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BNSF Transfer Job Y- BIR103 passing through 27th Street Interlocking in Birmingham, Al. on their way to North Yard to interchange with NS before heading back to East Thomas Yard
Date: 2/12/2012 Location: Birmingham, AL   Map Show Birmingham on a rail map Views: 367 Collection Of:   William H. Davis Jr.
Locomotives: BNSF 1596(SD40-2) BNSF 1879(SD40-2)    Author:  william davis
BNSF Transfer
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Name Type Comments Date
Bradley Bates General Nice shot, how did you get down here? 2/12/2012 11:03:21 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks Bradley, I drive in when I hear the train coming, I try to time it where I drive in as the train is coming so I can hop out & get my shot, then get right back in my vehicle & get out of there, NS special agents don't want you to trespass at 27th Street, but if I don't see any special agents around I'll drive in to get my shot & drive right back out, I don't like staying there because you'll get reported by some of the employees & you'll be a sitting duck for the special agents to run you out of there, I've been run out from there several times by a few of the not so friendly special agents, but a few of them are friendly & will let you get your shot as long as you don't walk on or across any tracks, I usually don't see special agents on weekends, but weekdays they're around, I use the railroad access road that goes alongside NS from 32nd Street down to 24th Street, got to watch out for special agents, debris that might give you a flat, & even transients that might try to rob you 2/13/2012 5:25:27 AM
Fred Stuckmann General Nice shot. 2/13/2012 8:00:57 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks Fred 2/13/2012 8:04:16 AM
John Danielson General Good shot and thanks for getting it! 2/13/2012 4:48:28 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks John & you're welcome, I like getting this shot when I can, but most of the time I can't because special agents will be on you like flies on you know what 2/13/2012 5:08:03 PM
Olaf Junges General Fantastic shot and an interesting report as you came to this picture! 2/14/2012 2:00:05 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks Olaf 2/14/2012 2:06:33 PM
Alex Vaughn General Nice shot. 2/14/2012 2:44:16 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Thanks Alex 2/14/2012 2:46:59 PM
Robert Farkas General The curve, signals, and background make this fascinating. 2/15/2012 9:40:35 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General You're right, I really like getting this shot when I can 2/15/2012 9:46:47 PM

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