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Only Jeans I buy are 501 shrink to fit Levi's. They seem to be the only ones that sit comfortably under my belly. Tried many brand including Lee,Big Bill,Carhartts,Dickies,even Wranglers. None can match the waist fitting 501"s for my belly. This is actually a good BNSF topic. For as many times as they have fucked us in the back pocket department.

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Same here. No real 'belly' though. They fit and wash and dry and really don't shrink much at all! But the damn things are becoming pricey last couple years! Lees are cheaper, but the zipper thing... Nah! Button fly's the way ta go!



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So since the Sun was out and all the sporting events that I cared about were over Sunday
I had the urge to take pictures of something other than Sunflowers/Squirrels/birds and so
that would be BNSF action in Everett. Railroad action in a current time-warp of the same
thing every day going on a few years now. Believe it or not I've seen BNSF 9100 3-times
on different occasions passing thru Everett. Seems these coal trains can keeps the same
power lashup for many "loops" of the mine to the port and back to the mine and back to the port.
Thats quite a big loop of about 3k miles. Since BNSF started I've never been able to guess
the power on any train as its a "free-flow" as there is no clear assignment of power.
Everett for sure is the capital of the last runs of many locomotive types. Everett needs
to have the last of the GP's for branchline use. So the bottom of the pile of running locomotives
end up at Everett. So the first train of the day was EVEEVE (Everett to Everett) which had a train
for Interbay/Auburn/Tacoma. They come back to Everett with most likely cars destined for Sumas.
So this EVEEVE was a cleanout the roundhouse power on weekends lashup of SD60M-GP60B-SD60M-
GP38-2-GP38-2 and the challenge of getting up the Sealine. Next was getting a Roberts Bank coal train
coming over Steamboat Slough inbetween Everett and Marysville. Thanks to my photo program I was
able make some adjustments to picture quality. So a chance to double-back to Bayside and see an
empty grain train for Canada which is a new thing. So there are 3-trains awaiting new crews
at Bayside to go north. Northbound oil and northbound coal. The BNSF Bellingham Sub has been
transformed.



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Environmentalists force RR (2LARRCO) to pay... http://www.opb.org/news/article/coal-pollution-bnsf-environment-group-settle/

Uncle Warren says "Big deal. It's chump change!"



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So Christmas Day I managed to get pictures at Bellingham and Everett. Would of
have been a perfectly clear sky if it were for the "chemtrails on Christmas". Still mostly sunny
and I cutout early from xmas festivities and head home not before seeing if there was
that xmas gift BNSF power sitting at the BNSF depot and there was. Business not good
at BNSF Bellingham as there was a boxcar and 2-cabooses in the entire city limits.
So with some daylight left in the day I made a direct run back to Everett and see whats
sitting around that town on a Christmas Day. A Canada bound freight and a coal train were
waiting for new crews at Bayside. Just minutes later a thick fog descended ending my picture
taking day.



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So something I haven't done in quite a long time is get up "earlier" and get some morning shots
around Everett. January Sun angle a little tricky this time of day. Swing by Delta Yard facilities and
see BNSF 3034 GP40X back for another tour of duty. First time the 3034 was around was June 2012
through April 2013 then vanished. Havent seen an oil train on the Marsh tracks for a while as they
mostly go north from Bayside Yard these days. Thanks to digital cameras you can shoot right into the
sun and get good pictures. A picture of a busy Delta Yard from the north end in 2017. When I hired out
in 1973 Delta Yard only took up half this picture. Now Everett is a major terminal. Next is my efforts to
load-up on SeaLine pictures as there a lot of cleared space with the beginnings of a new industrial park
and many new places to get pictures from that don't exist before. Helps to monitor the railroad scanner
as I managed get in position to get these shots of the EVEALB (Everett-Albina Yd Portland) with a
100-0 manifest train creeping at 10-12mph up the SeaLine and go underneath I-5 in Everett.
Next a visit to Lowell where I just missed a "hoppers" east but there was another one ready to follow.
Amtrak #7 westbound Empire Builder was only 3hrs late today.



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Good book, goes back a few years.  [8 men in a boat]

U.  Wash 8 man rowing team.   Won at Berlin in 1936--available in large print



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Interesting during my senior year at Bellingham High School 1972 and on the football
team, I got several letters from UW with great interest of me being on the UW rowing team.
Rowing was the furthest thing in my mind when I was 18. Yes I was big and strong and
could put some "oomph" to a stroke of an oar but choose a different career path...RR worker.
The UW rowing program is still at the top/near to this very day.

