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Posted By: Dewman, 02-13-2016, 05:28 PM

There is a large rail yard on the outskirts of the little town I live in and there's always lots of freight cars, but I had NEVER seen this many locomotives at one time!

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That's a lot of locomotives in there!
Never seen so many together.
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That's a lot of locomotives in there!
Never seen so many together.


Oh.... trust me! There was probably three times more than you can see in this photo, but I didn't have access to the end of the line unless I walked half a mile or more. I'd venture to say there was probably close to 75 - 80 of them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
I'd venture to say there was probably close to 75 - 80 of them.
Wow that's almost half the length of a full train here!

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Wow that's almost half the length of a full train here!

Maybe I'll drive out there tomorrow and if they're still there, I'll see if I can capture them from end to end. No doubt I'm gonna' need a haze filter though!
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Almost looks like the trick with mirrors where the image fades away into the vanishing point. Nice.


And look likes the rails have seen better days too.
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Perhaps it was a free wash your train day...
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Perhaps it was a free wash your train day..
Gotta love the idea.

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Gotta love the idea.
Not if your the bloke with bucket and sponge.
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Is there some sort of maintenance facility there? It's need to see so many engines in one place. When I lived out west I loved seeing those Union Pacific colors coming across the prairie, or silhouetted against the Rockies. I once drove to North Platte, Nebraska just to check out the hump yard there. I never stopped being train crazy.
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That's a lot of locomotives in one spot... ya gotta love it if you're a train buff!
Nice shot!
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Are they new ? Wonder if it was the arrival of a number of new locomotives all connected. Great shot....of a paragon of power.
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Is there some sort of maintenance facility there? It's need to see so many engines in one place. When I lived out west I loved seeing those Union Pacific colors coming across the prairie, or silhouetted against the Rockies. I once drove to North Platte, Nebraska just to check out the hump yard there. I never stopped being train crazy.

Yeah, it's a maintenance facility and a central location for sorting and assembling freight cars full of goods coming from the west and heading east or south. Kind of a "central hub," I guess you'd call it. There's always a lot of activity there. Plus, there's a huge diesel locomotive manufacturing facility in Boise, about 25 miles away.


If you like trains, here's a shot I took a couple of years ago that you might like.

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Are they new ? Wonder if it was the arrival of a number of new locomotives all connected. Great shot....of a paragon of power.

No, they weren't new. I don't know why there were so many there. I've never seen so many locomotives..... usually lots of freight cars, but jeez.... that's a LOT of locomotives to be sitting idle, eh?

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