from Bombardier Transportation in Plattsburgh, NY on May 5.|