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So its been almost a month and a half before a Saturday had half-way decent weather...
enough to go take some train pictures. I'm not a foamer but a railroad historian and need
to keep up dating railroad "history". So I decided Saturday afternoon that the weather/light
was good enough to "take a drive". I headed for Snohomish and heard on my rr scanner the
scanner going off in Monroe meaning I just might be in the right place at the right time as
I headed for Lowell. Dispatcher saying there will be a crew swap at East Lowell with an empty
coal train. So I like when trains stand still...better pictures. So the "vehicle train" had Boeing
cars on the point for setout at Mukilteo. Have to say these are my first pictures of pre-assembled
737 fusealages on flatcars. Pretty amazing as they passed by and I was thinking "people will be
riding in these things" in the not too distant future. So the meet with the empty coal train just
happened to have 5-units up front and a DPU not pictured. Shot quite a few pictures at Lowell
Saturday but that's the nice thing about digital cameras as you shoot away with no worries.
What isn't good you just delete. So there was an empty oil at Delta waiting to go east. So over
to Bayside Yard where it was "clogged" with northbounds. One parked at MP 36 just underneath
the Marine View Drive bridge. A manifest and coal train parked north yard and an oil train pulled
up snug just several cars short of the manifest train. Reason for the stack-up is tie-gang work
on the BNSF Bellingham Sub between Silvana and Stanwood even on a Saturday. So it will be
very busy night on the BNSF Bham for sure.



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Pretty good pics Krink! Thanks for posting 'em! Kinda enjoy knowing they're keeping the boys hopping and busy! That always helps us old farts maintain a sense of financial security!



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So the last previous "good day for a drive" was January 21st. Trains everywhere in Everett.
So since there was enough of them in town to be a topic I sorted these pictures from the pack.
Everett is the "convergence zone" for oil trains loaded/empty. Having 2-empty oil trains waiting
to go east and 2-loaded oil trains waiting to go north at Bayside Yard. This is pretty much happens
every day here at certain times but can be "continuous" all day/night. The loaded oil going to
Anacortes/Fidalgo and ARCO at Cherry Point. The empties go Stevens Pass to North Dakota.
The oil train is very long and uniform always makes for a good picture. Always has modern horsepower
and DPU's. Its still a "new" thing in the history of railroad traffic in the GPNW.



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So I'm way behind in my postings in Everett as my trips into Everett to get Ida-logs
has been productive with many new pictures. So I pick an empty oil train from April 15th.
Since Everett is "DPU Central" and every coal/oil train has DPU's as a rail photographer
you hope the DPU's are facing towards you so you can create your "own story" as if you
saw one train or two. "A coal/oil train in reverse" is like a new/different train. Interesting
times where more than half the trains through Everett have DPU's. Seen so many DPU's
"nose to train"...good chance to see what "long end forward looks like today". So as a MIR
sidenote...picture 2 of BNSF 7057 East shows a good look of idler car BNSF 808087 with a
tree branch on its roof/top. I couldn't believe it...the tree branch is still there. I got a shot
of the same empty oil train with the same BNSF 808087 idler with different motive power
from January 15th. So that oil train set has made 12-15 trips in 3-months and no amount
of wind is going to blow the tree branch off. The car doesn't have ladders to the roof so I
guess it will be there until it rots. So here's following an empty oil train through Everett to
Lowell where it will head to ND/SD for more oil.



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So Sunday after Jimmie Johnson drove to victory lane I drove into Everett with some
great late afternoon sun. Everett is a busy place. Remember back to my clerks job at
the Everett Depot where I remember 5 trains in town at once in various stages of passing
through or doing work. So being a Everett railroad historian I've been needing to see/find
some more locations to make my works more complete. Which takes me back to "ground
central"...the GN/BN/BNSF Everett Depot and the "Hi-Line and Low-line". Actually there is
not much altitude difference maybe 15ft...enough to build a bridge over...the end of Hewitt Ave.
This bridge/overpass got clobbered 6-times a year from too-high trucks for as long as the
street was open to traffic. That finally came to an end 10-yrs ago. So taking pictures at the
BNSF Depot today is risky as no-trespassing signs everywhere. There is a public garden at
south end of the depot you could get a few pictures from but the view not that great.
So I tried the Lowline views which are part of the Port of Everett complex but there is
public parking and a trail that runs along the BNSF to the beach that I have yet to explore.
So it was kind of like old times watching trains moving in different directions at the same time.
So when I got to this location the PASVBC came to a stop and conductor came down from the cab
and made the slowest walk I've ever seen to line up the switch and back. Then the train crawled
past me. I was hoping this train was going to clear my POV cuz I knew there was WB stack coming
out the west end of the Everett Tunnel and I got a decent view. Everything worked out perfect as
I got the WB stack coming out of Everett Tunnel and crossing the Hewitt Ave Bridge just past the trees
is the BNSF Everett Depot. Then as the WB stack still passing by on the High-line a northbound
loaded coal train coming up the Lowline passing simo. This is big-time railroading and a fun way to
spend 15-minutes. Hope to get more from this location soon.



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