Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stacks and Snow

With Mrs. L4T feeling well enough for a drive, we headed over Staples way this afternoon to see what was out and about. There was a yard full of trains, including a westbound manifest behind a pair of GP types and some coal trains tucked in behind him.

I expected another westbound at any time, and he showed up while I was in the former Radio Shack in Staples trying to find some cheap RJ12 jacks for the Digitrax system. They didn't have any, and to top it off now I was behind the train. Luckily it was a stack train and wasn't going real fast so I managed to get ahead of him before the curve at Aldrich. West of there the nose light is gone. Here's the shot:

Last night's light snow was fairly fluffy and so every passing train stirred it up anew. We basically paced this train back to Wadena, and met two eastbound coal trains in the process. The poor light angle and setting sun were enough to discourage us from trying any other photos.

It's not much, but it's the best I can offer today.


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