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La Plata Spring Railfan Event 2015 Day 1 4/5/2015



by Chris Guenzler



We are dedicating the La Plata Spring Railfan Event 2015 to the memory of Winston Walker. We wish you were here with us and you are truly missed. I met Jim in the lobby at 6:00 AM and we drove out to Orrick, passing a Wabash caboose and found our way out to the Santa Fe Bridge that I did my One Millionth Rail Mile on. This is my first time ever visiting this spot to photograph trains crossing the bridge. We did not have long to wait.













Amtrak's Southwest Chief train 4 crossed the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley.





Next BNSF 8264 West came to a stop. This is one of the biggest bottlenecks on the entire BNSF railroad.













Union Pacific 4226 East crossed the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley.















BNSF 8264 West crossed the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley.





Jim Choiniere and his camera gear at the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley.











Citirail 1287 West at the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley.









BNSF 8325 West at the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley.







BNSF 6814 West at the Santa Fe Railroad Missouri River Bridge just east of Sibley. This was our last train here.



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