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Same Train, Different Day

November 14, 2017

I suspect that most railfans are pretty indifferent to Amtrak operations. If you’ve seen one Superliner trainset with 2 P42’s, you’ve seen them all right?

Then again, if equipment variety is your raison d’être, you’re probably in the wrong hobby. It’s 2017. If you’re lucky, you get to see all GE’s with a few ACe’s. If you’re not (BNSF transcon railfans), it’s all GE’s, all the time. (I do understand that one can travel the country tracking down old/rare/obscure operations, but that’s too much work for me  🙂 )

Anyhow, if variety doesn’t come to you, you can create variety with how/when/where you capture your images of the same stuff.

These shots of today’s Amtrak #2 are completely unremarkable equipment-wise. But upon learning via ATCS that the DS was routing it via the Sugar Land crossovers, I was able to create a different image, satisfying my desire to not make the same shots over and over.

Entering the crossover.

Clear of the speed restriction for the crossovers, the engineer opens the throttle to get back up to track speed for the remaining 30 miles to the Houston depot.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael Bludworth permalink
    November 14, 2017 12:28 pm

    good ideas! I also notice that the Sunset has been running with only 5 cars lately – cramming them in, I suppose.

  2. David H. Bingham permalink
    November 14, 2017 1:36 pm

    It appears the Sunset has been running with only one coach East of San Antonio, wondering how long this has been going on.? I sure miss the action between Sugar Land & the Amtrak station, it’s been 3 years since moving from Bellaire Blvd
    to Deer Park. 😯😣

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