Friday, July 23, 2010
Are You Lost?
I was in Phoenix, Arizona this week, and took some time on the evening of July 20 to visit BNSF's Mobest Yard and see what was there. There was a big surprise.
CP 9508 was sure far from home!
There was plenty of more usual power in the yard.
BNSF sure has a lot of these GP39-2 engines around in Phoenix.
It's hard to take decent photos of units in the yard, given the clutter in the foreground. I suppose if you trespassed you could get better shots, but of course I was not doing that - nor do I recommend it. A private security truck showed up as I finished my shots, and the driver gave me a hard look as he entered the yard property. I was not concerned, as I was on public property at the edge of the road, outside the fence. But it's obvious that BNSF is (rightly) concerned about trespassers.
As I was driving a little north of the yard, I noticed a southbound freight coming to the yard. I found a spot to film them and took this little video with my Canon T1i.