by GN 599
GOLDEN-ARM wrote:Where I'm at now, there is actually a lot of "street running", with todays trip, caught on my cell phone. At Junction City, Oregon, we run about 15 blocks, down the middle of the street. At Harrisburg, it's about 18 blocks. In Albany, it's a half a mile, then at Salem, about half a mile, again. Here's some shots, from the run, taken every 2 blocks, from start to finish. Enjoy........I know youre an old head GA but I got to do that street running first he he he. One thing I dont miss is having to fight traffic in Salem while messin with those submarine switches. One time in Junction City we had to wait for a parade. I remember having to shove from that feed mill in Harrisburg (cant remember the name) in the middle of one of those foggy valley nights and having to have the engineer plug em because some idiot in their car would try to beat us to the next block. Then there was the time in Salem a drunk driver crashed into the side of the engine and knocked the sight glass out, there was fuel all over the street! Oh lets see one of my collegues that now works in Vancouver has the nickname ''lemon head'' because while switching in Salem a car of teenagers threw a bunch of lemons at him and the helper. One of the lemons of course hit him in the side of the head. I wasnt there firsthand but we all heard about it the next day. If you are ever in Eugene golden arm, where the end of track is at Garfield street if you look straight down 5th street you can see where the tracks ran all of the way down to the Oregon Electric station. Its a restraunt now, I liked the food and the building is in awesome shape. I reccomend it. Yeah I sure miss it up there, I hate to see another company working ''my jobs'' but its better than no railroad at all. So I say enjoy.
The second to the last shot, shows a van, who thought he was bigger than a train. He decided against trying to push his way past us, and quickly pulled into the curb.................
What a long strange trip its been.