Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Trane Pix!

Well, it's winding down... The Sugar Harvest Season that is... Only a few more weeks to go. It's seems like only yesterday I was itching to get back to work, now all I'm looking forward to is the end.

Here's some photos I've taken over the last several days for your enjoyment! Above is a shot from the nose of my locomotive as we were waiting for a few more cars to be loaded with fresh sugar cane...
A Cane Loading "Elevator", where the harvest crews load our rail cars with freshly cut raw sugar cane.
A Scene from out my window on the locomotive as I was pulling out twenty loaded cars from the above pictured elevator, just as the sun was coming up.
A "Hot Box"... The older cars in our fleet still have old "Friction Bearing" journals, and frequently they'll overheat, sometimes catching the whole care on fire. The sides have wooden slats, and they'll go up like dry kindling.

Another sunrise from the cab as we were waiting permission to enter the yard with our loads... Florida has some fantastic sunrises!

Hope this holds you all over until I have the energy to actually write something!

Copyright 2010 Thomas J Wolfenden


Mushy said...

Interesting about the smoking brake.

Speaking of train photos, check out a post on my blog...Joe Davis' Railroad Collection!

It was a cool day.

Just telling it like it is said...

Very beautiful I hope you do get some rest...and then move on to the next adventure

honkeie2 said...

Love the pics! I thought hot box was a reference to a bunch of kids in a car with the windows rolled up smoking weed.....who knew it was a real term lol

Skitzo Leezra Studio said...

I thought hot box was . . .
Why do you spell Trane like the air conditioner instead of Train? Is it so stoopid people won't find the link?


I am liking the look of Florida more and more! Put.the.kettle.on!!

tsduff said...

Your photos are fabulous - especially like the one out your Engine window. You've still got it Tom :)