SOO Line locomotive on BN empty coal train at Memphis, TX

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SOO Line locomotive on BN empty coal train at Memphis, TX

The power on train QQ051 has run around its train so the crew could get something to eat in Memphis on July 17, 1992. The train has engines 5019, 7145, 5529, and SOO 6048. If you look closely, you can see the ETD on the rear of the empty train and if you look to the right you can see the headlight of the approaching loaded train. Pardon me for being on the shadow side, but I wanted to catch the meet on video. You can see the headlight of the approaching train. After a loaded train goes by, the crew will run back up the siding to get onto the other end of its train. The crew will be careful to make sure that all of the switches are lined back to the main track before leaving town. At this time it was dark territory from Trinidad, Colorado all the way to Estelline, Texas. All switches had to be lined by hand. In 1992, I saw the first evidence of CTC being installed.

SOO Line locomotive on BN empty coal train at Memphis, TX