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La Plata Spring Railfan Event 2015 Day 2 4/6/2015



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. My day started early and I put the corrections Elizabeth sent me from yesterday's story. I then had breakfast in the lobby of the Depot Inn & Suites before returnimg to the Pullman Suite where I got year 2012 back on my 2011-Present trip page on my web site and then started on 2011. I met Jim in the lobby at 9:25 AM and we drove over to the old bridge west of Gibbs.









BNSF 7283 East at the old bridge west of Gibbs.







Amtrak's Southwest Chief Train 4 at the old bridge west of Gibbs. On the rear was the Pacific Sands, Silver Splendor and the Tioga Pass with Norman Orfall on the rear platform of his car. It is always good to see Norm out and about.











BNSF 9615 East at the old bridge west of Gibbs. We returned to La Plata and I dropped Jim off at the Chris Guenzler Million Mile Lookout Point and I went back to the Depot Inn & Suites to wait for John Green to arrive. Maria fixed the TV in the Pullman Suite to play DVDs and then I finished up the 2011 stories so that job is all done. John checked in and we drove out to the Lookout Point to pick up Jim and we headed east to the old bridge out at Rutledge.





We just missed the westbound train.





A BNSF train was disabled on Main Track 2 really cutting down the photo angles.







BNSF 8230 West at the old bridge west of Rutledge.







BNSF 5002 West at the old bridge west of Rutledge. From here we headed back to the old bridge west of Baring.





Another end of an auto rack train.









Union Pacific 4632 West at the old bridge west of Baring.









BNSF 7766 West at the old bridge west of Baring. From here we drove over to the Route P Bridge.





The Dead Animal Tour continues at the Route P Bridge. This is a joke for Christy Walker!





We have a green signal and you all know what that means!







BNSF 8064 East at the Route P Bridge. From here we drove to the Route J grade crossing.









BNSF 7189 West at the Route J grade crossing. We then drove to Colton's Steakhouse where I had a good steak dinner. We returned to the Depot Inn & Suites where I wrote the story before I relaxed the evening away.



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