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Comment by Chad Gustafson on May 11, 2017 at 10:23pm

Now that I watch the Black Point clip again, I do agree with you on it. 

Comment by Chad Gustafson on May 11, 2017 at 10:19pm

Guys, thanks for the complements. Dave,

The Brazos bridge didn't stay down, but went up about half way. We waited there for the train to come back across for about an hour. Some of the other railfans said that they've waited less than fifteen minutes on some cases and up to three hours in other cases. 

I think the Black Point crossing is somewhat a weird depth perception with the camera.... I definitely thought it was weird how close the train got before the gates went down watching and editing the clip but I don't remember having that thought when actually being there. 

Comment by Richard C. Brand on May 10, 2017 at 9:41am


I saw that too.  Trust the FRA doesn't monitor this site. 

Mark, don't let them peek ;-)

Comment by Dave S. on May 10, 2017 at 7:20am

Great video and great sound!  I love that horn too, plus the clickety-clack of jointed rails!

Did the Brazos bridge stay closed while 2009 was switching in Lombard?  How long was the wait before the train crossed the bridge again?  Not long, I'll bet.

At Black Point the train was going probably 5 MPH, but the gates at the crossing only provided about 5 seconds warning.  I think the standard is a minimum of 25 seconds warning.

Great editing and captioning too!

Comment by Richard C. Brand on May 9, 2017 at 11:06am

Chad- This is great capture.  So glad to hear the horn on that Genset again.

She sure is looking bright and clean given that she has been sitting out in the sun.

Thank you for posting.  Now if only the NWP had more traffic.

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