By B. Smith
Lunch was good. Tia’s has an original, carna asada tacos, that keeps the WP crews always coming back for more. (Click here to see Part 1.)
Okay, first thing is to get the three empties coupled together.
And the four car train pulls ahead. All that’s left to get the caboose and spot that B&O box car.
Don’t couple into the caboose too hard, that’s the conductor standing by it and that caboose is his pride and joy.
Now we can again back down the Drill Tex spur, this time to spot their loaded box car.
All the way to the end of the spur.
The four car train pulls out of the Drill Tex spur, all local work completed. (You can actually see the angle bars I spent all morning installing on the rails!)
Line the spur switch, do an air test, and head back north to the WP main and on to the Elko, Nevada yard where the train ties up. Hopefully, mainline trains won’t cause too much of a delay and the crew can get an early quit. One load, three empties will mean the train can make track speed.